Inner Growth Word of The Day 325 – Accusation

Inner Growth Word of The Day 325 – Accusation

November 21

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Accusation

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. a charge of wrongdoing.

 

Accusation in a sentence: An accusation is something you want to think about extensively before making it.

 

Accusation in action: Saying that someone is culpable of doing something is an accusation.

 

Accusation and inner growth: When you make or receive an accusation a lot of thought should go into it; for it is through those moments of thinking that inner growth takes place as you deal with feelings that arise from being accused and/or your motives for making such statements if you are the one making the accusations.

 

Accusation and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does accusation represent to me? How does accusation make me feel?  When have I made accusations?  What situations or people have I made accusations about?  How have accusations affected my relationships?  How have accusations affected my life?  Why do I make accusations?  What types of situations have brought accusations on me by others? What were the accusations and how did I feel about them?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with accusation at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now think of two life moments, one where you made an accusation and one where someone made an accusation of you.  Use the words in your list to write about these two life moments and take note of similarities and differences with the feelings that arise as you write about the situations.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about accusation and notice what feelings are the strongest, which ones are the weakest, and if there are neutral feelings in the mix too. Focus on how the emotions flow as you sit in silence and if any feelings settle in specific areas of your body focus on them and allow thoughts to come to mind.  Next take note of these thoughts and then come back to them one at a time to spot what emotions are unique to those thoughts.

 

Your turn – Share your accusation 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 324 – Jeopardy

Inner Growth Word of The Day 324 – Jeopardy

November 20

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Jeopardy

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. exposure to or imminence of death, loss, or injury.

 

Jeopardy in a sentence: When something you care about is in jeopardy your actions determine what comes next.

 

Jeopardy in action: Any imminent danger to something or someone is jeopardy in action.

 

Jeopardy and inner growth: When you explore your feelings and actions when something or someone you care about is in jeopardy, you gain inner growth because you uncover deep truths about what you’ll do to save what you care about and you’ll also get to face if you don’t want to do something about it why that is.

 

Jeopardy and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I consider being in jeopardy? When was the first time I thought about being in jeopardy?  When did I experience something I cared about being in jeopardy?  How have I learned about life from dealing with situations where my goals were in jeopardy?  What do I do when jeopardy is at my door?  How do I feel about having to deal with situations that are in jeopardy?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with jeopardy at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Think of one instance in life where you felt in jeopardy and write about it using the words from your list.  When you’re done, notice what stands out the most to you about how you wrote out what happened.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about being in jeopardy and allow them to flow, noticing how they flow and if it is an uneven flow. As you visualize those emotions in motion, also visualize a calm stream that moves in any direction you wish it to move and send the feelings you are feeling down the stream.  Notice how your emotions change and what that does to your thoughts on (the topic of) being in jeopardy.

 

Your turn – Share your jeopardy 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 323 – Dare

November 19

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Dare

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 1 a. to challenge to perform an action especially as a proof of courage.  2. to have the courage to contend against, venture, or try.

 

Dare in a sentence: The things you dare to do are typically deeply connected to you.

 

Dare in action: When you have the push to take on a challenge that seems insurmountable, that is to dare.

 

Dare and inner growth: When you explore things you dare to do, it brings about inner growth because through those moments of reflection you uncover parts of you that are so natural to who you are that they are not obvious at a first glance.  With awareness of these, you gain insights into yourself at a deeper level, which allows you to also apply any changes or transformations you want to see moving forward.

 

Dare and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When did I first dare to do something? How has dare played a role in my life?  When I think about situations where I’ve dared to do things, what comes to mind?  How has dare affected my relationships?  Are the things I dare to do, different in how they make me feel than the things I don’t dare to do?  If so, how and why?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with dare at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list what are two or three situations that you’ve experienced with dare that come to mind.  Write about the one that stands out the most and use the words from your list to write about it.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you dare to do some things or not and notice how your feelings change depending on the situation you’re thinking about. In between thoughts and feelings also include a silent mental pause and focus on the word dare alone, no situations, no actions, no experiences; just the word.  When you do this pay close attention to how your emotions change and their flow.  Then compare them to how you feel when you’re thinking of specific situations.

 

Your turn – Share your dare 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 322 – Danger

November 18

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Danger

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 3. exposure or liability to injury, pain, harm, or loss.

 

Danger in a sentence: Danger is mostly never welcome, but if it happens to cross one’s path it will always leave a lesson.

 

Danger in action: When you’re in harms way that means you are in danger.

 

Danger and inner growth: The topic of danger can bring about inner growth in various ways, starting with exploring how you work through emotions about danger to seeing what takeaways you can apply in your life if faced with situations that involve aspects of danger, to looking at how you do your best to stay out of any type of danger.

