The word enneagram comes from the Greek words ennea (nine) and gram (points) and refers to nine different enneagram types. Each type from 1 to 9 represents a perspective, worldview and colours the way we show up in life. These types form patterns that encompass the way we think, feel and act. During the development of our personality in childhood we develop comfort zones that orient us to express through one of the 9 types. While this colours our core motivation and narrows our wholeness we do have all 9 essential qualities available as we bring awareness, presence and process to our development. From a transformational perspective, learning about the deeper aspects of the enneagram helps us see how our path in life is profoundly shaped by the core motivation associated with our type.
Understanding our own perspective or patterns of attention, helps to be more aware of the ways in which we habitually operate. It can help us reach beyond default reactions that we can find ourselves in when personally stressed or challenged. The power of the Enneagram lies in drawing on the ancient wisdom of the types that illuminates the DNA of what helps us flourish and what holds us back. It gives us a key to expand the possibilities of how to live, love and make choices.
If you would like to learn more about the Enneagram, gain more understanding of yourself and others and improve the way you live your life, Touch of Spirit Tours has an amazing tour commencing in February 2019 in North India – Wisdom of the Enneagram.