We need patterns.
They allow us to make sense of chaos. They allow us to create pathways.
By recognizing patterns we find efficiency.
But a pattern can become a prison.
A pattern created around an injury becomes a limp or a frozen shoulder or tight neck.
A pattern to find ease in living works for a while until we fixate on the pattern not realizing that the initial gains are gone and what was once opportunities becomes limitations.
A pattern for safety and comfort is an efficient way towards death.