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The Complete Enneagram:
27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge
Beatrice Chestnut, PhD
Do you ever have moments when your impact doesn’t align with your intention? Do you find yourself ever doing or saying things in the heat of the moment, only to regret it after things cool down? Do you have a complicated relationship with any of the following emotions: anger, sadness, fear, or joy?
The Enneagram can be a powerfully clarifying resource to help you know:
(1) why you do what you do
(2) what your autopilot reactive patterns are
(3) what your core needs and fears are
(4) how to effectively break out of those dynamics
(5) how to build new ways of living and loving.
“Do you ever look at someone and wonder what's going on inside their head? Based in "Headquarters", the control center of 11-year-old Riley's mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. When Riley moves to a new city, her Emotions team up to help her through the transition. But when Joy and Sadness get lost, they must journey through unfamiliar places to get back home.”
I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME (BUT IT ISN'T):
Making The journey from “what will people think?” to “I am enough”
Shame is an ever-present yet powerful motivating force individual and collective behaviors. It simultaneously unites and divides people from one another, depending on how it’s viewed and held. Perfection is impossible to attain, yet we hold ourselves and each other up to that standard, setting everyone up to fail and feel miserable, flawed, and alone.
How do you deal with your imperfections? Do you allow them to isolate you from others in an unending comparison trap? Or do you allow them to connect even more deeply with other human beings, who are also flawed but nevertheless worthy of love and compassion? Would you allow your vulnerabilities to be the very thing that enhances your relationships and self-esteem?
“Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together.”