Inner Growth Word of The Day 292 – Listening

Inner Growth Word of The Day 292 – Listening

October 19

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Listening

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 2. to hear something with thoughtful attention.

 

Listening in a sentence: When you are listening, you are paying attention while removing yourself.

 

Listening in action: If you hear something and understand it from its core, that is listening.

 

Listening and inner growth: Knowing when you’re listening and when you’re not brings about inner growth as you learn to identify yourself within the process and remove yourself so that you may truly hear what is being said and/or identify the veil of you within that which you are listening to.

 

Listening and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How does listening affect my life? When am I listening?  Why is listening important to me?  How does listening affect my relationships?  Why is listening something I am concerned with?  What does listening entail to me?  Do I feel like listening all the time?  When am I not in the listening mood?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with listening at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of one instance where you were listening, but you weren’t.  Write about it with the words from your list and notice what stands out from this experience.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you are in listening mode and allow your emotions to flow. As you do this keep the attention focused on your emotions and notice where they seem to settle more. When you’re ready allow those feelings to evenly distribute and bring thoughts to mind of any moments in your life where listening was involved.

 

Your turn – Share your listening sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

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Inner Growth Word of The Day 291 – Communication

Inner Growth Word of The Day 291 – Communication

October 18

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Communication

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 2 a. information communicated.  3 a. a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior.

 

Communication in a sentence: The importance of communication with one’s self and others is invaluable.

 

Communication in action: When you talk to someone to share information, stories, thoughts; that is communication.

 

Communication and inner growth: A look at your communication with yourself and others gives you insights into how you process things, talk about them, relate to them, and so on.  This analysis gives you the opportunity to pursue inner growth as you look to ways to be able and express the essence of you through your communication.

 

Communication and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How important is communication to me? When did communication start having an important role in my life?  What have I learned from communication?  How has my communication affected my relationships?  Why does communication matter in life?  Who influenced my communication?  How is my life affected by my communication?  How are my relationships affected by my communication?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with communication at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of one way communication has helped you find out more about yourself.  Write about this situation with the words in your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about communication and notice where those emotions arise, where they go, how they flow. From here focus on the feelings and their flow, then allow thoughts to come in and notice what thoughts stand out the most.  Pay attention to how your emotions change as you think of different events.

 

Your turn – Share your communication sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 290 – Discuss

Inner Growth Word of The Day 290 – Discuss

October 17

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Discuss

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 2 a. to investigate by reasoning or argument.  2 c. to talk about.

 

Discuss in a sentence: When you discuss something, you are not always aware of where you’re coming from in that moment; pausing to reflect can help to find that awareness.

 

Discuss in action: When you talk about something or are having a conversation where you outline an argument in favor or against something; that is to discuss.

 

Discuss and inner growth: Exploring the things you tend to discuss about brings inner growth as you find out the importance some things have for you and the depth you go to discover more about them through research and conversations.

 

Discuss and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I discuss? What do I discuss about?  When do I discuss? What are some of the takeaways I’ve had from the things I discuss?  Why do I discuss?  Who do I discuss most with?  How do my thoughts bring about the things I discuss?  When I discuss do I remove myself from the situation?  How does what I discuss about affect my life?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with discuss at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of the three situations where the things you discussed made a huge impact in your life moving forward.  Write about one of these three situations using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you discuss and let the emotions flow, notice where they start and where they go. As you focus on your emotions visualize a flowing river and allow thoughts to come in of specific scenarios where you discuss.  Notice which thoughts spark a change in your emotions and focus on the ones that are more persistent.

 

Your turn – Share your discuss sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 289 – Decision

Inner Growth Word of The Day 289 – Decision

October 16

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Decision

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. the act or process of deciding.  1 b. a determination arrived at after consideration.

 

Decision in a sentence: The decisions you make in your life depend on you and what you decide is important to consider as you contemplate your decision.

 

Decision in action: When you consider something, make a choice; that is decision.

 

Decision and inner growth: Exploring a decision and the process this entails within brings about inner growth since it gets you to take a deeper look at the reasoning and thought process behind what you decide in your life.

