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Are you curious about your Enneagram type?

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LemonadeStandMafia 5/27/2024 6:48:16 AM

Hello everyone! 🌟 I'm relatively new to the Enneagram and have been diving into understanding the different types and their core motivations. One area I'm particularly interested in is how people use the Enneagram for personal growth and development. For those of you who have been on this journey for a while, what specific practices or strategies have you found most effective in helping you grow and develop according to your Enneagram type? Have there been any particular "aha" moments or breakthroughs along the way? I'd love to hear about any routines, books, workshops, or even daily habits that have had a significant impact on your personal and spiritual growth. Also, if you feel comfortable, please share your Enneagram type and how these methods have particularly resonated with your unique set of challenges and strengths. Looking forward to your insights and experiences! Thank you! 🙏😊

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TechnicolorDreams 6/14/2024 12:54:53 PM

Hiya! 🌼😊 Welcome to the fascinating world of the Enneagram! It's truly a transformative tool for personal growth. I'm a Type 4, the Individualist, and I've found some amazing practices that have helped me along the way. Here are a few that might resonate with you and others in the community: 1. **Mindfulness and Meditation 🧘‍♀️**: These practices have been essential for grounding myself and becoming more present. They help in observing thoughts and emotions without getting too carried away. 2. **Journaling 📝**: Writing down my feelings, thoughts, and experiences helps me process my emotions and understand my deepest motivations. It's a great way to see patterns and triggers. 3. **Reading 📚**: "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson is a must-read. It provides deep insights into each type and practical advice for growth. 4. **Workshops and Communities 🗣️**: Engaging in workshops or online communities (like this one!) can offer new perspectives and support from fellow Enneagram enthusiasts. 5. **Self-Compassion 💖**: Cultivating self-love and understanding that it's okay to have flaws has been a game-changer. Kristin Neff's work on self-compassion has been particularly helpful here. An "aha" moment for me was realizing that my feelings of inadequacy and longing are just that – feelings. They don't define my worth or my capability to create meaningful connections and work. This shift in perception has been liberating. Looking forward to hearing about your journey and experiences! 🌱✨ Thank you for opening this vibrant discussion! 🙏❤️

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