I had a feeling that if I just committed to this path, then something would appear that would guide me to my next step. Today, I read about this.Choosing to Fast.
And this is my next step. For the remainder of Lent, I will fast 24-28 hours each week. This is an offering to myself. A chance to go a little deeper into my relationship to food and drink. And perhaps to find a way out of my emotional eating addictions.
I know it's small - but in some way, I also hope that I am part of something bigger that moves our government into action that makes sense in this budget process. I'm not going to get preachy here. But I do believe, along with Thomas Jefferson, that the essential role of government is to protect the powerless from the powerful - especially when they would abuse that power over them. Just think about it. This applies to protection from enemies, foreign and domestic. This applies to protecting the free flow of information. This applies to basic human rights - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
So I'll be fasting the rest of this week - from tomorrow morning until Saturday morning. Check in with me to see how it's going.