We can soapbox, we can motivate, we can even convince people to see and do things our way.

But even if someone chooses the more “evolved action” you’re suggesting, it doesn’t mean that they’ve just taken an evolutionary leap.

We make choices from the level of consciousness that we’re at.

Wholeness isn’t as much about the choice—it’s about what’s inspiring the choice.

Two people could make the same choice for very different reasons. One could be motivated by fear, the other could be coming from Love.

So, if someone is vibing low, convincing them to choose your option doesn’t necessarily raise them up to a higher level of thinking and being.

Wisdom is earned. It’s the benefit of clearing out illusions. We do that clearing by living more reflective, mindful lives—and a lot of letting go.

So… maybe we just need to practice what we preach and hope for the best. We each have to get there on our own.



Bless it all—every path and how each of us walks it.

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.