Inner Growth Word of the Day: Human
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 3 b. representative of or susceptible to the sympathies and frailties of human nature.
Human in a sentence: To hold human traits is something each and every person on this planet knows all too well and contemplates at one time or another.
Human in action: When you notice, enact, or hold a type of characteristic that is representative of human nature that is human.
Human and inner growth: Exploring the human traits you hold and what traits you don’t (hold), gives you insights into how you relate to others through your own experiences, as well as the level of empathy you can have towards others when it comes to those human traits you don’t hold yourself. This type of contemplation allows you to understand yourself at a deeper level and add understanding towards others too, this brings about inner growth within, but also in how you related to the outside world.
Human and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What are the human traits I hold that stand out the most to me? What have I learned about myself through the human characteristics I recognize having? How have my human traits affected my relationships? When was the first time I thought about human characteristics? What are some human behavioral traits that others hold, which I don’t hold? How does this affect how I relate to these individuals?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with human 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 or three words that stand out to you. Use the rest of the words to write about why these words stand out to you and how this reflects one of your most prominent human traits.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about human and let them flow like a summer’s breeze, smooth and continuous. As the emotions run through your body, notice if they start from one point and end in another or if they seem to evenly start from different spots throughout your body. When you’re ready, think of one human trait you hold that makes you excited and happy. Focus on that feeling and let it flow seeing what else it tells you about this human trait.
Your turn – Share your human 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 🙂