Inner Growth Word of The Day 87 – Let go of

Inner Growth Word of The Day 87 – Let go of

March 28

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Let go of

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: to stop holding or gripping (something or someone). – often used figuratively: You need to let go of the past.

 

Let go of in a sentence: When you let go of something or someone, it isn’t always easy.

 

Let go of in action: Releasing your hold on something or someone physically is an act that you take, but when this release is figurative it involves emotions and thought.  In either case, you let go of that something or someone.

 

Let go of and inner growth: When you let go of something or someone it’s typically preceded by a situation or event that brings about the need to let go of that something or someone.  When we’re talking about ‘letting go of’ in a figurative sense your emotions are involved; this is where inner growth comes into play.  Contemplating letting go of and the feelings that arise in making that decision bring you to take a look inside and understand your reasons for letting go of, as well as exploring the challenges you may face in having to let go of something or someone.

 

Let go of and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: Is it easy for me to let go of something or someone? What does letting go mean to me?  How has learning to let go of something or someone affected my life?  How has it affected me and those around me?  What are some of the life lessons I’ve acquired due to having to let go of something or someone?  How do I feel about letting go of something or someone?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with let go of at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Next to each word listed place the first thing that comes to mind, something or someone you’ve let go of.  From the list pick one to three words with your let go of event and expand on each.  Write about your feelings during the event, your thoughts and self-discoveries, as well as the biggest life lesson you gained from the experience.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about figuratively having to let go of something or someone. Allow that feeling to flow, but silence the thoughts for a couple minutes.  When you’re ready let your thoughts come in too; pay attention to the first ones that come to mind.  Allow those to express themselves individually and make note of what stands out in how you feel about each one.

 

Your turn – Share your let go of 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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Inner Growth Word of The Day 86 – Hold on

Inner Growth Word of The Day 86 – Hold on

March 27

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Hold on

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 1 a. to maintain a condition or position.  1 b. to maintain a grasp on something.

 

Hold on in a sentence: People hold on to things as long as they do not wish to let go, it is a choice that can change at any time.

 

Hold on in action: Keeping a condition exactly the same throughout time is to hold on to that condition; but wanting to keep that condition exactly the same when changes are on the horizon is also to hold on to.

 

Hold on and inner growth: When you hold on to something or someone, especially if transformation is taking place, there is a lot that you learn about yourself (like things you don’t want to let go of, why you want to keep them the way they are, what this wanting to keep or not let go of means when it comes to fears or challenges, etc.).  Through the learning process inner growth happens as you release what you want to hold on to when the circumstances around you show you a different direction or outcome.

 

Hold on and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does it mean to me to hold on to something or someone? How has holding on affected my life?  Why do I hold on to things, people or situations?  What actions do I take when I want to hold on to something or someone?  How do I feel when holding on isn’t an option anymore?  What have I done when I couldn’t hold on to something anymore?  What have I learned from holding on?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with hold on at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Pick five words and list next to each of them one thing you hold on to and one thing you used to hold on to.  From those five words expand on at least one of them and write out what happened, as well as what you learned about yourself through that experience and ‘hold on’ exploration.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings when you hold on allowing the very first feeling to be the one to express itself. If other feelings start coming into the mix, refocus your attention on the one initial feeling.  Do this for a couple minutes or until you really feel that first feeling.  Once you’re ready, explore another one of the feelings that was coming by as you started thinking about holding on.  Do this for as long as you want and when you’re ready to let your thoughts come into the mix too, to see what feelings those ‘hold on’ situations bring about, you can do that and see where it takes you.

 

Your turn – Share your hold on 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 85 – Value

March 26

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Value

 

Google’s Dictionary/Search definition: (n.) 1. the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.  2. a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.

 

Value in a sentence: Something or someone can be of value to one person, but not to another.

 

Value in action: When something or someone is worthy, it is of value.

 

Value and inner growth: Finding out why you value some things or people and the value you attribute to each gives you insight into what you find important and worthy.  This also leads you to explore what you find of less value.  Both can further inner growth by bringing about questions and reevaluations of that which you attribute value to.

 

Value and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does value mean to me? How has value affected my life?  How do I attribute value?  Has anyone influenced my definition of value?  Why do I value some things more than others?  How do I attribute value to people?  How has my application of value affected my relationships?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with value at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. For each word you listed put the thing or person it reminds you of that has value for you.  When you’re done pick three or more of the word combinations and next to each place the exact opposite and something that doesn’t have value for you.  Now expand on each word combo and list the reasons why they have or don’t have value to you.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about value and notice where you feel it first (maybe near your heart or your stomach area). Tune out your thoughts and just focus on feeling the feeling you’re getting all throughout your body.  After about five minutes allow your thoughts to flow or think of the words you put in your list (one at a time) and allow the feelings of those things to expand throughout you.  Does any one feeling standout more than the other?

 

Your turn – Share your value 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 84 – Subconsciousness

March 25

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Subconsciousness

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) existing in the mind but not immediately available to consciousness.

 

Subconsciousness in a sentence: Everyone catches a glimpse of their subconsciousness, how often depends on the level of attentiveness one has when subconsciousness appears in consciousness.