 

Decision and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How does my decision process affect me? What types of decisions do I make daily?  When is it important for me to make a decision on my own?  Does someone influence my decisions?  How important are the decisions I make?  When I have to make a decision for a long-term event, how do I handle it?  Who helps me with my decisions?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with decision at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From the list think of one decision you made that changed your life.  Write about this decision in detail using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about any decision you’ve made or think you could make and allow those feelings to flow. Pay attention to those decisions that bring about a bigger emotional response and notice where the feelings are located in your body.  Visualize those emotions freely flowing and silence your mind from time to time to really pin point the emotions you’re feeling.

 

Your turn – Share your decision sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 288 – Role

Inner Growth Word of The Day 288 – Role

October 15

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Role

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a2. a socially expected behavior pattern usually determined by an individual’s status in a particular society.  2. a function or part performed especially in a particular operation or process.

 

Role in a sentence: The role you play in your life is up to you to decide, define, and validate or not.

 

Role in action: The assigned status you have in your family is a role.

 

Role and inner growth: A look at the role you feel you have in life gets you to explore those thoughts that affect your day to day and this brings about inner growth as you decide how you want to approach these feelings definitions moving forward.

 

Role and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does a role mean to me? How do roles affect my life?  When did I start identifying the roles I play in life?  Who affects my roles?  Why is a role important to me or not important to me?  How do I define roles in life?  Do I assign roles to other people in my life?  How does what I see my role as affect my life?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with role at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of the three roles that affect you the most and write about one of them using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about your role in any situation and allow those emotions to tell you a bit more about this role’s meaning in your life. As that takes place notice where your emotions start and where they go.  Visualize a flowing river as you do this and that those feelings are smoothly moving along.  When you’re ready think of other roles in your life and notice how your emotions change.

 

Your turn – Share your role sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 287 – Obligation

October 14

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Obligation

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 2 a. something (such as a formal contract, a promise, or the demands of conscience or custom) that obligates one to a course of action.  3 a. a condition or feeling of being obligated.

 

Obligation in a sentence: The depth behind an obligation is much more than it first appears to be once you realize what an obligation really is.

 

Obligation in action: When you are in a position or feeling where you have to do something whether you like it or not, that is an obligation.

 

Obligation and inner growth: Exploring how an obligation affects you, what types of obligations are in your life, and how you feel about obligations all bring about inner growth as you become aware of your relationship and emotional connection with obligations.  This awareness allows you to make decisions and transformations moving forward, so that you find harmony with your life and your obligations.

 

Obligation and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What is an obligation to me? How do obligations affect me?  When have I felt obligated to do something?  Why do obligations make me feel how they do?  Who do I feel obligated towards and why?  What obligations have I removed from my life?  What obligations do I want to have in my life?  How do I live obligations?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with obligation at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of two situations where obligation played a major role in how the situations played out.  Write about the situation that stands out the most for how it made you feel as you were living it.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you feel or live obligation and notice what types of emotions start to arise, where they begin and how they flow throughout your body. As you do this, visualize a flowing river and for any feelings that seem to settle in some places more than others, visualize them moving along the river.

 

Your turn – Share your obligation sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 286 – Assumption

October 13

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Assumption

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 3 a. an assuming that something is true.  3 b. a fact or statement (such as a proposition, axiom (see axiom 2), postulate, or notion) taken for granted.

 

Assumption in a sentence: An assumption can take you down the right path when used wisely and openly or it can close you off to the opportunities that lie ahead, it all depends on you.

 

Assumption in action: When you think you know what someone or something is about, that is an assumption.

 

Assumption and inner growth: Exploring when you make an assumption, how these assumptions play a role in your life and what consequences they bring about are different ways you pursue inner growth thanks to your assumptions.

 

Assumption and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When has an assumption affected my life in a major way? How do I make assumptions?  When do I make assumptions?  Why do I make assumptions?  What are my feelings about the assumptions others make of me?  What are my feelings of the assumptions I make of others?  What are some of the takeaways assumption has brought my way?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with assumption at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From these words think of one episode where your assumption brought you exactly where you thought you’d get.  Write about this event using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you make an assumption and allow those emotions to flow, noticing where they start and where they go. As you do this, sit in silence and visualize a place that brings you joy and peace.  When you’re ready think of assumptions you’ve made of others and then that others have made of you; notice how your feelings change throughout this thinking moment.

 

Your turn – Share your assumption sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