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 🙂

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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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 260 – Neutral

September 17

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Neutral

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. one that is neutral. / (adj.) 3 a. not decided or pronounced as to characteristics.

 

Neutral in a sentence: When you’re neutral about something, it doesn’t agitate you one way or the other.

 

Neutral in action: When there is a state of indifference or uninvoked feelings, thoughts, reactions to something or someone; that is neutral.

 

Neutral and inner growth: A place of neutral feelings is part of inner growth as a place where you can arrive through your journey as you get to really know yourself and have self-love, self-completion, self-drive, and so on; or also, as a place where you will find hidden hurts or thoughts that you can face to bring about inner growth (as you look into those neutral thoughts, behaviors, and reactions; and their not so neutral inner feelings).

 

Neutral and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What am I neutral about? How do I know it is a true state of neutrality for me from within (on an emotional level)?  How did I achieve neutral feelings or thoughts about things?  Can I be 100% neutral about something?  Are there things that I won’t ever be neutral about?  If so what are they and why can’t I ever be neutral about them?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with neutral at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list pick the one word that stands out the most because of the neutral event that comes to mind when you read that word.  What life event did you think of?  Write about it using the rest of the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about neutral and notice how easily they flow. If there are blockages or places where your emotions settle, visualize them moving along and as you do this also accompany the visualization with a feeling of comfort, so think of something that brings about that specific warm feeling.  When you’re ready allow thoughts to come in and notice what type of neutral events come to mind, as well as how your emotional responses to each changes or stays the same.

 

Your turn – Share your neutral 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 259 – Moment

September 16

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Moment

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. a minute portion or point of time.  2 a. present time.

 

Moment in a sentence: When the moment is gone there’s no going back, which is why living in the moment is so precious.

 

Moment in action: Something that takes place in a range of time or that is happening now (like you reading this blog) is a moment and/or in the moment.

 

Moment and inner growth: Noticing how you live moments in your life and if you are active during the moment both pursue inner growth as they get you to stay aware and appreciate the seconds of life that you are living both from within and from the external. As you do this it becomes a part of you to be present in the moment and also start exploring what this means to you emotionally, how you’re feeling and what may be crossing your mind as you go through the experience.

 

Moment and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does living in the moment mean to me? How do I appreciate every moment that takes place in my life?  When did I first start thinking about the moment?  How has living and/or being in the moment affected my life?  How has it affected my relationships?  What are my biggest takeaways from being and/or living in the moment?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with moment at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. When you see your list what one recent moment comes to mind?  If it’s more than one experience, write about both and focus on what you felt during those moments, as well as what your biggest insights were into who you are and why.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about being and/or living in the moment and as you allow them to flow notice where they start, where they go, if they stall in certain places across your body. Sit in silence just breathing and feeling your body, your emotions, when you’re ready visualize one of the best life moments you’ve experienced so far.

 

Your turn – Share your moment 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 258 – Future

September 15

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Future

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 3. existing or occurring at a later time. / (n.) 1 a. time that is to come.  1 b. what is going to happen.  2. an expectation of advancement or progressive development.

 

Future in a sentence: What the future brings can be what drives actions, nonetheless it remains an unknown.

 

Future in action: Something that hasn’t happened yet, but is expected to happen is the future.

 

Future and inner growth: When you ponder what you see as your future you get a good sense of what you are aiming to achieve and exploring these different thoughts for future events gets you to explore yourself and what drives you, which brings inner growth through awareness and actions that you implement in time.

 

Future and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I see in my future? How does the future affect me emotionally?  When did I start thinking about the future and future things that I want to take place?  How has the future affected my relationships?  Why is the future something I consider and think about?  When does the future affect me the most?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with future at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list pick two items that create a big emotional response and write about why that is using the rest of the words in your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about future events or just the future overall and notice where your emotions start to make themselves heard. What types of emotions do you feel and how do they relate to the future?  As you explore your feelings also take note of what future thoughts come to mind.

 

Your turn – Share your future 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 257 – Dormant

September 14

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Dormant

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 2. marked by a suspension of activity.  3 a. asleep, inactive.

 

Dormant in a sentence: When you are dormant to your inner self you can not see what is true to you and your heart.

 

Dormant in action: Stopping a physical activity or being asleep from an awareness standpoint of your inner self is dormant.

 

Dormant and inner growth: Exploring if there are areas within you that render you dormant to certain traits, feelings, and inner self characteristics is what can bring about inner growth as you identify these areas, address them and remove the state of dormancy.

 

Dormant and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What inner self traits are dormant? How have dormant situations affected my life?  When did I notice a dormant area within?  How do I notice what is dormant and what is not?  Why is it important for me to know my dormant areas?  Who has helped me identify dormant situations that I’ve been through?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with dormant 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 recently found were dormant and write about them using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about dormant situations and life experiences and notice what emotions arise, where they arise and where they go. As you do this visualize the transformation of going from dormant to awake and take note of how your feelings change throughout the process.

 

Your turn – Share your dormant 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 256 – Present

September 13

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Present

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. now existing or in progress.  / (n.) 3. the present time.

 

Present in a sentence: Your present is a moment that you can appreciate as you live in the now each day.

 

Present in action: When something is in progress that is present.

 

Present and inner growth: Living in the present moment brings inner growth because it brings about a state of awareness in each moment that you experience and gets you to ponder, appreciate, and explore those moments as you’re living them.

 

Present and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How does the present affect me? When I’m in the present what feelings tend to arise in me?  Why is the present important to me?  What have I learned from being aware of the present?  How does the present moment affect my relationships?  What do I cherish most about the present?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with present 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 thing that is in the present now and write about it using the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about the present and notice where those emotions take you, what thoughts come to mind and as you do this, visualize love and warmth, and the things you are grateful for that are in your life today. When you’re ready look for the common theme in your feelings about the present.

 

Your turn – Share your present 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 🙂