Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Devotional Impulse

Rudolf Steiner:

The best way to learn to know something is to approach it first of all with love and devotion. A healthy education will consider especially how strength can be given to the development of the soul through the devotional impulse. The world is largely unknown to children: if we are to guide them toward knowledge and sound judgment of it, the best way is to awaken in them a feeling of reverence toward it. And we can be sure that by so doing we will lead them to fullness of experience in any walk of life.

Source: "The Mission of Reverence" —  lecture of October 28, 1909; from Love and Its Meaning in the World, pp.53-54

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