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Rumi Poem | Type 9

Rumi Poem | Type 9

You must ask for what you really want.

Don’t go back to sleep!

The door is round and open

Don’t go back to sleep!

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Nines to use for reflection? Nines are known as “anger that went to sleep,” and this has many meanings. Nines keep their anger so minimal that they often don’t recognize it. Without access to their anger, however, Nines put their entire vibrancy to sleep, lose their “voice” and become disabled from expressing what they want, knowing at times what they don’t want but not what they do want. Hence the message, “Don’t go back to sleep!”

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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I’m just staring with eneogram wisdom. I’m a nine and I need help as I’ve slowed down to nothing! I can barely clean my teeth..I have Chronic Fatigue and depression. Can you help me ? What can I read? I live in Brisbane, Australia and I’m married with grown up kids who’ve left home. Normally I’m a full time artist but I can’t even make myself go into my studio! I’m very shut down ATM. I would be so grateful for some guidance and help. I’ve lost myself.