How to Be Loving: The Journal
Relax Your Mind. Connect with the Divine.
by Danielle LaPorte
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Pub Date 15 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2022
A deep journaling tool for becoming less reactive, and more responsive and open to love.
Resiliency is our capacity to respond from the heart. It has everything to do with Love and inclusiveness, and nothing to do with getting tougher. Resilience is a foil to the ego-mind’s way of dividing everything into “right or wrong.”
The heart’s response to our emotions and experiences is always more welcoming and spacious. And that’s what this self-exploration is for: to welcome in all of our fears, questions, and gifts. You’ll be befriending doubt, creating more loving thoughts, and using Loving Kindness to witness your interior experience and visions of the future.
This journal is a resilience tool.
Every passage, reflection prompt, and tear-out in this journal can become a portal to your inner wisdom—and loving.
From page to page, you’ll explore…
• “How would life change if I stopped trying to fix myself?”
• “Where in my life can I become more open and accepting?”
• “What is it that my heart wants to say to my mind?”
• “How have my doubts and worries served me on my journey?”
• “If I look at myself with a loving gaze, what shifts?”
While yearly vision quests are a great practice, it’s regular reflection that keeps us close to our life force—and to each other. And the more often we reflect on what's meaningful in our life, the more light we will find to steer by.
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A deep journaling tool for becoming less reactive, and more responsive and open to love. This book has been such an amazing tool. I admit that times I've struggled with this but this journal has made me more aware. I highly recommend this!
What a great accompaniment to the How To Be Loving book! It enhanced my ability to absorb the work that I was doing while and since reading it and really accentuated the ideas. I will strongly encourage buying them together to anyone I recommend it to.
This companion journal to Danielle LaPorte's How to Be Loving provides space for the reader to reflect on some of the ideas presented in the book, but I’d view it more as a standalone. Some of the concepts in the book I’d most want to personally reflect on aren’t included, and a lot of the prompts you could go a completely different direction with, without the context of the book.
LaPorte provides shorter explanations of some her key points around self-compassion, working with emotions, and pursuing spiritual transformations alongside the prompts. Most of the prompts themselves are very open-ended (for example: “my shadow self is…” or “I want to embody…”) Many focus on what would happen / how you would feel if you made a change, while others focus on awareness of what you currently see / feel / experience or on listing things out for your own reference (such as “low vibe” and “high vibe” emotions).
This approach will work well for creative thinkers and visualizers, and those who can take an esoteric approach fairly naturally—accessing, for example, what the heart wants to tell you simply by feeling into it and writing. If this idea is foreign to how your brain operates, though, I would skip the journal and instead just read that book and keep a simple notebook of questions you have, what feels most uncomfortable to you right now, emotions you struggle with, etc.
The journal provides a good amount of context for what it is, and I actually think LaPorte’s writing style is a little more suited to this shorter, gift-book sort of format. So if you’re into open-ended prompts and would appreciate this “loosely guided” journal style, it might be a good addition to your collection.
If you are looking for a new way to enhance your journalling practice (or even start journalling), this book is a great tool for it!
This is a series of meditations on the topic of love (both human and divine) followed by journal prompts. Unlike many other journals I have seen, there is ample space for journal entries. Sample topics include blessing and releasing, forgiveness, dealing with the shadow, and compassion.
This journal is very basic yet it provides the best prompts and ample space for journaling.
I love the basic minimal cover design. It doesn't overdo and hype what the content would be. I really appreciate this.
Love the quotes on between too!
If you need a basic journal that would help you relax and connect with your inner self, go for this one.
Thank you, Sounds True, for the advance review copy.
Danielle LaPorte has written the book we all need right now. I have always enjoyed her energy since the Fire-starter Sessions. This book is truly a call to gentleness. She explains that this means we need to embody compassionate honesty and love for yourself and others. This book is a call to go deeper, deeper into your own heart being true to yourself. Do yourself a favor and buy this journal to go along with the book.
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