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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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Development | counter-intuitive

“I don’t take on big things. What I do, pretty much, is make the big things small and the small things big.” ~ Larry David Enneagram Ones Find one of your opinions that is highly illogical and laugh at it.

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Development | be wild and wacky

“Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.” ~ William James Enneagram Ones Do something spontaneous and do it where others can see you. And you can’t plan being spontaneous. Go somewhere and just be spontaneous.

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Development | being in reality

“I think, to me, reality is better than being fake.” ~ Ice Cube We are all “fake” or false in some respects and don’t even know this, particularly when our enneatype structure distorts our reality. Here are some of the

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Development | 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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Development | courage

Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne Real courage is not avoiding what scares us most, then thinking we are full of courage. Neither is courage doing something terribly risky for the primary purpose of

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Development | truthfulness

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~ Buddha Some say the truth will set you free. Others believe that truth is relative, depending on one’s point of view and perspective. Or, is the

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