Click to watch a video Path of Freedom about a meditation project in a Rhode Island men's prison. From YouTube:
In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men's prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation. Path of Freedom follows former inmate Fleet Maull as he visits prison to share his strategies for surviving on the inside. The film offers a rare glimpse into the inner lives of men reaching for forgiveness, inner peace and freedom behind bars.
To learn more about Fleet and the work of the Prison Mindfulness Institute, visit: http://www.prisonmindfulness.org. [That link does not work for me. Maybe this one?]
A couple of quotes from the video are below. Depending up on how you define "hard stuff" and "fail," this first quote could be about the practice of law, yes?
People don't understand the value of what they call the soft stuff . . . Without the soft stuff, no matter how much of the hard stuff you have, you're bound to fail.
You're here because the way you were did not work, so why not be better?
This is not a place to breed a better criminal. This could actually be a place to breed a better person.
Worth the approximately 10 minutes to watch.