This 2011 documentary is described on Amazon as “a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers…
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This 2011 documentary is described on Amazon as “a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it’s all about.” The follower and director is Marisa Miller Wolfson who has created a great film that explores the vegan lifestyle. Her self-deprecating humor helps introduce the topic and draws in the viewer.
This film relies on humor and a strong ethical and humanitarian point of view to make the argument for a vegan diet. The movie chronicles the cruelty of the meat, fish and dairy industries and takes three New Yorkers on a journey into a vegan lifestyle. The lifestyle includes food, fashion and life decisions.
Forks over Knives
Like the film Forks over Knives this movie explores the science of the vegan diet and our planets needs while at the same time it diverges from that movie and explores the vegan lifestyle. It lets people know Oreo cookies are a thumbs up for the vegan. It’s an interesting juxtaposition: one film holds firm to strict dietary guide lines while the other makes a case for eating whatever you want so long as it does not involve animals.
Both films rely heavily of the China Study and feature T. Colin Campbell and his groundbreaking work with a plant based diet. Both films also make it quite clear that we are “…killing the planet with our growing meat and dairy habit.”
It is fascinating to watch the three participants as they go through the transformation of understanding the impact our societal eating habit is having on the planet. They visit an animal sanctuary and slaughterhouse in the same day and the contrasts are compelling.
For me one of the highlights of the film is a quote by Einstein: “”Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
Every great achievement starts with an idea. Ideas come to us with a possibility of successfully bringing them to life…
Every great achievement starts with an idea. Ideas come to us with a possibility of successfully bringing them to life in ways that others can share in them. The late comic genius Robin Williams said, “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
Often an idea stimulates a more complete vision about something on your mind: a new yoga posture, a song, a book, a poem, dance, a life shift, whatever. Sometimes an idea feels like a perfect solution. The right idea can bring one’s dreams closer to reality.
Ideas are Gifts
They pop into our minds from nothingness. When I pick up my guitar at any given moment and start playing extemporaneously, like magic – music flows. Music is coursing through my consciousness like a stream all the time. A guitar in my hands is a soundboard for the flow of ideas, an aural reflection of my inner consciousness and what I am feeling inside a given moment.
Value and savor your ideas for they are far from trivial. Write them down in a creative journal or record them so you can return to them. Even if they suck at the outset, they are instructive and evolutionary; they are build-able and often morph to power the successes to which one aspires.
Ideas are essence
Ideas are essence. They take time to grow into physical reality. “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else,” noted artist Pablo Picasso. Give yourself time, patience and perseverance and allow unformed ideas to grow into their full potential.
Meditation and Contemplation
I find that meditation really helps open my creative channels. Quietude helps me hear and see the flow of ideas.
Practice and perfecting your craft enables the flow of ideas. The time you devote to practice generates an inner momentum for your ideas to come through and your dreams to come true. So work hard.
Trusting Your Ideas
Contemplate an idea in a quiet place. Imagine life with the idea fully manifest. How does it feel to you? Treat ideas as gifts and may they transform your life for the better.