Millions of people have decided to remain seeds. Why? When they can become flowers and can also dance in the wind the sun and the moon, why have they decided to remain seeds? There is something in their decision: the seed is more secure than the flower. The flower is fragile. The seed is not fragile, the seed looks stronger. The flower can be destroyed very easily; just a strong wind and the petals will blow away. The seed cannot be destroyed so easily by the wind, the seed is very protected, secure. The flower is exposed - such a delicate thing, and exposed to so many hazards: a strong wind may come, it may rain cats and dogs, the sun may be too hot, some foolish man may pluck the flower. Anything can happen to the flower, everything can happen to the flower, the flower is constantly in danger. But the seed is safe; hence, millions of people decide to remain seeds. But to remain a seed is to remain dead, to remain a seed is to not live at all. It is secure, certainly, but it has no life. Death is secure, life is insecurity. One who really wants to live has to live in danger, in constant danger. One who wants to reach the peaks has to take the risk of getting lost. One who wants to climb the highest peaks has to take the risk of falling somewhere, slipping down.
Osho "The Book of Woman"
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