A 2500-Year-Old Stoic Habit to Become Happier and Feel More Fulfilled
Ancient but timeless wisdom for the modern world
The growling of my stomach lulls my typing but the exciting anticipation of my upcoming meal spurs me on.
As I munch into the steaming Indian bread, boiled lentils, and eggs, every morsel melts in my mouth like mana. “Hmmm! Thank God for food!”, I grin to myself.
But there’s a catch.
Nothing about that meal was special — it was the same dinner I’ve been eating regularly for years. More so, my daily lunch tastes way better than the voluminous dinner.
The difference was that it was my weekly fasting day.
24 hours of no food = A bland meal turns into a Maharaja’s banquet.
The Counterintuitive Truth About Happiness
We think suffering is the opposite of happiness — this couldn’t be further from the truth.