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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

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Development | suffering

Topic of the month | suffering All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. ~ Helen Keller Suffering is part of the human condition. Some suffering we cause ourselves; some suffering is a result of

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Spring cleaning for each type

Spring cleaning is real; most closets are filled with things we don’t use much or no longer fit us, and although it takes effort to go through the closet and make decisions, I always feel good after the effort has

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Development | boundaries

Development | boundaries In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another. ~ Ambrose Bierce Have you ever stopped to think about your own personal boundaries that delineate

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Development | paradox

“The words of truth are always paradoxical.” ~ Lao Tzu Embedded in each Enneagram type is an inherent paradox, an apparent contradiction that reflects the truth of each type’s pursuit. Paradoxes are both complex and confusing and yet, at the

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Development | true needs

“You have needs – satisfy them.” Fydor Dostoyevsky Our Enneagram subtypes, formed when the passion or emotional pattern of our type intersects with our most active instinct – and there may be more than one active instinct – is fundamentally

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Development | finding yourself

“Go find yourself first. So you can find me.” ~ Rumi The 13th century mystic poet Rumi speaks to our hearts, even to this day. So how do we find ourselves, using guidance from the Enneagram? Enneagram OnesLook what is

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Development | inviting Communication

“A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.” ~ David Whyte Here are the ways you can invite others

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Development | dislike and development

“Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Often, what we dislike most in others reflects the inner-work we most need to explore for our own development. Here are the top three dislikes for

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Development | truth or lie

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Almost everyone dislikes being lied to, accompanied by a distaste for the person doing the lying. We also like

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