Inner Growth Word of the Day: False
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 2 a. intentionally untrue. 2 b. adjusted or made so as to deceive. 2 c. intended or tending to mislead. 3. not true. 4 a. not faithful or loyal. 4 b. lacking naturalness or sincerity.
False in a sentence: When something is false it can be clear at times, but other times what we define as false may actually be true.
False in action: Being untrue about something or insincere, whether intentional or not, is false in the eyes of those that have been deceived.
False and inner growth: When you think of something false you can explore your reasons for thinking so; but what if you define some things and actions as false, but they are not false to the person or situation at hand. The idea of false falls within those categories determined by our society, and inner growth can come from you questioning those definitions, as well as behaviors which you consider false, but that the person embodying them sees as true to them.
False and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What does false mean to me? How do I determine that something or someone is false? How do I feel about falseness? Have I been false before? Who has influenced my notion of false? Are there different ways to see false? Do people define something or someone false in different ways?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with false at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. With those words write a story about a situation in your life that represented falseness to how you see it. Next take that same story and make it true or give it attributes of truth. How do the two stories differ? How are you different in each or are you always the same?
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about the notion of something or someone being false and allow your thoughts of different situations to flow and lead your feelings in different directions. Try to notice if and how your feelings change from thinking about falseness in general terms, to personalizing it, to attributing your judgements and opinions to it. What stands out the most from the feelings you feel?
Your turn – Share your false 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 🙂