Sunday, July 20, 2008

Me

I am Me.
In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me.

Everything that comes from 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 acquainted with all things being me.
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 will be Okay.
~Virginia Satir

I am ME. But this world is heavy. I am also my mom, my dad, family, friend, co-worker, teacher, caretaker, and a hero.

I grieve, I weep, I pray.
For me, for them, for all.

Hope is not in my possession at this time.
Maybe, just maybe, soon we'll chat over a tall glass of wine.

I look in the mirror and who do I see?
Maybe. Just Maybe. Today. Just Me...

9 comments:

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

I like it...I hope all is well with you :)

12kyle said...

@ Dione
Deep. I feel you. Tough times don't last...tough people do.

hang in there.

hollatchaboi (still waitin' on that phone call) smile

Dione said...

BCU-Thanks. I'm Ok. Just felt the weight of the world on my shoulders for a minute...

12kyle-Thanks buddy. I'm hanging in there. I'll call. We'll be passing thru your way at the end of the week.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

like the song your sao unique babe - billy preston

Keith said...

Dione -I agree with Kyle, Tough times don't last but tough people
do. Hang in there ma, you got friends now. Thanks for visiting my blog today, I have made you a
link on mine also.

I suspect that you are a sister of
Delta Sigma Theta? Am I right?

You can say "Duh" if this is an obvious question.

Dione said...

Keith-
Thanks for stopping by, bruh. Yes, you are right. I am a PROUD sister of Delta Sigma Theta! Just see the first song on my playlist. Go ahead and get those beautiful lyrics and soulful steps going while you visit and read my posts! I really enjoyed your blog and I'll be stopping through often.
Well, I'm preparing to head off to our National Convention in sunny Fla. at the end of the week, but I'll be stopping through on the regular when I get back!

Zackory Kirk said...

Hey... glad to run across you.. Hope to read you around...

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

That weight comes and goes. Strong shoulders remain. Be strong and things shall get better.

And come back by. You came by on an introspective day. Strange things tend to happen when I ask questions...

Dione said...

ZK- Thanks for dropping by. I checked out your blog. Good looking out on the education tip.

2nd 68- I'll be back to your blog. Enjoyed today's topic...