If you are entering prison for the first time, you will think that you have some idea of what you are going to face - surely those prison TV shows have some truth in them...
What TV fails to share is the psychological drama that plays out in the minds of all inmates.
Something bad happens, you argue on the phone with your wife - it suddenly feels far worse than it really is!
Something good happens, you have a great visit with your wife and receive loving mail that she dropped off to you - it suddenly feels far greater than it really it is!
These heightened emotions are a real issue in prison, for if they are left unchecked, they pave an emotional pathway of mega highs and mega lows, without any real equilibrium.
Equilibrium is something that all inmates are better served to strive for. When we find a sense of balance in prison, then this translates to our life when we get out in the real world.
If you are heading into prison, or if you are already in there, make a promise to yourself, to become the observer of your emotions, and to reign them in slightly where possible. Observe the highs, enjoy them sure, but make sure you don't get so high that you then crash down hard. Prison life is enough of a journey without creating your own extra internal drama.
If you are struggling, try reading one of my books or reach out, write me a letter. I may respond or if it is part of your destiny, you could even get a visit from me :)
Stay bright, stay strong, and remember that any emotion you are experiencing will pass. Everything changes - even in prison, energies in a particular prison unit change. The guards change. Life changes always - so aim for better changes, brighter changes and have a good day each day because you choose to! Always fall back to the simple remedy that you control what you choose to think and these thoughts ultimately manifest your destiny both in prison and in the future when you are released!