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A Little Diddy on Conflict

Why is conflict so prevalent and helpful?  Because it shows us where we are overly identified with our personal perspective.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like it.  It usually […]

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Resistance is the Art of the Ego

The creation of a beautiful work of art is often messy and frustrating.  Art, like life, requires contrast and collision.  Light and shadow must meet, foreground and background must blend, […]

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Presence for Presents

The holiday season brings many different gifts, often bizarrely wrapped, while we usually hope for something wrapped just so.  We hope that our family will get along this year, that […]

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Becoming More Liquid

As the leaves began to yellow and shrivel this fall, so did my sense of aliveness. The clothes I’d been wearing felt too small but  were so familiar, I didn’t […]

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Pride, Panic and Rising Bread

Once or twice a year I have the good fortune to gather in a community of Ennegram teachers.  Okay, it’s in Dayton, Ohio and the food basically sucks but the […]

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Love can manifest as a simple kindness bending toward all of creation.

The ability to cultivate kindness is the path to freedom, “enlovement” marries enlightenment, allowing us to meet all our experiences, every pain and joy, with kindness.  The path of enlovement […]

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Instinctual Drives (aka Subtypes)

The instinctual drives as described by the Enneagram can be seen as areas that consume much of our attention and time, and that we share in common with other human […]

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The Gift of Projection

The concept of projection is not new.  We know it and store it away in our file cabinet with many other valuable pieces of knowledge.   Yet the use of projection […]

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Reflections: International Enneagram Conference in Florida

I love the feeling of the tide in my blood after spending some days in the ocean.  The inner ebb and flow encouraging me to give myself over to a […]

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Enneagram Type Under Stress

Please read the following with curiosity – how does this fit for you or how does it not?  These perspectives are a framework for your own self-discovery!   Type 1, […]

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