The only aspect of sacrifice worth indulging is that of giving.
The sweetness experienced in giving,
Giving part of you worth nothing.
Only when it is given
It is worth all
The sweet sacrifice of fasting.
A day without
Food and drink
Keeping, simple, solitude,
The sweet feeling of emptiness,
Of lightness, cleansing and purity.
The opening of channels long forgotten.
Giving up work, practice and play
Freedom of mind and body
For a day.
Refining the inner sight, sightless.
Minding the mind
Restoring the breath
To deepness and openness.
Breathing the breath, becoming the breath.
Surrendering to its natural rhythm
No thought leads you to the way.
To sweet mergence
© David Tenneson 2014.