October, 2013

What Is Integration?

What is Integration?

What’s Its Role in Personal Transformation?

Well, to start with… “integration” is, in my opinion, a kind of transformer of human life. Integration can simply be defined as the interweaving of differentiated parts. Applying that to us, for example, it could be the interweaving our higher, essential (spiritual) qualities, our awareness of our somatic experience, and the psychological aspects of our existence.

It’s important to consider this. Bringing together key, vital elements of our lives, of our being, is part of our path to becoming a more, whole, “integrated” individual. Interweaving the higher qualities of our essence, into our personality, for example, is one particularly valuable integration process to pursue. In addition, the integration process addresses all the functional triads of Enneagram training: our three energies, our three centers of intelligence, our three biological imperatives (subtypes), our three forms of emotional regulation/conflict resolution, and our lives with those in our lives.

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