Chapter 1 - HARD TIME - Summer 1970
The handcuffs locked around my wrists. I had been tried, convicted, and sentenced.
I was twenty-one-years old, as I stood shackled and ready to be transported to the Camp Lejeune Regional Brig of the US Marine Corps in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
This military prison was where I wanted to be. My entire focus for the prior three years had been directed toward getting me to this point. This place was the only one where I could end a bad beginning.
My sorrow was deep. Not for myself, but for others for whom I caused pain and suffering through my actions. I asked myself, “My God, why hadn’t I grown up sooner?”
If You Learn the secret of how to control your responses, how to find that God-given switch in your mind which would allow you to observe and energize yourself, you would learn to overcome conflict, guilt, addiction, or depression. If you are willing to be shown how, you can become the person you were created to be.