Inner Growth Word of The Day 341 – Spitefulness

December 7

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Spitefulness


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) filled with or showing spite: malicious.


Spitefulness in a sentence: Even spitefulness teaches us something about life, and that is, how to look beyond the surface and send love to the suffering that caused the situation.


Spitefulness in action: When actions hold malicious intentions, that is spitefulness.


Spitefulness and inner growth: Spitefulness is born from some pain suffered and therefore when we experience it or enact it, exploring what was done allows for inner growth since it helps you uncover the hurt, make peace with it and send love its way.


Spitefulness and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does spitefulness mean to me? When was the first time I witnessed spitefulness?  What did spitefulness teach me about life?  What did spitefulness teach me about pain?  How has spitefulness taken a role in my life?  How do I deal with spitefulness?  Why do I think spitefulness comes about?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with spitefulness 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 one to three things that involved spitefulness (maybe you witnessed an event or participated in one, or were on the receiving end).  For the event that stands out the most, write about the lesson in that event.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about spitefulness and as you initiate the process remove judgement and put in place love and neutrality. Look beyond the initial reaction and take a deeper look at all that surrounds those moments and conclude by sending them love along their descent on a stream leading out far, far away.


Your turn – Share your spitefulness 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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