Teaser Tuesdays (3rd June)

teaser tuesdaysTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

When I became house-bound and my activities were suddenly severely restricted, my initial intent in focusing on mudita* was to help alleviate the suffering caused by envy.  But to my surprise, after months of working with the practice, its effect turned around and the joy I felt was no longer just the joy that emanated from connecting with the joy of others, but an inward joy as if I were engaging in these cherished activities myself.  ~p.p. 48 How to be Sick by Toni Bernhard

*’Mudita’ is a Buddhist ‘sublime state’ meaning sympathetic joy/joy in the joy of others

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