The Law of Wholeness
Unity of Purpose
It may seem a truism to say that the whole is made up of its parts; but all the same, we often lose sight of this in our outlook on life. The reason we do so is because we are apt to take too narrow a view of the whole; and also because we do not sufficiently consider that it is not the mere arithmetical sum of the parts that makes the whole, but also the harmonious agreement of each part with all the other parts. The extent of the whole and the harmony of the parts is what we have to look out for, and also its objective; this is a universal rule, whatever the whole in question may be.
Take, for instance, the case of the artist. He must start by having a definite objective, what in studio phrase is called a "motif" --- something that has given him a certain impression which he wants to convey to others, but which cannot be stated as an isolated fact