The cycle of growth and transformation is fascinating to explore.
Back on Digesting Genpo, I spoke about the way I describe the cycle of growth:
balance, disintegration, growth, integration, and repeat
Genpo Roshi had described the cycle thus:
Raise the Boddhi mind, practice, liberation, nirvana, cast it away
A friend of mind is having an art show next month and described the Buddhist principle of transformation thus:
formation, sustaining, destroying, emptying
The start point of the sequence varies for each but the process is the same. I particularly like the Emptying idea. Another word for this is Allowing. See how it is parallel with growth? This is best illustrated in a table.
|disintegration||cast it away||destroying|
|growth||Raise the Boddhi mind||emptying|
Of course, these terms are not exactly parallel. Formation could also be aligned with Growth, but manifestation happens in Formation so its more alike integration. But it gives you a sense of it.
Just like the saying that new will flow in when you release the old, growth happens after destruction. This is the way of all things.