Seven Ways That Choice Makes Your Life Hell, Part 2

Very few things in this world are one-sided, all good or all bad. In Part 1 of this series I introduced the idea that the extraordinary human power of choice can lead us into our own personal hell.

Barry Schwartz has written an insightful book on the dark side of choice, called The Paradox of […]

Affirmation Poem: My Dreams Walk Beside Me

(What’s an affirmation poem? See the beginning of Affirmation Poem: Endless River of Living Fire)


Not a whisper, lost in the wind.

Or a shadow forgotten in the day’s sunlight.

Brighter than the light that greets dark eyes, sharper than any sword, endless as the space between stars.

MY […]

Are You Afraid to Dream?

Love to Dream, Hate to Dream

This is an age where people are afraid to dream.

You don’t believe me. We have too many cable channels to count. We have movies with incredible special effects, computer games that grow more elaborate all the time, and multiplayer games and virtual worlds on the internet.

And we […]

Make a Wish

Forgetting the Magic

Do you remember what it was like to be a child?

Not the frustration. There was plenty of that.

Not the endless procession of “NO” and “You can’t do that.”

Not even the tantrum demands for something in a spirit of “I’ve got to have this or I’ll die.”

No. Not that […]

Why I Don’t Want to Live in a Perfect World

Let’s Dream Together

What would it be like to live in a perfect world?

Jennifer, alias TruthDancer, recently tagged her readers here, and asked us to write about our vision of a perfect world. A small excerpt from her post follows:

…We need a new vision. As a world family, we need to hold in […]