|Vegan life force! (public domain photo)|
Why do some vegans make such a big deal about eating life or eating death? Aren't the fruits and vegetables, the whole grains, nuts and legumes that we eat already dead when we eat them? They're no longer alive, it's true. So, what's this obsession with eating life, not death? It's pretty simple and complex at the same time. You see, by choosing to go vegan, we choose to reject the death and suffering that results from a typical omnivore diet and lifestyle. Therefore, we choose life. But there's much more to it than that.
Breaking the death connection.
Eating meat, dairy, fish, seafood and eggs promotes the production of these “foods.” Therefore, it promotes death and suffering. Of course, the connections go much deeper than that, as well. Eating these products hastens our own death, through bad health, food and water shortages, environmental damage and more. Breaking that connection and choosing life feels wonderful!
The life connection
By eating vegan and refusing to buy other animal products, we vegans know we're making great strides toward ending the related death and suffering. We rejoice in the fact that we're doing something peacefully positive to promote well being for all. This is what makes the vegan diet such a powerful force for life. Veganism is more than just a diet for most of us. It's a celebration of living our lives as purposefully and compassionately as possible.
The fabulous colors, tastes and smells of vegan food
Good, fresh vegan food is absolutely bursting with life. It comes in many colors, shapes, sizes, tastes and smells. It's extraordinarily flavorful. It's as varied as the vegans who consume it. When I made the vegan connection, I was truly surprised at the sheer volume of new foods there were for me to try. It opened up a whole new world for my taste-buds to explore.
Will you choose life?
That's up to you, of course. All I can say is that if you don't at least try, you'll never know how joyous you will feel by just waking up vegan every morning.
It's not merely about the food or the animals or the environment. It's about the all encompassing life force connection between all of those and more. It's the fully loaded nutritional content of the food. It's the flavor. It's the color. It's the compassion. It's the love of mother nature. It's about knowing you're doing the right thing and choosing the most delicious diet in existence!
I love being vegan!
It makes me feel fulfilled. I wish everyone could feel this good about what goes on their plate. I guess that's why I'm such a relentless vegan advocate. I want everyone else to be able to be this happy about their life choices. Choose life! You'll be so glad you did.