Mike Lindsey had a larger than life personality. He was always laughing and joking around.
When I heard he passed away, I couldn’t believe it. I fought back tears.
My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Mike was a kind and compassionate man. He danced and sang at holiday events. And had no problems talking in front of large groups. Mike was the type of person who would bend over backwards for his friends. If someone needed something, he would help out.
Mike was loved & respected by all who knew him.
May his soul rest in peace and his memory live on by those who knew him.
RIP buddy…you’ll truly be missed.
The above title comes from my daily reading from The Science of Mind. This particular section I read is a meditation for self-help. I’ll share it with you…
“I wrap myself in the mantel of Love and fall asleep, filled with Peace. Through the long night Peace remains with me, and at the breaking of the new day I shall still be filled with Life and Love. I shall go forth into the new day confident and happy. I rest in Thee.”
Last night at 3:03 am, I was abruptly awoken by the pounding on my door, followed by a loud obnoxious monotone voice saying, “Top bunk! Move for count!”
Now how in the heck am I supposed to remain peaceful through the long night when such a vindictive spirit kicks me in the gut?
I say “vindictive spirit” because not all prison guards take such an aggressive approach. Most will lightly tap on the window. For me, that’s enough, because I am a light sleeper.
Other guards will knock a little louder as they say, “Move for count.” They only say this when they can’t see skin due to the fact an inmate is under the covers sleeping.
And then there’s always that one vindictive guard who comes to work to harass and cause turmoil. That’s the one I’m talking about in this post. The one with a vindictive spirit who attempts to rob me of inner peace.
It used to work. That loud pounding would rob me of peace and was vexations to my spirit. It would piss me off!!!
Because I would let it. I gave it the power to do so.
The hate and turmoil was already inside of me. All the loud pounding did was give me a reason to bring my own hostilities to the surface.
Therefore, the guard didn’t rob me of peace. I robbed myself!
So last night, when that guard was yelling and pounding, I woke up with a smile on my face. I moved to show him I was present. And then he moved on to the next cell! As I drifted back to sleep, I said to myself, “I love you.”
From now on, when a guard wakes me up, I will use it as an opportunity to say the words “I love you” in the middle of the night. I will specifically view it as an opportunity to acknowledge LIFE and LOVE as I validate the power of mind and impose my own goodwill.
There are a lot of things I can’t control. But one thing I can always control, is my mind.
~ THE NIGHT IS FILLED WITH PEACE ~
Good is all around us, at all times. Regardless of our environment.
So why hasn’t my life always been peaceful? Why have I been in numerous prison fights over the past 20 years?
These are the questions I ask myself. I seek and continue to seek answers. Let me share a tiny glimpse into my discovery.
In order to find peace in the world, I must first find peace within myself. As I surrender to peace, love, and harmony, I find that they attract many blessings to my life.
I’m not saying that negativity is gone, or that it doesn’t press against me on a daily basis. Because it does!
I’m not saying that the only way to counteract negativity is to focus on peace. Seek and ye shall find!
I’m so done responding to negativity in a way that gives it life and power, dulling my pleasures, and clouding me with misery and apprehension!
I’m done with all that!
But how can that be? I’m still in prison. An environment that’s notorious for hate, violence, and chaos!
The answer is simple: I recognize the one life principle, working in and through me, as it inspires and motivates me and everyone I come in contact with.
And that one life principle is: The Law of Attraction…peace, love, harmony, understanding, and all things good.
The vibes I put out, come back to me. The way I treat people, comes back to me. The way I view my environment, contributes to my atmosphere within my environment.
This is my reality: I treat everyone with dignity & respect. I’m positive and happy. I smile. I use the power of my words in a direction of truth & love.
As a result, I attract all these beautiful things back into my life, thus creating a peaceful atmosphere. In prison. While serving 43 years.
This concept has taken me years to effectively implement into my life. I will continue to study as I slowly master the concepts of personal freedom and happiness.