2011.04.04 19:00 - In Pictures: Bouncy Fro and Equanimity

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    The Guardian for this meeting was SophiaSharon Larnia. The comments are by SophiaSharon Larnia. This session was attended by: Samuo, Aphrodite, Bleu and Storm. Topics during this session included the inclination to not be in RL pictures, and what that might mean for different people, dancing the Thrilller with a big bouncy fro, and Equanimity - re: the 51st hexagram of the I Ching. And no, I didn't post a picture of Storm in an afro hairdo!

    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Samuo :)
    oO0Oo Resident: :)


    SophiaSharon Larnia: nice to see you! how are you?
    oO0Oo Resident: :))
    SophiaSharon Larnia: missed you on Saturday
    oO0Oo Resident: mmm I couldn't get on sadly. Missed being able to participate very much.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it was a lot of fun, I was in sl longer in one day than ages
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: The weekend was a marvelous celebration on so many levels.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wondering if everything's been cleaned up already :p
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I didnt bring a topic here today
    oO0Oo Resident smiles.. we can .. hmmm.. be with that :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but have been thinking off and on today how much my life is enriched by these sessions, just by listening, most of the time
    oO0Oo Resident: I hear ya ;)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and how my habit to stay out of rl pictures seems to have followed me in sl haha
    oO0Oo Resident: interesting
    oO0Oo Resident: The desires to not be in pictures can stem from different motivations in my experience
    SophiaSharon Larnia: my aunt is the picture taker of the family, she says its so she isnt in them
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Aphrodite :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Aph :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ooo nice outfit :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello to you two!
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Observerm :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Observerm :)
    observerm Resident: hello
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Bleu
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's my michael jaCKSON HAIR
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Bleu
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I love it!! Aph
    oO0Oo Resident: The picture... the frame
    Bleu Oleander: hey all
    Aphrodite Macbain: nOT SURE IF pING LIKES IT
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I want to bounce it with my hand lol it looks so soft and poofy
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry 4 the caps
    Aphrodite Macbain: hard to wear a hat
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bleu and I can dance a mean thriller dance
    Snapshot _ Play as Being Pavilion, Bieup (64, 36, 104) - Modera.png

    SophiaSharon Larnia: yay!
    Aphrodite Macbain: on
    Bleu Oleander: thrilling to watch :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: off
    oO0Oo Resident: lol Aph!
    Aphrodite Macbain: on
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i think i have one too :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: stop
    Aphrodite Macbain: stop
    Aphrodite Macbain: off
    oO0Oo Resident: on
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yay thank you!! I need this :DDDD
    Aphrodite Macbain: we're GOOD!
    Aphrodite Macbain: off
    SophiaSharon Larnia: dropping is easy while doing thriller!!!
    Bleu Oleander: haha
    SophiaSharon Larnia: giggles
    Aphrodite Macbain: want to dance some more?
    oO0Oo Resident: for the record: 4 Guardians dancing to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller', with soundtrack and AO moves
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes please :)
    oO0Oo Resident: on
    Aphrodite Macbain: girls just wanna have fun
    SophiaSharon Larnia: we are awesome!!


    oO0Oo Resident: egobox is the best box in SL!
    Aphrodite Macbain: stop
    oO0Oo Resident: off
    SophiaSharon Larnia: dances through bells :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: whew
    oO0Oo Resident: kk group hug
    oO0Oo Resident: ll
    Aphrodite Macbain: how do we do that?
    oO0Oo Resident: ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: group hug
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ((hug))
    Bleu Oleander: hehe
    oO0Oo Resident: we use our imaginations..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh great picture Aph! better than mine
    Aphrodite Macbain: (((((Hug)))))
    oO0Oo Resident: (((Bleu,SSL,Aph,0)))
    Aphrodite Macbain: great subject matter
    Bleu Oleander: nice 0
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thrillling
    Aphrodite Macbain: are we talking through a bell?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: not anymore :)

