Self reflection is something we should all do often. Otherwise, how would we be able to fully understand how far we have travelled on our sustainable living journey.
However, our sustainable living journey needs to have a reference, a spectrum or scale if you like, so that we can all gauge where we are on the journey.
This spectrum shown above is a good tool to help one understand where they personally are.
Personally, back in September 2006, I was firmly in the red area. I was shocked into action from the red end of the spectrum through to the light green within the span of a few months, then finally over a longer time period to the dark green end.
Although I have experienced a real paradigm shift in behaviours, beliefs and personal reality, sometimes I loose that optimism which comes with green, and go to a much darker place. Those who follow this blog regularly would have observed this in my writing from time to time. It happens to us all I think, but then I snap out of it with some self reflection or meditation.
I believe that it isn't until we measure something objectively, that we can truly improve upon our performance.
Anyway, that is where I think I am on the scale, where do you think you are? You don't have to share if you don't want to, but it would be great if people self reflect a little, and draw a line in the sand so to speak. While you are at it, have a think about behaviours you could be doing better or start to move towards the greener end of the scale.
Join in, the waters fine. The more the merrier, I say. What would be really interesting would be if we did this again in six months time. Who is up for the challenge?