2009.08.25 19:00 - Friends near and Far

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    The Guardian for this meeting was stevenaia Michinaga filling in for Eos.. The comments are by stevenaia Michinaga.

    Archmage Atlantis, Types Sideways, Paul Namiboo and Paradise Tennant join me

     

    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Paradise

    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Paul

    --BELL--

    Paradise Tennant: hiya paul

    stevenaia Michinaga: small group tonight

    stevenaia Michinaga: says Karnak

    Paul Namiboo: Everyone must be at the retreat

    Paradise Tennant: yes :)) likely eating dinner about now or just finishing :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: My path crossed with some who were sneaking a bit of internet contact today

    Paul Namiboo: That's what I should be doing -- same tme zone!

    Paradise Tennant: which is what I am doing .. sharing lasagna with the dog .. who is making very pathetic whining sounds :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: feel free to type with food in your mouth, we won;t notice

    Paradise Tennant: lol

    Paul Namiboo: The birds sound hungry

    Paradise Tennant: it is take out .. from a great little italian place near me .. yum !

    Paul Namiboo: Sounds great -- I'm going to open a can of soup

    stevenaia Michinaga: seems we missed the 7:00 bell, have you been trying your 9 second moments since yu ahve started comming here Paul?

    Paul Namiboo: On the rare times I remember -- but I think it's a good idea

    Paradise Tennant: iset the alarm on my watch ...;))

    stevenaia Michinaga: or 90 seconds for those with longer termfocus

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)

    Paradise Tennant: works well ..low volume as a reminder :)

    Paul Namiboo: My life is too hectic, and I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to change that a bit

    Paradise Tennant: :) change is good

    stevenaia Michinaga: I found the newness of any excerise seems to have the most interesting impacts, be it diet, bread streaches

    stevenaia Michinaga: brain, rather

    Paradise Tennant: :))

    stevenaia Michinaga: must have food on the brain

    Paradise Tennant: hiya archmage

    Paradise Tennant: lol

    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Archmage

    Paul Namiboo: Hi Archimage

    Archmage Atlantis: Greetings, Ste, Paul, Paradise

    stevenaia Michinaga: Pema wrote a nice summery of approaches to the short meditations

    stevenaia Michinaga: somewhere on the Wiki, I will find the link

    Paul Namiboo: Were can one find it

    Paul Namiboo: Thanks

    Paul Namiboo: For what it's worth (and it may be illegal) I swim almost every morning and find that a great way to meditate

    Archmage Atlantis: I've never seen this place confiured with so few cushions, a lot of empties, but more in number

    Paul Namiboo: Hi Pila

    Archmage Atlantis: *configured

    Pila Mulligan: hi Steve, Arch, Paradise and Paul

    Archmage Atlantis: Hi, Pila

    Paradise Tennant: swimming works really well .. I run and meditate ..anything that lets you focus on your breath :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: I figured many of the regulars are away this week so why not use the alternate coushion layout

    Paradise Tennant: hiya pila :)) gtsy

    stevenaia Michinaga: I draw my meditative life away

    Paradise Tennant: lovely too :))

    Paradise Tennant: reading a great book ..buddha is as buddha does .. some great passages on the power of meditation :))

    Paul Namiboo: Problem is it's tough to swim (or run) every 15 minutes!

    Pila Mulligan: nice title

    Paradise Tennant: just take a big breath exale it slowly .. and you are done :))

    stevenaia Michinaga: http://playasbeing.wik.is/PaB_Books/Play_as_Being%3a_Freedom_from_Identification/Initial_Outline  

    stevenaia Michinaga: the pasages I spoke of are near the end

    Archmage Atlantis: One of my favorites is "Buddhaism without Beliefs?

    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Types

    Archmage Atlantis: Sorry meant a quote, not a ?

    Types Sideways: hi there

    Paul Namiboo: Hello S

    Paul Namiboo: Book I've been reading is "Dancing with Life"

    stevenaia Michinaga: please join us, have you been here before?

    Paradise Tennant: is busy scribbling down titles :)

    Types Sideways: for eons

    Archmage Atlantis: Ah, to stand and dance again in RL

    stevenaia Michinaga: they will be in the log Paradise

    Types Sideways: again?

    stevenaia Michinaga: was that a yes?

    stevenaia Michinaga: we record our conversations, is it ok to include you?

