Neal D. Barnard, M.D., President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Washington, D.C.
About 2,000 pounds of grains must be supplied to livestock in order to produce enough meat and other livestock products to support a person for a year, whereas 400 pounds of grain eaten directly will support a person for a year. Thus, a given quantity of grain eaten directly will feed 5 times as many people as it will if it is eaten indirectly by humans in the form of livestock products....
If a culture treats a particular illness with compassion and enlightened understanding, then sickness can be seen as a challenge, as a healing crisis and opportunity. Being sick is then not a condemnation or a moral judgement, but a movement in a larger process of healing and restoration. When sickness is viewed positively and in supportive terms, then illness has a much better chance to heal, with the concomitant result that the entire person may grown and be enriched in the process. ~ Ken Wilber ~
Source: The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader.
Are you gonna be a gambler and deal? Are you gonna be a doctor and heal? or go to heaven, and touch God's face? Are you gonna be a dreamer who sleeps? Are you gonna be a sinner who weeps? Or an angel, under grace? I'll lay down on your bed of coals. Offer up my heart and soul. But in return, I want you to burn, Burn for me, baby. Like a candle in the night. Oh burn, burn for me, burn for me. Laugh for me, cry for me. Pray for me, fly for me. Live for me, but die for love.