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Finding your way home

How do we light the heart so we can find our way back home? Here are some ideas for each of the 9 Enneagram types. Enneagram Ones Ones are Body Center Enneagram type whose guts and minds can be so

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Inspire

Inspire means to excite, encourage, or breathe life into and comes from the Latin word that means to inflame or to blow in to. To inspire and be inspired ignites us into possibility. Here are the ways in which individuals

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Higher understandings

The higher understandings for each type are both aspirational and within our reach. But do we understand them? Reflect, ponder, meditate and consider these understandings, particularly the one for your enneagram type. ONES Everything, including imperfection, is as it should

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Joy

People often ask, if the four feeling groups are glad, mad, sad and afraid, and the last three emotions are each associated with one of the Enneagram Centers of Intelligence – mad with the Body Center types 8, 9 and

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Being misunderstood

Being misunderstood

“The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding.” ~ Neetesh Dixit We can all be misunderstood, and some of the reasons are of our own making. Here are the ways each type often gets misunderstood and what people of each

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Law of reversed effort

Law of reversed effort

Development | law of reversed effort “The harder we try with the ‘conscious will’ to do something, the less we shall succeed.” ~ Aldous Huxley This idea runs counter to logic, but not counter to intuition. It is a counter-intuitive

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Intuition

Intuition

Development | Intuition Often you have to rely on intuition. ~ Bill Gates But can you rely on your intuition if you haven’t yet tapped into it or have blocked it in some way? Here are some thoughts for each

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Kindness

Kindness

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop Kindness has many definitions: empathy, concern, gentleness, and more. Here are ways each enneatype benefits from more kindness. Enneagram Ones For Ones, kindness needs to start with

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Space_TOTM

Space

The space within becomes the reality of the building. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright The spaciousness we allow ourselves internally becomes the reality of our building, metaphorically. Here are some tips on how individuals of each type can increase their inner

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Learn to lessen your primary defense mechanism | Type 9

Learn to lessen your primary defense mechanism | Type 9 After our most recent 9-part blog series on the topic of how our defense mechanisms serve as guardians of our type-based ego structures, many people asked for ideas about how

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