I can’t count the number of my failed fasting attempts. They were more than the successes. Each one had their reason. Sometimes it was stress, worry or an event. Sometimes I blew the fast because I talked myself out of the fast. Sometimes I failed due to temptation or pressure. The end result was always the same, frustration and a feeling of failure.
Going Nuts at Christmas
My worst was during a Christmas. I had fasted over 20 day and was blissfully sailing though endless gorging release by the “Christmas spirit”. Friends and family were amazed by my discipline. The nuts were innocent. Cashews, raisins, pecans, freshly mixed with a roasted nut aroma that incessantly teased me. I started to avoid the room, but like a magnet, I was lured back just to try one. After a fast, one nut is too many and 1000 is never enough. My stomach was sore for three days. An aching reminder that blowing a fast is a lesson in pain.
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