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My Declaration Of Self Esteem

Written by Virginia Starr


In all of 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 my triumphs and my successes, all my failures and my 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 sounds, 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 wish 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


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