You can’t have self growth without Community 

I love people! I love meeting new people, I love sharing growth with people. I think it’s fantastic to nurture each other’s growth and appreciate the skills of others. learning and developing in ways that others may be practising yet we haven’t yet discovered ourselves. There is always something to learn from someone else, even if we find someone to be a pain or we feel uncomfortable in their presence then there Is a lesson for us somewhere within that person. 

I love that feeling when you sit with someone and see their true light, when you see something glowing in them and it automatically lights you both up simultaneously and the Sparks start flying and then the creativity flows and before you know it you’ve created an empire for change and for greatness to all life on Earth! Those connections to me are the most valuable connections we can ever form because they encourage us to not hold back, to be our truest selves and that is priceless!! 

I take inspiration from others every day. Whether that be in real life with the people immediately around me, the growing online community surrounding ZHM or you tubers from all over the globe, there is so much going on in this world, it’s important to find the people that give you a sense of drive, no matter where In the world they might be. I can’t imagine for one moment living a life where I decided, “OK, that’s enough now, I know everything I am ever going to need to know, I require no more information of any form”. How limiting would that be?!? 

I didn’t always used to be this way. I used to fear others and their success. I used to worry that sharing my thoughts and ideas with people would end in ridicule or stolen ideas. Even though that can sometimes be the case, I think that is rare and it’s so much more rewarding to be open with others. In terms of fear and jealousy I learnt that just because something has something that I admire, doesn’t mean my life is less meaningful. A great quote is this; “comparison is the thief of joy”. It’s always better to be happy for others, to learn from their experiences and to appreciate that what’s happening to someone else is not going to be the right thing for you, so always be grateful for your own path and keep people around you that inspire you!


It’s also important to remember that there really are no rules. Being zero/low waste isn’t a competition, it’s about doing what’s best for you in your current situation whilst doing your best for the planet within your own means. The same goes for minimalism, it’s completely personal and we shouldn’t judge ourselves or others based on how much they possess. I would even say the same for our diets. Whilst I advocate a vegan lifestyle, I appreciate their are those of us that are still on our journey and that’s ok! I wasn’t born a vegan. I took a long and bumpy road to get here, so to expect everyone to be where I am would be short sighted. As long as you are trying to do you best and improve each day then you should be proud of yourself. Living consciously is about being aware of yourself as much as your surroundings. 


I felt it important to write this post because I see a lot of comparison and self doubt on social media. Why are we all being so hard on ourselves? If their is someone that is doing something you wish you could so, talk to them. I really do believe it’s so important to maintain a sense of community to be able to grow as an individual. 

If there’s anything you’d like to know about my journey into ethical living or if you have any advice or thoughts on this topic then please do comment on this post of on my Instagram @zero_hero_movement because conversation is powerful and the catalyst for positive change! 
Much Love 

Lucy 

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