Integral Design aspires for design that springs from the wholeness of being, design that embodies truth, goodness and beauty and design that expresses delight of being. It is a journey into the heart of delight.
Nature is abundantly creative.
All forms created by Nature are integral designs. This means their creation, sustenance and dissolution happens in harmony with the whole and its evolutionary unfolding.
Manmade forms are increasingly causing pollution and disharmony in our ecology, psychology and sociology. This is because most manmade forms are not integral designs.
Movements of Nature are integral. This means everything is integrally interconnected in harmony. Man is an integral part of Nature free to overrule his harmonies and introduce his own ‘improvisations’. However, his improvisations have caused more discords than harmony because his knowledge of Nature and himself is imperfect.
To restore the harmony of Nature first of all man must know his own nature and discover the inmost origins of his creative impulse. It is from that source the harmonious creative movements of the whole emerge of which he is a part. When his actions become an expression of the movement of the whole flowering from the inmost depths where he is one with Nature, the resultant forms will increasingly express spontaneous harmonies that are the signs of integral design. Such actions and designs will bring increased ecological, psychological and sociological harmony in tune with the evolution of the whole.
In short, integral designs will have the following qualities in their creation, sustenance and dissolution cycle.
1. Psychological harmony
2. Ecological harmony
3. Sociological harmony and
4. Alignment with evolution.
Integral design begins with oneself - by discovering one's own true nature which is one with all that is.