The life experiences that have fostered my spiritual growth

I believe that the spiritual dimension of our lives develops, not only through intentional practices, but also through engagement in the world. For me, it’s as if this is happening as I walk along a path that runs through a rich and varied landscape with a fluctuating climate. Along the way, I have been inspired by the wisdom and teachings from multiple sources, ancient and modern, and have been influenced by some remarkable people. I have grown spiritually during the process of navigating between very different cultures and when I have encountered the most challenging circumstances. Furthermore, my curiosity about the natural world led me to pursue a career in molecular biology, and this has given me a window into an invisible realm of life. On the whole, these varied experiences have broadened my perspective, giving me an evolving sense of connectedness and of what really matters.