This week on The Street Dwelling Podcast, Ethan Nichtern discusses the intersection of Buddhism and enneagrams with internationally famend meditation trainer and creator, Susan Piver.
Susan Piver has a world status as an exceptionally skillful meditation trainer. She teaches workshops and speaks on mindfulness, innovation, communication, relationships, and creativity. Susan has been a pupil of Buddhism since 1995, graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004, and was approved to show meditation in 2005. In 2012, she based The Open Coronary heart Venture, the world’s largest online-only meditation middle. Susan can also be a New York Instances bestselling creator. Her latest ebook is . You’ll be able to sustain with Susan on Instagram and Twitter.
Susan Piver discusses how she turned enthralled with enneagrams. An enneagram is actually a character sort. Understanding our enneagram will help us decide what conditions we work greatest in, what type of communicator we’re, and different basic traits. Susan believes that an enneagram is a sort of terma. A terma is an historic Buddhist treasure/method left for future generations to uncover. Mysteriously, there’s not a recognized creator or creator of the 9 enneagrams. Nonetheless, it’s stated that it was first discovered by a Greek man in a cave close to Pakistan. Others have claimed to be educated in enneagrams by archangels or sensible elders. Regardless of the thriller surrounding the origin of the enneagram, many people have heard in regards to the system. If you’re to know your enneagram, there are various free exams on-line.
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The Energies of Enneagram (21:39)
Ennea is the greek prefix for 9. The Enneagram is a circle containing three teams of three energies. Enneagrams 8,9, and 1 make up the intuitive triad. Numbers 2, 3, and 4 are the emotional triad. Lastly, enneagrams 5, 6, and seven are elements of the psychological triad. A great way to see which enneagram you’re is to take a look at your stress response. Do you deal with demanding conditions along with your instinct, feelings, or your ideas? Understanding the place we match throughout the enneagram system will help us examine our sense of self and to know others, equally to the astrological zodiac.
“All of us have all these sorts of intelligence, however for every of us, one in every of them predominates.” – Susan Piver
Enneagrams and Higher Communication (42:10)
In every enneagram, there are issues that we thrive in and issues that we wrestle with. Susan says that in her personal marriage she has seen how these parts have an effect on her communication together with her husband. For instance, as an enneagram 4, Susan actually wants to seek out which means. In arguments, this was her lure. In the meantime, her husband centered on assigning blame. Understanding her pure urge to hunt which means was at disharmony together with her husband’s want to position blame, she determined to first attempt acknowledging every of their errors. Then, they may transfer on to discovering which means. This modified the course of their conversations as a result of she was in a position to converse his language. Realizing your companions’ enneagram will help you open up the channel of communication and adapt to their strengths and weaknesses.
“You could have all of that within the enneagram, the factor that factors to your distinctive brilliance and your distinctive lure. The lure and the brilliance are on a spectrum with one another. Similar to nirvana and samsara are inseparable, the fervour and the advantage are inseparable.” – Susan Piver
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