Metaphysics and cosmogony must exist in dynamic tension.   Metaphysics constructs a picture of the nature of reality in the most general sense, while cosmogony constructs the process whereby metaphysical pictures are constructed and eroded.   Metaphysics is visible, cosmogony is invisible.   Metaphysics cannot stand outside of reality, but it isn’t metaphysics at all unless it tries and brings about its own failure as self-overcoming.