Day 14: a social butterfly day, as I observed my reactions to new and old friends, surrounded by so many varying energies I did my best to quiet the mind in the evening. Trying does not necessarily mean succeeding.
Another fast day! And another one more closely resembling a liquid diet day as I enjoyed carrot and orange juice and two sizable bowls of soup broth. I did OK though and am proud of myself for sticking to it… Whatever “it” may be at the moment. Also am realising that full fasting is that much more difficult since meat has re-entered my diet… Making appearances on the Saturday before the big day makes for poor timing. Am making note of eating light food only next time the sabbath rolls along thus helping myself enjoy a better and easier fast day the following day.
It felt like a quick fast this time around… Dare I say a fast fast…? 😛
Here I am in the evening, hungry (lol), with tea in hand and ready to go to bed and wake up to an epic breakfast.
The fasting was alright today, although the cold, grey weather in Barcelona made it difficult to get any support and energy from the sun. Water with lemon in the morning, watered down coffee with bit of milk to warm up, big freshly-squeezed orange juice, handful of mandarines and a carrot-celery-ginger juice on the fly. Tons of herbal teas. More of a liquid diet than full-on fast, but I refuse to be hard on myself. I remind myself that I’m new to this and that it’s a process, and for the time being I find it difficult to be on water and herbal teas alone… The headaches and hunger pangs are tough.
Meditation was challenging. The mind wanders and gets distracted so easily. Sometimes it takes more than a few seconds to realise I’m thinking again about “that thing”…
But I will learn.
That’s what it’s all about after all 🙂