2011.01.03 19:00 - Provocative, Confusing, Delightful and Challenging

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Sophiasharon. The session was logged and given a title by Pema, based on Aphrodite's aphorism, a little below.

    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Sam :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh Pablito, your still in the meditation pose :) sorry
    oO0Oo Resident: hello sophiasharon, pablito
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    pablito Steampunk: hi Samud ㋡
    pablito Steampunk: i've seen you before
    pablito Steampunk: was it at the Virtual Lab?
    oO0Oo Resident: yes, perhaps hikari?
    pablito Steampunk: oh yes
    pablito Steampunk: i go there alot
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: it's a nice sim
    pablito Steampunk: you passed by, in a polite fashion
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Aphrodite :)
    pablito Steampunk: yes
    oO0Oo Resident: ty for remembering. You were doing tai-chi
    pablito Steampunk: hello Aphrodite
    pablito Steampunk: yes, with Zara
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi aphrodite
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Sophia, pablito, samuo
    SophiaSharon Larnia: how are you Aphrodite? :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: well thanks, you?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and Samud??
    oO0Oo Resident: I'm OK ty
    SophiaSharon Larnia: good :)work is easing up, nice to have some time to play again
    Aphrodite Macbain: pablito and samuo - I haven't met you before. Hi
    oO0Oo Resident: pleasure
    Aphrodite Macbain: work is easing up?? I would have thought it was just restarting!
    pablito Steampunk: hihi, yes its been a few months since i came here
    SophiaSharon Larnia: although, i do try to approach work as play :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, work as play, being as play
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes Pablito :))
    oO0Oo Resident: had to be said
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: work as being? :D
    oO0Oo Resident: being at work?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: always
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry- what had to be said?
    pablito Steampunk: work as play is the best methinks ㋡
    oO0Oo Resident: all work and no play...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: makes samsara rather rough and tumble lol
    pablito Steampunk: everything is play
    oO0Oo Resident: lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: I think of play as being creative
    Aphrodite Macbain: experimenting, doing things differently
    pablito Steampunk: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the group aph?
    Aphrodite Macbain: the group?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the group itself helped my brain from spinning so much
    Aphrodite Macbain: which one?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the play as being group
    Aphrodite Macbain: which group?
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh. yes. I also found th group provocative, confusing, delightful and challenging!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    oO0Oo Resident: it supports a gap in the spinning
    pablito Steampunk: haha
    oO0Oo Resident: one can wind down
    Aphrodite Macbain: a place to hold on to
    pablito Steampunk: yes, very earthy this group
    Aphrodite Macbain: earthy?
    pablito Steampunk: grounded
    pablito Steampunk: relaxed
    pablito Steampunk: calming atmosphere
    SophiaSharon Larnia: spun too much to meditate, thats changing now
    Aphrodite Macbain: ah. yes. It can be both grounding and elevating
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes? are you meditating more SS?
    pablito Steampunk: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: trying, its a balance for me, ive equated a trance like state for meditation in the past
    SophiaSharon Larnia: which is fairly easy for me
    Aphrodite Macbain: has that changed now?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: a bit, bringing mindful awareness into it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: vs blank
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, I prefer to be somewhat active in my meditation
    SophiaSharon Larnia: if that makes sense :)
    pablito Steampunk: *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*You're Welcome!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*
    Aphrodite Macbain: observing, paying attention, being mindful of monkey mind, wondering where I am under all that chatter.- well that's what I'd LIKE to be able to do. Not always successful!
    pablito Steampunk: ㋡
    pablito Steampunk: the interminable chatter inside the skull lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles at Pablito :) Yes indeed Aphrodite, you say that so well!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the fear that there isnt anything underneath all that chatter
    oO0Oo Resident: or of losing all rference to anything
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm trying to be more honest- speak the truth rather than saying what I feel I should say
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: being vulnerable --I really was inspired by that Ted Talk on vulnerability!
    pablito Steampunk: yes, thats the courageous path
    pablito Steampunk: saying whats realy on your mind
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it would be if i didnt have such a mean mind sometimes
    pablito Steampunk: oh yes, listen to soem Ted Talks, great talks
    Aphrodite Macbain: mean? how?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'll find you the one I have been referring to...
    pablito Steampunk: cheers
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just. i dont know, i have little tolerance for certain things atm :)
    pablito Steampunk: such as?
