I recently returned home from a 10 day Vipassana meditation course, which I currently am in progress of writing a post about now, but I realized that I hadn’t been blogging very much at all anymore, and its something that’s been on my mind for a while, so I wanted to give a short update as to what’s been going on in my life over the past few months.
Its been a few months now since I returned from my Revelstoke Adventure, and it has been a time in which my spiritual growth has accelerated greatly. It seems I am waking up at a faster rate than I had in the past, and with any spiritual awakening, you begin to question, well who am I?
The person I thought I was this entire life so far is not actually who I am. Not in the same sense after you experience an awakening anyways. You begin to question everything you once thought you were and what you aren’t.
I have realized that I am not my name, my age, or the country I live in. I am not even my thoughts, those are just a by-product of my experience. I am, and always have been, the observer of my life. I am the pure/ conscious awareness, the overlooker of my life.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world,
most people exist and that is all”
In reality, we can all be extraordinary. Every single one of us has the potential to live an extraordinary life. The key here is to really understand that being extraordinary is nothing more than making the choice to do so. It all comes down to you and realizing that you are much more than you think you are, and you are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for.
So it’s now been 1 month since I returned home from my Revelstoke adventure, and it’s been a pretty productive month considering I barely left the house for the first week.
After my Revelstoke adventure which immediately led to a wonderful road trip with my previous roommate, I was left a little unsure about what to do next. After Revelstoke ended I was in short homeless, and very quickly running out of money, and so the only logical thing to do would be to go home. So that’s what I ended up doing. I went back to Calgary. No matter what I seem to do, I always end up back here, and I am now starting to embrace it, but I didn’t at the time.
I basically arrived home with a heavy heart saying goodbye to everyone I had come to know in Revelstoke, and I felt a little depressed because I really didn’t want my adventure to be over yet, I wanted to keep going but alas I had run out of money, and had no place to live anymore in Revelstoke or a job, plus all my friends that I made during my first couple months there also decided to leave. So it was just more understandable for me to go back home…
“I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer.” -Ellen DeGeneres
Being a vegan seems like it has become a very hot topic amongst many people nowadays, what with the countless documentaries, novels, and articles on the subject, and thousands of people making the switch each and every day, it is no longer a notion just for the hippies. Becoming a vegan, vegetarian, or simply choosing to eat less animal product, in my opinion, is one of the most rewarding experiences of your life! Choosing to eat a plant-based diet is in my honest opinion, one of the greatest things you can do for mother earth and for our environment, and finally but not least, for yourself. We can all start choosing a healthier menu than the one we have been told to eat our whole lives. Simple education on the subject alone has made a tremendous impact on my life, and it truly was an eye-opening journey, that I believe each needs to take on their own.
I, unfortunately, am not here to try to convince you to become vegan or eat more plant stuff. It is simply my personal journey and if you learn or realize even one thing by reading this then I am happy. It is inevitably up to you and only you to decide whether eating a more plant-based diet is a good idea for you.