Day 8 finished as uneventfully as it began, though I have to give a great big “thank you” to Kelly Phillips of Kona for the incredible suggestion of watermelon juice with ginger. That was my dessert, and it was easily the best taste sensation I’ve had on this fast.
The green concoction was back to some interesting dandelion greens and chard. That’s a pretty bitter-tasting combination, so copious amounts of carrots and lemon helped to make it palatable.
My meditation got the short shrift today, for the first time. There were just things to do around the house, commitments on the computer that needed my attention, and by the time I could fit it in, the distractions were prevalent. It was the briefest, and most uncommitted, of the efforts so far. I have to wonder if there wasn’t something in the back of my mind that thought, “well, I meditated TWICE yesterday. Can’t I get a day off?” It’s silly to think, but that may well have been in the back of my subconscious.
But as far as emotional lows, or upheavals, no, Day 8 has been normal and even-keeled. Thankful for that.
I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. Day 9 approaches, and a sense of something important has definitely been felt in my bones.
Angela Carole Brown is the author of three published books, The Assassination of Gabriel Champion, The Kidney Journals: Memoirs of a Desperate Lifesaver, and Trading Fours, and has produced several albums of music and a yoga/mindfulness CD. Bindi Girl Chronicles is her writing blog. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & YouTube.