Excerpt About Potential
Soul Unfolds by Integrating Old Forms Into a More Complex OrganizationAs the soul unfolds her potential she changes not by disposing of the old forms, but by integrating them into a more complex organization, in which more elements and levels are integrated into a functional whole. As forms emerge and develop they subsume the previous ones, creating a more complex organism. This process happens in all the sectors and manifestations of the soul. Mental development is a clear example of the appearance of increasingly complex forms. At first we are capable of perception, then recognition, then we can use images and symbols, then concepts, then complex thought. This again points to a basic property of the soul, a property implicit in its unfolding dynamism that we can understand and experience explicitly: the property of growth.