“His message and tone conveyed a blend of hope, encouragement, guidance, strength, and love and appeared to make everyone there feel like they were the most important human beings on earth. He defined freedom in terms that were unrelated to physical walls or restrictions and explained how many very seemingly successful people were even more constrained than the inmates themselves. He encouraged everyone to stand on their own two feet and to exercise their own hearts, saying it is easy to develop the muscles in the arm, but to exercise the muscles of the heart takes the real strength. He challenged all of us to develop the capacity to love, to shine, and to fulfill our human potential, and then added with emphasis, never to return to this place.” Injmate John Snyder writes about Prem Rawat’s speech at Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas.
I remember one person saying how much he enjoyed the classes because they weren’t focused on problems. He described how many of the programs offered in the correctional facility focus on an individual’s problems. He felt it was a real relief to be able to attend a class that offered solutions that can be found inside.
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