Inner Growth Word of the Day: Words
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. something that is said. 2 a1. a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use. 2 b1. a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word.
Words in a sentence: The words you use to talk say a lot more about you than you think.
Words in action: When you talk or write you use characters that put together spell out something that has meaning to others so that you may communicate thoughts, feelings, ideas, and so on. Those characters are words.
Words and inner growth: Looking at how words make you feel, how you use them, what your general tendencies are to communicate bring about inner growth because through this exploration you find out personal judgements, fears, behaviors and unconscious thoughts that you may have never uncovered, had you not paid closer attention to what you chose to say and how.
Words and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What types of words do I use most in my speech? How do my words change when I talk to colleagues, strangers, and/or family members? How do I explore the words I use? Why is it that some words mean a lot more to me than others? What words do I particularly get upset about and why? What have I learned about myself through my use of words? What have I learned about others through their use of words?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with words 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 three words that affect you emotionally. Write about each and what makes them so unique to you.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about words and allow these emotions to flow, but also notice what word comes to mind almost immediately. Whatever first word you thought, shift your thoughts to it and notice if your feelings change, how they change, and how they flow. If you get distracted, refocus your attention on that single word or if another word distracted you, then go ahead and shift your attention there noticing always the changes in feelings and flow of them.
Your turn – Share your words 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 🙂