Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.Viktor E. Frankl
It is easier to forgive someone for failing to act (the sin of omission) than to forgive someone for acting wrongly (the sin of commission).
The goal of the Enneagram is not to reinforce the ego pattern of your number but to act from the shape’s center—to adopt each number’s essential quality according to what a particular moment in time requires of you.
Just because something has happened in the past doesn’t mean it will happen again.
There is importance to belonging, to being a part of something, to transcending the absorption of the self.
Not everything has to be exciting or inspiring or creatively stimulating—nor should it be. Life is a full spectrum of moods and modes.
The waves of time build and recede, then wash over everything. True patience is wading through its swells with the faith that storms pass. They reappear cyclically, yet they always pass.