Daily Contemplations

Wisdom and Love: An Almanac for the Soul

Daily Contemplations
Jean-Claude Lin Compiled by
Matthew Barton Translated by
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BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mindfulness & Meditation
SELF-HELP / Meditations


Rudolf Steiner’s inspiring words provide rich and nourishing thoughts and ideas for self-development and spiritual enlightenment. Daily Contemplations offers a special passage from Steiner’s lectures—a special gift for reflection—to accompany each day of the year. Carefully selected by Jean-Claude Lin, these quotations are taken from Steiner’s lectures and addresses given on each specific day of the year. Thus, the order of the texts is not arbitrary but arises from the historical fact of the lectures themselves.

This unique volume offers the reader a new way of working on a daily basis with Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual research. The aphoristic passages encourage us to ponder and delve further into Steiner’s work and to make our own creative discoveries.

“Wisdom is the premise, the foundation of love; love is the fruit of wisdom reborn in the ‘I.’” These words from Rudolf Steiner are the founding motifs of his immense lecturing activity—to which this book gives manifold entry points. As Jean-Claude Lin notes in his introduction, “Wisdom and love are the alpha and omega of the human being who strives for truth and freedom.”

Author Bio

Jean-Claude Lin (born in London in 1955) studied Sinology, philosophy, mathematics, and the history of natural sciences. He has been with the Freie Geistesleben publishing house since 1986 and has been responsible for its management since 1991. He is the editor in chief of Lebensmagazins a tempo, and in 2015 he became general manager of the publishers Freie Geistesleben and Urachhaus.

Matthew Barton is a translator, editor, teacher, and poet, and taught kindergarten for many years at the Bristol Waldorf School. His first collection of poems was Learning To Row (1999). He has won numerous prizes for his work, including an Arts Council Writer's Award and a Hawthornden Fellowship.