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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Vegetarianism


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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7 comments:

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.

~Amadeus

"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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