​​​​7 Principles of Ego to Eco Sustainability

Stimulating the Ego to Eco Shift in yourself

The Ego to Eco shift (see graph below) is an existential one, rooted in psychology and philosophy, while stimulating behavioural awareness and change into Eco, meaning the intra- and inter-generational equity shift for Humans and Nature alike. Furthermore, this whole graph and process is inspired by Theory U, Our Common Agenda, Earth Charter, and the Grief Cycle of Kübler-Ross. 

The process starts with downloading information on an event such as the current ecological collapse. Then it dives into seeing and sensing towards the present, while crystalizing the future through prototyping and performance. This process aims at raising your inner ego towards emotional maturity, which can be a continuous cycle throughout life.

  1. Download information and reflect: Become aware of yourself and the World with its global issues.

  2. Shift the shock and denial stages into Seeing and Sensing the problem of global ecological collapse as well as your awareness and behaviour.

  3. Presencing: Reflect, Be Present, and Be Open about your emotions and behaviour, while shifting your Ego into Eco, and respond in an emotional mature way (see below).

  4. Crystalizing and Emotional Maturity:  Step away from bargaining and depression, and choose collaboration and empowerment, as well as resilience.

  5. Start prototyping your new responses into reality. 

  6. Perform and Resolve as an Eco/Regenerative Leader.

  7. Repeat this process until your awareness and behaviour is rooted in Eco, rather than Ego.

    Emotional Maturity:

    Anxiety into Resolve for peaceful maximum mitigation.
    Anger into Empowerment (impoverished), Humility (affluent) and/or Action.
    Hate into Respect and Understanding accepting interdependence.
    Guilt into Reparation – need to set up routes for reparation.
    Blame into Forgiveness through reparation.
    Judgement into Trust from collective purpose and resolve.
    Jealousy into (Spiritual) Development, Self-Confidence and Self-Respect for mutual acceptance and diversity. 

    And remember: 

    Buy Less, Be More. 

    And..Don´t forget to Laugh about yourself once in a while. Especially about your Ego, it is the best medicine towards Eco!

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