Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 2 a1. not subject to change or revision. 2 b. not easily moved or disturbed.
Firm in a sentence: To be firm doesn’t mean you’re not flexible, it just means there are things you’re not swayed from.
Firm in action: When something is not easily changed or when an opinion is not disturbed, those are considered to be firm.
Firm and inner growth: To explore why it is you’re firm on some things, whether it is an opinion or action, brings you to know the deeper truth behind your firmness. If it is being firm because it resonates with your heart or if it is being firm based on something else brings inner growth since you contemplate where this unchangeable idea or action comes from within or not. This can bring about a change either in that firm idea or action or the reason for it being that way in the first place.
Firm and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I think about the ideas or actions I’m firm about? How has being firm affected my life? What have I learned from being firm? When did I first think about what I’m firm about? Has being firm affected my relationships? Do I think there are more than one reason for my being firm with some things and not others? If so what are these reasons?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with firm 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 one or two words that represent where your firm ideas or actions come from. Write about one of the two words and how this has affected your life using the rest of the words from the first list.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about firm and let them flow. Notice where those emotions come from and if they tend to settle in one or more areas of your body. As you do this if there is an accumulation of feelings in one area of your body, visualize them flowing and not just sitting there (accumulating). When you’re ready let thoughts come in too and see what types of feelings those thoughts bring about.
Your turn – Share your firm 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 🙂