Feeling hopeless? Yoda can help.
Life is about constant change; there is no denying that it is oftentimes unbearable, but think of the old metaphor of pulling off a band-aid: at first it hurts like crazy, but eventually, it heals and feels better than before.
In life, in order to move forward, we must let go of everything that is holding us back, and perhaps these clichés are meant to help us accept this.
Regardless of what you're going through, the solution is easier than you think — once you take that first step forward. If you're already determined to take that step forward, you're ahead of most people.
This is your life, though, and you're in no competition. However, if you want to take back control of the life that is already in your hands, you must first accept that the past is gone and resolve to take that first step forward.
Ironically, Star Wars might offer that motivation. Yoda is extremely wise; if you've ever watched Star Wars, you'd know that he offers more wisdom applicable to real life than you'd initially be led on to believe.
The 'acceptance and moving on' quotes range from accepting the loss of loved ones, the removal of fear, the acceptance that you're not perfect, and the list goes on.
But whatever you're going through, there has to be a quote or two that will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and heal. It is imperative that you understand the importance of feeling the pain, accepting it, and deciding that it has been going on for far too long.
You will then come to the conclusion that it is time to take that first step forward in order to heal.
I know it is more difficult than it sounds, but I promise that once you rip off that band-aid, the pain following the initial shock will be a lot weaker than you think. And you will find that it's been a long time coming, that you should have let go of that past, accepting that it was, but that life will go on.
Whether you're harboring a past full of shame and regret, going through a difficult breakup filled with hate for said person, or even unhappy with the current state of your life, it will get better.
And it's all in that first step.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.
"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." — Yoda
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” — Yoda
“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.” — Yoda
“In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.“ — Yoda
"Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is." — Yoda
When you look at the dark side, careful you must be... for the dark side looks back. — Yoda
"You must unlearn what you have learned." — Yoda
"If into the security recordings you go, only pain will you find." — Yoda
"Always in motion the future is." — Yoda
"Hmm. In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side." — Yoda
"Feel the force!" — Yoda
"Much to learn you still have…my old padawan. … This is just the beginning!" — Yoda
"A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was." — Yoda
"Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view." — Yoda
"On many long journeys have I gone. And waited, too, for others to return from journeys of their own. Some return; some are broken; some come back so different only their names remain." — Yoda
"Named must your fear be before banish it you can." — Yoda
"You will find only what you bring in." — Yoda