Who Approves of Me

Excerpt From Half Moon Bay – Disk 2

(So how much attention or approval – how much of that do we need? How little……)

How much attention and approval do you need? Well, why don’t you give yourself for what you require?  You know, I figure nobody knows how wonderful I am as much as I do.  I know people that disapprove of me just got poor taste and I’m goin’ about my business.  Do you know how much you would need to give yourself?  You see in the ultimate end, it’s your own approval you desire, not mine.  I can come along and tell you how beautiful you are and how wonderful you are and you’ll say he was just doin’ this to try to make me feel good.  Or he was makin’ fun of me.  So it’s your approval, your image of yourself that counts.  So can you give yourself enough approval or do you want some of the rest of us to give it?  You’ll never believe the rest of us anyway, is that right?  But we’ve been taught that we should always put ourselves down.  But if you put yourself down, who’s gonna put you up, is that right?  Or you wouldn’t believe ’em anyway, would you?  Hmm?


(8:07 CD 2 Half Moon Bay)

You’ve been told how beautiful you were ever since you was this high, is that right, or before?

(This high.)

You’ve been told that all of your life, haven’t you?

(Well, about……….)

Well most of your life, is that right?  That you’re a beautiful lady.  Do you buy it or do you think you’re a ……

(I think they’re lying.)

Right. So the only approval and attention that really matters is what you give yourself.  Now let’s all get that straight.  Now that don’t mean you’re conceited or anything of the sort.  My mother said there was no conceit in our family, I had it all; but that’s beside the point.  The point is if you can’t approve of yourself, you won’t buy it if somebody else does.  I’ve watched you for a long time, too.  You give you all the attention, all the approval you want and you “grrrr” because you don’t give yourself the attention and approval.  You give yourself the “put down”.


Yeah. And you give yourself the put down, is that right?  And so’s about everybody else here.  Now we all give ourselves a put down, is that right?  Huh?  The only attention and approval in the ultimate end that matters is what you give yourself, ok?  And that doesn’t mean that you have to run and tell everybody how wonderful you are, but just so you know it, ok?  You don’t have to tell anybody about it, just so you know it.  Then you got plenty of attention.  If you need a little more today, give yourself a little more, right?  Ok?  Next comment.

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