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Journaling Prompts

 

Liberated Woman: Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not? Why has the word feminist gotten a bad rap in recent years? Are there things about the way that women have lived in the past that you feel wistful for? Who are the women in the world, or in your own life, who have inspired you to be freethinking, open-minded or progressive?

Free as a Bird: What activities or experiences make you feel free and easy? Do you need to be on vacation to feel free, or can you feel that way in your everyday life? What one thing could you add to your routine to create a sense of freedom for yourself?

Set me Free: Has someone else made a decision that has freed you from some kind of prison? Perhaps a relationship ended, or you lost a job…what proportion of you was relieved and what proportion was hurt? Did that change over time? How long did it take for you to understand the reason for the ‘loss’, or are you still waiting?

Let off the Hook/Pardon: Who have you had to forgive, or who do you still need to forgive, from your past in order to move forward powerfully in your life? If you’re holding onto anger or resentment, why? What keeps you stuck in the past? Is it ego, history, or something else?

 

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Music

Quotes

Maturity and experience are part of my liberation.

Alicia Keys

I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty, dominance, inequity. I long for the liberation of all people.

Jasmine Guy

What a liberation to realize that the 'voice in my head' is not who I am. 'Who am I, then?' The one who sees that.

Eckhart Tolle

The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.

W. Somerset Maugham

Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred - it is the amphetamine of its believers.

Arianna Huffington

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.

Archibald MacLeish

My wife's income allowed me to do what I really loved. I realized that women's liberation is men's liberation, too.

Warren Farrell

The true self seeks release, not constraint. It doesn't want to be corseted in a sonnet or made to learn a system of musical notations. It wants liberation, which is why very often it fastens on the novel, for the novel seems spacious, undefined, free.

Rachel Cusk

But the whole point of liberation is that you get out. Restructure your life. Act by yourself.

Jane Fonda

I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation.

Theodore Bikel

Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.

Corita Kent

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.

Maya Angelou

It is always the same: once you are liberated, you are forced to ask who you are.

Jean Baudrillard

My dog doesn't worry about the meaning of life. She may worry if she doesn't get her breakfast, but she doesn't sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. As long as she gets some food and a little affection, her life is fine.

Joko Beck

 

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