Inner Growth Word of The Day 268 – Energy

Inner Growth Word of The Day 268 – Energy

September 25

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Energy

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. dynamic quality.  1 b. the capacity of acting or being active.  1 c. a usually positive spiritual force.

 

Energy in a sentence: The energy you put into things depends on the level of interest you have in those things.

 

Energy in action: The effort and action you put into things is energy.

 

Energy and inner growth: A look at how much energy you put into the things you do and/or where energy is lacking brings inner growth since it gets you to think about why you put energy into some things and not others and what brings about that energy.

 

Energy and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does it mean to me to put energy into the things I do? How has energy affected my life?  When did I first acknowledge the energy I put forth in my life and the things I do?  What have I learned about life through the energy I put forth in life?  How does energy affect my day to day?  Why does my energy rise or lower in certain circumstances?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with energy 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 two things you do, one that you put a lot of energy into and the other that you lack energy.  Write about the two with the words from your list and notice the similarities and differences between the two.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about energy and notice where they arise, how they flow, and what thoughts come to mind as you focus on the energy you have regarding your life and the things you do. As you do this take note of how your emotions change and if there is also a change in where they seem to stem from and go throughout your body.  When you’re ready look for the constants in the feelings you are experiencing.

 

Your turn – Share your energy 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 267 – Support

Inner Growth Word of The Day 267 – Support

September 24

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Support

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 2 a1. to promote the interests or cause of.  5. to keep from fainting, yielding, or losing courage.

 

Support in a sentence: It is only normal to support a cause or person that means a lot to you.

 

Support in action: When you are in favor of and assist a cause, interest or person in an endeavor, that is support.

 

Support and inner growth: A look at how you feel about support (both receiving it and giving it) and the life experiences you’ve had with support bring about inner growth thanks to the exploration of those feelings.  As you ask questions that dig deep in the things you’d like from others or to give others, you uncover expectations that you may hold and things that you will opt to keep or let go of.

 

Support and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What types of things or people do I support? Who has supported something I believe in or want?  How has support changed my life?  When did I first think about giving or receiving support for something?  Why is support important to me?  How has support affected my relationships?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with support 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 time you lacked the support you wanted from others to obtain something you really wanted and that you successfully obtained the same (without the support).  Write about this moment in life, how it played out, what did you learn, and so on.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about support and allow these emotions to flow throughout while you try to sit in silence and pay attention to where your feelings go, where they start out, and if they sit in certain places more than others across your body. When you’re ready, accompany your moment of silence with some relaxing music and then visualize something that is just as soothing.  Now allow thoughts to come in and notice which support life events come to mind, and how they make you feel.

 

Your turn – Share your support 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 266 – Assistance

September 23

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Assistance

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) the act of helping or assisting someone or the help supplied.

 

Assistance in a sentence: Assistance is something everyone needs from time to time.

 

Assistance in action: When you need help or give help to someone for one reason or another, that is assistance.

 

Assistance and inner growth: Being able to ask for assistance and the times you’ve needed assistance are both worth pondering over as they help you explore your feelings and thoughts about vulnerability, as well as needing help. This gained awareness brings inner growth as you look to overcome, understand, accept and embrace those feelings along your exploration.

 

Assistance and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel when I ask for assistance? When was the first time I needed assistance and who helped me?  Why was asking for assistance such a big deal to me?  How do I react when someone asks me for assistance?  What are some of the biggest life lessons I’ve gained from asking or giving assistance?  How has giving or asking for assistance affected my relationships?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with assistance at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list write about one instance where you asked for assistance and one where you gave assistance to someone.  Write about these situations using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about assistance and notice where they arise and where they go. As you do this, visualize a flowing river that is heading out to sea and when you’re ready allow thoughts to come in of moments where you asked for and gave assistance.  Take note of the situations that come to mind and focus on the ones that stand out.

 

Your turn – Share your assistance 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 265 – Calling

September 22

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Calling

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence.  2. the vocation or profession in which one customarily engages.

 

Calling in a sentence: When you follow and tune in to your heart you always pursue your calling; even in the absence of active awareness of it.

 

Calling in action: Following a strong feeling that brings you to pursue something professionally and/or as a way of life is a calling.

