Yesterday was Wednesday, February 22, 2012. It is the first day of Lent. I've come to do the same thing each year for Lent. I've given up junk food, pop, and the like. I find with Lent that it's easy to be conscious about eating and drinking such things because I actually think about it. But other times, I just eat or drink it without thinking twice about it. Sure it's easy to not partake in any of things when you make a conscious effort not to. But it's also easy to partake in these things when you disengage your mind. Maybe I'm putting to much into that part of it, but not enough into the actual journey of the fasting from these items.
Are you a person that actually values the journey? Or are you a person that just gives up something because you think that's what you should do? As for me, I value the journey, but not like I should. I feel as sense of satisfaction when I finish Lent. But is that really enough? I understand God will love us for our sacrifice. Is that truly enough? There is more I can do, but getting motivated to start and continue can be tough. Having a permanent Lent takes a lot will power. If you think otherwise than you are a liar. Or you are this perfect being that doesn't have anything they need to fast or abstain from anything?
I notice people do give up things because it's Lent. We all need to be conscious of the journey because we'd get more out of it. But as I said, I need to be more conscious of it too. This is a process that I might never get truly right. That is part of the journey. I hope I can discover more about myself during this time of Lent. I never have in the past when I've done Lent. Whatever you choose to fast from, I hope it turns out to successful.