Introduction to your EcoDharma Doula
David Takahashi is Touching the Earth’s first EcoDharma Doula.
He is an Earth protector and a co-founder of the Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective.
Recognizing the sacred begins when we are interested in every detail of our lives.Chögyam Trungpa
|First, I would like to say that I accepted this role as a Laureate. For the coming year, I am willing to embody a birthing assistant, where we are conceiving a more beautiful future that is, metaphorically speaking, a yet unsubstantiated, but growing, light on the horizon. I pledge to work with you for a year and look for my replacement among you. The Doula is also a hospice worker, but more on that here.|
As long as we have known him he has been able to provide answers , source answers or ask further questions to provide guidance and support. David’s resourcefulness and playful qualities are available to help individuals and Centers reduce their carbon footprint, grow healthy gardens and practice the Art of Living…
A 12 Step Fossil Fuel Addiction Recovery Program
- Surrender: Admit powerlessness over fossil fuels and that our addiction to them has caused harm to ourselves and others.
- Hope: Believe in the possibility of a sustainable energy future and commit to working towards it.
- Faith: Decide to turn away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources.
- Honesty: Take an inventory of how our addiction to fossil fuels has impacted our lives and the world around us.
- Trust: Admit to ourselves, to others, and to a higher power the nature of our wrongs.
- Willingness: Be ready to work on addressing and rectifying our past and current mistakes regarding fossil fuel use.
- Humility: Humbly ask for help from others and higher power to overcome our addiction to fossil fuels.
- Responsibility: Make a list of all persons and entities we have harmed through our addiction to fossil fuels and be willing to make amends to them.
- Accountability: Make direct amends to such people or entities wherever possible, except when doing so would injure them or others.
- Awareness: Continue to take personal inventory of our actions and decisions regarding energy use and be willing to admit when we are wrong.
- Patience: We seek to improve our conscious contact with the natural world and strive to live harmoniously with it.
- Service: Carry the message of sustainable energy to others and practice these principles in all our lives.