Quote of the Week 287- The Pleasure of Giving
Every healthy person has pleasure in giving: It is a higher pleasure than having. I am healthy and whole when I value giving over having The true measure of my accomplishment and excellence is my readiness to give. The amount of what I give is not the measure of my accomplishment and excellence, but the relation between what I give and what my family and I need to live and thrive.
--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)
- Meditation Basics - Expanded Version
- Meditation Basics - Condensed Version
- Mantra Meditation Basics
- Jewish Yoga Meditation
- Hebrew Mantras
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Two
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Three
- Hebrew Mantras - Adonai Hineni
- Healing Meditation: Ruach El Shaddai/Breath of Balance
- Meditating, Eating and Sleeping
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Interfaith Community Initiatives, go to www.interfaithci.org.
Eternal Light Meditation Circle
Facilitators: Steve Gold, Taylor Putney, Marty Rosenman
Dates: The Third Monday of every month, beginning October 21, 2013
Time: 8 PM to 9 PM
Location: The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Description: Monthly meditation group at The Temple meets in the Chapel under the Eternal Light for one hour. Twenty minutes of silent group meditation will be followed by a discussion of a selected topic which will focus on partitipants' 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 email@example.com