The Journey Toward Wholeness

Enneagram Wisdom for Stress, Balance, and Transformation

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Pub Date 02 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 02 Dec 2021

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In everything from health care and politics to technology and economics, we are experiencing feelings of loss, anger, and anxiety. In the Enneagram's wisdom, our number determines how we respond. We automatically move to another number when we're feeling stress and to yet another when we're feeling secure. Such moves may help us feel better temporarily but don't last. For those who want to dive deeper into Enneagram wisdom, expert teacher Suzanne Stabile opens the concept of three Centers of Intelligence: thinking, feeling, and doing. When we learn to manage these centers, each for its intended purpose, we open a path to reducing fear, improving relationships, growing spiritually, and finding wholeness. Drawing on the dynamic stability of the Enneagram, she explains each number's preferred and repressed Center of Intelligence and its role in helping us move toward internal balance. Using brief focused chapters, this book provides what we need to deal with the constant change and complexity of our world to achieve lasting transformation in our lives.

In everything from health care and politics to technology and economics, we are experiencing feelings of loss, anger, and anxiety. In the Enneagram's wisdom, our number determines how we respond. We...


Advance Praise

"Long before the Enneagram was a buzzword at parties, church staff retreats, and neighborhood gathering spots, Suzanne Stabile was studying the Enneagram and sharing her insights with others. In The Journey Toward Wholeness, perhaps her most ambitious project to date, she wove her love of a good story with her passion for the Enneagram and produced a work that students and practitioners alike will find both readable and challenging. The Journey Toward Wholeness moves beyond the traditional topics that fascinate Enneagram enthusiasts—relationships and endless descriptions of our various and predictable personality traits—to explore some of the weightier dynamics of this tool, offering both a hope and a challenge: Are we willing to abandon our habitual ways of showing up in the world to become more fully human as a gift to the world?"

-Teresa McBean, executive director of the National Association for Christian Recovery and pastor of Northstar Community

"There are true voices of wisdom in the Enneagram field, and Suzanne Stabile is such a person. In The Journey Toward Wholeness she places the Enneagram in its correct context—that of healing, of transformation, and of integrating the different aspects of our psyches. Suzanne brings tremendous experience in working with this material and in seeing what aspects of it truly help others. This wonderful book offers clear and accessible insight into the inner workings of our souls. It gives kind and steady guidance on how we can more consciously cooperate with grace and create more balanced, compassionate, and authentically spiritual lives. I suspect this book will be treasured by Enneagram students for many years to come."

-Russ Hudson, author of The Enneagram: Nine Gateways to Presence and coauthor of The Wisdom of the Enneagram

"The Journey Toward Wholeness moves us beyond our common overidentification with Enneagram type by leading us into a greater understanding of who we have the innate capacity to become as a whole and integrated person. Through expanded Enneagram teaching, poignant stories, challenging questions, and relevant best practices, Suzanne Stabile expertly guides us in the truth that life can be wildly complex, but that does not mean it needs to be complicated."

-Jerome D. Lubbe, author of The Brain-Based Enneagram: You Are Not a Number

"During a time when the popularity of the Enneagram is unprecedented and sound bites are plentiful, the depth of this ancient wisdom is often overlooked. Suzanne Stabile, using her uncommon understanding of the Enneagram, coupled with her gift of synchronicity and a deep appreciation for storytelling, offers The Journey Toward Wholeness. It will be a treasured companion for those who seek the kind of spiritual transformation that will add both peace and goodness to their own lives and to the world around them."

-Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation

"Long before the Enneagram was a buzzword at parties, church staff retreats, and neighborhood gathering spots, Suzanne Stabile was studying the Enneagram and sharing her insights with others. In The...


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