Mind the Gap: The Place Where the Magic Happens
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Today I am so excited to share a concept that is perfect for the holiday season.
I am going to show you where the magic happens.
Today I am so excited to share a concept that is perfect for the holiday season. I am going to share with you the key to magic in the real world. Guess what? You don't have to live on 34th St. and trust me, this is bigger than Santa.
Real magic, the secret, indefinable 'wonderful' of life exists within what I like to call 'the gap'. The gap is the space between. Between what? EVERYTHING. You'll be amazed what we are going to find in there - so, as our title today says, "Mind the Gap"! Pay attention; it's kind of a big deal. It will make your head spin faster than a london train whipping out of the station. But also, really put your mind toward these concepts and the ramifications, the complexity and the ubiquitousness of the magic that is the gap.
This is a HUGE topic. For clarity - and in the interest of time, I'm going to break our discussion into 3 parts: Today we will examine the Personal Level. This is the gap on the individual scale. Then, over the next two weeks we will branch out to the other 2 parts that reach beyond to those around us (Social) and humanity as a whole (Universal).
Let's start small. I call the individual level the Personal Level. This can be broken down into two pieces: the Elemental Gap and the Fundamental Gap.
Elemental Gap On an elemental level, we are alive because of the gap. Contrary to how we generally see the world, science tells us that true 'solids', in the way that we think of them, do not exist. Not our skin, nor our eyeballs, nor our bones. We are actually a collection of space - much more space than matter. In fact, far less than one one hundredth of a percent of an atom is true mass. The rest, the other 99.999999% is the gap, that space between the nucleus and the electrons. So what are we made of then? That space is basically charged energy. Wait. Take that in: we are made up almost completely of charged energy that fills the space between. Even on the minute level of one atom, if that tiny gap is so full and active, the subsequently larger gaps are at least equally so. These atoms live next to each other and bond together, all humming and vibrating their little energetic gaps together.
We benefit from the Elemental Gap throughout our bodies. The gaps in your lungs give you breath. The gap in your eye between your lens and retina actually makes you able to see the world around you. The gap is also the space between neurons, that synapse that must be connected in order to tell our other cells to move or breathe or further, to form a thought or entertain an idea. And wait, this synapse is bridged by...charged energy, the elemental piece of the magic that is/exists within the gap - do you see a pattern here? The neural gap is a special kind of gap because of its relation to thought. It is the bridge between the two types of Personal Gaps. It is at once physical and psychological; it is the link between the Elemental and the Fundamental Gaps. The magic of this particular gap is that when the synapse is jumped, we gain thought, insight, feelings and consciousness.
Fundamental Gap The other half of the Personal Level is the Fundamental Gap. This is that figurative, psychological jump from neuron to neuron that makes us us who we are. It is the very thing that gives each of us our own magic je ne sais quoi and makes each of us indefinably, fascinatingly human. This gap is the gleam in our eyes, the velvet in our voices and the spark in our touch that cannot be explained on paper or with a math equation. It is our essence and the quirks that we possess that are more than our biology. The Fundamental Gap is the infinitely potential space between existence and awareness. It is that something extra that happens somewhere between our cells and our selves.
The magic of our individual personality exists smack in the middle of the Fundamental Gap. It is the home of our emotions, our experiences and ultimately the bliss that we find as we interpret the people and world around us. Also a part of the Fundamental Gap is the space between where we are and where we want to be, what we have and what we dream, our reality and our potential. (In case you missed my previous post, entelechy is a key piece of this.)
As you pause your momentum over the next few weeks to close out one year and begin another, take account of how you will fill the gap between the two with intention for where you will direct your Personal Gaps. What will you do with your Elemental energy and what will you achieve with your Fundamental potential?
The gap is wide open; fill it with your own brand of magic.
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