Of disruption and sight

We all have patterns. Ways of interacting with the world.

Most of the time we don't see them. They simply are.

But sometimes there are disruptions.  (Like maybe--hypothetically speaking--you've had foot surgery and are winding up having to spend most of your time in bed with your foot propped above your heart so you don't get to do things as you normally would do them.)

The thing about disruptions is that by nature they break patterns, and when a pattern is broken, it makes it possible to see it.

Most of the time, patterns are developed to respond to the way things are at a given time.  But our circumstances don't stay static. (Even though our patterns usually do.)

Disruption allows us to evaluate if our patterns are actually serving us.

Then—if not—because we can see them, it gives us the power to break them.

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Maira Gall