I’ve been reading and listening to Danielle LaPorte for the past few weeks. She has really helped start my day and is now a crucial part of my support system. And the support figures that we need in our lives might be people you don’t even know personally. Like Danielle. She’s a compassionate mind that’s there for you, whether through her books or talks. Below is a powerful sentiment I transcribed from her appearance on Marie Forleo’s podcast. Enjoy.
Marie Forleo: Let’s talk about the lies we fall for on our way to the truth. I really loved this part of the book that says the lie of inadequacy says you were born defective, not good enough, flawed. The lie of authority says you need someone else to validate your worth and your choices. And the lie of affiliation says groupthink is good think. Let’s talk about these lies. Because I think all of us have fallen for them and probably will again on our journeys.
Danielle LaPorte: I think these lies are in the water we drink. They’re in most advertising messages. They infiltrate every organized religion. They seep through our educational system. It’s the heart of comparison. These are the sources of being really f***ed up.
The lie of inadequacy starts really young for some of us. There’s a right answer and a wrong answer at school, at home, in church. It’s a generational thing, this has been going on for eons. ‘I your mother father want to look awesome, so I’m going to brainwash you into how to live…’ Basically it’s, you’ve got to be better. It’s the striving, striving, striving. Anyone who’s relating to this right now, the prayer is that you’re going to find that you are more than adequate. You are substance, you are beauty, you are magnificence.
Ecstasy is your birthright.
The lie of authority is really profound and super perverse.
It’s the notion that someone other than you, who is not in your body, in your soul, in your life, actually knows what is best for you. Somebody else knows what is best for you. This is insane and absurd. And it doesn’t mean that you don’t turn to a guru, or a friend, or a coach… But at the end of the day, it’s your call. And the more you make that call, with what your body is telling you, and your spirit is telling you…the stronger you get. The clearer your intuition gets… The less anxiety you will have.