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Its a Wonderful Life
on June 30, 2000
Any successful pilgramage requires that the traveler have knowledge of both the destination and of the path to be traveled in order to arrive at the destination. As a clinical psychotherapist, I have come to realize that this is especially true of the pilgramage to becoming fully alive! There are some incredibly helpful resources in religion, philosophy and psychology that give us insight into what being fully alive looks like. They detail the essense of this way of being and do it in such a way that something deep within us stirs with recognition. This stir of recognition moves us to know that there is "MORE" to us than we are. Unfortunately, these resources most often leave us frustrated in the learch between recognition and actualization. They help us recognize the "what", but give little insight into "how" to get there. Other resources point us in our search to "The Destination." Unfortunately, they fundamentally operate from the perceptual framework that believes we do not need an apriori recognition/validation of the destination. If we just "do it this way" and "take these steps down this path", then we will recognize the destination when we get there. Both resources are important, but incomplete.
The "Wisdom of the Enneagram" provides both. The pilgram who reads and uses this "complete atlas" of the soul will find their recognition stirring within and their path unfolding before them. If caring for the Soul, yours and that of others,is for you, the path you travel, then The Wisdom of the Enneagram IS "the" essential! It clearly and concisely details the landscape of the Soul. Theoretically sophisticated and practically useable, it equipts the reader to DO the work, which sets us free to truly BE.