Inner Growth Word of the Day: Obvious
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 2. easily discovered, seen, or understood.
Obvious in a sentence: Sometimes things may seem obvious, but that doesn’t mean they are.
Obvious in action: When something is considered straightforward or easy to understand, that is obvious.
Obvious and inner growth: A closer look at the things and situations you consider obvious can reveal their deeper nature and therefore bring about inner growth as you uncover that stopping at “obvious” is something you may want to reconsider depending on the circumstances and variables involved.
Obvious and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I consider obvious? What types of obvious situations have I been in? What has obvious taught me about life? How has obvious affected my relationships? How has obvious given me answers to questions about life? When did I first think about there being more to things than the obvious?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with obvious 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 things that seemed obvious at first in your life, but then revealed themselves to be a lot less obvious. Write about the event that particularly affected you and your ideas about the obvious.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings obvious situations, thoughts, things; and allow these feelings to identify and express themselves with each independent thought that comes to mind. Pay attention to the thoughts that create a higher emotional response, then move to the other thoughts. Notice how your feelings flow and if there are emotions that seem to stagnate and settle, visualize them leaving as they flow down a calm stream into the ocean.
Your turn – Share your obvious 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 🙂