I Am Me - By Virginia Satir

My Declaration of Self-Esteem and Self Acceptance

In all the world there is not one exactly like me.

Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I choose 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, my fears…

I own all of my triumphs and successes, all of my failures and mistakes…because I own all of me.

I become intimately acquainted with me…by so doing, I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts…

I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me and other aspects 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 and feel at a
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 and keep the rest and invest something new for that which is 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 people and things outside of me…

I own me and therefore I can engineer me…

I am me and I AM OKAY.
Virginia Satir