How to Be Loving: As Your Heart Is Breaking Open and Our World Is Waking Up

How to Be Loving: As Your Heart Is Breaking Open and Our World Is Waking Up

by Danielle LaPorte
How to Be Loving: As Your Heart Is Breaking Open and Our World Is Waking Up

How to Be Loving: As Your Heart Is Breaking Open and Our World Is Waking Up

by Danielle LaPorte


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This is a counterculture call to gentleness, from a contemporary and accessible sage.

What happens when you begin to identify as Love––as the Soul beyond your personality constructs?

What changes when you see yourself––and others, through a Loving gaze? Everything.

Love is universal, but how we learn about it and express it is incredibly personal. Being Loving doesn’t necessarily mean feeling more. It means feeling everything with more Love. It’s the ultimate inclusiveness. Because in the heart, it’s ALL IN—your light and your shadows—and everyone else’s.

We do not need to focus on “fixing” ourselves. As we focus on living from our heart center—from Love—anything that’s not in alignment with that Light falls away. This message is so liberating. And practical.

You’ll learn that progress is more about letting go than learning new tricks. And…

You can choose higher quality thoughts more consistently (without spiritual bypassing) and interrupt lifelong patterns of rejecting our shadow side. We can unlearn the dogma that perpetuates perfectionism.

• Your ego, which is just an exaggerated sense of a separate self, will begin to calm down. You can’t life hack your way through fear—that only creates more fear. Instead, you can invite every part of yourself into the heart to rest in Love.

• You’ll stop talking yourself out of your natural inclination to Forgive. The heart is for… giving. It’s such sweet relief to opt for the power of Love and move on.

• You repeatedly choose higher-quality thoughts. Our thinking is magnetic. We can use the intelligence of Love to calm our nervous systems and experience real peace.

You will create conditions for healing in your life. Accepting yourself and situations as is will free up so much of your life force—energy you can use to grow in new directions.

Here it is. Heart centered, soul powered, and divinely timed. A place for nuance and Compassion, where profound acceptance has room to grow.

This is How to Be Loving.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683647621
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/11/2022
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 301,876
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Danielle LaPorte is a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100 and a former think-tank director who speaks about the intelligence of Love. Her Heart Centered Facilitators Program + Membership evolved out of her bestseller, The Desire Map, with 400+ workshop facilitators in 32 countries. Her podcast, With Love, Danielle, and site,, receive millions of visits.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 All Heart 3

Chapter 1 Journey to the Center of Your Heart 5

Chapter 2 Healing Is Nonlinear 13

Chapter 3 We Are Soul-Powered 21

Chapter 4 Bless + Release 27

Chapter 5 Your True Identity 35

Chapter 6 Truth-Full 45

Chapter 7 Hello, Ego! 51

Chapter 8 Anatomy of the Woundedness 61

Chapter 9 Light + Shadow 65

Practice: Inner Balancing 77

Chapter 10 Fears + Fragments 79

Chapter 11 Accepting Yourself 87

Chapter 12 Accepting Life 95

Chapter 13 Accepting Others 105

Practice: Love Remembers 111

Chapter 14 Your Heart Intelligence 115

Part 2 Thoughts + Feelings 123

Chapter 15 Desire Higher 125

Practice: May All Be So Blessed 132

Chapter 16 Thoughts on Feelings 135

Chapter 17 Feelings about Thoughts 145

Chapter 18 Loving Thoughts 157

Practice: Choose Loving Thoughts 162

Part 3 7 Virtues 165

Chapter 19 By Virtue of Love 167

Chapter 20 Divine Love 177

Chapter 21 Compassion 185

Practice: I've Done That Before 193

Chapter 22 Wisdom 195

Chapter 23 For Giving 203

Practice: The Ho'oponopono Prayer 209

Chapter 24 Loving Kindness 213

Practice: Dedication of Merit 223

Chapter 25 Resilience 225

Practice: Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28 229

Chapter 26 Radiance 231

Practice: The Virtue Blessing 238

Part 4 Reflective Living 241

Chapter 27 Changing With Love 243

Practice: The Prayer of Saint Francis 245

Chapter 28 Tools for Heart Centering 255

Practice: Left Nostril Breathing 262

Practice: The Metta Bhavana Prayer 270

Chapter 29 Receptivity 271

Chapter 30 Unify 275

Chapter 31 Focus Forward 285

Grateful 297

About Danielle Laporte 300

About Heart Centered Programs 302

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