Inner Growth Word of The Day 20 – Definition

January 20

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Definition definition: (n.) 1. the act of defining, or of making something definite, distinct, or clear. 2. the formal statement of the meaning or significance of a word, phrase, idiom, etc., as found in dictionaries.


Definition in a sentence: A lot of what goes on in life has a definition so that people may know its significance.


Definition in action: When composing any thought or action words are used to describe them; each word holds a definition, which in turn ascribes significance to the whole.


Definition and inner growth:  Definition is a starting point for individuals to explore when contemplating inner growth.  The thought of inner growth itself holds a definition and if you stop to think of what that definition means or if that definition isn’t what you think it should be, that brings you to explore yourself and the world around you (all that happens in it and all that doesn’t or could happen).


Definition and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does definition mean to me? Do I ever question definitions?  Do I contemplate alternate definitions to words, phrases, things, etc.?  Does definition provide me with a sense of security and/or reassurance?  What would I do if there were no set definitions?  Does the thought of an undefined world affect me?  If so, in what way?  How important are definitions to me?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with definition at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From the words that you listed what is something that jumps out about your relationship to definition?  Next make a list of one to five human ethical/moral values and/or actions that have set definitions.  Next search how they’ve changed through time.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about definition, as you do that start thinking about a definition of someone or something that you feel strongly about and then do the same with a definition of someone or something that you would change. How do your feelings change throughout the exercise?  What does the change in feeling tell you about you?


Your turn – Share your definition 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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