In the northern hemisphere, autumn, with its beautiful changing leaves falling effortlessly from stately trees, is a time for reflection on letting go. As the days shorten, we are also reminded of the passing of time, and a time for everything.
With this reflection, I want to share with you my decision to begin to wind down my teaching schedule. As many of you know, I had my second open-heart surgery to replace a valve in July 2014. I continue in my healing journey, but progress has been slow, and travel has become more difficult. I have been in a process of discernment of what’s the right balance for me, as I continue to value being engaged with all of you in the Enneagram Narrative Community.
Over the coming year, I will be traveling less to allow more time for writing and to be with my sweetheart Judy. I also look forward to teaching more locally, and to being available for podcasts and other special programs.
One of the greatest joys in my life has been getting to know and work with so many of you over the past decades. I can’t believe it’s been 27 years since Helen Palmer and I started the Enneagram Professional Training Program to train and certify Enneagram teachers in the Narrative Tradition. It’s remarkable what has happened since! We didn’t have a five-year plan, and we didn’t plan on expanding our teaching to 16 countries. We just wanted to set standards out in the field.
Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) transitioned to an educational nonprofit in 2011. I have full confidence that ESNT will continue to hold the torch and structure in sharing our mission of transforming lives and creating more compassionate world. We are all moving forward, and I am deeply honored to be a part of that evolution. And finally, enjoy my website, www.drdaviddaniels.com, as it has so much valuable information with more to come.