Over the last 6 months, I have been reviewing one moral guideline each month from the 6 moral guidelines from this article.

Last month, I finished the 6th precept. And you know what? I think they are so important, I have decided to start them again. The more I hear of the good, the bad and the ugly of what is happening in our environment, the more I want to remind myself and each of us, of what to hang on to as we descend deeper into winter.

Winter will not last forever. And, it may be here for a while.

The 6 suggested moral guidelines are:

1) Work hard to grasp the immensity of the change

2) Cultivate radical hope

3) Have a line in the sand

4) Appreciate the astonishing opportunity of life at this time

5) Train your body and mind

6) Act for the future generations of all species

Starting anew, this month’s precept is to “work hard to grasp the immensity of the change.”

Recently, there’s been a resurgence of the local food security group I co-founded almost 15 years ago. The newest iteration, led by some of the originals, is interesting and helps land on the importance of what we are going through.

Food security is more important now than ever and a Food Resilience Working Group has been formed by our neighbourhood association. That, to me, is taking the immensity of the change seriously.

This Working Group has reached out to many organizations involved in food production, distribution and other aspects of our neighbourhood’s food system. They asked:

  • What do you do?
  • What do you need?
  • How can folks help?

With the information gathered, there’s been a call to those interested in food security and resiliency from our original food security group to come have a new round of conversations 

The idea would be to look at the list of what’s being done and brainstorming how we can help, or how we can help more.

In other words, what else can we do to help build neighbourhood food resilience?

That is a conversation worth having and fills my heart.

As you sit with the immensity of the changes afoot because of the various environmental collapses, what comes up for you?

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