“Verily, I say, fasting is the supreme remedy and the most great healing for the disease of self and passion.”
amy: since i have not yet been able to share breakfast with family this Fast, i am grateful for opportunities to break my Fast with close friends. opening our home, praying together, reflecting, laughing… it is one of the most rewarding, fulfilling and inspiring aspects of the Fast.
ronnie: for me the Fast is an intense period of personal reflection. whilst i often break the Fast with others, and interact with others throughout the day, from waking up (and being ever so tempted to hit the ‘snooze button’) to ending the day with a reading from the Writings, fasting develops into a dialogue with the Creator, one where i develop my hearing and inner sight, so the conversation improves everyday. it is 19 days and 19 nights in the urban desert, alone, but at the same time, very much guided.
leila: it’s so hard for me to take photos! my time isn’t my own anymore—i can’t even eat or brush my teeth etc. on my own schedule, let alone go and do something else when my baby’s crying—“Mummy’s taking photos, darling!” and every evening she gets a case of what shaun calls “The Six O’Clocks”. he and i take turns doing everything we can to soothe her. for me this year the Fast is about building some much-needed patience.