    oO0Oo Resident: seems to know a certain disposition, we have to know its opposite
    SophiaSharon Larnia looks around and whistles hehehe
    pablito Steampunk: haha
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i still have a resistance to revealing too much about myself
    Aphrodite Macbain: http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown...erability.html
    pablito Steampunk: thanks
    Aphrodite Macbain: That's the reference I was talking about. Really good!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: is that the link Zen posted?
    oO0Oo Resident: mhm
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's a normal feeling Sophia
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes that's Zen's link
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just, drama in general
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: you want to keep calm all the time?
    pablito Steampunk: yes, i'm like that in groups, i find it hard to reveal myself, unless i know the group well, and i like the way the group act together
    SophiaSharon Larnia: no, but
    Aphrodite Macbain: and avoid highly charged stuff?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes avoid highly charged stuff
    Aphrodite Macbain: but...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i feel enough as it is,
    Aphrodite Macbain: you said
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it just makes my nerves humm
    oO0Oo Resident: mmm
    Aphrodite Macbain: are you stressed? Meditation must help you there
    SophiaSharon Larnia: lol
    pablito Steampunk: brb
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i remind myself of may, the actor in the secret life of bees
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but ive hardened that to a certain degree
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but become sad at anything
    Aphrodite Macbain: watching over my mother during the holidays was hard - the grief was just under the surface and she tried so hard not to give in to it.
    oO0Oo Resident: tenderness underlies much of being
    Aphrodite Macbain: I felt that it would be good if she cried. We fear those strong emotions so much!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i had an oddball idea the other day, if you can become enlightened by become one with a sound, can you become enlightened by becoming one with anything, such as sorrow
    Aphrodite Macbain: interesting - what made you think about that?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Aphrodite, wishing you happiness and love
    Aphrodite Macbain: tenderness- yes Samuo - a beautiful approach
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i dont know where it came from, just popped in my head the other day
    Aphrodite Macbain: thank you Sophia
    Aphrodite Macbain: perhps it has to do with focussing on one thing and letting other things drop away
    Aphrodite Macbain: music is very powerful
    SophiaSharon Larnia: why this group is good, get talked out a cornor you can paint yourself in :)
    oO0Oo Resident: :) true
    Aphrodite Macbain grins at SS
    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha
    oO0Oo Resident: not many corners here, mostly curves
    pablito Steampunk: yes, to work on not feeling separate to anything is the path to enlightenment
    Aphrodite Macbain: it's a good observation - we usually do the painting
    pablito Steampunk: everything is you really ㋡
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Stevenaia :)
    oO0Oo Resident: stevenaia
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Steve.
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello
    pablito Steampunk: hi Stevenaia
    Aphrodite Macbain: How is your mother in law?
    stevenaia Michinaga: mine, her computer is happy, her ipod, not quite yet
    Pila Mulligan: greetings
    pablito Steampunk: greetings
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Pila :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Steve, talking about being, sharing, tenderness
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: long time no see Pila :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: my favorite topic.... goodness of Being
    SophiaSharon Larnia: =^.^=
    Aphrodite Macbain: and the role the group plays in maintaining that goodness
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes thanks Aph!
    stevenaia Michinaga: wonder why there is little darkness to ur discussions
    stevenaia Michinaga: *I wonder why
    Aphrodite Macbain: darkness=?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: whos discussions?
    stevenaia Michinaga: our's here
    Aphrodite Macbain: anger? sadness?
    stevenaia Michinaga: evil
    pablito Steampunk: is there such a thing as evil?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: part of it may be the recorder, and the tendancy some of have to be careful of charged situations
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh. depends how you define evil
    Aphrodite Macbain wonders whethr she is being argumentative
    SophiaSharon Larnia: lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, opposite if goodness
    stevenaia Michinaga: *of
    pablito Steampunk: not good is teh opposite
    pablito Steampunk: ㋡
    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps
    Aphrodite Macbain: what is good?
    oO0Oo Resident wishing could think and type faster, then relaxes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: relax samuo!~
    stevenaia Michinaga: harm
    pablito Steampunk: evil mean something is bad without possibilty of changing
    SophiaSharon Larnia: well, i could say ive been depressed for a year but who wants to hear that? lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: ok harm is good. (or bad)
    pablito Steampunk: not good
    Aphrodite Macbain: I do Sophia
    stevenaia Michinaga: harm is good?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: not 2
    oO0Oo Resident: i do sophia
    pablito Steampunk: harm can be good sometimes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    pablito Steampunk: inner ordeals can bring out good awareness
    Aphrodite Macbain: I know what it's like to be depresed and one way of finding relief from it is to talk about it with others
    Pila Mulligan just bumped into rl matter that must be dealt with - bye for now
    stevenaia Michinaga: SopHia, I would be happy to listen to you if it helps you
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Pila! Nice to see you!!
