2010.08.13 19:00 - Seeing and Being Seen

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.


    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Bruce
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, steve, Para.
    Paradise Tennant: Smiles hiya Bruce .. Steve .. Ewan :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: who did I just sit on, sorry
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, Ewan.
    Calvino Rabeni: :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya cal :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Bruce, Paradise, Stevenaia. Ewan and Calvino :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, Calvino.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Lucinda
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Sophia, Cal, Ewan
    Paradise Tennant: hiya sophia .. lucinda :)
    Lucinda Lavender: hi all!
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, Luci, Sharon.
    Lucinda Lavender: Did some claim this already?
    Bruce Mowbray: not I.
    stevenaia Michinaga: anyone can
    stevenaia Michinaga: last one who claims gets to post :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hahah
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Lucinda Lavender: I am at a gathering of singers who are reminiscing and we are also drinking wine...
    Bruce Mowbray: wonderful!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D Luci
    Paradise Tennant: smiles nice ..!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sounds wonderful
    stevenaia Michinaga: waves to Lucinda's friends
    Lucinda Lavender: thaks cal
    SophiaSharon Larnia is reading Pema's new chapter :)
    Paradise Tennant: puts on her headset ..hoping for a tune ?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: waves are coming to you from friends here...
    Lucinda Lavender: we shall see about song...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles a huge smile
    stevenaia Michinaga: listens
    SophiaSharon Larnia: says hello!
    Lucinda Lavender: it may take some time...
    Bruce Mowbray: Are you friends also fans of SL, Luci?
    Bruce Mowbray: your.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: grins
    Lucinda Lavender: they don't know about sL...but maybe in a bit...thank you
    Lucinda Lavender: for your consideration
    Bruce Mowbray: We will try to make a good first impression ;-)
    Lucinda Lavender: Paula says hi bruce...namaste
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Paula!!! How are you tonight -- out there in Seattle.
    Lucinda Lavender: we are looking a photos and are trying to see if what we have is photos only...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: is thinking about the chapter I just read, and thinking about being watched :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Ewan
    Lucinda Lavender: of course not...because we have learned so much..
    Ewan Bonham: hi folks!
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Ewan
    Bruce Mowbray: Welcome, Ewan.
    Calvino Rabeni: good evening Ewan :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Ewan
    Lucinda Lavender: what about being watched?
    Bruce Mowbray: Did you get your training for claiming a session yet, Ewan?
    Ewan Bonham: :))
    Ewan Bonham: bruce, i am going to a conference for the next several day...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it's in Pema chapter of his book that he posted today
    Bruce Mowbray: cool!
    Ewan Bonham: i will follow up then...got some good tips...:))
    Bruce Mowbray: great... Have a grand time.
    Bruce Mowbray: say more about being watched, please, Sharon.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: well, reading the chapter, he says allow yourself to be seen
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and at first I felt very uneasy with that
    Bruce Mowbray also listens.
    Ewan Bonham: hmmm...thinking i know how to make myself 'invisible'..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: indeed me too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its one of my magical skills hahaha
    Ewan Bonham: ...lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: second thought was, theres isnt really much to see

