I am me...and I am okay


"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 Phychologist & educator

7 comments:

MarmiteToasty said...

You are just fine and dandy :)

x

ChicagoLady said...

We are all ok, just the way we are. And the great thing about us, is that we can learn to love each other, no matter what.

Karla said...

well I love me just like I am so I must be okay too :-)

Punkn said...

Amen!

LadyStyx said...

This quote just touched my heart. Kind of like those songs I'd stream and say "I have a feeling someone out there needed to hear this one...". Well this is one of those. It's a really good reminder.

Intense Guy said...

*Hugs*

Someone out there appreciated hearing this one.

LadyStyx said...

*HUGZ* yew iggy

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