High Coo – September 4 – What Blank Slate?


Are we a blank state? I disagree, there is no blank slate.  We never start with nothing since we are all composites of what came before us. Today is the continuation of yesterday. My brain is a collection of neurons and the synapses that result.  This moment is filled with energy from multiple sources.

As I sit here behind a laptop computer, I see a backyard with a row of beauty berry bushes attracting birds and many trees with squirrel nests and waving branches from the breeze blowing through and…..

In this office there are many books, pictures on the shelves, more pictures on the walls, a desk, two small file cabinets, three musical instruments and a music stand close by.

How many objects are needed for inspiration?  Actually, none.  Inspiration is our life force; we can’t help but think and ponder and dream and create and….. 

We are co-creators in this cosmos.  We are holograms of the life spark. We are “chips off the old block” and the Big Bang keeps banging away. Inspiration, change, creation are all words for the same thing: life

As long as we keep breathing, we keep thinking, I think. I’m curious – what are you thinking right now?

Today’s haiku: What Blank Slate?

Blessed by ancestors

energy continues to

stimulate action


3 thoughts on “High Coo – September 4 – What Blank Slate?

    1. Patrick Cole Post author

      Love your provocative questions, Dr B. I’m agnostic about reincarnation but do subscribe to Carl Jung’s theories on archetypes AND the genetic and cultural inheritances we receive at birth.

      Also, I was fortunate to attend a workshop on “deconstructing the self” which really opened my eyes to the fact that what I thought was unique to me was really a cultural experience held by many others. What we don’t inherit we quickly acquire (i.e., not nature versus nurture but nature and nurture).



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