Inner Growth Word of The Day 273 – Partners

September 30

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Partners

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 2 a. one associated with another especially in an action.

 

Partners in a sentence: Partners come in all shapes and sizes, from business to family to friendship to intimate relationship; and no matter the type, they always add to your day to day.

 

Partners in action: One or more people who work with you on something or accompany you in your life’s journey, those are partners.

 

Partners and inner growth: Exploring the types of partners you have in your life and how you are as a partner brings inner growth since it gets you to look into the relationships you build and why you give what you give to your partners.

 

Partners and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do partners affect my life?  What types of partners have I surrounded myself with?  When did I start looking into my partners by looking inward and to how I am with them?  What have I learned about life from my partners?  Why are partners important to me?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with partners at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From that list pick two words and think of two events where your partners made a difference in the outcome of a situation.  Write about these events using the rest of the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about partners and allow those emotions to flow throughout. Notice where your emotions are going and how they change depending on the thoughts that cross your mind.

 

Your turn – Share your partners 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 272 – Protect

September 29

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Protect

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 1 a. to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction.  1 b. defend.

 

Protect in a sentence: The reasons that you protect something or someone are vast and many, but one of the constants includes emotional significance.

 

Protect in action:  When you ensure something or someone is safe that is to protect.

 

Protect and inner growth: Diving into the reasons why you naturally protect certain things and people enables inner growth because you gain awareness of that which holds emotional significance to you and also the deeper meanings behind the emotional connection.

 

Protect and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: Why do I protect when I do? Who or what do I tend to protect?  What have I learned about life through my need to protect certain things?  When did I start protecting the things and people around me?  Why did I start to actively think about how I protect and when?  How has my protecting things and others affected me?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with protect at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of three times you’ve protected someone or something and write about the one that stands out the most in how it affects you emotionally.  Use the words from your list to write a bit about the other two events and then notice what similarities and differences the three events have between them.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you protect and notice where they start, where they flow, where they settle, and as you do this visualize a relaxing place. In this moment of relax, imagine a river flowing and all your emotions flowing with it.  When you’re ready let thoughts come to mind too and notice what you think about, as well as how your emotions change.

 

Your turn – Share your protect 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 271 – Blinded

September 28

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Blinded

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1 a1. sightless.  2 a. unable or unwilling to discern or judge.  3 a. having no regard to rational discrimination, guidance, or restriction.  4 a. made or done without sight of certain objects or knowledge of certain facts that could serve for guidance or cause bias. / (v.) 1 a. to make blind.  1 b. dazzle.  2 a. to withhold light from.  2 b. hide, conceal.

 

Blinded in a sentence: When blinded by subjectivity, knowing this can help reduce the blinders or at least make you aware of them.

 

Blinded in action: To not see something is to be blinded.

 

Blinded and inner growth: The array of reasons we are blinded give us lots to explore and get answers from that help our inner growth as we uncover those reasons and answers, and as we then decide what we want to do next.

 

Blinded and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does it mean to me to be blinded? How has being blinded by some people and things affected my life?  How have my own judgements blinded me?  When was the first time I realized I was blinded when it came to certain life events?  How has being blinded affected my relationships?  What’s a key takeaway from every time I became aware of being blinded by something or someone?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with blinded at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now think of one life event where you were most blinded due to a person.  Write about what happened, how you felt and your key takeaways using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you are blinded and allow these to flow without thinking much, just let the emotions take their course while you pay attention to where they arise, what they do, and where they go. When you’re ready let thoughts come to mind and pay close attention to the thoughts that provoke a more obvious change in emotions.

 

Your turn – Share your blinded 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 🙂

Overcoming the struggles you face with a 360-degree view

Overcoming the struggles you face with a 360-degree view

When it comes to facing struggles in life, it is never easy, especially at first; but as you pursue inner growth and gain more self-awareness and love, you are able to get through these tough times with less hardship.  However, the key to achieving this for yourself also involves knowing yourself to the point of realizing your role in the struggles you face.

Since the world you live in is seen through your eyes, it is only normal that the events that take place create a specific reaction within you; or better yet, it is the perspective you hold that gives complete shape to these events; particularly your emotional “shape.”

The way you feel about something that happens has a lot to do with how you see the world, the things that happen, all the external inputs and situations that arise.  When you know yourself, and find your reasons for feeling how you do, thinking how you do, and just being you; that already gives you a good idea of why the struggle you’re facing is making you feel a certain way.  The next step is recognizing the judgement you’re applying to the situation or person that has brought about the struggle and removing the two.

