Enjoy this excerpt from my new novel, Seven Doors to Salvation: A Tale of Darkness and Light!
“‘This feels incredible… like I’m Superman. I feel like I’m on another level right now. It’s like I’ve been cured!’ I say.
‘If there’s anything that this memory proves, it’s that you have what it takes to overcome the struggles within you,’ Peri says. ‘Don’t ever forget that.’
I nod in agreement as other thoughts begin to cross my mind.
I think about all the people out there in the world who may have once excelled in something but abandoned it when they suffered through hard times.
What’s the point?
It’s one of the shortest questions we can ask ourselves, but also one of the most detrimental for our ambitions. How many interests, hobbies, unique talents, aspiring dreams, and remarkable abilities have been crushed under the weight of depression? How many musicians, athletes, artists, comedians, designers, and photographers have given up their craft because their mind began thinking it was meaningless and that they shouldn’t pursue it anymore? Those very commitments that people shelve or eliminate entirely from their lives could have easily been their personal version of a ‘cure.’
I remember feeling triumphant over my troubles by nurturing a positive mindset and by implementing many other subtle changes as well. From reading more books and limiting my social media time, to sending out more resumes and receiving job offers, to choosing protein shakes and nutritious meals over alcohol and junk food.
Although I may not have gone from poor to rich in terms of my finances, I became wealthy beyond measure from taking care of my body and mind. I remember changing the concept of mental health to mental wealth so that I could measure it from another perspective and emphasize its significance as a currency instead.
Most people assume that wealth can only be correlated with how much money is sitting in your checking or savings account. What they often fail to realize is that anyone can be rich financially but penniless physically, mentally, spiritually, intellectually, and socially. What good is being rich if you can’t even stand on your own two legs because you’ve mistreated your body your whole life? Or what about if you’re constantly insecure, can’t find any inner peace, don’t educate yourself about the world you live in, and have no one close to you?
Dollar bills won’t seem nearly as important under those circumstances. By making a few small changes within your lifestyle, you can balance out these several ‘currencies’ and revitalize your mindset. From that moment onward, being wealthy will encompass a completely different definition than the one you’ve been accustomed to learning since childhood.”
Thank you for reading this excerpt and once again, this is only a tiny preview of what’s to come. I guarantee that readers of all ages will find something to relate to within this story!
Paperback and hardcover editions will be available at launch on December 13th, 2021, exclusively on Amazon!