I look into the world
In which the sun is shining
In which the stars are sparkling
Where stones in stillness lie
Where living plants are growing
Where animals live in feeling
Where Man, within his soul gives dwelling to the spirit.
I look into the soul that lives within my being.
The world creator weaves in sunlight and in soul-light.
To Thee, Creator Spirit, I turn my heart to ask
That blessing and pure strength
For learning and for work
May ever grow within me.
(Waldorf School morning verse as given by R.Steiner, 1924
This was first given to me at the age of 17. Children in Waldorf schools all are led in saying this verse before class from 5th grade on. )