    pablito Steampunk: bye Pila
    pablito Steampunk: lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles, thanks
    Aphrodite Macbain: we are your perfect others! Sadness isnt evil or harmful
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! Pila!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: no sadness isnt
    oO0Oo Resident: struggle maybe, not sure about harm
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: sharing that sadness is OK too
    oO0Oo Resident: sorry 2 or more threads
    Aphrodite Macbain: god knows I've done enough of it here!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry Samuo
    oO0Oo Resident: ty
    oO0Oo Resident: np
    Aphrodite Macbain: ??
    oO0Oo Resident: no problem
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh ok got it:-)
    pablito Steampunk: right i need to sleep
    pablito Steampunk: late here lol
    pablito Steampunk: thankyou all
    Aphrodite Macbain: what time is it for you pablito?
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice meeting you
    pablito Steampunk takes a humble bow
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Pablito-san
    oO0Oo Resident: thr groom departs
    oO0Oo Resident: bye pablito
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! pablito
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hugs!
    pablito Steampunk: 3:40am
    pablito Steampunk: haha
    pablito Steampunk: ok byeee
    Aphrodite Macbain: ouch!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: eep!! sweet dreams
    Aphrodite Macbain: nite nite
    stevenaia Michinaga: back to tenderness :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: just this strange hybrid state, seeing that we are more than physical appearances, but feeling that the struggle is futile
    Aphrodite Macbain: I notice you have started to eeep Sophia! :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: giggles
    Aphrodite Macbain: back to tenderness indeed!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes I eep alot these days hahaha
    Aphrodite Macbain: what struggle SS?
    stevenaia Michinaga: can you relate it to compassion or is it dofferent
    SophiaSharon Larnia: in rl too lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: tendrness is, perhaps, the result of passion
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its part compassion, part not enough
    Aphrodite Macbain: compassion
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you cant fix them all kind of thing
    Aphrodite Macbain: what are you trying to ix Sharon?
    stevenaia Michinaga: ... si the result of passion or compassion?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bad things happen to everyone, and stuff more personal too
    Aphrodite Macbain: fix
    Aphrodite Macbain: kk
    oO0Oo Resident: there was the question about why evil is not discussed so much here, and it seems to me to flow naturally from the sharing that goes on, and an aspiration that arises to care for others and be real but not excessiviely dark in that spirit
    Aphrodite Macbain: tenderness might be the result of compassion. not sure about passion
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes samuo
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nodfs
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods*
    Aphrodite Macbain: Perhaps we should be asking what is a breeding ground for evil, and why it is not present here
    SophiaSharon Larnia: like me not wanting to bring darkness
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hurt someone else with it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: safer to stay away
    Aphrodite Macbain: we are protective of this space we share
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i had a dream a couple days ago, the dream was of something that really happened, but was a memory like dream
    stevenaia Michinaga: if evil is darkness, the light of joy and tenderness simply dissolves evil
    oO0Oo Resident: sophia, yes there's the not wanting to be a downer for others, but it ends up being so refreshing when people are real
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it does uplift the spirit
    Aphrodite Macbain: steve- that was beautiful
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the dream was of people i used to call my family, all sitting around a table cracking walnuts (from the tree outside) laughing.....
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes- it makes you realize you aren't alone Sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: they are all dead now
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its just one of those things
    Aphrodite Macbain: you were yearning for them. missing them
    oO0Oo Resident wonders if there's more to the dream?
