Bullied by my fears, my journey to happiness.
When I was ten years old, I once told my mother I would write about my painful childhood. But life had a better idea than a book about my negative past.
As a young adult, I struggled with my fears and got hit by anorexia, depression, and a deep lack of love for life...
Until I came upon my first self-help book which gave me hope that the happiness I had once lived with my grand-parents when I was very young could be reached again.
The journey was chaotic and full of ups and downs as my negativity continued to try to force its way back in, but I never gave up and finally got a sense of what inner joy was and how I could mute my fears to get to it.
That's when an intense desire to write about my life arose within me again, but this time, the subject was much happier than the dark story of my childhood.
I felt inspired to write a story under the form of an allegory to illustrate my journey to happiness using the eyes of a cat.
"Mystic and the Secret of Happiness" was born.
Mystic and the Secret of Happiness
Follow Mystic on his journey of discovery, and unlock with him the secret to true happiness.
Mystic the cat loses everything he thought was the cause of his joy and reason for existence when his best friend, an elephant named Bumpa, goes missing.
Heartbroken, Mystic decides to search for his lost friend, and regain his happiness. But on his journey, he meets a strange, beautiful black cat named Freedom who insists he doesn't need Bumpa to be happy, and a terrifying red cat named Trembly who tries to convince him that happiness is an illusion. Mystic's hope shatters and his worst fears threaten to push him into a bottomless abyss of pain.
Will Mystic have the strength to face his fears? Will he ever see Bumpa, or be truly happy ever again?
More than an adventurous cat story, this novel illustrates how to quiet the deceptively negative noise of the mind so the pure joy that is you can finally shine through.