When the World Feels Like a Dystopia


Our newsfeed can overwhelm us with terrible world news, but what are our options? We don't want to cover our ears and disconnect, but who wants to feel daily dread?

Dave Schmelzer walks us through advice from contemplatives, from spiritual leaders like Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, from folk wisdom, and from a man who learned from his native India the power of embracing the chaos that's all around us.

Mentioned on this podcast:

Bob Miglani's book, Embrace the Chaos

The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu's book, The Book of Joy

An article from Psyche.co by Loyola Marymount philosophy professor Brian Treanor called "The 'Melancholy Joy' of Living in Our Brutal, Beautiful World"

A scene from Shakespeare in Love