You are You and You are A-Okay!

I like this self-affirming poem! I should make it my theme poem or something.

I am me.
In all the world, there is no one exactly like me.
There are persons who have some parts like me,
but no one adds up exactly like me.

Therefore, everything that comes out of me
is authentically mine because I alone choose it.
I own everything about me
My body including everything it does;
My mind including all its thoughts and ideas;
My eyes including the images of all they behold;
My feelings whatever they may be…
anger, joy, frustration, love, disappointment, excitement
My Mouth and all the words that come out of it
polite, sweet or rough, correct or incorrect;
My Voice loud or soft.
And 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 doing so I can love me and be friendly with me in all parts.
I can then make it possible for all of me to work in my best interests.

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 me.
This is authentic and represents where I am in that moment in time.
When I review later how I looked and sounded, what I said and did, and how
I thought and felt, some parts may turn out to be unfitting.
I can discard that which is unfitting, and keep that which proved fitting,
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


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Perfectionist Gal
    Apr 11, 2009 @ 00:26:08

    Good imaginations!! We are unique and one of its kind that can’t compare to others. In the other words, we are born to be special.

    nylusmilk: as the saying goes (something like this): you are unique, just like everybody else. 😆 which doesn’t make us seem very unique after all!


  2. Perfectionist Gal
    Apr 14, 2009 @ 19:18:28

    Well yeah you can say that. Our appearences are different from everybody else but we have similiar things that we’re all humans. We also have unique personality which combines us into something special.

    nylusmilk: i agree! 🙂


  3. museditions
    Apr 17, 2009 @ 06:17:28

    I saw one of Virginia Satir’s lectures on video once, she was a truly awesome therapist, not content with just solving problems, but with living a fulfilling life, and recognizing we’re all unique and special.
    This poem is lovely! We should all have it up on or walls. 🙂

    nylusmilk: she is a therapist? i didn’t know that! hmm, that’s a good idea to decorate my room with… if you noticed the last time the walls are bare. 😉


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