The Swing Pattern represents the repeated movement toward one polar position and then back towards the opposite pole. It is one aspect of the more foundational First Order Pattern, Rhythm. Swing demonstrates the iteration back and forth around a desired middle position in service of maintaining a dynamically balanced state or direction. Swing must be balanced so that movements do not become too extreme, causing instability, or too frequent, causing a loss of too much energy due to constantly switching states. The role of Swing is to maintain dynamic stability.
The principle of dynamic stability: the enduring health of any system depends on the appropriate balance and integration between the size of the swings to the extremes and the frequency of adjustments around the middle path, for a given context.