Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I've Been Tagged - 123

This is such a fun little game, I can't believe it. My darling Zilla has tagged me for this, and here goes.

Grab the book nearest to you, open it up, and turn it to page 123. Write down the first 5 sentences on that page. Then tag 5 more people.

Very simple.

So, let's see, the book nearest to me right now is Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. In this book, Dyer attempts to explain his interpretation of Tao Te Ching and apply it to life today. I saw him discuss it on a recent episode of Ellen Degeneres, and I just had to get it. I haven't read much of it, though, so let's see what we've got. Turning to page 123, we find the following:

Living Calmly: In this chapter of the Tao Te Ching, you're being advised to maintain a sense of serenity regardless of what you may see taking place around you. Moreover, you're being told that the true master knows that the ability to stay calm is always located within. From this perspective, there's no need to assign responsibility to others for how you feel. Even though you may live in a world where blame and faultfinding are endemic, you will own your feelings and actions. You will know that circumstances don't determine your state of mind, for that power rests with you.

Definitely have to ponder that!!

So, now I have to tag:

Phyllis, Bradley, Jerseygirl, Michael, and Dixiechick.

Can't wait to see what you guys find!

6 comments:

Jerseygirl89 said...

Thank you! I actually did this one last Friday, and sadly enough the same book is in the same place by my computer. So I'm going to pass this time, because the book is lame and I'm embarrassed to admit that I still have it!

Phyllis Sommer said...

okay, i'll do it but i think i have to wait til there's a book nearby...

The Egel Nest said...

I will also try and do it...have not had any time to blog this week!

Bradley
The Egel Nest

ZILLA said...

amAzing what we learn from what others are reading.

Wouldn't it be cool, though, if someone had the nerve at least to pretend the book closest was a Harlequin romance? and that on page 123, for the first time EVER, the Harlequin heroine took BOTH feet off the floor?

Doesn't ANYONE in blogsville read SMUT anymore?!?! Or at least PRETEND TO?

New tag: you're a Harlequin Romance writer. On page 123 of your current novel, the heroine FINALLY takes both feet off the floor. Give us the first five sentences from that page!

JoJO A. said...

I actually saw the doctor on the Ellen show and I thought it'd be an inspirational read, I might get to it now!

i beati said...

great meme- how's the dating?and are you p[ain free?