Inner Growth Word of The Day 204 – Stifle

Inner Growth Word of The Day 204 – Stifle

July 23

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Stifle

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 2 a. to cut off (the voice, the breath, etc.).  2 b. to withhold from circulation or expression stifled our anger.  2 c. deter, discourage,

 

Stifle in a sentence: When someone or something is stifled, it stops them from moving forward.

 

Stifle in action: Discouraging or stopping someone from saying or doing something is to stifle.

 

Stifle and inner growth: Those instances where you, someone or something stifled your inner growth or is actively stifling you from pursuing something are instances worth exploring so that you can remove those blocks, those deterrents, from your life.  This process allows you to remove personal blocks that cause you to stifle yourself from saying or doing something and if it’s a situation or person who is stopping you from moving forward you can actively decide what you want to do about it.  In both instances inner growth takes place as you become fully aware of that which is stifling you and then decide how you are going to manage it so that you may move forward.

 

Stifle and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What doe it mean to me to stifle? How has being stifled taken place in my life?  What are some of my biggest takeaways from moments where someone or something was stifling me?  When did I first think about the things that stifle my personal growth?  Why is it important to me to remove situations where I feel stifled?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with stifle at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of one situation where you were stifled from saying or doing something.  Write about this situation using the words from your list and notice what stands out the most of this specific incident.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about stifle and allow those emotions to freely flow. Notice where they stem from and where they go first.  Then if you notice your feelings sitting in specific areas of your body, visualize them moving along and try to bring your emotions to a rhythmic flow that evenly distributes across your entire being.  When you’re ready write down the first three words that come to mind associated to the feelings that stood out the most.

 

Your turn – Share your stifle 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 🙂

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Inner Growth Word of The Day 203 – Exploration

July 22

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Exploration

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) the act or an instance of exploring (1 a. to investigate, study, or analyze).

 

Exploration in a sentence: An inclination towards exploration is an indication of a curious mind.

 

Exploration in action: When you look into things to find out as much as possible about them, that is exploration.

 

Exploration and inner growth: Inner growth takes place thanks to the inclination of exploration by you into matters that are a part of who you are and how you are.  With exploration being a part of every aspect that comes to be in your life, you have an array of opportunities to transform and grow as you uncover the deeper aspects of you in relation to those life events.

 

Exploration and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does exploration mean to me? How has exploration affected my life?  When did exploration take place in my day-to-day for the first time?  Who has influenced my sense of exploration?  How has exploration affected my relationships?  What have I learned about me and about my life through exploration?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with exploration at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From these words think of three areas in your life where exploration is taking place right now.  What stands out the most from these three areas?  Write about it using the words from the first list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about exploration and allow them to flow from head to toe. As this takes place visualize a place where you are most at home and in this place you see the emotions you are feeling come to life.  What do they look like, what is happening, and what emotions stand out the most as you do this.

 

Your turn – Share your exploration 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 202 – Freedom

July 21

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Freedom

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. the quality or state of being free.  1 a. the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action.

 

Freedom in a sentence: Freedom is a very important part of a person’s life and the events that can take place in their chosen life.

 

Freedom in action: When you have choices to make and actions you can take that is freedom.

 

Freedom and inner growth: Exploring how freedom plays a role in your life and your feelings about it brings you to understand how you feel about the society and world that surrounds you.  As you ponder these aspects you pursue inner growth thanks to the gained knowledge and actions you can take.

 

Freedom and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I think about freedom? How has freedom affected my life?  When was the first time I thought about freedom?  Why is freedom important to me?  How does freedom play a role in my relationships?  Do I think freedom is a part of everybody’s life?  How much freedom do I feel I have?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with freedom 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 three words that stand out the most and write about why they stand out, what’s so significant about them.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about freedom and allow them to flow freely without thinking about much, just feeling the emotions that run through your body. Notice where your emotions seem to start from and if they tend to settle in one or more areas of your body.  As you do this visualize a flowing river and allow the feelings that seem to sit in specific places to flow down this river.

 

Your turn – Share your freedom 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 201 – Stagnant

July 20

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Stagnant

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1 a. not flowing in a current or stream.  1 b. stale.  2. not advancing or developing.

 

Stagnant in a sentence: When something is stagnant it could be that way for a number of reasons including a component of that something that doesn’t resonate with you.

 

Stagnant in action: In situations where an event you are working on comes to a stop or a thought you have about a situation reaches a halt, those are stagnant.

 

Stagnant and inner growth: Anything that you work on or think about that becomes stagnant (at some point in time) can tell you something more about you and bring about inner growth through that knowledge of why things came to a stop and/or if you truly want to pursue this thing or thought because it is a part of who you are.

