Friday, April 16, 2010

my mantra

"Just because it's not what you were expecting, doesn't mean it's not everything you've been waiting for... "

So much has happened this week. Where to begin? Working, other stuff, working, life....major life change this week. In the same breath, everything still feels exactly like it was. Do I feel different? Yeah, I do. Do I feel better, freer, more like ME? You bet your ass I do! This has been something that maybe should have happened sooner. None the less, it has finally happened and I feel more like me than I have in a long time. It is one step in many to get me to where I feel like me completely. I need to keep reminding myself that everything will fall into place the way God means it to be. For whatever reason, I needed to go through all of "this" to get to where I will be. Happier, more content, more ME.

I had a poster in college that I put up each every dorm room I lived in. I think my sister gave it to me...or she had a friend in college who had it and I had to have one for my own room. Below is the saying on the poster..the poster was the saying.

I should adopt it as my new mantra...I AM ME.

“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."

1 comment:

iteach7 said...

I so remember that poster! Man do I feel old!!!