"MY DECLARATION OF SELF-ESTEEM"
by Virgina Satir
"I am me---In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it. I own everything about me, my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all of my actions whether they may 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 aquainted with me--by doing so 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 any 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 discard.--I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the TOOLS TO SURVIVE, to be close to others, to be productive and 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!!!!!!!!!!"
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