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The Elephant in the Room

With every new year comes a new hope for attaining the elusive peace we all long for. It's a time when many of us ask ourselves and one another why something so simple, so desperately needed, and so seemingly in our power to create, remains so absent from the reality that is our lives, year [...]

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The Vegan Inside Us

"We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   There is a part of human nature so tender, so vulnerable that we keep it closeted deep inside us, fearing it cannot survive so dangerous a world. Although it manages to peek out in those rare moments when we [...]

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The Rabbit Story

  Written and read by Light, Co-Founder of Gentle World.            

An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Progressive Movement

Dear friends of truth and freedom, If the value of people was measured by how much they cared about other people, you would be among the top 1%.  Not only because you respect the rights of others, which in most places on this earth, would be remarkable in and of itself, but also because you advocate [...]

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Why I Love Vegans

I love vegans, first and foremost, for their heightened sense of justice and compassion, in choosing to avoid, as far as possible, products and businesses that exploit anyone's body, in any way, for any reason.

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Love Is The Only Reality

Love is the only reality It's the feeling we naturally feel All the rest is derived from a world we've contrived that pretends there are some things more real Love is the only reality Human hearts feel at home intertwined Life's illusions are borne behind masks that are worn The truth is, we're all gentle [...]

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The Conscience: Our Guide to a Truly New Year

Living in a world of endless information, we are too often distracted from the steady stream of guidance coming to us from within. Even when faced with life-altering or affirming decisions, the voice of our most trustworthy advisor in our struggle for safety and sanity is many times drowned out by the constant demands of a multitude of louder voices. The result is [...]

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Satisfy Your Soul

When the world and its religions can't quite satisfy your soul, and the hymns and prayers and chanting sound like one droll rigmarole...

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A Newer Age

The vegan evolution will inspire a heightened spiritual awareness, purify the body, and make possible personal and planetary healing unprecedented in human history.

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Just This One…

The New Year is unlike other holidays, as it is not limited to those who belong to one religion or nation, but is a celebration we can all relate to: the ending of the old and the beginning of the new.

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Occupy Humanity

As we, the people, occupy cities and institutions all over the world to protest injustice, it may be a good time to ask ourselves if we are in any way perpetrating the very injustices we are opposing.

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

There is no force powerful enough to stem the tide of an idea whose time has come. We can no longer, in good conscience or in good health, continue to exploit animals for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation or for any other reason. The vegan concept is not a fad that will pass with time. It [...]

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