Around Christmas of last year i've chosen the Vegan Path. It actually feels that this was the only first step i had to take. Since then it felt that veganism chose me....
The transition was surprisingly (to me) smooth and easy. As a matter of fact i feel as if i've always been vegan.
From a way of eating it has become a way of life.
From a way of life it became a philosophy of existence (for all creatures).
From philosophy of existence it became a path.
And it all makes sense now.
i am vegan because :
1. i don't want to be a part of the slaughter of animals. Everyone has a soul; me included.
2. i care for the future of the planet; not just "my" planet ( the one that exist while i'm alive) , or even my children's planet. i care for the future - 7- generations- planet.
3. i respect my body - my health.
The rewards i receive every day are a clearer mind and deeper/ open heart.
i recently spent time in NZ teaching in a Suzuki Music Camp. i woke up one morning to the cry of a cow. She was crying because her calf was taken away from her. She wanted to feed him just as i wanted to feed my children. It's not a decision that her or i had to make. It was in our nature. It is our nature. We, mothers, need and want to feed our offsprings. This is our duty; our right.
Veganism has opened my eyes and my heart to a new level of understanding and experience.
i feel the connection between all living creatures.
So when you ask me if it's not hard for me to be a vegan, and if i don't miss the food i used to ear before, i'd say the opposite is true. i feel that i'm gaining every day. The list of bonuses has just started. i'm discovering more as i go. Yes.
And the vegan food is the embodiment of yumminess for my bud taste. i'm rediscovering the joy of cooking and food preparing. i revere the gifts of mother earth. i'm in awe at the beauty, colours and energy that each plant-based recipe grants me.
iVegan is becoming my way of life; not my diet.