#34 The Paradox of Self-Improvement

Good Morning!

I’ve been meaning to do another water fast.  Yes, that’s when you abstain from eating food.  Completing the first water-fast taught me a few things about myself that I didn’t fully understand at the time.

One of those things was my willingness to give things a try to push myself into the right direction.

If I want to make huge changes in the way I live my life to become the person that I see in my minds eye:

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to be come what I will be.

Albert Einstein

What I am, is a person who lives their life for the next meal. I’m pretty passionate about food and this makes fasting much more difficult.

Fasting is hard. It’s especially difficult if you don’t wean yourself off of the standard american diet and into a keto type diet before you start your fast.

I’m not fasting for a religious reason, I’m fasting for health and now aesthetic reasons too.

I find myself caring about things I’ve never really cared about in my life: like my complexion, how my clothes look, body shape and all of that. I’ve never really cared enough in the past for my thinking to change.

It’s so strange really.

I’ve created the need to care about these things by wanting to do something I’ve never done before: and that’s to be in the spotlight. I want people to care about what I’m doing and what I have to say. I want to be able to bring some joy to people’s lives.

Reading that quote over and over again as a mantra makes the fasting process a bit easier by reinforcing why I’m doing it.

Fast with me: Wednesday morning to Friday morning, 48 hours.

Have a great day!

-Karsy

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Author: Karsy

Your average writer, maker, robot programming, gaming, tig welding, foodie, car jock, who loves to travel and is obsessed with coffee and lifting heavy things. Cheers!