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I own me...

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by mike2014, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. mike2014

    mike2014 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi All,

    I came across this today and wanted to share it with you...

    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 my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own 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 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 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, 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.
    Virginia Satir (American Psychologist and Educator, 1916-1988)

    God bless,

    Mike
     
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks, Mike. I do know I'm "different," that I am uniquely me.

    My best friend once told me, "You're not only a beautiful person, you have a beautiful personality."

    Who could ask for more acceptance?
     

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