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Re: [steiner] The Human Will

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  • Carol
    Well, I see that there is a new book out called Rudolf Steiner for Beginners ... And thanks for the examples; they helped me make some clearer distinctions.
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      Well, I see that there is a new book out called "Rudolf
      Steiner for Beginners"...

      And thanks for the examples; they helped me make some clearer
      distinctions.

      Carol
      >
      > *******Hey, 'Anthroposophy For Dummies' isn't a bad idea at
      > all. We're
      > supposed to stay humble, and from my experience we all
      > could do with reading
      > such a book! (But there already is an anthroposophy for
      > dummies in the
      > lectures to the workmen.)
      >
      > Well, if you make a picture to yourself of doing an
      > exercise---say,
      > meditating at noon or exercising with a dumbbell at 3 or
      > whatever---that's
      > the mental image or representation you're making: which you
      > make your MOTIVE
      > when you take that image as a reason to ACT.
      > What type of action you'll choose will be influenced by
      > your
      > disposition---so if you're an active person you'll more
      > likely choose an
      > exercise like your example, or lifting weights in mine;
      > while if your
      > temperament inclines you more to passivity then you might
      > more easily choose
      > meditating as something to do.
      > Also the phlegmatic temperament willl find it easier to
      > do something at
      > the same time each day, where it will be harder for, for
      > instance, the
      > sanguines.
      >
      > Starman
      >


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