    oO0Oo Resident: Sophia and I were just talking about the inclination to not be in RL pictures, and what that might mean for different people
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sometimes its modesty, sometimes its just not liking how you (I) look
    oO0Oo Resident: ty for the dance pic Aph! :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sometimes its a deep need to be private, like pictures reveal too much
    oO0Oo Resident nods
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the amish and mennonites here in PA prefer not to be photographed, because it shows pride
    Aphrodite Macbain: I wonder whether they reveal nothing and distort who we really are
    SophiaSharon Larnia: right Aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: we judge too much by appearances
    Bleu Oleander: that's true
    Aphrodite Macbain: I mean, what judgements would a stranger make of this fro?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I am wearing
    SophiaSharon Larnia: loves the fro
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: or that I have on a sari
    Bleu Oleander: great fro
    Aphrodite Macbain: maybe it's good to not only drop what we have but rearrange what we have
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Aphrodite Macbain: shake it up
    Bleu Oleander: there ya go
    Aphrodite Macbain: be ambiguous
    SophiaSharon Larnia: im pretty ambiguous as it is

    oO0Oo Resident: Maybe after dropping.. the rearrangement happens automatically.. naturally
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes sam
    SophiaSharon Larnia: rearranging whats left?
    Aphrodite Macbain: into a new pattern
    Aphrodite Macbain: ?
    Aphrodite Macbain: that may be equally misleading?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nod your head some more, i like the bouncy fro :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hahahhaha
    Aphrodite Macbain: ^VV^VV^HowlzZzZ^VV^VV^
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wowowoow
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thank you!! giggles
    Aphrodite Macbain: from the heart!
    Bleu Oleander ⊱ smiles ⊰
    Aphrodite Macbain agres wholeheartedly
    Aphrodite Macbain agres wholeheartedly
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm trying to be agreeable
    SophiaSharon Larnia: agrees heartwholedlySnapshot_054.png
    oO0Oo Resident: whole bodily too lol
    Aphrodite Macbain agres wholeheartedly
    Aphrodite Macbain: yayyy
    SophiaSharon Larnia: now thriller LOL
    Aphrodite Macbain agres wholeheartedly
    oO0Oo Resident: on
    SophiaSharon Larnia: off
    SophiaSharon Larnia: whoops
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    oO0Oo Resident: on
    SophiaSharon Larnia: on
    Bleu Oleander: too funny
    SophiaSharon Larnia: off
    SophiaSharon Larnia: on
    oO0Oo Resident: the jackson 4?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D we need more peeps
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ha!
    oO0Oo Resident wills Paradise to come
    oO0Oo Resident: off
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bounce the bouncy fro
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :))
    oO0Oo Resident: on
    oO0Oo Resident: off
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hahahhaa
    oO0Oo Resident: hehe
    Aphrodite Macbain: on
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :DDD
    oO0Oo Resident: hehehehe
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yay, a sad day dripped yippppeeee
    SophiaSharon Larnia: dropped*
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry Bleu - must have hurt your head
    Bleu Oleander: :))
    Aphrodite Macbain: yayyyy SophiaSharon!
    Bleu Oleander: plenty of buffer
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :P
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    oO0Oo Resident: lol


    oO0Oo Resident thinks deeply about existence while dancing
    oO0Oo Resident: offf
    oO0Oo Resident: off
    Aphrodite Macbain can't think at all
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i used to worry about that
    SophiaSharon Larnia: when the words first left me :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: dont fall 0
    Aphrodite Macbain: four black dots in a rowSnapshot _ Play as Being Pavilion, Bieup (64, 36, 103) - Modera.png
    Bleu Oleander: a classic!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: someone coming here would think this is some kind of cult!
    Bleu Oleander: that would be a compliment
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the dancing fro cult
    oO0Oo Resident looks left... looks right.. "My kind of cult"
    Bleu Oleander: has to go on the wiki
    oO0Oo Resident: My kind cult
    SophiaSharon Larnia: dance dropping yay

    oO0Oo Resident: kind cult
    oO0Oo Resident: kind
    oO0Oo Resident: kin
    oO0Oo Resident: ki
    oO0Oo Resident: k
    SophiaSharon Larnia: .
    Bleu Oleander: !

