“The soul is not a combination of elements, it is not composed of many atoms, it is of one indivisible substance and therefore eternal. It is entirely out of the order of the physical creation; it is immortal!”
“Let your vision be world embracing rather than confined to your own self.”
golriz lucina/left (atwater village, ca, usa): A year ago we held our newborn son in our arms and we wrestled, and reconciled, with the fact that our lives would never.be.the.same.again. This week, our one-year-old began to take his first steps. And I don’t know how to feel about this, except conflicted. Every aspect of our lives right now feels like it is in overdrive. It’s simultaneously exhilarating and exhausting. So I am grateful for this Fasting period. For these days where we are forced to slow down, and pause, and reflect.
shirin sahba/right (beijing, china): How quickly another year has come & gone. The Fast arrives again, & slows down life exponentially. I imagine that I am suddenly intensely aware of every second, of every breath, every atom vibrating in my being & inevitably … every blessing … I am so earthly, so material, so flawed, but I have the Fast to guide my way: this golden thread that attaches & tugs from my heart to the Divine once a year, reminding me to raise my spiritual standards & to think of those who don’t have so much.