Staying Hungry

by Simon Goland, March 14, 2011

Today’s Reflection is about being hungry. Though not only when food is concerned.

I am fasting today. It is a semi-regular habit of mine, fasting one day a week. It is a “semi” because it does not happen every week; when it does, I keep wondering why don’t I maintain it regularly. That gentle feeling of hunger becomes a powerful motivator, as I feel lighter, more energized, clear-headed, more “in the zone.” There is an extra boost of energy throughout the day, on an almost consistent level. Energy I can harness and channel towards whatever it is I am planning to do on that day.

“To her lover a beautiful woman is a delight; to a monk she is a distraction; to a mosquito, a good meal.” – Zen proverb

A great metaphor for life in general, I think…