    Types Sideways: doesnt matter

    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks

    --BELL--

    Paul Namiboo: Why can't I see all of you -- I'm a newbie

    Paradise Tennant: phillip moffitt on dancing with life .. looks interesting

    Paradise Tennant: have to move your camera angle

    Paul Namiboo: Ok -- there's Types sideways

    Pila Mulligan: you viewpoint may be forward to much Paul

    stevenaia Michinaga: it;sa computer thing

    stevenaia Michinaga: you can move the camera around too with the arrow keys

    Pila Mulligan: your arrow keys will change the view

    stevenaia Michinaga: in out right left

    Types Sideways: can you see all of you?

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes , you can even see all of you

    Paul Namiboo: Just didn't realize the problem -- thx

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)

    Paradise Tennant: buddhism without beliefs looks intrigueing too :))

    Paradise Tennant: hard to be a newbie but it gets much easier :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: seems they have very bad cell phone coverage and only one available internet cnnection at the retreat location

    Paradise Tennant: all the makings for a great retreat :)

    Paul Namiboo: Thank you -- but I have no clue what to do with it -- I haven't even learned to dress myself yet!

    Types Sideways: hehe

    Archmage Atlantis: Ah,I thought the retreat was over, as some went home

    Pila Mulligan: ?

    stevenaia Michinaga: so not much is getting out, when I received my Im, I was told they ahve to get off cause Storm was comming, I thought it would affect the internet (lighting) but it was actually the avatar "Storm" who wanted to also use the internet, ooops, I guess I outed him

    Paul Namiboo: Doug Sosa said he wasa going to be there all week

    Types Sideways: oh thst retreat

    Types Sideways: that

    Paradise Tennant: how many ended up going

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes Types, there are a number of regular attendees who are at a RL retreats this week, I thought around 12

    Types Sideways: anyone know types sideways?

    Types Sideways: lol

    Archmage Atlantis: I have to admit there is a sense of secretiveness I do not find comfortable

    Types Sideways: say hi to storm and pema for me

    Paul Namiboo: but I love that avatar -- reminds me of some of my colleagues

    stevenaia Michinaga: hello jeena

    Pila Mulligan: hi jeena

    Paradise Tennant: hiya jeena

    Paul Namiboo: Hi Jeena

    jeena Cyberstar: hello all

    jeena Cyberstar: what's ya'll doing?

    stevenaia Michinaga: have you been hare before

    stevenaia Michinaga: here

    jeena Cyberstar: not when people were here lol

    stevenaia Michinaga: we record our conversations, is it ok to include you

    Pila Mulligan: chattiing :)

    jeena Cyberstar: oh..sure

    jeena Cyberstar: what's the topic?

    stevenaia Michinaga: here's a notecard about our group

    Types Sideways: do when does the playing start?

    Types Sideways: so

    jeena Cyberstar: thanx

    Paradise Tennant: what would you like to talk about types :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: we were talking about some of our friends who are at a RL retreat this week

    jeena Cyberstar: oh cool

    jeena Cyberstar: have you ever been?

    Types Sideways: lets talk about ONE, the rest are NONE

    stevenaia Michinaga: playing begins anytime you wish

     

    A short interlude to beng Paul up to speed with noobie questions

     

    Paul Namiboo: What is a "hight feather 1.1?

    Archmage Atlantis: Types is good, it is a form of labeling and eventually discrimination

    stevenaia Michinaga: that allows you to fly higher than a mere avatar can fly, you must wear it

    Paradise Tennant: it is an attachment you wear that wil help you fly better :)) you just leave it on all hte time

    Paradise Tennant: you right click on it

    Paul Namiboo: OK will I do when I learn to attach -- I'm spending all my time on SL in chats -- which I really like

    stevenaia Michinaga: some have homes quite high up, that will allow to get up there should you...fall off, for instance

    Types Sideways: these jet packs work pretty good too

    stevenaia Michinaga: and wings too Types

    Types Sideways: yeah

    Types Sideways: all for flying high in SL

    Paul Namiboo: What's the HUDI can attach it to?

