~MY SELF ESTEEM LINKS~
~LINDA'S SELF ESTEEM PAGE~
MY DECLARATION OF SELF ESTEEM
~~~~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 my own fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears.
I own all my own 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 about me!
However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a give moment in time is authentically me -
If later some parts of how I looked, sounded or 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 have 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!!!"
~~~~~~By Virginia Satir~~~~~~
"There is no 'supposed to be' in bodies. The question is not size or shape or years of age, or even having two of everything, for some do not. But the wild issue is, does this body feel, does it have right connection to pleasure, to heart, to soul, to the wild? Does it have happiness, joy? Can it, in its own way move, dance, jiggle, sway, thrust?? Nothing else matters."
~~~~~By Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD, from "Women Who Run with the Wolves"~~~~~
~~~"Always be yourself......let everyone else be who they are!!! That is how one knows about another!!!
Choose wisely. If you want nice, choose nice!!
We can not change anyone ....listen to what someone is saying....and ask yourself, "Do I want this type of person?"
~~~YOU have the CHOICE!!" ~~~
~~~~~ by nicole, a chat buddy in the park 40's room, 7/97~~~~~
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