• How to Stay Human in a F*cked-Up World

  • Mindfulness Practices for Real Life
  • By: Tim Desmond
  • Narrated by: Tim Desmond
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How can we be more mindful when the world is this f--ked up?

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 relearning 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.

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.

©2019 Tim Desmond (P)2019 HaperAudio

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  • 07-05-19

Splendidly Human!

I selected this work to help me better understand “mindfulness” and found myself pleasantly excited each time I resumed the Audible. The author demystified and connected this subject to the real world for me and added that piece of humanity to it that I had been missing. At first I was a bit skeptical of the presentation but soon grew to appreciate Tim Desmond’s oratory skills as perhaps only the author could have performed it. Anyone interested in making their lives and the world a better place will surely benefit and enjoy this work. Gratifying!

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how timely

I struggle with the people in this world- those I thought I knew (or as Tim says- my ideas and perceptions of them. my pain when realizing that everything I learned in Kindergarten was forgotten by those sitting in the same classroom. thank you for the practice ideas - I'll continue to work with my despair. great read!

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Really good listen

I'd recommend this to folks hoping to make some changes big or small. I have thoroughly enjoyed it twice now to go through some of the exercises.

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Realistic

100 percent worth it this book contains real life examples for you to follow to be able to adapt to life changing events.

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just beautiful

a great reminder of how to be mindful in the middle of it all.

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a benefit to all

This is truly a phenomenal book. he could be used as an introduction to mindfulness, but it's so much more. the practices Tim Desmond covers, are not what I would necessarily consider a beginner's guide. However, Desmond does such a wonderful job of providing practical steps with engaging examples and heartfelt anecdotal experiences did I believe anyone and everyone no matter their familiarity with mindfulness compassion meditation or anything else that he covers will be able to start their own practice and have many takeaways from this book that will greatly benefit their life and the lives of those around them.

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Science affirming, soul refreshing

Tim Desmond’s work here really delivers, tough & humbled. Touched me while slipping powerful lessons past my mental gatekeepers. Worth many times the price of admission.

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life changing

Practical, life changing principles and practices based on Buddhism, compassion, and nonviolence. I found I had to listen to a little bits at a time , to give me a chance to practice.

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MUST READ!

Desmond keeps it simple and does not over-explain things. I laughed, I cried-love it!! Definitely opened my eyes to when and where I needed to be mindful.

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Inspiring

I'm glad that Tim also narrated, because to me, it reflects that it comes from the heart. I looked forward to returning to hearing this audio version, mainly due to the straightforward, meaningful content. Basically, I didn't anything as just a filler. Thank you Tim!

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  • 02-01-20

Thank You Tim

I love your books, not sure if u ever see this, but thank you for changing my life with your self compassion workbook.
This book was amazing as well.

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  • 01-21-20

Really fascinating listen! listened to it twice!

I really enjoyed this superb book! The author and narrator was wonderful! Based on Buddhist faith that can relate to our everyday life!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-13-19

Wow just what we all need to read

This book really spoke to me in so many ways and written with such beautiful words. Thank you!