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The True Nature of Human Beings

The truth is that our bodies were made to drink from clear waters, to eat from strong trees and vibrant plants. To walk gently in this world. When we see the beauty in nature, it feeds our souls. And when we see the violence, our hearts ache with the weight of anotherís suffering.

Why would we then deny our instincts? Why would we force ourselves to be a part of that violence? Because of custom? Family? Friends?

When we allow ourselves to connect to our natural, instinctual reactions once again, it becomes evident that the choice to eat, wear, and use our fellow animals is a crime not only against them, but also against our true selves. We use the term veganism to describe this realization now, but this truth existed long before any term could be coined.

The love we have for our companion animals affirms this, as does the discomfort we feel when confronted with the violence and cruelty inherent in enslaving another sentient being.

In our search for peace on this planet we must begin once again to listen to that part in all of us that is uplifted by beauty and repelled by violence, in all its forms. It is not the voice of an extreme revolutionary. It is the voice of our loving hearts asking us once again to remember who we really are and to act in accord with our own true nature.

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

Gentle World is a vegan intentional community and non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. For more information about vegan food and other aspects of a vegan lifestyle, visit the Gentle World website and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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1:28PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Amazing article, love the perspective here.

9:47AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Yes!

2:24AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

Thank you :)

4:09AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Thank you Alisa, for Sharing this!

6:43AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

thanks

2:58AM PST on Mar 4, 2013

Let's be reasonable to ourselves and the ones around us

2:28PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

2:08AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Thanks

12:06PM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Thank you!

2:15AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

thanks

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