How to break inner prison for happiness

Inner Prison
Inner Prison
Inner Prison

The inner prison is the worst form of prison. It damages our vision for life and virtually makes us a dead person. Happiness can’t be achieved unless we break the inner prison. So in order to achieve happiness in life inner prison must be broken.

We live in a society where people have a lot of pressure from work and family. In the existence of these pressures, they feel trapped in life.  Certain deadlines also increase stress in us that causes a lot of other problem in life. It is also a factor for reducing our capacity of thinking in the right direction for the achievement of success in life.

If a person is imprisoned for life and will wait till death in the prison. What can be a motivating factor for him? What do these people think of their lives?. Let’s examine.


Most of us are prisoners of our thoughts and our past deeds. We always think about our past regrets and avoid trying something new. Unlike prisoners, we have a lot of options to do for the improvement of our present and future.  So we should motivate ourselves in the difficult times of life. How to inspire ourselves in such conditions?

The prisoners start thinking about how they can be free from the prison physically because they don’t have any inspiration in life. They did something wrong and facing a jail term. They don’t believe in any kind of inspiration.

In fact, inspiration in life is very necessary for fulfilling your dreams and other works of your choices. But most of us don’t have it. So what is it? how to achieve it?

What is inspiration? 

Inspiration is the state of mind that inspires us to do something to achieve a goal. Inspiration can be derived from anything from our daily life. The more we inspired the more we succeed in life. Inspiration is the driving force of life without it we are like a body without a soul. 

Inspiration comes from the motivation to do something meaningful in life.

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” ~ Stephen R Covey

Inspiration can make anyone successful in life because it explores our capacity and ability to do certain things in life. So it is a necessary aspect of life. Every one of us requires some kind of inspiration in life to achieve something. It may look very hard to achieve inspiration but with certain tools, it can be achieved. 

Inspiration also explores some hidden talent in us that were not noticed by us earlier. It may create some skills that can make us highly capable and efficient in life. So try to get inspiration from the sources available to you. 


So the main question is how to break the inner prison?

  • When we are uninspired we can set no goals, we feel helpless. The first step could be to read some inspirational stories of people such as Victor Frankl who struggled a lot and came out of miseries. That will inspire us a lot to believe the capacity of our mind that can handle a situation as Victor handled during the holocaust.

         So never lose hope and believe in yourself, you will come out as a winner.

  • Then think of your past memory. Try to recollect some of the good instances when you achieved something in life. It could be anything like you got the first position in your class or something. This kind of small achievement will definitely break your inner prison brick by brick and you will end up free yourself.

    “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~ Wayne Dyer

  • Now start counting your blessings. Do you have a home and enough on your plate? Do you have clothes to wear? Are your body parts are ok? If the answer to these questions is affirmative, then you are in the top 2% of the world. You are a very wealthy person and you have been ignoring your wealth, your blessings, isn’t it? This will further break the inner prison.

    “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  • Make goals and try to identify the requirements for achieving them. The goal should be clear and achievable. It will give us requirements and the ability to achieve them. By setting a goal you can break your inner prison and can go for achieving your target. It will break another door and make you closer to success.
  • An orthodox mind is also a prisoner that believes in some old and outdated ideas or belief system. It should be changed by time in order to synchronise you to the present era. So once we abandon the orthodox beliefs another door of mental prison is broken. It will enable us to think as per the requirements of the present scenario rather than age-old thoughts.
  • Start reading some good books to make your mind free and rational in every aspect of life. Reading has some outstanding benefits in life. It enables us to enhance our knowledge base which can break another door of ignorance. 
  • Another mental prison is the toxic relationship that makes us practically unable to do anything in life. So if possible come out from the toxic relationships and make yourself free from another door. This relationship is bad for your mental and physical health. 
  • One of the mental prisons is the habit of procrastination. It makes us unable to do anything in time and with certain efficiency. It robs away all our happiness in life and makes us unable to enjoy life. As we always think about things we procrastinated on some important work. So by leaving the habit of procrastination we break another door of mental prison. Procrastination is the result of excuse and lack of priority in life. Most of us provide a lot of excuses in our life. But by setting a list of priorities we can easily leave the habit of procrastination.
  • Another mental barrier is the lack of happiness in life. We are unable to live a happy life because of certain reasons. So identify those reasons and work for them to make yourself happy and contented. The ultimate goal of our life should be to have a happy life. Start searching for happiness in small things. It is the best way of finding happiness in life. More happiness gives us a lot of strength to break another barrier of mental prison. We always think about happy life but we hardly work for it. Most people think having money and resources is sufficient for happiness but they forgot happiness is something beyond money and other physical things.
  • Break the last door by setting and analyzing your self-confidence. Believe in yourself and work hard to achieve your goals. Do what you need to do for that goal. Plan, assemble a suitable team and start working tirelessly for your goal.  It is the self-confidence that can break any mental barrier in life and can set you free to evolve and flourish.

After breaking the last door of your inner prison and you are ready to fight and win. Feeling of freedom will enhance your capacity and thinking process that will maximize your chances of success.

Inner prison has declined our capacity of thinking in the right direction to achieve success. So after breaking inner prison we actually setting free our mind to work on the target set by us. The free mind is capable of doing wonders in life. It can think in a rational manner. Rational thinking will give you the strength to cope up with hard situations in life and enable us to fight and win. 

We have a lot of capacity and stamina to handle every situation of life but due to inner prison, we tend to lose this capacity and find ourselves helpless. Constant job pressure and busy life make it impossible for us to improve the situation. 

We must have seen a lot of intelligent people in our life who excels in every field of life. But at some time we see they are unable to simple things in life. So what happened to their capacity? It is because of some mental barrier that makes him practically unable to think clearly and make them mediocre in life.

So person life them need to be free from any bondage of mind and heart. Once they free they will be doing things again in a better way. It is the mind that does wonders in life, so it should be free from any kind of prison.

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” ~ John Maxwell


Get set to go ahead. You are a winner by nature !!!


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