Dungeon Prompts: Motivation

This week’s prompt is:  Motivation  “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause. The mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” – Wilhelm Stekel

Dungeon Prompts: Seeking Refuge

  This week’s prompt is:  Seeking Refuge  “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – Maya Angelou We all reach a point when we are so overwhelmed by the world and our lives that we need to pull back and seek refuge from …

Dungeon Prompts: Guilt – Illuminating or Engulfing the Darkness?

  This week’s prompt is:  Guilt – Illuminating or Engulfing the Darkness? “Guilt is a useless feeling. It’s never enough to make you change direction–only enough to make you useless.” ― Daniel Nayeri, Another Faust “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” ― Voltaire Guilt can be a useful tool …

Dungeon Prompts: Balance and the Art of Succeeding in an All or Nothing World

  This week’s prompt is:  Balance and the Art of Succeeding in an All or Nothing World “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton “Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” – Hillary Clinton Buddha taught the Middle Way but he had to …

Dungeon Prompts: Mortality and the Human Psyche

  This week’s prompt is:  Mortality and the Human Psyche “All things that we ordained festival, Turn from their office to black funeral; Our instruments to melancholy bells, Our wedding cheer to a sad burial feast, Our solemn hymns to sullen dirges change, Our bridal flowers serve for a buried corse, And all things change …

Dungeon Prompts: Freedom in the Modern World

  This week’s prompt is:  Freedom in the Modern World “If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.”  These are the words of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The argument  over the balance between security and freedom has been going on …

Dungeon Prompts: Good, Evil and the Rules that You Live By

This week’s prompt is:  Good, Evil and the Rules that You Live By Marcus Tullius Cicero told us that, “The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” The way that we see good and evil, or the lack thereof, surely colors the way we interact in a world that is ruled by …

Dungeon Prompts: Inner Voice

  This week’s prompt is:   Inner Voice Every time that I open my mouth to sing I expect the voice of Louis Armstrong to come out.  What I end up hearing is a thin, childish sounding, often slightly flat, voice, that’s good enough, but not satisfying to me.  Often, if we haven’t seen ourselves in …

Dungeon Prompts: Faith, Tolerance and Mutual Appreciation

  This week’s prompt is:  Faith, Tolerance and Mutual Appreciation The great Rarasaur recently wrote an open letter to her most loyal reader; the one that can’t stop emailing her about all that he finds wrong with Rara’s blog.  That got me thinking about my own favorite reader, the woman who won’t stop trying to save me after …

Dungeon Prompts: Chaos

  This week’s prompt is: Chaos When we go through unforeseen, traumatic events, we can learn a lot about ourselves.  Were we the calm in the eye of the storm or did we freak out over every little thing going on around us.  Did we rise and lead others out of the fire, or were …