Umstülpung is a German word that describes an inversion process where one thing ceases to exist in order to allow a new living field to manifest. The following exercise is from chapter 21, Principles and Practice, of Theory U:
Review the current challenges in your life and work and how they resonate with your past journey. Do this as if you were looking down from above. If someone had designed your current challenges in order to teach you an important lesson that is connected to your forward journey, what would that lesson be? If someone had intentionally designed your past journey and current challenges to prepare you for your future work and life, what do you think might be the central theme of that future journey?
What does it take to learn from the future as it emerges?