If feeling stuck in routine, consider that Rudolph Steiner said that nothing in our daily life needs to outwardly change to begin to engage in the higher work. He gives some exercises in which we can engage ourselves, basically, in our spare moments. It’s the quality, the reverence brought to these moments, which sets them apart and creates the potential to replace impatience and boredom with a new kind of space. Once that capacity is realized, you have a sort of foothold outside the grind; you have a space in which you can place higher aspirations, which formerly seemed impossible due to time constraints. Now you can look for those things which inspire you, the aspects of this life which bring joy, those places where energy spent is energy gained in greater measure, where the normal physics stops working.

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