Is it Possible for a Prison Wife To Be Happy in the Now?
How can a prison wife be happy in the moment when all she is doing is counting down days until her loved one gets home? We’re always waiting. Wishing away hours, waiting for appeals to be granted or sentences to be overturned. I’m with a “lifer” and I still waste days with thoughts like, “All I have to do is get through a count down until our next visit.” We feel we can suffer now because eventually, we’ll make it to our happily ever after. Its just the way that it is for us.
On the way to visit, I was listening to the audio book; “The Power of Now,” by: Eckart Tolle. The book was all about how we have to learn to be fully content in the very moment; in the now. As I was listening, my immediate thought was, “Yeah right, that doesn’t work for us.” Mission impossible for us, as prison wives, to not wait for a certain date in the future. Then, as I kept listening, I started to realize what Mr. Tolle meant and how we too could put his theories into place. Watch the video below to see how I related the lessons of the book back to our lifestyle as prison wives and how we can learn to be happy in the now, while waiting for our true happiness, in the form of the loves of our lives, to come home in the future.
I must also apologize that the video was cut off mid-thought. I ran out of storage on my phone smack in the middle of making this video. No worries, there is a “part 2″ coming tomorrow because I began filming again while in the car driving to visit. Stay tuned. Health, love and happiness, my friends…xo, Ro