ergot and the ju ju queen

antipodean delights...
2001-09-26 08:06:01 (UTC)

for my friend P.

Declaration of Self Esteem

I am me. In all the world there is no one else like me.
There are persons who have some parts like me, but no one
adds up exactly like me. Therefore everything that comes
out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it.

I own everything about me… body, including everything
it does; my mind, including all its thoughts and ideas; my
eyes, including the images of all they behold; my feelings,
whatever they may be --- anger, joy, frustration, love,
disappointment, excitement, my mouth and all the words that
come out of it – polite, sweet or rough, correct or
incorrect; my voice loud or soft; and 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 can them make it
possible for all of me to work in my best interests.

I know there are aspects about me 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 the 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 me.
This is authentic and represents where I am at that moment
in time.

When I review later how I looked and sounded, what I said
and did, and how I thought and felt, some parts may turn
out to be unfitting. I can discard that which is unfitting,
and keep that which proved fitting. And invent something
new for that which I discarded.

I can hear, feel, think, say and do. I have the tools to
survivie, 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……

Author V.Satir

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I am okay.. you are okay.. we are okay. :)

jjq :)