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Why is God Laughing? - The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism

Deepak Chopra

In this refreshing new take on spirituality, bestselling author Deepak Chopra uses a fictional tale of a comedian and his unlikely mentor to show us a path back to hope, joy, and even enlightenment-with a lot of laughter along the way. Meet Mickey Fellows. A successful L.A. comedian, he's just a regular guy, with his fair share of fears, egocentricities, and addictions. After his father's death, Mickey meets a mysterious stranger named Francisco, who changes his life forever. The two begin an ongoing discussion about the true nature of being. Reluctantly at first, Mickey accepts the stranger's help and starts to explore his own life in an effort to answer the riddles Francisco poses. Mickey starts to look at those aspects of himself that he has hidden behind a wall of wisecracks all his life. Eventually Mickey realizes that authentic humor opens him up to the power of spirit-allowing him to finally make real connections with people. After taking the reader on a journey with Mickey, Chopra then spells out the lessons that Mickey's story imparts to us: ten reasons to be optimistic, even in our challenging world. Chopra believes that the healthiest response to life is laughter from the heart, and even in the face of global turmoil, we can cultivate an internal sense of optimism. Rich with humor and practical advice, Why Is God Laughing? shows us without a doubt that there is always a reason to be grateful, that every possibility holds the promise of abundance, and that obstacles are simply opportunities in disguise. In the end, we really don't need a reason to be happy. The power of happiness lies within each of us, just waiting to be unleashed. And Mickey Fellows's journey shows us the way.

In this refreshing new take on spirituality, bestselling author Deepak Chopra uses a fictional tale of a comedian and his unlikely mentor to show us a path back to hope, joy, and even enlightenment-with a lot of laughter along the way. Meet Mickey Fellows. A successful L.A. comedian, he's just a regular guy, with his fair share of fears, egocentricities, and addictions. After his father's death, Mickey meets a mysterious stranger named Francisco, who changes his life forever. The two begin an ongoing discussion about the true nature of being. Reluctantly at first, Mickey accepts the stranger's help and starts to explore his own life in an effort to answer the riddles Francisco poses. Mickey starts to look at those aspects of himself that he has hidden behind a wall of wisecracks all his life. Eventually Mickey realizes that authentic humor opens him up to the power of spirit-allowing him to finally make real connections with people. After taking the reader on a journey with Mickey, Chopra then spells out the lessons that Mickey's story imparts to us: ten reasons to be optimistic, even in our challenging world. Chopra believes that the healthiest response to life is laughter from the heart, and even in the face of global turmoil, we can cultivate an internal sense of optimism. Rich with humor and practical advice, Why Is God Laughing? shows us without a doubt that there is always a reason to be grateful, that every possibility holds the promise of abundance, and that obstacles are simply opportunities in disguise. In the end, we really don't need a reason to be happy. The power of happiness lies within each of us, just waiting to be unleashed. And Mickey Fellows's journey shows us the way.
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In this refreshing new take on spirituality, bestselling author Deepak Chopra uses a fictional tale of a comedian and his unlikely mentor to show us a path back to hope, joy, and even enlightenment-with a lot of laughter along the way. Meet Mickey Fellows. A successful L.A. comedian, he's just a regular guy, with his fair share of fears, egocentricities, and addictions. After his father's death, Mickey meets a mysterious stranger named Francisco, who changes his life forever. The two begin an ongoing discussion about the true nature of being. Reluctantly at first, Mickey accepts the stranger's help and starts to explore his own life in an effort to answer the riddles Francisco poses. Mickey starts to look at those aspects of himself that he has hidden behind a wall of wisecracks all his life. Eventually Mickey realizes that authentic humor opens him up to the power of spirit-allowing him to finally make real connections with people. After taking the reader on a journey with Mickey, Chopra then spells out the lessons that Mickey's story imparts to us: ten reasons to be optimistic, even in our challenging world. Chopra believes that the healthiest response to life is laughter from the heart, and even in the face of global turmoil, we can cultivate an internal sense of optimism. Rich with humor and practical advice, Why Is God Laughing? shows us without a doubt that there is always a reason to be grateful, that every possibility holds the promise of abundance, and that obstacles are simply opportunities in disguise. In the end, we really don't need a reason to be happy. The power of happiness lies within each of us, just waiting to be unleashed. And Mickey Fellows's journey shows us the way.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:30