Inner Growth Word of The Day 305 – Unexpected

November 1

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Unexpected


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) not expected.


Unexpected in a sentence: Life is the unexpected in many moments; how you welcome or embrace these unexpected events determines what affect they will have on you and your life.


Unexpected in action: When something happens that you did not know would happen, that is unexpected.


Unexpected and inner growth: Exploring how you feel about and what you do when the unexpected happens provides inner growth because through awareness of your relationship with the unexpected you can learn more about the things you fear, as well as decide how you wish to transform those fears and handle that which you can’t prepare for.


Unexpected and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How does the unexpected affect me? When did I first contemplate the unexpected?  Why is the unexpected important to me?  Who is always there for me when the unexpected takes place?  How does the unexpected affect my life?  How does the unexpected affect my relationships?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with unexpected at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Think of three situations where the unexpected took place and focus on the feelings you felt as you lived through the moment.  Write about the one that stands out the most using your list of words.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about the unexpected and sit in silence trying to focus on the flow of your emotions as much as possible. Notice where your feelings arise, where they go, if they settle in certain places of your body.  When you’re ready, visualize a place that is soothing and calm to you and notice how your emotions and the flow of your feelings change. Next allow thoughts to come to mind and pay attention to how changes happen in this case.


Your turn – Share your unexpected 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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