Inner Growth Word of The Day 326 – Inactive

November 22

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Inactive


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


Inactive in a sentence: There are moments of inactive feelings or behaviors, but that doesn’t mean nothing is going on.


Inactive in action: Feeling idle or being passive, those mean being inactive.


Inactive and inner growth: Noticing where you are inactive in your life and your overall relationship with inactive situations gives you the opportunity for inner growth because you learn about why you are inactive in certain moments, as well as if you judge or not being inactive and what that means to you and the feelings that arise in moments of feeling inactive or situations that are inactive.


Inactive and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does it mean to me to be inactive? How do I feel in inactive moments?  Have I experienced inactive situations?  What were they like?  What life takeaways have come from being inactive?  When was the first time I noticed anything inactive (a person, a situation, me)?  What was my initial thought and has it changed since this first experience?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with inactive at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Think of two situations where being inactive played a role in their outcome.  Write about one of the two moments using the words from your list and notice what stands out about it from an emotional perspective.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about inactive moments and allow the emotions that come about to tell you more as they flow or make themselves heard throughout your thoughts. Anything that stands out, focus on and if it’s a particular feeling that settles some place or feels like it needs some clearing up, just visualize a flowing stream on a sunny day.


Your turn – Share your inactive 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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