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The Begging Bowl: a poem for love

If I let go of my doubt, then I need to fill the space with Faith.


I want to watch my humiliation turn into medicine.
I want to turn my pain over and over like wood on a lathe
until it’s a bowl that I will serve you edible flowers from.

It’s mercy that makes art of these agonies.
And finally learning that eventually,
we will all beg for love,
proudly.


 

PS: Spread the love—proudly. Press send. xo

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If I let go of my doubt, then I need to fill the space with Faith.
Eventually, we will all beg for love—proudly.

 

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Imagine being better than ever. For reals.

I was on the phone with a friend who was in the middle of a healing crisis. She was suffering and tired, and so very tired of the suffering.

I pulled out the strongest medicine I had in my love tote and said:
This will be a distant memory someday.
You will actually be better than ever.

Imagine that.

Imagine that the unbearable bind will not only loosen its grip, but that you’ll fly—higher than ever.

Imagine that the heaviest pain will be alchemized into a light that makes you pure radiance.

Imagine from the pit of loneliness that you will know a union that puts your life on an axis of love.

A healer gave me this same medicine when I was crawling back to health: You’ll forget it was this bad. I had to stretch to believe her, but I imagined the future that I most deeply and wildly desired. I dared myself to go beyond the baseline of “well” and “recovered” and into the quantum field of truly better than ever.

The imaginal is where realities begin to form. Drop your very brightest vision to that space and walk toward it one faithful step—or quantum leap, at a time.

Better than ever,

Danielle LaPorte

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Imagine from the pit of loneliness that you will know a union that puts your life on an axis of love.

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10 positive consequences of NOT improving yourself

  1. When you get off of your own case, you tend to ease up on everyone else around you. Which makes you way more fun to be around. Way more. Only good can come of that.
  2. You will probably be more accepting of the way people are. And by “accepting” I don’t mean that you stay in unhealthy relationships with narcissists (insane), or that you hire people purely for their potential (risky), or that you join the committee just to be a good sport (ugh). By “accept” I mean that you stop expending energy trying to change other people, which means that you will have so much more energy for LIVING your life. This calls for an “OMG!” There, I said it. OMG.
  3. You will get to flush at least half of your vitamin supplements because you remember that your body knows.
  4. Think of all that extra time you’ll have with less therapy. Less therapy = more playing, which turns out to be very therapeutic. And you’ll save on parking.
  5. You will do much less explaining and defending of yourself (which is usually crazy making anyway). Who cares what they think?! You are going to:
  6. Dare to under-achieve in the over-pleasing department.
  7. As my friend Terri Cole puts it, you will stop saying yes when you mean no. How cool is THAT?! Very, very cool. Like, unleash your consciousness kind of cool.
  8. Constant self-improvement has numerous associated costs. With all the money you’ll save on workshops on how to have more joy in your life, you could afford a holiday that would be incredibly joyful.
  9. You will have significantly, substantially, epically less guilt—which drives so much self-improvement neuroses. And less guilt means your digestion will improve—and happiness really stems from good digestion. Even monks and motivational speakers know that. And positive consequence #10 of not improving yourself…
  10. You’ll have time to help others improve their lives. Which might be the best self-improvement methodology, ever.

All Love,

Danielle LaPorte

 

 

 

 


 

Tell your loves to chill. They are already amazing. Press send. xo

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10 positive consequences of NOT improving yourself
Dare to under-achieve in the over-pleasing department.


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