This is a verse from a famous section of Tao te ching, written by Lao Tse, thousands years ago. And yet so actual.
Here you are one of my firsts writing on coaching, just months after finishing (2008) what was to become the best coaching training in Romania - ”Coaching Fundamentals”, designed and held by Alain Cardon, MCC.
What amazed me in terms of efficiency in coaching process was the silence tool - a sort of emptiness, but not the sort that frighten us, or the one which blame us for. It is a ”quality silence”, an empathetic, respectful, and, by all means, acknowledging clients potential and securing a place to be in a natural form, with her/his innate capabilities to live her/his life.
Scientists discovered, decades before, that an amputated limb is still perceived by the brain as being there, as well as a cut part of a leaf is still at its place, as we can see in this Kirlian effect picture:
Maybe you will overlook the subtitle and you will read – through a more used filter – “Chinese pinching”. That's wonderful! You just learned something else about yourself, you had the opportunity to leave the inner voice to talk, you made one more step towards that Gauguin’s “Where are we going?”, he himself given to the Chinese space, via Tahiti.
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Silence is the sine qua non request for attention, focus, learning, GROWing.