A place for those with the type five enneastyle to discuss personal growth.
Rumi Poem | Type 5
Open your hands
If you want to be held
Why is this an important poem for type Fives to use for reflection? Fives appear as if they need very little from others and their environments. It has been said that type Fours and type Fives are the most sensitive to a sense of existential abandonment, with Fours having “wet abandonment” and Fives having “dry abandonment.” In other words, Fours feel abandoned and weep about it, whereas Fives deal with their sense of abandonment without tears. Deep inside, however, Fives want engagement with others and deep connection; this is the meaning of the poem.
A place for those with the type four enneastyle to discuss personal growth.
Rumi Poem | Type 4
You are not a drop in the ocean
You are the entire ocean in a drop
Why is this an important poem for type Fours to use for reflection? Fours are continuously searching for deeper, profound and unending experience and connections, and when this does not occur – for example, being out of real contact with themselves or feeling separated from others – they become distressed, sad, and/or angry. Part of this is based on their feeling of being insignificant, not-enough, and/or deficient. This poem illuminates that which is more true, if they only knew it.
A place for those with the type three enneastyle to discuss personal growth.
Rumi Poem | Type 3
That which is false troubles the heart
But truth brings joyous tranquility
Why is this an important poem for type Threes to use for reflection? The Threes’ passion, aka their vice, is deceit. However, this version of deceit essentially means self-deceit: that is, believing that which conforms to and confirms your idealized self and disowning that which does not. Because the passion of deceit forms in the Heart Center, the Threes’ passion creates an emotional falsity that troubles the heart. But truth is a different story. What is your truth?
A place for those with the type two enneastyle to discuss personal growth.
Rumi Poem | Type 2
Love yourself completely
Return to the root of your own soul
Why is this an important poem for type Twos to use for reflection? Twos – at least, most Twos – are adept at showing love for others and do so continually. However, self-love is harder to do because the Twos’ focus is on the external and how others respond to them, not on their intrinsic self-valuing, which is an internal exploration. Experiencing the root of one’s own soul requires a deep inner journey and the ability to self-love and self-care without attention to the responses of others. Go there!
A place for those with the type one enneastyle to discuss personal growth.
Rumi Poem | Type 1
If you are irritated by every rub
How will you be polished?
Why is this an important poem for type Ones to use for reflection? Ones search for serenity and acceptance, yet their ego structure has them think that it is their job to notice mistakes, big and small, and to correct them. This is an endless task and takes them far from the tranquility for which they yearn.
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(How could you) let yourself be silently pulled by the stronger pull of what you truly love?-Rumi
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