I used to have pat answers for people who say, "I don't want to be put in a box."After spending a week at the International Enneagram Association conference with the most diverse crowd I’ve ever seen, I experienced over 400 souls with lines, edges, shapes...
Saying “I can’t meditate” is a misunderstanding of meditation. We assume we have to feel some version of inner peace each time we meditate. In my experience, it’s often the opposite. It’s when I notice how fast and constant my mind moves.
Types 2 and 9 both tend to reference their attention to others and have a hard time knowing what they need or want. Both tend towards (conscious) suppression and (unconscious) repression of their anger. Both are "positive...
Having a hard time determining whether you are a 5 or a 9? This may help. You can look similar on the outside, but what is going on inside is very different.
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This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
I when I hear someone cramming every behavior into an Enneagram box. It feels dehumanizing at best and aggressive at worst. As a teacher, I feel protective of the Enneagram and this habit turns people off. The Enneagram isn’t the first thing.
You are in this time of the interim
Where everything seems withheld.
The path you took to get here has washed out;
The way forward is still concealed from you.
I wrote the following to prepare for an interview with Julie Bogart, Creator and Owner of Bravewriter. She writes: "I love kids. I love parents. I love writing. She's a BIG fan of the Enneagram. We talk often about how it impacts our parenting. Hello Bravewriter...
It’s about being needed and liked by significant people
WARM, ENGAGING, CARING, MANIPULATIVE, SEDUCTIVE, DEMANDING, OPTIMISTIC, LIKABLE