Inner Growth Word of the Day: Language
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a community. 2 a. form or manner of verbal expression.
Language in a sentence: The language you use to express yourself isn’t void of meaning, quite the contrary.
Language in action: Expressing yourself with certain words and expressions is language.
Language and inner growth: A closer look at the language you use to express yourself, to communicate with others, to handle situations, and so on, brings about inner growth because you gain those deep tidbits about yourself that aren’t present in your peripheral view.
Language and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What language do I typically use? How does my language change with the different moods I experience? When did I first notice the language I used to express myself? How does language affect my relationships? Why does language mean something to me? How do I notice the language others use to express themselves?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with language 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 ways your language has changed over time. Write about both and notice what brought about the change in both situations.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about the language you use to express yourself and notice how those emotions change when you think of the language you use in the different moods you experience. If any feelings seem to settle in certain places more than others, visualize them moving along like the water that flows in a stream.
Your turn – Share your language 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 🙂