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Type Seven: The Need to Avoid Pain

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Type Seven: The Need to Avoid Pain Friday, March 13, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Wisdom, Holy Work, Holy Plan Virtue: Sobriety Passion: Gluttony [1] Sevens have been called the “Peter Pans” of the world, yet many Sevens, including our own Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation, are completely… Continue Reading Type Seven: The Need to Avoid Pain

Type Six: The Need for Security

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Type Six: The Need for Security Thursday, March 12, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Strength, Holy Faith Virtue: Courage Passion: Fear [1] People who are predominantly type Six have tremendous gifts: they are cooperative, team players, reliable, and loyal. In relationships, one can count on their fidelity. Their friendships are marked… Continue Reading Type Six: The Need for Security

Type Five: The Need to Perceive

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Type Five: The Need to Perceive Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Omniscience, Holy Transparency Virtue: Detachment Passion: Avarice [1] Fives are discoverers of new ideas, researchers and inventors; they are objective, questioning, and interested in exploring things in detail. They can be provocative, surprising, unorthodox, and profound. Fives… Continue Reading Type Five: The Need to Perceive

Type Four: The Need to Be Special

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Type Four: The Need to Be Special Friday, March 6, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Origin Virtue: Equanimity, Emotional Balance Passion: Envy [1] Fours once lived serenely as an essential part of a united and beautiful world. But at some point during childhood, the union and beauty were seemingly broken. So, for… Continue Reading Type Four: The Need to Be Special

Type Three: The Need to Succeed

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Type Three: The Need to Succeed Thursday, March 5, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Harmony, Holy Law, Holy Hope Virtue: Truthfulness, Authenticity Passion: Deceit [1] The Three is the central type of the heart group, but this does not mean that Threes manage their emotional world very well. On the contrary, Threes… Continue Reading Type Three: The Need to Succeed

Type Two: The Need to Be Needed

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Type Two: The Need to Be Needed Wednesday, March 4, 2020  Holy Idea: Holy Will, Holy Freedom Virtue: Humility Passion: Pride [1] The heart types—Two, Three, and Four—are “other-directed” people whose emotional well-being depends on how their environment reacts to them. The secret goal of their continuous activities is to be… Continue Reading Type Two: The Need to Be Needed

Type One: The Need to Be Perfect

Enneagram Part One: Body Center Type One: The Need to Be Perfect Friday, February 28, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Perfection Virtue: Serenity Passion: Anger [1] This is my own type, so it’s easy for me to talk about it. I just hope I’ve done enough inner work to be able to present a balanced picture! Ones… Continue Reading Type One: The Need to Be Perfect

Type Nine: The Need for Peace

Enneagram Part One: Body Center Type Nine: The Need for Peace Thursday, February 27, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Love Virtue: Action Passion: Sloth [1] Unlike the strong and often belligerent Eights with whom they share an Intelligence Center, Nines are natural peacemakers. Their gift of accepting others without prejudice makes people feel understood and accepted. Nines… Continue Reading Type Nine: The Need for Peace

Type Eight: The Need to Be Against

Enneagram Part One: Body Center Type Eight: The Need to Be Against Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (Ash Wednesday) Holy Idea: Holy Truth Virtue: Innocence Passion: Lust [1] My friend Chris Heuertz has a type Eight personality. Here’s how he describes Eights in his book, The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth: Eights are… Continue Reading Type Eight: The Need to Be Against

Loving the Whole Self

Enneagram: Week 1 Loving the Whole Self Monday, April 25, 2016 True love of self entails a profound acceptance of ourselves—returning to Presence and settling into ourselves as we actually are without attempting to change our experience. —Don Richard, Richard Riso and Russ Hudson [1] I believe the purpose of mature religion or spirituality is… Continue Reading Loving the Whole Self

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