Monday, September 5, 2016
The Meditator's Motto: "Steady drops hollow the stone"
From the notes of an attendee at an Esoteric Lesson given by Rudolf Steiner in Berlin on March 15, 1911:
As was explained the last time [January 17, 1911] our meditation should stand under the motto: "Steady drops hollow the stone." The study of anthroposophical works serves as an effective preparation for the exercises. It is better to have read one work twenty-five times than to have read five books five times each; and anyone who has read a book two or three times must not imagine that he or she has read it at all. If on a specific day of the year we have experienced something specific while meditating, then on the same day a year later, if we have really studied in the meantime, we will be able to experience much more. It is good to retain the same meditation through long periods of time. This is much better than constantly changing one's meditation.
Source: Page 134 of http://www.steinerbooks.org/detail.html?session=6cb3ca3c2878b9570eace8b18c89bb9a&id=9780880106177