I Am Me by Virginia Satir



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 to myself 
– 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 
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