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  • Fasting as a tool for Self Development Posted on 11 March 2015

    My vision of the truly enlightened person is someone who improves without
    restriction in every area of their life. When they speak to others they
    learn to improve their communication, when they write their signature they
    treat it is a calligraphy class, as they walk they are mindful of each step
    and develop better coordination and awareness of what's around them to me
    enlightenment should touch every area of your life and especially something
    as fundamental as your diet and your health.

     Modern research shows that fasting has many health benefits. It is said to
    have a strong hormonal release which keeps you young that can regrow brain
    cells and allow you to function better mentally but as your fat cells
    release toxins that built up in those fat stores also dispelled the mental
    effects is just as powerful the two biggest risks to health in the modern
    western world are smoking and being overweight and just fasting one day a
    week can significantly decrease your body fat you can also recalibrate what
    you view as being hungry

    Fasting is also powerful tool self-development in the sense that it
    challenges you in many different ways. some people say that fasting allows
    and to reach higher degrees of consciousness or to be up to meditate more
    effectively my experience of fasting is quite the contrary .

    For me the low blood sugar and hunger makes it hard to focus and keep
    control. In a sense it a  form of weightlifting for the mind whereby you
    need to learn to concentrate under the adversity, calm your emotions and
    focus on the important tasks you have before you to the best of your
    ability. By dealing with these challenges we improve ourselves and find it
    more easy to deal with things and to be effective in normal life.

    When approached as a challenge it can also be fun. Indeed when beginning of
    the day fasting I always remind myself to apply the lessons I've learnt
    through years of meditation practice to that day, remain calm speak
    skilfully be pleasant and do good things. When I find myself struggling to
    concentrate or perform to the level that I would if I wasn't fasting, I
    enjoy it in the same way as I would lifting weights or playing computer
    games. For me this makes burning fat, graining new brain cells and generally
    improve my health and enjoyable activity.



     Improve yourself on all levels with a day of fasting and enjoy the challenge

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