It’s Ramadan right now which is this incredible time for self-care. Muslims go by the lunar calendar, so astrologically it’s in tune with this feeling of serious psychic shedding. Ramadan is all about removing, renouncing, and recalibrating. It’s a time when you remember what it’s like to be tender, when you’re constantly awakened by your senses because you’re hungry; it reminds you of gratitude and how much you have.
During Ramadan (and this is whether I’m fasting or not) I feel immersed by God. I read a really cool quote recently about God, actually. It’s from Sor Juana—who was a Mexican nun in 17th Century—and she said “God is a circle whose center is everywhere.” Or something like that, it might be a rephrasing of Voltaire, but regardless—when I read that—it was a revelation. When I really started to think more critically about death last year, I realized that the only thing that makes you eternal is the love you share with everybody. Nobody is easy to love—everyone comes with a caveat—so to look beyond that and to love anyway is truly an elixir. Find God everywhere. Whether or not “they” exist. Find God in your friends; in life; in yourself.