I remember a Krishna friend of mine once told me not to feel badly for all of the meat that I ate in the past. And, at the time, I was telling him why it was important to EAT meat! I laugh now and realize that each person is where he or she is in life at a specific time for a reason. And my hope is that if you are toying with the idea of adapting a plant-based diet, my story will inspire you to try. Don’t worry about labeling yourself vegan or vegetarian today. Just try, one day at a time. After all, that’s all we are given in life anyways: one day at a time.
Lastly, at the very end of this article, I wanted to mention something that is probably a larger article on its own. I have a brother who spent most of his life eating a lot of meat, as most of us did in Texas. Doctors have told us that this one of the primary reasons why people get the disease he is currently struggling to fight off. Without going into the details of his private life, he is struggling with what doctor’s say is the “hardest cancer to cure.” He is not old. How I wish I could turn back the hands of time.
Knowledge is power: read, watch, and come to your own conclusion. I am not saying I am right and others are wrong. I’m saying I have dared to see what is really going on in the commercial meat industry and have made my decision thereafter. I will never force my opinion on another. Just remember that enlightenment can only lead to a better place for you and everyone else on this planet.even the little animals.