I finished “Main Street Vegan” this morning before I even got out of bed and it was phenomenal, you guys. Moran really hits all topics, whether you are an ethical vegan, health vegan, vegetarian, or someone just considering or curious about adopting a plant-based lifestyle. I know I mentioned that she puts recipes at the end of each chapter and I even bookmarked a few of them and plan on making one of them this week — a chickpea curry. I just adore Indian food!
One quote from her book that I read a few times over and really resonated with me was as follows:
“Veganism is not about personal purity. It’s about compassionate choices.”
Kind of takes your breath away, doesn’t it? Tomorrow marks two weeks of vegan for me and this is something I believe more and more to be true with each day. I can look any living thing in the eyes and know that I have nothing but peace and love toward all living, breathing things. It’s such an amazing feeling.
I had to go, what I like to call, “major grocery shopping” this afternoon. While I was wandering up and down the aisles, something curious and amazing and interesting and beautiful happened — I found myself reading the labels less and less. I was grabbing things off the shelves that I already knew were vegan. I was in the middle of the aisle when I realized I did this and I literally stopped, stared into the aisle and thought for a second to digest what was happening. It all seemed so second-nature and effortless already. I feel so much more confident in the grocery store and don’t have to second guess everything. I know what is and isn’t vegan and am starting to make those choices on autopilot. It was a moment of triumph for me.
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and that freedom for all.” — Sanskrit devotional mantra
Have an excellent evening, guys. I can’t wait to cook up some curry tomorrow and share that experience with you all.
Cheers to what will very soon be 14 dairy-free days!