I’ve decided to write this post because I am really surprised with the comments I had or saw on some other people posts regarding the subject of food.
It all started at my yoga teacher training when we talked about Patanjali’s sutra: Ahimsa (non harming), and the fact that being vegan was the answer for those who wanted to apply those sutras to their life.
We watched a few documentary too about how livestock was horribly mistreated, and about how we could solve the world hunger by having a plants based alimentation. I shared those documentary and my own experience of being vegetarian on facebook and other social media, and that’s when it all started. People were mocking me, making bad jokes on vegan, some of them were even mean, and when I tried to respond with some good arguments, most of the time I faced passive agressivity from the other party.
I witnessed that on other friend’s wall too, and I realize that the subject of food is not an easy one, just like religion, or same sex marriage.
People don’t like change and even tho you prove them with strong arguments that it is inevitable if we want to keep our planet liveable, they talk about utopia, or they’d rather ignore the truth and make no sacrifice, even tho their own children will probably pay the price of their selfishness.
I’m glad this training opened my eyes on this issue. I’ve read somewhere that doing a yoga teacher training might change you, well, it does. I just hope that (very) soon my fellow human beings will have the chance to have that kind of epiphany too.
In the meantime do a lot of yoga. Drink a lot of water, eat healthy!
Stay tuned! Namaste!