FOR THE DAYS OF THE WEEK
The pupil must pay careful attention to certain activities in the life of soul
which in the ordinary way are carried on carelessly and inattentively.
There are eight such activities.
It is naturally best to undertake only one exercise at a time, throughout a
week or a fortnight, for example, then the second, and so on, then
beginning over again. Meanwhile it is best for the eighth exercise to be
carried out every day. True self-knowledge is then gradually achieved
and any progress made is perceived. Then later on — beginning with
Saturday — one exercise lasting for about five minutes may perhaps be
added daily to the eighth so that the relevant exercise will occasionally
fall on the same day. Thus: Saturday – Thoughts; Sunday – Resolves;
Monday – Talking; Tuesday – Actions; Wednesday – Behaviour,
and so on.