March 9, 2009

"There is an unseen sweetness in the stomach's emptiness." - RUMI

This past monday marked the first day of the Baha'i fast; a period of 19 days of fasting, prayer and meditation, realigning, rebalancing, refreshing and rejuvenating.
Its my favorite time of the year. i wake up before dawn to eat and drink and pray, then fast until sunset, at which time i eat, drink and pray again. this year, for the first time in the 15 years i've been fasting, i have a loving partner to experience this with, my husband! its amazing to have a companion in the mornings to wake up with during the wee hours of morning! there is a sweetness in that hour before dawn; the true delight is when i hear the first bird song of the morning, its precious!
happy fasting!

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