Why a Vegan Challenge?

Posted By Mimi on Apr 21, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

How do I benefit from getting people to take the vegan challenge??? I don’t. So why the hell do it? Because I think that it makes someone’s lot better. Am I hoping to change people’s minds about what it means to be vegan? Damn right, at least in the sense that I really believe in making someone’s life better through this process.
Quite frankly, this is just between you and me, I don’t care whether people have more energy or whatever from eating a vegan diet. I want to make the world less violent and, yes, be partially responsible for decreasing other creature’s suffering. I don’t believe anyone deserves to be treated like an machine regardless of, or especially because they have fur, fins, or feathers. I mean, why participate in something that is so easily avoided?
I know, know, there are many battles to be waged. I agree, this is just my battle. Please, feel free to wage your own. In fact, please, please, wage one. Do something, anything, just don’t do nothing.
Ugggh. God, I sound self righteous. I don’t mean to, it just comes out that way. I am constantly engulfed in process and I have always been this way. Writing both solidifies and blows apart my thoughts. I will say this; I am someone who doesn’t know how to sit and wait. I must act on what I see in front of me. This can be a blessing and a curse but it is who I am. I don’t want to change yet sometimes my brain exhausts me. The world is huge and diverse and scary and violent and loving and full of extraordinary courage and loss. I don’t know if I can or should shift the balance of dark and light. I only know that I can’t help but try…

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