My Declaration of Self Esteem

My Declaration of Self-Esteem


 

I AM ME

In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically me. Because I alone chose it - I own everything about me. My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself - I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears - I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.

Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me - by so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts.

I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know - but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles, and for ways to find out more about me - However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically - Me.

If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded - I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me - I own me, and therefore I can engineer me.


 

I AM ME

and

I AM OKAY

 

 

 

Found in Virginia Satir, Self Esteem, Celestial Arts: California, 1975
 

demonizd demonizd
31-35, M
2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

I can't imagine who you are in that cunning anonymous profile! :P hehe! ((hugs))

I am so glad you are you,,,,because you are one special person,,,and my only friend,,,thanks for being you,,,guess who?????