Ancient Wisdom

I love it when you see alignment in what Lewis called the Tao. So, in Confucian practice there is apparently the custom of whispering to one’s self before eating: Hari hachi bu. It’s a reminder to self to eat mindfully and stop when you are 80% full. It’s rather the antithesis of the Hobbitlike “filling in the corners.”

And then you pick up the Philokalia and check out the words of Blessed John Cassian summarizing the wisdom of the fathers when it comes to fasting:  ”They (the holy fathers) have not given us one single rule for fasting or a single standard and measure for eating, because not everyone has the same strength; age, illness, or delicacy of body create. . . Read All

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