The integrated person

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The purpose behind this concept is to promote the harmonious development of all the powers of the individual so that one may learn to live in the broadest sense. To do so requires that we make the best use all of our faculties for ourselves as well as others.

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The integrated person

  1. 1. Figure 1. A diagram created by Jon Dunnemann, Founder and Director of The Center for Inter-Spiritual Dialogue Lakewood, NJ 08701 (jondunnemann@yahoo.com) based on Murray Stein’s 1998 book, Transformation: Emergence of the self (Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in AnalyticalPsychology) and Dr. Daniel J. Siegel’s concept of “cultivating mindsight”, the ability to look within and perceive the mind and to reflect on our experience.Both are essential to our well-being. For more information see mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, 2010 (Bantam Books).Figure 1. A diagram created by Jon Dunnemann, Founder and Director of The Center for Inter-Spiritual Dialogue Lakewood, NJ 08701 (jondunnemann@yahoo.com) based on Murray Stein’s 1998 book, Transformation: Emergence of the self (Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in AnalyticalPsychology) and Dr. Daniel J. Siegel’s concept of “cultivating mindsight”, the ability to look within and perceive the mind and to reflect on our experience.Both are essential to our well-being. For more information see mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, 2010 (Bantam Books).Self ImagoSelf Imago(Knowledge of(Knowledge ofself)self)Self-realizationSelf-realizationSelf-emergenceSelf-emergenceSelf-revelationSelf-revelationSelf-actualizationSelf-actualization
  2. 2. Self ImagoSelf Imago(knowledge of the self)(knowledge of the self)An integrated person is someone who maintains clarity of focus onAn integrated person is someone who maintains clarity of focus onthese six (6) dimensions of the self.these six (6) dimensions of the self.1.1. Spirit (breath of life or soul)Spirit (breath of life or soul)2.2. Awareness (presence of mind)Awareness (presence of mind)3.3. Attention (naming and taming)Attention (naming and taming)4.4. Attuning (interacting with others)Attuning (interacting with others)5.5. Practice (seeing and shaping)Practice (seeing and shaping)6.6. Transformation (inner calm and well-being)Transformation (inner calm and well-being)
  3. 3. SpiritSpirit(breath of life or soul)(breath of life or soul)"One who is born in the Spirit and who therefore lives by love is"One who is born in the Spirit and who therefore lives by love isliberated from all the narrow claims of sectarian prejudice,liberated from all the narrow claims of sectarian prejudice,nationalism, legalism, and from every division that breeds hatrednationalism, legalism, and from every division that breeds hatredand conflict."and conflict."The word of God is then able to prove itself by its transformingThe word of God is then able to prove itself by its transformingpower which brings love, unity, peace, understanding and freedompower which brings love, unity, peace, understanding and freedomwhere there were prejudice, conflict, hatred, division and greed.”where there were prejudice, conflict, hatred, division and greed.”- Thomas Merton, Christian monk, author, lecturer- Thomas Merton, Christian monk, author, lecturerKey elements -Key elements - Source (the creator, first cause, and essence of being)Source (the creator, first cause, and essence of being) Dependency (food, shelter, and safety)Dependency (food, shelter, and safety) Relationship (family, community, and worldview)Relationship (family, community, and worldview)
  4. 4. AwarenessAwareness(presence of mind)(presence of mind)““Wisdom requires conscious, intentional and reflective living basedWisdom requires conscious, intentional and reflective living basedon ones values and priorities. It means practicing in words andon ones values and priorities. It means practicing in words andactions who one wants to be.actions who one wants to be.Wise decisions are a response, not a reaction. One makes wiseWise decisions are a response, not a reaction. One makes wisedecisions by observing the uniqueness of a situation and the personsdecisions by observing the uniqueness of a situation and the personsinvolved, recognizing alternatives, weighing options, and making ainvolved, recognizing alternatives, weighing options, and making away forward.”way forward.”- Gary J. Boelhower, Author of A Model for Wise Decision-MakingGary J. Boelhower, Author of A Model for Wise Decision-MakingBased on Spiritual PrinciplesBased on Spiritual PrinciplesKey elements -Key elements - Internal (attitudes, emotions, and feelings)Internal (attitudes, emotions, and feelings) External (common knowledge, culture, and environment)External (common knowledge, culture, and environment) Situational (anticipate, contemplate, and postulate)Situational (anticipate, contemplate, and postulate)
  5. 5. AttentionAttention(naming and taming)(naming and taming)"To be a person in the full sense you have to be an agent with a"To be a person in the full sense you have to be an agent with asense of yourself as agent," capable of making plans, holding values,sense of yourself as agent," capable of making plans, holding values,and exercising choice.”and exercising choice.”- Charles Taylor, Author, philosopher- Charles Taylor, Author, philosopherKey elements -Key elements - Assessment (naming, framing, and taming)Assessment (naming, framing, and taming) Perception (material, psychological, and spiritual)Perception (material, psychological, and spiritual) Conflict Resolution (bargaining, negotiating, and strategizing)Conflict Resolution (bargaining, negotiating, and strategizing)
