Statistics can be overwhelming or even obscure the truth. Can anyone really relate to figures that talk of the collective cruelty on this planet? Does that make it easy to not see ones personal involvement in such things?
Imagine if every person on the planet just for one day did not eat an animal. THAT IS A LOT OF LIVES SAVED.
So lets make one day today! Do it for me, do it for another living being and do it for you. If we expanded our compassion every day it would not be long before this planet was a safe and peaceful place to exist. So……..
One day for you is a life time for an animal. And to give to anything outside our circle of compassion is the beginning of creating a life beyond pain.
To expand on this recording…if you are already a Vegan for example, your one day could be to share this with someone you know that does still justify murder and help them by engaging these types of conversations. And don’t be put off by their response as it is easy for the majority to hide behind collective denial, but it is time for the minority to unite and feel strong that they are standing in a unique and rare place of existence. So be proud, courageous and acknowledge that you are on the pathway to save the planet, but without sharing this it will not happen as the numbers are still tipping the scales in the direction of destruction.
Men are built to be able to inflict acts of great violence and destruction to preserve their own life….I suggest this quality has gotten out of hand and maybe it is up to women to stop it, as they have more power over men than they often see.
Male aggression and lack of emotional connectedness was all good when we were cave men, but this aspect of male functioning has had too big an influence over the systems that we have created.
It is because of the male brain that we have, for example, slaughter houses, something women in general refuse to look at.
Well have a listen to this audio recording and see what you think…
So why would women, such loving and compassionate creatures, defend such a thing?
I personally find it odd that people cannot see such things over what to me is obvious, that is, that hurting, abusing or killing other living beings, whether they be poeple or animals, is abhorent and a crime against life. However, it does need explaining and I found an unusual ‘meat eater’ that bothered to ask ‘non-meat eaters’… why do they feel the way the do?
So thank you for at least asking.
This was my response to her question on this topic…
Hi Jody B,
I am responding to a question you posted on another site re why anti meat-eaters desire that no animals are killed let alone eaten. You shared that you understand why people would not want cruelty to animals but you still seemed confused as to the killing part of the equation.
My whole blog site is devoted to explaining such things.
There are multiple reasons as to why one would stop eating meat.
1. The pathways of the mind that allow for the justification of murder also allow for all the denial that keeps people trapped in a repressed and edited reality, hence they will never feel the entirety of life, hence they will never be able to interact from a complete place and their lives/relationships will reflect that.
2. As long as we continue to justify murder then we will never be able to trust each other, as history has shown, eg the 2nd world war, that this process of deluded human thought can also turn on people given the right circumstances. As the Jewish people found out the hard way!
3. Compassion is the only true energy in human existence that is bigger than fear, and that can take humanity beyond its current survival mode…which is currently destroying the planet.
4. To kill anything that is weaker or more vulnerable than ourselves is in itself one of the most abusive things a person can do.
5. To care for all of life will unite us as a species. Selective caring, like when we are personally attached to an animals life, but not to other lives, is obviously an “all about you” head-space. It is essential to learn to just care…whether it helps your life or not.
6. We don’t need meat anymore to survive, so it really is just murder. It is to satisfy a taste, a desire so we can feel good.
7. Irrelevant of your conditioning, murder is murder and these animals feel just like you and I, all of them.
8. What a beautiful world humans could connect in if we all felt for all of life not just that which is pertaining to our own existence.
9. I know we animal lovers show the horrific side of how animals are treated but that is still real and that is to get people to at least pay attention, because if you like, forget the cruelty side of it and just ask yourself…Is murder something you desire to be part of or not. Because once these animals are dead, that is it. They are gone forever at the hands of us.
10. I f an advanced alien species came down to earth and saw how we treat the animals on our own planet, how do you think they would feel about us? Animal farming is a heinous crime no matter how well the animals are treated. How would you feel if that alien species decided to eat you and your family? Really think about that… would beg for understanding? Well, the animals can’t speak our language so I am speaking for them.
11. You are causing suffering to other humans as well. Can you see that people who care are not just radicals in the world, they are people that feel more widely than others. And they all, including me, feel great pain in the knowing that animals are killed every day. They and I feel great suffering every time they see the dead flesh of their animal friends in the supermarket.
12. To force another being to do what we want is paramount to being a bully, like the kids at school that would pick on the weak and disadvantaged.
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14. If we connect the idea of not eating animals with increased levels of compassion then there would be less wars, less abuse of children, less murder, less rape etc – these things will end, will cease as problems that need solving. Compassion is the most expansive energy in human existence so lets unleash it and soon there will be no more problems to be solved just lives to be lived and loved.
