The Sustainability Principle
 of Energy


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The Power of Symbols

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Variations on the Wisdom Of Confucius

How to Conserve
the Potential

The Human Condition

General Theory

Practical Application

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Defining some Prime Symbols


Energy Efficiency









Climate Change





Peak Oil
Principle of Energy





















Human Beings and/of The Universal Potential, which is Energy.

To see a portrayal of our roles as stewards amidst the universal flux simply follow the (Click)s.

Compare a very common vision of the nature of energy in Anglo-American education systems.
































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The Potential of the Universe(s) =Energy

(Continuously transforming and so bounteous it can usefully be considered a constant...)

























 rise to multitudinous, myriad varieties
of transient forms…





















...each form being enabled for a finite moment in which
 there exists a unique and exquisite balance in the flows
of energy…




















...with each form being manifest from as many
differing perspectives as the human mind can imagine…
    electrical                                  chemical                           kinetic

gravitational                       nuclear                   thermal





















We human beings form a group of those transient forms and our potential too can be manifest from many different perspectives…

  our electrical being             atmospheric being                    carbon being

  et al
              mirror being           water being    thermal being       social being









 we are better able to reflect the universal potential and live in greater harmony with the continuous changing flows of energy…
























which involves embracing our roles as stewards amidst the universal flux and our fallible, mortal natures  …



























the fallible mortal natures of human beings with thought and egos that have an incredible capacity to deny reality (the continuous universal change in which we are stewards)… 























...and also the capacity for compassion which enables us to transcend the limitations of thought and our ego, to enjoy the state of being, which is science…

Sample guides in science        

The Conservation Principle of Energy
The law of conservation of energy is an empirical law of physics. It states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time (is said to be conserved over time). A consequence of this law is that energy can neither be created nor destroyed: it can only be transformed from one state to another.
 The Uncertainty Principle of Energy

In quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states by precise inequalities that certain pairs of physical properties, such as position and momentum, cannot be simultaneously known to arbitrarily high precision. That is, the more precisely one property is measured, the less precisely the other can be measured.
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.  





















...which in turn enables us to develop arts such as languages and civics that enable us to better conserve all the balances and flows of energy that sustain us as we are better able to enjoy hope and reflect all…


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This illustration typifies the use of the energy symbol in Anglo-American education systems and our mass media. See comment below.

Human beings (“me”), dwellings, landscapes, water, waste etc are portrayed as things different to energy rather than being forms of energy.

Also the energy symbol is associated with "Non-fossil fuel electricity and transport; Non-motorised transport; Clean heating to protect air quality; Avoid impacts on biodiversity of rapid climate change." This set of associations is born of a reaction to the flawed equation that has enabled the excesses of the Industrial Revolution and which is assiduously promoted by the most powerful global merchant traders:
 energy = fossil fuels and Bulk-generated electrical products i.e. products this elite of traders control and profit from.
Both sets of associations make the same fatal flaw of confusing energy with a trace few of the multitudes of forms it can be manifest as.

The merchant bankers’ equation of energy with fossil fuels also conveniently omits the atmosphere and potential air pollution from the combustion equation. Observe how the Global Issues illustration mentions living landscapes and water while omitting mention of the atmosphere.

Symbols enable us to exist, share meaning and propagate in sustainable, harmonious ways - especially symbols such as the energy symbol. Observe how no mention is made in the illustration of our vital need to conserve the potential of our symbols and prevent the pollution of our vision of existence by our capacity for greed and vanity.

These examples are all manifestations of that universal human trait - our capacity for fundamental denial of stewardship/change. We fail to conserve the potential of the energy symbol and deny its great message of universal continual transformation. The Sustainability Principle of Energy indicates such symbol uses reflect and promote behaviour that will tend to generate misery and be unsustainable.