Like many people on the planet today I was brought up in a household that ate meat for almost every meal. I basically just ate what I was used to and just believed that it was okay since it tasted good and most of the world was doing it. I didn’t really think about questioning my choices, because it didn’t seem like it was that big of a deal.
At one point my sister turned vegetarian/vegan for a little bit which I never understood why as my awareness of life was through a very small lens still at that point and I even told her that it would be impossible for me to do that. I probably mentioned to her that she was crazy as well, but even so it gave me a little glimpse into that lifestyle.
It was only a couple years later when I was living in Miami, my friend convinced me to do a challenge with him to just eat banana’s for 7 days. I obviously thought that he was mad, but still decided to try it!
The first couple of days were very difficult and it shocked my system. I had headaches and cravings for anything other than banana’s, but I was determined to continue as this was my choice and I knew that probably after I would be back to eating the same things as I was used to.
Before doing the banana challenge I already was heavily into meditating and yoga, and was really focused on expanding my consciousness, so during the challenge I also was very focused on what is happening to me as I was doing this experiment. I would journal daily about how I was feeling while I ate the food, during eating it, and afterwards. I would note down not only just how my body was feeling, but as well my thoughts and emotions that I was having.
The results were so tremendous that after finishing my banana challenge I became a vegan. I currently have been a vegan now for 2 and a half years and at this point it seems to be one of the best decisions of my life. It definitely has it’s challenges since it’s still not a widely spread practice, especially in smaller towns. I can’t complain though because the amount of available resources that there are currently for vegan’s is probably a 100% increase from just a couple years ago and constantly growing.
The whole point of this post is not to force you to become vegan, that is not the point. The point is for you to start realizing that just like I was captured in the common stream of society, you are too! I want you to become aware that most of the choices that were made in your life were not really yours. If you take anything away from this, please just try to experiment on yourself rather then just doing things that are normal and easy.
Food is a very big contributor on how you feel, and the way you look at life, so if you feed yourself with low conscious things, then you are going to feel and look at life through that low conscious lens. Just because things taste good and they don’t kill you right away doesn’t mean that they are good for you. As your awareness raises on life, society’s favorite foods don’t become your favorites anymore because you realize what happens as you continue to eat those foods.
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