I am certified as an iEQ9 Enneagram coach.
Enneagram is an amazing tool for self-discovery, cultivating compassion for and understanding of other perspectives, and bringing depth to relationships.
I love it. Enneagram is complex and deep and layered. One could be a student of Enneagram for a lifetime. Why do I love Enneagram?
- I want to be able to choose how I show up, not just act out of unconscious habit.
- I want to have compassion for those around me and deepen my ability to be understanding of the people in my life who don’t think like me.
What is Enneagram NOT?
- It is not a way to put people in boxes or trap them in “a number”
- It is not a way to accuse people of narrow-mindedness
- It is not an excuse for my behavior or attitude
Enneagram is based on motivation – what motivates me or you as a person – not behavior. Behavior is an external evidence that can indicate lots of different motivations. Motivation explains why I do what I do, why certain things are important to me, for example, but not to my spouse; why my spouse worries about this thing and I don’t.
Enneagram is a gift – and a little bit like climbing inside someone’s mind (but in the good way). I have a feeling I am going to be doing a lot more writing on Enneagram in November and December.
BUT FIRST: I have also just completed a teaching on the hero’s journey (Joseph Campbell – check out his “Pathways to Bliss” book by the way, on the use of journey for personal transformation) which I will be writing about shortly
AAAAAAANND: I leave next week to walk the Camino. My brain space is divided into pre-Camino and post-Camino. The pre-Camino part that is procrastinating other things is trying to distract me into jumping ahead. The post-Camino part is happy about that.
So we’ll see what actually makes it to this blog, but those are some of the things floating around.