The Blank Slate

As you see, bolder formatting is temporarily gone from this site. I’ve stripped it down while making changes, but also to symbolize my current state.

In meditation this morning, the theme of faith arose. Unkind thoughts were present – an argument I’ve been having with someone for as long as I can remember… feelings of injustice, betrayal, silencing. But, rather than get deeper into the argument, I could see how it had affected my trust levels in relationships, and how much of ‘me’ it had defined.

I would say, “I’d let it define”, but that wouldn’t be accurate. It is more like, my quest to resolve or escape it has, both knowingly and unknowingly, defined key interpretations.

As can happen in meditation, I could experience the argument as an object of attention, one of various, a wheel spinning off in the corner somewhere, bigger or smaller, taking up more or less space. And I could ask, “Help me let this go.”

Who was I asking? Who was the I, asking? Worthwhile questions, but distractions in this context, because more important is the asking itself and the imagining… the feeling of the possibility of that wheel no longer spinning so fast, defining so much.

I think this imagining, at the point at which ‘I’ runs out, or intersects, is faith, and where across religious/spiritual disciplines and schools of thought, there may mustard seed sized agreement. It is a bit like a blank slate itself.

Published by Stephanie Beth Currier

I write about virtual worlds, meditation, inquiry, and play!

2 thoughts on “The Blank Slate

  1. β€œ the feeling of the possibility of that wheel no longer spinning so fast”: I see you Stephanie πŸ™πŸΌ So calm and collected and organized adventurer in multiple realms and parallel corridors! Happy New Chinese Year! πŸ₯°

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    1. Happy Chinese New Year! The first month of the year zipped by too fast. Not enough time in the corridors, perhaps. πŸ˜‰

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