Inner Growth Word of The Day 317 – Pattern

November 13

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Pattern

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 7. a reliable sample of traits, acts, tendencies, or other observable characteristics of a person, group, or institution.

 

Pattern in a sentence: Everyone has at least one pattern in their day to day behavior, what’s yours?

 

Pattern in action: Those characteristics of how you deal with challenges in your life, they are a pattern.

 

Pattern and inner growth: Knowing what areas you have a pattern in and exploring your patterns as you notice them give you the opportunity to pursue inner growth by getting to know why you do the things you do sometimes, but also because it means you can remove your patterns from the equation and/or change them and/or understand how you affect situations.

 

Pattern and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What is one pattern that stands out the most to me? When did I notice my patterns in different life situations?  How have my patterns affected my life?  What have I learned about life from my patterns?  Have my patterns affected my relationships?  When was the first time I was able to identify my pattern in the moment?  Which patterns have I changed in time?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with pattern 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 the pattern that makes the biggest difference in your life today.  Write about it with the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about your pattern in life. As you sit in silence notice what emotions first arise, where they go, how they affect you.  After about five minutes, allow questions or thoughts to cross your mind and see what types of emotional changes come about as you answer or ponder these questions.

 

Your turn – Share your pattern 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 316 – Words

November 12

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Words

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. something that is said.  2 a1. a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use.  2 b1. a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word.

 

Words in a sentence: The words you use to talk say a lot more about you than you think.

 

Words in action: When you talk or write you use characters that put together spell out something that has meaning to others so that you may communicate thoughts, feelings, ideas, and so on. Those characters are words.

 

Words and inner growth: Looking at how words make you feel, how you use them, what your general tendencies are to communicate bring about inner growth because through this exploration you find out personal judgements, fears, behaviors and unconscious thoughts that you may have never uncovered, had you not paid closer attention to what you chose to say and how.

 

Words and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What types of words do I use most in my speech? How do my words change when I talk to colleagues, strangers, and/or family members?  How do I explore the words I use?  Why is it that some words mean a lot more to me than others?  What words do I particularly get upset about and why?  What have I learned about myself through my use of words?  What have I learned about others through their use of words?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with words 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 words that affect you emotionally.  Write about each and what makes them so unique to you.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about words and allow these emotions to flow, but also notice what word comes to mind almost immediately. Whatever first word you thought, shift your thoughts to it and notice if your feelings change, how they change, and how they flow.  If you get distracted, refocus your attention on that single word or if another word distracted you, then go ahead and shift your attention there noticing always the changes in feelings and flow of them.

 

Your turn – Share your words 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 315 – Tendency

November 11

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Tendency

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. a proneness to a particular kind of thought or action.  1 b. direction or approach toward a place, object, effect, or limit.

 

Tendency in a sentence: One’s tendency to do something or think a certain way is not always as obvious as one may think.

 

Tendency in action: Taking a specific action in certain circumstances or thinking in a unique way are both characterized as tendency.

 

Tendency and inner growth: Becoming aware of your tendencies assists inner growth seeing as it gets you to explore and think about each of them.  Through this exploration you look within more than to the outside world and therefore work with things that you may have been putting off since you weren’t aware of them.

 

Tendency and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What’s one tendency I have that others spot immediately? When did I first start thinking about my tendencies?  How do my tendencies affect my life?  Why is it important to me to understand my tendencies?  What have I learned thanks to my tendencies?  How has a tendency I have affected a situation or person?  What tendencies have changed through time?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with tendency 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 tendencies that have been with you ever since you can remember noticing them.  Describe each tendency with the words from your list and notice what stands out the most about each, and if there’s any commonalities between the two.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about tendency and allow those feelings to take their course. Pay particular attention to how the emotions travel through your body, steady flow, accumulate in places or weigh you down, and so on.  As you sit in silence, also visualize a steady river flowing to the ocean or through the mountains, and when you’re ready, think of specific tendencies you have that stand out.  Notice how your feelings change and/or stay the same.

 

Your turn – Share your tendency 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 314 – Behavior

November 10

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Behavior

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. the manner of conducting oneself.  2. the way in which someone conducts oneself or behaves.

 

Behavior in a sentence: Your behavior holds deeper meanings that you uncover over time and that benefit you throughout your inner growth journey.

 

Behavior in action: What you do and how you do it or actions you take in specific situations are considered behavior.

 

Behavior and inner growth: When you explore your behavior you pursue inner growth because you start looking at your actions and thoughts together, which brings you to ask questions and decisions when you become aware of inconsistencies or consistencies; basically, when you notice something that you want to address.

