What Is EKODO ABOUT?
By Sean Weaver
Ekodo embodies the skillful means of combining a straight back with a warm heart in the contest to heal the ecological crisis.
Is there a crisis? We are in a global extinction event unprecedented for 65 million years - and we are causing it. Climate change threatens agricultural systems and a food supply for nearly 8 billion people (among many other things), our oceans are being emptied of fish stocks, our soils are being depleted, our aquifers are over allocated, our waterways are dying...
The most efficient response maximizes the beneficial impact of our effort and financial resources in solutions capable of transforming systems at scale. This is no ordinary task and invites an extra-ordinary approach.
What is extra-ordinary about compassion? It connects the billions of beating hearts healing the divisions of race, gender, creed, and political persuasion, and draws out a common concern for a common purpose: thriving together on this, our Earth.
It listens to opposing views in order to discover underlying causes of conflict, and designs solutions capable of drawing diverse communities together on common ground while accommodating and celebrating differences.
It trains the heart-mind to realize its true nature as comprehensively interconnected with everything seen, heard, smelt, tasted, felt, known and unknown. This is delivered through the great clarity that arises from great stillness arising from genuine Zen practice as with the authentic martial arts.
Through this training it discovers the wellspring of deep self-confidence and combines this with the humility and grace of a truly noble assertiveness.
It becomes capable of hearing criticism and being nourished by it. It becomes capable of providing genuinely nourishing support for all others on the journey.
It spends no more than 20% of its time accurately bearing witness to suffering, and no less than 80% of its time demonstrating and embodying solutions.
It is enthusiastic and relentless. It is focused and effective. It is authentic skillful means on a sacred quest. And there is no time to lose.