Inner Growth Word of the Day: Knowledge
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 2 a1. the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association. 2 a2. acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique. 2 b1. the fact or condition of being aware of something. 2 b2. the range of one’s information or understanding. 2 c. the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning.
Knowledge in a sentence: When you gain knowledge about life, it’s usually in time and through the experiences you go through, as well as the environment and people that surround you throughout those moments.
Knowledge in action: Gaining understanding and awareness of things encompass knowledge.
Knowledge and inner growth: Knowledge helps inner growth when that knowledge includes awareness and understanding of ourselves from the inside. If you live your experiences by looking inward with a learning mindset there’s much you can comprehend about yourself, as well as the world around you.
Knowledge and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about knowledge? What have I learned about myself through the knowledge I’ve acquired so far? How has knowledge changed my life? How has knowledge affected my relationships? What do I consider knowledge? How do I gain knowledge? How does knowledge affect me?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with knowledge at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. Next to each word you listed place the word that comes to mind associated to knowledge you’ve acquired about yourself. From this list of words, pick a set of words that stands out the most to you and write about why it stands out compared to the others, what makes it so important and/or noticeable.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about knowledge and as you allow that initial feeling to flow whatever thought comes to mind hold it. Feel the emotions that are coming about and try to identify if the feeling is associated to knowledge overall or to the thought that crossed your mind. After a few minutes, refocus your attention to the feeling alone and silence the thought. Notice if anything changes about the feeling you’re experiencing in the moment.
Your turn – Share your knowledge 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 🙂