68: Keeping It Real On Your Spiritual Path (with Danielle LaPorte)
Best-selling author Danielle LaPorte shares why it's critical to exercise self compassion, self love and self respect as you walk your spiritual path and how we can deepen our devotion and service in this world when we do so.
Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path—From One Seeker to Another, The Fire Starter Sessions and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries. Millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for spirituality.” Danielle is a speaker, a poet, and a painter. In her spare time she is trying to perfect kale chips and hanging out with friends and traveling. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her favorite philosopher, her son.
Nuggets of Wisdom from Danielle:
“Your true nature is luminous.”
“You're the guru. Few and external directions are good but the final say is with you.”
“Happiness is feeling compassion for myself and compassion for other people.”
“I don't spend a lot of time thinking what I could've done differently.”
“This is all about being discerning, and getting to a place of real self love and self-respect.”
“Deepen your devotion in everything you want.”
“Self-love as a concept is really difficult for people to wrap their heads around.”
“The term love, the idea, the notion of philosophy – it's so misused, overused, abused and misunderstood.”
“Compassion is a lot easier for people to wrap their heads around. It's about loving what you want to criticize, and loving yourself when you feel you're most unlovable, and that is when self-love becomes the medicine.”
“Boundaries are essential to being happy and vibrant and well.”
“Find what works for you! If you don't like it find another way! Just experiment, just like food.”
“You must have stillness in your life to be your most powerful self.”
Some of Danielle‘s Favorite Things:
Personal habit: “I meditate everyday.”
Easy meal: “Vegetarian tacos, cauliflower mash.”
Favorite kitchen gadget: “Vitamix”
Dana's Favorite Books: “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life Book by Twyla Tharp” and “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don't by Jim Collins”
Best advice received: “It's not my responsibility to make them feel good.”
Danielle's Happiness Formula:
- “obsessively text my girlfriends”
- “just be with my kid, no phone, and have a conversation”
A Challenge from Danielle:
“My invitation would be to do a list for yourself of all the things that you're doing, to be better, to improve… and stop doing one of those things. Stop doing that one thing that isn't lighting you up, that isn't really getting you results of freedom and joy and vitality.”
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