Veg Inspiration. Animal Protein is not Necessary.

Will Tuttle : May 17, 2009

basmati.jpg by WorldPeaceDiet.

A plant-based diet cannot be patented, so it is of absolutely no interest to the pharmaceutical complex. It is an enormous threat, in fact, and huge campaigns are waged to keep us distracted and believing that complex carbohydrates are bad for us while animal protein is absolutely necessary, and that science can save us from diabetes, cancer, and the other diseases brought on by our callous domination of animals for food.

Veg Inspiration. Eating the Violence.

Will Tuttle : May 16, 2009

Animal-based meals are the source of the complacency and sense of disempowerment that permit the environmental and social holocaust that our media prevents us from seeing and comprehending. Eating animal foods diminishes our sensitivity, paralyzing us by reducing our ability to respond—our response-ability. Eating the violence on our plates requires an evasion of responsibility so that we come to believe our actions don’t make much difference. This erroneous belief is actually rooted in our semi-conscious understanding that with every meal we cause exactly the kind of suffering and pollution that we would naturally want to prevent.

Veg Inspiration. The Profoundest Love.

Will Tuttle : May 15, 2009

i-love-healthy-eating.jpg by WorldPeaceDiet.

Though it appears that we are mere finite beings eating food, from another perspective we can see the infinite eternally feeding itself with itself. Through this act of partaking, we open, embrace, and actually embody the infinite order as a unique expression of itself, which is us, these human beings who are eating. This is an expression of the profoundest love. When we eat, we are loved by the eternal and mysterious force that births all life, that makes present all who ever preceded us, that manifests itself ceaselessly as us and experiences life through us, with a love that thoroughly gives of itself to us, to we who are this force. It is a love that our intuitive heart can sense and respond to and deeply, ecstatically appreciate, but that our rational mind can barely begin to comprehend.

Veg Inspiration. Eating is Intimate.

Will Tuttle : May 14, 2009

Reasons not to Overeat by breezeDebris.

Eating is the most intimate of all activities in which we actually
accomplish the complex and longed-for union of self and other, subject
and world. And so it has always been seen, cross-culturally, as the
most sacred human activity, and the most culturally binding as well. We
cannot become more intimate with someone or something than by eating
them. They then literally become us. Such an intimate act must
certainly be attended to with the greatest awareness, love,
discrimination, and reverence. If it is not, then it is a clear
indication that something is seriously awry.

May 13th

Looking deeply into food, into what and how we eat, and into the attitudes, actions, and beliefs surrounding food, is an adventure of looking into the very heart of our culture and ourselves. As surprising as it may seem, as we shine the light of awareness onto this most ordinary and necessary aspect of our lives, we shine light onto unperceived chains of bondage attached to our bodies, minds, and hearts, onto the bars of cages we never could quite see, and onto a sparkling path that leads to transformation and the possibility of true love, freedom, and joy in our lives.

Veg Inspiration. Inner Feminine Intuition.

Will Tuttle : May 11, 2009

The inner feminine is our intuition, our sensitivity, and our ability to sense the profound interconnectedness of events and beings, and it is vital to peace, wisdom, joy, intelligence, creativity, and spiritual awakening. With every baby calf stolen from her mother and killed, with every gallon of milk stolen from enslaved and broken mothers, with every thrust of the raping sperm gun, with every egg stolen from a helpless, frantic hen, and with every baby chick killed or locked for life in a hellish nightmare cage, we kill the sacred feminine within ourselves. By ordering and eating products from the industrial herding complex that dominates the feminine with an iron fist, we squelch our opportunities for maturing to higher levels of understanding, sensitivity, and compassion. We remain merely ironic in our quests.

Veg Inspiration. Song of the New Mythos.

Will Tuttle : May 10, 2009

Animals on the Jungle Cruise by Scott's Foto Café.

song of the new mythos that yearns to be born through us requires our
spirits to be loving and alive enough to hear and recognize the pain we
are causing through our obsolete food orientation. We are called to
allow our innate mercy and kindness to shine forth and to confront the
indoctrinated assumptions that promote cruelty. While we are granted
varying degrees of privilege depending on our species, race, class, and
gender, we are all harmed when any is harmed; suffering is ultimately
completely interconnected because we are all interconnected, and
socially-constructed privilege only serves to disconnect us from this
truth of our interdependence.

May 9th

In order to
confine and kill animals for food, we must repress our natural
compassion, warping us away from intuition and toward materialism,
violence, and disconnectedness.

Veg Inspiration. Hear Your Calling.

Will Tuttle : May 8, 2009

The calling we hear today is the persistent call to evolve. It is part of a larger song to which we all contribute and that lives in our cells and in the essential nature of the universe that gives rise to our being. It is a song, ultimately, of healing, joy, and celebration because all of us, humans and non-humans alike, are expressions of a beautiful and benevolent universe. It is also a song of darkest pain and violation, due to our accepted practices of dominating, commodifying, and killing animals and people.

Veg Inspiration. Willingness to Change.

Will Tuttle : May 6, 2009
pigs.jpg by WorldPeaceDiet.

Eating animal foods is a fundamental cause of our dilemmas, but we will squirm every which way to avoid confronting this. It is our defining blind spot and is the essential missing piece to the puzzle of human peace and freedom. Because of our culturally inherited behavior of abusing the animals we use for food and ignoring this abuse, we are exceedingly hesitant to look behind the curtain of our denial, talk with each other about the consequences of our meals, and change our behavior to reflect what we see and know. This unwillingness is socially supported and continually reinforced.

Veg Inspiration. Making Connections.

Will Tuttle : May 5, 2009

Austin Farmer's Market by you.

Until we are willing and able to make the connections between what we are eating and what was required to get it on our plate, and how it affects us to buy, serve, and eat it, we will be unable to make the connections that will allow us to live wisely and harmoniously on this earth. When we cannot make connections, we cannot understand, and we are less free, less intelligent, less loving, and less happy. The most crucial task for our generation, our group mission on this earth, perhaps, is to make some essential connections that our parents and ancestors have been mostly unable to make, and thus to evolve a healthier human society to bequeath to our children.

Veg Inspiration. Why are we stressed?

Will Tuttle : May 4, 2009

stress.jpg by WorldPeaceDiet.

As children, through constant exposure to the complex patterns of belief surrounding our most elaborate group ritual, eating food, we ingested our culture’s values and invisible assumptions. Like sponges, we learned, we noticed, we partook, and we became acculturated. Now, as adults, finding our lives beset with stress and a range of daunting problems of our own making, we rightly yearn to understand the source of our frustrating inability to live in harmony on this earth.

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