My heart has a long list of things of things that I would like someone else to revolutionize. Like healthcare. In my opinion, everyone should have it – free; we should focus on prevention, not reaction; and we should treat the cause, not the symptoms; emotions should be part of the healing model; I could go on, except, I think to myself, I’m not a healthcare revolutionary.
I’m thrilled by the revolution stirring in how we produce, sell and consume food. But, I say to myself, I’m not a food revolutionary.
These are the things I say to myself when I look at the mountain of change in front of us. I’m aware that this is a lame response to my deepest impulses for growth, so I, uh, dig a little deeper. What is it that I want to lead the charge on?
I want to revolutionize how we approach life. But a Revolutionary of Consciousness? Tall order. Road’s been plowed. Long way to go. Still limping toward the mountain.
And then this occurs to me: I want to LIVE a revolutionary life. I want the speck of my planetary me-ness to be fully charged. Me, leading…me. That’s the only dominion I truly have. And it’s enormous.
How you live is how you lead.
Bleed. Heal. Shout. Pray.
Just keep going.
YOU and that life of yours are the revolution.
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Danielle LaPorte is the author of The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms (Random House/Crown). An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she is the co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. Her next online program launches November 2012, called DESIRE: The Map to What You Truly Want. Over a million visitors have gone to DanielleLaPorte.com for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality,” and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter @daniellelaporte