The chaos all about us has been caused because we live in abstractions

As I have often pointed out, what is lacking, what we need more than anything else, are concepts and views that are real and concrete, concepts that penetrate to the reality of things. The chaos all about us has been caused because we live in abstractions, in concepts and views that are alien to the reality. How can it be otherwise when we are so estranged from the spiritual aspect of reality that we deny it altogether? True concepts of reality will be attained only when the spirit in all its weaving life is acknowledged.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 176 – Aspects of Human Evolution – Human Development, Contemporary Struggling People – Lecture V – Berlin, July 7, 1917

Translated by Rita Stebbing

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