Thursday, May 13, 2010

I Am

Wow it's been an interesting week. I've had high highs and low lows all over the place. But right now I feel like I've settled down a little bit and am ready to write in my blog.

I am a good person.

I am kind.

I am patient.

I am a good listener.

I am fun.

I am generous.

I am loveable.

I am smart.

I am emotional.

I am sweet.

I am thoughtful.

I am loving.

I am giving.

I am silly.

I am happy.

I am a good speaker.

I am talented.

I am beautiful.

I am fashionable.

I am mature.

I am a kid.

I am successful.

I am religious.

I am spiritual.

I am part of a family.

I am invloved in the greater good.

I am helpful.

I am gay.

What are you friend? I've had a hard time this last week believing most of the things I just said I am. I did not do this in an effort to brag or say how amazing I am.

One of my friends told me, "thoughts become things". No they don't. Thoughts become things if you're a schizo and you hallucinate.

That was my initial reaction. And can I say a really stupid first reaction. I'm a psychologist. I know that our own thoughts make up how we view the world. Those tiny little things we choose to say to ourselves in our quiet moments will become how we view ourselves.

I don't know where all my negative "I am" statements came from. I suppose they have built up over the years because I do not tell other people these statements so they are not refuted.

I suppose it could also simply be that we are our own harshest critics. I told a friend the other day that I wish he could see himself the way I see him. He would never be sad after that. 

I am on a journey of self-discovery. I am rebuilding my thoughts and therefore my world. I am stubborn and won't stop until I have accomplished changing the world. I am powerful and will succeed.

I challenge you to write down some of your "I am" statements and see what you come up with. Believe in your self-worth as I am trying to believe in mine. Once we can accept ourselves, there is nothing we can't accomplish.

I am wonderful.

I am powerful.

I am special.

And I especially, am loved.


  1. You are all of those things most of the time, and most of those things all of the time.

    I love you for all of your I ams and I'm glad you can see them.

    Keep seeing them and keep discovering new ones!

  2. Way to go! "Once we can accept ouselves, there is nothing we can't accomplish." Simple, beautiful and true. I am so glad you wrote these things down, because I see these qualities in you every single day. Keep it up, and remember that I love you!

  3. I believe you are all of those things. I'm sure there are plenty of others that yyou missed. I hope you don't get those low lows too often. But next time you do, just remember how many people like me can affirm: you are my friend. :)

  4. This blog makes me happy steven :D
    Though you forgot an 'i am': I am a friend
    Im so thankful for your 'i ams', and that you are my friend
    I love you so much!

  5. I am honest
    I am am pure
    I am genuine
    I am loving
    I am fun
    I am giving
    I am fair
    I am very creative
    I am a helpful critic
    I am smart
    I am desperately good looking ;)
    I am a good person

  6. It's amazing how so much of our conception of the outside world around us starts from thoughts inside of our minds. The mind is so amazing, the thoughts we cultivate become our reality! Life is wonderful when I embrace the things that makes me happy.

  7. I'm so excited for you, Steve! Positive affirmations are such a good idea and will help you so, so much. And "I Am..." statements are the perfect tool to change your world.

    From "The Secret":

    "What you are thinking now is creating your future life. You create your life with your thoughts. Because you are always thinking, you are always creating. What you think about the most or focus on the most, is what will appear as your life...

    What you think about, you bring about."

  8. During our lives, we tend to let the world define who we are and then drift into losing our very identity. I admire you for defining who you are independent of the pressures of life and choosing to be the very best of what you embody. I am glad I have gotten the chance to get to know you!

  9. Honestly, this post makes me a little sad. Every single “I am” you posted are things I’ve seen in you. I hope that someday you’ll truly know these strengths within yourself. This “I am” concept is something I learned when I was 17, in treatment. I can attest to the fact that it does work in helping one see the positive aspects within themselves. I started doing this without the slightest belief in any of the statements, but after repeating them often enough, I began to believe them. Eventually, I plain and simply knew them to be true about myself. Another thing to help me feel better was a gratitude journal. It’s good to be grateful! It reminds you how truly blessed your life actually is. This was an excellent post Steven! Thanks for taking the time to compose it.