Being aware of patterns is indeed important to not be ruled by them. Even in vision recognize a chair by a pattern of photons the interacts with our retina. We should also be aware of our identification of patterns not by observing the whole pattern, but most importantly being aware that we identity the patterns and thus give them meaning from only a small fragment of what we perceive of the pattern. It is very similar to “IntelliSense” in computer applications. We begin typing a URL in our browser and it fills in the rest for us based on a preexisting pattern in its memory. What most don’t consciously realize is that like the browser we have the option of not accepting what our minds fill in, looking and questioning its matching of the pattern fragment and taking a moment to ask what else is possible. In that moment we have the power to alter how we perceive and interact with that whatever it is. Also in that moment we can find the space or at the very least a crack to step outside those old, remembered patterns and mindsets. Just my thoughts.
@MikhaelBrown Good points Mikhael! We always have the option of not accepting the obvious pattern and creating a new one.