Ramadan is all about your mindset. Here are some powerful quotes that will set you in the right frame of mind as you reconnect with yourself and the world around you.
After all as Margaret J. Wheatley said “without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful”
Hunger and Food Security
The eradication of hunger is not just an end in itself: It is a first step toward sustainable development and progress in general, for a hungry man is not a free man. He cannot focus on anything else but securing his next meal.
“Imagine all the food mankind has produced over the past 8,000 years. Now consider that we need to produce that same amount again — but in just the next 40 years if we are to feed our growing and hungry world.”
-Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever
Self Reflection Forgiveness
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Family and Friendship
A man should never neglect his family for business.
My family is my strength and my weakness.
– Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
True friends stab you in the front.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
And concluding with Rumi on fasting
“There is an unseen sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes. When the sound box is filled, no music can come forth. When the brain and the belly burn from fasting, every moment a new song rises out of the fire. The mists clear, and a new vitality makes you spring up the steps before you . . .”