Today is Day 6 of Ramadan. My first Ramadan. Not the first I've known of, but my first fast. Before I was an observer. Now I am a part of this amazing tradition. ... The first day I was dizzy and lightheaded a few times. Now I just feel incredible. My mind is more peaceful than I can ever remember. My breath is slower. My sleep is better. Like the artist mentioned in a BeliefNet article, I feel transparent and hollow, cleaned out of all that is unessential.
And I am hungry.
Not for food. You thought I was going to say food. Nope.
No, what I am hungry for are answers. And inspiration. And a clarity of purpose. What am I doing here in Ramadan? What am I to learn? How can G-d use my hunger and thirst to teach me things I need to learn? How can I understand the lessons and make the changes I need to make?
And where am I going after this? ... read the rest of this post Living Ramadan.
Here is a quick roundup of personal experiences of Ramadan from blogsphere:
:: Blogging Ramadan is a collection of people experiencing Ramadan all over the world.
. Ramadaning in Kuwait
. Arabeyes: Driving in Ramadhan
. Lebanon: Ramadan Kareem
. Bahrain: Ramadan Start
. First day of Ramadan from India
. From UAE: True meanings of Ramadan
:: Ramadan Kareem brings the picture and words across the globe exclusively on Ramadan.