I’ve been having drawbacks and not being consistent enough. I haven’t bought any animal-based food for a long time, but I have been dumpster-diving a lot lately and haven’t been able to resist the urge to eat some cakes and such that were made with eggs or milk.
I think that for consistent diet I should stay away from even carbon zero foods from the bin. It reduces also the urge of slipping when the food hasn’t yet been thrown away.
I mean, of course I have been diving a great deal without the gear and could dive over 35 metres (or 100 feet) just by holding my breath.
Today was finally one part of my long-lived dream coming true as I held the regulator in my mouth and placed my face in water. All the sudden I was breathing under the surface. What a great way to be!
Everything was new. All the noises breathing out made, the beautiful taste of dry air entering my lungs, while everything around was perfectly still.
Our first class of SCUBA diving (a course of PADI) was done in a swimming hall. We had a nice, controlled environment to learn the safety cautions, like what to do if you are diving with someone and you run out of air and such.
I can’t wait to get into the wild. At the moment sea is frozen in here and thus also way too cold to dive in without proper equipment, but in two or three months we will dive into the Baltic Sea.
I was talking today with a friend; a woman I met after my spouse took a step into Nichiren Buddhism. My friend left the shallowness of some of the Nichiren Buddhists to join a group of Tibetan Buddhists, which she now left to join (again) the Catholic church.
Only in the end, after she had been telling in length this and that about her returning to Catholism I spitted it out that “according to my religiousless atheistic morals I am a vegan and will skip these natural products, since they have milk in them”.
I had a great chance to try to convert her the (probably) fifth time during the last 10 years. I chickened out, but then again – if she hasn’t stuck with one religion for more than average of 2 years, would she keep up with atheism either, as it is mentally less challenging than having imaginary friends to talk with.