Life is constantly changing. Have you noticed?
You continuously change, and the world around you changes with you.
The question is, who changes first? Is it the egg or the chicken?
The answer to that is quite obvious, human beings don’t like change. Change happens anyway. It’s just the way it is. It’s always been that way, only in the past few decades, with rapid technological developments, global warming, and strange viruses floating around, change is more rapid and disruptive than ever.
If you think about it from a philosophical standpoint, you constantly change physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually every second. Yes, you change on all those levels constantly. As Heraclitus pointed out many years ago: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river, and he’s not the same man.”
True, your body is seeking homeostasis all the time, so it seeks not to change or to keep a status quo, but that’s impossible since our environment changes with us and we with it. So, in short, everything changes.
Everything includes us. Thich Nhat Hanh said it beautifully: “This is because that is. This is not because that is not. This ceases to be because that ceases to be.”
This basically implies:
Take a deep breath, listen within, listen without, decide who you are with what is, and see what changes. That’s the beginning of creativity. “In the action of no-action (Wu-Wei), a cardinal aspect of the true creative process is set forth. In Wu-Wei, the mind is silenced, and the work is allowed to express itself.” – John Daido Loori, from The Zen of Creativity.