Inner Growth Word of the Day: Close-minded
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) not willing to consider different ideas or opinions.
Close-minded in a sentence: Being close-minded is something some humans are more inclined to be, especially when it comes to certain topics.
Close-minded in action: When someone expresses another idea or opinion to the one that the person they are talking to has, they can encounter a close-minded response.
Close-minded and inner growth: Understanding if there are ideas or opinions that you are close-minded about and exploring why that is the case is a starting point for inner growth. The more you look to understand yourself, the more you can grow within.
Close-minded and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I think about being close-minded? How do I feel about close-mindedness? How has close-mindedness affected my life? How has meeting close-minded people affected my life? What have I learned from my close-minded moments? What have I learned from interacting with close-minded people?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with close-minded at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now make a second list of up to five moments when you’ve been close-minded and another five where you’ve been in situations with close-minded people. With those 10 words create a story by adding the other words from your first list.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about being close-minded and allow them to flow while noticing if there are any specific thoughts associate with your feelings. Whatever event or situation that comes to mind write it down and come back to it to explore it further.
Your turn – Share your close-minded 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 🙂