Thomas Ryan takes a thought provoking position in his book "The Sacred Art of Fasting"
"Our unlimited freedom and resources have not brought us unlimited fulfillment. The time
has come for the consumer society to generate its antithesis: the person who stands against
the conditioned reflex, who is free not to consume, who chooses to fast because of the self-
transcending meaning and values perceived."
What is your experience with this idea? Have we achieved and accessed our way into burdened lives and physical, mental, financial and spiritual dis-ease? Has the notion of being entitled to a thing, status or opportunity found you overloaded to the point that you can barely think or breathe?