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Martha Beck Quotes


A sociologist, therapist, life coach and best-selling author.
(1962 - )

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Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind.
 

Adults under threat feel like children.
 

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.
 

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.
 

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

As much horror as we have always created, we are a species that keeps moving forward, seeing new sights in new ways, and enjoying the journey.
 

At times in my life, I have been utterly lonely. At other times, I've had disgusting infectious diseases. Try admitting these things in our culture.
 

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.
 

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

Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young.
 

Do whatever it takes to convey your essential self.
 

Every day brings new choices.
 

Given the eclectic and constantly shifting nature of my metaphysical inclinations, I will probably never feel certain exactly what an angel is.
 

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

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.
 

I always felt that it was my job to try to help other people get it and deal with it.
 

I don't believe that there are no spiritual beings around us. I don't know what to call them, I don't know how they work. But I know they're there.
 

I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.
 

I majored in Chinese. I was never really good at Chinese but I really, really benefited from having been exposed to Asian philosophy early in my life.
 

I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way.
 


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