Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.
You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaningdoorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed, it may be the most difficult task in the world, for opening the door to your own life is,in the end, more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe.