Happy & Free

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu | May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all. I've said these words after every yoga class that I've ever taught, but it wasn't until I had energy work done at Soul Camp that I realized I was most definitely NOT living this mantra. Without consciously thinking about it, my diet shifted. I haven't craved animal products of any kind in almost three months. I don't identify with being vegan, or even vegetarian, because I don't believe in putting myself in a box. But I can't deny that energetically something in me shifted, and I couldn't chant Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu anymore without feeling inauthentic. Now, it's less about avoiding animal products, and more about actively choosing compassionately sourced foods. [Photo credit: @dybrkr]