Starting May 1st, I will consume no plastic for 30 days. I will completely avoid single-use plastic containers and packaging, and cast a bright light on the waste that I produce.
You and I use and dispose of a lot of plastic. Are you conscious of it?
Well, I’m not. But I know that I create a positive impact in my world. That means I leave a friendly emotional footprint: I live in compassion, I engage with creatures at a soul level, and I take responsibility for myself. Now I want to leave a friendly material footprint as well.
It’s time for me to take a long look at the ‘stuff’ that I consume, waste, and leave behind. To examine my material output with the same rigor I apply to my energetic output.
And I'm going to start with my favourite and most overused resource, plastic. Let the next 30 days be a willing experiment to stop plastic consumption and examine my relationship to plastic use. Even my yoga mat.
Typed with love on the plastic keys of my keyboard,
Watch this blog for details (and hopefully insights) to follow!
Do you have thoughts about plastic usage in your life? Or are you curious to try one day without plastic just to see how it goes? Please leave a comment in the box below and engage with this conversation!
Last week at Whistler's animal shelter WAG, I was surprised to hear that they had haters. There are people in this town who don't like the shelter and who want it gone. I've always thought of the shelter as a good cause, and was humbled to remember that some people will oppose what I think are altruistic causes.
The reality is, not everyone loves everything. At a personal level, this is really important to remember. It's tempting to say "Haters gonna hate," but so much more rewarding to quote my friend Alex Echols and say "I am not for everyone."
Whatever you're up to and whatever journey you're on, everyone is not meant to love you.
And that's all good. Do your work and be true to yourself. By releasing the expectation that the whole world loves you, you free yourself to just be.