Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Affirmations of Your Basic Rights
Nobody has the right to know my mind or my business or to tell me what to think, what to feel or what to do.
I have a right to my own thoughts, feelings, values and beliefs.
What I share with others about matters that concern me is determined by what feels right to me - not what they want.
If people are abusive or disrespectful to me, I have a right to tell them so, to ask them to stop and to avoid them.
I don't have to be nice to people who aren't nice to me.
I don't need abuse or to be disrespected.
I have a need and right to love myself, respect myself and to stand up for myself.
I have a right to be who I am and to harmlessly live my own life regardless of whether others don't like it.
I don't have to feel guilty for not behaving as others might want me to or for not giving other what they expect of me.
I accept myself just as I am in the moment with whatever thoughts and feelings I have.
I accept my right to my imperfection and shortcomings and don't feel guilty for not being perfect.
I believe that we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us - to be treated with love and respect.
I believe that if I am true to myself and live by the highest truth I know, things will turn out for the best in the long run.