I have been giving a lot of thought to the patterns in my life, and how on so many levels they contribute to who I am. We often don’t think much about our patterns because we are too busy living them. But I believe they hold great truths if we can identify and understand them! In a simplistic way, patterns occur when life repeats itself. Sleep cycles, daily routines, work schedules, brushing teeth, music practice, celebrating holidays, school, and driving routes are all patterns. Maybe not exact each time, but at the forest level, we can see just how much our life is predictable most of the time.
The truth embedded in patterns is that some help us, while others hinder us. The trick is figuring out which ones to keep and those we need to discard or change. For some, this is not such a simple matter, and life finds a way of using a pattern for the greater good, as in the case of master woodworker Eric Hollenbeck. Please take the time to watch this short video, it is time well spent.