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 🙂


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