Jahrbuch für Goetheanismus 2006, 2006, P.24-27 | DOI: 10.18756/jfg.2006.24


On meditation

Building up the content of a meditation begins with a contemplative work on the ideas contained in a short sentence or verse, for example one of the verses of Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul. In this context it is helpful to do this together with other people in a group as something above the personal level. This work leads to wakefully experienced soul moods such as admiration, gratitude, and grace. Then the actual meditation follows and has to be practised by each person alone. The meditation itself consists in concentrating fully on the soul contents developed in the first step and holding them in consciousness as non-objective contents to the exclusion of other thoughts. Such an excrcise does not make a person clairvoyant. But they experience the results in their daily life when they become able to introduce peace and balance into the world through their actions. In this way they develop into a person in whom other people trust and whom they ask when tasks or problems have to be solved.