Inner Growth Word of the Day: Support
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 2 a1. to promote the interests or cause of. 5. to keep from fainting, yielding, or losing courage.
Support in a sentence: It is only normal to support a cause or person that means a lot to you.
Support in action: When you are in favor of and assist a cause, interest or person in an endeavor, that is support.
Support and inner growth: A look at how you feel about support (both receiving it and giving it) and the life experiences you’ve had with support bring about inner growth thanks to the exploration of those feelings. As you ask questions that dig deep in the things you’d like from others or to give others, you uncover expectations that you may hold and things that you will opt to keep or let go of.
Support and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What types of things or people do I support? Who has supported something I believe in or want? How has support changed my life? When did I first think about giving or receiving support for something? Why is support important to me? How has support affected my relationships?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with support 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 one time you lacked the support you wanted from others to obtain something you really wanted and that you successfully obtained the same (without the support). Write about this moment in life, how it played out, what did you learn, and so on.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about support and allow these emotions to flow throughout while you try to sit in silence and pay attention to where your feelings go, where they start out, and if they sit in certain places more than others across your body. When you’re ready, accompany your moment of silence with some relaxing music and then visualize something that is just as soothing. Now allow thoughts to come in and notice which support life events come to mind, and how they make you feel.
Your turn – Share your support 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 🙂