Definition of symmetry Merrian-Webster online.

  1. balanced proportions
  2. the property of being symmetrical
  3. a rigid motion of a geometric figure that determines a one-to-one mapping onto itself
  4. the property of remaining invariant under certain changes (as of orientation in space, of the sign of the electric charge, of parity, or of the direction of time flow) —used of physical phenomena and of equations describing them.

It was probably going to be a big wedding day today, a big event day 11/11, 2020. 

Some say it would be lucky to see the time at 11:11 on 11.11.

Symmetry has been studied in science as a quality of beauty, pleasing to the eye. Orderly, calming. 

Repetition, patterns, rhythm, there is a symmetry there.

A mother’s heart beat felt in the womb. 





Life is surely not symmetric, but we look for routines, habits, patterns of behavior that help us feel certainty. We trust these patterns because they feel stable. There is also real beauty in symmetry. Simple or complex. 

There is balance in symmetry, we strive for some sort of balance. And there is rigidity in symmetry. The smallest change and it is off. 

That’s the dance of life. Looking to find symmetries for certainty, looking to break symmetries for growth.

Where are you today: leaning in search of certainties? or reaching out in search of growth?


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