Pat O'Brien Posted about 3 years ago When we think we have no options, can we change our perception? Does having options make us happier? I have felt trapped. I truly felt that I had burned every bridge in my life. I am not religious so asking for help seemed out of the question. When I finally asked for help, and then learned to not expect life to go my way, and quit being so debilitating self-centered, I became free of the ego's demands. Much choice opened up to me, but the ego's restoration beat me down once more. And so it goes, ad infinitum.