Google’s Dictionary/Search definition: (n.) 1. a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action.
Self in a sentence: You can’t really know who you are without knowing your ‘self’.
Self in action: When you’re paying attention to what your gut is saying that’s part of what it means to listen to your ‘self’.
Self and inner growth: Anyone who is on an inner growth journey has usually started that journey with the acknowledgement of and the desire to listen to and explore their ‘self’.
Self and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: When it comes to the self, the questions you can ask are limitless. What you want to do, to focus on the self throughout the process is use the word itself to make it clear that you’re trying to tune in to the deep, deep part of you. Questions can include a simple, why am I reacting this way, what is my inner self trying to tell me? Or am I sure it’s my inner self that is reacting/talking or is it fear?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with self at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with your ‘self’. With those words write a story describing self as if it were a description of who you see your ‘self’ as, you can create more than one story too. When you’re done, if you have multiple selves, you can start asking yourself why and what does this mean.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about your self and as you acknowledge them focus your attention to your heart and try to hone in on what it’s saying. Is there some judgement you’re making about your ‘self’ or are there insecurities lurking about, or maybe there’s a hidden fear you thought was resolved, but isn’t yet.
Your turn – Share your self 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 🙂
Note: I used apostrophes (‘self’) around self to avoid confusion within the text when needed.