    Aphrodite Macbain: OK
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (( ))
    Bleu Oleander: nice pic!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes thank you!
    Aphrodite Macbain: I can see an art work could evolve out of this
    Bleu Oleander: definitely
    Aphrodite Macbain: watch the bouncing black dot
    SophiaSharon Larnia: id love to be part of a performance piece sometime
    Aphrodite Macbain: hi storm
    Aphrodite Macbain: welcome. perhaps we could do a dance for you
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you missed Edens performance Samuo, it was sooo soo wonderful
    Bleu Oleander: hi Storm :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: on
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Storm
    Aphrodite Macbain: on
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Storm
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D welcome
    Storm Nordwind: Hi!
    Storm Nordwind: Can you do Beat It instead? ;)
    Aphrodite Macbain: our little performance we have been preparing
    Aphrodite Macbain: off
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yay!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I dont have beat it :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry that's all we have!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: giggles
    Storm Nordwind is impressed
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nice to have an appreciative audience
    Bleu Oleander: appears the celebration isn't quite over :))
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I hope it never stops
    oO0Oo Resident: the bell curve
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ha
    Aphrodite Macbain: try it on storm
    Storm Nordwind: Hmmm...
    Storm Nordwind: promise not to take any blackmail pics!
    Bleu Oleander ⊱ smiles ⊰
    Aphrodite Macbain: don't worry no one will recognize you!
    Storm Nordwind: Hmm

    SophiaSharon Larnia: we were talking earlier about peoples inclination to not be photographed and what that means for them, and started dancing to thriller, storm
    Aphrodite Macbain: hThat's a better one Storm
    oO0Oo Resident: like ya do
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :P
    Storm Nordwind: My mother hated to be photographed. I don't really mind
    Bleu Oleander: lovely
    Aphrodite Macbain: MUCH better
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i dont like it, to say hate may be too strong a word for me
    Aphrodite Macbain: I come from a family of shutter bugs, I had no choice
    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha me too
    Bleu Oleander: me three
    SophiaSharon Larnia: like the brown Storm :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: every year of my life has been photographed- and that's a lot of pix
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wow
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nice
    Aphrodite Macbain: everything tidied away storm?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: for some reason i always get in the shots where im eating something
    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha
    Bleu Oleander: hehe :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I hate that!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes, all arrrrfff
    Storm Nordwind: Everything I think is tidied. All the clues are packed away safely
    Aphrodite Macbain: for another day?
    Storm Nordwind: something like that
    Aphrodite Macbain: and a beard...
    Storm Nordwind is trying the skins he bought five years ago
    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha
    Bleu Oleander: fun
    Aphrodite Macbain: what's the next one?
    oO0Oo Resident: a change in the weather
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol 0
    oO0Oo Resident: the direction of the wind changes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: suddenly sometimes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i felt pretty blah before coming here tonight

    oO0Oo Resident: without warning sadness disappeared 
    Aphrodite Macbain: with a crash of lightening          (more like a crash of Aphrodite, thank you!! <3)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hahaha
    Aphrodite Macbain: and a blaze of colour
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and bouncy fro-ness

    Aphrodite Macbain: nothing like a good dance with a fro
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :P
    oO0Oo Resident: fro licking with friends
    Bleu Oleander: that's what I always say
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D
    Aphrodite Macbain pulls the hair out from between her teeth
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh thats annoying )
    Aphrodite Macbain: I hate that


    Aphrodite Macbain: mist arising from the storm

    Storm Nordwind: Shock comes-oh, oh! Laughing words -ha, ha! The shock terrifies for a hundred miles, And he does not let fall the sacrificial spoon and chalice.

    SophiaSharon Larnia: thinking during the 90 sec: whats underneath is contentment
    Aphrodite Macbain: where is that from Storm?
    Storm Nordwind: The I Ching
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wow nice Storm
    Storm Nordwind: the 51st hexagram
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hmm
    Storm Nordwind: "The Arousing"
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh
    SophiaSharon Larnia: The shock terrifies for a hundred miles, And he does not let fall the sacrificial spoon and chalice. Because he is strong?
    Storm Nordwind: No. Because he has equanimity
    SophiaSharon Larnia: can not be shaken?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ok
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    Storm Nordwind: Because there is no separation between him, and the chalice and the shock
    Aphrodite Macbain: who is "he"?
    oO0Oo Resident: just don't photograph me with the spoon in my mouth ;)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: I will lose my composure
    Storm Nordwind: You would need to know something of the I Ching to understand who "he" could be. Pila runs workshops still I believe
    SophiaSharon Larnia: he does
    Aphrodite Macbain: there are worse things to loose Sam
    oO0Oo Resident: composure: the anima/soul that is captured by a photograph?
    Aphrodite Macbain: according to Sam?
    oO0Oo Resident: our composition stolen
    SophiaSharon Larnia: if thats the case, theres a lot of soul capturing going on
    oO0Oo Resident: our identity
    oO0Oo Resident: oui
    Aphrodite Macbain: right SS
    Aphrodite Macbain: I think our soul is more elusive than that
    SophiaSharon Larnia: some of the earliest art work was a kind of photograph
    Aphrodite Macbain: how do you mean?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: painting what was seen
    SophiaSharon Larnia: from an inner vision
    SophiaSharon Larnia: capturing it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i think its more illusive too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: elusive* oops
    SophiaSharon Larnia: equanamity :) so easy to say
    Aphrodite Macbain: no one can take it cause no one can own it

    oO0Oo Resident: What we hold dear, in who we think we are, if captured by powers of recording... and losing, in a way, our sense of central control over that...

