“The experience of needing to change what we think is inherently wrong with ourselves is deeply rooted in the personality structure.
The experience of the great loss [for each type] leads to the embedded experience of being inadequate. And there’s some truth to the feeling of inadequacy.
Remember that the personality structure is trying to replicate our awakened qualities, which it doesn’t have the capacity to accomplish.
So, it’s true that the personality structure—or the ego itself—is inadequate in creating the authentic experience of true nature.
It can’t give you what you’re looking for. It will always leave you hungering for something different, something more. This is one of the great paradoxes of our lives. However, there’s nothing inadequate about your authentic nature. It will always be a source of truth, nourishment, and astonishment.”
Excerpts from the book, “Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature,” by Roxanne Howe-Murphy.