"Just as little as seed forces teach the plant how to grow, but rather appear as living beings within it, so our ideas don't teach: they pour themselves, igniting life -giving life- into our being. Everything that makes life seem meaningful to me I owe to the thoughts that have become available to me. I owe to them not only the courage but the insight and the strength that let me hope to make my children into people who are not only industrious and fit for outward life in the usual sense but who will carry inner peace and satisfaction in their souls."
The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker
By Manfred Schmidt-Brabant, Carol Brousseau
Quoting Rudolf Steiner, The Portal of Initiation