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The 10 Most Popular Inspirational Quotes About Life by Don Shapiro

These are the 10 most popular inspirational quotes about life from the Life Is A Fork In The Road page on Facebook.

Time is the great healer

Inspirational quotes about life - Time is a the great healer“Time is the great healer. No matter how difficult the circumstances that cross our path, it takes time for our emotions, minds and spirit to process what’s happened. Rushing to make choices too quickly can send us down the wrong fork in the road. It’s normal and natural to feel overwhelmed, out of sorts and confused when a major change knocks on our door. While you may be forced to make some choices quickly, delay as many choices as possible until time has worked its magic. When you feel on solid ground again, you will be ready to make better choices about the future.”


It takes courage to live as your authentic self

Inspirational quotes about life - It takes courage to live as your authentic self“It takes courage to live as your authentic self. Some people, even family members, may not want to accept the real you. But if you don’t live that way, you become less of yourself and limit what you can do. Walking to the beat of your own drum allows you to use all your gifts and be there for others. Every choice you make contains the choice to be authentic. When you choose to live as who you really are, you become your best self.”


We are not our past

Inspirational quotes about life - We are not our past“We are not our past. Our past reflects experiences good and bad that gave us feelings, abilities and wisdom. While those experiences shaped our journey and some could be hurtful, they do not define who we are, what we can be or limit where we can go. We can grow our tree of life in new directions with new branches and transform in amazing ways. When we release the hold of the past over us, we free ourselves to embrace the wonder of all we can be.”


Move one pebble on the beat and you change history

Inspirational quotes about life - Move one pebble on the beach and you change history“Move one pebble on the beach and you change history. No matter how much you have thought through a choice, you cannot know what the future holds. The moment you make that choice it changes things around you in unforeseen ways. Moving even a few small pebbles can set in motion changes that create new forks, new paths and new options which were hidden from view. While reflecting and investigating are good things, sometimes we just need to take an action that will alter our situation enough to find the path that’s right for us.”


It’s not the situation you’re in that matters but how you see the situation

Inspirational quotes about life - It not the situation you're in that matters but how you see the situation“It’s not the situation you’re in that matters but how you see the situation. That determines the choices and forks you find. Everyone goes through struggles and difficulties during their life. Sometimes we find ourselves in a room without windows or doors. That is an illusion created in our own mind. A new window, new perspective and new awareness await us when we go beyond our emotions to the place of inner wisdom. The path to a better place patiently waits for us.”


Your life’s journey begins beyond your comfort zone

Inspirational quotes about life - Your life begins beyond your comfort zone“Your life’s journey begins beyond your comfort zone. Sometimes, we feel there is no way out, nowhere to go, no path beyond our current circumstance. We can too easily enter a comfort zone that blinds us to all the forks in the road patiently waiting to be found. There are also times where we would rather stay in an undesirable situation we know rather than venture into the unknown. Break out of your comfort zone, do something different to create a new view and the next path on your journey may unfold before your eyes.”


Awareness unlocks our potential

Inspirational quotes about life - As our awareness grows so we grow“Awareness unlocks our potential. As our awareness grows, so we grow. Whether you face a major crisis or just want to make things better, new awareness makes all the difference. Re-frame, restate and reform how you look at your current situation to reveal something new that might have been hidden. As we change our view of the situation, we can discover new forks in the road.”


Change happens whether you want it to or not

Inspirational quotes about life - Change happens whether you want it to or not“Change happens whether you want it to or not. This is the way of the universe. Either you make the change or something is going to make the change for you. You can’t prevent surprising events in your life but you can improve your journey by becoming the force of change instead of a roadblock to change. Allow your true inner wisdom to guide you toward the changes that are best for you.”


When you change yourself, the world starts changing with you

Inspirational quotes about life - When you change yourself the world starts changing with you“When you change yourself, the world starts changing with you. Don’t wait for someone or something else to make the change first. The situation you face will remain the same until something changes. Why not become the force of change in your life. Like ripples moving through the water, your world and everyone in it start changing the moment you change yourself.”


What you do counts more than what you say you do

Inspirational quotes about life - What you do counts more than what you say you do

“What you do counts more than what you say you do. Your actions tell everyone who you really are. If you want respect, then show respect for others. If you want to be a person of action, then take action. If you want to be successful, act successful in all you do. If you want other people to help you on your way, help them on their way first. If you want love, then show that you are a loving person. Your actions grow the forest that becomes your life’s journey.”



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Inspirational quotes about life by Don Shapiro

These are just a few of the quotes about life Don Shapiro has written on Facebook as he works on finishing his book Life Is A Fork In The Road. Please sign up for the email update in the right hand column so you will be notified when the book is published.

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12 thoughts on “Inspirational Quotes About Life

  • Ilse Wenzel

    I absolutely love your inspirational quotes, many of which have been on facebook. Please continue to share, they are very much appreciated !

    • donshapiro Post author

      Thank you so much Ilse. Yes, I took a few of the quotes from Facebook and thought it might be nice to put them in a single blog. I appreciate your support and encouragement.

    • donshapiro Post author

      Thanks Melisa. In the old story of the Tortoise and the Hare, I’m the Tortoise. I patiently move forward to make sure the book will be as good as it possibly can be. I realize in today’s times so many authors just want to rush to get something published. To me, it’s always been more about going on this amazing journey where I get to converse with people from all over the world and discover more about how life works. I will start writing blogs on this website that allow for much more depth than what I can do on Facebook. This will move me one step closer to finishing the book.

  • Anu

    Nyc quotes, but i disagree wid u that Time is a great healer because many people could not get healed even if time passes by…
    The people who are in comma or mentaly retards, time has no effect on them, only God can heal…:-)

    • donshapiro Post author


      Thank you for adding these insights. You are right that some people cannot be healed through time. None of these quotations stand alone as something that can help people in all situations. The quote doesn’t say time “always” heals. It just says its a great healer which means in many circumstances it can make a difference. Even then, it can’t heal all by itself. Someone has to make the effort and do a lot of other things to help time along.

      With that being said, we shouldn’t short change the possibility of time making a difference for some (not all) people who are in a coma. There are cases where someone has been in a coma for a year or five years and suddenly returned to consciousness. So time has made a difference for some coma patients where their loved ones were willing to wait and hope. That, of course, doesn’t mean it will always work. There are mentally disabled people who have been able to improve their ability to function over time. They were still seriously disabled but did make progress. Once again, this won’t happen in every circumstance. The word “all” and “always” does not exist in my word or in what I write. Time can make a difference in many situations though not all.

    • donshapiro Post author

      Thank you Linda. These quotes were inspired by the people who shared their fork in the stories for this book project. Blessings!

  • Marilou Sanchez

    I love the insights you succinctly injected on every quotations about LIFE you posted. I could almost feel the good heart in you for the unconditional love you profess that made the WHO you are today. I will patiently wait for your book.

    God bless you always.


    • Don Shapiro Post author

      Thank you Marilou. I’m humbled by your kind comments. What I write simply flows out of my heart and onto the page. This doesn’t happen in isolation. It is because of all the wonderful people from around the world I get to converse with. Blessings!