13 May 2008


a body at rest, originally uploaded by McBeth.

“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 myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own 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 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 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


busman said...

Better than OK, You are something special. Don't forget that, cause we won't!

McBeth said...

...such a kind thing to say.
Thanks, man. I suppose the same thing (in the quote) could be spoken by each one of us to ourselves, so I think the same sentiment is as true for you (or him, or her...) as it is for me.

Say, did your head bump ever get large enough for the missus to paint a funny face on it?

Busman said...

No, no funny faces. But I did get that sigh and shake of her head as she said " Again? You hit your head again?"
Hope the job thing is going well, and that you enjoyed your first one.

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