I Am Me

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by kmj221, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. kmj221

    kmj221 Well-Known Member

    i am me
    "My Declaration of Self-esteem"
    In all the world,
    there is no one else exactly like me -
    everything that comes out of me is authentically mine,
    because I alone 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 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 me in 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 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 I feel 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 &


    by Virginia Satir​
  2. lostbutnotfound

    lostbutnotfound Well-Known Member

    Lovely words :) . Thank you for posting that. Hope you're okay
  3. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    Very interesting reading..Definitely a positive note..Thank You!!
  4. kmj221

    kmj221 Well-Known Member

    It's a poem I found over fifteen years ago and I know that there is some truth to it. I just wish I could believe it everyday. kmj221
  5. Kiba

    Kiba Well-Known Member

    I think it's pretty cool poem! Thanks for sharing. :)
  6. Ritsu

    Ritsu Well-Known Member

    this is amazing so amazing Kim thank you for posting it.
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