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  1. Emily

    I have grown recently by realizing that I need to talk to a counselor. I have suffered from emotional abuse due to an individual who was in my life for seven year. Don’t worry he isn’t in my life anymore, Him causing me emotional abuse caused health problems. I suffered from migraines because of him. I also have depression and anxiety because of him. Because of him I have low self esteem, I don’t believe in myself and have no confidence.

    3 years ago
  2. Malag

    I’ve become more adept at inhabiting my own body instead of being a passenger in it or an observer of it. There’s more interoception.

    3 years ago
  3. Heather

    I started a YouTube channel about my writing. It’s a big step of faith in my abilities.

    3 years ago
  4. Mica

    I think I’ve made a lot of little changes in how I do things during the lockdown. My mind has been open to ways of doing things differently, as so much of the world around me has changed. New container [from my cupboard] for the foody garbage on my kitchen counter etc etc

    3 years ago
  5. Dusty Su

    So many personal deaths and dying this past week/year and then showing up in support. I am too tired to answer this question. Yet, I truly feel grateful, blessed, humbled, that I have the tools to be a support. Such great life skills of having the capabilities and training to show up in the hardest parts of life. GROWTH and GIFTS…

    3 years ago
  6. d
    dcdeb

    I don’t get as angry as i used to. Been doing more heart based practices. Have decreased my negativity factor down several notches.

    3 years ago
  7. O.Christina

    To find back to inner positive motivation, hope and faith arising from the inside no matter what and despite all odds is an important shift in perspective, reconnecting me with what is and without the need or urge to change it.

    3 years ago
  8. Don Jones

    An increased level of awareness of who, what and where I am.

    3 years ago
  9. John Tamminga

    Becoming more familiar with my mind, it’s illusions and the causes of it’s creations

    3 years ago
  10. SK

    I have come to appreciate and acknowledge my “oneness” with the world. That I’m ok with myself’ with or without my husband Dennis; happy in all circumstances. I feel enfleshed; enriched; confident; patient; stronger emotionally, physically, spiritually. the Lay Speaker classes have been insightful.

    3 years ago
  11. Hot Sauce

    Recently, I was struggling with the question of whether religion has any merit or not. After studying some near-death experiences, however, in which the experiencer was told that every religion is a valid path to the sacred, I have become comfortable with viewing all religions as valid. I am now ready to continue borrowing and blending from different religions in my own spiritual practice.

    3 years ago
  12. Maeve

    In the past year, I realize I am capable of doing things that are difficult. Such as during the pandemic: having to suddenly pack up my belongings, find a new place to live, and create a physically nurturing space for me to live in, all in the space of one month.

    Also: realizing that what may seem and feel discouraging and impossible one day, can change to feeling hopeful and energizing the next day. My feelings and emotions change from day to day, and sometimes from minute to minute. Guess it’s taken me a lifetime to realize this.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      “…realizing that what may seem and feel discouraging and impossible one day, can change to feeling hopeful and energizing the next day.”
      So true!!!!!!!!!!!!

      3 years ago
  13. Linda

    I am helping a longtime friend deal with a very sketchy situation involving a cancelled surgery for one of her family members. It involves probable malpractice, and because they are from a different country, the explanations don’t make sense to them (or me). It is traumatic for them, of course.
    In the past my impulse would have been to jump in the middle of it and make all kinds of noise with the hospital. This time I am gathering facts and will approach it systematically. I keep thinking of the famous phrase from Stephen Covey: “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” I know this will be more effective in resolving this awful situation.

    3 years ago
  14. Katrina

    I think I’ve grown in my ability to let go of control of my family. I never really had it, but I was trying really hard. This coming family vacation will tell the tale.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      That is a hard one. Particularly with young adult children. I just read something this morning about ways to simplify one’s life, and it included, “Don’t own anyone else’s problem.” I hope you are successful, Katrina. It may be challenging to do, but I think it’s worth it.

      3 years ago
  15. Holly in Ohio

    If I’m honest with myself, I don’t think I’ve done a lot of growing in the last year. It has felt a little more like holding my breath to get through the pandemic.
    So now I wonder, what might I do to grow this coming year?

