“There should be no boundaries to human endeavour. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”
Prof Stephen Hawking 1942-2018
Had anyone else made such a sweeping statement perhaps many of us would respond by saying that Prof Stephen Hawking had no idea about the difficulties we face each day. But when we look at this brilliant minded human being and see the mammoth difficulties he encountered for fifty five years, we can only say that he absolutely did know what he was talking about, because he lived it.
Imagine your doctor, a specialist in the field, someone who knows, telling you you have three years to live, not long after your 21st birthday at that. We can only imagine, but Hawking experienced it first hand. And yet, he lived way more than those three years, he lived another fifty five years in fact. How can this be?
We are living at a time of consciousness evolution when we can tap into our true power, the Divine within us, which is our true nature. A time when living to your highest potential, to who you were born to be, is yours to experience and accomplish. And yes, I have said this times before, but it’s worth repeating until it becomes second nature to us.
The late Professor Stephen Hawking is the most current high profile person who’s proven this to be true. We cannot doubt it because the evidence is there, the medical records are there. He lived his potential far more enthusiastically and magnanimously than most able bodied individuals. “There should be no boundaries to human endeavour”, is what he stated, what he believed and what he lived. While it’s true that we each face our own challenges and difficulties, it’s also true that pain and suffering is pain and suffering, differing only in their degree of intensity.
I don’t write this to deny your challenges, your pain or your suffering. Nor mine. I write this so you will know that your struggles, your pain and your challenges are not you. The next time you wander into negative territory, I urge you to not give in to a lesser you. Instead I urge you to please remember Dr Stephen Hawking. Remember that like you and I, he wasn’t perfect, but he responded to Life from his very best, he gave the best he could. He was unable share his work in ways that most able bodied people can, but it did not stop him from sharing it. He did it in the best way that his body allowed him. He accepted his challenges and then he set about taking the opportunities to shine in his own unique way. This is all we are asked to do, but we must do it for ourselves. No one can do it for us.
The next time you wander into negative territory, I urge you remind yourself that if Stephen Hawking could deliver his best then surely you can too. But you have to want it and love it as much as he did. Do you? If your answer is “yes,” begin with a willingness and enthusiasm to respond to all that Life brings from your very best self, both at work and in your personal life. It’s not about doing everything perfectly, doing your best is far more noble that perfection. Do your best and be your best. Trim your interactions with small, limiting minded people and tell your Divine self you are ready to be all of who you were born to be…. And then, let it be. Rest easy at the end of each day knowing you have responded to Life with all you could and all you had available to you. Know this, feel it in your bones and then tell yourself you’re OK, you’ve met your target for the day, you’ve done your best and all is well.