TAKE HEART: Thriving in the Emotional Wilderness
In December 2015, 20-year-old John Lim was lost, desperate, and hopeless. Having just graduated, he didn’t know what to do with his life. He was filled with so much anxiety that he stuffed himself with food, and ended up growing eight kilograms in a month.
He even contemplated suicide.
This might not be your experience. But every individual would most certainly face some form of emotional pain in life, whether it comes through fear, anger, or depression. Often we push these away, hoping they go away quickly. What if these emotions could be a force for good, and make us even stronger than when we first started?
Take Heart offers a raw, poignant personal account of how a young person came through the big, black dog of depression, and brought out the good that lay in the messy, uncomfortable emotions. Dubbed “a call to action”, the book invites a call to listen to the whispers of our hearts and to pursue the life that is truly calling us. Our emotions are an experience. Ultimately, it is how we relate to these emotions that determines if we’ll simply go through these emotions, or we’ll grow through them.