In Deep Living, Dr. Roxanne Howe-Murphy illuminates the stunning and paradoxical mechanisms through which our personalities unconsciously take each of us in exactly the opposite direction of our deepest nature. The result is a seemingly unsolvable inner divide.
Offering a radically compassionate, rare, and mature approach to personal change, Dr. Howe-Murphy integrates the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram with presence-based practices for everyday living and unexpected healing processes, to transform how we see and experience ourselves and the world around us.
By shifting where we put our attention, our innate and evolutionary capacity for the deep intelligence of presence grows, and we move toward our soul's true longing and purpose. Tapping into our direct, in-the-moment experience leads us from a distorted sense of self and others to an authentic connection with what's true. By doing so, we move:
- from inner inadequacy to real inner authority
- from struggle to real inner peace
- from being in the grip of personality to real inner liberation
Used wisely, the Enneagram is a map of nine profound journeys from separateness to wholeness and love. In Deep Living, readers will find the reflection of their particular true nature.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The journey inward can be daunting and scary. It is not for the faint of heart. Deep Living is written with such humility and compassion that you are invited into the journey with hope and excitement from the first page. Roxanne describes our emptiness and inner divide and sets us on the path to freedom using clear language we can all understand. She takes us on a difficult and complex journey using simple terms but without any of the weight of the content being watered down. Wanting to be deeply seen by others and to deeply see others in my life required a new perspective. Deep Living is the road map to the paradigm shift necessary for this process to unfold. The sense of relief and the hope I felt after reading this book is affirming and inspiring. If you are wanting to understand yourself, why you do the things you do; if you are wanting to understand others, why they do the things they do, read Deep Living. Whether you're new to this journey or have been on the path for years, this book will support you as you navigate your relationships with yourself and others.