Reflection on economic life

This limitation of interest to solely what people receive through their labour, instead of what they produce, is what poisons our entire economic life.

– Rudolf Steiner

Facing the future

We must progress, from a material attitude which has entered and taken hold of all minds and hearts, towards a spiritual attitude. For, that renewal, which is necessary to counterbalance today’s prosaic ways of life, can only be born out of the spirit. – Rudolf Steiner

The Christmas Festival

If we rightly understand this festival we must say: That which we believe to be born anew symbolically every Christmas Night, is the human soul in its original nature, the childhood-spirit of man as it was at the beginning of earth-evolution; then it descended as a revelation from the heavenly heights. And when the human heart can become conscious of this reality, the soul is filled with the unshakable peace that can bear us to our lofty goals, if we are of goodwill. Mighty indeed is the word that can resound to us on Christmas Night, do we but understand its import. – Rudolf Steiner

Christmas

The Christmas Festival is the Festival of the Holy Night, celebrated in the Mysteries by those who were ready for the awakening of the higher Self within them, or, as we should say in our time, those who have brought the Christ to birth within them. – Rudolf Steiner

Empathy

The path to the peaks of knowledge and the path to the heights of compassion are one and the same. Only knowledge and understanding -not preaching- will lead to empathy. – Rudolf Steiner

Why reverence is important

A soul educated by reverence will convert its dark cravings and aversions into a feeling for the beautiful and a feeling for the good. A soul that has cleansed its obscure instincts and will-impulses through devotion will gradually build up from them what we call moral ideals. Reverence is something that we plant in the soul as a seed; and the seed will bear fruit. – Rudolf Steiner

Spring

In the spring, physical and spiritual, heavenly and earthly, work together – Rudolf Steiner

Who knows…

We will always find that those who truly know are the most humble and that nothing is more alien to them than any lust for power. – Rudolf Steiner

Perception of Self

You must learn to perceive as your self that which lies outside you. Looking only within oneself leads to a hardening in oneself, to a higher egotism. – Rudolf Steiner

Reflection on colour

Colours are the soul of nature and the entire cosmos – and we become part of that soul when we live with the colours. – Rudolf Steiner

Winter

In the depths of winter the Earth is more earthly, more truly itself, than at any other time. – Rudolf Steiner

Seasons

I know about what I am as human only when I don’t live along stolidly, but when I allow myself to be lifted up to the heavens in summer, when I let myself sink down in winter into the Earth mysteries, into the secrets of the Earth. – Rudolf Steiner

Human Development

The strength people need to proceed along the path of human development can come only from the spiritual worlds. – Rudolf Steiner

Reflecting on Rhythm

One can ascend to a higher development only by bringing rhythm and repetition into one’s life. Rhythm holds sway in all nature. – Rudolf Steiner

Reflecting on Politics

Today’s policies and political activity treat people like pawns. More than ever before, attempts will be made to use people like cogs in a wheel. People will be handled like puppets on a string, and everyone will think that this reflects the greatest progress imaginable. – Rudolf Steiner