For many people, the word “fasting” conjures up images of starvation and self-denial. However, fasting can actually be a powerful act of homage and respect. When we fast, we are choosing to forego food and drink for a period of time in order to focus on prayer and meditation.
By abstaining from worldly pleasures, we are signalling our intention to commune with the divine. Fasting can help us to feel closer to God and to experience a deeper sense of spirituality. In addition, it can also be a way of showing respect for religious figures or teachers. When we fast, we are saying that we are willing to give up our earthly desires in order to follow their teachings. In this way, fasting can be a powerful act of devotion.