What, people ask (and argue) does what we eat have to do with leading an inspired and authentic life? With being awake, integrated, and…whole? My answer: Everything.
As Rilke said “I do not want to stay folded anywhere, because where I am folded, there I am a lie”.
Each of us knows, under a multi-layered cloak of conditioning and denial and justification, that causing suffering, doing violence, oppressing, and taking life, is wrong. It goes against our innate sensibilities and the very value system by which we identify ourselves. We believe in protecting the innocent, acting with compassion, and the ideal of a just world.
Denying that knowing is to deny our true nature, our highest self, and so, a part of us remains folded.
Choosing to live as a vegan is choosing to become unfolded, to live in awareness, and to embody our highest truth. Where we are desensitized and in denial, or reaction, we are a lie. As we awaken and begin to live in greater congruence with our core truths and the essence of who we really are, veganism becomes a given. An obviousness. It is part of the path to becoming whole, realized, connected — to the higher self being made manifest. [Read more…]