Out of my participation in Kyempo Partners and my investment in The Hunger Project, I have seen that I have unconsciously made my life dependent on a top-down infrastructure that is not necessarily aligned with the world I would choose to live in. I am now conscious that if I want the status quo to change, I cannot wait for someone else to do it, but rather I am presented with the possibility of mobilizing the resources that I have available to me right here and now to begin to create the world I envision.
I am committed to community resiliency and being in action to make this a reality in my world has meant that I am talking to others about what they would like to see in our community, forging relationships that form the basis of a local web of relatedness. It has meant getting really excited about growing food in the garden spaces available to me and participating in a culture of fresh, healthy, organic, delicious, locally-grown fruits, nuts, vegetables and grains. It has meant exploring ways to build sustainable houses that use energy efficiently and renewably.
If the poorest of the poor can mobilize the resources available to them in their communities, how much more we should be able to do in our communities where we have acccess to so much abundance.