Monday, May 31, 2010

Eastern Correctional Facility

Recently, an inmate walked up to me before we began a meditation program at a maximum security prison in upstate New York. He reached out to shake my hand and said: Hi, Alan, don't you remember me? I was here when you first showed up in 1980, with 15 years to Life. I had 40 to Life at the time. I enrolled in your meditation class and have never looked back. You got out and I'm still here. It's been 30 years. I know that I probably will never get out again but it no longer matters. I'm happy, happier than I've ever been before. Meditation completely and utterly changed my life. I'm no longer afraid."

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