THE 4 BEHAVIORS

INTENTIONALLY LIVE YOUR HUMAN NATURE

Act

Full Ecology assumes action. By waking each day and moving through the world, we are acting as part of it. So are trees, and grizzly bears, mountains and goldfish. Many of us are acutely aware of the immediate need for action – not just any action, but what the Buddhist traditions call right action.

While inspiring, the pressure to get it right can be overwhelming. How do we humans actively contribute to the wellbeing of ourselves and all our relations – to the natural world?

True to the bedrock wisdom of saints, sages and scientists of all times and traditions, the primary thing Full Ecology can do is help us place all our attention and heart, thought in devotion to who we really are. Our True Nature. And, as each of you knows, this is not an act that can be held in any formula. Instead it’s a lifelong way of being – dynamic, responsive, ever deepening.

Sustaining that process is a matter of attention. Even small acts along the way can help. We have compiled eight modest practices to try out right now.

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Call & Response

Call & Response

In a functioning ecology, the dialogue between wound and medicine is ongoing; there is a call and response always happening.  Francis Weller Do chickens or the eggs come first? They do.   Am I living or dying? You are.  So, it goes and goes. Call and response. The...

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BLM/PDX – Both/And

BLM/PDX – Both/And

Keep your eyes on the prize. Alice Wine, 1956 Human Social Ecology – The ways we’re in relation with each other. The ecologies of intimacy – of family, friendship, neighborhood, community. Both/And – Holding as worthy, two or more perspectives that appear to be at...

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Whiteness in Nature

Whiteness in Nature

We’re in baffling times. Most of us care deeply – really deeply – about justice for all. We’re profoundly compelled by the urgency to stop the systematic oppression of Black lives. Plenty of information floods social and public media advising white people how to be...

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Redemption in Uncertainty

Redemption in Uncertainty

Right now, we’re in Passover. Today is Easter Sunday. And Hajj, which should have just come to a close, has been delayed to late July. Here, sheltered in place, staying away from community, wary about illness and livelihood, uncertainty is as close as skin. But isn’t...

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Although our Keynotes & Workshops are carefully tailored for the needs of each specific organization, their heart is always geared towards combating the damage done by our separation from nature. Their end goal is always tangible, sustainable change, whether personally, relationally, or organizationally. The EIGHT INSTRUCTIONS—the core principles of Full Ecology—serve as the connective thread interlacing all our workshops, presentations and keynotes. Below are several examples of past keynotes the illustrate the dynamic range of topics and struggles our work addresses.

The tools and insights of Full Ecology aren't only for those who have the wilderness at their fingertips. The 8 INSTRUCTIONS can be practiced and celebrated in cities, offices, suburbs, and homes: anywhere there is intention and desire to reconnect with the natural world. Please enjoy exploring some of our existing work.
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