What does EOC mean to us…it sounds like something I say to my children when I enter their rooms, “This looks like the edge of chaos!” It is not in fact the “EOC” it is simply a teenagers lack of interest in bending over and picking up yesterday’s jeans.
One way of understanding the EOC idea is from the world of neuroscience. More specifically the world of neuroscience and ayurveda. In the book, “Neuroanalysis” by Avi Peled, the concept of brain dynamics optimization looks at the “edge of chaos” and sees the health of being in this state.
The Vata-dominant folks reading this should be jumping for joy :), the Pitta’s want to know “why” and the Kapha’s are hoping for a recipe for a soothing tea 🙂 actually all of us will find this idea supportive to our daily process in the physics of optimal brain function!
The idea of the edge of chaos is an elegant balance state between stability and instability. We function best at this state of optimal adaptation; we find it easier to both adapt to change and to becoming more steady. We can move in or out of an association between internal and external states of functioning. We can maximize the idea of complexity while keeping up with our connectivity!
When at the edge of chaos we are best able to move into a solution for one aspect of our rational problem solving while effecting other aspects of problem solving in a parallel manner. The decision we make to move in one direction supports the movement of all our elements into a useful direction or rhythm. We become harmonious; like beautiful jazz~
In ayurvedic terms, we are in a balanced state for our Prakruti; in alignment with our constitutional self and thus can move with ease in any and all directions without pulling ourselves out of balance!
I believe the word you’re looking for right now might be a word from that sage of simplicity, Andy Griffith: SHAZAM!!!