A Story of Recognition

Wanna hear a story? Okay.

My celly was telling me a story. He mentioned a minor detail that I KNEW to be untrue. I wanted to protest. But I didn’t. Because I knew he would dispute it.

Then what? Well I’ll tell you. I’d have to prove him wrong. To do that, I’d have to draw out the entire dispute. Which would just make it last longer. To me, that’s a negative. So I just let him tell his story as I remained a gracious listener.

I share this with you because I recognize growth. To be honest, I felt the urge to argue that point in his story. Years ago I would’ve. But now, because of meditation and my Inspiration Rocks (see my blog titled: Inspiration Rocks)…well, lets just say I recognize self-growth.

I’m proud of that. It makes me feel good to just be in harmony with people and the natural flow of life.

Even in prison I have a full range of emotions that cover every corner of the human spectrum. Within this spectrum, I choose to focus on all of the positive that’s going on. I seek it. I pluck it out. I make it mine.

Let me give you some examples:

1) Stone City Publishing. I love it! I love to dream about it and visualize my future success. It excites me because I KNOW I’ll succeed. I know I’ll be a multi-millionaire before I get out (see my blog titled: With Every Hardship Comes An Equal Seed Of Opportunity).

I see so many of these men who have nothing like this to focus on. Instead they focus on fighting the system, manipulating the rules, and that gangsta/outlaw life. It’s my environment. I use it to show me how NOT to act. There’s a lot of energy in here. I’m truly learning how to harness it, and to redirect it towards the good. And in doing so, I gravitate towards like-minded people. Check out Guiltyashellrecords.com. Matt is a good dude and he’s a friend of mine.

2) My family. I love them! I love to dream about them and visualize coming home.

3) My fiancé. I love her! I have the best woman in the world. She is the biggest positive force I have in my life.

I have sooo much GOOD in my life that it’s not even worth focusing on anything else.

That’s why I didn’t dispute the minor detail in my celly’s story. Or the dozen other situations per day that I encounter which make me want to engage in some form of negativity.

Big changes start with the smallest detail. I’m trying. I’m succeeding. And I will continue to succeed!

Steven Jennings

Author: Steven & Suzie Jennings

She was raised as a Mormon, and he is a convict serving 43 years in prison. This blog offers a glimpse into two vastly different worlds that somehow came crashing together. Join them on their journey through prison life & married life.

One thought

  1. Will you be kind enough Steven, and tell me how you came up with the idea of “Inspiration Rocks?” In “that” environment, it’s a ingenious idea? Don’t you think?
    ~Rosilyn

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