Our earthly task is to keep working on the lessons that we need to learn. We must not become strangers to the world, not be hostile towards the earthly, but stand entirely within earthly life. We must acknowledge that they are the same forces, the same creatures that we recognize in the terrestrial world, which we observe in the spiritual worlds, because they work into our earthly sphere, they weave within human souls and thus influence life on earth.
Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 52 – Spirituelle Seelenlehre und Weltbetrachtung – Berlin, February 1, 1904 (page 237-238)
Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger