Inner Growth Word of The Day 217 – Following

August 5

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Following


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 1. to go, proceed, or come after.  2 a. to engage in as a calling or way of life.  2 b. to walk or proceed along.


Following in a sentence: When you are following something or someone it is important to know why that is.


Following in action: When you do something after seeing someone else do it or after something you’ve decided on you move forward on a specific path, that is following.


Following and inner growth: Exploring the way you apply following in your life allows you to gain insights in to how you pursue something that comes next and/or who you look to for finding out what’s next.  In any case this analysis lets you uncover areas that you will want to remember so that you know where your decisions come from at times and what you can change if you don’t like what you’re seeing from your decisions.  All of this brings inner growth.


Following and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does following something or someone mean to me? What has my following things done to improve my life?  What learning lessons have come from me following someone or something?  When was the first time I noticed I was following a plan?  Why is following something I’ve decided on so important?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with following 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 stands out the most and write about why this is, what specific event comes to mind and how was your life affected by it.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about following and allow them to flow within seeing where they go and where they come from. As this happens keep your emotions in the forefront and your mind silent.  Notice if there are any feelings that stand out more than others and when you’re ready let thoughts come in and notice what comes to mind.


Your turn – Share your following 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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