Your Blank Page


Each morning is a blank page on which all of us get the opportunity to write our life story. And as a blank page, there’s an inherent message – you get to choose what you want to write. Also, because none of us exists in a vacuum, pieces and parts of our already and ongoing narrative will need to be incorporated. It’s in these details that our active creative spirit must be engaged, otherwise we’re letting our outer circumstances dictate our personal narrative, a surefire way to misery and a great deal of personal suffering. Oh, I’ve suffered a lot, so far be it for me to throw a rock in this glass house. I’m just a simple messenger, back from the frontlines of life to share with you what I’ve learned.

Taking hold of our daily personal narrative is absolutely an art form because it’s so easy to strangle it by trying to control it.

But our life story is a lot like a wave in the ocean, we have to learn how to work in tandem with the powers of mother nature, or in the case of our narrative, with the universal flow or we tend to get crushed. Fate and destiny play a part in our story as well. Our entelechy, etched into our souls, will endeavor to unfold us in every moment, and to the extend that we partner with this innate and internal force of our becoming, is the extent to which we thrive.

For me, writing has a transformative and often healing nature to it. Having this awareness, which I’ve tested for and on myself over many years, has supported me in being an active participant in the personal narrative of my own life. I write out my visions. I write the details of my dreams. I write my intentions. And I write descriptively, filling each line with the most specific details I can think of, and once that’s done, I know deep in my heart that I am now an active partner with the great forces of the universe.

This is the co-creative element of writing your new narrative, an action, that should you decide to experiment with it, will require your full participation.

But here’s the thing, creating can be so much fun, messy at times for sure, but think of what comes out of creating – babies, art, a new home or business – all are birthed from our creative life force, and actively writing our narrative makes us the co-designers of our lives, partnering with the universe as we create each of our days anew, and over time the chapters and ultimately the book of our lives.

I know not everyone sees their lives as a blank page just waiting for the details, and that’s okay. If you are someone who does, or if you’re someone who’s curious to try this out, take a little time in the quiet hours of your morning or late in the evening, and write out what you see for yourself. You could focus on new work you’d like to do. You could write about a relationship you’re wanting to create. Or maybe you’re wanting to improve your health. What would that look like? Write it out. And don’t leave any detail unturned. Try to think of everything you’d do and experience if you were to be the healthiest you you could be. I have found that when I do this it’s like writing a map for where I’d like to go.

What will you write on your blank page today? The choice is, I believe, yours. Write away, have fun, and see where it takes you. Personally, I can’t wait to see.


Barry Alden Clark is a writer and professional life coach. His work is focused on helping people live their best lives by acting as a guide for them to connect more deeply with their internal life force where creativity, purpose, and true freedom reside, while using humor, compassion, and kindness as hallmarks for the process of personal evolution. Recently Barry published his first book, “Living Life Now: Ingredients for Thriving In The Modern World,” now available on Amazon, and launched his new podcast “Living Life Now,” available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Music. You can reach Barry at www.barryaldenclark.com.

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