Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ending the year...

with a few graphics and photos. These images spoke strongly to me and maybe they will to you too.
Voicing (and living) support for veganism not only offers the opportunity to awaken others, but it also serves to signal to those who live vegan that they do so as members of a community. Because...sometimes it seems to be a lonely and isolated way of being.

 I think it is important to be aware that stepping beyond the boundaries of "how it's supposed to be"...in any direction...is going to result in distance from those who've not moved. And that can be uncomfortable...and cause all kinds of turmoil and upset.

If you're living as an ethical vegan, remember...you're living a kind life. And if you're not living as an ethical vegan...you are not living a kind life. The two are mutually exclusive. And for those who are strongly concerned with spirituality...well this next graphic depicts a deep deep truth.


Remember, hearts exist in all shapes and sizes of beings. Living vegan is an expression of recognition of this truth, living vegan means recognizing and respecting many, many, many more hearts than ever possible any other way.

 All living beings are just trying to live their lives...in that respect we are all the same. My thanks to each and everyone who is living a life of respect toward others. I hope your new year is a happy and excellent one for you and for all. If you're living vegan...you have my gratitude and respect...if you aren't...well....what are you waiting for?

Finally...just a reminder...
and in truth, given the track record of humans in respect to what they've done to the beings and the environment over which we do have some degree of power and control...not being able to control everything is probably a very very good thing.

Live vegan and you'll be living well and kindly and controlling (as best you can) the harm you might do to others....please enjoy your New Year,

(P.S. My thanks to everyone who's taken the time to visit and read these posts and my special thanks to everyone who's taken the time to read and to comment. Your responses are greatly appreciated and enjoyed. PPS. All graphics were found on the internet and my gratitude goes to their creators)


7 comments:

D.E.M. said...

This is so great! The elephant pic made me cry, though!!
I'm looking forward to this year.
Hugs from Winnipeg :)

Have Gone Vegan said...

Thanks for seeing, and for sharing your insights, perspectives, and huge heart. You're a real treasure! :)

Christina said...

May there be more peace and kindness to all animals in the coming year.

My hair will carry on.

Christine said...

Thank you for a very moving and inspiring selection of quotations and graphics. You are right being vegan can be very lonely and a difficult path to follow, that‘s why it is good to know that there are people like you out there who care about animals and are willing to make the effort to live a vegan lifestyle. I hope the new year is a happy one for you and that there will be more positive progression towards a more ethical world where all beings may live in peace .

Bea Elliott said...

Humbled and inspired! You had me at the first image and sentiment of sharing hope. Not only are we not alone... We are in a fine fold of mutual friendships.

Thank you and all for traveling this peace-seeking voyage. Glad we met on the way. <3

Happy New Year!

joan.kyler said...

Thank you for a thoughtful introduction to the New Year.

The hardest thing for me is knowing that there are so many animals (and people) who need compassion and kindness but who won't get it. I have to learn that I can only do what I can do and, like one of the graphics, it's better to help even one creature than to just contemplate helping the millions.

Best wishes for a more compassionate 2014.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting DEM, HGV, Christine, Bea and Joan. For each of you and for all living...let 2014 be full of compassion. :-)