on freedom x forgiveness

“This is a paradox, a koan for our limited human understanding. But, our constant attention to living liberated requires constant commitment to our own humility - renunciation of our ego - and through the consistency of effort, we become that state which we are attending to.

The verb becomes the noun.
The act becomes the state.”

eating meat: reflections on a plant-based lifestyle

For 6.5 years of my life, since Februrary 2012, I have dedicated myself to a primarily plant-based lifestyle. My former partner was a student of Western medicene who swore by the full Hippocratic oath: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," while my best friend growing up was spiritually vegetarian in her household. [...]