As a form of sacrifice (and maybe punishing myself), I’m doing a 21 day fasting. No Rice, No Meat. I got the idea from my Christian brother whose doing a 21 day fasting too; No Meat. He’s doing it as a sacrifice for some personal reason. I guess I’m doing it the same way. Yesterday was my first day. For lunch, I only had Carbonara with no meat. I had to ask the lady to remove the chicken included in the dish. For dinner, I had okra salad. Surprisingly, for someone whose very much a rice and meat lover, a whole plate of okra actually filled me up. It’s light but made me full, thus the whole night I wasn’t craving for anything.
If you’re asking why I’m doing it, well, I have several reasons. Fasting is a form of sacrifice. People are doing it because they are praying for something. So for me, I’m praying for several reasons. Some personal, some are extended to friends. Just like my friend whose sacrificing for his studies (and of course for us his friends), I’m also doing it for my studies. I’m somewhat an endangered specie in med school, so i’m doing a little sacrificial prayer for a little miracle to happen. I’m also doing this for peace of mind. Lately, I’m troubled with a lot of things and peace of mind is what i need. And lastly, I’m doing it for peace of heart or in medical terms, a peace in my limbic lobe. I’m actually torn between to people right now and I’m praying for enlightenment about whom I should set my heart at. I won’t share every bit of detail. Just an overview.
I’m just praying I’m gonna last for 21 days without rice and meat. I just have to have discipline and control.