“In this exercise, the hands
move forwards and are then brought back to the chest. This shows how one
can make the proper exchange between the inner and the outer worlds, between
the human being and Nature. Everything that one has received from Nature
one must process and then give forth.
“These movements work miraculously upon one’s personal growth, because
they promote a strong impulse for giving to the world. Through them, people
come to understand the great idea of giving and receiving. These movements
are highly idealistic. They awaken those virtues in people which will
be the foundation for the future culture: the culture of giving, sacrifi
cing and self-renunciation for the benefi t of our neighbors.
“Through these movements, man comes into contact with forces whose
existence he has never suspected. Through them, one will enter into the
world of abundance. The more that one gives, the more one will receive.
If a person is like a full vessel whose content is not emptied, he can
accept nothing more from the outside. As soon as the vessel is emptied,
it may be fi lled anew. Everything that a person receives must be given
that he may partake in the new.
“This is a process of invigoration, renewal, growth, joy and strength.
If the wellspring does not continuously give what it receives, it will
not be able to receive fresh new streams. It would be like a stagnant
swamp. What a difference between a wellspring of fresh water
and a swamp. In the swamp, we fi nd decay. In the pure spring, we fi nd
movement and life.”
Music: Melody 3 (“First Day of Spring”) – 34 measures.
The last measure of the previous exercise: weight on the left foot,
hands placed on the chest, palms inwards, fi ngers pointing up, elbows
close to the body (fi gure 3.1).
1st measure, 1st beat: step forwards with the right foot. On the
1st, 2nd and 3rd beats the arms unfold horizontally to the front, the
hands at elbow-height; palms upwards as if something is being offered
(figures 3.2 and 3.3).
2nd measure, 1st beat: step forwards with the left foot. On the
1st, 2nd and 3rd beats: return the hands to the starting position (fi
These movements are repeated to the end of the melody No3, when
the hands are back to the starting position.