The aggression animating our superego, then, is at its core the vibrant and effulgent energy of the id. It is the energy of our aliveness and vitality, filtered through this psychological structure. Rather than having this energy accessible to us, when it is turned against us in this way we become inhibited, tense, anxious, depressed. This is the fuel we need to power our spiritual journey. This is the energy that propels the dynamism of our soul, allowing us to expand beyond our familiar sense of reality. It is the energy of love and desire for union with the Divine, articulated so beautifully in the poetry of the fourteenth-century Sufi mystic, Jelaluddin Rumi.

Sandra Maitri, The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home