 

Stagnant and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does it mean to me to be stagnant? When something is in a stagnant state what’s my typical reason for putting things on hold?  How does being stagnant with some things affect my life?  Do any of my relationships seem stagnant?  If so, why?  What have I learned about life through stagnant days?  Why is knowing more about stagnant situations or thoughts important to me?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with stagnant 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 word that reminds you of an important event or situation that is stagnant.  Then use the rest of the words to write about this event or situation.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about stagnant and allow these emotions to flow throughout you. As you’re doing this, visualize a flowing river and that your emotions are that river.  Notice where the river flows and if there are areas that are a bit rougher than others as your emotions navigate the waters.  When you’re ready also allow thoughts to come in and notice what stagnant situations come to mind.

 

Your turn – Share your stagnant 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 200 – In-depth

July 19

Inner Growth Word of the Day: In-depth

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) comprehensive, thorough.

 

In-depth in a sentence: When going in-depth about anything you can’t help but uncover the essence and entirety of that “something” you’re exploring.

 

In-depth in action: When people have a thorough look at something or someone that is going in-depth.

 

In-depth and inner growth:  An in-depth exploration of anything brings about inner growth since going deep below the surface and through the different layers that are a part of something or someone is enlightening, as well as ongoing.  Through this thorough look there are bound to be notions acquired, transformations in the works, and personal insights that weren’t so easily seen when looking on the surface.

 

In-depth and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How in-depth do you go when exploring yourself? What does in-depth mean to me?  How does in-depth analysis affect my life?  What role has in-depth thinking had on my relationships?  Why is being in-depth a part of my journey in life?  What would I change about the process of going in-depth on a topic?  When did I first think about the notion of in-depth thinking?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with in-depth at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of three situations where being in-depth played a major role in the outcome.  Pick one of these three situations to write about and use the words from your initial list to write about the situation.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about in-depth and let them flow. Notice where they initiate and where they go.  Do you flow calmly and evenly and if not, visualize a peaceful river flowing around you so that you can give a calm input to your emotional flow as well.  When you’re ready allow thoughts to come in and focus on the one thought that stands out the most.

 

Your turn – Share your in-depth 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 199 – Group

July 18

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Group

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 2 a. a number of individuals assembled together or having some unifying relationship.

 

Group in a sentence: Being a part of a group or having a group mentality is something that starts with family.

 

Group in action: When people who share a common interest come together that is a group.

 

Group and inner growth: A look at how you approach a group mentality and the groups you’ve created in time can share insights into individual characteristics and values that you may share with others.  It can also help you identify those characteristics about yourself that come out in a group setting.  This awareness you gain as you contemplate such things furthers your inner growth because you get to know yourself more through those groups and you can also work on things you may want to transform.

 

Group and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What is my idea of a group? How have groups affected my life?  When was the first time I felt part of a group?  What is something important about being a part of a group that stands out to me?  Why do I value my groups?  What do I see when I think about my group mentality?  How have the groups I’m a part of affected my relationships?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with group at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of one group that all the words combined make you think of.  Then write about this group and what impact it has made in your life.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about group and allow your feelings to flow freely, but without thinking. Notice if your emotions originate from one specific area of your body and what areas those feelings seem to navigate towards.  As you do this visualize those emotions flowing throughout your entire body and when you’re ready allow thoughts to come in of specific things you’ve done with groups that are present in your life.

 

Your turn – Share your group 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 198 – Chaotic

July 17

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Chaotic

 

Google’s Dictionary/Search definition: (adj.) in a state of complete confusion and disorder.

 

Chaotic in a sentence: When things get chaotic it’s hard to maintain a state of calm, but it’s not impossible.

 

Chaotic in action: If life gets a bit hectic where you are no longer able to place an order to that which is around you, this is chaotic.

 

Chaotic and inner growth: A chaotic situation can take place in your life, but also within you; in both circumstances taking a look at how you react and what you do in these situations can give you insight into emotional responses or fears you have, it can also help you gain a state of calm to help you in the future with these types of situations.  Through this exploration inner growth takes place as transformation and awareness step in on your relationship with anything chaotic (inside and outside).

 

Chaotic and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does chaotic mean to me? When was the first time I experienced something chaotic?  How was my reaction influential to the chaotic situations I’ve been through?  What type of chaotic thoughts go through my mind most?  When has chaotic reflection been a part of my thoughts?  How have chaotic situations affected my life?  How have chaotic reactions affected my relationships?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with chaotic 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 word that represents the most important chaotic situation you’ve experienced up to date.  Now use the rest of the words from your list to write about this event.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about chaotic and allow these emotions to flow throughout your body and mind, sitting in silence and visualizing nothing but yourself sitting quietly. As you do this notice where your feelings stem from and where they go.  If they seem to stagnate in certain places of your body, visualize them continuing on so that they are evenly distributed throughout your body.  When you’re ready allow thoughts to come in and take note of what thoughts stand out the most, let your emotions tell you why.

 

Your turn – Share your chaotic 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 🙂