I happened to came across a poem by Virginia Satire .
Every time I read the poem, I go into deep thoughts
Every time I read the poem, I relate to my failures & dissappointments
Every time I read the poem, I relate to my triumphs & achievements
Every time I read the poem, I feel Happy & Sad at the same moment
Every time I read the poem, I find a different meaning hidden between those lines.
“My Declaration of Self-esteem” – Virginia Satire
In all the world,
there is no one else exactly like me –
everything that comes out of me is authentically mine,
because I alone choose 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 turned out to be unfitting, I can discard that which I feel 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 &
I AM OKAY.
P.S – keep re-Reading it & see the wonder of this poem.
(I have Underlined the lines which touched my heart, I hope these lines touch your heart too)