“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.” – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Young Hermann Hesse was just like all of us as a child, except he did what most of us stop doing when we become adults: imagining. A poet, a writer and an observer of people who practiced religion, Hesse seen the ins and outs of the practice of Christianity as his parents were missionaries and the concept of fasting playing a big part in how people wanted to let go of what no longer served them and received the bounty that they felt was due through sacrifice and discipline.
After much of the feasting from the holidays and taking those last minute binges of whatever-your-pleasure (food, alcohol, undesirable habits) before fully committing to your New Year’s resolutions, it is natural to feel the need to fast. Fasting lends you the opportunity to push past your desires and temptations and connect with your true power source, that which allows your will to manifest through pure life energy. This practice is as old as humanity itself as some of the most powerful movements in this history of mankind have been initiated through fasting, prayer + meditation and the recording of the events that occurred during the fasting experience.
Have you thought about fasting? What do you feel has a strong hold on you that is keeping you from manifesting the destiny that you desire? Can you identify temptation and address it when it is presented? These are important considerations when you begin fasting and journaling any apprehensions or expectations can help you deal with those moments when your resistance is being challenged. Fasting is a spiritual ordeal; it requires mind over matter and in order to change your life, your way of thinking has to be challenged! See it, achieve it and write it down in your TRANSFORMATION: Write + Share + Live journal and guidebook and begin to see the power of fasting and journaling in its timeless form.