“To let go is to take control”
And so today I told myself that I would give up one thing that I like doing, things that have become a part of my life for one day every week – and for that day, I would do something that I have never done before in my life.
It sounds easy – but you will know what it’s like only if you try it. I dub this microfasting. The act of fasting, which originally is meant to raise awareness and self-control, but done on micro level.
So what will I give up this week for 24 hours? Well this week I skipped my Buddhism group meeting (which happens every Wed) as well as Twitter. Usually I would catch up with them, exchange thoughts and ideas, talk about life, our struggles and aspirations over some light snack and tea. I would note down the many things which I have learnt there, and upon reaching home I would tweet my findings to the world through my twitter persona, zenfeed.
This is an activity that I cherish every week. It’s a feast for thought, an enlightening experience and at the same time an opportunity to socialize with fellow Buddhists and friends, to find out how they’ve been, sharing our life’s struggle and encouraging each other to life a beautiful life.
But this week, specifically today, I will give that up.
Today I skipped my Buddhist meeting, and for a change, I will now read one chapter off The Bible. I haven’t read it in many years, and I used to scorn and dismiss it as being a text that will distract you from the truth. For once, I would like to read it with an open perspective. After all, today is Wednesday, the day that I designate to learn about life, love and humanity!
Anyway, I would encourage you to try this out – and if you do, please share your experience with me 🙂