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Rumi Poem | Type 1

Rumi Poem | Type 1

If you are irritated by every rub

How will you be polished?

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Ones to use for reflection? Ones search for serenity and acceptance, yet their ego structure has them think that it is their job to notice mistakes, big and small, and to correct them. This is an endless task and takes them far from the tranquility for which they yearn.


Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD, the author of seven Enneagram-business books, is a speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. She provides certification programs and training tools for business professionals around the world who want to bring the Enneagram into organizations with high-impact business applications, and is past-president of the International Enneagram Association. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

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Kisser Paludan

Thank you. I love the combination of Rumi and The Enneagram.

Judith Searle
Judith Searle

Perfect question for Type One. Thank you!