It’s always a good time to let go of whatever is holding you back. Here are some gentle sweeping micro monumental suggestions.
I give up: Judgements that keep me separate from other humans. Doubt in the unfolding—all the doubts that I’ve ever had about The Infinite embracing me. Every single one of them. I give them up twice. And any and all resistance to Love. Dissolved.
I give up attack, arrogance and stifling fear. (My ego is quivering.) I give up being too serious. I give up my lineage. Yes, even that. May we all be free.
I give up second-guessing that I deserve respect.
Fear of being disliked? Significantly reduced. Perceived lack of deserving? Bye. Seven hundred times, goodbye. Worthy.
I give up losing my sense of humour when I could use it to turn everything around in a sweet second. Because, come on, it’s usually pretty funny.
I give up that gross-whelmed feeling that comes after you read most women’s magazine—of being too fat, too short, too normal, too frizzy, too hungry, and generally not well-lit everywhere I go.
I give up staying up too late because I think I owe something more to the day that I just gave my everything to. I give up being down on myself because I still harbour some resentment. I think I’ll just give up the resentment.
I give up allergies, checking just one more email, going too long without eating, and over-working.
I give up working within the exploitive ideologies of capitalism that are fed to us from all directions. I will do it for the love, and I will do it lovingly.
I give up the only impulse that ever gets me in trouble: the drive to strive, to earn my place, like, ON THE PLANET. Because I am really here. Chosen. And I’m not giving up.
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.