Inner Growth Word of the Day: Awareness
Google’s Dictionary/Search definition: (n.) 1. knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.
Awareness in a sentence: The level of awareness for each person varies based on the ability to look beyond one’s perspective.
Awareness in action: When awareness is present, what is happening within you and without you becomes visible with all of the components that are a part of it and that aren’t always obvious at a first glance.
Awareness and inner growth: Even though depth affects the level of awareness one has, any awareness at all is already a step towards being able to pursue inner growth. Exploration comes thanks to the knowledge or perception we have of things, ourselves, people, and situations. A bit of awareness opens up the doors to seeing that there’s more to things and people than meets the eye. Awareness is like a spark to inner growth, how far you go with that insight depends on you.
Awareness and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What level of awareness do I have of myself? How about of those around me and the things that happen to me? Has my awareness grown or changed in any way throughout the years? If so, how? How can I gain more awareness of my surroundings and myself? In what way does awareness help me see who I am? In what way does it help me understand what happens around me?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with awareness at the center and list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated to it; words that describe your idea of what awareness means. With that list create a short story where you apply awareness to yourself today and then another story with awareness of yourself five years ago. Next to each story list five to ten words that describe who you are today and who you were five years ago. Do your awareness stories match up? If not, why do you think that is?
- Bring your awareness to your feelings on the topic of awareness. Do you enjoy contemplating different levels of it or talking about the different things you can see thanks to awareness? Or does it bore you to explore situations and topics with awareness in the forefront? Remember that anything you feel is not in sync with you is worth exploring and putting aside if it doesn’t feel right.
Your turn – Share your awareness 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 🙂