Regardless of how much we study personality, we will still occasionally become gripped by it. Eradication isn’t the name of the game, I think. The aim is to get more skilled at meeting what we encounter, moment-to-moment. What I notice in my own Observer practice is that awareness contracts around familiar vortexes. Some of mine are “is this […]
Each of us has a unique journey with embodiment, but broadly, it means living our wisdom and values in our bodies and shapes, rather than just it being in our heads. Transformation that doesn’t end at the neck, basically! Embodiment can be the missing ingredient in our efforts to move away from fixation (unconscious habit) […]
Audio version People are wonderful; people are difficult. The Enneagram helps us make sense of both these statements. Learning about the nine personality types opens up our ability to tolerate, appreciate and love people who are different from us. There’s a lot to like about each type; human diversity really is wonderful.”Peter O’Hanrahan Who doesn’t […]
I’m glad you’re nice to me. But don’t attribute that niceness as embodied anti-racist practice.”Resmaa Menakem Developmental work is pointless if it doesn’t translate into meaningful change in how we see things and our actions. I spend my life inside of developmental education and practice. And yet like many of us, there are still gaps […]
I haven’t posted anything for a year and a half, and then I post twice in one day. Lockdown life. Just kidding! I’ve resumed blogging because finally, I have something to say. That and I have an online course in the making, and want to give you an idea of what that’ll be like. The […]
‘Shadow’ is a degradation on consciousness, preventing us from receiving impressions and interpreting them in a non-distorted way. The Enneagram is (among other things) a map of the nine patterns of distortion. Far be it from nine descriptions of who we are, the Enneagram helps us to locate and study when and how we are not being ourselves.