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Rumi Poem | Type 8

Rumi Poem | Type 8

There is a sacredness in tears

They are not the mark of weakness

But of power

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Eights to use for reflection? Eights believe that showing vulnerability of any kind is weakness; they also believe that strong is good and weakness is bad. But when they allow the tears of vulnerability to emerge and integrate this aspect of themselves, they learn that true strength includes being vulnerable.

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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“…. they learn that true strength includes being vulnerable”: Like with most things, I think that can be true if the people around them don’t react to the tears or use them at any point against the 8 [any type of advantage taking in the future may be contributed to that momentary sign of weakness]