Now comes the time when I not only have to give up my clear thinking, but also must forget my own will. What I want to do, what I need, what I long for should be forgotten. Only then the warmth of the coming summer can pervade my spirit and my soul. I can try to repeat this inwardly: pervade my soul and spirit with the warmth that is outward in summer, not only feel the physical warmth, but also the spiritual warmth. I will have to try to lose myself in the light of the sun. If I keep my self in myself, I can only view the material, the physical world. I feel strongly how I can only find my true being if I lose my normal every-day self. It is not clear thinking that makes this evident to me, it is a presentiment, a notion, an intuition.Forgetting the narrowness of my own willThe warmth of the world, Announcing the summer,Pervades my spirit and my soul;To lose myself in the lightIs the command of the spirit sightAnd presentiment announces to me powerfully:Lose yourself to find yourself. Vergessend meine WillenseigenheitErfüllet Weltenwärme sommerkündendMir Geist und Seelenwesen;Im Licht mich zu verlierenGebietet mir das Geistesschauen,Und kraftvoll kündet Ahnung mir:Verliere dich, um dich zu finden.
Rudolf Steiner, Seelenkalender nr. 9