WATCH: Carrie Ann Inaba Reaches Out to Fans with Motivational Message About ‘Claiming Life’

by Amy Myers

Ever since Carrie Ann Inaba made the decision to focus on her mental, physical and emotional health, she became a beacon of self-awareness and wisdom. Using her Instagram account, The Talk host shares inspirational messages and moments of her life in hopes that it will help others overcome obstacles in their own worlds. Now, back with another life lesson, Inaba shared a particularly relevant quote to her life during her hiatus from the daytime talk show.

While seated in her kitchen, Carrie Ann Inaba wished viewers a “Happy Sunday” in a white sweatshirt with rainbows and moons. Without a lick of makeup or hairspray, she still looked stunning in her casual attire. She shared that today’s nugget of wisdom came from Alfred D’Souza, a philosopher and former Archbishop of Agra.

She quoted him, “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last, it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

“That’s powerful,” Carrie Ann Inaba commented, further dissecting D’Souza’s words.

How Carrie Ann Inaba Relates to Motivational Quote

Inaba, herself, might find that she’s guilty of waiting for her life to resume. After complications of her Lupus worsened, she decided to take a break from The Talk to focus on spiritual and physical healing. With such a big part of her life now paused, it’s possible D’Souza’s quote reminded Inaba that her role on the show does not define her life. Instead, life happens at every moment, even the ones you might think are insignificant.

Carrie Ann Inaba also tried to relate the quote to her followers’ various lives, too. She listed off a number of scenarios that most of us have surely experienced. Whether waiting to finish school, have kids or retire, some event in the future seems to define the true beginning of life. However, Inaba wonders aloud about what would happen if we all stopped waiting and started living.

“What if we stopped waiting for the right moment and we realized this is the right moment” Inaba pondered.

She challenged herself and her followers to take the happiness they might reserve for those future events and experience it now. Even if they’re experiencing tough times like her, she hinted, life “is now.”

Whether fans stay in and read or go out and adventure, Carrie Ann Inaba cautioned them, “Remember, this is it. This is life. Have a beautiful day.”