Conserving the potential of our prime symbols
On the wisdom of conserving the potential of our prime symbols
Tzu Lu said: "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."
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 Sustainability Principle is a guide founded in the great principles of physics and the insights of neural psychology that enables us to transcend the limitations of our ego and act in more sustainable ways.
Principle is an eminently practical tool that a child of ten can use.
Its main requisite is a sense of compassion with its associated spirit
of inclusiveness, inquiry, reflection and honesty. It is a guide in
physics and a psychoanalytic tool that enables us to evaluate the
relative sustainability of individuals and groups.
Enjoy the rewards of being a conservator of the potential of our greatest symbols.
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