so I have been re-reading about Gurdjieff. He is the one who introduced the Enneagram to Europe after he had spent time with Sufi mystics in Afghanistan and areas in the Middle East. He had a friend who was a dervish, as in whirling dervish. Gurdjieff saw the Enneagram as something always in motion. What this tells me now is, don’t stop moving. keep dancing. Even if you are alone in your home like so many of us, keep dancing. Even if, like me, you are getting old and your joints don’t work so well anymore, keep dancing, even if all you can do is tap your feet or make designs with your hands in the air, keep dancing. Even if all you can do is dream of dancing. Do it. Let your dream life come alive in ways your waking life can’t right now. Keep moving. Into new spiritual places, into new spiritual levels. Let your inner being expand in a way that it couldn’t before. And like in the writing that Caryn shared, be alive in a new way in this new world.
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Nancy, this is so thoughtful! What a good reminder to stay embodied and not dwell too long in thought or emotion. It seems like whatever enneagram strategies we may utilize, our bodies still need to celebrate and express the aliveness they carry.