Today I began the Daniel Fast, a 21 day, biblically based, eating plan. It is a way for me to hit the reset button, as I have been on a weight loss program for a while and I have hit a plateau. The primary differences between this eating plan and the way I eat now is that the plan does not allow meat or dairy. I am not a huge dairy consumer and I am not one who must have meat, so this shouldn’t be too bad. I was on a cleanse last year that didn’t allow meat or dairy for the first week and it was fine.
The most compelling thing for me is the spiritual component of the fast. The purpose for the fast is to gain clarity. I have chosen to make it my own, so I am meditating in the morning as part of my program. I meditate sporadically. I will do it faithfully for months at a time. Then, for whatever reason, I stop. Meditation is good for me. It calms me, centers me, and gives me a sense of well-being. I am hoping that doing the Daniel Fast will help me get back on track and that I stick to my meditation for a while. I will post about my progress over the coming weeks. Until then, here is my favorite meditation story.