 

Subconsciousness in action: The thoughts that to come mind, but that are not in consciousness immediately are subconsciousness.

 

Subconsciousness and inner growth: Tapping into your subconsciousness allows you to get answers to actions you take or thoughts you think that you weren’t sure about, where they stemmed from or why.  Once you get to see the you below the surface too, it’s easier to pursue inner growth at a deeper level and come full circle with things you want to tackle or understand about yourself.

 

Subconsciousness and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: Am I aware of my subconsciousness? What have I learned from my subconsciousness?  How has my subconsciousness affected me?  How has it affected my life?  When did I realize that I was tapping into my subconsciousness?  What ways do I make my subconsciousness reach consciousness?  Have I helped others to tap into their subconsciousness?  If so, how did I help?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with subconsciousness at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list describe what happens on a day to day basis in your life.  Do this as if your subconsciousness were a part of your daily life, so not hidden behind your consciousness.  What do you notice about what you wrote down and your subconsciousness?

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about subconsciousness and while this takes place try to tap into your subconsciousness and allow thoughts to come by, one by one. Give each thought some attention, five minutes or so, and then move on to the next.  What stands out when you do this?  Are there any unique feelings that come to be?

 

Your turn – Share your subconsciousness 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 83 – Aspiration

March 24

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Aspiration

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. a strong desire to achieve something high or great.  1 b. an object of such desire.

 

Aspiration in a sentence: When you have an aspiration you naturally pursue it through your actions in your day to day.

 

Aspiration in action: Wanting to achieve something or wanting to have something are both an aspiration.

 

Aspiration and inner growth: A look at your aspirations can give you the opportunity to explore the different desires you hold close and dear to your heart.  Taking a look at what you’re doing to achieve them or how you feel about the ones you might not have achieved yet or may have given up on.  As you do this, inner growth comes about with the discoveries of what these aspirations mean to you, which ones might not really be yours, as well as maybe self-sabotage for a reason or another in obtaining, and so on.

 

Aspiration and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does aspiration mean to me? How do I feel about aspirations?  What are my aspirations?  Are some more significant than others?  What do I do and what have I done to achieve my aspirations?  Have I given up on any particular aspiration?  If so, why?  What was one of my first aspirations?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with aspiration at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now list three to five aspirations you have and next to each place one or more of the words from your first list. For each aspiration listed, with the words you put next to each, write out a short narrative of a day where you dedicate your efforts to fulfill that aspiration.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about aspiration and notice what that feeling is, where it starts from and where it goes as you allow it to express itself without interruptions. After about five minutes allow your thoughts to come to mind and for each dedicate a little time to allow the feelings associated to that thought to take over and flow.  If there’s one thought that stands out more than the others, spend a bit more time on it.

 

Your turn – Share your aspiration 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 82 – Depressed

March 23

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Depressed

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. low in spirits.

 

Depressed in a sentence: When someone is depressed, a lot of thinking can take place, as well as taking some needed alone time to get through it and/or having a support system to help through the moment.

 

Depressed in action: When a feeling of sadness takes over being depressed accompanies that moment.

 

Depressed and inner growth: In those times when someone is feeling depressed a lot of different thoughts can take place; it’s in those moments of contemplation that you find answers to questions you may have, concerns that are a part of worries and pain points around things that take place or could take place.  Thanks to bringing those thoughts to the forefront, you have an opportunity to decide on your next steps and resolve those internal concerns.

 

Depressed and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about being depressed? What have I learned from moments of being depressed?  How has being depressed affected my life?  How have I helped others who have been depressed?  What has changed in me during moments when I was depressed?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with being depressed at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated it. Next to each word place an event that comes to mind.  From the list choose three words with the events you’ve placed next to them and write about how each makes you feel.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about being depressed and allow the feeling to express itself without thinking about it. After about five minutes or so, allow your thoughts to come in too and see where they take you.  Focus on each thought and the feeling it brings about and notice if there’s any recurring theme that comes about.

 

Your turn – Share your depressed 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 81 – Nature

March 22

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Nature

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing. 1 b. disposition, temperament.

 

Nature in a sentence: There are a number of opinions on the nature of human behavior, each with their own reasoning as to why.

 

Nature in action: When someone defines their character to be innate to who they are, it is their nature.

 

Nature and inner growth: To define one’s nature is something that allows you to also look beyond those definitions.  When going beyond the lines of what defines you, you initiate a path towards inner growth because you do not stop at the definition set in front you.

 

Nature and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about my nature? What does nature mean to me when applied to humans?  How has my nature affected me?  How has it affected my life?  What have I learned from exploring my nature?  What about exploring the nature of humanity, what lessons have I acquired from this in-depth dive?  Do I believe there’s only one human nature?  If so, what is that nature?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with nature at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Next write a second list of three to ten things that come to mind about your nature.  With both lists write out a description of the overall nature that makes up you.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about nature and allow that first feeling to fill your heart and your mind. Silence the thoughts and just focus on your emotions, then slowly start focusing on the contour of additional feelings that come about.

 

Your turn – Share your nature 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 🙂