For thousands of earthyears, ascetics and the like have practiced ritual fasting. Along with other forms of, shall we say, "self refinement"
But really & truly, going without food for a short period, even delaying a meal in anticipation of nature's bounty, has a very focusing & honing effect on the human mind & memory.
We tend to return to our beginnings in the absence of, shall we say, the Juicy Steak of the Matrix. We settle to the level of our roots, the radical essence of our ancestral heritage.
We begin to notice useful
details in the world around us, by subjugating the world within and returning its drives to a healthier track, or lifestyle.
For instance, some of us have native American ancestors, and other tribal lineages among us. These people depended on the land for their subsistence without changing her face much. They adapted their own life patterns to fit the generous environs in which they found themselves.
Have you ever been so hungry that you picked and ate berries just to make your stomach settle? Have you searched for food past its normal season in the wild?
It is likely then that you found far more than just berries. You saw wildlife that was not competitive but actually friendly, if shy. You might even have found another type of fruit or nut as a surprise for the end of your journey.
Just yesterday, I walked maybe three hours very slowly in the heat, taking pictures of animals and looking for food.
Right at the end I found an apple tree that was so fruitful, i was shocked that no one was gathering the fruit.
To think that people feel guilty or self conscious for using food that would have rotted or been fodder for wasps.... In America @@