Today I graduated from Enneagram school. After 13 years of knowing about the Enneagram, receiving Enneathoughts via email every morning, reading books, attending several Enneagram sessions, and discussing it for over a decade with my shrink, I now have greater respect for it.
There were 15 of us in class from all over the world. Several different professions along with cultural differences. It was a big bright light moment when we started understanding how much alike we are no matter our type. The Enneagram does prove that the human being is complex on so many levels but we are all so much alike in our instincts, social styles, how we think, and feel, our fears, what we need, and how we receive from others.
I also learned why I am attracted to certain types over other types. For example, I am an 8, The Challenger, my type along with type 2’s, The Helper, and type 5’s The Investigator are the most sensitive types when it comes to rejection. For years I’ve bonded with a type 2 but never knew that the sensitivity to rejection was part of our bond.
I believe if there’s ever a time in our world to find our commonalities with others, it’s now. Now is also the time to find more compassion for ourselves as well as others. We are not creating enough safe spaces with no judgment. If we spent as much time searching and learning about why we need to be together instead of breeding division and allowing others to pull us apart, it would be a better world for all of us.
The scripture says in Romans 12:4-5
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
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