2012.01.16 19:00 - Sometimes it takes a life changing event to remove the blinders

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    The Guardian for this meeting was oO0Oo Resident. The comments are by oO0Oo Resident.

    stevenaia Michinaga: HiSamu, nice boots
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi! Stevenaia :) ty.. just took them off, because I don't like to wear shoes on the Zabutons (a little immersive I admit;)
    stevenaia Michinaga: Zabutons?
    oO0Oo Resident: Well .. the cushions upon which we sit here.
    stevenaia Michinaga: awww, I probably should have known that
    oO0Oo Resident: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zabuton
    stevenaia Michinaga: a wiki page, of course
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: This is an open session, mind if I grab it?
    oO0Oo Resident: I don't mind at all. And if it is helpful, I can also offer to claim it. Either way. :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I will be leaving in 10 minutes, you are the second to arrive
    stevenaia Michinaga: may be a quiet evening
    Lawrence Vyceratops: hello
    stevenaia Michinaga: Hi Lawrence
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Lawrence!
    stevenaia Michinaga: if you don;t mind, Samúð, you can take it
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks
    oO0Oo Resident: OK Stevenaia :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I have to leave before the next bell, good seeing you Lawrence, Samúð
    Lawrence Vyceratops: alright, steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: enjoy the evening, sleeting here
    oO0Oo Resident: Best wishes Stevenaia. Enjoy your evening :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Lawrence, I think you have been to PaB before, and know about how things work.. the transcripts to the wiki and so on...?
    Lawrence Vyceratops: what are we looking at tonight
    Lawrence Vyceratops: yes, have been here
    oO0Oo Resident: Well, nice that you are here... :) I am open... to exploring.. space.. stillness.. topics.. arisings :)
    oO0Oo Resident: anything in mind for you this day?
    Lawrence Vyceratops: what do we mean by stillness?
    Lawrence Vyceratops: it is talked about a lot
    oO0Oo Resident: By stillness, I mean.. being with the experience of non-agenda in this case :) TY for asking
    Lawrence Vyceratops: without choosing something and then talking about it, you mean?


    Lawrence Vyceratops: hi, guys, Roxie and Rhiannon
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Hi Lawrence!
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Hi Samud
    oO0Oo Resident: Lawrence, just to say i am open to choosing, or letting arise what does, and talking about it or not, the experience or the description of it is fine with me :)
    Lawrence Vyceratops: so, what about stillness? you mentioned that.
    oO0Oo Resident: You would like to discuss stillness?
    Lawrence Vyceratops: sure. it is mentioned lots in religions and such
    Lawrence Vyceratops: mentioned in spiritual terms, i suppose?
    oO0Oo Resident: What does 'stillness' suggest for you Lawrence.. if you would like to say?
    Lawrence Vyceratops: or we could take about what is spiritual
    Rhiannon Dragoone: hi Tess
    Lawrence Vyceratops: hi, Tess
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Tess :)
    Tess Aristocrat: Hello :)
    Lawrence Vyceratops: i would like to ask what stillness is and see if we see it the same
    Lawrence Vyceratops: or different, whatever, and see if it's something universal to us
    oO0Oo Resident: Just looking at the the quote from Maxine on Boxy's box "the enormity of the unspeakable"
    Lawrence Vyceratops: like fear or pain is
    Tess Aristocrat: Stillness: to be still
    Lawrence Vyceratops: we all feel pain, right? it's universal to us. is stillness?
    Tess Aristocrat: stopping movement
    Lawrence Vyceratops: what is movement?
    Tess Aristocrat: wiggle your finger..look at it..that is movement
    Lawrence Vyceratops: so, we stop that? is that meditation? :)
    Tess Aristocrat: Ah! to still your mind...
    Tess Aristocrat: to cease/still the activity therein
    oO0Oo Resident: Thinking one can observe stillness at an outer level.. sensory maybe, and also on the level of cessation of experiences.. the gaps between awareness, or arising phenomena?
    Lawrence Vyceratops: so, we have all heard of this. what is stillness?
    oO0Oo Resident: perhaps also "stilling the emotions"
    oO0Oo Resident: different senses
    Tess Aristocrat: Stillness of the mind?
    Tess Aristocrat: Stillness of what?
    oO0Oo Resident: there is a view of 'allowing'
    oO0Oo Resident: perhaps
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Roxie
    oO0Oo Resident: welcome
    Lawrence Vyceratops: brb, baby awake :)
    Alfred Kelberry: hi :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Boxy :)
    Alfred Kelberry: rare people at rare time :)
    Tess Aristocrat: Alfred :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Roxie, I'll sent you some info about PaB in IM. Can I have your permission to record your name and dialogue to our public wiki?
    oO0Oo Resident: We've been discussing 'stillness' Boxy and Roxie (nice sound there)
    Roxie Marten: sure if you think I Have anything that important to say


    Roxie Marten: to publish it
    Alfred Kelberry: no, we'll strip it from the record. it's too good :)
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Hi boxy
    Alfred Kelberry: rhia :)
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Hi again, everyone. I was on the phone with Rosalyn
    oO0Oo Resident: 'still' here :)
    Alfred Kelberry: iphone?
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Android
    Rhiannon Dragoone: OH, I'm here on computer, boxy
    Alfred Kelberry: smart choice
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Otherwise, I'd be standing in the fountain. lol
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Maybe I should get an urn to wear, so when that happens, I can pour water back in
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Like one of those statues. lol
    Alfred Kelberry: that'll work
    Alfred Kelberry: rhia, why do you think skinny models are still trendy when most people seem to prefer curves?
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Hey, I don't know about Roxie,. but I'd appreciate it if shome rezzed a fire?
    Rhiannon Dragoone: boxy, I don't know; it's not natural
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Especialy when you realize the camera adds 10 lbs to you
    Alfred Kelberry: how come?
    oO0Oo Resident: Roxie TY. There is no pressure or agenda to say anything important here. We experiment with experiencing gaps in our experience. Every 15 minutes there is a bell, the fountain changes, and we pause for 90 seconds. the pause is not merely silence, but working individually with dropping whatever we have.. in those moments, as a kind of experiment to experience what may or may not be left over.
    Rhiannon Dragoone: I'm not sure why that works, I just know it does, boxy
    Rhiannon Dragoone: So the ideal woman seems to be one with big boobs and a stick for a figure
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Like those children's drawings. lol
    Tess Aristocrat: Well, goodnight. Off I go to another adventure in dreamland. :)
    Alfred Kelberry: ah, yes. i've been summoned as well.
    Alfred Kelberry: be good
    Tess Aristocrat: sweet dreams :)
    Rhiannon Dragoone: bye, Tess!
    Rhiannon Dragoone: hi Aph!
    oO0Oo Resident: Bye Tess, and Hi Aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi - nice to see people here.
    Aphrodite Macbain: I was here earlier and there was noone
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Well, Aph, that's before the naked women showed up. ::winks at Roxie::


    oO0Oo Resident: I saw two videos today, that i liked. Could share them if people are interested.
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Sure, Samud
    Aphrodite Macbain: Sure!
    oO0Oo Resident: This a day late perhaps, but nevertheless.. http://is.gd/rtOjs4
    Lawrence Vyceratops: baby's up. gotta go :) goodnight, guys
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Nice meeting you, Lawrence
    Aphrodite Macbain: nite Lawrence
    oO0Oo Resident: Thank you for coming Lawrence :)
    oO0Oo Resident: tc
    Aphrodite Macbain: Listening
    Aphrodite Macbain: Excellent. Nicely summed up.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Why is it a day late?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Sam poofed


    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: whispers Bye! bye
    Rhiannon Dragoone: WB, Samud
    Roxie Marten: Hello
    oO0Oo Resident: ty :)
    oO0Oo Resident: I crashed, but belated goodbye to Aph, and answer for her question: Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ January 15th
    oO0Oo Resident: Roxie, and Rhi, would you like to see the other video I had in mind, or?
    Roxie Marten: sure
    Rhiannon Dragoone: sure
    oO0Oo Resident: OK :)
    oO0Oo Resident: 2nd vidieo: Powerful.. Can't explain it just watch.. http://is.gd/Hqp1KD
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Give me the link; i skipped lunch; need to log soon to have dinner
    Rhiannon Dragoone: Put the link in a NC, please, or I'll lose it
    oO0Oo Resident: OK Rhi :)
    oO0Oo Resident: The link is just above Rhi :)


    Rhiannon Dragoone silently waves and poofs
    oO0Oo Resident: tc Rhi bfn
    Roxie Marten: I watched the video
    oO0Oo Resident: TY Roxie
    Roxie Marten: Reminded of an experience I had recently
    oO0Oo Resident: oh? :::listens:::
    Roxie Marten: I learned I have a disability and was feeling depressed and angry. Then I met a dancer on ability island who lost her legs to a drunk driver
    Roxie Marten: the message I got from the video waiting in line or losing a parking place is pretty petty compared to what others are going through
    Roxie Marten: Remind me of meeting the dancer
    oO0Oo Resident: Well thank you for saying. Yes there is a relativeness, yet i think the message of opening to the possibility of what hidden things people may be experiencing, is a helpful one.. for me anyway. Seeing these hidden aspects can help to gain a new perspective.
    oO0Oo Resident: Seems like everyone is working with something.. just scratch the surface
    Roxie Marten: When I became disabled it was like I saw those things for the first time
    oO0Oo Resident: Suddenly new friends come into view?
    Roxie Marten: We go through our daily lifes in a bubble unaware of what is around. sometimes it takes a life changing event to remove the blinders
    oO0Oo Resident: agreed.. wake up calls, so to speak.. really seeing our own blind spots in sudden and new ways even
    Roxie Marten: yes exactly


    Roxie Marten: The guy in the video was living in his own little world that circles around him not seeing that his issues were minor to those around him, then get got the glasses and a metaphorical bump on the head
    Roxie Marten: I Need to depart now. enjoyed the sim. Have a wonderful day
    oO0Oo Resident: how we define ourselves.. what we think we are.. is an interesting aspect of Play as Being. One can use the drops/9/90 seconds as proactive bumps in the road of our own narrow trajectories.. to see something vastly possible.. maybe ;)
    oO0Oo Resident: Thanks for coming Roxie. Nice to meet you :)

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    Thanks for those videos Sam. Glad you see something vastly possible. edited 00:03, 19 Jan 2012
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