This question comes from Michael B:
What do you do when you are in a transitional season in life and feel like you have nothing to offer?
Let me ask you this back, Michael: What if “having nothing to offer” isn’t a problem at all?
Our culture confuses productivity-output-achievement with self-worth.
I grew up on a farm. There are seasons where the land is left to go fallow. The soil is left unseeded so that it can regenerate. An uninformed person might ask, “Why aren’t you utilizing that field, making a profit?” Because it’s not always the season to make profits.
Rest. Regenerate. Do what it takes to be well. Allowing this space is an act of love to yourself… and therefore to Life. And when the season comes to kick it into gear—what you have to offer will be that much more effective, useful, and right on time. Trust your rhythms.
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.