I have tested my personality throughout the years….Myers-Briggs, The New Personality Self-Portrait, and even Horoscopes and the Chinese Zodiac. Why did I find this so fascinating? Because it is all a part of the puzzle of self-knowledge.
Here’s the deal:
I am a Gemini
Zodiac Sign of Gemini
I was born in the Year of the Horse
I am either an ENFP* or an ENTP*…hard to tell
I am Dramatic, Conscientious and Aggressive (with perhaps a touch of the Adventurous)
And I am a Seven in the Enneagram.
Where do I go from here? Who knows? I’m still Thinking and Perceiving. One thing I know for sure, I “get” it this time around. I comprehend that personality is a filter through which we perceive the world, and that it takes awareness and thoughtfulness to examine life around these filters. I also understand that in my path of development I may see things very differently than others. Each person’s filter is a bit different from my own.
If you are interested in the enneagram there are some great blogs going on. Also some fascinating and helpful sites out there:
The Enneagram Institute is full of information.
The Enneagram Playground is a fun way to go about it.
*Extroverting, Intuiting, Feeling, Perceiving or Extroverting, Intuiting, Thinking, Perceiving
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer
Thank you to my teachers, famous and infamous, known well and known virtually, who light the flame within me with their words, their thoughts, and their good spirits which join to shine throughout the world. I could not walk this world alone. And I am never alone when I am a part of this great universe of kindred souls.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth
I look out at the sun rising over the rooftops and am energized by the light.
Yesterday was a grey day that trapped me by the fire. The stalwart leaves that clung to the trees couldn’t withstand the biting wind. How could I?
Today I walk toward the kitchen to make my tea and gasp with joy. The prisms have come out to play.
When the sunlight enters the front window from an exact angle, I am redeemed from the gloom of encroaching winter. Light. Sparkling light. The crystals that hang above my dining room table catch the rays of sunlight and splash them merrily across the wall. They spread color. They spread warmth.
Why is this more magical than a mere sunbeam through the window? Because the crystals magnify light. They plumb rays of sunlight and glorify them.
Can I be magical? Can I spread such light and joy?