When I first startet my jorney I became vegan because of ethical reasons. I spent a lot of time thinking about right and wrong and what moral values i want to represent in my life. So i came to the conclusion that I think it is wrong to murder a living creature for your own pleasure. And so i stopped eating meat and became a vegetarien first. The more I was engaged into this topic the more i learned about veganism and things like factory farming, that a lot of animals have to suffer for the production of dairy products and eggs and also the health benefits of a plantbased diet. That’s why i decided to go vegan from one of the other day, 4 years ago.
HealthAt this point i got more and more interested into the health benefits of a vegan diet, as well. I found some great books about that topic and I also get to know more people following that lifestyle, sharing the experiences and the knownledge they had with me. The most important part for me was that i could feel all the benefits for myself. I’ve always had gut health issues but as i turned vegan, the plantbased diet improved my gut health so so much! Since i eat that way (and created a healthier lifestyle routine) i have loads of energy, my immune system is stronger, my gut health improved, i healed my thyroid without any medication, i lost some excess weight, I am free from depression and i found a way of living that sets my heart on fire.
Lifestyle ChangesMeanwhile I transitioned into a vegan, I discovered yoga and meditation. That was a big game changer for me and absolutely changed my whole life! I felt confirmed as i dived deeper into the philosophy of yoga and discovered the five principles of yama. Yama is our attitude towards our environment. And the first principle is saying that we should act gentle and well-considered towards every living being particularly towards the helpless. For me that implements veganism. Through all those changes I made in my daily life, I am living a more positive vibrant life than ever!
In the last four years I developed a deeper awareness of my body, soul and mind. I have such a positive relationship with myself, taking responsibility and understanding the needs of my body and my soul. I feel more and more connected to mother earth and all other creatures on this beautiful planet. We are all spiritual beings, connected to each other. And i hope that we can all together raise the level of awareness in this world.
If you want to learn a little bit more about the vegan lifestyle and diet i can recommend you to check the links below:
Starch Solution: https://amzn.to/2KDvufZ
How Not to Die: https://amzn.to/2PaKaSo
The China Study: https://amzn.to/2X7mqRQ