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Daily Living Nature Vegan

Veganism is life-affirming.

I was inspired by someone to become a vegan. I went on a trip with this person, who has been a vegan for many years. I thought “That is some very good reasoning, I’m going to give this a try.” So I went vegan, and I liked it – and I’ve been vegan ever since. My reasons to remain vegan have kept growing stronger and stronger. At the time, I weighed slightly more than I would have liked, so I thought, yes I could normalize my weight. Going vegan did that for me. I also felt healthier, like I had a better working cardiovascular system. I believe that is true.


After being vegan for a while, I started to contemplate the genius of veganism. It really is just about the most life-affirming dietary decision that is possible. While all other dietary lifestyles involve eating “what once was alive” animal or animal products, veganism only includes eating of plants or plant products. While I would say that plants might be capable of “feeling”, I believe it is an entirely different consciousness than how a “higher” being feels. My point being is that the actual process of harvesting, manufacturing, or creating vegan food is so much more of a “clean”, “natural”, “humane”, and “happier” process than any other dietary lifestyle.


I really encourage people to try going vegan, for reasons of health and good conscience.


As I say, “Vegan eggs are the healthiest eggs, because they are alive.”

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Daily Living Philosophy Poetry Words Writing

I Wish

I wish good things upon you.

I wish you are happy and content.

I wish you love, purpose, and satisfaction.

I wish that gentle kindness is always given to you.

I wish you success.

I wish you good health.

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Daily Living Language Literature Philosophy Words Writing

Words

“Words are mightier than the sword.”

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Daily Living This and That

An Apprenticeship

I’ve tried it before: the electrician’s apprenticeship. I had to travel and it was too much travel for me so I chose not to continue. Now it’s different. I’m going to give it another try. I’m going to ask if it’s possible to stay in town during, at least the beginning of, the apprenticeship. To me it makes sense: decent pay and learning on the job. The work is, sort of awesome, and there is a lot to learn. Let’s see how it goes.

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Daily Living Humor Story This and that.

Lighthouse

Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days.

I was serving on the lead battleship and was on watch on the bridge as night fell. The visibility was poor with patchy fog, so the Captain remained on the bridge keeping an eye on all activities.

Shortly after dark, the lookout on the wing of the bridge reported “Light, bearing on the starboard bow.”

“Is it steady or moving astern?” The Captain called out.

Lookout replied, “Steady, Captain.”

Which meant we were on a dangerous collision course with that ship.

The Captain then called to the signalman, “Signal that ship: we are on a collision course, advise you change course 20 degrees.”

Back came a signal, “Advisable for you to change course 20 degrees.”

The Captain said, “Send, I’m a Captain, change course 20 degrees.”

“I’m a seaman second class,” came the reply. “You had better change course 20 degrees.”

By that time, the Captain was furious. He spat out, “Send, I’m a battleship. Change course 20 degrees.”

Back came the flashing light, “I’m a lighthouse.”

We changed course.

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Daily Living Prayer Spiritual Writing

Listen to God say “I love you”

God is not someone who is far away, nor is he an inexorable judge… No, he … loves us more than we could ask to be loved. God, the creator of the universe, the person who made all things out of nothing, loves us. He wants to care for us, share his divine life with us, and bring us into perfect union with him for all eternity.

This truth is basic to our whole spiritual growth. We know with our minds that God loves us, but we must also be convinced in our hearts so that we can respond to his great love.

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Daily Living This and that. Writing

Socrates’ Way

“The unexamined life is not worth living,” declared Socrates.


“We must free ourselves from the expectations of others and discover for ourselves what we are really called to do in the world.”


  1. Know thyself.
  2. Ask great questions.
  3. Think for yourself.
  4. Challenge convention.
  5. Grow with friends.
  6. Speak the truth.
  7. Strengthen your soul.
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Daily Living

Desire

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.

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Buddhism Daily Living

Practice Awareness

“When you are driving a car, just drive, keeping yourself alert to everything. When you answer the telephone, devote yourself to the caller. Likewise, move from circumstance to circumstance with this same quality of attention. Practice awareness.”

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Daily Living Poetry

Potential

You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.