• The testimony of the greatest humans who have ever lived is that the way to make the most of ourselves is by transcending ourselves. We must learn to move beyond self-centeredness to make room within ourselves for others. When you transcend yourself, the fact will be confirmed by the quality of your life. We will attain - even if only momentarily - a transparency and a radiance of being which results from living both within and beyond yourself. This is the promise and the excitement of self-understanding.

    Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson (2000). “Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types”, p.370, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt