Each and every form in existence is the product of a unique combination of moments and place in which thermal harmony prevails i.e. its rate of warming = its rate of cooling.
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Existence can be understood as a universal thermal flux in which countless forms of energy occur.
Each form is the product of a unique combination of moments and place in which thermal harmony prevails i.e. its rate of warming = its rate of cooling. Its temperature is neither increasing nor decreasing in this steady state. Its state remains constant even as it changes with the flux.
Each form ceases to be when this thermal balance passes. The form becomes subject to either warming-up (increasing temperatures) or cooling down (decreasing temperatures). Its state changes and the form vanishes into the greater universal potential from which it arose.
The human ego is capable of incredible self-deceits and can easily make us our own worst enemy. Its ingenious trickery is such that it can make us ask for our destruction even as we call for care and stewardship.
In this example we demonize the life-enabling process and call for our demise. We deny the fundamentals of the universal thermodynamics by confusing warming with warming-up. We do this is so we avoid responsibility for our actions in causing global temperatures to increase i.e. a change of state.
We compound this denial of our roles as stewards of Earth’s climate by avoiding mention of the fact that the Global Warming-up of concern is a unique type of change: it is Human-induced Warming-up.
Be mindful of these three potent symbols: “up”, “down” and “use”. Our use and disuse of these simple words informs our world-view in most vital ways. They remind us in the finite nature of all forms. Used with care, they frame our narrative of our climate use in wisdom. We disuse them at our peril.