Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday, Meditation

Consider how central fasting is to most religions.

Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam all include major periods of fasting. Hunger. Yearning.

The Matron swears Buddhism is all about how much you don't eat.

Why fast? Why abstain? Hungry -- really hungry, not just ten minutes past dinner -- and you're raw. Vulnerable. Different. Changed.

When was the last time you were hungry? Raw, vulnerable, awake?

This is how she chose to spend her day. It was amazing.

5 comments:

Suburban Correspondent said...

When I'm hungry, all I can think about is food. Totally. I dream about it also. Somehow, I miss the spiritually uplifting part.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I think I would take someone's head off if I didn't eat all day. I've never crossed over into the spiritual realm.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Why did you choose to spend your day that way? Was there a special reason for it? Did you wear a sackcloth as well?

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prashant said...

think I would take someone's head off if I didn't eat all day.
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