Today I want to share this extract from the PBS stream of Stephen Hawking’s “Genius”.
“Given the right environment and conditions we cannot fail to grow.
Life cannot not grow. Everything is the universe follows this rule. From a cell to a fungus, to a worm, to ourselves. Just think about it. When we fail to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually there is something that is holding us back or containing us.
With mindfulness meditation and self inquiry we can start to tune into ourselves and the environment that can support our growth.
Luckily we can create our environment. We aren’t plants or simple life formations, we have the ability to think envision and create.
I see Buddhist monks in monasteries cut off from the modern world where the seeds of meditation and spirituality are planted and grown in just the right environment.
To aspire to be like this, in this culture and society may not be possible. In this environment we can grow in a different way.
To allow ourselves to become all that we can be, we must nurture ourselves and the environment we are in.”
May we all continue to follow the universal law of growth, by nurturing ourselves and the environment that we are in.