    Aphrodite Macbain: I often wonder where this sould I am supposed to have is stored
    Aphrodite Macbain: soul
    Storm Nordwind: Some people don't like it if you have equanamity. It means they can't manipulate you.
    Aphrodite Macbain: they can't unbalance you, yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: Tai Chi teaches me that
    oO0Oo Resident: they cannot use you as a reference point to solidify their views
    Storm Nordwind: They can't touch you to unbalance you. They just slide off
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the world

    Aphrodite Macbain: How I would love to be in that state of equanimity. Not because I am immune to others but so that I can be open to them

    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Storm Nordwind: It is a supremely easy thing to have - or rather to be. Effortless. We can make it so hard.
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: makes excuses
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    Aphrodite Macbain: to not be controlled by our emotions?
    Aphrodite Macbain: to be free of them?
    Storm Nordwind: To be free in one way but not another
    Aphrodite Macbain: ?


    Storm Nordwind: Free as in not controlled by them, not identifying with them, watching them come and go
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes check
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: But that's not easy Storm, to simply watch
    Storm Nordwind: It isn't?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Not for me
    Storm Nordwind: What makes it hard for you?
    Aphrodite Macbain: anyway
    Aphrodite Macbain: habit I suppose
    Aphrodite Macbain: perhaps my ego
    Aphrodite Macbain: fear
    Bleu Oleander: fro on too tight :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: of what will happen if i do
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: hehe Bleu, and nice insight Aph
    Aphrodite Macbain takes a deep breath
    SophiaSharon Larnia: in a way it does feel like a disconnect, even tho i feel instinctively that isnt so

    Storm Nordwind: Happiness. Peace. Excitement. Insight. Awareness. All things I've found that doesn't deserve the fear they get :)

    Aphrodite Macbain: take it off and stick a beach ball in it Bleu
    Bleu Oleander: hehe
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) Storm
    SophiaSharon Larnia: off to bed for me, thinking of equanamity :) and that my new do will make a good pillow :)

    Aphrodite Macbain: It's not those good things that are frightening Storm its the sadness, anger, resentment, jealousy etc etc that are frightening to just "be" with

    SophiaSharon Larnia: nods at Aph
    Storm Nordwind: Bye then Sharon!
    Bleu Oleander: or a comfy chair Sharon
    oO0Oo Resident: Night SSL... :)))
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! sharon, sleep well and tight
    Bleu Oleander: nite Sharon
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) yes Bleu, sorry to leave at this moment tho
    oO0Oo Resident: You will still be with us :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: important stuff here

    Storm Nordwind: Sounds like sadness, anger, resentment, jealousy etc are things worth doing without!

    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)))) thank you
    Bleu Oleander: should go too to walk the pups :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: exactly
    SophiaSharon Larnia: waves
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye!
    Storm Nordwind: They're depending on you Sharon!
    Bleu Oleander: nite all .... fun froing with you all
    oO0Oo Resident: :) Beu
    Storm Nordwind: Nite Bleu!
    Aphrodite Macbain: to-ing and fro-ing
    Bleu Oleander: bye :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! bleu
    oO0Oo Resident: Bleu lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks for this - Storm, Samuo.
    Storm Nordwind smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: Now I'm going to do something mundane and make dinner
    Storm Nordwind: haha! Good :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Storm Nordwind: Make it a thoroughly absorbing meditation :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: on
    oO0Oo Resident: hehe
    Aphrodite Macbain: stop
    oO0Oo Resident: off
    Aphrodite Macbain: Nite!
    Storm Nordwind waves
    oO0Oo Resident: enjoy your meal Aph
    Storm Nordwind will go too and write emails!
    Storm Nordwind: Namaste
    oO0Oo Resident: bye Storm
    oO0Oo Resident: A ki P ki R so L so 4 _/!\_

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