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Topic of the month | deepest longing

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” ~ Yoda

That which we most deeply long for, we are most often afraid to give up what we effort to do to try to get. Instead of efforting, it is far better to let go and allow what we really want to emerge. Here are the deepest longings for individuals of each Enneagram type:

ONES

Deepest longing | To experience a tranquil life, accepting the world as it is

TWOS

Deepest longing | To feel a deep and firm sense of self-worth that is not dependent on how others respond

THREES

Deepest longing | To know who they really are and to be valued by both themselves and others for who they are, not just what they accomplish

FOURS

Deepest longing | To live a deep, purposeful, and emotionally balanced life

FIVES

Deepest longing | To experience and fully understand life at all levels – mental, emotional and physical

SIXES

Deepest longing | To be able to fully trust themselves, others, and their environment

SEVENS

Deepest longing | To feel complete, whole, and solid

EIGHTS

Deepest longing | To regain their lost purity and goodness while still feeling strong and vital

NINES

Deepest longing | To know that they matter enough to both speak their truth and take values-based action

 

Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD, the author of seven best-selling Enneagram-business books, is a speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. She provides certification programs for 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 her website: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

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