    Paul Namiboo: HUD

    Paradise Tennant: liked the falling best when I started .. so much fun to just fly to the top of the grid and plunging downwards :)

    Paradise Tennant: *plunge

    Types Sideways: hehe

    stevenaia Michinaga: you can wear anything and see what it does, HUD, heads Up Display of some sort

    Types Sideways: that is fun

     

    Paradise Tennant suggests a topic that does not take hold with the group tonight.

     

    Paradise Tennant: anyways types you wanted to talk about oneness ?

    Types Sideways: but most seem to dress human for some strange reason

    stevenaia Michinaga: I know little about oneness

    stevenaia Michinaga: can you get us started Paradise

    Paradise Tennant: well ok one sec

    Types Sideways: one is not two

    Types Sideways: like one hand clapping

    --BELL--

    Types Sideways: that it?

    Types Sideways: one coin, not two sides

    Types Sideways: hmmm

    Archmage Atlantis: Good thought Types, nor is 2 then 4, or 4 then 8

    Types Sideways: the one sceen we all see

    Types Sideways: even the worms

    Types Sideways: your welcome bell

    Paradise Tennant: when I was awakened all beings awakened even the rocks and the trees .. When we see with clarity everything becomes clear :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: :)

    Paradise Tennant: quote from the buddha :)

    Types Sideways: who woke up paradise?

    Paradise Tennant: the buddha

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    Types Sideways: you sure?

    Paradise Tennant: no

    stevenaia Michinaga: watching oneness messages on youtube

    Paradise Tennant: ;)

    Archmage Atlantis: Types, we each differ i our ability of sight......some see music, others hear colors

    Paul Namiboo: I've now got the feather on my right hand -- I'll see what flying is like soon.

    Paradise Tennant: yes . did you read on a blue day .. great book on how senses differ

    jeena Cyberstar: hmm

    Paul Namiboo: I'm in a constant experiment there, with my color blindness -- but I often have blue days

    Paradise Tennant: ;( lovely book well worth reading

    Archmage Atlantis: It is like the intersexed, not male, not female, not as expected

    Paradise Tennant: Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet

    Archmage Atlantis: We label to understand, then our labels prevent new undertanding

    Paradise Tennant: yes

    Archmage Atlantis: So, types?

    Paul Namiboo: Thanks -- I'll get it and add it to the sequence -- how do you guys manage to keep up with your books?

    Archmage Atlantis: Contant purging

    stevenaia Michinaga: the Wiki is a great resource that we keep

    stevenaia Michinaga: all the books and links can be found there (if you know what dates you were here)

    Archmage Atlantis: If it isn't used in 2 years, it goes to background

    Paradise Tennant: ;) never purge books :)

    Paul Namiboo: I've got a lot to learn, but now I'll try flying to my soup. It's been a pleasure --see you again I hope

    Paradise Tennant: take care paul enjoy your soup :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: see you soon Paul

    Pila Mulligan: bye for now Paul

    Archmage Atlantis: Blessings Pau;

    Paul Namiboo: I had to give away 9000 when we moved into an apartment -- and now I've got a Kindle!

    Paradise Tennant: what is a kindle

    Pila Mulligan: an electronic book device

    stevenaia Michinaga: do they all fit on there?

    Paradise Tennant: aaa kk

    Paul Namiboo: Bye-- and thanks again -- OOOPS -- IT'S THE AMAZONE ELECTRONIC BOOK, ON WHICH YOU CAN ESSENTIALLY KEEP AN INFINITE LIBRARY

    Pila Mulligan: :)

    Archmage Atlantis: Yes.like my music, i no longer hve Cds

    Paul Namiboo: Sorry, didn't mean to shout -- see you guys. And thanks for your patience

    Paradise Tennant: wow and no dusting but if you leave it on the counter at starbucks you will be some mad :)

    Paul Namiboo: Amazon keeps all you've bought and (In theory) you can get them back free!

