We all are aware that our world today is moving at a very fast pace, and that it seems hard not to be affected by the negative news that circulates all around us. If you don’t listen to the news that is wonderful– but the key it to prevent from being caught up in the energy of others around us who want to engage in negative conversations about their purview of the world. No matter what your situation is, it is easy to see what violence, greed and hatred are doing to the world around us.
In my recent interview with author Tim Desmond about his new book entitled “How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World” we discuss the challenges we all face, and how better to deal with them through the practices of mindfulness. As Tim states in the book “When life is fucked up, it’s so easy to believe that nothing good exists – or even if it did, it wouldn’t matter. However, if you only pay attention to what’s bad in your life, you will inevitably end up exhausted and overwhelmed, because experiences of joy are the fuel that we need in order to be present with suffering.”
There is a subtle art of learning how to be present with suffering in a way that won’t overwhelm you. Through the personal stories that Tim shares and the stories of others, “How to Stay Human in a F*ucked Up World” provides the reader with a new perspective about how to look at the circumstances of the world, and see suffering as a way through the pain to an enlightened viewpoint.
I know you are going to enjoy this interview with Tim Desmond, you can learn more about the book by clicking here to be directed to Tim’s website.