Understanding Enneagram Types pt. 2
Using Typology for Transformation
How well do you know yourself?
Have you ever wondered why you do what you do? Or why the actions and behaviors of others seem so hard to understand?
Most of us think we know ourselves pretty well. We believe our thoughts and actions are perfectly reasonable. Yet others, presented with similar external realities, respond in a very different way – a way that makes no sense to us. Our own thoughts and behaviors can be equally baffling to people who see our reactions, our choices, and our patterns.
This is particularly true for the addict.
If we’re not careful, we can find ourselves falling into the trap of self-justification for the way we feel and the things we do.
But what drives those thoughts and behaviors? What are the deeper motivations, drivers, and patterns that spur us to act and think as we do?
Typology, the AQAL model’s fifth dimension, gives us unique insight into why we are the way we are. It shows us the unique challenges and strengths that motivate and inform our behaviors.
More importantly, our typological profile can be a powerful tool to guide us on our journey.
Understanding ourselves and others through Enneagram study helps us develop compassion – both for ourselves and for the others around us. Self-knowledge cuts through our shame. It gives us insight into our challenges, our gifts, our issues, and our strengths, showing us the work we need to do to bring forth the best versions of ourselves.
In this week’s episode of the Journey of Integral Recovery, we continue our exploration of the Enneagram to understand how our typologies can both influence our addictions and illuminate the pathway to self-actualization, transformation, and recovery.
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types
The Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions-More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete
Stealing Flow: Complete Brainwave Suite for Flow State Mastery (by iAwake Technologies and Douglas Prater)
Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction (SUNY series in Integral Theory)
Deep Recovery – a guided meditation from iAwake Technologies
In this episode:[2:33] What is the Enneagram type system and how does it fit into the AQAL map as a tool for recovery and becoming the best versions of ourselves?
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06/30/2017, 43:07, 29.6 mb (Audio)
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