I love the early mornings. The 13th Century Persian mystic Jelaluddin Rumi was truly on to something. His poem, as many know, was the inspiration for the birth of the Feast many years ago.
A new moon teaches gradualness and deliberation,
and how one gives birth to oneself slowly.
Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
What nine months does for the embryo
Forty early mornings
Will do for your growing awareness.
These early mornings help to create a true sense of flow for the day, and an interior resource of well-being. Your practice and the way you live have a ripple effect. Thank you for putting your spirituality first during this time of deep practice. I am practicing with you.