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.
Fair warning: this post got a little preachy I’m afraid. It isn’t your job to save the world. It isn’t even your duty to right the wrongs you see at a granular level. Not primarily, anyway. Your first job is to become the fullest version of yourself. What are your deepest longings, and are you […]
What are you doing with your life? Beyond working and parenting I mean. I know you’ve thought about it… I have too. I’ve steered myself through the odd existential crisis. It’s surprisingly difficult to see what’s under your nose. What am I doing with my life? Teaching; advising others where I can. That’s what I […]