The word ‘hospitality’ is commonly used in the restaurant, or hotel industry. It comes from an Old French word that is related to ‘hospital’ – a place where people are given excellent care! At its root understanding is the idea of being an ‘excellent host, who provides friendliness to guests!’
The Enneagram is an ancient study of the nine different types of people. They are our family, friends, students, co-workers and team mates. The Enneagram helps us understand our predisposition towards certain behaviors, or what motivates us toward certain actions. Building thriving relationships requires mutual understanding and respect. Becoming a student of human personalities can provide huge benefits across all of our relationships.
There is an old Yiddish proverb that says; “What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.” Good physical hygiene should lead us to pick up a bar of soap each day to give our bodies a thorough cleaning. Is it possible that laughter can have a cleansing, therapeutic impact on us that leaves us feeling clean at a soul level?
Fasting has been called a ‘disciplined abstinence!’ The words ‘discipline’ and ‘abstinence’ don’t typically inspire most people! Freedom and indulgence seem to be words that better captivate our imagination; yet these former words are the precursor to a disappointing life. Saying “no” to ourselves is actually really good for us!