Let Prose Enhance Your Self Image And Yourself

To all of us our self image is important. It is what we are, how we feel about ourselves, the image we feel we portray to the world. At times our image is not all we would like it to be. At times we will question and ponder, think and reassess - what we do, who we are, our self image, ourselves. At times like these words can be very powerful - healing, soothing, comforting . . .

The power of words . . .

As we read we can let the words gently flow over us. We can let the words quietly be spoken to us in there own sweet way. We can let ourselves open to the thoughts and their meanings, the ideas and their origin, the phrases and the understandings that they have ready for us. Ready for us to assimilate and take on board. If we let them filter through and allow the words their power to move and rejuvenate. If we let ourselves be uplifted and filled with their sometimes hidden insights. Too gently and slowly to impact on our lives as we read - and in the future when we recall their meaning for us.

I hope this page will do this and more. I hope this example will help to express life in an insightful, penetrating but easy to read manner. And help us to question the lives we lead and the manner in which we live them.


Your self image is a view of your mental picture
but at times it is something you'd like to barter
but stuck with it you are all of the way
it is not something you could sell or exchange on eBay

This is an important aspect of ourselves that we speak
not something we can change purely by technique
for close at home is its basis we find
though at times we would like to leave it behind

This concept is something we can tweak
though it is often harder to change than to speak
about it and its value to us
if we don't like it we can become quite self-conscious

For at times we find a resistance to change
how we view ourselves we have difficulty trying to rearrange
our thoughts and our feelings about something so close at heart
though if our self image is poor we should really make a start

To make inroads to improving our lot
not purely based upon ego - it is not
a memory, a sense of identity is actually what we are after
feelings of self worth and esteem can we use as an anchor

Upon which to base our life and our journey
each new day a new experience of rare beauty
with us at its center and fulcrum
if we should just let time help us to blossom

And grow and develop and heighten our awareness
of life and the world and help us to harness
our resources, our talents, our values to name but three
can help enhance our experience, our enjoyment, our life greatly

And lead us on in the search we have started
with enthusiasm and inspiration often quite unbounded
in effort and appeal for it is the self image we have sought
with effort, reassessment, greater awareness but never bought

For that is not the way of the world so we find
our efforts and our will do well to be combined
in pursuit of this our elusive prize
to do without our image in life would be most unwise

And to this end we need nurture ourselves and be kind
seek assistance and help with which our image can be redefined
for it was never beyond relief or in a state we could not change
rather in need of boosting and enhancing so that we could exchange

Our sorrowful state for one we find much better
not trial and error but by earnest effort and toil we could conquer
any fears or doubts we might have in us within
belief in our image, ourselves and comfortable in our skin

Renewed confidence from small successes we can regularly achieve
greater motivation and self assurance and in ourselves start to believe
again that we can, oh that we can do what we need
belief in ourselves can come back, oh yes indeed

So that we realize what we have in our hands
our life, rich and sweet but with some demands
on our time and our efforts but we now know
that we can deliver and contribute and put on a good show

In life, but it proves to be much more than that
greater self respect avoids us making ourselves be the doormat
over which we inevitably walk and sometimes break into a run
greater consciousness of self we find ourselves ready for action

To bring our life into one of harmony and balance
with our mental picture we feel good and have now the patience
to accept our selves as we are with all our faults
if we could dance with ourselves we would share a waltz

Around our living room, enjoyment now reigns and we feel real satisfaction
within ourselves, our life and our path through life does beckon
and call us forward to meet life head on and tackle life from a firm base
being happy with our self image and finding ourselves full of life's grace

All best,
Martin


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