In a few days we are going to enter the holy month, which is for Muslims called as Ramadhan. It is the month when millions of Muslims all around the world learn to embrace and transform their energy of anger, lust, hunger, gossiping, and all other things to do with carnality into the energy of compassion and wisdom for at least one month. But, do you now that in every religion there is also a practice of fasting? Do you know what fasting is for?
When you are fasting you are training yourself not to surrender to your carnality. You learn to be patient (more patient if you already are) and you are learning to be in peace with yourself and others. Fasting is also really good for detoxification. Research has proved that fasting is needed for your health.
Although fasting diets have been criticized by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving your body for a period of time can cause the body to kick-start the stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of Southern California stated that the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy. It could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age, making it harder for them to fight off even common diseases.
So, if you’re still unaware about the benefits of fasting, here’s a short list you can learn from. Perhaps it will inspire you to fast or to make your fasting more meaningful.
1. Better resistance to disease
As explained above, it is proved that fasting is beneficial for your immune system. It helps your body to resist disease way better. When done properly in the longer term, practitioners say they rarely catch any illness and their body feel more fresh.
2. Drug detoxification
It is proved that fasting can help detoxify your body. So all the chemical, toxins and drug residues you’ve consumed will get a chance to be discarded by fasting.
3. A rest for digestive organs
Fasting gives you a chance to rest your digestive organs. Give them a break for working too hard digesting all the food you have eaten all along 🙂
4. Better sleep
Believe it or not, fasting helps you to get a better sleep. Holding hunger makes your body to expend calories and burn more fat than usual. Automatically, your body will be needing rest after that.
5. More relaxation
You are encouraged to be in peace when you fast. Naturally, you will look for less trouble, be more behaved and even maintain good relationships with people around you. It will give you the relaxation you need.
6. Improved senses
Fasting improve your senses. Even the one that’s usually called as your sixth sense. It improves your sensitivity and makes you more aware of your environment.
7. Promote good habits
For those of you who don’t like to be monotonous, it can be a way to spice up your habits. It can also give you a chance to spend more time with your family, meet up with family and friends, wake up earlier than usual, be more friendly, etc.
8. Creativity and inspiration
Sometimes when people are restricted from something, they can be more creative than usual. When you hold your hunger, you’d think you are in the edge of something and your creativity increases. You’d look for more activities to spend your time, so that you wouldn’t keep waiting for the clock to go faster 😉
9. Better attitude
You will usually have better attitude when fasting because you are encouraged to be more patient. And it can help decrease your greed, in anything — food or other material things.
10. Spiritual awareness
Another benefit of fasting is that it helps you to take your attention inward. You get more chance to be quiet, to look and listen deeply. And that quiet time will also allow you to have a greater sense of kinship with your Inner Being. Meditation or prayer become clearer, higher state of consciousness is easier to attain, and messages or guidance from the higher realms becomes easier to be received. Knowing you are loved and supported every second of your life is something you begin to feel intuitively. Recognition that there truly is a higher plan or purpose will become a real intuitive experience rather than just intellectually understood.
11. Weight loss
For some of us, losing weight is one of the greatest benefits of fasting, including me 😛 But actually the result can be different from one person to another. Make sure you don’t go crazy when it’s time to break fasting 😀
So which one of these eleven benefits that you want to be happening to you? If you are not a Muslim, it’s also okay to fast. Let’s see it from a different perspective, you can do fasting for your health, for your own benefit, not because of a certain belief (religion). I really recommend you to try fasting. Do you think you can handle the challenge? 🙂
And for those of you who celebrate and are going to fast in Ramadhan, Happy fasting, guys!
Thank you for reading, and if you want to share your fasting experience, you can share it on the comment column below. See you soon!
Love and light,
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