EVERYTHING VEGAN

September 9, 2014 6:46 pm
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Advice to friends and followers: I would say that you should never feel like you have to apologize for your veganism and activism. We are in the right.

There is no reason to feel uncomfortable by other people’s reactions towards you. Those reactions are not about you.

I think it’s important to be respectful, but you must also be truthful, honest and strong in your convictions. This isn’t really about you, it’s about the 56 billion land animals, trillions of fishes, millions of animals in labs, millions of animals killed for fashion and millions exploited for entertainment.

Your voice, your behaviors, your actions are necessary for their well being. Do whatever you need to do to become more confident in using your voice and then use it.

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Gary Smith, The Thinking Vegan
 
April 27, 2014 10:28 am
"[Toxic] people will shun or attack you for speaking the truth."
 
March 9, 2014 11:46 am
I’m reading the last lines of this amazing book, such an inspiration. I encourage you to read it, it is most definitely a revelation. 
"She offers a metaphor to help us better understand the interior dynamic of our humanity, she compares the human being with an ensemble made of a chariot, a horse, a driver (that leads the horse), and a master that sits inside the chariot. Symbolically, the chariot represents our physical body, the horse represents our emotions, the driver represents our mind and the master represents our true essence. The physical, mental and emotional elements form what we often call our personality or our “ego.” And the Master represents our true and transcendental essence.Look at each of these elements in more detail.The current functioning of our experience, has often denied or neglected the existence of the master and therefore has unknowingly missed its guidance, in other words: the driver has had to lead the chariot by himself, he has failed to listen to the subtle but vital instructions of the master. Up to recently, the driver had not developed a relationship with the master, in many cases he was not even aware the master was there. So the functioning of the vehicle has been very limited.The driver does not have and will never have all the knowledge to lead the horse and the chariot in the best possible way, he needs the Master’s wisdom to do a good job. All the challenges, problems and difficulties that surround us at a personal and planetary level come directly from this lack of communication and our limited functioning as a result.However, for the first time in our history, at least the history we can trace back to, we are closer to attaining the ideal human model, where The Master can recover its influence and authority. If we are able to truly integrate the master into our daily life, we will be approaching a great revolution of the human consciousness which in turn will allow us to create a new world for each one of us and for the humanity as a whole.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Over the past three decades, Annie Marquier has become a well-known name in the field of personal transformation. She is an inspiring author, lecturer, workshop leader and the founder of the Institute for Personal Development in Quebec, a centre for wellness and personal growth.Annie Marquier masterfully combines a whole array of cutting-edge psychological, spiritual, scientific and artistic knowledge and techniques, skillfully presenting them within the framework of the Ageless Wisdom. Furthermore, in addition to her rich and enlightening synthesis of knowledge, her twenty-five years of experience working with thousands of people enable her to offer concrete tools to better understand and master the challenges of daily life.”

I’m reading the last lines of this amazing book, such an inspiration. I encourage you to read it, it is most definitely a revelation. 

"She offers a metaphor to help us better understand the interior dynamic of our humanity, she compares the human being with an ensemble made of a chariot, a horse, a driver (that leads the horse), and a master that sits inside the chariot. 

Symbolically, the chariot represents our physical body, the horse represents our emotions, the driver represents our mind and the master represents our true essence. 

The physical, mental and emotional elements form what we often call our personality or our “ego.” And the Master represents our true and transcendental essence.

Look at each of these elements in more detail.

The current functioning of our experience, has often denied or neglected the existence of the master and therefore has unknowingly missed its guidance, in other words: the driver has had to lead the chariot by himself, he has failed to listen to the subtle but vital instructions of the master. Up to recently, the driver had not developed a relationship with the master, in many cases he was not even aware the master was there. So the functioning of the vehicle has been very limited.

The driver does not have and will never have all the knowledge to lead the horse and the chariot in the best possible way, he needs the Master’s wisdom to do a good job. All the challenges, problems and difficulties that surround us at a personal and planetary level come directly from this lack of communication and our limited functioning as a result.

However, for the first time in our history, at least the history we can trace back to, we are closer to attaining the ideal human model, where The Master can recover its influence and authority. If we are able to truly integrate the master into our daily life, we will be approaching a great revolution of the human consciousness which in turn will allow us to create a new world for each one of us and for the humanity as a whole.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Over the past three decades, Annie Marquier has become a well-known name in the field of personal transformation. 

She is an inspiring author, lecturer, workshop leader and the founder of the Institute for Personal Development in Quebec, a centre for wellness and personal growth.

Annie Marquier masterfully combines a whole array of cutting-edge psychological, spiritual, scientific and artistic knowledge and techniques, skillfully presenting them within the framework of the Ageless Wisdom. 

Furthermore, in addition to her rich and enlightening synthesis of knowledge, her twenty-five years of experience working with thousands of people enable her to offer concrete tools to better understand and master the challenges of daily life.”

 
February 5, 2014 10:41 am

The Natural Effect:

"The False Advertising Industry" reveals the shocking truth about what is allowed in "Natural" food."

 
February 3, 2014 2:46 pm
"Prescription drugs kill more people than traffic accidents. According to Dr. Barbara Starfield, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2000, “adverse effects of medications” (from drugs that were correctly prescribed and taken) kill 106,000 people per year. And that doesn’t include accidental overdoses. Add to that the 7,000 annual deaths from medication errors in hospitals, 20,000 deaths from errors in hospitals not related to medications (like botched surgeries and incorrectly programmed and monitores machines), 80,000 deaths from hospital-caused infections, and 2,000 deaths per year from unnecessary surgery, and the tire-screeching ambulance ride starts to look like the safest part of the whole hospital experiencie."

