My Declaration of SE- VSatire - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Consultant/Trainer/Author
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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 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 OF MYSELF THAT PUZZLE ME, AND OTHER
ASPECTS 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 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 PRO-
DUCTIVE 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
                    Virginia Satir
                                                                                                                          1975 from "SELF-ESTEEM"



ADDRESS:
433 Estudillo Ave., #305
San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: (510) 614-5641
fax: (510) 889-6553
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