Rod Harris follows advice of his psychologist by discovering and then writing the unfiltered lyrics composed by his own life--his choices, and his fears. By asking thought provoking questions and examining the root cause of why our Plan B often becomes our Plan A, Rod begins to balance facing the enemy of fear and finding inner peace.
Why does someone’s plan B often become plan A? This is the question at the center of Travel in Peace: The Soundtrack of My Escape. By finding the root cause of why passion (plan A) is often left behind for security (plan B), Rod Harris begins to reconcile his fears and find inner peace. In his debut novel, Rod shares his journey through life and around the globe with his spiritual compass as a guide.
When he was younger, Rod Harris was told he needed a plan B in case his dreams of a creative career in the music industry were not fruitful. He held on to those words and allowed fear to paralyze him for years, causing him to travel a path, crowded with regret. His fear of failure caused him to withdraw from fully pursuing his passion, and climbing the ladder in the corporate world as a successful executive, his plan B. At the suggestion of a therapist, Rod traces his bouts with depression and suicide, in this book, and pinpoints the significant turning points, which led him further away for his ultimate destination of peace Travel in Peace documents Rod’s inner conflict as he travels through life trying to overcome his fear of failure, fulfill his passion for music and trust in God’s plan for his life. Travel in Peace begins with Rod’s childhood in Compton, California, his move to Europe as a young adult and his subsequent return to the United States. Rod writes about the experiences in his life that have had the most influence on him, like his strong religious upbringing, love of music, unhealthy relationships, and traveling the world. Interwoven in the pages of the novel are songs written during different phases of Rod’s life to show how those experiences transformed him creatively and personally.
Rod has also penned an accompanying soundtrack called Travel in Peace: The Soundtrack for Your Escape. Both the novel and soundtrack refresh the mind, body and spirit. Rod’s personal rejuvenation in the novel helps readers identify and ponder recognize their own fears and find their own unique path to inner serenity. The soundtrack, a compilation of relaxing songs with instruments from all over the world, are refreshing, revitalizing and inspirational, a perfect mix for anyone seeking peace through music.