The Quiet Within

An Education Officer from a prison in the north of Israel shares:

An inmate who was really angry restrained himself, walked to one side and took some breathes… he then read a chapter from the book, I think it was Chapter 9, and really practiced – and it worked! Not many share their experiences, but as far as I’m concerned, even one incident is success. If one can control himself and not hit another, I think we have been successful. Also in regards to awareness: I have sat in the meditation groups and have felt a change in my awareness. I know it takes time and patience, and it just permeates. In my group, as well as in other groups, there was a lot of resistance, and I told them: “It’ll be alright. Eventually you’ll connect.” It’s not immediate, it really is a process, and you need a lot of patience.