I'm Having a Gandhi Day.

“I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things that crawl upon earth.”

“It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures.” 
- Mahatma Gandhi

With Princess at LA's Animal Acres.
Gandhi got it right. Compassion, love, and truth really should reign above all. His words in my post today pretty much sum up why living vegan has become my faith, my religious path, my spiritual journey. It has taken me a few years to really find this truth for myself. Once I made the conscious decision to combine my spirituality with my ethics and daily actions, life has started to bloom in ways I never expected. Experiences, people, and creative opportunities have beautifully lined up the more I live this way, and for this, I am extremely thankful.

Each of us has within so much potential for greatness. As I grow, I find that for me, greatness is not measured by wordly gains and successes, but by the depth of one's heart and spirit. I can safely say Gandhi agreed.

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
― Mahatma Gandhi


This is just so beautifully put!