Saturday Service November 2020_3
The Saturday Service November 21, 2020
Rabbi Brian! (Looney Tunes intro)
00:00 – 04:04 – Welcome. 2nd to last of the month – comfy pants service day! Zoom bomb to Facebook viewers.
04:51 – 11:30 – Homework reminder – push yourself to have more loving kindness this past week. Who did it? Who was stressed to do it this past week? Testimonials from people. How do you love someone you absolutely don’t like? Bob: you can love the person, you just don’t have to like the action (Love the sinner, hate the sin).
11:31 – 14:44 – grab a tissue, blow nose, try to pass onto someone else (YUK GROSS)! If someone goes to offer you a dirty tissue, what can you say? “No thank you” – obvious words “ Put it in the bin” – kind words… What about offering an awful opinion instead of an icky object? Can you do the same? Say ‘No thank you’ instead of something harsh?
14:45 – 16:49 quote from Lao-Zhu: “Care about people´s approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back, the only path to serenity.” “Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” Discussion and interpretation by people.
16:50 – 17:50 – homework: take a tissue, crumple it off and keep it in your pocket. When someone says something offensive or opinion, touch the tissue in your pocket to remind you of what to say.. “NO, THANK YOU!”
17:51 – 21:45 – Announcements: MEDITATION: https://www.facebook.com/rabbibrian ETSY ITEM OF THE WEEK https://www.etsy.com/listing/90872776… ETSY SHOP https://www.etsy.com/shop/RabbiBrian SUPPORT https://rotb.org/support/ 1. Weekday meditation and testimonials from attendees 2. Buy things from the Etsy shop: Item du jour: Able to read Hebrew, 7 sessions gift certificate ($108.00). Bargain! 3. Make a donation to ROTB so Rabbi Brian can offer free programming like the pants less Saturday Service.
21:46 – 37:15 – How to set up a Grateful spreadsheet in Google (Spiritual exercise, get permission from your Thanksgiving host before doing this): Type in browser: drive.google.com – Spreadsheet, New , Google Sheet, ask each person to open a new spreadsheet and type in the following: Title on the Spreadsheet – 500 Thanks Click on Share, give it a title, allow anyone to be an editor who is allowed to edit. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/… – shared with Zoom people in the service to type in something you are grateful for. You can see the sheet build with grateful posts.
37:16 – 40:39 – Where did your brain go during this exercise? Did you start to smile more? Cicero: “Gratitude is the parent of all other virtues.”
40:40 – 42:00 – Reminder: Interactive spiritual classes with Rabbi Brian: https://rotb.org/spiritual-fitness-cl…
42:01 – 49:25 – Reading from the Book of James (friend-James) – Write our Wrongs reading from Jo: https://www.amazon.com/Write-Our-Wron… . Interpretation from Jo. James’ address: Write to James! James Wilson #AU-5200 High Desert State Prison / A3-243 PO Box 3030 Susanville CA 96127 No stickers, no glue, no glitter, up to one book of stamps, 10 postcards at a time.
49:26 – 49:59 – virtual donuts announcements and SPACE-X LAUNCH FROM ALEX’S BACKYARD (she’ll take her camera out so we can view it) !!! https://spaceflightnow.com 50:00 – 51:20 – Quote from RB: Gil Scott-Heron: Whitey on the moon: https://www.google.com/search?q=white…
54:10 – 59:10 – JFST (5 mins) 59:11 – 1:01:10 – Patience homework and farewell