pause + debrief
Video Transcript: "In the last module, we learned a centering practice to help us take time to process, rest, reflect, and deepen our understanding of ourselves and our relationship with the world around us. If you’re jumping directly into this module after finishing the first one, I would highly recommend pausing before you continue on. Work through the activities and additional resources to a point where you feel satisfied. You can take your time.
As I’ve said already and will continue to say, true sustainability requires a culture shift and shifting culture takes time. As said by author, activist, and revolutionary, Grace Lee Boggs, “"To make a revolution, people must not only struggle against existing institutions. They must make a philosophical/ spiritual leap and become more 'human' human beings. In order to change/ transform the world, they must change/ transform themselves.” We must continue to deepen our relationship with and our understanding of ourselves and we must also do the same with our understanding of the problems we are working to solve.
In doing that work of deep listening and deep understanding, we can start to notice interconnections and, specifically, how working towards zero waste is part of the process of working towards a more sustainable, equitable, and just world.
These solutions don’t come from individuals taking action individually. We need to work together as a collective. When we make an effort to do our part it is with the understanding of the bigger vision and all the roles necessary to get us closer to our goal.
At this point in your journey, you don’t have to commit to a specific role. In fact, you don’t ever have to marry yourself to just one role. Deepa Iyer’s ecosystem is an additional resource from the last module that you can return to and use to refine your thoughts around this.
At this point, you should be equipped to practice listening to what your body is telling you and using that information to guide your transformations. You’ll want to be able to return to center with ease as we transition into unlearning a few common myths, misconceptions, and mistakes about zero waste."