2011.01.24 19:00 - Do you do the 9 second stops? (and other chat)

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    The Guardian for this meeting was SophiaSharon Larnia. The comments are by SophiaSharon Larnia. I sat alone in the pavilion trying not to fall asleep for a while. Then several started to arrive (in order of appearance) - Samuo, Aphrodite, Paradise, Stevenaia, Bleu, Susan,  Druth.

     

    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi oO0Oo :)

    --BELL--

    oO0Oo Resident smiles at SophiaSharon
    SophiaSharon Larnia: or Samuo, just liked typing that hehe
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: how are you ??
    oO0Oo Resident: ty... I.... feel.... hmm... a bit speedy, a bit nervous... background of tender heart...raw heart
    oO0Oo Resident: and then...
    oO0Oo Resident: crickets soothe
    oO0Oo Resident: settling
    oO0Oo Resident: how are you sophiasharon?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: what a wonderful description.... crickets, I miss them. Is it warm where you are
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I'm well, putting down my work for a while
    oO0Oo Resident: 'm hearing the in-world crickets ;)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (rl work )
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh! :D
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I was looking at the sky behind me in sl with the night setting on, has stars and even the moon
    SophiaSharon Larnia: too cold to look out tonight in rl :)
    oO0Oo Resident: thank you for being here, and for taking time from work
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thank you for being here too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: can you tell me a little about your practice?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: maybe its in the logs but i havent seen it
    oO0Oo Resident: mostly I practice mindfulness awareness meditation, using the breath, and posture as reference points, to gently reestablish, or relate to the form, during the movement of mind.

    --BELL--

    SophiaSharon Larnia: (hi Paradise :) )
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Aphrodite :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello everyone
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Hi
    Aphrodite Macbain: I've been having fun creating a collage of all my avis
    oO0Oo Resident: really? a collage?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya sophia .. O :)))
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes. For the exhibition at the dome
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Aph :) what program did you decide to use?
    Paradise Tennant: hiya aph :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hiya
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Stevenaia :) Are you at the New Olreans retreat???
    oO0Oo Resident loves it when prim dresses settle like that
    stevenaia Michinaga: no :(
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm experiemnting with Snagit but I first put every image together in Word
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi stevenaia
    SophiaSharon Larnia: everytime I hear jazzy music my heart tugs lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thinking of the ones there right now
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at sophia
    Aphrodite Macbain: then will turn it into a graphic image using Snagit
    oO0Oo Resident: how many avis Aph?
    stevenaia Michinaga: have you looked at Morphthing
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://www.morphthing.com/morph
    Aphrodite Macbain: Four but I have many versions of each of them
    stevenaia Michinaga: it may not be what you are liiking for but a friend used it to get inages from here to there
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks steve
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ha! thats the one i was trying a few weeks ago, with my rl pic and my avatar
    SophiaSharon Larnia: morphthing
    Aphrodite Macbain: I played wih that a bit but it took a long time
    oO0Oo Resident: lol... cool
    Aphrodite Macbain: for the morphs to happen and I got impatient
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Susan
    stevenaia Michinaga: I hVEN;T USED IT PERSONALLY
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Susan
    stevenaia Michinaga: eeek
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the only problem with morph thing is the sl picture has to be a good resolution and its not
    Aphrodite Macbain: stop yelling steve :-)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya susan
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes and it has to be facing exactly forward
    stevenaia Michinaga: sorry, I ahve a cat on my typing arm
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: me too Steve :D
    Aphrodite Macbain: so have I
    Bleu Oleander: hi everyone :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: steve- a very affectionate cat
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya bleu gtsy
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Bleu
    stevenaia Michinaga: my cat yells
    Susan Aloix: hi Blue :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: eek
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Blue long time no see
    SophiaSharon Larnia: mine just lays there like a warm lump
    Aphrodite Macbain: eep
    Bleu Oleander: hey Aph .... where have you been :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: fuzzy lump
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe
    oO0Oo Resident: meow
    Aphrodite Macbain: in RL too much!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Bleu Oleander: hehe, me too!
    Aphrodite Macbain: I need your advice on my collage of all my avis
    Bleu Oleander: sure
    Aphrodite Macbain: I want to know how to round the edges. Everything is rectilinear
    Bleu Oleander: hmmm
    Aphrodite Macbain: I want to put faces/figures in vignettes or ovals
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i like that word :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: vignette?
    stevenaia Michinaga: oui oui
    Aphrodite Macbain: a little vine?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: rectilinear but vignettes too
    Aphrodite Macbain: may I pour you a little vine my dear?
    Susan Aloix: smiles....nice
    Susan Aloix: lol
    Bleu Oleander: use the circle or half circle
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes, I am trying o remember how that happens. I build a shape and insert the image into it?
    Bleu Oleander: yes
    Bleu Oleander: as a texture
    Aphrodite Macbain: How do I convert the image inta texture? Is that where it would go if I uploaded it?
    Aphrodite Macbain: (Sorry everyone- no more tech talk)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe watching a prim appear out of no where
    Susan Aloix: (its okay with me :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: I enjoy watching bleu the contortionist
    oO0Oo Resident: wow!
    Paradise Tennant: bleu is always worth watching :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Steve - I'm appreciating the appearance of your back
    Susan Aloix: lol sees that now steven
    oO0Oo Resident: that's awesome
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: it;s like a cameo, Bleu
    Paradise Tennant: lovely
    Susan Aloix: oh yeah thats cool steven
    Aphrodite Macbain: Like a tattoo with class
    Bleu Oleander: anyway, you get the idea

