One of the greatest things about the Enneagram is the way it helps "open your eyes" to your people. Forever, I went through life believing everyone must think the way that I do and react to things the way I would. This, of course, created relationship conflicts, misunderstandings, and in worse-case scenarios - a total fall-out. When I discovered the Enneagram, it was like having the keys to magical, social power. I finally began to understand why people did things the way they did them.
Instead of feeling like every conflict was all about me, and my issues or they and their issues, it became about two people seeing things in two very different ways. It was like I had lived through life wearing rose-colored glasses, seeing the world through my type, my personality. Once discovered, it allowed me to see the world how it really is, taking the glasses off. Wow!
It has helped me understand and love my husband better. It has shaped the way that I parent, according to my children's numbers. It has been a refreshing new outlook on how to approach life.
If you don't know your Enneagram number, or your people's, discover them now. I know that I am not alone in this refreshing journey. Feeling stuck and alone can be defeating, especially when it seems that no-one understands you. But, the great news is, they can. It won't happen overnight, but once you know your numbers you can begin the life that makes sense, that your inner self desires to be.
The Enneagram is not an end-all, be-all, but it is a powerful tool that can change your life. And, as Ian Morgan Cron would say, "It doesn't put you in a box, but allows for you to understand your box and gives you the ability to step out of it". Are you ready to step out of your box and see the world? Ready or not - get ready to love others truly and be truly loved.
Take our free quiz now to begin the journey. (Also - if you want more...listen to our recent podcast - Season 1, Episode 4: How to Love your Types).
Life & Enneagram Coach