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Enneagram Type Four: Feeling is Being

By hhavlick / September 1, 2014 / 2 Comments

I read an interview with Taylor Swift in which she said, “You are what you feel.” That statement, coupled with her notorious relationship woes and her ability to turn personal experience into relatable hit songs, makes me fairly certain that…

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Enneagram Type Three: The Need to Succeed

By hhavlick / August 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

As we continue the journey around the Enneagram symbol, we arrive at Type Three: The Achiever, The Performer, The Success Story. American culture is set up to reward Threes because our nation is a Three nation. America was built to…

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Enneagram Type Two: Love That is Only Sort of Love

By hhavlick / August 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

Last week, we looked at Enneagram Type One, so on we go around the dial to Type Two, also called the The Helper, The Servant or The Caretaker. Those terms all sound nice, don’t they? These roles are valued and…

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Let’s Go: Enneagram Type One

By hhavlick / August 11, 2014 / 2 Comments

Before we get into a specific Enneagram Type, I want to make a clarification. My long-time friend Greg R. asked me some great questions about my last post that helped me see how some of what I said either could…

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True Self vs. Personality

By hhavlick / August 4, 2014 / 1 Comment

Note: This post is a longish one for me, and it contains some information that may seem a bit heady. I promise you, though, that learning this critical information is worth the effort. Before I move on to detail each…

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Getting Centered

By hhavlick / July 28, 2014 / 9 Comments

In my last post, I wrote about the three Centers of Intelligence, or ways of processing the world. Wendy Appel, in her book InsideOut Enneagram, expands on that idea: “Robert Cooper, of Stanford Business School, points out that we have…

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Gut, Head or Heart: Where is Your Center?

By hhavlick / July 16, 2014 / 6 Comments

Let’s take a deeper dive into the Enneagram now, into its structure. This is good foundational information, but it may seem like a lot’s coming at you initially if you’re not familiar with it. Please bear with the unfamiliarity of…

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The Enneagram: What it Is, What it Isn’t and Where it Takes You

By hhavlick / June 28, 2014 / 4 Comments

I was surprised to meet resistance in the Christian community when I began to talk about the Enneagram. I discovered there are all sorts of rumors and fallacies floating about. One person who is quite intelligent and whom I respect…

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An Invitation to Ego Death

By hhavlick / June 13, 2014 / 3 Comments

I was 400 words into a post contemplating why I so despise and am bad at the multitude of spreadsheets my life currently requires. It was called “(Ego) Death By Spreadsheet.” I found, though, that I couldn’t finish it. Sure,…

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Life is Suffering…Well, Sort Of

By hhavlick / May 26, 2014 / 3 Comments

The first time I heard the phrase “Life is suffering,” I immediately balked. “Not my life!” I thought. “My life is awesome, full of joy and people I love.” It seemed a rather gloomy, even nihilistic, sentiment. Now that I…

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Quick Start Guide to Centering Prayer

This short guide gives you the essentials for learning to be still and quiet before God so you can hear his voice and feel his love in a deeper way.

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