Martha Beck Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old martha beck quotes, martha beck sayings, and martha beck proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Every day brings new choices.     

Martha Beck

Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.     

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Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.     

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When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity.     

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Self-improvement books, friends, and polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing, and solving our real problems.     

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Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.     

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If you begin to face your fears, something bittersweet is going to happen to you: You'll grow up.     

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A joyful life isn't about others; it's about the brightness that is associated with being alive. Your path to it is through anything that replaces thinking with pure flight, pure joy.     

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Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.     

Martha Beck

Basic human contact - the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words - is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.     

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If you're living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement. Seek to understand others, and help them understand you.     

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All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.     

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To complete your daily mental hygiene, observe any part of you that is upset or anxious, and offer that part of yourself the following simple wishes: 'May you be well. May you be happy. May you be free from suffering.' Repeat this until you actually mean it.     

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Tiny steps will get you to your goal months and months sooner. A little is better than a lot.     

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The way we can allow ourselves to do what we need to, no matter what others may say or do, is to choose love and defy fear.     

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Bad habits fill needs, so find good alternatives for them.     

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When you're weary, find relief. When you're strong, find delight.     

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Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals.     

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The way out of fear isn't safety. It's freedom.     

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Tiny steps will get you to your goal months and months sooner. A little is better than a lot.     

Martha Beck

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing and solving our real problems.     

Martha Beck

If a problem looks difficult, relax. If it looks impossible, relax even more. Then begin encouraging small changes, putting just enough pressure on yourself to move one turtle step forward. Then rest, savor, celebrate. Then step again. You’ll find that slow is fast, gentle is powerful, and stillness moves mountains.     

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Every day brings new choices.     

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Good looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.     

Martha Beck

Every day brings new choices.     

Martha Beck