Entropy is a scientific term to describe the dissipation of order and energy in any physical system. It happens to us in our lives. The question is how?
The simple example to describe entropy is that it takes work to clean our room or office and then what happens? More things slowly are left here or there and then guess what? At some point we have to clean again. The clean again part is to bring order back to a physical system (your room or office) that was disordered. This happens over and over without us ever thinking about it.
Can our lives become disordered?
To answer this you need to look at what keeps our lives in order. The discipline of regular follow through, the setting of goals that would make our lives more intentional, regular follow up and follow through, At their core, pretty much boring but important to bring order to our lives.
Sometimes outside influences like responsibilities and accountability will do the same thing for us.
Where we fail to stay organized, therefore becoming disorganized, is in putting our faith in time. That time will help us find our way. That sometime in the future (a component of time) will make everything organized to make sense. The critical mistake in difficult, confusing, and disorganized times is believing that with only time things will get better.
Time is entropy’s best friend. Not ours. Not only our rooms but our lives need our vigilance, attention and oversight. Just like a garden, we need to continually weed and prune in order for its potential & beauty to reveal itself.