What is the "Self" of the "Self-Organizing System"
We look at this “self” as inherent. This means it is there from the beginning-inborn. Does it mean we cannot change? No, we are born with a tendency to behave in certain ways, yet we have the capability to adapt, grow and develop. In the very beginning was our True Self-the self we were intended to be, the self that is in our Genes, our DNA. But as we interact with the environment, we develop an Adapted Self that may be either more or less consistent with this True Self. We also have a Contextual Self that represents our current behavior. It too might be in sync with our True Selves or it may be quite different. That depends on what the situation at the time requires.