The idea of being uprooted might bring to mind dramatic images of displaced people, folk torn from their homes due to conflict or famine. This aspect of being uprooted surely deserves attention and, in all fairness, an analysis beyond the scope of a mere blog post here.
What we may wish to explore with regard to being uprooted is the impact a change of circumstances has on us. The situation can be in response to an alteration of habits brought about by ourselves or an external event, creating a need to amend our thinking.
Being uprooted in whatever manner invariably involves a feeling of being cut loose from established points of reference. What initially is perceived as a negative could turn out to be just the opposite, provided we are flexible enough to let go of what was for the sake of embracing what is now.
Alternatively, by grasping onto a past scenario we feel the discomfort and perception of loss. Moving on with the idea of being uprooted, the time of the actual upheaval quite possibly hits us hard, especially if there was no prior warning. That said, again once it’s over, however, we need to swiftly focus on the consequences of being uprooted instead of the incident itself.
Thanks for connecting here today and reading this ‘Being uprooted‘ post.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
The stage of work (2016)
Performance skills at work (2015)
Elements of theatre at work (2010)