 

Calling and inner growth: The journey to find your calling brings you to understand yourself, find yourself, and make decisions; all of which bring about inner growth thanks to the entire process of exploration that you go through as you pursue and look to identify your calling.

 

Calling and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What’s my calling? Have I found my calling?  How did I identify my calling?  When was the first time I thought about my calling?  Who has influenced me when it comes to what I believed my calling was, but turned out not to be my calling?  How do I know what I’ve identified as my calling, is my true calling?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with calling 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 episode where it was very clear what your calling was and write about this scenario using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about calling and see what specific emotions arise at first, then notice how they change as you silence your mind more and more. As this takes place you always want to pinpoint where your emotions are more present within your body and visualize them flowing evenly throughout.  When you’re ready, let thoughts come in too and see what comes to mind that sparks the biggest emotional response.

 

Your turn – Share your calling 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 264 – Path

September 21

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Path

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 3 a. course, route.  3 b. a way of life, conduct, or thought.

 

Path in a sentence: The path you choose can change along the way.

 

Path in action: When you pick a specific route to take for your life or on a trip, that is a path.

 

Path and inner growth: The path you choose for each circumstance that takes place in your life has hidden lessons about your inner desires, hopes and fears and when you explore each you pursue inner growth as you bring everything to the surface and become aware of it, as well as choose what to do next and how that will affect your path moving forward.

 

Path and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does my path look like to me? Where is my path leading me when it comes to my relationships?  How does my path affect my job?  How does my path affect my life?  What role does my family play in the path I’ve chosen for myself long term?  When was the first time I thought about the path I wanted to take for my career?  How have I changed my path along the course of my life so far?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with path 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 two different paths you have chosen along the course of your life that have impacted you greatly.  Write about both and use the words from your list to describe how each makes you feel.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about path and notice what first emotion comes about, as well as what specific path comes to mind. Remove your focus from these two things and refocus on path noticing if there’s a change in what feelings arise.  Now settle in as you sit in silence and visualize your feelings moving across your body like a flowing river.  When you’re ready allow thoughts to come in and see what other thoughts come to mind.

 

Your turn – Share your path 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 262 – Mask

September 19

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Mask

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 2 a. something that serves to conceal or disguise.

 

Mask in a sentence: Masks can serve different purposes to different people, only you know what your mask is concealing and why.

 

Mask in action: When you conceal something from others that is a mask.

 

Mask and inner growth: A closer look at your mask gets you to think about the things you are choosing to conceal from others and why, which can lead to inner growth as you manage those things that you conceal due to hurt.

 

Mask and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When do I wear a mask? Why do I wear a mask?  What do my masks conceal from others?  How do masks affect my relationships?  What have I learned about myself through my masks?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with mask 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 mask that you’ve recently noticed in yourself and write about it with the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about a mask you usually come across in your day-to-day, take note of where your emotions stem from and how they flow throughout you. As you do this pay close attention to your energy levels and if you feel some stagnant feelings visualize them flowing smoothly and releasing.  When you’re ready explore the mask more closely and notice if your feelings change and how they change.

 

Your turn – Share your mask 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 261 – Apathy

September 18

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Apathy

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. lack of feeling or emotion.  2. lack of interest or concern.

 

Apathy in a sentence:  When you feel apathy there are reasons that lead to this, which are quite in-depth when exploring them.

 

Apathy in action: If something that has happened to someone or to you doesn’t provoke an emotional response or is not of concern, that can be apathy.

 

Apathy and inner growth: A look at those situations where you feel apathy allows you to pursue inner growth as you find out why there are those feelings of apathy.  As you dive in to each reason you uncover more and more about yourself and what is going on within you.

 

Apathy and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does apathy mean to me? How does apathy apply in my life?  What have I learned from my apathy?  When did I first think about apathy?  When do I experience apathy?  How has apathy affected my relationships?  Why does apathy take place when it does?  Who do I think of when I think about apathy and why?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with apathy at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think about one situation where you experienced apathy that stands out in some significant way.  Write about this experience and use the words from your list to write about it if you can.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about apathy and allow them to flow throughout you paying close attention to what they evoke and where they tend to go to as you feel those emotions. When you’re ready allow thoughts to come in of moments you’ve experienced with apathy and notice how your feelings change.

 

Your turn – Share your apathy 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 🙂