The Wisdom of the Enneagram has Changed My Life

I Am So Grateful to the Wisdom of the Enneagram and
How it has Changed My Life

In 2014 and at the age of 41, I was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. I went through months of chemo followed my months of surgeries, then months of complications and hospital stays. I also experienced a divorce in the midst of it. This all changed my life in significant ways, and coming out of that experience it was more important than ever for me to do meaningful work.

I learned about the Enneagram in 2000 and found it to be interesting information and engaged with it more like a hobby. After cancer, I decided to work towards my certification through The Narrative Enneagram. I left the amazing company I had worked with for 15 years as a qualitative researcher and started my own company in 2017. I now work with the same Fortune 1000 companies, but now I do so in a new capacity. I train multi-functional teams on emotional intelligence and empathy, utilizing the Enneagram as the primary framework.

I am so grateful to the wisdom of the Enneagram and how it has changed my life. I feel transformed by the three centers of intelligence. I approach the world in a new way with a three centered check in. I pause to acknowledge my mental faculties, my heart center and how I relate with others and my gut/body center by sensing in my body. One of the greatest gifts that cancer and the Enneagram have given me is how I have been moved to treat myself as a best friend and with immense compassion. Being aware of my patterns and catching myself in the act has not only improved my life but also my relationships.

I am so grateful for this new way of experiencing myself, others, and the world, and for the peace and miracles that the present moment provides.

Christy Kennedy

Author: AEA

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