If I ever wanted to be worthy of living, it was to be as a person who lived with integrity, courage, honor and consistently with my values for truth, liberty, justice, respect, dignity, equality, empathy, kindness, compassion and peace for all earthlings. I will never be able to undo what I have unconsciously and unquestioningly participated in for far too long as I was developing in the non-vegan, discriminative, deceptive, disconnected programming culture I inherited. Though
I am viscerally saddened in discovering the magnitude of unnecessary, horrific and violent reality that is at every foundation of humanity’s present course of soul killing, animal killing, world killing, self-fulfilling, self-destruct, what I can do now is make a stand to change the course of that world for the direction that I would see us have. I have never felt more alive, driven or committed to a life of purpose and passion as I have since I unplugged from the marketing matrix and awakened from the trance of currently dominant American culture of dysfunctional and misdirected priorities obsessed with blind consumerism, materialism, entertainment, sports, celebrity culture, and “what’s in it for me” mentality. It is a powerful thing to know I am not alone on this mission, that there are in fact millions of vegans moving this world in the most awesomely epic odyssey for human consciousness andadvancement towards peace ever undertaken in our history.
It is a beautiful thing to know that no matter one’s family history, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, career, etc. they can decide to live vegan while concurrently pursuing the rest of their life’s dreams, purpose, passion, ambition or cause. I have found and strive determined to fulfill my destiny to empower a rapid world vegan shift. Though everyone dies, not everyone really lives. Dare to see the invisible, feel the intangible, and achieve the impossible by breaking the chains of fear and ego-driven apathy, ignorance, injustice,
indifference, privilege, entitlement, culture, tradition, greed, corporate
interests, habit or addiction, and begin living with an eco-driven compass of compassion and nonviolence for the people, for the planet and for the animals.
“If not you, who? If not now, when?” Hillel
Love life. Live vegan!