❤️ The heart bears wisdom…

by | Oct 24, 2020 | Sufi Lines | 11 comments


I regret every time I eat until my stomach is full.

It saps my energy.

I can’t think clearly.

The most productive thing to do then is low IQ work or just sleep.

As someone who eats food fast, I realize how I quickly become full without even realizing it.

This is a simple but constant reminder I give myself.

When I eat slowly, and deliberately leave space, I get energy and focus to do meaningful work.

Try it! 🙂


11 Comments

  1. Salaam my brother from your long-time Merikani friend Roy.

    I have found what you’ve written to be so true! About a year ago, I asked myself, “Why am I in such a hurry to eat?” I am 72 years old, and my time is spent doing my writing, and in helping those whom I can. At the very least, I can savor the food for which I give thanks. If it is given to us by God, He did not give us foul-tasting fare! And, from that small lesson I have learned how it applies to everything that I do: WHY hurry to finish my chores? They will always be there and they are a part of the life we have been given – so I do them with joy. WHY hurry to get away from an annoying neighbor? I can learn from everyone.

    I am not very active on the Internet these days, actively or passively. Life in my home and out in the world is a wonderful gift – if only I take the TIME to see it. Thanks again; be safe, and may all that is good go with you!

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    • Thankyou for thoughtful meaning to avoid bad karma

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  2. That’s good advice. I eat fast too specially lunch while at work. Dinner is usually more relaxed. But that’s good advice Ali bhai I’ll try and follow it. There’s this guy I follow on IG and he’s a photographer based in Mumbai he has this series called Hallu Hallu which means slow slow – it’s a contrast of how life can be slowed down even in a fast paced city like Mumbai. 🙂 so there’s definite value in slowing down I agree!

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    yes, I actually have the same feeling of inspiration! thanks for raising this..

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  4. Good words
    Some make stomach more important than heart.
    Stomach clouds the mind.
    Fasting regularly is best.
    What is put into stomach and mind effects heart.

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  5. Oh my God! Your writing Always come and visit me in a timely fashioned . I have just woken up from a slumber after a hearty lunch. I felt so full to the point that I was feeling so uncomfortable. I remember I wa writing something in my diari. I must have dozed off, and now waking up dazzling
    I guess I need to constanly remind myself not to eat until I’m too full. Leave SPACE for water and breathing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about eating too full.

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  6. Thank you for the visual illustration – yes guilty of it myself.

    I need to print this and put it up somewhere that the whole family can see :).

    Peace and blessings upon our beloved Prophet saw.

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  7. This is a great sharing and reminder brother!

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  8. Eat less sleep less talk less

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  9. Well said friend, as one born in cold climes of the nordics, and settled here in warm hospitable bongoland it relates. Salaam.

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  10. True to the core .And also i’ve always wondered why Muslims dont show equal enthusiasm in following the Prophet’s hadith about leaving 1/3rd of the belly empty,after eating 1/3rd n drinking 1/3rd?Isn’t that revered saying as equally important and to be followed as much as the ways to perform salah and ablution?Still puzzled!!

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