Wednesday, March 14, 2018

7 Stars in Stephen Hawking’s Constellation of Words

SPINNING YOUR GOLD BLOG: Words to Open Hearts & Inspire Actions

"A star just went out in the cosmos. We have lost an amazing human being." ~Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist, and cosmologist

For today's National Write Down Your Story Day, let us celebrate Stephen William Hawking— the life and legacy of an amazing human being and scientist who was also a prolific writer and gifted storyteller. Professor Hawking uniquely told his story, intricately woven into his story of the cosmos, by authoring numerous published and unpublished works; each book and essay touched millions of readers around the globe! He keenly defines the title “international bestselling author.”

Perhaps you’ve read the New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Time which sold 10,000,000 copies in 40 languages. 

According to, it was “a landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?"

Hawking’s brilliant mind “roamed the cosmos” while writing other books that covered a range of topics including astrology, cosmology, quantum physics, and children’s science fiction physics.

Here are seven stars in Hawking’s constellation of words to remember:

1.“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

2. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it’s the illusion of knowledge.”

3. “I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”

4. "One day, we might receive a signal from a planet like this, (referring to the potentially habitable alien planet Gliese 832c) but we should be wary of answering back. Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus. That didn't turn out so well."

5. "The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had the survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all."

6. "We are close to the tipping point, where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of 250 degrees [Celsius], and raining sulfuric acid.”

7. “Shouldn’t we be content to be cosmic sloths, enjoying the universe from the comfort of the earth? No. The earth is under threat from so many areas that are difficult for me to be positive.”

Which "star" above did you connect with?
Let us hope that others --here and in the celestial realm--are now attentively listening to Hawking’s messages to save our Blue Marble. As writers and creative messengers, let’s use our words and artistic expressions to share his inspirational messages!

Thank you, Professor Hawking. Thank you.

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  1. Beautiful tribute to an amazing gifted human being Lore. I for one am looking forward to see what he continues to do from the other side.

    1. Thank you for comenting, Laura. i agree...He's still with us..just another place...another room...another form.

  2. Thank you for this amazing tribute, Lore! I really wanted to do some reading and reflecting today and your blog filled the gap in a big way! <3

    1. You're so welcome, Krystal! I was inspired to write this and it just flowed. It only dimly begins to share his HUGE LIGHT.

  3. Lovely tribute to a truly extraordinary human being! His brilliance and insight moves me. Especially his overview of the danger we are in due to climate change. This is another of his quotes that really speaks volumes to me: "Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent if we act now. By denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children." Hopefully we are all listening and we will save our beautiful planet and all the the magnificent natural world before it is too late. Thanks for this piece, Lore!

    1. You're so welcome, Bev. I enjoyed reading the aditional quote that you IS a time for Lightworkers to shine and to step out of the shadows! The teens are taking on the NRA...brava for them!

  4. Hello dearest, Lore. Thanks so much for sharing these words from him with us. Interesting...I don't believe our stars burn out once we pass away on earth, I believe that the loss of our physical essence makes our constellation more powerful than before. :-) Love and blessings!

    1. My pleasure! Lovely to hear from you, Val.