Awareness is the key to change. If we are unaware of our automatic predictable behaviours and the effect of these behaviours on ourselves and others, how would we know what to change and why?
The Enneagram shows us where we get stuck, what our greatest fears are and why we rely on predictable behaviours in any situation. It points us to our particular personality ‘structure’, what drives us and what is our saving grace. As we use the Enneagram to see our automatic patterns of behaviour our awareness grows and we see how we get ourselves into difficulties in all areas of our lives. With this awareness we can begin to let go bit by bit of this tight structure which we believed kept us safe from hurt and pain (did it? Have you never been hurt?) and can lead to a greater understanding and compassion towards ourselves and others.
The Enneagram is not a static symbol but rather a dynamic flowing tool which teaches us how to grow and develop towards fulfilling our potential, using our inherent gifts and attributes leading us to a more engaged and lived life.
As we grow in understanding ourselves and our desires, drives and fears our presence grows. This takes time and practice. All our relationships can be profoundly transformed by this work.
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