    Aphrodite Macbain: nice memory Sophia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: weell, the flavor of the dream was that it was happenig at the moment and they were ghosts
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and so was i
    Aphrodite Macbain: did you think they were ghostDi you think they were ghosts during the dream?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes, and i tought i was one too
    Aphrodite Macbain: or afterwards
    SophiaSharon Larnia: at the time
    Aphrodite Macbain: so you were one of them
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i wondered what happened to my house, my family, my cats who would feed them :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: what do you think
    Aphrodite Macbain: torn between the past and the present?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but when i awaoke, just contemplated the fact that everything is one its way to being something else
    SophiaSharon Larnia: consiousness
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Ewan :)
    Ewan Bonham: Hi folks and sorry I am late..:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Ewan
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Ewan
    stevenaia Michinaga: Hi Ewan
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and in a sense we are all ghosts
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hungry ones :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: that was a poweerful awareness- something perhaps to meditate upon
    SophiaSharon Larnia: too scary lol
    oO0Oo Resident: I can never seem to get enough of what does not satisfy
    Aphrodite Macbain: hungry ghosts, never getting enough?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i used to build mandalas in sl, huge walking into ones
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and couldnt get past the gates
    Aphrodite Macbain: why not, if you built them?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: creatively i mean
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i could build i nice little 5 story palace
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but just didnt feel that it was going anywhere
    Aphrodite Macbain: why do you think you were building it?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: holdig onto sadness makes us hungry i think, we come her to feel uplifted
    Ewan Bonham: Wasthe building more of the focus?
    Ewan Bonham: Not the owning ofthe building..
    Aphrodite Macbain: /m wishes she knew how to build a palace
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes, i deleted them in my inventory
    Ewan Bonham: They say...the journey is much more important than the detination..:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: good question Ewan
    SophiaSharon Larnia: except the little ones lol
    Ewan Bonham: setination
    Ewan Bonham: destination
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    oO0Oo Resident: the palaces are built spontaneously just like this
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: we are always building something - in one way or another
    stevenaia Michinaga: I have apreciated that much more as I get older, Ewan
    SophiaSharon Larnia: im tactile/visual, i was trying to storm the gates i think LOL
    oO0Oo Resident: so beautiful and transient
    Aphrodite Macbain: what was inside?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nothing :) i couldnt come up with a shape and balance that said ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: an idea, realizing something while moving prims from side to side lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: interesting. In my dreams I'm frequently looking for "home"
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thinking behind the scenes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh?
    Aphrodite Macbain: searching, looking, missing trains, being lost
    SophiaSharon Larnia: dreams like tha leave me with a feeling that i may feel out of control in rl
    Aphrodite Macbain: they say that houses (and perhaps palaces) represent our lives
    SophiaSharon Larnia: mansions with many rooms :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bright, cheerful cozy rooms and dark dusty ones
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes- expanding into an Escher drawing
    Aphrodite Macbain: sp?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: parts closed off, seemingly forever
    Aphrodite Macbain: Steve- do you have house dreams?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Ewan Bonham: Altho i like the 'idea' of many rooms, I can only Live in but a few at a time..:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: mostly outside dreams... although last night I had a dream on a ship
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ooh
    Aphrodite Macbain: pleasant?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Ewan -I feel the same way. Too many rooms are confusing
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I watch to many action movies, and this was a navy ship being taken over by bad people, who, at the end of the dreams strangely dissappeard before I woke up
    Ewan Bonham: ㋡ Aphro..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: STteve :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: ciongratulations - you survived!
    Aphrodite Macbain: lived to tell the tale
    Ewan Bonham: And if they dissappeared before te dream was over...than YOU won!!
    Aphrodite Macbain: I dont dream of shiops but I miss a lot of boats
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe
    SophiaSharon Larnia: me too
    stevenaia Michinaga: they were litereally swept out of the ship my a rope on the deck behind their knees and swept into to ocean
    stevenaia Michinaga: *by
    SophiaSharon Larnia: whoa
    Aphrodite Macbain: cool!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sounds like that trouble took care of itself
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: interesting that it was a rope
    stevenaia Michinaga: seems to be alot of that lately around here
    Aphrodite Macbain: what trouble taking care of itself?
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, seemed like a combination of a number of movies I have seen, Scenery from "The Deep".. Ships from other movies w/ Steven segal
    SophiaSharon Larnia: high def dreams :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Have you seen/read "The perfect storm"?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, I need to upgrade
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, Aph
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes, and i felt sooo disappointed aph! SPOIL AERT
    SophiaSharon Larnia: alert!*
    Aphrodite Macbain: ?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: at the ending
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i wanted them to be lift out og there by a helicoptor or something :D
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh I can't remember the ending! just the storm
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs
    Aphrodite Macbain: I got SOO tense
    Aphrodite Macbain: hate sad endings
    SophiaSharon Larnia: well, the end (dont read if havent seen it), they get swallowed by a wave, my thought was how in the world did they know how t make the movie then, no survivors
    Aphrodite Macbain: hahah
    SophiaSharon Larnia: gratutous sadness
    SophiaSharon Larnia: or something like that
    Aphrodite Macbain: gotta go now and book myself some courses at the local university; :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yay!!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: byre Aph!
