* 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.’