Spiritual glamour-pusses. Messiah complexes. Flexibility. And that time I sat in a circle of dignitaries sharing the spiritual names that their gurus and shamans bestowed on them. Except I didn’t HAVE a spiritual name, so I introduced myself as “Danielle.” Did the job.

The ego is extra trippy when you bring in “spirituality.” If we want other people to see us as “evolved” (kind, community-focused, good…) then we’ll never be authentic. Or relaxed. Opinions are huge distractions from personal truth.

Real growth comes from internal inspiration, not external motivation.

In this podcast episode, I’m talking about stages of spiritual maturity.

Wanting to be spiritually admired is very different than being spiritually admirable.

Let’s go there. With LOVE.

With 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.