April 15, 2012

Becoming Vegetarian.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


I have read enough good about being a vegetarian and leaving non-veg food. In spite of that I cannot drop my eating habits. I strongly feel I have greed inside me that is not allowing me to drop this. If I sincerely wished for something good and of higher values, I have seen that nature supports. But here I know I shouldn't be eating, but I don't want to give it up either.
What should I do? I follow Art of Living and do my regular Meditation/Kriya etc. This is one thing I seek for Guru's blessing to be out of, since I know that I have weak determination regarding this.
Please advise!


If you have been a meat eater throughout your life, then it is probably a deep habit, and strong habits can be hard to change all at once. Since you have already tried that and it didn’t work, why not try eating smaller and smaller portions of meat. Some people find vegetarian meat-substitutes can be helpful too because they have become quite good at imitating many of the flavors and textures of meat. The main thing is not to make this a point of stress and self-recrimination. That struggle will do more to set back your spiritual growth than your diet. It is enough to have an easy intention to phase into a vegetarian diet, and to take easy steps in that direction every day. Don’t feel guilty or upset with yourself that it doesn’t happen instantly. Give it time and be gentle with yourself. Also, as much as possible, pay close attention to the taste and flavor of everything you eat. Don’t eat unconsciously and compulsively. When you notice you are not hungry any more and your body tells you it is satisfied (your body, not your mind) then stop eating. This process of conscious eating will also make it easier to change your eating habits by retraining your body to tell you what it really wants to eat.


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  1. Cheryl

    Thank you. That meant a lot to me and was absorbed. Also liked the comment on a meditation I did recently ....... 'Would you do that to a friend'........ Bless you.

  2. Muhammad

    I love Deepak incredibly.

  3. Bea Elliott

    I too have not eaten meat for about about 10 years - And no milk or eggs for 5 of them. I found that the spiritual connect to those animal-based choices were contradictory to what values I wished to live by. Animal based foods cause great harm to the environment and of course to the living beings who must be enslaved and killed for those choices. And there`s also the unhealthy energy that I know the people who kill these animals at a slaughterhouse have... What a terrible thing to have others do for us in the name of burgers or bacon. We certainly can sustain our lives in a productive, satisfied and healthy way through a plant based diet. I highly recommend reading about the connection food choices have on our spiritual essence in the World Peace Diet book by Dr. Will Tuttle: There are also many helpful videos of his speaking engagements where he elaborates on the benefits of a vegan diet: http://worldpeacediet.org/ After all, who doesn`t want personal peace and world peace - So easy to have both by eating in a more thoughtful way.

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