Karma. Dharma. Downward-facing dog.
Manifestation. Recapitulations. Sweating for your God.
It’s never too late for 108… mantraahhhs.
Ommm—we’re all just tryin’ to get home.
Looking so hard to find our passion,
but the best self-help is… self-compassion.
It’s not HOW we practice—it’s WHY.
Every prostration, scripture, tincture, and test
is not about being the best
or who you please.
We practice for times like these.
you do not need to be forgiving—until you need to forgive.
You don’t need nerves of steel…
until your every last nerve has been taxed, and
you do not need Faith… until your optimism has been maxed.
Even when we are very aware of our privileged sanctuary,
we have to question if there is more to reality.
We could coast through with good manners and kindness,
but we have to stand up with disruptive definitions
of love and progress.
And this is why we practice…
whether you are a whole-hearted lightworker or
you are in denial of the grace that carries you through,
the day will most certainly come when you will be
struck with what life needs to show you.
It can come in tiny, tearing heartbreaks as you walk through your city,
or it can come in the form of a political regime that makes you want to scream,
Have some decency?
Let’s just call it. The time is… NOW.
And this is why we practice.
We are being called on to expand…
to make it right with our inextinguishable light.
You will be interrupted on your way to success,
as you fly away from fear
you will be asked—I’m asking you now—
who you are and why you are here.
And this… this is why we practice.
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.