Waking Up in Prison

By: Joseph Green

In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the merciful. I give all praise and honor to my creator. Gratitude is my attitude. Always grateful and positive. Alert and dependable. I give because it’s my nature to be selfless. The golden rule is to do unto others as you want others to do unto you. Everybody is somebody to somebody.

I’m excited to get back up and running with my podcast. My vision is so vivid and I’m sure that things will be informative and fun. I’m not the same man many of you know me as however I never lost my sense of humor and laughter. I’ve never allowed this dark place to extinguish my light. Make sure you tune in a share this on your social media sites.

I read this quote that reminds me of the strength I have within. It says, “Let them judge you, let them misunderstand you, let them gossip about you. Their opinions aren’t your problem. You stay kind, committed to love and free in your authenticity. No matter what they do or say don’t you dare doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth. Just keep on shining like you do.”

We all have a truth. It’s your truth and nobody can define your truth but you. Being authentic is staying true to what you feel and do despite the opinions of others. Often, we doubt our worth because we didn’t get the validation from the person whom we seek approval. The only person we should seek approval from is Allah (god) and ourselves. We have to start putting our happiness first.

We all have a purpose and meaning in this world. We are all seeking that purpose and meaning for life. The only way you will find that purpose and meaning is by following your heart and happiness. Many men and women incarcerated have to redefine who they were to become who they truly are. Finding happiness in this place is hard but not impossible.

Today will be positive and productive. I stand strong and refuse to bend or fold. I am a King. I am Man. I am a leader. I am my mama’s SUN! Pressure either bust pipes or make diamonds! What do you think it’s doing to me? My success will be my testimony. THIS IS WAKING UP IN PRISON! Stay tuned for more…..T.B.T.W.

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