• Michael Dahdal

Establishing Roots

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

It’s in the roots where the foundations are established for life to be sustained.

The roots offer nourishment, sustenance and a sense of stability.

The stronger the roots, the more likely the plant is able to weather the storms.

Without roots, the trees whither, the leaves fall, only to be gone with the winds, aimless, lost.

The roots provide a sense of place, belonging.

They provide support and a foundation

Order and predictability

It still allows for movement with the wind, but will not be defined by it.

It’s the roots that determine strength and allow for growth to occur

So too then, do you need to establish your roots

Your sense of place and belonging

To have your feet planted firmly on the ground, so you too can absorb all the nourishment the world has to offer.

To establish the foundations that will see you through the storms, strengthening your own resolve

Without roots, you too will whither away and die

You too will just go where the winds take you

You too will be aimless, lost forever

Roots are not the thing that limit or hinder you, they are what allow you to flourish.

To grow up and grow out into the world

The life blood of your journey

The thing that keeps you grounded, safe and alive

The stronger your roots, the stronger you will be to sustain anything life throws at you

And although we romanticise the idea of the wandering gypsy, as a some kind of precursor to being free – the truth is, the world can be lonely place

And as much as you try to detach yourself from your roots, in reality, your roots will forever be rooted in you.

So you can’t deny what or who you are.

What’s embedded deep in your heart.

So you best make peace with it and let your roots be the foundation on which you build everything else.


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