I'm getting there! I've not eaten mammal meat in many, many years - and now I've given up chicken and seafood. And,I must say that it wasn't hard at all. If one is on a spiritual quest (I am) and loves all animals (I do) and likes to read and find the truth (as much as possible) and wants to live a more compassionate life - it's pretty much a no-brainer - and I just wish I'd done this a long time ago. But, better late than never. My next step is to remove the few dairy and other products in my diet that put animals in just as bad living conditions as those who are eaten.
I know some of you out there probably a vegan diet is extreme, but that's okay; I think most people's diets are horrendous.
I'm in the process of reading The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle but have only read a bit of it. It is enlightening and thought provoking - and hits it home. As one rewiewer writes, "This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to grow spiritually, who wants to live a conscious and compassionate life, and who wants to contribute to world peace. I have read many books on the topic of vegetarianism, animal rights and animal welfare, spiritual growth, and peace and nonviolence. This book stands alone in its ability to make the connection between all of these subjects." I will have to write my own review when I finish reading it.
In the meantime, I am having loads of fun trying out all kinds of new recipes - and will post one tomorrow.
"I must interpret the life about me as I interpret the life that is my own. My life is full of meaning to me. The life around me must be full of significance to itself. If I am to expect others to respect my life, then I must respect the other life I see, however strange it may be to mine. . . . We need a boundless ethics which will include the animals also."
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Civilization and Ethics, Nobel 1952