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Embracing the Silent Gaps (Gene Key & Hexagram 24 Theme)

Updated: Apr 30

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it's easy to get swept away by the relentless pace, constantly moving from one task to the next without pausing to catch our breath. Yet, amidst the chaos, there lies a profound wisdom in the ancient hexagram 24 of returning, reminding us to return to our true nature by letting go of what we are not. In the journey of life, there are moments when we need to hit the brakes, to pause and embrace the silent gaps that occur naturally. These moments of silence and stillness are not to be feared or avoided but rather cherished as opportunities for introspection and renewal. It is in these silent gaps that we find the space to reconnect with ourselves, to realign with our most resonant desires and values. When we allow ourselves to sit with the discomfort of silence, we create room for clarity and insight to emerge. Yet, all too often, we numb out the silence, drowning it out with distractions or rushing past it in our eagerness to move on to the next project or goal. In doing so, we miss out on the opportunity for growth and transformation that these moments of stillness afford us. To move at the speed of staying aligned is to cultivate a mindful awareness of the present moment, to be fully present and engaged with whatever arises, whether it be joy or sorrow, success or failure. It is to embrace the ebb and flow of life with an open heart and a receptive mind. It is through experience of burnout that I share with humility the need to move slower amidst this fast evolving world. In slowing down and honoring the silent gaps, we create space for innovation and creativity to flourish. It is in these moments of stillness that we can tap into our deepest reservoirs of inspiration and invent new ways of being in the world.


So let us soak in the wisdom of Gene Key 24 and return to our true nature by embracing the silent gaps that punctuate our lives. Let us move at the speed of staying aligned, honouring the rhythms of our own hearts and the whispers of our souls. In doing so, we may discover a path of greater meaning and fulfillment, one that leads us ever closer to our most authentic selves.




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