Category Archives: Purifying the Soul

Resolutions to Please God: Changing Our Lifestyle

Resolutions Pleasing to God What does it mean, then, to worship God? It means learning to be with him, it means that we stop trying to dialogue with him, and it means sensing that his presence is the most true, the most … Continue reading

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A Rumi Belly: Ruminations on a Fasting Stomach

Rumi’s Fasting Stomach What hidden sweetness is found in this empty stomach! Man is like a lute, neither more nor less. When the lute’s stomach is full, It cannot lament, whether high or low. If your brain and stomach burn … Continue reading

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Spiritual Fasting for Catharsis, Renewal & Purification

Fasting for Catharsis, Renewal & Purification As for those who avoid the [truly] grave sins and shameful deeds – even though they may sometimes stumble — behold, thy Lord is vast in forgiveness. He is fully aware of you when He brings … Continue reading

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