How have you developed and maintained meaningful social relationships?
I’ve developed them by paying attention to the Law of Attraction.
When I conduct myself with integrity and in an intelligent manner, I attract like-minded people.
I then nurture those relationships with love and compassion.
When associating with new people, I often find early on, a pivotal point. This pivotal point offers me one of two directions. I can choose to make this person like me. Or I can choose to make this person dislike me.
In the past I was oblivious to this concept. I would respond compulsively (see: How To Control Compulsive Thoughts). And because I had a polluted thought atmosphere, my response was usually rude. Therefore, most people disliked me.
Then I would wonder why there’s so much conflict in my life.
Today I care about people and how they feel. So when I encounter a pivotal point, I choose to make people like me.
I try my best to always be impeccable with my words.
I treat ALL people with dignity and respect.
I listen to people and let them talk. A lot of these guys just want to be heard. I offer positive feedback.
I’ve come to the understanding that people matter!
The power of the Universe lies within the people. Friends, foes, or enemies? It’s My Choice. I choose Friends.
Question #1: What is your daily routine like in prison?
Question #2: Which activities do you currently engage in that are most meaningful to you?
Question #3: How has engaging in activities like education, NA meetings, writing (blog & books) been useful to you?
Question #4: Do you think that engaging in any of these activities would help you after you get out? If so, how?
Question #6: Why isn’t there more engaging, humanistic activities in prison?
Question #7: Why are programs like the dog program a good fit for a prison setting?
Question #8: If there were more programs that focused on developing social skills, educational skills, writing, etc. do you think there would be less recidivism?