Teaser Tuesdays – The Dude and the Zen Master

Teaser Tuesdaysis a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB ofShould 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!

I love the movie The Big Lebowski. So when I heard that Jeff Bridges has written a book with Zen master Bernie Glassman on how zen the Dude is, I had to read it. It’s a fantastic book, a discussion between Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman that is human, enlightening, joyful and very very wise. Here is something Bernie says. It’s more than two sentences, but it needs to be written down 🙂


Practice is critical before you jam with other musicians. But once you start jamming, something happens that you didn’t and can’t prepare for. Everything starts shifting and you’ve got a new song coming out, a new riff, and you flow with that because you’re jamming. That’s what happens in life, too. I can plan and prepare as much as possible, but then I walk down the street and step on a banana peel, and I’m jamming with that.

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