How do you feel when you look at the good food?
Have you ever spend time to observe the changes in your mind?
Most of us, our thought will automatically move to “I want to eat.”, “it’s nice”, “and it’s yummy”…
You might even feel the saliva in your mouth as your strong urge to enjoy the food.
How powerful is your mind!
Some of us, we might be “cheated” by our senses, we are only focus on the color, aroma, taste, follow by thought after thought like waves, “I want to eat”, “I want to buy the food”, “Must try”, “Must have”, and “Must go now”….
Have you ever contemplated about “where the foods come from?”
Say Roast chicken, grill fish, hamburger, sausage, lamb chop, steak…
We might be too busy and too enjoying the food, totally neglected on where is the ingredient from?
Sometimes, we might know but we just ignore, “Why should I be bothered?”
We might not even link the food with the “life of other living beings”.
The truth is an animal’s life is taken in the name of “Good food” to us.
Sometimes, when we are driving in highway, we might also see some of dead animal body being hit by running vehicle.
Do you associate the “dead Body” as food?
Do you feel like you want to eat?
What is the difference between “dead body hot by vehicle” and “the meat” you are eating?
I heard from my friends that after they watched the documentary of the process of slaughtering, immediately they go for meat free diet.
When you witness the killing process, the pain, fear, tension, stress, crying and yelling for helps, struggling, last breath from animal friends, you are going to let go your meat-eating habit as compassion and loving kindness is your true nature.
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be vegetarians.”
When we are looking at things, don’t only focus on the surface, use our rational thinking to see the truth.
Don’t be cover or mislead by your senses.
“Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth.”
By Thich Nhat Hanh
Besides, a simple act of taking a vegetarian meal, you are actually saving 780 g of Carbon dioxide.
How nice if we can start even a day in a week to take vegetarian meal. Of course, the more days you are consuming vegetarian meal is most welcome.
Congratulations if you be a vegan or vegetarian!
You are saving the environment, life of animal friends and your health.
Your action is self benefit and benefit others!
Happy world environment day!