Many people feel that they have to be a certain way when they start to awaken. Then they fight to give up the earthly things they enjoy.
Your transformation is an evolution.
You don’t need to go hug trees (although this is a great idea when you are feeling stressed and anxious – you won’t believe how good you feel when you do).
You don’t need to meditate for hours a day (although I highly encourage you to start with 1 hour per day – you won’t believe what you learn about yourself when you do).
You don’t need to give up alcohol, go raw vegan or give up anything else that you are currently attached to.
The point is that you don’t need to give up anything that you don’t want to. Your body and soul will guide you to what you need to let go of and it will be effortless. Live your life, meditate and love