The Five Essential Freedoms.....

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Many people chase money and material things when all they are really after is an expanded experience of freedom. Freedom is a quality that many people chase after not realising that it is a possibility that exists within themselves. We cannot be free in the world unless we can realise that quality on the inside first.

Whatever you believe you need to be free in the world is a story you are telling yourself is true. You can be in prison and know freedom. Take Nelson Mandela, imprisoned for many years but was able to make a huge contribution to the freedom of millions in his native country. His words have also helped to inspire and free millions around the world.

Some people think they need lots of money to be free. They have made money their liberator. You know you do not need lots of money to feel free. There are some very wealthy people in the world who experience very little freedom in their lives.

Family therapist Virginia Satir knew about freedom, she worked with hundreds of individuals and families that were in pain and did not feel free. Virginia Satir says there are five freedoms:

The freedom to see and hear what is;
The freedom to say what you feel and think;
The freedom to feel what you actually feel;
The freedom to ask for what you want;
The freedom to take risks on your own behalf.

Now you cannot say no-one told you!

Steve Nobel
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