As we ring out the old, tumultuous year that was 2014, it is tempting to bemoan the current state of the world, and the potential disasters we face at the hands of the powers that seem to be. But the promise of change that comes with ringing in the new demands that we put those thoughts aside, and focus instead on whatever reasons we can find to inspire our hope that somehow, 2015 will bring the changes we so desperately need.
In the heat of the summer of 1966, revolution was in the air. Black people were revolting against the injustice of whites, women against the domination of men, and young people everywhere were expanding their minds beyond the restrictive perceptions imposed upon them by their parents, teachers and governments. Like a hurricane, the winds of [...]
This is the first irrefutable truth I discovered in my life; that eating and using animals is, no matter how you look at it, an act of abject cruelty. When we eat or use animals, we are hiring the butcher or dairyman or furrier to kill or abuse the animal for us. We are, in [...]
“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 [...]
Written and read by Light, Co-Founder of Gentle World.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
When the world and its religions can’t quite satisfy your soul, and the hymns and prayers and chanting sound like one droll rigmarole…
The vegan evolution will inspire a heightened spiritual awareness, purify the body, and make possible personal and planetary healing unprecedented in human history.
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.