Years ago at a workshop, someone handed me a piece of paper with this passage on Faithfulness handwritten on it.
This is a beautiful reminder to take the high road, to see the best in each other. It’s written by Rudolf Steiner, but I’m not even sure what lecture or book it’s from. (If you know, do tell!)
Create for yourself a new, indomitable perception of faithfulness. What is usually called faithfulness passes so quickly. Let this be your new faithfulness:
You will experience moments – fleeting moments – with the other person. The human being will appear to you then as if filled, irradiated with a spirit archetype.
And then there may be – indeed, will be – other moments, long periods of time when human beings are darkened. But you will learn to say to yourself at such times: “The spirit makes me strong. I remember the archetype. I saw it once. No illusion, no deception shall rob me of it.”
Always struggle for the image that you saw. This struggle is faithfulness. Striving thus for faithfulness, we shall be close to one another, as if endowed with the protective power of angels.
– ~Rudolf Steiner