Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within by Jocelyn Jones is a classic work from one of the best acting teachers in Hollywood, a book that not only talks about the art but shows readers how they can tap into the core of their creative genius without losing touch of their humanity. While sharing powerful lessons from her unique journey in the acting industry, Ms. Jones discusses invaluable truths and observations about creativity, providing tools that will help readers undertake, with confidence, the journey to self-discovery, self-mastery, and the pursuit of dreams. It is a book that guides readers on redefining themselves, approaching authenticity as a creative expression of what makes them unique and a conduit through which their creative genius flows, and unlocking their hidden potential. With moving clarity, the author writes about goal-setting, the art of living in the moment, the importance of making the difference between what one knows and what one doesn’t, the ability to dissociate one’s story from one’s future, the vital mission of finding self, and a lot more.
This book is sprinkled with heartwarming and thought-provoking anecdotes and stories from Hollywood, and Jocelyn Jones comes across as an expert in her field, a writer who knows how to communicate her message in prose not just crisp but delectable, gaining the readers’ trust by asking the right questions and providing surprising answers. The voice is compassionate yet compellingly authoritative, and the confidence in this voice forces readers to pay attention. Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within is one of the rare self-help books that gives readers what they need to move from anywhere to where they want to be. It is more than a book about becoming creative; it is a book about finding the spark within and allowing it to guide us where our deepest desires are. This book is both a guide and a powerful testament that readers can stand out by embracing their creative genius; it is filled with wisdom and insight, a gift that will be treasured not only by those who want to succeed in the acting industry but by anyone seeking light and clarity on the path they have chosen.