Question: There are two basic directions in psychology: whole-group dynamics when everyone participates in the course of activities at the same time and the other where people are first split into pairs or small groups and later join all together again. Does integral education include both of these approaches?
Answer: Sure. The main thing is that people learn the materials and ultimately unite together, and that they come to a common conclusion or understanding that unification can be so multi-faceted.
Question: So, in the end, through every action we should come to a common unity, a common idea?
Answer: Yes. But it can be formulated by different people in different ways since each one has individual sensations. They cannot give identical, cookie-cutter responses by repeating the same phrases over and over. One person feels one way, another person feels differently, but basically, the same model forms within them, it is only expressed in different styles externally.
Comment: When a person starts engaging in some action, he first needs to warm up a little bit, and in the end, it’s important to conclude the process and not just break it off. Yet you once said that we need to make people accustomed to being able to instantaneously “switch on” integrality in any situation.
Answer: But not in the beginning of his or her education. Everything comes with experience. But this is necessary because we need to reach a state where any moment in time could be new for us, and we will always look at the world through integral glasses. This is necessary.
From KabTV’s “Foundations of the Integral Society” 2/26/12