    SophiaSharon Larnia: Bruce, you were gray for me before, now you're invisible, except for your hair, sleeves... and Blub :)
    Ewan Bonham: i wonder how those two points go together..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs
    Bruce Mowbray thinks: Not allowing myself to be seen, huh?
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi, Ewan, what's your conference about?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Ewan Bonham: oh, i am ptresnting a paper on healthy lifestyles for older adults..
    Ewan Bonham: in rl, of course..
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-)
    Calvino Rabeni: nice !
    Ewan Bonham: ???
    SophiaSharon Larnia: interesting :)
    Ewan Bonham: I only see your fish, bruce..
    Bruce Mowbray: Well, it takes a while for my invisible avi to clear.... sorry.
    Bruce Mowbray: go on with your talk, please, Ewan.
    Ewan Bonham: well, i had two points:
    Ewan Bonham: sharon brought up the points from the book..
    Ewan Bonham: pema's book..
    Ewan Bonham: let yourself be seen..
    Ewan Bonham: And ...there is not much to see..
    Ewan Bonham: wondered how these went together..
    Bruce Mowbray: ?
    Ewan Bonham: seems like a paradox.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: they dont really, it was just what popped in my head as I was reading
    Ewan Bonham: oh...
    Bruce Mowbray: I've also read the section on letting yourself be seen . . . I was substituting the word "held" or "embraced" for the word "seen."
    Lucinda Lavender: Allowing oneself to be seen...gives a focus outside oneself is seems.
    Bruce Mowbray: This is a contemplative art, I think.
    Ewan Bonham: oh, that seems to fit..
    Lucinda Lavender: just holding a space...in whatever form we have evolved to be
    Lucinda Lavender: without doing any thing really
    Calvino Rabeni: I was thinking, this approach would work pretty well to be a "seer" for those who are there to be "seen"
    Calvino Rabeni: So, a good time may be had by all :)
    Ewan Bonham: ??? calv
    Bruce Mowbray: A passive mode? or actively willing yourself into the role of "seers"?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its multidimensional, I'm really trying stay on task :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I found one way to learn about multidimensionality is to look at Paradise's dress
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thank you for furthur clarification of this
    Ewan Bonham: basking in being held..
    Ewan Bonham: by a presence without words..
    Bruce Mowbray: or just relaxing into allowing oneself to be seen by Whatever sees..
    Ewan Bonham: That fits for me as well, Bruce..
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, Ewan, it's a radical shift from how we normally think of our presence in the world.
    Calvino Rabeni: @Bruce, seems to me a little activeness in that regard could spice things up, if there's an existing practice of "not seeing"
    Calvino Rabeni: That is, letting go of trying not to see - the "non-doing" way of being active
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just saw that bit about Paradises' dress, and yes, I agree :D
    Calvino Rabeni: hehehe.  Love that dress :)
    Bruce Mowbray: One of my 'practices' is to "actively" regard myself as being "held" ---
    Bruce Mowbray: by the forest, by the world, by the galaxy...
    Bruce Mowbray: by the Silence.
    Bruce Mowbray: by Para's dress.
    Calvino Rabeni: That's one of mine too, Bruce :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Ewan Bonham: allowing myself..
    Ewan Bonham: thinking of how in Fla...i would never think of wearing a winter coat..:))
    Ewan Bonham: because i feel the basking of the sun's presence..
    Bruce Mowbray: yes, Ewan?
    Calvino Rabeni: Today I actively allowed it, while I was out - what a great thing!
    Bruce Mowbray: @ Calvino -- Yes! Wonderful.
    Lucinda Lavender: how?
    Calvino Rabeni: It got better and better :)
    Bruce Mowbray: @ Cal: I know I know!
    Bruce Mowbray: Come to Ohio in January, Ewan.
    Ewan Bonham: And freedom to not wear something over me..
    Ewan Bonham: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: *smiles*
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Bruce Mowbray: ;-)

    Lucinda Lavender: In the dream study I do...we speak of what was being as we came into form as ones invisible garment. It was connected to the positions of planets that reveal kinds of being
    Paradise Tennant: smiles a composition of planets .. we all have a little bit of stardust :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :))
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: I am not an astrologer by belief but I enjoy the being information I get there...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles, i like to hear peoples interpretations :)
    Ewan Bonham: many paths to the truth..:)
    Lucinda Lavender: if we wear invisible garments it allows us to be seen
    Lucinda Lavender: ha
    Lucinda Lavender: or, we we wear our selves invisibly ...
    Bruce Mowbray muses: Perhaps there are MANY truths.
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and thinks ... that if we are really seen it would be more like a shimmer of .. light .. not quite consolidated ..
    Ewan Bonham: lol..
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: maybe, or none of the above
    Lucinda Lavender: that tooo...
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Ewan Bonham: yes, i like to think of seeing folks as light..
    Bruce Mowbray: Isn't it wonderful how threads of the dialogue inter-weave in the chat box?
    Bruce Mowbray: one can pick and choose among possible "responses" to his/her input.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Ewan Bonham: As in the piece of stardust that is still growing and connected to the others..
    Paradise Tennant: nods .. like group prose :)
    Ewan Bonham: ???
    Calvino Rabeni: What if, on a given day, life consisted mainly of "life's small pleasures" - but in complete abundance ? Wouldn't that be a great truth - one of many possible! ?
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, Cal -- and OH what a life that is!
    Calvino Rabeni: :))) !
    Paradise Tennant: hmm abun"dance ".. is in the mind's eye of dancer :) - that feeling of .. richness .. being fully alive .. all available with a thought :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey, Blissful!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Blissful
    Paradise Tennant: hiya blissful :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Exist-Dance.
    Blissful Badger: Hello all
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes Bruce .. Exist-Dance !!!
    Blissful Badger: dancing again?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Ewan Bonham: i like hat concept..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) Blissful
    Ewan Bonham: Abund
    Ewan Bonham: Dance
    Blissful Badger: happy dance
    Paradise Tennant: omigko ?
    Blissful Badger: uhoh
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Ewan Bonham: Lo l
    Bruce Mowbray: oh dear.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs

    Paradise Tennant: smiles at blissful . fish .. are a symbol of abundance :) in chinese culture :) you are draped in good fortune :)) likes the look a lot !
    Blissful Badger: I think I need to get up and do a dance. My body is filled with kinks. I've been sitting at this computer all day
    Ewan Bonham: now i can see...the lighht always shines in paradise...:)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :))
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (brb)
    Blissful Badger: There that feels better. did my fish fall off?
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: do fish fall?
    Blissful Badger: Perhaps they fly
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: is quite sure they smile
    stevenaia Michinaga: onigokko
    Blissful Badger: hahha
    stevenaia Michinaga: stop
    Ewan Bonham: Woe...am i hallucinating/
    stevenaia Michinaga: it's all in how you spell it
    Bruce Mowbray feels left out because he is wearing onigokko but did not move with the rest.

