Inner Growth Word of The Day 321 – Manifest

Inner Growth Word of The Day 321 – Manifest

November 17

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Manifest

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. readily perceived by the senses and especially by the sense of sight. 2. easily understood or recognized by the mind. / (v.) to make evident or certain by showing or displaying.

 

Manifest in a sentence: What you manifest in your life and your day-to-day gives you insights into you that will lead you to where you want to be.

 

Manifest in action: To feel something and express it through an expression or a behavior is to manifest.

 

Manifest and inner growth: There are different thoughts about what it means to manifest; and they all involve inner growth as you gain that knowledge of yourself when you look to the things you manifest.

 

Manifest and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What’s my definition of manifest? How have I learned from the things I manifest?  What characteristics do I manifest the most in my life?  When did I first think about the word manifest and in what context was it?  Who has influenced how I manifest emotions and behaviors in time?  How has my relationship with the idea of manifesting changed in time?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with manifest at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Write about what manifest means to you with your list of words and include the first time you contemplated this specific word, what brought it about and how it affected you moving forward.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you manifest something and notice what thoughts come to mind initially, as well as how your emotions change depending on the thought that crosses your mind. As you do this, pay close attention to the flow of your emotions and if you notice any settling in certain places, stop and focus on the thought at hand while visualizing the feelings flowing more evenly, like a river’s flow on a sunny day.

 

Your turn – Share your manifest 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 320 – Enlightening

Inner Growth Word of The Day 320 – Enlightening

November 16

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Enlightening

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) providing or tending to provide knowledge, understanding, or insight.

 

Enlightening in a sentence: Something enlightening is always exciting to uncover and explore.

 

Enlightening in action: When you have an aha moment, that is enlightening.

 

Enlightening and inner growth: A closer look at enlightening moments, whether thoughts or experiences, bring about inner growth as you absorb the takeaways and dig to understand the deeper meanings they have for you.

 

Enlightening and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When was the first time I experienced something enlightening? What makes a life experience enlightening to me?  How have enlightening experiences affected my life?  How have enlightening experiences affected my relationships?  Why do I consider some thoughts enlightening and others not?  What are some of the key takeaways that I apply today in my life thanks to enlightening moments?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with enlightening at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Use the list to write about three enlightening moments in your life, the first one you recall having, a past one that changed you forever, and a more recent one that comes to mind for the feelings it provokes within you.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about enlightening moments in your life and notice how they change and flow depending on what moments and situations come to mind. When you’re ready, focus on one situation/moment at a time and let the feelings flow and take over in silence for a couple minutes or more for each situation.

 

Your turn – Share your enlightening 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 319 – Powerful

Inner Growth Word of The Day 319 – Powerful

November 15

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Powerful

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. having great power, prestige, or influence.  2. leading to many or important deductions.

 

Powerful in a sentence: Whether something is powerful or not depends on your definition of power.

 

Powerful in action: Something that is considered important and of influence is powerful.

 

Powerful and inner growth: A look at what you view as powerful brings about inner growth as you become aware of the things or people that influence you, that you consider important, that are a determining factor to something else, and explore the feeling of when you experience something or someone to be powerful.

 

Powerful and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I see as powerful in my life? How am I powerful?  Who was the first powerful person I met that made me reflect on the way I use the term and where or who I apply it to?  How do I gauge what is powerful and what is not?  Has my definition of powerful changed in time and how?  What are some of my biggest takeaways from being around powerful people or situations?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with powerful at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now think of the first time you thought of yourself as powerful and use the words from your list to write about this moment.  Next write with the same words about the first person you thought of powerful and if that person (type of person) is still someone you see as powerful today.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about powerful situations, people, or things and notice how your emotions change depending on what you’re thinking about. Focus on those thoughts that provoke a unique emotional response in what you feel and the way your emotions flow.  Notice if there are any similarities between specific powerful thoughts and these change in feelings.

 

Your turn – Share your powerful 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 318 – Describe

Inner Growth Word of The Day 318 – Describe

November 14

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Describe

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 1. to represent or give an account of in words.  2. to represent by a figure, model, or picture.

 

Describe in a sentence: How you describe things says a lot about your view of the world and yourself.

 

Describe in action: When you outline or paint a picture of something, using words to communicate that thought or idea or person, that is to describe.

 

Describe and inner growth: Exploring how you describe things is brings inner growth because it shares insights into your world in a way that you are not always aware of on a conscious level.  Once you are you can fully accept or choose to mold those thoughts as you see fit for you and your heart.

 

Describe and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I describe my day to day to others? When I describe something or someone, what are the typical words I use?  How has the way I describe something affected how I see that something?  Why is what I describe in detail important for me to get so specific with in my description?  What are some of the biggest takeaways I’ve had from moments of reflection on the way I describe people?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with describe at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Next think of the first time you took a close look at how you describe people and use the words from your list to write about this moment.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you describe something or someone, notice what initials emotions come about and how they flow; then include in your thoughts important things and people that you describe. Pay close attention to how your feelings change, how your emotions flow, and if there are any common patterns.

 

Your turn – Share your describe 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 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 🙂

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 🙂