Thursday, August 2, 2012

ramadan day 14

I broke fast with some water and watermelon today.  It's interesting that I don't feel the urge to gulp down water after fasting all day.  In the evenings now, I feel at peace and calm.  I look forward to eating but it's not that big a deal.  I dont know how I'm supposed to feel about ramadan.  I can appreciate fasting now.  I notice how automatic eating and drinking is.  Before, I would just snack on something or grab something to drink without thinking much about it.  Now, I still have a thought to get something to eat or water to drink but then I remember that I'm on fast.  The fast is more important to me. 

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe it's Day 14 already and Ramadan is about halfway over. There is no specific way you're supposed to feel about anything. Allow yourself to feel whatever you feel and follow your heart. Keep praying and the answers will come. While I don't pray the way I'm "supposed to" pray (ha ha...) :) I do believe in prayer in my own way.

    When I was in counseling last year I told my counselor that I wasn't sure if what I was feeling was justified. She told me there is no right or wrong way to feel about something. It was very liberating when I accepted that. We feel the way we do for whatever reason. It's not right and it's not wrong. It just is. I can tell from your posts that you are getting out of Ramadan exactly what it was meant to be. :)