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell

That would make the medical system the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.

 
January 24, 2014 11:00 am

Do watch this important talk from Melanie Joy. 

"Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is an internationally-acclaimed speaker, award-winning author, a Harvard-educated psychologist, and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Joy is best known for her pioneering work on carnism, introduced in her book “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.” Joy has given her acclaimed carnism presentation across the United States as well as internationally. Joy is also the author of “Strategic Action for Animals” and she is the founder and president of the Carnism Awareness and Action Network.”

 
January 10, 2014 2:36 pm
"HOLD ON! Hold on! Yes; hold on!
Hold on – is basic good advice; Hold on – when the going gets tough; Hold on – when the going gets rough; Hold on – even when all things are going wrong; Yes; hold on – just hold on! Hold on! Hold on! Hold on is not just good advice; Hold on is actual good practice; When the going gets tough – you should hold on; When the going gets rough – you must hold on; When everything is going wrong – That’s when you need to hold on! Yes; hold on – just hold on! No doubt you will then ask – Hold on – but hold on to what? Well; you can hold on to yourself; And; you can hold on to your goal and your promises; You can hold on to what you believe; If not for yourself – for the sake of your loved ones – You need to hold on; Yes; for the sake of Truth and Justice – You must hold on; For the sake of the Future – Yes; for the sake of your Children – You must - you must – Hold on. Yes! Hold On- Just hold On!"

LHSANG TSERING (2009)
 
December 19, 2013 11:26 am

Gary Francione

on Animal Abolition & Ethical Consumption

"Abby Martin talks to self-proclaimed animal abolitionist and Rutgers University Professor, Gary Francione, about the need rethink treatment of animals, discussing everything from factory farming to the ethics of eating meat."

 
December 17, 2013 5:50 pm
"It’s disgusting, it’s appalling and, most disturbingly, it’s true."

"It’s disgusting, it’s appalling and, most disturbingly, it’s true."

(Source: facebook.com)

 
December 9, 2013 6:04 pm

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November 19, 2013 4:10 pm
"The moment you get angry while arguing with someone, is the instant you stop striving for the truth and start trying to prove yourself superior."

Buddhist Boot Camp
 
November 2, 2013 2:54 pm
What Trees Teach Us About Life and Ownership, by Herman Hesse / 
"In one way we could say that the primordial essence of aesthetics, arts and our multiple abstractions about beauty, originates in nature: in waterfalls, floral structures, the stolid deserts or the intriguing jungles.
Taking this into account we should not be surprising that Herman Hesse, the great German writer, has been able to spin a literary tribute to trees- those pillars that radiate a comforting wisdom-, as this excerpt from his book Wanderung: Aufzeichnungen (Berlin: Fischer, 1920; translated in English as Wandering: Notes and Sketches:Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1972).

When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.
A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live. Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is.

In the Nobel Prize website, the complete bibliography of Herman Hesse.”

What Trees Teach Us About Life and Ownership, by Herman Hesse / 

"In one way we could say that the primordial essence of aesthetics, arts and our multiple abstractions about beauty, originates in nature: in waterfalls, floral structures, the stolid deserts or the intriguing jungles.

Taking this into account we should not be surprising that Herman Hesse, the great German writer, has been able to spin a literary tribute to trees- those pillars that radiate a comforting wisdom-, as this excerpt from his book Wanderung: Aufzeichnungen (Berlin: Fischer, 1920; translated in English as Wandering: Notes and Sketches:Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1972).

When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live. Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is.

In the Nobel Prize website, the complete bibliography of Herman Hesse.”

 
July 24, 2013 11:27 am

Letter From A Vegan World

We, the activists, know that there is no such thing as compassionate, responsible or ethical farming on any scale. We know that the only humane and ethical alternative is vegan living.

Why are so few of us telling the truth? Why are we describing “free-range” products as “humane” when we know the horror such practices inflict on their victims?

Why are we lying to the public, and ourselves, that “compassionate” animal farming is anything but a myth, a marketing scheme, a deceptive label? 

Why are so many of us offering up the lives of animals by encouraging the consumption of their flesh, eggs and milk, when our only duty is to fight for their lives as if they were our own? 

Why are we promoting the practice of consuming animals when we know it to be brutal, inexcusable, unconscionable and completely unnecessary? 

Why are we rewarding consumers for demanding more of the the very thing we are struggling to eliminate? 

Why are we strengthening and rewarding the worlds’ entrenched speciesist assumptions, when our job, our only job, as vegan educators and activists, is to challenge and change those assumptions by offering a new model of thinking about nonhuman animals, a new model of interacting with them, a new practice of living, a new way of being in the world?

~Joanna Lucas


 
July 15, 2013 4:39 pm
Snowden uncovers shocking truth behind Chemtrails

"The shocking truth, as he says, is that chemtrails are part of a benevolent program aimed at countering global warming. By cooperating in secret with jet fuel manufacturers, government agents have carefully kept the massive chemtrail efforts completely under wraps. Snowden added, “I am only revealing this program because there is no oversight in the scientific community, no public discussion, and little concern for the side-effects which are well known only to a few privileged people interested in continuing the decades-long chemtrail program in secret.””

 
June 28, 2013 5:24 pm
"Many of us are afraid to let go of some belief systems when presented with a truth that could collapse it. It’s called cognitive dissonance."►

"Many of us are afraid to let go of some belief systems when presented with a truth that could collapse it. It’s called cognitive dissonance."

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