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My Declaration of Self-Esteem by V.Satir

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Just wanted to share this poem. it really gave me something to think about.Hope you enjoy it.
Have a beautiful and Peaceful day.
God Bless you

My Declaration of Self-Esteem
by Virginia Satir


In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me
Everything that comes out of me is authentically me
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 - 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 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


Virginia Satir, 1975.

Found in Virginia Satir, Self Esteem, Celestial Arts: California, 1975.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
POOH_BEAR_69 1/30/2010 7:24AM

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing...

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CHRYS13 1/29/2010 11:15PM

    You always have the best words to share! Thanks....and have a wonderful weekend!

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CAOMAGIC 1/27/2010 1:19PM

    Thank you for sharing that poem!!!

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SHIITAKE 1/27/2010 12:55PM


This is a great poem, Donna.....right up our alley, especially here at SP ! I am copying it for
future reference......I better keep it handy ! lol emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/27/2010 11:48AM

    Oh Donna, I really needed to read this today!! It is truly AWESOME!!! I have copied it and will be reading it often as well as sharing it with others.
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Blessings and hugs,

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PJSTIME 1/27/2010 10:41AM

    Great poem and so fitting for us sparkers. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. PJ

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MSWEEZER 1/27/2010 5:52AM

    Thanks Donna. This came at a good time for ME. Have a great day!

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WILLOW49 1/26/2010 8:23PM

    Another great poem, Donna :) Thanks!

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SAVINGHANNAH 1/26/2010 6:33PM

    I love it, thanks for sharing. It's was really eye-opening for me.
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TIME4AFITME 1/26/2010 3:43PM

    Great poem thx for sharing!

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LESSOFMOORE 1/26/2010 3:17PM

    Another great poem, Donna. Thanks for sharing!

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FREDDY1232 1/26/2010 2:02PM

    I really enjoyed your poem. Thanks for sharing.

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LINDAKAY228 1/26/2010 2:00PM

    That's a really good poem! I think I'm going to save it and read it to remind myself. Thanks!

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