I Am Me

Every morning our Associates gather together and read the following Declaration of Self Esteem.


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 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 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 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 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 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


~Virginia Satir


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