..is the only sustainable path to healing
There is no happiness like the happiness of having few affairs. There is no misfortune like that of having many worries. Only the man who is troubled with affairs ultimately knows the happiness having few affairs brings. Only the man whose mind is at peace gets to know the misfortune having many worries entails.
The following four areas of fundamental interest usually determine our everyday life:
- Family life: Home, children, school, partnership, prosperity
- Professional life: Education, educational advancement, workplace, career
- Hobby / free time: Balance, sports, hiking, development of skills, friends, cultural programmes
- Personal fulfilment: Physical and mental health, myself, religion, charity
When we face ourselves in the evening in front of a mirror and ask ourselves how much of our daytime, our focused awareness, our care and thoughts we have dedicated to those four areas above, we often find that most of our time was spent on external things, on our career and prosperity. We are more often at our mental and physical limit than we like to admit. In other words, we are about to jeopardise our health.
To live a rich and stress-free life in those four areas of fundamental interest at the same time, to be happy and content, means that our inner and outer life is in balance. Any shift – with respect to time or contents – to one or two of those four areas will, after some time, disturb our life’s balance and lead to the loss of our inner self.
It is always possible to find your inner self, provided you truly want it. A decision must be taken followed by determined action: priorities must be redefined, external goals must be reduced, a more humble life must be adopted to again experience the inner wealth. It also means, we must have more time for our inner world.
During fasting, body and soul come to rest. The fasting period is the best time to think about a re-organisation of one’s life and then to implement it.
Guided by a fasting coach of our fasting academy, we will address and contemplate the concepts of purpose of life and fulfilled life, either in a group discussion or individually.