|Fundamental truths of human beings have
generated a philosophical catharsis about the
role of the mind confronted to the pure essence.
Finding the inner freedom, understood as “no
need for internal or external dependency for
sustaining peace” will be possible if we find the
necessary tools to know the perfect map that
allows us to get out of our prison.
The Enneagram is a key part of such a map; it explains how our
structure was created, how it trapped us and how it makes us
slaves. The Universal Laws, the Laws of the Practical Life and
Sociology of Evolution, key concepts of the Alchemy of Love,
provide us precious keys for understanding the prison, since they
allow us to understand why we have chosen our ego structure, a
certain enneatype and not another.
This is the general framework of the evolutionary process that
allows a gradual elimination of a system of beliefs based on
suffering, something that has not allowed us to understand the
reason of our fundamental design in scientific, practical and
useful terms. Understanding this should allow us to perform
from our internal love center, expressing our essence and
transcend the limitations imposed by culture and society.
German A. Benavides is an architect, teacher and scholar with
over 32 years of experience. He is a professor at the Valle and San
Buenaventura Universities in Caliifornia, a trainer and facilitator
of processes for human and spiritual development since 2001.
Maria M. Duque is a lawyer, expert in Conciliation and Conflict
Resolution, facilitator of processes for human, personal and
organizational development for 18 years. She is a professor at
the Javeriana University and a trainer of community leaders and
judges for peace.