Trust the blank page

It knows more than you do.

Artists have a phrase I like.

“Trust the soup.”

They use it to tell themselves that everything they are seeking is in the process.

I came up with a writer’s version: trust the blank page.

Let it guide you.

All you need to do is sit down in the morning, open the blank page — or wherever you left off the day before — and trust it. Let the blank page and the blinking cursor point you towards what you want to say, or write, or do.

Don’t think. Don’t push. Don’t try.

Trust the page.

Writing is a practice. And any spiritual practice requires a dose of blind faith.

Put your blind faith in the page.

It knows more than you do.

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