LOVE It's the essence of our being. Without it, anything we think, feel or do means nothing. This is why it's so important we start with loving ourselves SO that we can love others better. It's easier said than done. Here are some ways each Enneagram Type can show compassion towards themselves so that you can love others better.
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LOVE by Enneagram Type Enneagram Type 1 Love yourself by quieting your inner critic and naming it and releasing it's control so that you can love others better by showing empathy rather than judgement which will go a long way Enneagram Type 2 Love yourself by helping yourself as you help others so that you can love others better by serving from a place of abundance which will be appreciated Enneagram Type 3 Love yourself by being authentic so that you can love others better by giving others your real self (that's who they want to know anyway) Enneagram Type 4 Love yourself by accepting your whole self so that you can love others better by seeing others unique creativity as an invitation not a source of envy Enneagram Type 5 Love yourself by getting in touch with your feelings so that you can love others better by showing others affection and connecting Enneagram Type 6 Love yourself by trusting yourself and your decisions so that you can love others better by trusting others and believing they have good intentions Enneagram Type 7 Love yourself by being still, and focus and go deep with your emotions so that you can love others better by being present with who you are with Enneagram Type 8 Remove that outer shell you think protects your soft heart so that you can love others better by showing others your strength by being vulnerable Enneagram Type 9 Love yourself by remembering that your needs are worthy and valuable so that you can love others better by setting the example of self-compassion which will be contagious.
Loving others as you love yourself will create empathy and compassion in all your relationships, especially the one with yourself. Not sure you are ready to do the work of self-compassion? Sign up here for a FREE 30 minute consultation and see how coaching can help.