The Repetition Pattern represents simple ongoing recurrences in both time, as repeated processes, and in space, as repeated forms. It is one aspect of the more foundational First Order Pattern, Rhythm. Repetition demonstrates an energetic savings through the ability to reliably reproduce functionality. The reliability and energy savings of Repetition must be balanced with the need to change and adapt, which requires variation and risk to reliability. The role of Repetition is to provide reliability.
The principle of simple recurrence: the enduring health of any system depends on the appropriate balance and integration of the reliability of the repetition of functional processes and forms and the need for variation that helps adapt those processes and forms to changing circumstances, for a given context.