    stevenaia Michinaga: :) Night Aphodite
    Ewan Bonham: Bye Aphro..:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! all. I really enjoyed our discussion
    stevenaia Michinaga: *r
    oO0Oo Resident: take care aphrodite
    SophiaSharon Larnia: looking forward to hearing about your calsses
    SophiaSharon Larnia: classes*
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Zen wondered the other day why there werent more argueing here and there among the gaurdians, i thought it was valid question
    Ewan Bonham: Arguing...why that perception?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: along with, why we dont talk of dark things often
    stevenaia Michinaga: I don;t think the permise of what we do needs to be argued about
    SophiaSharon Larnia: absoltely
    Ewan Bonham: It is possible we simply are practicing putting aside our egos..:)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    Ewan Bonham: We can have and own our differences..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: indeed, importand to have them too
    stevenaia Michinaga: where as certain philosophy places require defence and attack to remain strong
    Ewan Bonham: And i believe often, I I truly listen, our differences lessen..
    stevenaia Michinaga: and the differences are the lesson :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes :)
    Ewan Bonham: ㋡ Steve
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i must go too, have an early day tomorrow :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye :)) take crae
    stevenaia Michinaga: night sphia, and please ahve sweet dreams :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: care*
    oO0Oo Resident: bye
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: I remember a session , I belove Zen was saying how much arguing goes on in some groups
    Ewan Bonham: Thank you ...I enjoyed the dialogue..:)
    Ewan Bonham: See ya soon..:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: night Ewan
    oO0Oo Resident: night
    stevenaia Michinaga: what draws you here ooOoo, I see you so often, even though it means I come often too
    oO0Oo Resident: wawas it you who posited coming to be uplifted? something like that
    oO0Oo Resident: and I have been often
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles, I quickly forget what I actually say, nice to read the logs and remember
    stevenaia Michinaga: so often words can be fleeting
    stevenaia Michinaga: (except here)
    oO0Oo Resident: I think as a newcomer in SL, PaB has become a kind of anchor of sanity
    stevenaia Michinaga: bad typing can also be fleeting.. except here
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, don;t know how many come to SL for sanity, but there is a stange attraction of that here
    oO0Oo Resident: I don't know either, but there is sanity in everyone
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods, that too
    oO0Oo Resident: I like to see how people build and create to support health and sanity, and or otherwise
    stevenaia Michinaga: yikes, jsut looked it's my 1500th Rezz day
    oO0Oo Resident: hehe congratulations are in order
    stevenaia Michinaga: SL equivalent to Bday
    oO0Oo Resident: you are an elder here
    stevenaia Michinaga: I;m sure there is a better label
    stevenaia Michinaga: I jsut can;t think of one ATM
    oO0Oo Resident: better? I meant accumulated wisdom holder
    stevenaia Michinaga: then ... thank you
    oO0Oo Resident: that's how I think of 'elder'
    stevenaia Michinaga: was reading that as "old as dirt"
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: not intended
    stevenaia Michinaga: n.p.
    oO0Oo Resident: It's just, if you have been doing this for as long as that, you must naturally know so much about the machinations, layers of goings on etc, yet still here and still positive. A lot to offer to others in this way.
    stevenaia Michinaga: they go hand in hand
    stevenaia Michinaga: part is the attraction to sanity, openness and support, there much to be gained from dropping your guard and see what comes to visit
    stevenaia Michinaga: speaking of coming to visit
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello PAradise
    Paradise Tennant: speaking of sanity :) smiles
    Paradise Tennant: hiya stevenaia o000o :)
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Paradise Tennant: spent the day installing a very long travers drapery track :) sigh .. tested mine :)
    Paradise Tennant: *traverse
    stevenaia Michinaga: ok, how long was it
    Paradise Tennant: lol 228 inches
    oO0Oo Resident: I'd like to share a quote/poem with you that Yaku shared earlier
    stevenaia Michinaga: listens
    oO0Oo Resident: When the early morning light quietly grows above the mountains…. The world’s darkening never reaches to the light of Being. We are too late for the gods and too early for Being. Being’s poem, just begun, is man. To head toward a star—this only. To think is to confine yourself to a single thought that one day stands still like a star in the world’s sky. --Heidegger
    Paradise Tennant: beautiful
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice
    oO0Oo Resident: Yes, Yaku is beautiful
    Paradise Tennant: our single thought : ))
    stevenaia Michinaga: sound like what we were talking about earlier
    oO0Oo Resident: mmm
    stevenaia Michinaga: " The world’s darkening never reaches to the light of Being."
