My heart and mind are in Boston.
Well, folks, I’ve come to a conclusion.
I’m not Hindu.
I also am/am not many other things.
I’m a very spiritual person, and believe things from many different religions to be true. However, due to an inherent desire to find a label for myself (read: fit in), I found the one most suited to my beliefs and claimed it.
However, it’s not that simple for me. And I’m okay with that. I have to find my own special path, and it will take a lot of trial and error.
I’m keeping the blog title, of course, but I won’t necessarily refer to myself with specific terms anymore. I am, definitely, a work in progress.
I also believe I may be an empath, but that’s a discussion for another day.
Why is it so important to be validated by other people?
Why can’t we simply accept ourselves for who we are and go on with our lives?
The herd mindset that human beings carry through life is simultaneously one of the most beneficial and damaging things about us. Our need to please others and be made aware that they are pleased with us. Without it, imagine the places we could go!
…And how lonely we would feel.
It’s why so many people have a “prove myself” complex. Not to improve their life, but to prove its worth to someone else.
It’s sad, really.
Pain heals; chicks dig scars; glory lasts forever.
– “The Replacements”
The deer on the side of the road two nights ago.
Surrounded by other deer.
Looking at it. Pacing.
Like they didn’t understand why it wouldn’t get up.
The tears running down my face. That’s why I’m a vegetarian.
I am so tired of this question. For reals.
If my parents and friends seriously think that I need to eat nothing but pizza and macaroni so that I get enough protein, I really think they need to rethink that.
I think on some level this question is symptomatic of the larger issue of nutritionism - the idea that we need to have a scientific understanding of every calorie, every gram of fat, carbohydrate and protein, mineral and vitamin that goes into our body. I’m not saying there is no value in a basic understanding of what science and medicine have learned about food. But hominids have managed to eat just fine for millions of years by paying attention to what their bodies wanted. There probably isn’t a need to make it much more complicated than that, except to avoid eating too much junk food that has been engineered to trick and subvert your body’s basic sense of what is good to eat. You don’t have to have lived many decades to notice that nutritional advice changes constantly anyhow.
So, allow the vegetarians in your life to eat what they want. Unless, of course, that’s solely macaroni and pizza.
Okay, so I know it’s pretty hit or miss how many or few of you are actually Hindu.
But, in case anyone who reads this does tread this path, I need help.
I’ve lost my way.
I’m still a vegetarian, and more and more a pacifist, but that’s it.
I’m not meditating or reading, or anything else. I know that basically the entire point is that I make my own path, but I could really use a map or a street sign.
I’ve wandered off into the hardships of a full time job and everyday stress, and lost my spiritual way.
Okay, so this post doesn’t actually have anything to do with the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
I just something on Reddit mentioning that you can’t be a vegetarian by eating pasta alone.
Don’t get me wrong, I eat other things, but pasta really is my go-to.
Honestly, it’s pretty much the easiest thing to eat when someone else is cooking or I’m going out for dinner.
New rule in life:
Never complain about the little things, because you never know who has it worse than you.
It’s something you never really notice, unless you’re the person who has it worse.
“If A = success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, y is play, and z is keeping your mouth shut.”
~ Albert Einstein
So, if you follow my blog, you should know about Project Conversion. Andrew inspired me to seek my own path, and I have his site listed on the sidebar —–>
Anywho, he wrote a book about his incredible spiritual journey!
Buy it for $14.99 here at Amazon
Download the Kindle version here for free until Midnight Eastern Time, February 6th! You may or may not be able to convert Kindle books to other formats, I really wouldn’t know, as a Nook owner, so you should do some research or something. Ahem.
So yeah, huge inspiration, buy his book.