    --BELL--

    Aphrodite Macbain: r
    Aphrodite Macbain: Now I see it Bleu, I was focussig elsewhere
    oO0Oo Resident: like a locket picture
    Aphrodite Macbain: what did you ust gie me?
    Paradise Tennant: amazing how tatoos are becoming an art form ..do a spinning class virtually everyone has one at least one
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe Paradise
    Aphrodite Macbain: just just give me
    Bleu Oleander: I just gave you a copy of what I just made
    Susan Aloix: brb
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks!
    Bleu Oleander: yw!
    Aphrodite Macbain: would be able to put this on a white board?
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's 3-D
    Aphrodite Macbain: Can I make it flat?
    Bleu Oleander: you could photograph it
    Aphrodite Macbain: Ah OK
    Susan Aloix: bk
    oO0Oo Resident: wb Susan
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) wb
    Susan Aloix: ty Samuo..sharon :)
    Susan Aloix: I have a question for the group i'm curious about?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    Bleu Oleander: listens
    Susan Aloix: :)....
    Aphrodite Macbain listens
    oO0Oo Resident: closes ears
    oO0Oo Resident: ;)

    Susan Aloix: I was wondering if everyone is practicing the 9 secs pause every 15 mins during the week?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at O
    Susan Aloix: lol Samuo
    oO0Oo Resident: not me Susan
    Paradise Tennant: ooo no .. not really
    Bleu Oleander: EVERY 15 minutes??
    Aphrodite Macbain: Never I'm afraid; it's impossible for me
    SophiaSharon Larnia: for an hour maybe, here and there, sometimes i stop for no reason, randomly
    oO0Oo Resident: I will eventually though
    Paradise Tennant: I try to meditate every day
    Aphrodite Macbain: There are other ways of staying in the present
    Bleu Oleander: for me it's more random
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Drith
    Susan Aloix: nods Samuo...nods Apro....Bleu...i might have it incorrect the time
    Aphrodite Macbain: Druth
    stevenaia Michinaga: maybe once or twice a day
    Paradise Tennant: but can be while I am in line at the bank in the bath .. washing the dog .. whatever
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Druth
    druth Vlodovic: hi
    Bleu Oleander: hi Druth
    Paradise Tennant: hiya druth
    oO0Oo Resident: hi druth
    Susan Aloix: Hi Druth :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Susan?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: if odd what will remind you, sometimes its nothing and comes along on its own
    oO0Oo Resident: the form?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its*
    Paradise Tennant: did for a while with a watch .. which worked well .. it beeped every 15 minutes
    Susan Aloix: Sorry Samuo?
    Paradise Tennant: but difficult at work people want your attention all the time
    oO0Oo Resident: Oh just didn't want to lose your question Susan
    Susan Aloix: yes paradise...i can imagine its hard at work
    Susan Aloix: Oh well I was going to try the every 15 min idea......for an experiment
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Paradise Tennant: it will be worth while
    Paradise Tennant: I am sure you will find it worth while
    oO0Oo Resident: interested to here how it goes for you :)
    Susan Aloix: Sharon...i'm similar to you......*when i remember* seems to work
    stevenaia Michinaga: best to write down wat comes if it, susan
    Susan Aloix: OK...I will share it with you how I go...:)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: like a picutre in 3d, a mindful here and now landing
    stevenaia Michinaga: some used to blog their 9 second moment
    Paradise Tennant: I find it easier when you are doing something physical to be fully present
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Susan Aloix: smiles yes
    druth Vlodovic: I time the meditation duration as three breaths
    Susan Aloix: ohh cool steven
    Paradise Tennant: good thought druth
    Susan Aloix: ohhh druth.....
    SophiaSharon Larnia: they're on the wiki still, i beleive Susan
    Susan Aloix: three deep breaths = 15 secs?
    Susan Aloix: ok...will go read up on it.....
    oO0Oo Resident: that's easy to remember
    Susan Aloix: Its not much....3 breaths.....and yes Samuo..easy to recall
    oO0Oo Resident breathes more deeply
    Aphrodite Macbain: I smell something burnig. I think I have to go now and attend to dinner!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh my Aph!
    druth Vlodovic: it's done!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Before I ruin it
    oO0Oo Resident: :) Aph
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye for now
    Paradise Tennant: take care aph enjoy your dinner
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: CU all later. Thanks Bleu
    Bleu Oleander: cya Aph

