The creative process is not linear. It is cylical, spiralling and multi-dimensional. The dynamic starts with an impulse of expansion: an outward movement- which at its 'edges' changes into rest/stasis. This phase then moves into contraction which can entail a dynamic integration or a falling apart, followed by another expansion and so the cycle continues.
This heartbeat or breath of life, the 'life pulse' intrigues and inspires me. This rhytmical process is the primal expression of life, found in everything we know and experience.
All stages are interesting and interconnected.