Episode 54

Published on:

12th Sep 2023

The ATA Debrief of the Ego/Essence Conversation

In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita and Seth "Creek" Creekmore debrief and critique their last two episodes about the concept of ego and essence.

“I think that’s why in some ways, I’m like if you really want to use essence, at least use it where you’re not leaning on those mentalities of thinking that you’re done, thinking that there is a point where you don’t have to deal with your type structure, with trauma, with nature, nurture, all those sort of things.” -Creek [13:49]

I do believe that what you’re saying, it’s meaningful for everyone in their personal journeys as well as their work challenges. It can be really deep, but if we use these big words, which we don’t know what they mean, we’re just fooling ourselves.” -María José [23:56]

“I can understand why people would see what I said as simplistic, but that’s only if you think I think that it’s something that happens once and you’re done. The reality is it’s something that you need to be doing all the time.” -Mario [26:04]


[00:01] Intro

[01:44] María José’s initial thoughts

[04:09] Useful insights

[05:48] Campaign in poetry and in prose

[09:32] Essence is a word of art in philosophy

[14:47] Human qualities

[18:36] There could be more disagreement

[24:18] Personal growth is not simple

[31:33] Doing the work

[37:23] Outro

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The Awareness to Action Enneagram Podcast
Mario Sikora, Maria Jose Munita and Seth Creekmore exploring the Enneagram through the Awareness to Action model. Giving you simple, precise and effective tools to use in your own becoming

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