We are all here on a journey of some kind. We have hopes and dreams, we have struggles and challenges. We desire to be ourselves, to be loved for ourselves, to be free to be ourselves.
Here are some inspirational words from the renowned family therapist Virginia Satir, words which capture what it truly means to be free to be yourself. Every time I read the Five Freedoms, I am reminded of how powerful our senses are (if we let them) in helping us to heal, to live mindfully, to live from a place of fulfilment and joy.
If you have some time today, I encourage you to sit with these words, reflect on them, be open to absorbing their intention for you.
The Five Freedoms by Virginia Satir
1. The freedom to see and hear what is here, instead of what should be, was, or will be.
2. The freedom to say what you feel and think, instead of what you should.
3. The freedom to feel what you feel, instead of what you ought.
4. The freedom to ask for what you want, instead of always waiting for permission.
5. The freedom to take risks in your own behalf, instead of choosing to be only “secure” and not rocking the boat.
I hope these words resonate with you and would love to hear what you think!
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