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How to stay human in a f*cked-up world : mindfulness practices for real life /

by Desmond, Tim [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco : HarperOne, 2019.Description: 199 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780062857583; 0062857584.Other title: How to stay human in a fucked-up world.Subject(s): Self-actualization (Psychology) | Meditation -- Buddhism | Happiness
Contents:
Something deeper than despair -- Finding beauty in life -- The art of unhappiness -- Know yourself -- How to stay human when other people suck -- Why do bad things happen? -- The art of not existing -- Healing old pain -- You're not crazy -- Becoming fearless -- Community as refuge, community as weapon -- Your ten thousand hours.
Summary: "Tim Desmond--an esteemed Buddhist philosopher who has lectured on psychology at Yale and leads a mental health project at Google--offers a path to self-growth, connection, and joy like we've never seen before. Despite an absent father, childhood homelessness, and losing a wife to cancer, Desmond has emerged with not only inner strength and joyful resilience, but also a deep understanding of human suffering necessary to advocate for those hurting all over the world. Through his work, Desmond realized the truth: we don't need a mindfulness practice for productivity or sleep, and it shouldn't come from religion, philosophy, or hypothetical situations. Instead, mindfulness should be rooted in the pain, sadness, loneliness, and trauma of the here and now, because it is the only true antidote for this sometimes-miserable world we call home."--Publisher's description.Summary: "A modern approach to mindfulness from esteemed Buddhist scholar and lecturer on psychology at Harvard Medical School"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>How can we be more mindful when the world is this f*cked up?</p> <p>How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World is the fresh, engaging answer to this important question. If you've tried mindfulness before and failed, we get it. Likely you were told to sit on a pillow in a dark room, meditate, or count your breaths. But mindfulness isn't about separating ourselves from the problems in the world. Instead, it is about re-learning how to get out there, connect with the suffering of every living being and in so doing, embrace your own personal suffering to heal, transform, grow, and finally find peace.</p> <p>Tim Desmond--an esteemed Buddhist philosopher who has lectured on psychology at both Harvard and Yale and studied under Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh--has spent his life cultivating new ways to bridge the gap between the ancient tradition of mindfulness and modern life. With How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World Desmond gets right to the heart of our collective pain with a life-changing mindfulness practice for surviving the sometimes-miserable world we live in, featuring strategies and guidance you can start using to feel more connected, joyful, and present today.</p>

"Tim Desmond--an esteemed Buddhist philosopher who has lectured on psychology at Yale and leads a mental health project at Google--offers a path to self-growth, connection, and joy like we've never seen before. Despite an absent father, childhood homelessness, and losing a wife to cancer, Desmond has emerged with not only inner strength and joyful resilience, but also a deep understanding of human suffering necessary to advocate for those hurting all over the world. Through his work, Desmond realized the truth: we don't need a mindfulness practice for productivity or sleep, and it shouldn't come from religion, philosophy, or hypothetical situations. Instead, mindfulness should be rooted in the pain, sadness, loneliness, and trauma of the here and now, because it is the only true antidote for this sometimes-miserable world we call home."--Publisher's description.

"A modern approach to mindfulness from esteemed Buddhist scholar and lecturer on psychology at Harvard Medical School"-- Provided by publisher.

Something deeper than despair -- Finding beauty in life -- The art of unhappiness -- Know yourself -- How to stay human when other people suck -- Why do bad things happen? -- The art of not existing -- Healing old pain -- You're not crazy -- Becoming fearless -- Community as refuge, community as weapon -- Your ten thousand hours.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Chapter 1 Something Deeper Than Despair (p. 5)
  • Chapter 2 Finding Beauty in Life (p. 15)
  • Chapter 3 The Art of Unhappiness (p. 25)
  • Chapter 4 Know Yourself (p. 49)
  • Chapter 5 How to Stay Human When Other People Suck (p. 63)
  • Chapter 6 Why Do Bad Things Happen? (p. 85)
  • Chapter 7 The Art of Not Existing (p. 101)
  • Chapter 8 Healing Old Pain (p. 115)
  • Chapter 9 You're Not Crazy (p. 131)
  • Chapter 10 Becoming Fearless (p. 147)
  • Chapter 11 Community as Refuge, Community as Weapon (p. 165)
  • Chapter 12 Your Ten Thousand Hours (p. 177)
  • Afterword (p. 197)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 198)
  • About the Author (p. 199)

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