Many years ago my Yoga teacher read this out to the class

 

 

 

 

This is my life, I experience it alone and my time here is very limited.

I can not be owned by anyone else.

I must be ever alert for any efforts to take away my rights to be myself.

If you love me, you love me for what I am, not for what you want me to be.

 

Remember that its two ways,

you must love them for who they are, not what you want them to be