Posted on Mar. 14, 2006
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It is interesting that inmates believe either
that they deserve to be imprisoned or that someone more powerful
than they believes they deserve to be imprisoned. In the latter
case they still hold a hidden belief that they deserve to be imprisoned
because they weren't strong enough or clever enough or lucky enough to
stay out of reach of the enforcer.
The recidivism rate of up to 80% is so high
because those beliefs don't change when they leave prison. They
still believe that their history prevents them from claiming the
experience of equality and acceptance by the community. They
struggle for jobs, housing, adequate income, and even a restoration of
loving family relationships.
Many find it too difficult to live outside of
prison, not realizing they carried their "prison" beliefs with
them when they left prison.
We all have prisons of our own making. Even when we attempt to
escape, we will return to the safety of our self-imposed prison if we
don't change our thinking patterns to support a life outside our prison
To free yourself from a prison without physical
walls, you must be willing to stop believing that you deserve the
limitation of your prison walls. You must be willing to recognize
your innate right to be in any experience you choose simply because you
choose the experience.
Stop using the prison language of limitation and
resistance. Begin using the language of freedom to choose.
Claim your right to be supported in the freedom of life outside the
prisons of your own making. Stop speaking of people or groups as
more powerful than you, who keep you in your limitations.
Speak the language of support and synchronicity
in fulfilling your dreams.
Wishing You the Best Outcome you can Imagine and Speak