Inner Growth Word of the Day: Barrier
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 3. something immaterial that impedes or separates.
Barrier in a sentence: To overcome a barrier can make all the difference in how you feel about life and how you live it.
Barrier in action: When there’s a feeling of not being able to move forward like something is in the way, that is a barrier.
Barrier and inner growth: A look at your barriers helps you to pursue inner growth by bringing to your attention things that you must overcome in order to move forward if you wish to do so.
Barrier and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What is a barrier to me? How do my barriers affect my life? When did I first think about barriers? Why do barriers take place? What have I learned from my barriers? How have my barriers affected my relationships? When did I first realize I could remove my barriers? How do barriers affect me once I’ve overcome them?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with barrier 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 barrier you’ve overcome and one you haven’t overcome yet. Write about both in detail and notice what ideas come to mind to help you overcome the one barrier you’re still working on.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about a barrier in your life that meant a lot to you and that you overcame in time. Notice where your emotions arise, where they go, and visualize them flowing smoothly and outward towards the world. As you hone in on those emotions and feel them more and more, allow thoughts to come to mind of other barriers you’ve overcome and those you have yet to overcome. Notice the changes and similarities in the emotions you feel.
Your turn – Share your barrier 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 🙂