Namaste dear Well Wishers,
How are you?
Blessings to you and your loved ones!
As promised, we continue our exploration of the Exercises for the Days of the Week by Rudolf Steiner as we move to Thursday: Right Striving.
Would you like to join us for a weekly practice designed to develop one’s soul qualities through Rudolf Steiner’s Exercises for the Days of the Week?
In Rudolf Steiner’s words translated into English, he states:
We usually perform certain soul processes without care or attention.
There are eight of these to which we must now begin to give close attention to and care for:
- Thinking (Right Thinking) – Saturday
- Judging (Right Judgement) – Sunday
- Speaking (Right Word) – Monday
- Doing (Right Deed) – Tuesday
- Organizing (Right Standpoint) – Wednesday
- Caring (Right Striving) – Thursday
- Remembering (Right Memory) – Friday
- Examining (Right Meditation) – Summary
Rudolf Steiner suggests that it is best undertaking only one process or exercise at a time, we started with the first exercise Saturday: Right Thinking working with it for one week, then Sunday: Right Judgement; Monday: Right Word ; Tuesday: Right Deed ; Wednesday: Right Standpoint and this week Thursday: Right Striving until reaching the beginning again.
The 8th Exercise Right Meditation is recommended as a daily practice, it helps us, Steiner explains: “to gradually attain true self-knowledge as well as monitor our progress.”
After we have gone through the whole sequence of exercises in this way, we are then to practice the sequence, beginning with Saturday for about five minutes on a daily and weekly basis.
Next Friday, we’ll be back with the guidelines for Friday: Right Memory.
Hope you have a wonderful week in your part of the world.
Feel free to let us know if you are joining in on these Exercises of the week.
Blessings on all you do!