I'm not a big fan of David Bowie, but there was a scene that impressed me in the 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth. A medical test involving X-rays causes the contact lenses he wears as part of his human disguise to permanently affix themselves to his eyes - he will never see/apprehend things as before.
For me, this is what a great majority of humanity has become today.
Symbols can help find a way out. A symbol is there to "point" at something that is beyond words. All books of the world would never be enough to exhaust every aspect of a symbol.
I was asked what is meant by the Chinese ideogram I use as a logo: it's the Wang
It involves four elements, the first, the Principle, is not represented (though it could be seen in the support, for example, a sheet of paper).
From top to bottom: Heaven, Man, Earth.
For the Tao, these 3 terms mean much more than their shriveled meanings of today.
I use traditional calligraphy that I find more eloquent, the one that René Guénon chose in chapter XVII of his book La Grande Triade (there might be a translation somewhere).
Traditional metaphysics ("beyond physics") is infinitely more than the simple ontology (science of being) of modern university education, and I believe that if one wanted to subvert the Wang to represent the academical ontology, one should suppress the top and the bottom elements, and maybe truncate some parts of what remains.
Other aspects of Wang are "Providence, Will, Destiny, considered as the three powers governing the manifested Universe. "
"Man is neither an animal nor a pure intelligence; it is a common being, placed between the matter and the spirit, between Heaven and Earth, to be its link "- Fabre d'Olivet
For me, it's a way of life. Orient one´s intention to Heaven and draw what is behind you.
Which is why I say Own your Self, assuming one's vocation.
It implies all that I do in life, which can be summarized by:
whatever the situation, always ensure the survival of yourself, your family, friends, neighbors, the place where you live, customers, nature and the world, the universe: OURS
This is true sustainability, especially today where we see the system shamelessly use a 16-year-old would-be Peace Nobel Prize for Greenwashing and impose a world government that will continue to destroy as before.
But fortunately, there is some good news, as you may have seen in the media this week, these people decided to stop reproducing.