Assimilation: intentionally taking in what is necessary for us, from our environment and surroundings, that our lives might be and become all that we wish them to be: healthy and satisfying for ourselves; useful and productive for our family, friends and society.

This includes paying attention to sensory information – listening, watching, touching, smelling and tasting – all of which provide nutrition, of different kinds and qualities, including the air that we breathe.

Discrimination is necessary: not everything that is available to us supports the life to which we aspire.

Initiative is necessary: that is, we apply our creative intelligence, to seek out and move towards who and what can teach us, to provide help and support for us in achieving our aim.

We cultivate an enquiring mind.

Sunday 28th. January, 2007;
Monasterio Nuestra Senora De Los Angeles (Monjas Dominicas),
Sant Cugat, Spain.