Hard to do with amazing results …….
A republished interview – the first offering in a new series and project – The Listening Project. Stay tuned.
Hope you enjoy and employ the teaching from my interview with Jeanne Haskel, Enneagram Teacher, Coach and Consultant
Jeanne, at the end of each of our ENNEAGRAM classes, you have us do an inquiry reflecting one of the 9 types we are learning about. I’ve found it powerful on several levels. I’d love to ask you a few questions about the purpose, benefits ….
CAN YOU GIVE US AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT INQUIRY IS?
This is a process of exploring your consciousness, opening to Higher Mind, a way of inquiring into what you come into contact with within yourself in that moment of inquiry. When you simply inquire with your mind, all you’ll get is more mental understanding. If you want to move to the deeper levels, this process of inquiry helps you to experience the connection between the body, mind, and heart. It’s about being curious about what you find. It is not aimed at getting to a certain insight. You turn the flashlight on and you don’t know what it’s going to land on. There is a natural process of unwinding that will begin to happen that can transform us.
WHERE DID THIS TECHNIQUE ORIGINATE?
WHEN I AM THE LISTENER, I FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO LISTEN ATTENTIVELY. I WANTED TO USE A VISUAL OR VERBAL RESPONSE. REALLY HARD AS I LOVE TO REFLECT AND ENCOURAGES. WHY IS THIS “NON-RESPONSE” SO IMPORTANT.
Yes, I highly recommend The Unfolding Now: Realizing Your True Nature through the Practice of Presence, by A.H. Almaas.
Jeanne, thanks for sharing this with us. I can’t wait for the next class – of course, you are a great resource and, if you live in Vermont, I recommend you take one of Jeanne courses. Visit Jeane Haskell.