Archive for the Thoughts Category

For innocence lost…

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by allisonlabine

…all over the world.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

– Mary Elizabeth Frye

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Gratitude 365

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2012 by allisonlabine
I’m thankful everyday for the people that make my life meaningful, for beauty in all forms on this Earth, for inspiration, for compassion, for smiles that come from the soul, for the opportunity to always learn and grow, for touch, for sight, for hearing, for smell, for taste, for shelter, for clothes, for food, for water, and for a measure of inner peace. – Allison LaBine
Photo by: Colleen Pinski, Solar Eclipse

Today

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by allisonlabine

Be happy for every moment you are alive, for every moment you are well, for every moment you are free. For in every corner of the world, there is suffering.

Today marks the start of the Namibian seal slaughter – 85,000 pups killed over the next 3 months for their fur. Maybe next year things will change. Thank you to those who tried, who always try to do what is right, especially against great odds.

Why Organic?

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

This is one of the many reasons why people eat organic food.

The human body was not designed to process a foreign influx of chemicals and pesticides. Why do you think there’s been an astronomical rise in the rate of cancer, obesity, autism, allergies, chronic health problems, etc. in children and adults?

Healthy soil and healthy food = healthy and happy people. Mood is intricately tied to the foods we eat and don’t eat.

All diseases and health problems are almost exclusively caused by eating the wrong foods, not eating the right foods, toxins in the air we breathe and water we drink, lack of exercise/movement, and stress.

Did you know medical doctors in the U.S. have little or no in training in nutrition science, because the curriculum is heavily influenced by the food and drug industries?

Be informed – prevention is the key to enjoying lifelong good health. You don’t know how important your good health is until you lose it.

#1 pieces of advice – eat organic food that comes from the earth at every meal, shop for almost all your groceries in the fresh produce aisle, and read up on alkaline foods and their enormously positive impact on physical, mental, and emotional health.

Meaning of humanity

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by allisonlabine

This is a video of a hippo, of all animals, showing a very human trait – the ability to show compassion towards another creature from a different species that is suffering and come to its defense.

Is not the highest measure of any person his/her capacity to care for and help other living creatures? You love someone, because they reach your heart, not because they reach your ego. The most treasured memories we have are the ones that leave footprints on our hearts.

If animals can show the height of what we deem “humanity,” should we not be their voice? Death is part of the cycle of life, but don’t they at least have the right not to suffer?

(In the video, the hippo fends off a crocodile to save an impala and then tries to revive the severely wounded creature in vain).

 

 

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Inner walls

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2012 by allisonlabine

It takes a great force of love to take down walls built from a great deal of pain – and – an open receptiveness to that force.

-Allison LaBine

Photo by Allison LaBine; Florida