Today I remember the Second Law of Thermodynamics that systems, if left alone, move towards disorder. Without external pressure or the applied pressure of an organizing principle, things move towards chaos. I know this to be true in my kitchen, in the bedrooms, and in my own mental states.
I pressure the system by ordering my thoughts around truth; I pressure the system by little organizing changes like baskets for craft supplies; I pressure the system by making lists and charts.
It’s actually just a little bit of pressure that’s enough to reverse the inevitable disorder of this day.
Even blogging it out is a way of pressuring the system. I know what I’m thinking about today, and it feels ordered, right, and peaceful to relate it in words.