Bobsy Gaia's Blog

Hong Kong
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Bobsy has been pioneering socially responsible businesses in Hong Kong since 1992. As an ecopreneur, he has sought to build healthy and sustainable communities through ecologically viable food and has founded or co-founded many of the vegetarian eateries that have become the standard bearers of the health movement in Hong Kong—Bookworm Cafe, Life Cafe, and MANA! Fast Slow Food. Since the 90's, Bobsy has been championing the on-going planting of the Lamma Forest and through ABLE Charity, which he co-founded in 1994, efforts to protect and expand the forest continue today. In 2009, his ‘Save the Human! Don’t Eat the Planet!’ campaign won the ‘Best Documentary Award’ at ISHOT HK film awards. No matter the format or the context, Bobsy’s bottom line remains the same: to live a vocation that is socially responsible, ecologically conscious, and of service to humanity and the planet. Currently, Bobsy is working on creating Babylon! The Gathering of the Tribe: An Inspired Cafe, Lounge, & Community in the heart of downtown Central.
Plant Based Diet...
October 12, 2015

There is a fundamental change happening all over the world. (as you well know by now if you are following my blogs...Yaawn! ;-))

A change unparalleled throughout our known human history. A profound shift in peoples’ assumptions about themselves, their place and role in the world, the universe in which they live, the meaning of life and what it means to be a homo sapien alive on this beautiful planet of ours in the 21st century. This shift, or change in consciousness is growing exponentially on a global level as more and more people are awakening to what our modern lifestyles are doing to our selves, our natural resources, other species with which we share our world, and the living fabric of life on earth itself. With more than 7 billion people and 100 billion farmed livestock animals all vying for limited natural resources our world is facing an unprecedented crisis that more and more people are sensing and feeling every day. This crisis is spearheading the positive...

Part VIII
August 5, 2013

Blogging at the Edge of the Shift. Part VIII

You Are Not Alone! - URNA! - May well become the new rallying call, the clarion call if you like, for humanity today.

Humanity today faces unprecedented challenges on a global scale the like of which have not been experienced ever before by any generation no matter how dire historic challenges have been and there have been many. A tragedy is a tragedy and every mother’s lose is a loss for all. Every lose of life before it’s fruition is a tragedy.
Our history is full of wars, famines, natural disasters etc of epic scales and I need not take this point further.
However, what is different for our generations is that for the 1st time ever humans have managed to alter the balance of life on Earth. By irrevocably damaging our life support systems, our Air, Soil & Waters, our capital if you like, we have unwittingly in the name of progress put ourselves into a mega mess of unimaginable consequences...

The Ancient Justinian Code
July 26, 2014

Blogging at the Edge of the Shift… Part XII

‘ BATTLE NOW! GET PAID LATER…’ Went the old cry from the early Crusades and the daze of Genghis Khan right up to the more recent invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.

‘ BUY NOW! PAY LATER… ‘ Goes modern business from your local bank to your high street gym & fitness centre.

Little has changed over the centuries. The promise to exploit the present in return for a future reward is as hollow as a lump of smelly swiss cheese.

Exploitation is an inherently evil action that carries karmic debts with it. Whether it is the exploitation of those poor pigs that gave you that crispy bacon you had for breakfast the other morning because you “were starving”, or the beef patty in your fast food burger you gobbled down for lunch after your gym workout yesterday because you “were famished”, or that juicy tuna steak you had with your green salad on your...

The Knife & The Fork
March 31, 2015

The healing of the Earth & the healing of the Human Spirit are one and the same.
Neither can be achieved without the other.

The Human Spirit has been badly misguided for at least a few hundred years now. Quite clearly since the dawn of the industrial revolution in the late 1700’s , when this misguidance first started to impact the “other” quite severely. We saw “Man” ( the masculine ) as a priority and Mother Nature (the feminine) something to be fought and conquered, shaped and subdued.
 
We fell from grace and lost our enchantment with Nature.

We learnt how to see Nature as separate from ourselves. That’s when our Ecological crisis began.
Today, we and our children & the rest of creation are paying the most severe price possible.
The symptoms of this disenchantment are obviously apparent and I need not list them here in this blog.
But one sentence is enough to list the root...

Commercialising the Sacred
January 13, 2014

Once upon time not so long ago in a beautiful land of hope & optimism we had sacred institutions that were created to serve humanity & the Planet.
Somehow along the way we inadvertently managed to commercialise them.
Our greatest institutions of Education, Health, Medicine & Law have become nothing more than highly profitable enterprises that serve the holy mighty dollar first and foremost, unwittingly operated by the once holy men & women of these institutions that have rendered themselves no more than highly paid glorified pushers for the materialism system dominating our global culture today.

As a result our institutions have lost their integrity in the eyes of the world. Yet today our civic duty and our moral obligations deem that we separate these institutions from the corporations and bring them back to their original purpose which always was to serve the education, the health, the wellbeing & the rights of humanity & our Planet....

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