Photo by alain agapit from Pexels The Resources There has been lots of boatie talk in our fair city recently, and although I don't really have any sea legs or much of an idea about skippering and sailing skills I do know a good metaphor when I see one. How's it going? From plain sailing to total shipwreck; … Continue reading Come sailing
Image by TeeFarm from Pixabay The resources This week's book - well, one of them - was The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. It was written pre-pandemic, when gathering was something we could take for granted. We know better now. So it was really interesting to explore the art of gathering at a time … Continue reading The me and the we
shoes by Vincent Van Goch, image from Open Culture The resources I have been reading a book by Buddhist author Sharon Salzberg called REAL CHANGE and I found her exploration of the difference between empathy and compassion very helpful as I continue to engage with acceptance as a practice. Empathy is the capacity and willingness … Continue reading A little bit of E and C
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash The resources In my extensive summer reading I particularly enjoyed Jesus Today, a book written by South African Albert Nolan, who gives a refreshingly non-US/Euro slant to his reflections on what it means to follow in Jesus' Way. There was much I appreciated about the book and one of … Continue reading Like a child….A is for Acceptance.
Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash The resources As I have been dipping in and out of enneagram resources over the last few months I have noticed three threads that seem to be worth pulling a bit more. Firstly, the descriptors of the nine types often offer stories of what it's like to be a … Continue reading A practice of care-full attention
I am settling into 2021 with a selection of books I am so excited to read that I am having trouble choosing where to start. Lucky me! This afternoon I am in my study, sorting things out, doing a little work, browsing through my shelves, reflecting on the past year and what lies ahead - … Continue reading New. Now.
Photo by Meg Jerrard on Unsplash The resources As you read through the descriptions of the types, you may have found a few that sounded like they might be you. Many people take a while to figure out which type is really their home style, so if you aren't yet convinced that the descriptors have … Continue reading Following the clues
Photo by Elisabeth Wales on Unsplash The Resources The nine type descriptions function as archetypes, giving us broad brush stroke icons of the styles. You can find a good resource to read up on each of the types at the enneagram institute. It is helpful if you have narrowed down which number you think you … Continue reading More clues for finding your type
image from wikimedia commons The resources Personality- the mask and the method One of the themes that arose for me from our slow engagement with the Grace in Aging book was this whole idea of getting behind and underneath the stories we tell about others, about ourselves and to ourselves. Again and again author Suzanne … Continue reading Exploring the Enneagram
The resources The more or less final chapter of the Grace in Aging is about commitment. If you are like me, you'll have memories of youth camps with 'commitment talk' nights where the speaker told a story that ended in a stark and crucial choice. The choice made that night meant the difference between eternal … Continue reading Commit to the sit