Day 178 - A Year of Spiritual Awakening - The Body is Not Meant Only For...

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Lesson 178: The Body is Not Meant Only For...

The body is not meant only for fasting, deprivation, the dry and tasteless experience of a renunciate. This is only one path. The body is also meant for pure pleasure, reckless abandon, the full filling up, the feast. This is another path. Both paths are useful.
— Sara Wiseman

Today we are to think about feasting and if that makes us feel whole. Whether you’re celebrating or doing it by yourself, notice your experience. Do you notice yourself fasting?

I didn’t really have a celebration but I did eat a nice vegetarian roti wrap for lunch. I think sometimes I just like the idea of someone else preparing me food as I don’t like to do it myself. I’m bad I know. I did however find more of a “feast” with company when I went to a witchcraft workshop with others. I think it was more about coming together with a common goal we wanted to set intention for the next 2 weeks. I found that it made me more whole than what food did for me. I think all I had for dinner was plain roti with curry – very simple but so satisfying. I like the warm, rich foods for winter and sometimes I just feel I need curry. I don’t think food makes me feel whole as much as experiences and connection does. I feel like that is what really feeds my body.

What feast makes you feel whole?