Monday, May 14, 2012


“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.   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


Sarah said...

Every tear drop is a waterfall.... -ColdPlay song title

Paul Boocock said...

I think the key statement there concerns being friendly and loving to yourself and Id add being able to forgive yourself for the small errors made that are so much and such an important part of our lives; they are also a part of who we are and so are important.

Rhonda Boocock said...

yes forgiveness...we've got to understand where we've been so we can move forward but without forgiveness we get stuck!