2010.10.07 19:00 - Cat Zen - One Thing At A Time

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Paradise Tennant. The comments are by Paradise, Ewan, Hope, and Stevenaia..


    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya ewan :)
    Ewan Bonham: Hi Para..:)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya .. steve :)
    Ewan Bonham: I have not only see you here..
    Ewan Bonham: have I also seen you in Thothica?
    stevenaia Michinaga: who is showering red things on us?
    Ewan Bonham: Hi Steve
    Paradise Tennant: lol that would be me ..shall I stop
    stevenaia Michinaga: what are thye>
    stevenaia Michinaga: they
    Paradise Tennant: no never been to thotica
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Ewan
    Paradise Tennant: flowers :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: rose prdals
    stevenaia Michinaga: pedals
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: what is thothica
    Ewan Bonham: oh, it is an area devoted to all kinds of cultural events and discussions..
    Ewan Bonham: most of which have a philosophical bent..
    Paradise Tennant: ahh ok
    Paradise Tennant: do you have a landmark ?
    stevenaia Michinaga: do you ahve a LM to hand out?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Ewan Bonham: yes, I will get one for both of you..:)
    Ewan Bonham: They also have some very nice mood background music..:)
    Paradise Tennant: thank you ewan it is nice to have places to explore :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: now all I ahve to do is remember where they are in ky inventory
    Paradise Tennant: smiles my problem too
    Ewan Bonham: ã‹¡
    Paradise Tennant: 1803 items :) just added one :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: eeek 4520 and rising
    stevenaia Michinaga: and I don't even shop
    Paradise Tennant: lol I have a friend at 50,000 plus
    Paradise Tennant: she builds:)
    Paradise Tennant: opps
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods, oops
    stevenaia Michinaga: so much for mindfulness
    Paradise Tennant: was thinking that thought :)
    Paradise Tennant: shall we talk of mindfulness
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Ewan Bonham: That is a topic of interest to me..
    Paradise Tennant: or does anyone have a topic they would like to explore
    stevenaia Michinaga: a subject I learned about from SL
    Paradise Tennant: yes me too
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: my Buddist friend told me about it, felt PaB was another mindfulness excercise
    Paradise Tennant: heard it described as one thing at a time :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: which was an interest thing to say since I did not know what it was
    Paradise Tennant: just doing one thing at a time
    stevenaia Michinaga: the moment of awareness ness
    Paradise Tennant: without realizing it we so often multi task doing with thinking many distracted thoughts.. yes the moment of awareness .. in the now ;)
    stevenaia Michinaga: so there is no multi-mindfulness?
    Paradise Tennant: lol nope
    stevenaia Michinaga: since they are all really linear
    Paradise Tennant: think it is one pointed
    stevenaia Michinaga: or in my case, the point oof a pencil
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Hope
    Hope McAlpine: hello stevenaia
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice to see you again
    Paradise Tennant: hiya hope welcome ) nice to see you again
    Hope McAlpine: nice to see you Paradise too :-)
    Ewan Bonham: hi Hope..
    Hope McAlpine: hi Ewan :-)
    Paradise Tennant: we were talking of mindfulness :)
    Hope McAlpine: woudl that be the same as alterness?
    Paradise Tennant: hmm never heard of alteness ..could you say more
    Hope McAlpine: fully atert
    Hope McAlpine: ( spelling ? )
    stevenaia Michinaga: when I think of Mindfulness, I think of my cat as the purrrrrfect example, (sorry couldn;t resist)
    stevenaia Michinaga: they usually do one thing at a time, ... sit there and meditate
    Ewan Bonham: And only that one thing...the one moment exists..
    stevenaia Michinaga: is mindfulness something without time?
    stevenaia Michinaga: time frozen
    Ewan Bonham: As best as can be done, the focus should be on the NOW..
    stevenaia Michinaga: and that is only a point (in time)
    stevenaia Michinaga: an mind point
    Hope McAlpine: well yes...
    Hope McAlpine: and let tomorrow worry for itself
    Hope McAlpine: but wouldn't hurt to plan for future at the meantime I think
    Hope McAlpine: do what we can do only for today
    stevenaia Michinaga: manytimes it takes care of itself
    stevenaia Michinaga: (the future)
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.abbeville.com/pdf/0789207028.pdf
