Tuesday Taster: Trying To Be Human by Cheri Huber

Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and I found it from Carly Bennett’s blog. Anyone can join by doing the following:

* Grab the book you are currently reading
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* Please avoid SPOILERS (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away so you don’t ruin the book for others)
* Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their ‘To Be Read’ Lists if they like your teasers.

The book I’m reading right now is Trying to be Human: Zen Talks by Cheri Huber, a student and teacher in the Soto Zen tradition. She is the author of 17 books including There Is Nothing Wrong With You, The Depression Book, Time-Out For Parents and the audio-retreat, Unconditional Self-Acceptance.

The sentences are as follows:

Teaser sentences (p.40): ‘A person who has to have lots is a person who feels that they do not have enough, and yet we will respond to that sense of deprivation in ourselves by denying our need and depriving ourselves further, as punishment. We do not expect starving people to share their food; we understand that when they have had plenty to eat and feel sure there will be plenty to eat in the future, then they can be generous.’

9 responses to “Tuesday Taster: Trying To Be Human by Cheri Huber”

  1. Interesting teaser sentence. A book to make you think!

    1. I really like Huber’s work – this book is quite thoughtful alright. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for posting the link, a great day to you too!

  2. trying to be human–sounds like there is a lesson in there to be learned. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  3. An interesting teaser! Thanks for stopping by this morning. *g*

  4. That does make you think, Hope you enjoy your read.

    My Teaser Tuesday

  5. Very nice, I think I know someone just like that ! Will be checking that book out I think 😀

  6. Interesting…Definitly something to think about.

    Thanks for the tease.

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