Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Unintentional Fast

I have to admit that I had no intention of fasting today. However, caught up in the busyness of a bunch of not very important things, I ended up fasting from 6am to 2:30pm. This was far from a fast of mindfulness, and more a fast of pure laziness. At the end of the day, while driving downtown amongst the throngs of people finishing up shopping before the Thanksgiving "fast" of closed shops, I thought about how easily I get sucked into the frenzy or how I can afford to fast knowing that there will be food whenever I want it if I take the time.

Maybe someday I'll do an intentional, mindful fast. Maybe.

1 comment:

sarah said...

i fasted the first day of dependent co-arising. just because, i guess. but i was surprised that the lack of something (namely, food) could make one act like when you have too much of something (like caffeine). I fasted sun up to sundown that day and then demolished a pumpkin curry.