Better than a sanitarium

Instead of bringing a worn-out human being to a sanitarium, it were far better to bring him into an environment where he would be happy, at first soul-happy, but also physically happy. When you put a human being into an environment of joy, in which with each step he takes an inner feeling of joy awakes, that it is which will make him healthy, when, for example, he sees sunbeams streaming through the trees and perceives the colors and scents of flowers.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 56 – Illusory Illness: II: the Feverish Pursuit of Health – Munich, 5th December 1907

Translated by Sarah Kurland