Finally, you can look to the struggle itself and understand why it is causing discomfort, as well as what solutions you have to resolve the struggle from within.  Overcoming the feeling of battle is what will move you from inner conflict to inner growth, and to a positive resolution for the event that you’re going through.

Your support system can help immensely when you’re going through struggle, but in the end only you can decide if you want to move forward; and if you can’t, you can also choose that you accept this about yourself.  By accepting who you are and how you feel about something is also inner growth because it’s an act of love towards you instead of an act of judgement (an act of judgement that would weigh you down and add to that emotional turmoil).

Having a 360-degree view of you and your perception of all that comes your way is what will determine the level of struggle you go through, as well as the solutions you opt to implement so that you may move forward in a positive way for your life and inner harmony.

Inner Growth Word of The Day 270 – Acknowledge

September 27

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Acknowledge

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 3 a. to express gratitude or obligation for.  3 b. to take notice of.  3 c.to make known the receipt of.

 

Acknowledge in a sentence: When you acknowledge something, it is no longer hidden from your awareness, which means you can work with it even if that means only knowing it exists.

 

Acknowledge in action: Noticing your habits in certain circumstances is to acknowledge them.

 

Acknowledge and inner growth: To acknowledge something is a great help to your inner growth because it accompanies the awareness component of who you are in and out, which allow you to pursue inner growth thanks to active knowledge of those things.  Only when you see something fully, which means seeing it with your perspective and life filter so that you may understand and resonate with it, can you pursue inner growth from the core.

 

Acknowledge and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I acknowledge something that is going on within me?  When did I start to acknowledge my habits and behaviors?  When I acknowledge my feelings towards life what do I see?  Why is it important to acknowledge things?  Who has influenced how I acknowledge things and the things I acknowledge?  What does it mean to me to acknowledge something?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with acknowledge at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of something you’ve acknowledged that has affected your life in the most positive way.  Write about your experience using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you acknowledge something related to you and your inner self. Notice what types of feelings arise and where they come from, as well as how they navigate throughout you.  When you’re ready let thoughts come in too and see how your emotions change, if they shift in where they stem from and go.

 

Your turn – Share your acknowledge 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 269 – Potential

September 26

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Potential

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. existing in possibility.  / (n.) 1 a. something that can develop or become actual.

 

Potential in a sentence: Everyone has unlimited potential to reach any height they wish to in life.

 

Potential in action: When you reach a higher level of self-discovery and action, that is potential.

 

Potential and inner growth: A look at your potential brings inner growth because as you take action to pursue those things you know you can strive for and raise in level of potential, you also find traits and behaviors that you explore.

 

Potential and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do you define your potential? When did you first think about the potential you had to do the things you want to in life?  Who has influenced your potential?  Why did you first think about the potential you can reach in life?  How has your higher potential affected your life and relationships?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with potential at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Write down the first thing that comes to mind when you read the list.  How does this thing you wrote down relate to your potential?  Use the words from your list to write about this.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about potential and allow them to flow; notice the boosts of energy you get here and there (the frequency, where they come in, the level of intensity, etc.) and if they correlate to the emotions that are passing by as you think about potential.

 

Your turn – Share your potential 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 268 – Energy

September 25

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Energy

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. dynamic quality.  1 b. the capacity of acting or being active.  1 c. a usually positive spiritual force.

 

Energy in a sentence: The energy you put into things depends on the level of interest you have in those things.

 

Energy in action: The effort and action you put into things is energy.

 

Energy and inner growth: A look at how much energy you put into the things you do and/or where energy is lacking brings inner growth since it gets you to think about why you put energy into some things and not others and what brings about that energy.

 

Energy and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does it mean to me to put energy into the things I do? How has energy affected my life?  When did I first acknowledge the energy I put forth in my life and the things I do?  What have I learned about life through the energy I put forth in life?  How does energy affect my day to day?  Why does my energy rise or lower in certain circumstances?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with energy at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of two things you do, one that you put a lot of energy into and the other that you lack energy.  Write about the two with the words from your list and notice the similarities and differences between the two.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about energy and notice where they arise, how they flow, and what thoughts come to mind as you focus on the energy you have regarding your life and the things you do. As you do this take note of how your emotions change and if there is also a change in where they seem to stem from and go throughout your body.  When you’re ready look for the constants in the feelings you are experiencing.

 

Your turn – Share your energy 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 🙂