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Wisdom of Waldorf – The Importance of Breathing Out

This week’s article is about the way the “busyness” that is so characteristic of our modern culture affects our ability to be creative, and, our overall quality of life.

Stanford’s Emma Seppälä writes:
“The idea is to balance linear thinking—which requires intense focus—with creative thinking, which is borne out of idleness. Switching between the two modes seems to be the optimal way to do good, inventive work.”

Waldorf education, from pre-school through high school, recognizes this natural rhythm of breathing in and breathing out, of focused thinking and daydreaming, of intellectual rigor balanced with play. In this busy, demanding time of year, thought it might be worthwhile to bring attention to the value of breathing out.

~ Sandra Easter, PhD


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