Inner Growth Word of the Day: Inspiration
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation. 1 b. the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions. 1 c. the act of influencing or suggesting opinions. 3 a. the quality or state of being inspired. 3 b. something that is inspired.
Inspiration in a sentence: Inspiration can move you to do things that you would have not otherwise thought you could do.
Inspiration in action: When something or someone brings about strong emotions that move you (emotionally and from within), that is inspiration.
Inspiration and inner growth: A look at the inspiration in your life and how inspiration affects you from within, as well as in the actions it brings you to take, gives you an in-depth knowledge of your emotional connections and triggers, your beliefs and inner drive. This exploration allows you to further that connection or transform it thanks to your level of awareness and this leads to inner growth.
Inspiration and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What does inspiration mean to me? How does inspiration affect my life? When and how has inspiration affected my actions and/or decisions? Who symbolizes inspiration to me? When I think of something about me that represents what inspiration means to me, what comes to mind?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with inspiration at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. Now write a second list with at least three things or people that represent the essence of inspiration to you. Pick one of these things and use the first list to write about it.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about inspiration and as you allow your emotions to flow notice if they freely navigate all around or sit in certain areas of your body more than others. As you notice this, with your intention, imagine a flowing river of these emotions and send them harmoniously throughout your body. At this point allow thoughts to come in, but focus on the thought that causes the biggest emotional response and then allow the feelings from this thought to take over and do the talking.
Your turn – Share your inspiration 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 🙂