I could go on for quite awhile, but if you explore my site with time and patience you will understand, and who knows, maybe stop eating animals!!! Please let me know if this explains things more clearly for you, as I am not just a voice for the animals, but I am a voice for the people that have unleashed their compassion and do not know how to clearly express what they feel.
Thanks for putting the question out there and I would really appreciate your comments once you have really listened/watched and read all I share. It takes time to see all this but I assure you unleashing compassion will unleash your own existence and offer you benefits that people don’t yet understand. Ultimately it is about learning to think expansively so we keep evolving, rather than to keep recycling our existing behavior, which is getting old and tired and it is taking its toll on this world.
You can see the world. It is dying and it is because of us and it can be changed by first looking at this crucial topic. How we treat other living beings!
Final point…You said something to the effect of, what would we do with these animals anyway?
Well, stop killing them, look after them, stop breeding more of them and let them die as peacefully as we can.
“For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”
Leonardo da Vinci, artist and scientist
“Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty”…”Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel Prize 1921
“As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields.”
Leo Tolstoy, author
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Mahatma Gandhi, statesman and philosopher
“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist
“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President
“Some of the greatest minds that have ever existed in humanity expressed a united truth on one particular topic in amongst their individual pursuits of genius. That common place of truth, was their awareness of the need for human compassion to encompass all living beings if we are to survive as a species. Yet despite this information being shared for over two millennium, the reality that we are presented with today on planet earth, is that we have been unable to embrace and build this into our reality. The consequences are devastating, creating all of the mayhem which we are trying to fix without first addressing this most crucial issue…Human Compassion.”
David Coles, blogger!!!
I don’t think we question our leaders enough on uniting humanity. I was pleased to see President Obama presented with this topic on The View.
What do you think of his response?
My response to his response is…
- The reason that the initial sense of unity disappeared, shortly after him being elected into office, was because nothing had been presented that can unite us? Obviously, or it would have happened. In fact the complete opposite has manifested, as suggested by the presenter on The View.
- So if people of the United States are more at odds with each other than ever before, what are our leaders missing?
- Can we let you lead the most powerfully influential nation in the world without having first looked at the nature of human compassion and where we currently sit as a species?
- Why does Obama always talk about American people? It is not just them that would like a civil debate. We all would like to be part of that. Otherwise I see American politics sitting in a dangerously arrogant seat, given the level of enforced international influence that they put forth.
- So…lets not wait for the US to do something about it. We…you, me and everyone can lead this world from an honest place in the simple knowing that compassion is not something that can be traded, unlike other human qualities. And to trade such a pure and powerful energy is paramount to suicide and complete stupidity.
- Do you think Obama knows what it takes to create a complete person? Would he agree with this…”I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President.
I just commented on another persons blog site, as they expressed such a great understanding of human behavior. Here is what I shared and asked. Things for us all to think about…
“There is a lot to be seen that appears to be beyond the view of most people. But with the sharing of wisdom such as yours this will quickly change… if we get honest about where we actually sit today and step out of our stories and dreams. Currently we sweep selected pieces of reality under the carpet. And as long as we continue to live in a world of wanting, which in essence is the selective thinking I mentioned, the suppression of human compassion will continue. We will become a medicated society just so we can survive, all because we never learned to feel everything. Only one energy can transcend this experience, something more pure and powerful than the lure of fear(which of course is expressed as anything from anxiety to joy), and that is compassion…which is us! So time to wake up before our reality becomes a cage from which we will never exit.
One more comment…I see that lots of people talk of compassion, a better world, a united world, a world where we can live with love in our hearts. Now for my question… I rarely read anything about spreading this awareness out to our animal friends, without which this planet, and us, would not breath life.
How can we continue to justify the daily torture and slaughter of animals(e.g. in the US alone over 10 million animals are killed every hour) and expect to truly create a planet of united peace and harmony?
Because for me, how I see life, without that your individual pursuit of happiness is a deluded one.
So to cut to the chase…do you eat animals?
I am genuinely interested, as you express such a great understanding of existence, life and human behavior. It is interesting to me that the majority of human beings do eat/kill/torture animals by the very nature of contributing to the farming of them by consuming them.
So what sort of species does such things when we have the ability to do the opposite?
How can we ever trust each other when we selectively destroy life on the basis of…but that is my learning? Really?
Is it that hard for us to unite in compassion?
Well it would appear so. This is real.
What do you suggest we do about this obvious destructive behavior that we justify?“
I will update this response if I get a response, which from my travels on the web so far, is rare when this topic is addressed. People love talking about their anxiety and depression, but not so keen to talk about the welfare of species other than there own…that reeks of horrid selfishness to me! Lets see if this lady is different!!!