    --BELL--

    SophiaSharon Larnia: sorry all, I have to go too, I can barely stay awake :D
    oO0Oo Resident: sophia:
    Bleu Oleander: night Sharon :)
    oO0Oo Resident: night
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) bye for now
    oO0Oo Resident: ty
    Susan Aloix: sleep well Sharon
    druth Vlodovic: 'night sharon
    SophiaSharon Larnia: waves
    stevenaia Michinaga: my cat is asleep on my arm now
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehehe
    Bleu Oleander: aww
    oO0Oo Resident: furry lump
    Susan Aloix: awww Steven :)
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: makes it hard tp type
    Susan Aloix: lol
    Paradise Tennant: cats are strategists
    Paradise Tennant: they always have a goal :)
    oO0Oo Resident: oh?
    stevenaia Michinaga: my iching reading tonight was at my cat's insistence
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    stevenaia Michinaga: he's been in the hopspital and wnated to know his eventual outcome
    stevenaia Michinaga: hospital
    stevenaia Michinaga: insisted I do a reading aout about him when no queastion came to mind
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: so here he remains
    Paradise Tennant: what was his reading
    stevenaia Michinaga: content
    stevenaia Michinaga: hard to say ( as always) but seem positive
    druth Vlodovic: why was he in hospital?
    stevenaia Michinaga: he has a live leasion and wasn;t feeling god
    stevenaia Michinaga: live
    stevenaia Michinaga: liver
    Paradise Tennant: ouch
    Susan Aloix: :( sorry to hear Steven...how is he holding up?
    stevenaia Michinaga: they wnated to do exploratory... I am resistant since they may not find much they can do after the peek
    stevenaia Michinaga: he's doing bette with meeds now
    stevenaia Michinaga: meds
    Susan Aloix: oh pleased to hear steven
    Susan Aloix: < used to own 5 cats.....so hard when they are ill....they are dear friends
    stevenaia Michinaga: he actually went outside for 55 minutes tonight (10 degrees here)
    stevenaia Michinaga: 5 minutes
    oO0Oo Resident: animals strike me as handling illness very... what are the words... equanimously? graciously?
    Susan Aloix: aww thats good steven
    Paradise Tennant: smiles all round and quietly tip toes out to bed :) wishing steve's cat a good nite's sleep and a better day tomorrow ...
    druth Vlodovic: cats never tell you when they're sick
    oO0Oo Resident: :) paradise
    Susan Aloix: yes samuo.....thats interesting the way they *do* sickness...always moving how they carry themselves in illness
    druth Vlodovic: 'night paradise
    Bleu Oleander: night Paradis :)
    oO0Oo Resident: ye
    Susan Aloix: yeah Druth...can be trickie....
    Paradise Tennant: namaste my friends :)
    Susan Aloix: NightParadise :)
    oO0Oo Resident: namaste para
    stevenaia Michinaga: when they are throwig up everywhere they do
    Bleu Oleander: turning in too .... night all
    Susan Aloix: steven ..ummm nods :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Night bleu
    druth Vlodovic: 'night bleu
    Susan Aloix: Night Bleu :)
    oO0Oo Resident: ty for magic show
    stevenaia Michinaga: night bleu
    stevenaia Michinaga: I'm off too
    stevenaia Michinaga: will keep yu posted
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks
    druth Vlodovic: best wishes to kitty
    druth Vlodovic: sleep well
    oO0Oo Resident: healing all 'round stevenaia
     

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