Martha Beck, fully Martha Nibley Beck

Martha
Beck, fully Martha Nibley Beck
1962

American Sociologist, Life Coach, Author and Speaker

Author Quotes

Relinquishing the delusional hope that we can or must be flawless?allows us to seek happiness in the only place it can be found: our real, messy, imperfect experience.

The average adult laughs 15 times a day; the average child, more than 400 times.

The part of you that is unhampered by illusion-the illusion of time, the illusion of powerlessness, the illusion of impossibility-i s waiting for you to slow down and open up so that it can speak to your consciousness. In some unguarded moment, you will hear its wildly improbable words and know that they are guiding you home.

There has never been, and never will be, anyone who sees, thinks, or responds exactly the way you do. Whether you?re revolutionizing physics or making a quilt, you must display your differences to make a difference.

To live a life that is wrong for you is a form of dying. There are people who have lives that look perfect. They try to be happy, they believe they should be happy, they are trying to like it, but if it's off course from their north star, they aren't satisfied.

Welcoming imperfection is the way to accomplish what perfectionism promises but never delivers. It gives us our best performance and genuine acceptance in the family of human -- and by that I mean imperfect -- beings.

Where your attention goes, your life goes.

Your first daily priority should be stillness, attention to what you really know and what you really feel.

If your life is cloudy and you are far, far off course, you may have to go on faith for a while, but eventually you'll learn that every time you trust your internal navigation system, you end up closer to your right life.

Instead of hiding your loneliness, bring it into the light. Honor it. Treat it. Heal it. You'll find that it returns the favor.

Learning to let go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis?small or large, brother-in-law or end-of-quarter office lockdown?like a beach ball on water. The next time a problem arises in your life, take a deep breath, let out a sigh, and replace the thought Oh no! with the thought Okay.

Most people go through their whole lives, John went on, and never have one miracle happen to them. You've had dozens and dozens, and you still want more! It's like God gives you a brownie, I mean a really good brownie, but you can't be content with it. You want the whole pan of brownies. Nobody gets that.

Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life.

Remember that it?s okay to ask for help when you?re stumped, because sometimes you really can?t be expected to handle everything alone.

The difference between success and failure isn't the absence of fear but the determination to pursue your heart's desires no matter how scared you are.

The past doesn?t exist except as a memory, a mental story, and though past events aren?t changeable, your stories about them are. You can act now to transform the way you tell the story of your past, ultimately making it a stalwart protector of your future.

There's more God in one hurt child than in all the religions humans ever created.

To make an activity joyful, keep adding things until the activity as a whole becomes more appealing than repulsing.

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Whether you've seen angels floating around your bedroom or just found a ray of hope at a lonely moment, choosing to believe that something unseen is caring for you can be a life-shifting exercise.

Your individuality is the most valuable thing you have.

If you're a bit spongy, vulnerable to the unsettling energy of others, count yourself lucky. You've been given an incentive to armor up, to consciously screen out the ubiquitous stresses that afflict humanity.

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Learning to spot narcissists and deal with their destructive behavior can save you the world of hurt that awaits anyone who mistakes the near enemy for a friend.

Most people think that once they've found their purpose and the power to practice it, they'll finally be at peace. Actually, though, it's only by starting in a place of peace that we find our purpose and power. Peace is the first step and the final lesson we all need to learn.

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First Name
Martha
Last Name
Beck, fully Martha Nibley Beck
Birth Date
1962
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American Sociologist, Life Coach, Author and Speaker