    oO0Oo Resident: yes and staying guarded or hidden
    oO0Oo Resident: and then also allowing dralas to make their way to our just awaoken eyelashes
    Paradise Tennant: dralas ?
    oO0Oo Resident: ya, good question
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: ty steve
    oO0Oo Resident: edider down water reflections of magical unreachableness, with broken heart
    Paradise Tennant: was meditating on stillness to day
    stevenaia Michinaga: what did stillness bring?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles when I am finding something challenging I always find being still helps
    Paradise Tennant: takes you back to be methodical .. allows you the quiet to anticipate what the logical order should be
    Paradise Tennant: was listening to a take by eckert tolle :) like his talks
    Paradise Tennant: sorry * talk :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: haven;t heard him
    Paradise Tennant: ahh he is good .. speaker wrote the new earth :)
    Paradise Tennant: was really popular
    Paradise Tennant: main premise is to be fully present and abandon the distraction of compulsive thought
    Paradise Tennant: we think too much basically
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Eckhardt (sp?) comes to me as very patient, oving, gentle and wise
    oO0Oo Resident: *loving
    Paradise Tennant: in stillness there it is easier to be present and being present allows you a better chance of the achieving the perspective necessary for see ourselves as we really are
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    oO0Oo Resident: and present
    Paradise Tennant: there are lots of free downloads of his talks let me look some up for you
    stevenaia Michinaga: listening to Jim Carey talking about him now
    oO0Oo Resident: that's great
    Paradise Tennant: like to housework or chorse to talks .. often will play some of gil fronsdale's talks
    Paradise Tennant: sorry sleepy .. so many typos
    oO0Oo Resident: np, ty for being here
    stevenaia Michinaga: looks for my typo excuse
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/...th-Web-Classes
    Paradise Tennant: oprah did a big series on him a couple of years ago .there are all his chapter by chapter talks think they are all free if you want to listen to see if you like him
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks, I may ahve to start taking the bus to listen to them
    oO0Oo Resident: excuse me, I was away from the keyboard. So sorry. Distracted.
    Paradise Tennant: yes find it helps make mundane tasks like housework more appealing if you have something to focus on
    oO0Oo Resident: Oh nice. The link ty
    oO0Oo Resident: paradise?
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    oO0Oo Resident: are you a member oof a paradise group?
    oO0Oo Resident: of
    Paradise Tennant: no
    Paradise Tennant: my name is paradise
    Paradise Tennant: picked it when I joined sl many moons again
    oO0Oo Resident: OK ty
    Paradise Tennant: ago
    Paradise Tennant: it is buddhist play on words really :)
    oO0Oo Resident thinks: another elder
    stevenaia Michinaga: longer here than I
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am 1500 today :)
    oO0Oo Resident: and yet so fresh
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe
    oO0Oo Resident: both of you, and happy rez days Stevenaia
    oO0Oo Resident: ding
    oO0Oo Resident: sorry Pema
    Paradise Tennant: geez stevenaia I am older than you :) happy rez day
    stevenaia Michinaga: I was always wondering about that :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: forgot to look, hehe
    Paradise Tennant: smiles well midnight here and I have yet to b. a.t.h.e. the dog ..poor unsuspecting sould
    Paradise Tennant: soul
    Paradise Tennant: so I should say good night :)
    Paradise Tennant: thank you for the company .. the conversation .. the poetry :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am yawning as well
    oO0Oo Resident: don't get too wet
    Paradise Tennant: namaste my friends :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: thank you Paradise
    oO0Oo Resident: ty
    Paradise Tennant: lol always from the knees down :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: night oo0oo
    oO0Oo Resident: night
    Paradise Tennant: and he grumbles the whole time
    Paradise Tennant: good night stevenaia o000o dream well :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: good thing he can;t spell
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    oO0Oo Resident: you too
    Paradise Tennant: well it would make two of us
    oO0Oo Resident: 3 is me

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