Inner Growth Word of the Day: Loyal
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. unswerving in allegiance. 2. showing loyalty.
Loyal in a sentence: Loyal tendencies can be applied to one’s self, to others, to ideas, and even to things.
Loyal in action: When you are committed to a cause or person in such a way that nothing would make you stop doing what you’re doing or leave a person’s side, that is loyal.
Loyal and inner growth: Exploring your loyal tendencies and what or who you’re loyal to gives you insight into who or what you hold a strong connection to (something so deep that it brings about this unbreakable commitment). When you dive into this area of yourself you find out so much about how you got to this point and this allows inner growth since you are now fully aware of where this loyal tendency comes from and what you can if you want to change it or add to it.
Loyal and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I think about my loyal tendencies? How has the way I am loyal to someone or something affected my life? What have I learned about life thanks to those who are loyal to me? When did I first notice loyal behaviors in others? Do I judge those who are not loyal? How have I changed in time with who or what I’m loyal to?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with loyal at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From this list pick two to three words that stand out the most in how they make you feel. Write about them and why they have this powerful of a meaning to you and what that means in regards to your loyal tendencies.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about loyal and allow them to flow throughout you. As this takes place notice where your emotions are coming from and where they go. If you notice those feelings settling in one area of your body visualize those emotions dispersing throughout your body. When you’re ready allow thoughts to come in and see what thought provokes the strongest emotional response and focus on it allowing your feelings to do the rest of the talking.
Your turn – Share your loyal 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 🙂