Wisdom is the intelligence of the system as a whole.
Information: any difference that makes a difference.
The meaning of your communication is the response you get.
Play is the establishment and exploration of relationship.
Rigor alone is paralytic death, but imagination alone is insanity.
What is the pattern that connects the crab to the lobster and the primrose to the orchid, and all of them to me, and me to you?
I shall argue that the problem of grace is fundamentally a problem of integration and what is to be integrated is the diverse parts of the mind – especially those multiple levels of which one extreme is called ‘consciousness’ and the other the ‘unconscious’.
We have been trained to think of patterns, with the exception of those of music, as fixed affairs. It is easier and lazier that way but, of course, all nonsense. In truth, the right way to begin to think about the pattern which connects is to think of it as primarily (whatever that means) a dance of interacting parts and only secondarily pegged down by various sorts of physical limits and by those limits which organisms characteristically impose.