Quote of the Week 268 - A Community That Values Giving
A community that values giving over having is a community of healthy people, oriented toward thriving through empathy, solidarity and love among its members. Sharing enhances the community of life while possessing and accumulating creates demarcation, invites competition and fuels envy. The share-society is the norm for all the communities of life on the planet; the have-society is typical only of modern-day humanity, and it is an aberration.
--One of the Sixteen Hallmarks of the New Consciousness comprising The Oneness Declaration by Ervin Laszlo, as contained in The Intelligent Optimist magazine (formerly Ode) January/February 2013 edition
Meditation (Click your selection, scroll down to view it)
- a. Meditation Basics - Expanded Version
- aa. Meditation Basics - Condensed Version
- aaa. Mantra Meditation Basics
- b Jewish Yoga Meditation
- c. Hebrew Mantras
- d. Hebrew Mantras, Part Two
- e. Hebrew Mantras, Part Three
- f. Hebrew Mantras - Adonai Hineni
- g. Healing Meditation: Ruach El Shaddai/Breath of Balance
- h. Meditating, Eating and Sleeping
- i. Shortcuts to Spiritual Development?
Announcing the publication of my latest book, probably my one and only children’s book. It is available only at the publisher’s site, Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-book-about-always-being-at-home/13831123
or www.lulu.com/spotlight/yajc. See the entire book in the preview at the Lulu site. (Please note: because this book is available only from Lulu and will not be sold at any other online retailers, the normal Lulu discount I have set up for the other books sold at online retailers does not apply for this book, as the discount-level pricing is already built into the list price).
THE BOOK ABOUT ALWAYS BEING AT HOME
By Steve Gold
Illustrated by Elaine Sklar Gold
This is a children's book about being, not doing. It contains a simple, yet important message about how children can connect with and cultivate an inner sense of love and security, of always being at home, no matter where they are or what they are doing. This message will delight children of all ages (adults too!) as they connect with their innate sense of inner joy and happiness. The text is enhanced by beautiful color illustrations which manage to capture and convey the abstract inner feelings being conveyed. See the entire book in the preview at the Lulu site. (Primary targeted audience: children ages 4-7).
Steven J. Gold
CURRENT TEACHING SESSIONS
Third Monday Monthly Meditation Group
The Third Monday of Every Month
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Temple, Chapel, 1589 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta
Monthly meditation group at The Temple meets on the Third Monday of every month for 60 minutes. We had our first session in March, and will follow up every month. Twenty minutes of silent group meditation will be followed by a discussion of a selected topic which will focus on participants' personal spiritual experiences, journeys and struggles. These sessions are open to the public, and Jews, non-Jews, atheists and agnostics are all welcome to attend, as long as you have an interest in group silence, fellowship and personal spiritual development. RSVP to Marty Rosenman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interfaith Contemplative Group
I am a co-facilitator of an Interfaith Contemplative Group sponsored by Interfaith Community Initiatives of Atlanta. We get together once a month for 90 minutes. We begin with 20 minutes of silent group meditation, which is followed by discussion of a topic in which participants relate and share their personal spiritual experiences, journeys and struggles. Anyone interested in participating in this group or one of a few others occurring regularly in the metro Atlanta area, please contact me at email@example.com. For more information about Interfaith Community Initiatives, go to www.interfaithci.org.