Episode 31

Published on:

7th Apr 2023

The Six Qualities of the Mind (Part 1)

In this episode of the Awareness to Action Enneagram podcast, Mario Sikora, María José Munita and Seth "Creek" Creekmore start their discussion about awareness and the six qualities of the mind. They start by defining what awareness is and the process from awareness authenticity into action. They also break down the six qualities of the mind, starting with the beginner’s mind, the focused mind and the noticing mind. 

“The value of self-awareness is to give us the ability to course correct.” -Mario [09:54]

I think that when you’re aware, there’s always a decision to continuing to be aware, to pay attention to something.” -María José [12:28

“Something that my housemate started using that I kind of adopted is ‘I’m just pushing the pan around the palette right now. I’m just seeing what does it look like.’” -Creek [21:04]


[00:01] Intro

[01:28] Defining awareness

[07:18] Self-awareness vs awareness

[10:31] The act of being aware

[12:38] The six qualities of the mind

[13:43] The beginner’s mind

[16:24] Cultivating and expressing the beginner’s mind

[24:00] The concept of the Dunning–Kruger effect

[24:46] The focused mind

[26:46] Exercise to practice focused mind

[31:26] These qualities don’t work in isolation

[32:53] The noticing mind

[35:53] What to expect in the next episode

[36:28] 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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Mario Sikora

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