“The darkness of this gloomy night shall pass away. Again the Sun of Reality will dawn from the Horizon of the hearts. Have patience; wait; but do not sit idle. Work while you are waiting; smile when you are wearied with monotony; be firm while everything around you is being shaken. Be joyous while the ugly face of despair grins at you; speak aloud while the malevolent forces of the nether world try to crush your mind; be valiant and courageous while men all around you are cringing with fear and cowardice.”
“Thou hast asked Me concerning the nature of the soul. Know, verily, that the soul is a sign of God, a heavenly gem whose reality the most learned of men hath failed to grasp, and whose mystery no mind, however acute, can ever hope to unravel.”
brianna baggett/left (brooklyn, ny, usa):
The fast is such a true reminder for me.
To pray more. To be less selfish. To let go of things past.
To realign my heart, my head and my soul. To find the path and
direction I may have strayed away from.
To not be scared of wildly living an adventure.
I have my tests, but I have my focus.
And I’m thankful for this reflecting release.
christian naenny/right (zurich, switzerland): I feel with Kat Eghdamian … on the first day I wasn’t doing well. But the longer the Fast lasts, the better I do. I actually get to use that extra time around lunch in some meaningful way.