“Fasting is learning to be modest. Refusing to suffocate in matter. It means to say goodbye to everything unnecessary, with a smile.”
Phil Bosman, Belgian religious priest, born 1922 In fasting, especially in combination with exercise, we replace the voluntary renunciation of solid food with hiking and exercises, sun, fresh air and the direct experience of nature.
“The food of the soul is fasting.” Mahatma Gandhi
The fasting person recognizes what his body really needs, since perception is sensitized for his own body. By fasting an unhealthy nourishing behaviour can be broken and a new healthier nutrition intake can be developed.
Quote by Niklaus Brantschen: “Fasting leads to a deep attachment with yourself, with other people and with nature, whose air we whose water we drink, which feeds us, on which we live.”