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Tuesday, August 09, 2005


I am going on my 6th day of being a vegetarian and I feel GREAT both physically, emotionally and mentally.

I said early in my 20's that I wanted to be fully vegetarian by the time I turned 30 and well, I am turning the big 3-0 in december.

So, It's official!!

I already have noticed that I have more energy and feel lighter (no longer all that heavy, greasy meat). Not to mention that I have been drinking a lot of water along with this transition thus detoxing my body and it feels wonderful.

The decision to become a vegetarian is very personal I believe and I would never force anyone into such a decision. However, for myself I feel so liberated.

I wanted to embrace this lifestyle mainly because I have a deep love for all beings and just could not take the guilt anymore of killing poor, defenseless animals for my greedy consumption.

And the interesting thing is that there are a lot of options out there now for vegetarians. You can get veggie burgers that have that "flame grilled" taste, you can get soy taco meat and sausages even!!

-Peace to all beings-

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Sujatin said...

Good for you!

andi said...

YAY James!!! Good for you!

Beth said...

congratulations! that's a great decision. good luck with it.

Amadeus said...

Way to go! Being vegitarian is a good thing, especially with the way animals are being treated. Mad Cow wouldn't exist if humans were more mindful of how they were taking care of their cattle.


"James" said...

Thank-you everyone for your encouragement. I felt it deeply. I bow to the Buddha within you all.

L'√Čtranger said...

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism,
yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians,
for we feed on babies, though not our own.

- Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

"James" said...

l'etranger: Wow!! What a excellent quote!!! Thanks for sharing that with us. I am going to save that one in my favorite quotes folder. :)

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