 

Danger and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When did I first find out about danger? How do I define danger?  Who has helped me deal with danger?  Who has helped me understand danger?  And in what ways did they help me? What is my biggest takeaway from danger?  Why do I think danger exists?  How does danger affect my view of the world?  How does danger affect me on a personal and societal level?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with danger at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Next think of what danger means to you and how you work through it to keep your balance as you go through life.  Write about this using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about danger and what it means to you. As you think through its meaning, notice what emotions are most obvious, persistent, and how they flow.  You want to visualize a place that works with any feelings that aren’t flowing; so as you focus on this topic, also visualize a place that brings you calm and in this place include a stream of water that flows out to the endless ocean.  This stream of water is what you want to focus on when you notice emotions in your body that aren’t flowing, send them down the stream and out into the ocean, away from you.

 

Your turn – Share your danger 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 321 – Manifest

November 17

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Manifest

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. readily perceived by the senses and especially by the sense of sight. 2. easily understood or recognized by the mind. / (v.) to make evident or certain by showing or displaying.

 

Manifest in a sentence: What you manifest in your life and your day-to-day gives you insights into you that will lead you to where you want to be.

 

Manifest in action: To feel something and express it through an expression or a behavior is to manifest.

 

Manifest and inner growth: There are different thoughts about what it means to manifest; and they all involve inner growth as you gain that knowledge of yourself when you look to the things you manifest.

 

Manifest and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What’s my definition of manifest? How have I learned from the things I manifest?  What characteristics do I manifest the most in my life?  When did I first think about the word manifest and in what context was it?  Who has influenced how I manifest emotions and behaviors in time?  How has my relationship with the idea of manifesting changed in time?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with manifest at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Write about what manifest means to you with your list of words and include the first time you contemplated this specific word, what brought it about and how it affected you moving forward.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you manifest something and notice what thoughts come to mind initially, as well as how your emotions change depending on the thought that crosses your mind. As you do this, pay close attention to the flow of your emotions and if you notice any settling in certain places, stop and focus on the thought at hand while visualizing the feelings flowing more evenly, like a river’s flow on a sunny day.

 

Your turn – Share your manifest 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 320 – Enlightening

November 16

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Enlightening

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) providing or tending to provide knowledge, understanding, or insight.

 

Enlightening in a sentence: Something enlightening is always exciting to uncover and explore.

 

Enlightening in action: When you have an aha moment, that is enlightening.

 

Enlightening and inner growth: A closer look at enlightening moments, whether thoughts or experiences, bring about inner growth as you absorb the takeaways and dig to understand the deeper meanings they have for you.

 

Enlightening and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When was the first time I experienced something enlightening? What makes a life experience enlightening to me?  How have enlightening experiences affected my life?  How have enlightening experiences affected my relationships?  Why do I consider some thoughts enlightening and others not?  What are some of the key takeaways that I apply today in my life thanks to enlightening moments?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with enlightening at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Use the list to write about three enlightening moments in your life, the first one you recall having, a past one that changed you forever, and a more recent one that comes to mind for the feelings it provokes within you.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about enlightening moments in your life and notice how they change and flow depending on what moments and situations come to mind. When you’re ready, focus on one situation/moment at a time and let the feelings flow and take over in silence for a couple minutes or more for each situation.

 

Your turn – Share your enlightening 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 319 – Powerful

November 15

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Powerful

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. having great power, prestige, or influence.  2. leading to many or important deductions.

 

Powerful in a sentence: Whether something is powerful or not depends on your definition of power.

 

Powerful in action: Something that is considered important and of influence is powerful.

 

Powerful and inner growth: A look at what you view as powerful brings about inner growth as you become aware of the things or people that influence you, that you consider important, that are a determining factor to something else, and explore the feeling of when you experience something or someone to be powerful.

 

Powerful and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I see as powerful in my life? How am I powerful?  Who was the first powerful person I met that made me reflect on the way I use the term and where or who I apply it to?  How do I gauge what is powerful and what is not?  Has my definition of powerful changed in time and how?  What are some of my biggest takeaways from being around powerful people or situations?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with powerful at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now think of the first time you thought of yourself as powerful and use the words from your list to write about this moment.  Next write with the same words about the first person you thought of powerful and if that person (type of person) is still someone you see as powerful today.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about powerful situations, people, or things and notice how your emotions change depending on what you’re thinking about. Focus on those thoughts that provoke a unique emotional response in what you feel and the way your emotions flow.  Notice if there are any similarities between specific powerful thoughts and these change in feelings.

 

Your turn – Share your powerful 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 🙂