 

Behavior and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I like most about my behavior? When did I start exploring my behavior?  How does my behavior change in situations?  Why is it important to me to learn more about my behavior?  How has my behavior affected my life?  Who has influenced my behavior the most?  How has that influence on my behavior changed over time?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with behavior 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 behaviors: a past behavior, a present behavior, and a future behavior.  Now write about all three and notice what stands out about each (so why is the past one in the past, what do you think of your present one, and why do you want to gain that future behavior, what makes it important).

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about your behavior and see how you start to feel, where your emotions go, but also what thoughts come to mind, any specific situations. Explore each thought and allow the feelings accompanied with that thought to flow, tell you something as they flow.  Anything that stands out from your emotions, remove thoughts for about five minutes and just close in on those sensations that are expressing themselves throughout your body.

 

Your turn – Share your behavior 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 313 – Intuition

November 9

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Intuition

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. quick and ready insight.  2 a. immediate apprehension or cognition.  2 b. knowledge or conviction gained by intuition.  2 c. the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.

 

Intuition in a sentence: When you have intuition and you listen to it, it has a huge impact in your life.

 

Intuition in action: Knowing something about a person or situation at first sight is considered intuition.

 

Intuition and inner growth: Paying attention to your intuition brings inner growth as you explore it in-depth gaining insights into your inner compass, which enables you to break it down in such a way that you can clearly see and understand everything that is a part of it.

 

Intuition and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When did I first notice my intuition? How much attention do I pay my intuition?  What have I learned from my intuition?  How has my intuition affected my life?  What role does my intuition play in my relationships?  Why does my intuition matter to me?  When have I noticed my intuition more and why was it more noticeable?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with intuition 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 at least one instance where your intuition was spot on and one instance where it wasn’t.  Write about both situations using the words from your list and notice what the biggest differences between them.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about your intuition and take note of where they start, how they flow throughout and if they settle in any areas of your body. As you do this, pay attention to the thoughts that cross your mind and accompany this moment of silence with a visualization of any place you feel most at home.

 

Your turn – Share your intuition 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 312 – Gut feeling

November 8

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Gut feeling

 

Dictionary.com Dictionary definition: (n.) instinctive feeling, intuition; also called gut reaction.

 

Gut feeling in a sentence: Your gut feeling should never be ignored for it always has something very important to say.

 

Gut feeling in action: When you have a thought accompanied with a feeling on something that might happen, it’s like you already know where the situation is headed, that is gut feeling.

 

Gut feeling and inner growth: Tuning in more and more to your gut feeling and exploring it to its core brings about inner growth as you get better at identifying your instincts and separating from those instincts and intuitiveness, your insecurities and fears, which get you off track, but that are good to come to the surface so that you may resolve them and move forward.

 

Gut feeling and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When did I first notice my gut feeling in a situation? How much attention do I pay to my gut feelings?  When did I start paying more attention to my gut feeling?  What have my gut feelings taught me about life?  How have my gut feelings affected my relationships?  One of my biggest takeaways from not listening to my gut feeling?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with gut feeling 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 the first time you paid attention to your gut feeling and it turned out to be right.  Describe and write about that day using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about gut feelings and notice what thoughts come to mind, what specific situations, and in those thoughts how do your emotions change. As you make note of these feelings and thoughts, visualize a calm place where everything flows in harmony and finds its meaning.

 

Your turn – Share your gut feeling 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 311 – Deception

November 7

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Deception

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. the act of causing someone to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid.  1 b. the fact or condition of being deceived.  2. something that deceives.

 

Deception in a sentence: Deception gets uncovered in time, whether it’s towards others or one’s self.

 

Deception in action: When you trick someone or yourself to believe something that isn’t true, that is deception.

 

Deception and inner growth: Exploring how you uncover deception and when you’ve been deceptive assists inner growth as it gets you to look within from many places and to question the first layers of answers you provide, because of deception’s depth and nature.  As you do this you uncover hidden secrets that allow you to provide real closure and real action to overcome these situations and/or characteristics.

 

Deception and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When was the first time I experienced deception? Have I caught myself in self-deception?  How has deception taught me to explore my hidden fears?  What are two of the biggest takeaways I’ve had from moments where deception was present?  How has deception affected my life and relationships?  When has deception played a major role in my life?  How do I uncover deception with others, but above all with myself?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with deception 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 instances, one where your deception was with yourself, another where deception was in regard to a situation; and the third, deception towards another person. Write about the most important lesson from each situation and the feelings you had as you experienced these moments.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about deception and as you pay attention to where your emotions start out, you want to also try and describe the senses that you are experiencing. As you identify each emotion in your own words, release them one by one after describing them to yourself

 

Your turn – Share your deception 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 🙂