One of my best friends (and favorite yoga teachers) always used to say that--*root to rise.* And, you know, like so many of yoga's on-the-mat lessons, it holds true **everywhere** else in life.
We have to go down before we can come back up (and "down" is not always a bad thing, btw). We have to know where we've been to know where we're going. We need an origin.
We don't have to dwell on those roots, those origins (necessarily), but we do need to feel them. And then, once we get where we're going, we need to re-plant ourselves. Re-establish. Re-root.
Ground down and root to rise.