100 Words: Integration is Health

unityIntegration is health.

Dan Siegel said it. I love it. His book, Mindsight, rocks.

Any complex system – a human body, a family, a company, a country – is integrated when the parts are both differentiated and linked. Integrated is flexible, adaptive, coherent, energized and stable. Without integration (dis-integration??), systems move into either rigidity or chaos.

My Teacher, Carlos, retired from Nia in 2011. Sigh. His last routine, Humanity, focused on yin and yang. My routine, Unity, integrates his music and mine, his choreography and mine. Student honors Teacher…and lets him go.

Integration. Balance. Harmony.

Unity is within Humanity.

Inlakesh, Carlos.

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