I’m freaking out over a book I just read. It’s the first one I’ve read from start to finish in a long time.
It’s also the first self-help book that didn’t have me shaming myself for what I was or wasn’t doing to better myself.
I think most self-help books exist and were created to actually help. Of course, there are always people who are just in it for the bucks or to be relevant.
But my experience is that I often get this not-good-enough feeling when reading them. Like there’s something wrong with me because the way the author is telling me to do things isn’t working for me.
To me, this new book by Danielle LaPorte is opposite of all that noise.
It’s all about accepting our humanity, and realizing that accepting ourselves as we are, is a spiritual act, in and of itself.
Talk about freeing. Because it’s emotionally and spiritually stifling to consistently contemplate that you are never enough.
Happiness is a state we pursue. And I’m no stranger to that pursuit, but this book has kinda given me some room to breathe.
It’s confirmed my suspicions that I just gotta let it all go sometimes and take a break from evolving.
‘Cause the pursuit of emotional and physical evolution is hard work.
It’s kinda paradigm shifting, this idea of taking a break. I have had so many people, myself included, tell me over the years to relax or take a break from something.
But I never transferred that suggestion over to the pursuit of improving.
Gawd does it feel good to take a bloody break from self-betterment!
So that’s my #1 take away from this book at the moment, but there are heaps more great insights to be had. And because of that I not only think but know I will read this book again.
I’ll take some time to let the first read sink in though, and instead recommend this book to you, my fellow wellness-seeking friends.
Check out White Hot Truth by Danielle Laporte.*
*I love me some Danielle Laporte which is why I am an affiliate. This means that if you buy something through these links to her site I’ll make a small commission, which I will then use to either buy a burrito bowl, some vitamins, or my favorite (and local) chai tea blend. ❤