Sometimes we feel we're getting "nowhere" yet this circling doesn't prevent us from hearing "Now here".  Genesis 45:5 Continuing to look forward(turning inward) while seemingly spiraling down lets us hear the bigger purpose without having to look back. Luke 9:62

The ascending descent by creative sovereignty is where the "Rock" bottom is our absolute reality(through His Spirit in our inner being) Ephesian 3:16-17  and where the true high is experienced that no metaphor, whether scientific or otherwise, can reach.  Colossians 3:1-3