Grieving a loss is natural and healthy. In my personal experience, including my place in the world as a pastor’s wife, I am stunned by our cultural inability to grieve openly and honestly and in an overall healthy way. Because of my life’s work with the Enneagram, I am intuitively aware that we all grieve in different ways. However, the behavior associated with grief is likely to be Number specific and personality type plays a significant role in where a person is likely to be stuck in the grieving process. It is to our advantage to learn what we can, using the wisdom of the Enneagram, so that we can grieve in ways that are life giving, enhancing our ability to accept loss and enabling us to keep moving forward.
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