Virginia Satir

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The Five Freedoms

1. The freedom to see and hear (perceive) what is here and now, rather than what was, will be or should be.
2. The freedom to think what one thinks, rather than what one should think.
3. The freedom to feel what one feels, rather than what one should feel.
4. The freedom to want (desire) and to choose what one wants, rather than what one should want.
5. The freedom to imagine one's own self-actualization, rather than playing a rigid role or always playing it safe.
Last updated 15 August 1995

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