For most of my life, I worked so hard externally to fix how I felt inside.
I got better jobs, better skills, lived in better places. And, to some degree, that made me happier.
But I still had this gnawing feeling inside of me, this feeling that something wasn’t right. I tried Band-Aids like meditation and (unfortunately) positive thinking, yet those didn’t make it go away. Rather than step up the fight, I did my best to distract myself from that feeling.
That is until a combo of a botched LASIK surgery and a nationwide quarantine made that gnawing feeling something I couldn’t ignore anymore. It soon became the only thing that mattered in my life, a monster that needed to be acknowledged.
This book details my journey through that monster, thanks to the help of the right teachers at the right time. It’s a compilation of 14 of essays that describe what I unlearned, to go from ignorance toward the truth.
Essay topics in the book include –
This isn’t about me telling you how to think, it’s about empowering you to fight your own gnawing feeling inside by sharing my own journey and some of the techniques I found useful. And I did my best to make the read conversational and concise, so it doesn’t feel like a slog you have to get through.
I hope you enjoy the book.
Paul Petrone grew up in the small town of Salem, Connecticut, moved to San Francisco in 2016, and now lives in New York City.
Paul is passionate about writing and the spiritual journey and is grateful he got to put both together for his book, "How I Found Peace: 14 Revelations That Cleared My Mind."