Summary reminder about this guide.
Our world view is simultaneously shaped by and reflected in our use of symbols. The human ego can easily generate very subtle and sophisticated rationales for any use of a symbol. This guide employs deep psychoanalysis founded in the profound wisdom of the principles of physics. It enables us to use that wisdom to transcend the ingenious deceits and trickery of the ego so that our use of symbols sustains us.
True hope resides in symbol use that embraces change/stewardship.
Delusive hope resides in symbol use that denies change/stewardship.
Physics of Hope
Physics is central to our lives. We are each able and intimate with physics despite the disempowering and alienating practices of our modern psychopathic education system. We all continually employ physics in our daily lives to find meaning and sustenance.
Physics is the systematic exploration of the essential qualities, innate disposition or natura of all phenomena (“that which appears or is seen”). Put simply, true physics is the general analysis of nature, which includes our own psyche, so we can understand how the universe(s) acts and live more sustainable lives.
physic (n.) c.1300, fysike, “art of healing, medical science,” also “natural science” (c.1300), from Old French fisike “natural science, art of healing” (12c.) and directly from Latin physica (fem. singular of physicus) “study of nature,” from Greek physike (episteme) “(knowledge) of nature,” from fem. of physikos “pertaining to nature,” from physis “nature,” from phyein “to bring forth, produce, make to grow” (related to phyton “growth, plant,” phyle “tribe, race,” phyma “a growth, tumor”) from PIE root *bheue- “to be exist, grow” (see be). Spelling with ph- attested from late 14c. (see ph). As a noun, “medicine that acts as a laxative,” 1610s. The verb meaning “to dose with medicine” is attested from late 14c.
physics (n.) 1580s, “natural science,” from physic in sense of “natural science.” Also see -ics. Based on Latin physica (neuter plural), from Greek ta physika, literally “the natural things,” name of Aristotle’s treatise on nature. Specific sense of “science treating of properties of matter and energy” is from 1715.
Comment. Observe the Proto-Indo-European associations of physics with be, to exist, come into being and the associations with healing and health. Then, consistent with the general transformation of the English language to enable the excesses of the Industrial Revolution, physics becomes associated with a narrow expertise rather than the profound comprehension of our well being.
Science and physics are redefined, confused and conflated so Anglo-American education curriculum frameworks now teach that science is just an a amoral way of thinking. Physics, like chemistry and biology, is just a subset of this way of thinking.
This is evidence of an evolution of consciousness in which the complete denial of change/stewardship prevails.
Contrast this consciousness with one in which physics is understood to be the systematic analysis of the nature of all phenomena and science is the profound moral way of being* that enables us to use this knowledge in sustaining ways.
*In ancient times natura meant birth, which shares meaning with the Sanskrit bhrtih “a bringing, maintenance.” True physics involves finding our optimal place in this process of continuous renewal and passing. Ultimately physics and psychology are the same if we understand that psychology is the art of transcending paradox.
Physics is Paradox.
All is change; change is a constant.
The more we know; the greater the mystery of all.
(The more we truly know; the more we realize we do not know.)
We are all vitally intimate with energy; no one knows what energy is.
All forms are of energy; no form is energy.
In the arising of a form of energy is its passing.
You are Physics.
True physicists does not symbolize themselves as “physicists” because they understand that we are all physicists . A person may be an astrophysicist or nuclear physicist but that does not necessarily make them a greater physicist than you or me.
Ultimately our level of true physics is measured by our ability to act in harmony with the forces that sustain humanity long term. The trickery of the ego is such that an individual can quote the principles of physics and yet act in ways that deny their truths.
The Principles of Physics.
Principles are the elements or foundations of a system. In this instance we are speaking about the foundations of the universal process or reality.
The principles of physics are not laws. Rather they are profound guides to the nature of reality and to how our lives can reflect it in sustainable ways. They are the product of millennia of intense human experimentation and scrutiny, during which the insights have never been disproved. The principles are as near as we can have to laws of physics. They offer a vital means of transcending the limitations of thought and the ego. They can enable us to live in true hope rather than delusive hope.
No one knows the full truth of reality and every human being imagines it in a different way. However we do have a wonderful guide in the Conservation Principle of Energy, though its wisdom is rarely unpacked by our “science” teachers at school. They and Wiki typically teach “Energy can be neither created nor destroyed, but can change form, for instance chemical energy can be converted to kinetic energy in the explosion of a stick of dynamite.” In so doing they confuse and obscure the nature of energy and our roles as stewards.
The Conservation Principle primarily reminds us energy is so bounteous it can be usefully be considered a constant – we cannot create or destroy it. It also reminds us that energy continuously transforms –there are myriad forms of energy and all forms are transient, including human beings.
Any form of energy can be perceived from multiple perspectives such as kinetic, thermal or electrical. Every form is more easily manifest from some perspectives than from others. We cannot readily perceive the electrical or thermal potential that sustains a cloud droplet in the sky but we can experience those potentials when they are transformed by a hydro-electric turbine to power a heater in our home.
All forms of energy only exist for the moments that their inflow and outflow of energy are in relative balance. A constant state occurs for the duration of the equilibrium.
For instance, life, as we know it, exists on Earth only for the period an exquisite thermal balance exists: the current outgoing thermal energy is matched by incoming thermal energy. In other words, the rate of heating is the same as the rate of cooling so Earth’s surface temperature remains relatively constant i.e. continuous warming = continuous cooling.
An imbalance results in the planet heating up or cooling down and a change in temperature occurs. A change of state occurs that may not sustain life as we know it. This has profound implications for our roles as stewards amidst the thermal flux.
Information is physical
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