  6. 6. AttuningAttuning(interacting with others)(interacting with others)““The first half of life is spent mainly in finding out who we areThe first half of life is spent mainly in finding out who we arethrough seeing ourselves in our interaction with others.”through seeing ourselves in our interaction with others.”- Dr. June Singer, Clinical psychologist and writer who taught at the- Dr. June Singer, Clinical psychologist and writer who taught at theInstitute for Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto and was aInstitute for Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto and was amember of the C.G. Jung Institute in San Franciscomember of the C.G. Jung Institute in San FranciscoKey elements -Key elements - Immediacy (motivators, mining, and timing)Immediacy (motivators, mining, and timing) Matching (mutual understanding, trust, and respect)Matching (mutual understanding, trust, and respect) Approach (interests, positions, and principles)Approach (interests, positions, and principles)
  7. 7. PracticePractice(seeing and shaping)(seeing and shaping)““Practices need time – they are something done by someone toPractices need time – they are something done by someone toachieve a goal at some time in the future.”achieve a goal at some time in the future.”- Eckhart Tolle, Author of the The Power of Now and A New EarthEckhart Tolle, Author of the The Power of Now and A New EarthKey elements -Key elements - Tools (best practices, benchmarking, and raising or lowering the bar)Tools (best practices, benchmarking, and raising or lowering the bar) Objectives (concerns, goals, and outcomes)Objectives (concerns, goals, and outcomes) Support system (collaboration, encouragement, and mentoring)Support system (collaboration, encouragement, and mentoring)
  8. 8. TransformationTransformation(inner calm and well-being)(inner calm and well-being)““The person’s will, like the mind, is transformed, it no longer seeksThe person’s will, like the mind, is transformed, it no longer seeksselfish ends and becomes more other-centered.”selfish ends and becomes more other-centered.”- Brother Wayne Teasdale, Christian monk, author, lecturer- Brother Wayne Teasdale, Christian monk, author, lecturerKey elements -Key elements - Intelligence (cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual)Intelligence (cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual) Reflection (journaling, mature prayer, meditation, mindfulness, andReflection (journaling, mature prayer, meditation, mindfulness, andyoga)yoga) Transcendence (awakening, frame-shifting, and interconnectedness)Transcendence (awakening, frame-shifting, and interconnectedness)
  9. 9. ““Our frequent failure as leaders to deal with our inner lives leavesOur frequent failure as leaders to deal with our inner lives leavestoo many individuals and institutions in the dark. From the familytoo many individuals and institutions in the dark. From the familyto the corporation to the body politic, we are in trouble partlyto the corporation to the body politic, we are in trouble partlybecause of the shadows…. Since we can’t get out of it [the shadow],because of the shadows…. Since we can’t get out of it [the shadow],we must get into it – by helping each other explore our inner lives.we must get into it – by helping each other explore our inner lives.What might that help look like?What might that help look like?First, we could lift up the value of “inner work.” That phrase shouldFirst, we could lift up the value of “inner work.” That phrase shouldbecome commonplace in families, schools, and religious institutions,become commonplace in families, schools, and religious institutions,at least, helping us understand that inner work is as real as outerat least, helping us understand that inner work is as real as outerwork and involves skills one can develop, skills like journaling,work and involves skills one can develop, skills like journaling,reflective reading, spiritual friendship, meditation, and prayer.”reflective reading, spiritual friendship, meditation, and prayer.”
  10. 10. Second, we could spread the word that inner work, though it is aSecond, we could spread the word that inner work, though it is adeeplydeeply personalpersonal matter, is not necessarily amatter, is not necessarily a privateprivate matter: inner workmatter: inner workcan be helped along in community. Indeed, doing inner workcan be helped along in community. Indeed, doing inner worktogether is a vital counterpoint to doing it alone. Left to our owntogether is a vital counterpoint to doing it alone. Left to our owndevices, we may delude ourselves in ways that others can help usdevices, we may delude ourselves in ways that others can help uscorrect.”correct.”- Parker J. Palmer, Author of Let Your Life Speak, teacher, andParker J. Palmer, Author of Let Your Life Speak, teacher, andactivist who works independently on issues in education,activist who works independently on issues in education,community, leadership, spirituality, and social change.community, leadership, spirituality, and social change.

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