Wednesday, February 29, 2012

mindful moments

When I first reduced the animal products in my diet, I did it because I thought it would be healthier.

But as I began to practice a mostly vegan diet, it became a more ethical issue. I became deeply aware of the sacrifice that goes into every egg, piece of cheese, or steak dinner that is produced.

I'm not trying to make anyone feel bad. I still eat animal products in small amounts.

But when I do, I like to take a moment to acknowledge the sacrifice that makes my meals possible, and send some gratitude into the world.


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the ways its animals are treated."
Mahatma Gandhi

4 comments:

  1. I love that quote. I visited a farm sanctuary in upstate New York last summer and saw it there first. Very enlightening experience by the way. Came away with a completely new understanding.

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  2. Mindful eating - I feel like that can be practiced whether or not you are vegetarian. My parents have been for over 20 years and it's more for health reasons as well. It has made my sister and I both more mindful of what goes into our food, what we eat and how we eat

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  3. I am mostly vegan and gluten free - about 90% as I do eat some fish. I do support 'mindful eating' I like that... But I'm more offended with how the food industry produces these products whether be meat, grains or fruit and vegetables (meat especially).
    I'm definitely cautious of there my food comes from (including animal products because my family still eats it).
    Great quote - a great topic to really think about.
    Thanks Clair ;)
    xox

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    1. I don't know why it took me so long to reply to this, but when I read it, it totally resonated with me! I would be much more comfortable eating meat (and plenty of other foods) if I had confidence in how it was produced.

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Thanks for making me smile. =)