Each year I hold such high hopes for the holy month. I seek to strengthen my spiritual discipline. To gain closeness with my Maker. To find peace. Each year I succeed in some small part, but each year I do not live up to the full potential the month could give me.
Prayer and fasting are key parts of Ramadan but they mean nothing without the fully intentional heart behind it. There are some moments that can change your life, that can crack you open like a nut from its shell and set you free, I believe this month can do this for someone like me who is on a seemingly endless search for spiritual closeness and peace. A dear friend had an idea to hold one another accountable for the next 20-odd days. To try our best, and check-in daily on our pursuit to make the most of the holy month. I’m excited about the hope this gives me. And I’m amazed at how despite all these years of trying and coming up short, hope remains that this year will be it.
Ramadan Mubarak to you and yours. May it be everything you need it to be.