Can You Believe There is a Difference? Liberation and Freedom


In my early twenties I was unstoppable. I had several investment properties. I had amazing friendships. Life was indeed fun. In 2015 I found myself wanting to be free of marriage and money problems. Sadly, after an emotionally devastating divorce and three foreclosures I really felt like a failure. I would lay in the bed all day. I felt numb. There were times I would get up to eat very little which consisted of plain oatmeal or yogurt.

Making a Decision

Then one day I made a decision. Thoughts of failure would no longer imprison me. I gave depression a deadline. I made a choice to make the rest of my days the best of my days.  The fight has just begun. Everyday there are unseen forces fighting to keep us from fulfilling our goals and dreams.

There is a Difference

All this time I thought freedom and liberation meant the same thing. A quick Dr. Google search told me different.

Liberation: The act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release.

Freedom: The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

It takes liberation to achieve freedom.


I had an aha- moment. Liberation is the journey to freedom. Life will constantly throw up roadblocks and obstacles. We must overcome.  The great thing is you don’t have to do it alone. There are life coaches such as myself that can ask you those questions and help you on your journey.

The Big Question..

What area of your life needs some clarity or liberation? Let’s talk. Reply to this email to set up a session.

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1 comment

  1. Hmmmmmmm,I’ve never thought that the two had different meanings. So the goal is to be liberated and freedom would soon follow? Good to know

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