    3 years ago
    1. Dusty Su

      Sitting still, waiting to be placed into an amazing creation. Like a nail being held in place, held, long, hard, still, feeling no forward movement, then BANG fulfills a purpose. This is how I often look at those times in life.

      3 years ago
    2. Howie Geib

      It’s funny. As I read the question in the early morning I immediately thought of you. Not sure why (I often do) but I think it has to do with my associating you with growing all the time…in the garden for sure, but as a metaphor for your finding your way and cultivating all kinds of stuff in all kinds of ways…not to take away from what your answer is…as it is your answer and I honor that…just thought I would chime in with my little mind worm from this AM….

      3 years ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        Aw, thank you so much you guys!!!
        Your answers lifted my spirits tonight.

        3 years ago
    3. Maeve

      Like your honesty.

      3 years ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        Thank you, Maeve. 🙂

        3 years ago
  16. Nelson

    I learned to forgive people with whom I found myself in toxic, controlling relationships. I also learned to acknowledge myself for being courageous for leaving.

    3 years ago
  17. Carol

    I’d like to think that I’ve grown in my ability to accept “what is.” But questions like this always trigger my EGO and need to perform!

    3 years ago
  18. Carla

    I have a new supervisor at work. Recently we met, for him to familiarize himself with my work. I calmly informed him of offensive ageist language he’s been using. He got defensive leaning over the work table thrusting his arms about.. I called him on it—he not only apologized but withdraw his demonstrative pose. It felt like a victory for me-calmly challenging male dominance at work within the moment. At my brother’s funeral last week, I similarityI detached from non inclusive behavior by my two eldest brothers. I didn’t re-act like a 12 yr old younger sibling. A Woman Rose Up, voicing her needs in both instances.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      As a woman I appreciate this. Thank you.

      3 years ago
    2. Mica

      Congrats, Carla – I’m impressed!

      3 years ago
    3. Linda

      Good for you, Carla!

      3 years ago
    4. Holly in Ohio

      You gave all women a victory, Carla. Well done!

      3 years ago
  19. Roy Howard

    I’m getting a little bit better – after all these years – of accepting my failures and learning from them, rather than sink into self-blame and some form of denial.

    3 years ago
  20. RATASHIQ

    DAILY QUESTION, JUNE 12
    In what ways have you grown recently? I am learning to let go guilt a little easier and put my mental health and emotional well being first.

    3 years ago
  21. Michele

    In the last 8 months I have grown in my occupation and have learned a lot. I’m wrapping up my training and should be signed off by the end of the month. I continue to grow spiritually. Sadly I’ve grown physically and need to loose some weight. I do try to be active on the weekends. Time to mow the lawns after coffee:)

    3 years ago
  22. Howie Geib

    Many here have used the word resilience in reference to themselves, and I certainly can agree that I have grown in that area. Life yoga is what this past year and a half has been for me. Learning new postures and slowly gaining flexibility. Able to accept more and come to peace with new limitations while aspiring to do all that gracefully.

    3 years ago
  23. devy

    Since the pandemic started I’ve grown in several ways… I’ve learned to appreciate the things I have more and how to deal with adverse problems better. I’ve also become a lot more spiritual and after many many years have turned to daily prayer and giving thanks to God everyday…

    3 years ago
  24. Antoinette

    I have grown to let go over and over in the present moment allow for an attitude of gratitude to arise much more freely.

    3 years ago
  25. Kevin

    With the pandemic, I have “grown” an additional 12 pounds. In other ways, and since the pandemic, I’ve grown to appreciate having back unmasked smiling faces, occasional handshakes and eye glasses that no longer fog up when worn.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      hahaha.

      And I’ve grown to appreciate hearing children in the neighborhood playing outdoors, laughing, shouting with each other! What a delightful sound to have back.

      3 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Oh yes, for sure, Holly!

        3 years ago
  26. Toni

    I’m leaning to trust and speak up when necessary.

    3 years ago
  27. EJP

    I have grown recently in my acceptance of this new season of my life.

    3 years ago
  28. Christine

    For me it is difficult to look at myself in that way. But I have been grown in knowledge about the microworld. 🔬

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      “Knowledge is power”, keep learning:)

      3 years ago

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