As someone who has done lots of short fasts but has never come anywhere close to 40 days, I'd really like to hear your experience after getting past 10 days, particularly the inner journey. Did you have any new realizations? New thoughts or attitudes about life in general? If I ever get to 30-40 days, it would be just as much for the spiritual change as the physical. I see a few people post that they made it that far. I'm curious what they gain in the second half of the fast over the first.