The Courage To Be Myself

  I have the courage to...
  Embrace my strengths --
  Get excited about life --
  Enjoy giving and receiving love --
  Face and transform my fears --
  Spring free of the Superwoman Trap --
  Trust myself --
  Make my own decisions and choices --
  Befriend myself --
  Complete unfinished business --
  Realize that I have emotional & practical rights--
  Talk as nicely to myself as I do to my plants --
  Communicate lovingly with understanding as my goal  --
  Honour my own needs --
  Give myself credit for my accomplishments --
  Love the little girl within me --
  Overcome my addiction to approval --
  Grant myself permission to play --
  Quit being a Responsibility Sponge --
  Feel all my feelings and act on them appropriately  --
  Nurture others because I want to,
  not because I have to --

  Choose what is right for me --
  Insist on being paid fairly for what I do --
  Set limits and boundaries and stick to them --
  Say "yes" only when I really mean it --
  Have realistic expectations --
  Take risks and accept changes --
  Be totally honest with myself --
  Correct erroneous beliefs and assumptions --
  Respect my vulnerabilities --
  Heal old and current wounds --
  Savour the mystery of Spirit --
  Wave good-bye to guilt.
  Plant "flower", not "weed" thoughts in my mind--
  Treat myself with respect and teach others to do the same --
  Fill my own cup first, then nourish others from the overflow --
  Own my own excellence --
  Plan for the future but live in the present --
  Value my intuition and wisdom --
  Know that I am lovable --
  Celebrate the differences between men   and women --
  Develop healthy, supportive relationships --
  Make forgiveness a priority --
  Accept myself just as I am now.

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