My friend and therapist used to begin our sessions with a most meaningful expression… “Where to begin?”
I decided that was a perfectly fixing way to begin my blog. So, after hours of thinking about what to say, what not to say, what..what ..what. I decided.. JUST BEGIN!
So here I am at the beginning…
The very first time I remember hearing the word Authentic was in my 7th grade history class. We had it as a vocabulary word about the ‘real’ art pieces. I looked it up in the dictionary and saw so many definitions. The Webster defined it as:
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 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 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
Poem by Virginia Satir
3 thoughts on “Where to Begin?”
great post, very informative. I’m wondering
why the other specialists of this sector don’t realize this.
You should continue your writing. I am sure, you have a great readers’ base already!
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I believe the comments with all my heart. it is the place we need to return to again and again during our lifetimes.
Thanks so much. My passions include writing. it makes me feel free!