Suzanne Stabile is an internationally recognized Enneagram master, teacher, and author. Today, Suzanne shares her story of finding the Enneagram, how she studied it for years without teaching, and answers your questions. Suzanne grew up being exposed to many spiritual practices and that shows in her openness to them. Suzanne explains exactly what the Enneagram is, why you should not rely on it exclusively, and how it can help your relationships.
Please listen and share Suzanne’s story!
Stories Suzanne shared:
- Founder of Life in the Trinity ministries with her husband
- Growing up in the panhandle of Texas with kind, Christian parents in the United Methodist church
- Joining the Roman Catholic church and why it was attractive
- Being exposed at a young age to many spiritual practices
- Discovering the Enneagram with Richard Rohr
- How the Enneagram helps us understand ourselves
- What the Enneagram is designed for and how it helps us
- Whether the Enneagram changes
- Suzanne answers your questions about Enneagram
Great quotes from Suzanne:
Every day, at 67 and 71, we get up and ask ourselves the question what is ours to do today, and what is the next right thing for us to do, and what would God have us to do.
When people begin to commit themselves to a deeper spiritual journey, the first two things that happen are they run into the fact that they don’t like themselves. And the Enneagram helps you get over that. And the second thing is struggles with family of origin and with other people. And the Enneagram helps you get over that.
I can’t fall in love with a God that I’m afraid of.
The idea that we are conditionally loved by God is a contributor to conditionally loving other people.
Resources mentioned during episodes (Amazon affiliate links which pay me a small commission if you use them):
- The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships and the The Path Between Us Study Guide
- The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery and the The Road Back to You Study Guide
- The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves by Curt Thompson