It's time to take back your life—one step at a time. Many individuals face setbacks and life-altering obstacles. This self-help workbook allows readers to reclaim their lives from dysfunction and pain.
It's no surprise that inmates face these turmoils and challenges in the extreme. Prisoner No More helps readers find solutions to their anger management, depression, and anxiety through spiritual, financial, and relational discovery.
Dante Kun's 15 years of experience teaching anger management, conflict resolution, and pre-release classes at Pelican Bay State Prison and his current position as Clinical Supervisor of a drug treatment facility allow him a unique perspective into the struggles many people face—especially those who are down on their luck. Focusing on the exercises presented in the workbook allows readers to delve into the solutions that will help them grow. This guide is for anyone who is willing to do the work to create change in his or her life. Get ready to journey within the world of you—and learn who you're meant to be.
There is a self imposed prison that comes with bigotry. I wrote this section to show the miracle that is humanity. Myamoto Musashi wrote that everything comes from the void and returns to the void. I call the void "Source" and we are the miracles that came from Source. Our creation is really beyond word connected thought and is a true miracle regardless of spiritual orientation. Loving self protection can take many forms and sometimes fear can twist people into a life of lack, limitation, and hatred. I wrote this chapter to show that we are all one "Tribe" the "Earth tribe," and we cannot be separate from our Source. We become something greater than ourselves when we remove bigotry from our reality.
Everything starts with thought. Learning to choose for yourself may take some effort and work when you have allowed others to choose for you. When I ask you to "listen to the whisperings of your heart" I am asking you to pay attention to the messages coming from your higher self. That part of you that wants the best for you. The part of you that wants to find purpose. The part of you that drives your humanity. Make some "quiet time" in your life and just listen. Sometimes I get up at 3 A.M. , make some cacao and sit quietly in my living room just watching my cats run, climb, and play with each other on their climbing structure. Their bliss inspires me and I come up with new poems for my journal. Find your quiet time and listen.
Learning that you have suffered from "freedom FROM choice" rather than accepting the fact that you have "freedom OF choice" is a huge win in the quest for personal freedom. Everything starts with thought so start using your freedom of choice muscle.
Sometimes we struggle to keep those things that hold us back. It can be hard to let go of the destructive habits we have accepted as "reality." Embracing the idea of "service to others " will add purpose to your life in the present. It will bring you happiness, joy, and reduce stress. You will feel empowered as you help others feel empowered. You will discover your own personal gifts and talents that you never knew you possessed. Your service to others will be a catalyst for your own positive growth and development. This realization will only add to your future happiness. Try it and see! Volunteer at a crisis center, animal shelter, or wherever you feel drawn to serve.
The ability to willingly seek out new experiences exercises your "Freedom Of Choice" Muscle. When you live in a self-imposed isolation brought on by dysfunction you learn to operate with "Freedom FROM choice." New experiences will be a challenge but it can start small and grow big quickly. Baby steps can include visiting a bookstore or walking in a new park. Using your phone to take pictures. Going to a restaurant with new food choices. Eventually operating from a mindset that encourages Freedom of Choice will lead to to new and beautiful adventures, different people, places, and things.
We are many cultures but only one race, the human race. We are one tribe. We are the Earth tribe. While environment and culture shape us, at some point we must learn to see past skin color and cultural bias.
When you argue with people who refuse to accept your new growth it is always a negative situation. Becoming independent of other people's opinions is true freedom.
We sometimes forget that we are not our emotions. We are spiritual beings having physical experiences. Emotions pass through us but they are not "us." We are the sacred source of the Universe out picturing itself.
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