Inner Growth Word of the Day: Freewill
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: 1. voluntary choice or decision. 2. freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention.
Freewill in a sentence: The freedom to make a choice or the idea of having the freedom to make a choice are both freewill; while one is true to the core of the individual, the other is an illusion.
Freewill in action: When you make a voluntary decision towards an aspect of your life, any aspect, that is freewill.
Freewill and inner growth: Exploring how you feel about freewill and what role it plays in the decisions you make helps inner growth by allowing you to dive in to the complex nature that freewill is for people, people who live amongst a society and with parents and/or systems as guides from day one.
Freewill and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What does freewill mean to me? Do I believe there is freewill? How do I interpret freewill? When was the first time I thought about freewill. Who introduced me to freewill? How has freewill affected my life and relationships? Why do I explore freewill in my life? What do I think about freewill when applied in society?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with freewill at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From these words pick three that remind you of one scenario where freewill played a part in your decision. Next write about this event with the other words in your list.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about freewill and let them flow throughout. As you do this see where your emotions go and where they come from. If you notice they tend to stick around a certain area, visualize a calm stream with crystal clear water flowing down towards the ocean; and on that river, are these feelings continuing along their journey. When you’re ready, allow thoughts to come in too. Notice what emotions change as you do this and which thoughts bring about the change.
Your turn – Share your freewill 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 🙂