A choice you make that came with some struggle. To let go. To jump in. To shift your perspective. You did it. You made the call.
How do you know if you’re at peace with it?
You’re at peace with it.
Or you’re not.
There’s not a lot of in between. “Peaceful” doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve gotten to a state of excitement or delight about a situation. Peace is the clarity that brings calm—no matter what’s going on. So… you can be at peace with risk, with sorrow, with the hard work that needs to be done.
Peace doesn’t always dissolve the weightiness of things, but it gives you the resolve to carry what you must and put down the rest. @DanielleLaPorte (Click to Tweet!)
You may move in and out of states of peace. On Monday you might feel all cool and at ease with a situation, and that’s real. And then on Tuesday, feelings might arise that disturb your peace. That’s okay. Choose the thinking that will get you back to inner peace. If you keep doing that, the peace gets deeper and less shakeable.
Even if it’s just one day at a time, when it comes to being at peace, you’re either in or you’re out.
You’ll know it when you get there.
May we all get there.
Only ever Love,
Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 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. Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.” A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son. You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.