I love food – especially in the winter, when the sun is down and my mind is frosted, friends are far away and laughter is quietly asleep.
Like a true Omnivore, I can generate energy from anything I eat and feel good with it – from milk to apples, bread to lentils. I love it all and I feel the benefit of it all. Even that of meat. But how beautiful is this cow? seriously. It’s hard to take a look at this gorgeous being and then eat it in a taco.
I can’t love the cow and eat it too. Hunf! I quit smoking the other day and I know the next step will be to go vegetarian. Not crazy vegetarian, just quietly vegetarian – learn tonnes of recipes, be comfortable in it. No pressure, stepping in and out of it as I wish. Cleanse my body, love the beautiful beings around me without ‘but’. Honour this cow, who deserves a peaceful life as much as I do…
I quit smoking the other day and I know the next step will be to go vegetarian. Not crazy vegetarian, just quietly vegetarian – learn tonnes of recipes, be comfortable in it. No pressure, stepping in and out of it as I wish. I just want to cleanse my body and love the beautiful beings around me without having a ‘but’ in my mind. Honour this cow, who deserves a peaceful life as much as I do…
It’s not easy though. If only I didn’t have to choose.
Like this Cachena cow. This lucky/unlucky cow (you decide) lives in the moment. She has no choice! Every morning, she takes on her destiny without a single worry in her mind, no matter if she’s about to live or to be tacoed. The choice is all on us, really. The ones who worry…
Humans, we can’t control life, but we can foresee it. Because of that, it’s our responsibility to create the spectacular life that we are capable of imagining. Wow. Lucky and unlucky us. So there’s a tiny bit of pressure.
I’d like to share with you who inspired me to write this post: this cow and the woman singing in this music. No joke. Here’s my ‘Give-veganism-a-try’ meditation kit:
Step 1: Stare at this beautiful cow
Step 2: Listen to this healing music
Step 3: Imagine this cow’s heartbeat synched with yours, radiating light around her
You’ll see what I mean…
Don’t trust anyone to know what’s best for you. No doctors, parents or politics can end your pain. Not because they don’t want to, but simply because they don’t know you – the real person hiding beneath all they know...
If you want to make things right, start listening to your true self – to what you like, what you don’t like, to what feels right. It’s quite unreal that you would live inside somebody and some mind that you don’t know at all.
“You cannot help anyone without benefiting yourself, nor can you harm anyone without injuring yourself.” – Amma
Amongst all my friends, I’m probably considered to be the one that talks the most. I am excited about life, about people, about change. But strangely, I don’t consider myself a talkative person. Because I believe than when you do something with a purpose, you can never do too much of it. With the right crowd, everything falls into place. The ironic thing is, the thing people tease you about is usually your best asset.
You can be romantic, individualist, naturalist, geek. No matter what you are and how you tend to be, you are doing it right. Are you a bad dancer? Only you can get people to smile in the dark. Are you shy? You can melt anyone with your eyes. Are you picky? You can improve everything you touch. I am talkative. And I am courageous enough to do everything that I say.
That’s why I had my last cigarette on the 22nd of September. Because I prefer to talk about freedom and change and the two don’t go well together. Talking too much took me to stop smoking. hmm.. I think I’ll do more of it and see where it takes me. 🙂