    With split-second reactions, Paradise offers a perfect counterbalance to the 'onigokko' experience.  Click that link - you'll be glad you did.

    Blissful Badger: onigokko
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMCf7SNUb-Q
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughg!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I was afk and came back to my avi running amok *giggles*
    Bruce Mowbray: What's up, Sharon? I'm wearing my onigokko but it isn't working.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I see you running Bruce!!!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i didnt get mine back on in time
    SophiaSharon Larnia: LOL
    SophiaSharon Larnia: stop
    SophiaSharon Larnia: lolol
    Blissful Badger: hahha
    Ewan Bonham: what a work out..but i don't feel out of breath..
    Calvino Rabeni: That video was rather relaxing to watch, Paradise
    stevenaia Michinaga: relaxing and amazing
    Ewan Bonham: there must be some meaning to that..
    Ewan Bonham: action plus inaction..
    Calvino Rabeni: Rather an antidote to the big "Oni"
    Bruce Mowbray: Folks, thank you for this hour -- I am going to step out to watch for meteors now.
    Bruce Mowbray: May all be happy and well.
    Calvino Rabeni: More of them on the way Bruce?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Bruce, you too!
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Well, I am hoping to see one or two --- and also to let them see me!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Bruce Mowbray: bye for now/
    Ewan Bonham: that's a big weight on my shoulder..:)
    Calvino Rabeni: I did see a few also last night - thanks for the reminder
    Paradise Tennant: cool
    Lucinda Lavender: onnigokko
    SophiaSharon Larnia: one 'n' lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: it's all in the delivery
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm going to step out and see the sunset = see you all later :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Calvino :)
    Paradise Tennant: i know I can never remember .. how to spell it
    Ewan Bonham: bye calv
    Paradise Tennant: good night cal .. enjoy the sun!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: onigokko
    SophiaSharon Larnia: giggles
    Lucinda Lavender: ok
    SophiaSharon Larnia: stop
    Lucinda Lavender: how do we phew!
    Paradise Tennant: onigokko
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks!
    Lucinda Lavender: stop
    stevenaia Michinaga: oh Paradise
    stevenaia Michinaga: lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: lolololol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: talk about some lag
    Blissful Badger: Whew
    Paradise Tennant: stop
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hmm
    Paradise Tennant: sorry I took it off to give a copy to blissful
    SophiaSharon Larnia: scripts are going amok tonight ;) ooohh i didnt know thats what would happen
    Ewan Bonham: Never know what unfolds..

    Lucinda Lavender: ready to head out...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: loves the mystery of that :)
    Blissful Badger: You know it's strange. I can''t see the fish I'm wearing
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Luci! have fun
    stevenaia Michinaga: it;s gone
    SophiaSharon Larnia: me either, Blissful
    Blissful Badger: there's metaphor there somewhere
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Blissful*
    Ewan Bonham: we often don't see what we are wearing...:))
    Paradise Tennant: smiles good nite lucinda
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles, the standard SL walk goes with kimonos --
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I'm off too, bye everyone :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Sophia
    Paradise Tennant: good nite sophia
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: good to see you
    SophiaSharon Larnia: goodnight!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you too!
    Paradise Tennant: I think I will scoot too .. good nite all :)
    Blissful Badger: Nite all I'm off for dinner. all that runing worked up an appetite
    Ewan Bonham: night all..nice 'running' with you..:)
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: night paradise
    Blissful Badger: nite all
    Paradise Tennant: thanks everyone for the conversation and excellent company
    stevenaia Michinaga: a lovely evening
    Blissful Badger: I love the way we can be goofy
    Blissful Badger: don't get much of a chance
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles, nice to let loose
    Blissful Badger: bye Stevenaia
    stevenaia Michinaga: bte, nice to eet you
    stevenaia Michinaga: bte
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye
    Blissful Badger: eat me? bite me. Yikes !! :-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: unless we already met, ofcourse

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    Beautiful video! Thank you Paradise. :)
    Posted 05:33, 14 Aug 2010
    how dolphins jump through their own hoops :-)
    Posted 17:31, 14 Aug 2010
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