click here to return to contents
or click hearts to navigate back & forth

I Am Me - My Declaration Of Self-Esteem
Virginia Satir

(From her book. Self-Esteem published by Celestial Arts Press)

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 my actions whether they be to others or to myself: I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes and my fears. I own all my triumphs andsuccesses, all my failures and mistakes, because I own all of me.

I can become intimately acquainted with me. By doing so, I can love me and be friendly with me in all of my parts. I know there are aspects of 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 or feel at any given moment in time is authentically me. If later, some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought and felt turned 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 peope and things outside me.

I own me and therefore I can engineer me.

I AM ME AND I AM OKAY

click here to return to contents
or click hearts to navigate back & forth
© Copyright 1998 - 2000 by Gail R. Mitchell..
It is illegal to reprint articles, in any format (including emails, websites, etc.), without explicit written permission from the author of this article and / or Empowering Caregivers™


Problems? Praise? Broken links? Missing Pages?
contact our webmaster
Click here
EMPOWERING CAREGIVERS™is trademarked. All Information on this website is owned by Gail R. Mitchell. This includes but is not limited to the journal exercises, Newsletters and original articles, etc. Permission must be obtained from Gail R. Mitchell for any external use of this material. © by G.R. Mitchell