as part of my 'grab some time just for myself' thing this weekend,
(see post below)
i curled in with some books and just did some reading.
i'm a big big fan of the enneagram.
i'm also really picky about which books to read on this subject.
the authors riso and hudson are the ones i really enjoy.
so i started another one of theirs called 'understanding the enneagram.'
to go along with the one called 'personality types' that i adore.
this one's got a section called 'personality, essence and spirituality' which
totally thrills me as it takes the personality stuff to the next level.
i read this and just held it for a bit -
'We do not move beyond human nature but beyond our delusions about ourselves
and about reality. Living in Essence becomes a matter of seeing through our ego and,
in so doing, of discovering and maturing our truest self. The search for Essence is not
an escape from life but the reverse: a commitment on our most profound level of
consciousness to participate in our own creation.'
i just love this.
and honestly, just the first sentence about moving beyond our delusions -
that in itself makes me gasp.
when i read stuff like this i get really excited.
i feel like they understand what i want to do and are helping me figure it out.
they're guiding me and encouraging me.
that is such a good good feeling.
somewhere in there they mentioned that there's no finish line,
that the deeper we go, the deeper we go.
i like that too.
it's a cool little tidbit to take into a new week.....