You are you. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like you. Everything that comes out of you is authentically yours, because you alone chose it. You own everything about you: your body, your feelings, your mouth, your voice, all of your actions, whether they be to others or yourself. You own your fantasies, your dreams, your hopes, your fears. You own your triumphs and successes, all your failures and mistakes. Because you own all of you. You can become intimately acquainted with you. By doing so, you can love yourself and be friendly with all your parts. You know there are aspects about yourself that puzzle you, and other aspects that you do not know, but as long as you are friendly and loving towards yourself, you can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about who you are. However you look and sound, whatever you say and do, and whatever you think and feel at any given moment in time is authentically you. If later some parts of how you looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, you can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which you discarded. You can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. You 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 you. You own you, and therefore, You can engineer you. You are you, and You are Okay.
February 2, 2015