Inner Growth Word of the Day: Trust
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. 1 b. one in which confidence is placed.
Trust in a sentence: The level of trust you have in something and/or someone can tell you a lot about the meaning and essence life holds for you.
Trust in action: When you rely on someone or something to help you somehow, that is trust.
Trust and inner growth: Exploring how deep the trust you have in things and/or people gives you insights into fears you hold, things you resist, and the things you would like to have to remove those fears. As you go through this type of in-depth exploration you pursue inner growth because the actions you take following your conclusions bring about change or transformation so that you can remove those fears and close the gaps that determine your level of trust in someone or something.
Trust and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about trust? When did I first think about trust? Why does trust affect me? How does trust affect my life? How does trust affect my relationships? What is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the word trust? Why is trust important to me? What have I learned about life thanks to trust?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with trust at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. Pick three words and think of three instances of trust based on what comes to mind for each of the three words. Then pick one of the three trust instances and write about it using the rest of the words from your first list.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about trust and let those emotions flow throughout your body. Notice if they stagnate in specific locations and if that’s the case imagine them flowing freely and evenly throughout your body. Once you can sense a continuous flow of feelings hone in on the feeling that stands out the most and where it is coming from. At this point allow thoughts to come in and make a mental note of the first thing that comes to mind. Stop to explore this thought and the feelings that it brings about.
Your turn – Share your trust 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 🙂