An Imperceptible Spark—
Finding the Courage to Live a Life of Joy
by Steven E. Rice
The following is an excerpt from the Introduction to my breakout debut book, An Imperceptible Spark, which was born from the frustration of living a good life filled with unmet expectations. One night, I began to ask myself, “What if I could live a life of joy? What would that look like?” From that question, began the most amazing journey. Along the way, I did find joy; but more importantly, I discovered why I was drawn to search for it in the first place.
A quest is one of the oldest storylines in human history. It is the human story—our story—and whether you realize it or not, it is your story as well.
Think of some of the quests each of us pursues over the course of a lifetime—the search for a career, a mate, for meaning or purpose, or for eternal life. Others embark on quests for success, fame and fortune. Everyone has a story. All of us search for love—to love and to be loved—perhaps that is the greatest quest of all.
This is my story. It is the tale of my journey in search of a life of joy. As you read my story, think of your own quest. What are you looking for? What do you hope to gain? What has brought you through life so far? You may discover—as I did—that what you have been seeking is not what you find, and that which you most desire has been there all along. (excerpted from An Imperceptible Spark—Finding the Courage to Live a Life of Joy)