The Enneagram is a powerful tool for transformation and self understanding. The origins of the Enneagram symbol come from the ancient mystic Sufis. Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol is now commonly used to represent nine distinct personality types. Each Enneagram type has a particular pattern of thinking, feeling and acting.
The Enneagram maps out the character or personality of the human condition from the most ego-driven madness to the highest sublime spiritual truths and wisdoms, and all that is in between.
The Enneagram can be taught and used in a very authentic and comprehensive way to deeply reveal and understand our human condition so that we may move beyond our limiting patterns of reacting and behaving to a fuller potential of being with ourselves and the world.
The Enneagram contains components from many different approaches: modern psychology, ancient Greek philosophy and mystic traditions to universal wisdom and common sense knowledge.
A lot of the popular use of the Enneagram concentrates solely on personality typing. However the Enneagram contains a far deeper and greater power in that it points towards our essential nature: that which is beyond the level of the personality. Our essential nature is a dimension of ourselves that is infinite and deeply profound. It contains all the truth and wisdom on Life and Reality and is beyond the realm of thought.
The great ancient Wisdom traditions and great spiritual beings (past and present) all point towards this truth and wisdom of one's own being. They state that the ultimate purpose in life is to realise and consciously embody the truth and wisdom of one's self.
Truth and wisdom has always been, always will be and is here now in everyone and everything. So "it's" not something to be gained "anew". It already "is". However this isn't realised in the vast majority of humanity. Why "it" isn't realised is that "it" is obscured from "view" by all the reactionary modes of behaviour and being from within. A prison cell is formed from within that prevents us from being free and at peace. That prison cell is our identity with our body through our personality structure.
The wisdom of the Enneagram gives us the tools to "dismantle" the prison cell and be free and truly at peace.
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