pd (prettydark) wrote in mysterywalkers,
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Fasting

The religion I participated in as a teenager has a period of fasting. Every day from sunrise to sunset you fast from all food and water. For over two weeks.

It's really hard. And there's a point at which you are sitting there, in secular society, and you are hungry, and thirsty, and your body is putting all these demands on you that your higher self does not want to give in to, at least not right now. And some person starts eating, or drinking. And you might not have noticed it, but people really love to express how food and drink make them feel. And it can be really hard to be around, if you are hungry and thirsty.

I was thinking on this tonight, for reasons unconcerned with food, though I found the analogy didn't truly hold up in my current situation. But I realized that the second you start resenting that other person for eating is the moment the fast loses all it's power in your spiritual path.

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