It seems, a universal aspect of nature is the organising tendancy toward patterns, namely geometric and fractal patterns. A fractal is a natural phenomenon that presents as a detailed pattern that repeats itself at multiple levels of observation. Fractal patterns are evident at the broadest level, in the clusters and super clusters of stars and galaxies, and at the microscopic level of bacteria...and beyond.
Other fractal patterns have been identified in the systemic organisation processes in the minds and bodies of living organisms. Self organising systems like ecosystems, the human body and communities of beings rely on the healthy coordination, interaction and working together of its different parts to maintain survival, and all demonstrate a fractal pattern.
With out of balance systems, disease develops in the body, the mind, emotions and spirit become disorganised, relationships with partners, children and families develop toxic patterns and break down, and social and environmental degredation abounds.
The key ingedients of healthy organisms, relationships and communities are the qualities of strong connections and clear communication that promote an in sync interactional coherance, and flexability, adaptability and the spirit of all working together for the greater good.