Inner Growth Word of the Day: Betrayal
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 3. to fail or desert especially in time of need.
Betrayal in a sentence: When betrayal happens, it can sting quite a bit, but behind that moment there is something you can always learn.
Betrayal in action: If a loved one fails to assist you or be there for you, it can be considered betrayal.
Betrayal and inner growth: Betrayal can help inner growth since it allows us to find ourselves needing to count on our own strengths to get passed something. It also, allows you to look at the people you choose to surround yourself with. Even though the journey of your life is in your hands, a support system that resonates with your mindset and essence is important to your growth.
Betrayal and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What’s my opinion on betrayal? How have I handled betrayal when it’s happened? Have I ever betrayed someone? What life lessons has betrayal brought to me? How has betrayal affected me? When was the first time I experienced betrayal?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with betrayal at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From that list pick one word that represents how betrayal makes you feel and expand on that feeling by writing about an instance of betrayal that comes to mind. Use the words from your first list within your story and take note of what stands out the most about how you write about what happened.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about betrayal and allow those feelings to flow. Don’t think, just feel and as you’re doing this bring a warm, comforting feeling to your heart. Then slowly integrate thoughts of compassion and people that support you. When you’re ready, move those thoughts to a specific instance of betrayal that is significant to you and allow your feelings to flow once more.
Your turn – Share your betrayal 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 🙂