AND THE EARTH IS DEEPLY AFFECTED BY WHAT WE EAT.
What we choose to consume not only in foodstuffs but also with our senses determines to a significant degree our state of awareness and the reality we experience. The vibrantion and consciousness of our food becomes the vibration and consciousness of our being, which in turn influences our state of awareness and further choices.
" ... the very eating habits that can do so much to give you strength and health are exactly the same ones that can significantly reduce the needless suffering in the world, and do much to preserve our ecosystem.. you'll discover the profound liberation that comes from bringing your eating habits into harmony with life's deepest ecological basis. You'll become increasingly sensitive, and increasingly able to live and act as an agent of spiritual awakening... The act of eating can be a powerful statement of commitment to our own well-being, and at the very same time to the creation of a healthier habitat".
"We have to learn how to consume mindfully as a family, as a city, as a nation. We have to learn what to produce in order to provide our people with only the items that are nourishing and healing. We have to refrain from producing the kinds of items that bring war and despair into our body, into our consciousness, and into the collective body and conciousness of our nation, our society".
Thich Nhat Hanh
Vietnamese Zen and peace activist.