The Saturday Service January 16, 2021

Podcast Notes

00:0004:24 – Welcome and acknowledgements for helpers. Remember we have Live Transcripts!! 04:2509:13 – fish quote (Hafiz) from a few weeks ago. Continuing with the fish quote and expanding on it. Quoting a lab experiment where scientists bred a fish to not school. Why would they do that? So, the takeaway is…Be the fish that doesn’t school — DO YOUR OWN THANG! (For this week) 09:1411:04 – tissue analogy. Yuk. “Not today, thank you” Anytime some tries to give you something you don’t want, you have the POWER to say “No, thank you”. Goes back to the talk last week about the default setting to take abuse. But we DO have the ability to say “No, thank you” 11:0513:19 – MLK Jr quotes (acknowledging MLK Jr Day) “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” MLK Jr. Another quote “ Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction … The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. (1963)” “A fifth point concerning nonviolent resistance is that it avoids not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. The nonviolent resister not only refuses to shoot his opponent but he also refuses to hate him. (1958)” 13:2028:44 – Change matrix. “Justice is what love looks like in public. Intimacy is what love looks like in private.” Change and live your life with love. 28:4529:35 – Betsy played part of a song called “Give yourself to Love” 29:3630:49 – Back to the change matrix. Give yourself to love. This world is not feeling very loving right now. When we talk about us vs them, we’re increasing the problem. 30:5031:09 – Announcement: Chat with Larry Podcasts #1 here! https://rotb.org/chats/ 31:1046:50 – R.A.U.R.! – To love someone is to start by Recognizing them. Acceptance. Understanding. Response. HOMEWORK: Go out and be more loving. Breakout: what would be the top 2 strangest things to explain to your ancestors in the past? – posted in the chat. Comes back to the MLK Jr quote: Hate is too great a burden to bear…can we give up the hate? If the basis of love is to recognize people, how can we go out this stressful week and not hate? Audrey Lorde quote: “For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.” John Lennon quote: “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you: pull your beard, flick your face to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humour.” Martha Beck quote: “The repercussions of one person living in stubborn gladness are incalculable.” – DON’T TAKE THE BAIT. Go back to Stubborn gladness. 46:5150:00 – Announcements: ETSY SHOP Reflections on Exodus https://www.etsy.com/listing/79094713… SUPPORT https://rotb.org/empowersupport/ ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday group — same link, in three hours Virtual Donut Holes after the service Newcomers welcome MEDITATION: Every weekday 2pm PST https://www.facebook.com/rabbibrian YOUTUBE ARCHIVE OF THE SATURDAY SERVICE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v22m… 50:0157:00 – Acknowledgments and sharing. Homework: OPEN YOURSELF TO LOVE

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