It’s hard. It’s wrenching. It’s incredibly painful and it’s difficult to feel lightness.
Or to see clearly.
Hanging by a thread can be really disorienting. What you’re going through undeniably sucks.
Listen to me: It’s going to be okay.
You’re going to get through this. You can do it. Baby, you ARE doing it. @DanielleLaPorte (Click to Tweet!)
You’re getting through this. Right now your cells are plumping up and your heart is beating and you have your breath. *In breath. Out breath.* It’s really okay if you have to get that basic about getting through it.
In breath, out breath. Sun’s gonna rise. It’s going to be okay.
Take encouragement from strangers. Like me. Go ahead. Take it. It’s free and I don’t feel karmically entangled. So listen to me: It’s going to be okay.
This will not kill you.
Do you believe in angels? If you don’t, just believe in them for the next twenty fours. There are a hundred thousand angels by your side.
You’re probably feeling devastatingly alone, like an iceberg drifting. No one can hear you cracking. It’s cold. But, just like an iceberg, you have so much beneath the surface. Years of layers and lifetimes of experience and strengths to call on — skills of expanding consciousness that you didn’t even know you had. You will not sink.
People have been through what you’re going through right now. Thousands of them.
Really and truly. Your picture of heartbreak, your strain of pain is part of the human fabric, and that tapestry is holding you like an Eskimo blanket. Other people have survived this and when they got out of the hole, they left a morphogenic popcorn trail out of the pain. You can trace their steps.
It may be hard to believe right now, but not only will it be okay, not only will you get through and over this, you will thrive again. You will be clear and vibrant and INCREDIBLE.
You will not only have more character to pull out at parties and wisdom to offer the world, but you will feel more joy than you think is possible right now.
You may walk with a limp. You may wince when you look back (understandable) you may cry unexpectedly in the bookstore, but you’ll be more alive, and more You. You will be strong. And you will feel a curious sensation of being more useful. And it will feel really, really fantastic.
What you’re going through right now is so difficult.
And it’s going to be okay.
More than okay.
Danielle LaPorte is the creator of The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul — the book that turned into a day planner system, a top iTunes app, and an international workshop program. A Desire Map workshop happens every weekend somewhere in the world. Author of The Fire Starter Sessions and the wildly popular #Truthbomb series, Danielle is also the co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan and co-host of the Beautiful Writer’s Group podcast.
Entrepreneur Magazine calls her “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” A speaker, poet, former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over four million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place online for kick-ass spirituality,” and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes. The Huffington Post named her Twitter feed as one of the “12 of Wisest Twitter Accounts Worth Following.” You can find her @daniellelaporte just about everywhere.