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A Different Kind of Fasting

And so Holy Week begins today. I have been away from here for over three weeks, suffering with an energy-draining cold and cough. The energy is slower to come back.

This year I intend to fast from devices, checking email a couple of times a day instead of every time the notification goes off. I am taking a break from Facebook, inspiring as it often is. I intend to fast from availability to the phone by turning off the notification sounds altogether and by spending at least an hour a day, or more, outside in the March warming sun, watching the river rise, watching the snow melt. My fast will be from noise and doing into silence and slowing.

I am under no illusion of how difficult this will be, but it is not about achieving a perfect score. It is about staying faithful to the call of silence and deepening interior heart presence and the capacity for presence.

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kMIllard | Reply 20.03.2016 18.56

quiet time /Lovely

A busy time for you.

Sometimes I do not even think to do this . It just happens
also lovely.

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