The freedom to see and hear what is here instead of what should be, was or will be.
The freedom to say what one feels and thinks instead of what one should.
Virginia Satir, author of these Five Freedoms, was an internationally known therapist (referred to by many as “the pioneer of family therapy”), teacher, and author. Her books Peoplemaking and Conjoint Family Therapy are two of the central texts of humanistic psychology. Satir, who died in 1988, held high hopes and great enthusiasm for the ability of the human spirit to make this world a better place to live. Her vision was to help empower people to reach their full potential.
The freedom to feel what one feels instead of what one ought to.
The freedom to ask for what one wants instead of always waiting for permission.
The freedom to take risks in one’s own behalf instead of choosing to be only ‘secure’ and not rocking the boat.