By Nina Julie Sørensen
Making good decisions for yourself is vital for living an authentic life in alignment with your inner voice – your inner path.
Every day I’m trying to do just this.
I’m a newbie in veganism, eating a low fat wholefood plant-based diet. And it is a strange feeling that it seems so right for me to go down this road. In a way, it feels like I’m returning to the person I’ve always been – as if I went astray for some time and finally came back to the right track.
For the last couple of years, I’ve been mistreating myself, both body and mind. I’ve been eating poor food (albeit vegetarian) and making bad decisions in general. But this year, I made a loving decision and decided to go vegan, and what a journey it has been so far!
I’ve lost 30 pounds in 8 months:
I have never felt this good. I’m high on energy, thinking more clearly, feeling a lightness and a new kind of strength in my body. But what’s even better is the fact that I’m not participating in hurting animals anymore. I just couldn’t justify eating cheese a moment longer when innocent beings had to suffer because of my desire to consume their bodily fluids.
Letting myself be guided by the universe – that loving inner voice – is the best decision I’ve ever made. I’m letting go and allowing myself to go with the flow of kindness, compassion and no bullshit. I’m discovering how life feels when you don’t stuff yourself with crappy food, bad people and lousy thoughts. Veganism is my teacher – a brutally honest one.
I’m discovering how I can no longer hide by stuffing my face with low energy foods. And I’ve found that when I fill myself up with whole organic plant-based foods, my body receives only clean and healthy fuel. There are no chemicals and no animal flesh to battle and digest.
I have found a surplus of energy to put into better use. My mind and body have become clearer and toxin-free. Now that I no longer have this junk to hide behind, I am able to feel clearly as well. This was scary at first, but when the fog that I was living in lifted, it helped me to become brave to make loving decisions in my life.
Going vegan is truly a healing process for me. I learn new things every day, about the world, myself and other people. I have found that not only do I not want toxins in my food; I don’t want toxic relationships with friends or lovers either. It has truly become harder to accept bullshit from other people, which of course is a wonderful thing.
So all I can say now is this: going vegan is the best decision I’ve ever made. It is truly a gift that keeps on giving, every day!
I’m deeply encouraging you to try it out, and find out the magic and possibilities that lies inside this way of life, for I can finally say that I’m aligning with who I really am.
For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck.