Preserving Wholeness

The First Agreement

Posted by on Feb 5, 2010 in Preserving Wholeness | 2 comments

I am going to start of our series of discussions on Preserving Wholeness with a story to help us become rooted in the wider context of Life. This story points to “the world behind the world” and the “long-view” β€” two insights that can help re-integrate us when things begin to feel out of balance. The First Agreement There is a mythological story that exists in many cultures throughout the world that speaks to a certain dimension of human life: the drive to become fully ourselves. The African version of it goes something like this: Before we are born, each of us...

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Preserving Wholeness

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Preserving Wholeness | 1 comment

In the last few days I have had the pleasure of attending two workshops, both taught by incredibly insightful teachers in the field of human development. Sandra Maitri, author of The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram and The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues has been a teacher of mine for the past four years. Her workshops have been instrumental in revealing things about my psyche that were previously obscure to me. The other teacher (and author of too many books to name), Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, helped me link together my observations of the the human mind and its internal dynamics with the...

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