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Joy Potential; Where You'd Least Expect It Paperback – October 11, 2013
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The main character is down and out on his luck with a life filled with every day challenges and situations that take him into despair and wanting to give up. He settles for a job he feels is beneath him. And in spite of it all he is lead through daily circumstances and new friends that help him turn his life around into positive happenings that are full of Joy Potential.
It is thought provoking with surprises that make it fun to read. You find yourself laughing and sympathizing with the character and others in his life. It helps you look at people differently with new perspectives. The author takes a mundane depressed life that could be most people in middle America and fills it full of soul expression that works for the characters highest potential that each of us can learn and grow from.
Just when the character thought his life was over a shift happens allowing him to live more fully. There is potential to revolutionize your life into becoming a more joyous person when you follow the thinking and attitudes that are written within, Joy Potential, Where You Least Expect It!
Too young to retire, yet hovering at an age where prospective employers suspect that his most efficient productive and cognitive years are in the past, R. P. finds it difficult to generate enthusiasm about his new temp job.
Personally, I have always been a believer that things often happen for a very distinct reason. We cannot always recognize value at the time, but frequently gaze backwards and say, “Aha! I get it now. If that hadn’t happened, this would never have been possible.”
R. P. perseveres and meets some fascinating, illuminating people along his temp job path. They help him think through his feelings about different aspects of his life, and they help reinforce the belief that people are frequently brought into our lives (even if only temporarily) for a specific purpose.
There are some valuable takeaways from reading this book. It will inspire and surprise the reader, but you won’t get any spoilers from me. You will want to read Joy Potential: Where You’d Least Expect It for your own benefit. You may just see the world a little bit differently.
Robert Sharpe is a well-known American broadcaster who founded his own radio station in 2010 to give a voice to those who are trying to disperse spirituality amongst humankind. He brings onto his show people who have written books on this theme. I guess this book could best be described as a distillation in fictional form of some of the most life-enhancing views presented by Robert's guests on his radio show. The book is written as if it were an autobiography of a customer service employee who, quite suddenly, has been made unemployed. As someone who has been through the same situation myself, I could certainly empathize with the main character - the storyteller. The story is told through encounters in the office with other staff, primarily, a `supervisor' called John, who is a sort of personnel trouble shooter who ensures office communication runs smoothly; and Leonora, a quality control agent.
A focal point in our presenter's interpretation of John's words is a book by an author called Hisa, who has also experienced a traumatic time in her life. The intimate and personal detail in the narrative of the biographer and those he meets is in sharp contrast to the impersonal rasping voice that comes over the loudspeaker system in the office each day. John points out that through his radio show our hero has a voice to reach throughout the world because it is transmitted over the Internet: this, and his freedom to choose life-affirming paths of action, is the source of his Joy Potential. The Mystical Cruise Show referred to in the book is the real Internet radio show. If we have the opportunity to reach out for happiness and satisfaction, then it is for each of us to seize that potential. Through the books that our presenter reads and discusses with the respective authors, he has the chance to change lives for the better, to help other people to accommodate to change - especially the traumatic events we all experience sometimes in life - and to establish or reinforce people's connections to one another and to the Source of spirituality. Is this all just a dream of our hero - or is it reality?
We could equally regard this as a self-help book, especially if it is read and then amplified by listening in to some of the guests in Robert Sharpe's Mystical Cruise Internet Radio Show.
You Can Heal Your Life
Howard Jones is the author of Evolution of Consciousness