What are they? They are small rocks from the prison yard. I bring them to my cell and paint them.
Inspiration Rocks keep me focused throughout my day. It’s so easy to get caught up in some kind of BS in here. But with an Inspiration Rock constantly in my pocket, on my shelf, or on my desk, it serves as a constant reminder to stay focused and on course.
These rocks really work! They help me incorporate positive attributes into my daily living. They act as a simple reminder to smile more, to be kinder, honest, and appreciative. They give me clarity on whatever I want to remain focused on. If I’m struggling in an area, I’ll grab that specific rock and it’ll help me be mindful to do the right thing.
For example, just the other day I caught a guy cheating in a card game. Everyone saw it and a big argument broke out. The cheater got defensive and hostile. I saw his blood pressure rise. So I left the table and went to my cell. I grabbed my rock that says “Quiet” on it. This inspired me to just simply be quiet.
If I am quiet, then I won’t get involved. The cheater won’t have any reason to direct his negativity towards me. I won’t get offended or feel disrespected. I won’t have to open a can of whoop ass on his bitch ass. See! Just thinking about the situation bothers me. Where’s my inspiration rock that says “Peace & Harmony” on it? 🙂
Each Inspiration Rock is hand crafted with love and care. Each word may inspire people in different ways. Here’s how they inspire me:
Peace – Inspires me to be at peace with everyone in my life.
Redemption – Inspires me to always look to redeem myself by conducting my actions in a kind, loving manner.
Understand – Inspires me to be understanding towards all.
Focus – Inspires me to stay focused on my conduct, goals, and well-being. Stay focused on my inspiration rocks.
Integrity – Inspires me to conduct myself in a way that’s morally sound.
Commitment – Inspires me to always finish what I start.
Trust – Inspires me to be trustworthy.
Spirit – Inspires me to keep a loving spirit about myself, to say & do kind things, and to create a positive aura about myself.
Mind – Inspires me to keep good, wholesome, productive thoughts in my mind.
Soul – Inspires me to examine how I really feel below the surface. Are my unspoken thoughts morally sound?
Principal – Inspires me to stay focused on the morals & values that I base my life upon. Why am I doing something? How will it affect myself & others?
Truth – Inspires me to always be honest. Lying is a form of weakness.
Life – Inspires me to cherish life one day at a time. Life is short. Keep what’s really important in perspective. Don’t sweat the small things.
Love – Inspires me to look for opportunities to display love.
Honor – Inspires me to conduct myself with personal integrity.