Tom Facchine – Delayed Gratification – Virtues of Fasting

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the benefits of fasting, including increasing faith and delaying harmful behavior. Fasting is designed to make the body aware of one's own feelings and actions, and is a spiritual skill that helps us tell ourselves we're not only sitting on the ground, but also thinking about the results of our actions. Fasting also allows us to become more aware of our actions and become more aware of the potential consequences of them.
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One of the virtues of fasting is that it increases our faith. And how it does this is because it trains us to tell ourselves No.

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Outside of fasting outside of Ramadan, when you get hungry, you grab something from the fridge. Right? You want something you take. And so we get used to telling our bodies and our, our wants, yes, yes, yes.

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That's not a problem. But what can be dangerous about that? Is that if we're not used to telling ourselves no, then we can become easily frustrated. If either we end up in a situation where we don't have what we want, or if we start to want things that are bad for us. Right? So it's a spiritual skill, to be able to tell yourself No, that's exactly what fasting is. The whole day. You're feeling hungry, you want your coffee, you want to drink water, and you're telling yourself No, no, no, no. So that makes it easier. When you're knifes wants something that's actually not good for you to say no. Or when you want something that's good, but when you want it too much, or when

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you want too much of it, you're more easily able to say no, it gives you this ability to wait for the satisfaction and the profit. Okay, so that's that, um, said that the fasting person has two moments of happiness, one, the end of their fasting day and the other when they find the results of their good deeds on the Day of Judgment, delayed gratification. Fasting makes us grateful, but almost more importantly, develops our ability to delay that gratification.

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