Where the spiritual world is concerned the first essential is that we should develop thoughts about it. And even if it seems as though the dead were remote, while present life is near and close at hand, the very fact that we have such thoughts as have been described today, that we let our mind dwell on things seemingly remote from external life — this very fact uplifts and develops the soul, imparts to it spiritual force and spiritual nourishment.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 182 – The Dead Are With Us – Nuremberg, 10th February 1918
Translated by Dorothy S. Osmond
Previously posted on April 10, 2019