    Paradise Tennant: zen cats !
    Ewan Bonham: most cats are zen..
    Paradise Tennant: yes perfectly felinefull :)
    Hope McAlpine: yeah
    Hope McAlpine: they calculate well.. so well that they don't waste unecessary energy to chase the mouse
    Paradise Tennant: smiles what is the sound of one paw clapping ;)
    Ewan Bonham: Lol...
    Hope McAlpine: they calculate .. watching and waiting... laying still. then a mouse come its way then a cat just snare it
    stevenaia Michinaga: the sond a mouse hears when not being caught
    Hope McAlpine: they wouldn't waste energy like football players, all sweat up and out of breath
    Hope McAlpine: cats... they lay and wait and calculate
    Hope McAlpine: zen like manner :-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: and find time to ask for food (insistintly)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes
    Hope McAlpine: ok
    Ewan Bonham: I am going to go now...thank you all...
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.zenmasterziggy.com/blog/
    Paradise Tennant: take care ewan thanks for coming :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: yes .. sometimes quiet reflection .. a bit of cat nip and a sunlit window frame are all you need to get into .. buddha mind ;)
    Paradise Tennant: well being .. still is good too :)
    Hope McAlpine: I think I need to run as well
    Hope McAlpine: thank you for your time here :-)
    Hope McAlpine: we will talk again :-)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: sorry I was cat distracted
    Paradise Tennant: thanks for coming hope
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Hope
    Paradise Tennant: namaste
    Hope McAlpine: sure :-)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Hope McAlpine: namaste :-)
    Paradise Tennant: meowaste :)
    Hope McAlpine: smiels
    Paradise Tennant: well :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe, that's how I type it
    Paradise Tennant: a quiet night tonight
    Paradise Tennant: me too
    Paradise Tennant: can never get smiles right usually
    Paradise Tennant: always doing it too fast
    stevenaia Michinaga: fingers don't smile
    Paradise Tennant: how have you been steve
    Paradise Tennant: yes our whole body smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: good, had a nice iching meeting on tuesday, we noticed your treehouse dissappeared so we went to my place
    Paradise Tennant: ouch
    Paradise Tennant: I missed it was at a real life business meeting
    Paradise Tennant: will put the tree house back up
    stevenaia Michinaga: not a problem
    Paradise Tennant: sometimes get bored
    Paradise Tennant: garden
    Paradise Tennant: late at night:) if I cannot sleep
    Paradise Tennant: very relaxing
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, it is a fun occupation
    Paradise Tennant: so immediate
    Paradise Tennant: so much colour .. so fast
    stevenaia Michinaga: and your creative results remain
    Paradise Tennant: yes they do
    stevenaia Michinaga: be it a drawing, a garden or a building
    stevenaia Michinaga: or sculpture
    Paradise Tennant: but just like real life they disolve over time
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes thye disolve by simply forgeting about them
    Paradise Tennant: yes often think we create with our attention
    Paradise Tennant: smiles :)
    Paradise Tennant: nice indian summer night here
    stevenaia Michinaga: or intention
    Paradise Tennant: the smell of summer is still in the air
    stevenaia Michinaga: it;s warming up here, we had a chill earlier , the cat moved into our bed
    stevenaia Michinaga: sign of change
    Paradise Tennant: wise move a cat needs cozy
    stevenaia Michinaga: unfortunately, I must tend to the laundy
    stevenaia Michinaga: see you soon
    Paradise Tennant: ok
    stevenaia Michinaga: oh
    Paradise Tennant: I will go out and admire the stars and ponder puppy zen :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: sunday's log was a bit of iching convsersation too
    Paradise Tennant: smiles cool
    stevenaia Michinaga: w/ Cal and Mintzi
    Paradise Tennant: yes was there for a bit of it
    stevenaia Michinaga: which continued a bit on the same topic on Tuesday
    Paradise Tennant: kk
    stevenaia Michinaga: awww you read it ...smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: enjoy the stars, they are bright here too
    Paradise Tennant: yes .. the air is kind of like velvet right now
    stevenaia Michinaga: enjoy
    Paradise Tennant: will be a lovely walk :) moon light too .. always a plus
    Paradise Tennant: enjoy ...
    Paradise Tennant: namaste :)

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