I am Me
by Virginia Satir
In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me.
There are persons who have some parts like me, but no one is exactly like me.
Therefore, everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it.
I own everything about me—
my body, including everything it does;
my mind, including all its thoughts and ideas;
my feelings, whatever they may be—anger, joy, frustration, love, disappointment, excitement;
my mouth, and all the words that come out of it, polite, sweet or rough, correct or incorrect;
my voice, loud or soft;
and 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 of my parts.
I can discard that which is unfitting and keep that which proved fitting, 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 me.
I own me and therefore I can engineer me.
I am me and I am okay.
‘I am Me’ is Virginia Satir’s most famous poem.
We sell a beautiful, best selling poster with this poem in our bookstore at www.satirglobal.org
This poster sells for $12.50 but through the end of June,2018 we will sell it for $10.00 plus shipping.