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31 Dec 12
A poem on the joys of fasting by Jelaluddin Rumi, who was born in what is now Afghanistan in 1207.
There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness.
We are lutes, no more, no less. If the soundbox
is stuffed full of anything, no music.
If the brain and belly are burning clean
with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire.
The fog clears, and new energy makes you
run up the steps in front of you.
When you fast, good habits gather like friends who want to help.
Fasting is Solomon’s ring. Don’t give it
to some illusion and lose your power,
but even if you have, if you’ve lost all will and control,
they come back when you fast, like soldiers appearing
out of the ground, pennants flying above them.
A table descends to your tents, spread with other food,
better than the broth of cabbages.
24 Jan 13
Hi guys very interesting
I would like to state that this 2 day diet was carried out 1400 years ago by the prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
Although this is not compulsory to Muslims it is a blessing to follow the Prophet’s ways
Amazing!! Count me in!!
Well done Mike and Mimi
6 Mar 13
I love how Rumi refers to cabbage broth …! I know this isn’t the point of this beautiful poem, but … goodbye Cabbage Soup Diet 🙂
4 Apr 13
Christians have also fasted since the Desert Fathers along with meditation and still do but it never gets mentioned. Not the fashionable religion at the mo I suppose.
5 Apr 13
I love this poem and have decided to copy it and stick it to the fridge door – I noticed the reference to cabbage soup too, made me smile.
29 May 13
I love your posting, Michael, poem by Jelaluddin Rumi, thank you , going to remember that : )
6 Jul 13
There is a sweetness to retuning back to a small hunger. Most of us have forgotten what hunger feels like while all around us, nature’s creatures-all of them, feel its pang and fight daily to survive another day. I am fortunate in many ways. That I can decide when to feel hunger, can in some respect, be considered a blessing- it is just my good habit. Thank you for bringing this new energy to us. Mindfulness indeed.
12 Sep 14
Hi, thats interesting. Judaeism also recommends 2 day fasts per week.
3 Apr 15
Love the poem, so creative 🙂
24 May 17
Wow, thanks for the poem. Truly.
My cat fasts when she’s unwell, too.
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