I was born into a fog. That hazy, dreary, fog surrounded me. Everyone around me was part of that same dark haze. So normal and right it seemed to be. I never questioned, never pondered, a non-murky life. I thought life was good, and fair, and just.
I ventured into a slightly less foggy life, for my health, that is. No meat, chicken or pork. So much better I thought. For my health, yes, for me, myself and I. I was in that semi smoggy life for a very, very long time. Yes, I was eating right for me. I loved my animal friends, and thought I was doing good. Oh, how lost I still very much was. Then one day I started to ponder, what if this wasn’t enough? Was there more?
That day finally came, the haze had cleared. The sun shone down, and I could really see, crisp and clear. Oh how lost I had been, all these years. I had heard a speech, and that’s all it took. It made all the sense in the world to me.
With the fog gone, I could see that I had been thinking only of me. Now, my heart, along with my eyes, has been opened. I see and feel the empathy, compassion, and the way to make life truly just. No harm, to ANY living being, will I be ever part of, that’s a must.
Once you’ve seen, and felt the truth, you can never go back. My heart bleeds for the innocent lives that are lost every day. I must do my part, day after day, to help clear the fog from those that surround me. So happy they will be, so many more lives to save.