John Robbins has been a favorite author of mine since I read Healthy at 100 a few years ago. His style of writing and genuine care and compassion for all life emanates through his words on paper. John is a humanitarian and a peaceful activist. He was born an heir to the ice-cream conglomerate Baskin Robbins and turned his back on the family fortune to pursue a life of authenticity and spiritual freedom. He has written numerous revolutionary books that have been read by millions including Diet for a New America, The Food Revolution and No Happy Cows.
John writes about modern agriculture and the devastating effects that it has on our wellbeing, animals that are raised for meat and dairy and the environment at large. He celebrates living simply and measures success by compassion and kindness.
When I became aware of the extent of damage to Mother Earth and all living beings that occupy the planet I was totally exasperated and disheartened by humanity. Luckily I came across John Robbins’ work … rather than become a fanatical vegan activist, he inspires me to live my values and to express the truth with compassion and love for all people regardless of outside appearances (as difficult as this may be).
I recently heard John Robbins speaking live at The Longevity Now Conference in California. It was amazing to hear his words of wisdom in his own voice. He spoke of the food crisis at large, the importance of GMO labeling and how food in the Western World has become a commodity rather than a connection to life.
I know from my own experience how life affirming it is to pick an orange from the tree, rip it open with my bare hands in the sunshine with juice running down my face and arms! When we eat food-like products in plastic packaging with longer shelf lives than our own or animal products with absolutely no awareness to how the animal was raised or killed we bypass a most spiritual and primeval connection to all life. If everybody on earth ate with total love and awareness there would be an undeniable connection to each other and a common purpose to treat our planet with respect.
The topic of environmental devastation has been brought to my attention for some time now and the very near future for our planet certainly looks grim. The more that we can connect with each other through the power of love and nature the more likely we are to make a change on Earth for the better. I believe that awareness and love can move fast – we can turn devastation around with a complete flip in our values and a massive global awakening. I know anything is possible. I pray that we all come together through love in the end.
Thank you for reading my blog. As always I appreciate your feedback and comments. Love and peace sisters and brothers …