What, after all, is a pattern? And when do patterns begin to shape and form our lives? When do we lose the ability to recognize and anticipate the patterns—and (when) do we regain that ability—or do we ever? How much of patterns depend on recognition? What does Recognition look like? Feel like?
And what are some of the patterns I see around me? There is the woman who constantly uses the diminutive word “little” to diminish the value of something—“oh, I heard your little program was successful,” she’ll say, one little word speaking volumes. Or the CEO who calls everyone “Kiddo.” “Hi Kiddo,” she says, “How’s it going, Kiddo?,” meaning one thing yet implying another, leaving her staff with a nagging sense that she doesn’t consider their ideas worthy of adult status. Patterns under the level of consciousness, but so much there and visible to others, heavy in their impact.
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