5 Strategies to Grow with the Enneagram

Interview by
Dr. Chad Prevost
Dr. Shelley Prevost
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In this episode

The Enneagram is so much more than a typology. It is so much more than a static symbol. In fact, the Enneagram is a living, breathing, dynamic process-driven system to self-observation and self-understanding. It helps you to understand yourself ("Know Thyself") at deeper level much faster than you ever could without it. It helps you to understand others.

In today's episode, Shelley and Chad cover five proven approaches to going beyond just knowing your number. Knowing your number is a start, but then what about it?

We discuss the concept and approach to (1) self-observation and why it's mission critical to begin here. Then, we hit on (2) centers of intelligence, (3) wings, (4) arrows, and (5) the passions and virtues as ways to integrate your understanding. Today's episode helps direct to patterns of conscious growth and to escape from your habitual and ingrained personality patterns that keep you stuck.

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Our Discussion

2:15--The growth paths we're going to cover today

3:30--Self-observation is key to everything we teach

4:20--And you can't know yourself until you see yourself

5:00--We are machines

8:04--Definition of Self-Observation

14:38--Centers of Intelligence discused

21:14--Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one's being, but by integrating the contraries

23:03--The moment everyone's been waiting for: wings

28:34--The arrows can direct you in terms of big moves in your growth

33:49--We also need to be filling up our knowledge bank, as well as what we're learning about ourselves

34:18--Discussing the passions and the virtues

Guest Speakers

Shelley Prevost, Chad Prevost

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We mention the book In Search of the Miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky