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defenses against acting.         Changing the focus from questions about practicality to questions about personal commitment entails more than simply a shift in agenda or a change in conversation. When we embrace the Yes questions, we are confronted with our freedom. Most of the messages of our culture deny our freedom and tell us that we are products of our environment, driven by rewards and self-interest, and that those in power hold our future in their hands. To truly act on our own values and pursue what matters means that we need to accept, at the level of bone marrow, that we are free and therefore responsible for the actions we ...

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