    Archmage Atlantis: Ah well, the computer types have been trying to teach us all about backups since, welll since ENIAC

    stevenaia Michinaga: showing your age Arch

    Paradise Tennant: what is eniac

    Archmage Atlantis: I'm proud of my age, ste

    stevenaia Michinaga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENIAC

    Archmage Atlantis: The source of the original program bug

    stevenaia Michinaga: Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer,[1][2] was the first general-purpose electronic computer

    --BELL--

    jeena Cyberstar: bye y'll

    stevenaia Michinaga: bye jeena

    Paradise Tennant: take care jeena

    Archmage Atlantis: Ah yes, wikipedia will be the first cyborg add in

    stevenaia Michinaga: it helps my brain quite a bit

    Paradise Tennant: :)) we already are morphing .. i google before i think .. sometimes

    Paradise Tennant: :))

    Paradise Tennant: and my memory

    stevenaia Michinaga: it saves what limitied brain space I have

    stevenaia Michinaga: I'e been busy trying to empty it out recently

    Pila Mulligan: :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: it's interesting that inorder to empty things out, you have to fill them up with things you don;t want in there

    Archmage Atlantis: When I attended law school (briefly I hasten to add) one of the few things I learned was that libraries are necessary.

    Pila Mulligan: although now they too are on the niternet

    stevenaia Michinaga: right, you don;t need to know everything, just where to look for it

    Archmage Atlantis: Bingo, ste

    stevenaia Michinaga: althought I never go used to being told to look up a misspelled word

    stevenaia Michinaga: since I could never find it

    Pila Mulligan: :)

    Archmage Atlantis: Ah, the young.....they fall intpt 2 categories that way

    Paradise Tennant: ;))

    Archmage Atlantis: Pecison amd "who cares"

    Paradise Tennant: hmm spell check is a happy choice for many .. :)) what is interesting is how our language changes .. texting for example is changing how we spell ..

    Archmage Atlantis: I have a change in toic

    stevenaia Michinaga: how we spell? you mean badly?

    Archmage Atlantis: *topic

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes?

    Paradise Tennant: ok

    Pila Mulligan: there have been typos in the New York Times the past few years -- something that was previously rare

    Archmage Atlantis: Is tjhat ok?

    Pila Mulligan: sure

    stevenaia Michinaga: yes please

    Archmage Atlantis: 2 of my friends (close on SL) are also PaB members

    Archmage Atlantis: One attended the August meeting

    --BELL--

    Archmage Atlantis: I knew when I met her. they were going to taramsotopm

    Archmage Atlantis: * transition

    Archmage Atlantis stops communicating in what appears to be mid-thought, it takes a momnet for us to noice...

     

    Pila Mulligan: are we getting to the new topic, Arch?

    stevenaia Michinaga: assumed he was typing slow

    Paradise Tennant: are you ok arch :)

    Pila Mulligan: not to be impatient :) ... just hoping all is well there :)

    Paradise Tennant: ;)

    Pila Mulligan: not to be dramatic, but after this much time I'd say something has interfered with Arch's typing ability

    Pila Mulligan: I hope it is not an emeregncy

    Paradise Tennant: :)) maybe his computer has frozen

    stevenaia Michinaga: nods

    Pila Mulligan: perhaps

    Paradise Tennant: well while we are waiting .. how is the weather in paradise . pila :))

    Pila Mulligan: it was a very nice day today Paradis

    Pila Mulligan: e*

    stevenaia Michinaga: aww, my cat has taken over my computer, a sign

    Paradise Tennant: lol

    Pila Mulligan: :)

    Paradise Tennant: maybe your cat would like to comment ..

    Paradise Tennant: not enough salmon and never enough sardines

    stevenaia Michinaga: I well see you tomarrow night perhaps

    Paradise Tennant: nite nite steve

    Paradise Tennant: :)

    Pila Mulligan: bye Steve

    Paradise Tennant: well pila ..shall we do a short mediation and call it a night :)

    Pila Mulligan: I'm going to be going also

    Paradise Tennant: ok have a good nite :)

    Paradise Tennant: aloha :)

    Pila Mulligan: bye for now Paradise

    Paradise Tennant: bye for now :)

    Pila Mulligan: bye Arch -- hope all is ok

    Paradise Tennant: pats arch on the back .. hope all is well :)

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