“External works are at once the means of attaining internal growth and an indication of it. The two factors are woven together. Work perfects a child interiorly, but a child who is thus perfected also works better, and is fascinated by his progress. He therefore continues to perfect his inner self.”

~Maria Montessori – The Discovery of the Child

I think this is true for adults too. ~Marianne White Dunlap

Inner Development

Photo with permission, taken in Prairie Flower’s first Toddler Community, Marianne White Dunlap