Welcome to Monday Morning Motivation!
This is a feature where I will be sharing quotes from books that have motivated and encouraged me in one way or another.
I hope you will find some of these quotes inspiring and uplifting.
This week, I’ll be sharing quotes from a book I just finished reading shortly and this book has single handedly inspired the Season 3 theme for my podcast which I have titled “Embracing Change”. I highly recommend this book and I hope you read it soon too. I would be sharing some quotes from this book with you and I hope it gets you thinking and shifting your mind in the right direction.
I wish you a fabulous week ahead!
“There are five unavoidable givens, five immutable facts that come to visit all of us many times over: Everything changes and ends. Things do not always go according to plan. Life is not always fair. Pain is part of life. People are not loving and loyal all the time. These are the core challenges that we all face. But too often we live in denial of these facts. We behave as if somehow these givens aren’t always in effect, or not applicable to all of us. But when we oppose these five basic truths we resist reality, and life then becomes an endless series of disappointments, frustrations, and sorrows. In”
― David Richo, The Five Things We Cannot Change: And The Happiness We Find By Embracing Them
“once we understand that what happens beyond our control may be just what we need, we see that acceptance of reality can be our way of participating in our own evolution.” – David Richo, The Five Things We Cannot Change: And The Happiness We Find By Embracing Them
“The biggest mistake we humans make is to become attached to someone’s being a certain way and then to think that will never change.” – David Richo, The Five Things We Cannot Change: And The Happiness We Find By Embracing Them
“THE FIRST GIVEN of life is that changes and endings are inevitable for any person, relationship, enthusiasm, or thing. Nothing is perfect, permanently satisfying, or permanently anything. Everything falls apart in time. Every beginning leads to a finale. Built into all experiences, persons, places, and things is a life span. Our relationships pass through phases, from romance through struggle to commitment. Then they end with death or separation.” – David Richo, The Five Things We Cannot Change: And The Happiness We Find By Embracing Them
“When faced with one of life’s givens, we might ask: “Why did such a terrible thing happen to a good person like me? I deserve better.” The mindful version of that question is: “Yes this happened. Now what?” We will notice we are happier when we accept what we do not like about life as a given of life. Our mindful yes is an entry into this sheltering paradox. When” – David Richo, The Five Things We Cannot Change: And The Happiness We Find By Embracing Them
“Our attractions and repulsions to people, places, and things seem to flow over a bell-shaped curve. We notice three phases in the curve: rising, cresting, falling. We hear a song and get to love it (rising interest), so we buy the CD and listen to it constantly (cresting enjoyment). Then we listen less frequently (falling off of interest), and finally, what was the best song we ever heard is rarely listened to again. Its appeal went over the hill of the bell curve. This same bell curve happens with repulsions, as the story of Beauty and the Beast depicts. At first Beauty felt disgust, but later she felt love. Since it is a fairy tale, the positive high crest remains: “happily ever after.” Demanding that the high crest of any experience be permanent is living in a fairy tale. Another” – David Richo, The Five Things We Cannot Change: And The Happiness We Find By Embracing Them
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