The Terror of Spreading Order

Well i love order ... sometimes i see producing order where there was chaos and confusion as one of my beloved functions in my life.  Chaos i accept as a fact of life, but one would misunderstand me to call me a "profit of chaos" ... but i do study it.  My fear of spreading order is not just a little bit tong in cheek ... as in "I’m afraid of a cup of coffee" ... remember the joke?  But there is a reluctance there... a moment in which i might rationalize not doing something because as denise would put it ... "that’s too patterny" ... "too obsessive" ... and trust me, i am getting obsessive about my kitchen.  What i need to do is to get obsessive about the order in my office, on my desks ... hence it wants to spread ... fear, fear, terror, run away, too obsessive.

Thing is the order spreads from the habits ... there are habits of producing order ... they are viral ... and they are very adaptive.

Actually i’m rather proud of my kitchen order. For example right now it is still digesting yesterday’s meal. Denise’s plate with her uneaten eggplant Parmigiana is still on the dining room table reminding me that eggplant tastes better when it is deep fried rather than baked ... the ones i deep fried are deep in her belly. with my order goes awareness ... i can more easily see what changes to make or what is missing without all the unintentional clutter. Now that i run the dishwasher myself, without waiting for denise to do it, i can better time the flow of dishes ... from shelf to counter, to table or desk, to sink, to washer, back to shelf. I can now see we have far too many mugs ... more room coming on the shelf ... yada yada yada ... the beat goes on ... drums keep pounding rhythm to the brain. Now as to the rest of the house ....

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Now i am “afraid of a cup of tea” ←@mark, do you remember that joke?

1/10/2011 Well the order is definitely starting to spread to my office

new 9/1/2016 well it has not really got into my office – that is now over grown with the weeds of neglect, which situation i should change.

 
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Seth says
i got into this a bit with nathan over on fb.

Seth says
M 2010-09-08 07:34:35 14282
seth 2010-09-08 06:51:13 14282
M 2010-09-08 06:28:50 14282
I just don't get the word terror applied to anything in your kitchen. True, I haven't seen your kitchen personally. IMHO, it is out of place - or gross hyperbole.

No actually "terror" ... or  perhaps its less terrible twin "fear" is the message.  Are you not ever afraid of too much order?  Do you like to be an automaton?
Yeah, the word fear makes more sense in the kitchen.  I suspect that only a prophet of chaos would fear too much order.  I have never been that close to too much order so I never got to the fear.   Some fear change. A zen perspective on fear is that it is a lack of presence to what is NOW & imagining a future with something unwanted in it.  The cure is redirecting yourself back to NOW & quit imagining the unwanted & clarify your wants. (Sometimes easier said than done!)

Well i love order ... sometimes i see producing order where there was chaos and confusion as one of my beloved functions in my life.  Chaos i accept as a fact of life, but one would misunderstand me to call me a "profit of chaos" ... but i do study it.  My fear of spreading order is not just a little bit tong in cheek ... as in "I'm afraid of a cup of coffee" ... remember the joke?  But there is a reluctance there... a moment in which i might rationalize not doing something because as denise would put it ... "that's too patterny" ... "too obsessive" ... and trust me, i am getting obsessive about my kitchen.  What i need to do is to get obsessive about the order in my office, on my desks ... hence it wants to spread ... fear, fear, terror, run away, too obsessive.

Thing is the order spreads from the habits ... there are habits of producing order ... and they are very adaptive.

Seth says
Actually the kitchen order is not really spreading all that very fast to the rest of the house ... rather it is having to defend itself from enchroaching disorder ... a case in point is my kitchen sizzors which frequently migrate to jason's room or other places.

Seth says
seth 2010-09-04 05:22:33 14282
seth 2010-09-02 13:19:48 14275
M 2010-09-02 12:00:00 14275
seth 2010-09-02 11:22:51 14275
M 2010-09-02 10:42:50 14275
seth 2010-09-02 10:23:51 14275
What perhaps needs to be dealt with here is the terror of spreading order !
Are you wigging out? This stuff is very abstract & laced with the smell of red herrings.

Well "the terror of spreading order" may or may not be connected to "A New Respect for The Specific" but i don't smell any stinking red  herrings ... not so sure i know what they may smell like anyway.  As to my wigging out ... well you be the judge were it that judgement of such be necessary.   Perhaps i am just saying things here that don't get said in PC company ... but they got said here so that they didn't dissolve quite so quickly into oblivion and confusion.
IMHO, the only people who would accuse somebody of having a "terror of spreading order" are Islamists who think they are spreading some kind of order.  Very few people in this country want their kind of "order" to be spread.  The context of terror these days mostly implies Islamists except perhaps a few nut jobs like that environmentalist wacko who wanted to blow up the Discovery channel the other day.  You be spicific! What do you mean & exactly what are you referring to?

I'm referring to my kitchen.  We have evolved it into a much higher order than the rest of the house.  It just occured to me, and i mentioned that to denise, that the kitchen order was in danger of spreading to the rest of the house ... hence the terror!  Then too in the woods just now it occurred to me that Nature itself is very very messy. 

This thread moved here because it really is not connected to A New Respect for The Specific ... the only connection was that it occurred to me around the same time ... but this item is important enough to me to deserve its own item.

Seth says
I noticed today that i can get my kitchen into an almost military precision order.  At times it will appear messy to the "external world", but that mess to me is what i would like to call "process" ... if you don't understand the process, then you will perceive things to be in a mess.  I also have been noticing that i can think better, not to mention cook better, when such order prevails. 

So far here we are talking about order within the external world ... a place for everything and everything in it's place.  But that leads me to think that i can also introduce order within my meta-world, my internal world of thought and feeling.  For one thing, it is clear that the external order does affect the internal order.  But is that the only way that i can affect my internal order?

to be continued ...



Seth says
#OrganicOrder ?

Seth says
null  i may have spread my order to the night stand beside my bead null … i will see if it is #sustainable and evolvable there … but #shucks it feels good.  After all I have my office … it is still in a total virginal mess. 

tag #SpreadingOrder spreading order

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