from "Educating the Wholehearted Child" by Clay and Sally Clarkson
The Invisible Energy of Routine
In the same way that there are universal laws that govern your home universe, there are also invisible powers in that universe that hold everything together. In the physical world, subatomic powers keep everything from flying apart (actually, God does, but you get the picture). In the home universe, the invisible power that keeps everything from flying apart is called routine.
Routine is simply a habitual pattern of living created by effort applied regulalry over time. Once a pattern of living is established in your lifestyle and schedule, it becomes an invisible, self-generating force to hold part of your home universe together. The more you harness the power of rountines, the more energy you will generate to apply to other areas of your home. However, if ignored, routine energy rapidly dissipates, and the elements within the home universe begin to disintegrate at rapidly increasing rates of decay. When that happens, even greater amounts of time and effort are needed to regain stability.
The laws of routine are well-established:
- The Law of Routine - For every action taken to establish routine, there is an equal and similar reaction generating greater amounts of routine energy.
- The Converse of the Law of Routine - For every action not taken to establish routing, there is a corresponding decrease in total home routine energy.