the wisdom of conserving the potential of our prime symbols
"The ruler of Wei wants you to become a member of
his government. What will you work on first?" Confucius said:
"The correction of language use [rectification of names]." Tzu
Lu said: "You don't mean it! Why should that be your first
priority?" Confucius said: "If language is not used correctly,
then what is said won't be understood. If what is said is not
understood, then the work of the state cannot be carried out
successfully. If the work of the state cannot be carried out
successfully, then the rules of propriety will not be observed and music
[that is, culture] will not develop. If propriety does not prevail, and
if music [that is, culture] does not develop, then criminal punishments
will not be imposed in accordance with justice. If criminal punishments
are unjust, then the people will be disoriented in their actions.
Therefore, the Chun-Tzu must see to it that language is used
correctly and that what he says is carried out in practice."
the Sustainability Principle of Energy
A symbol used in
acceptance of change enhances the capacity of the user to mirror reality
and enjoy harmony. A symbol used in denial of change destroys the
capacity of the user to mirror reality and know harmony.
Reality is universal
continual transformation or change. Human beings live a dance between
acceptance and denial of both our mortality and our roles as stewards
amidst transformation. The dance is complicated by our incredible
capacity for self-deceit.
uses reflect the greater subliminal state of an individual or group. At
the same time we can make decisions at our trace conscious levels
to employ symbol uses that transform our beings at all levels.
The Sustainability Principle
of Energy is a guide founded
in the great principles of physics - especially the Conservation
Principle of Energy. It is also founded in the insights of ancient psychology
and modern neuro-physics. These insights are crystallized into a general
principle that enables us to transcend the deceits and limitations of our ego
so we act in more
Principle of Energy is an eminently practical tool that a child of ten can use.
Its main requisites are some knowledge of the Conservation Principle of
Energy and a sense of compassion with its associated spirit
of inclusiveness, inquiry, reflection and honesty. Its practice helps
keep us mindful of the great principles of physics.
is also a valuable psychoanalytic tool that enables us to evaluate the
relative sustainability of individuals and groups by comparing the relative acceptance and denial of
stewardship/change inherent in a symbol use.
Principle and enjoy
the rewards of being a conservator of the potential of our greatest
(A draft Cartoon Exploration of the ingenious trickery of the human ego
and how it limits our sustainable use of language.)
one -Introducing the Ego
two - The Ego and Energy
three -The Ego and Forms of Energy
four -The Ego and Potential Energy
five - The Ego and Global Warming
six -The Ego and Greenhouse World
seven - The Ego and Power
Sustainability Principle of Energy
The Compassionate Curriculum.
(An Illustrated Essay - A brief Historical
Work and Updates
important links include
Learning Framework )
Care: Its All About The Ego
A prototype 5 part video series based on and amplifying the NPR-National
Geographic video series Global
Warming: It's All About Carbon)
Activities for 5 -12 year olds)
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