Nature offers an opportunity to rest in the present moment free from distractions. Nature is always creating, sustaining, and renewing - without cause or need. Nature can be found inside your home, on your doorstep, and within your heart. The next time you need anything, rest for a moment in nature and see what happens.
I have just completed my first three day water fast! Here are the details. For three days (~80 hrs) I ate no solid food. I did allow myself one cup of black coffee each day, and the first day I drank a cup of chai. I drank over a half gallon of high quality water per day. At no point during the fast was I starving. In fact humans can survive for weeks without food.
Food allergies and sensitivities are chronic in our modern culture and the gut takes on much of this burden. When we fast the digestive system gets to take a break from assimilating food and is allowed to heal. When we fast the body generates energy through ketosis, which means we are burning fat held in tissue and organ deposits instead of sugars from the liver. Reduced caloric intake has been demonstrated to increase life span. Fasting can also help to rebalance intestinal flora and fauna, which has an impact on how we feel via the gut brain.
During the fast I stayed active, working, bike riding, and exercisin...