Self Respect

Join Shema in Her Journey Into Self Respect


Facebook Album “My Journey to Self Respect”

Entry One: 

It is said we need more Self Love
But what about Self Respect

Perhaps that is the muscle
I need to develop still

It’s definition
“pride and confidence in oneself;
a feeling that one is behaving with honor and dignity.”

What self respect is there in
a “damsel in distress”
or a “rescue me”
or a “you owe me”

none really

“Self respect is defined as holding yourself in esteem and believing
that you are good and worthy of being treated well.

An example of self respect is when you know you deserve to be treated right and,
as a result,
you do not tolerate others lying to you or treating you unfairly.

Self-respect is a form of self-love
The reason self-respect is so important is that it is the gift we give ourselves
when we become less motivated
to please others in order to get their approval
and more motivated to live a life of authenticity and personal integrity

despite whatever anyone else thinks about us.”


Entry 2

What self respect is there
In allowing a father
to call daughter a loser

Daughter I am here to tell you now
There is no self respect
In tolerating that

A Life Changing Moment
As I begin to explore what Self Respect
Means to me
and how it operates in my life
and how to improve upon it


Entry 3

Can I stay true to my reason for being
the truth of this purpose
and let that be the GUIDE
as to how I interact with others

My reason for being
I am here, I have come,
to help as the planet evolves
and to know, Remember,
God, Source, Within
— Shema Satya​

“To free us from the expectations of others,
to give us back to ourselves…
there lies the great, the singular power
of self respect.
— Joan Didion