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. 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. Martha Beck
When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity. Martha Beck
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. Martha Beck
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
If you begin to face your fears, something bittersweet is going to happen to you: You'll grow up. Martha Beck
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. Martha Beck
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. Martha Beck
If you're living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement. Seek to understand others, and help them understand you. Martha Beck
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. Martha Beck
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. Martha Beck
Tiny steps will get you to your goal months and months sooner. A little is better than a lot. Martha Beck
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. Martha Beck
Bad habits fill needs, so find good alternatives for them. Martha Beck
When you're weary, find relief. When you're strong, find delight. Martha Beck
Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals. Martha Beck
The way out of fear isn't safety. It's freedom. Martha Beck
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. Martha Beck
Every day brings new choices. Martha Beck
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
Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee, in which case we feel 107. Martha Beck
Indecision may come from an instinctive hunch that there's more you need to know - which means it's time to learn everything you can about the pros and cons of each option. You can continue on this track, however, only as long as you're unearthing genuinely new information. Martha Beck
Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact. Martha Beck
I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way. Martha Beck