2012.01.27 07:00 - Pausing

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Lucinda Lavender. The comments are by Lucinda Lavender.

    Attending were Pema Pera and stevenaia Michinaga.

    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: well done:)
    Pema Pera: we had another nice session, very early in SL time
    Pema Pera: is it 7 am where you live, Luci?
    Lucinda Lavender: was just going to ask about the session
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...west coast time for me
    Lucinda Lavender: you too stevenaia?
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am on he west coast this week
    stevenaia Michinaga: *the
    Lucinda Lavender: how are you finding it?
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice for the morning sessions, and the weather in Northern Ca if perfect
    stevenaia Michinaga: *is
    Lucinda Lavender: lovely..
    stevenaia Michinaga: raining back east
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe
    Pema Pera: yes, cozy rain though, not too cold today
    Lucinda Lavender: oh good...
    stevenaia Michinaga: I got to wake to a sunrise in a redwood forest
    Lucinda Lavender: wow!
    Lucinda Lavender: different reality...
    Pema Pera: lucky you!
    Pema Pera: good place for tai chi?
    stevenaia Michinaga: ur, a deck with a view among the frog sounds
    stevenaia Michinaga: *yes
    Lucinda Lavender: nice
    Lucinda Lavender: breathing rrom
    stevenaia Michinaga: and the lovely smells of the woods
    stevenaia Michinaga: takes the mind to new places
    stevenaia Michinaga: hear new things
    Pema Pera: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: even whn you just walk
    Lucinda Lavender: and the trees...
    Lucinda Lavender: went to a talk list night about a place called Damanhur...heard of it?
    Pema Pera: no?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no
    Lucinda Lavender: in northern italy... it is a bunch of temples and communities in the northern italian alps
    Lucinda Lavender: quite a place...a esoteric community...trying to be self sufficiant, yet not totally as of yet...gorgeous
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://www.damanhur.org/
    Lucinda Lavender: friend went for 3 monthes...
    Lucinda Lavender: and lived there
    Lucinda Lavender: your speaking of your surroundings reminded me.
    Pema Pera: interesting!
    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps the place is as important as the idea reinforcing each other
    stevenaia Michinaga: like here too
    Lucinda Lavender: yes!underground temples are amazing
    Pema Pera: the pictures really are impressive . . .
    stevenaia Michinaga: it could happen everywhere.... but it doesn;t
    Pema Pera nods
    Lucinda Lavender: they would like it to reach out into the world...the model
    Lucinda Lavender: she lived in a neuclio
    Lucinda Lavender: a family like grouping...
    Lucinda Lavender: maybe 15 people
    Lucinda Lavender: worked 2 days a week, cooked one day... and spent time reading and writing
    Pema Pera: sounds like a good life . . .
    Lucinda Lavender: nodding
    Lucinda Lavender: they have their own currency
    Lucinda Lavender: most people are italian there
    stevenaia Michinaga: there is at least one community in SL that, I think is trying to create a similr environment
    Pema Pera: their own currency?
    Lucinda Lavender: would help to speak it but it is not necessar for the visit
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Pema Pera: do they get into trouble with the tax people?
    Lucinda Lavender: I see a plicture on the web sight
    Pema Pera: of Italy?
    Lucinda Lavender: not sure how that works
    Lucinda Lavender: they make their own power too and have to sell it back to the government what is extra
    Pema Pera: great!
    Lucinda Lavender: you can camp there
    Lucinda Lavender: and attend events
    Lucinda Lavender: which sounded lovely to me

    stevenaia Michinaga: breakfast time shortly
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: what is for breakfast?
    stevenaia Michinaga: whatver the hotel serves
    stevenaia Michinaga: we are in Carmel today
    stevenaia Michinaga: Mountainview tonight
    Lucinda Lavender: :)...have you a chance to meet Riddle?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, out pathes don;t cross in SL that much
    stevenaia Michinaga: *our paths
    Lucinda Lavender: ah.
    stevenaia Michinaga: hope to meet up with Susan on Sunday
    Lucinda Lavender: great!
    stevenaia Michinaga: will seen her your hellos
    stevenaia Michinaga: *send
    Lucinda Lavender: please do...I think of her often
    Pema Pera: make that two hellos :)
    Pema Pera: one from me too
    stevenaia Michinaga: enjoy your day, welcome back to the east coast, Pema
    Pema Pera: thanks, Pema
    Pema Pera: we are like billiard balls
    Pema Pera: I arrived you left
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: hope you enjoy the rain
    Lucinda Lavender: fun to take trips!
    Pema Pera: sure do!
    Pema Pera: seriously, I do like rain
    Pema Pera: growing up in Holland may have had something to do with it :)
    Lucinda Lavender: ...can seem comforting I think
    Lucinda Lavender: less distracting than snow
    Pema Pera: oh, I *love* snow!
    Lucinda Lavender: one can function in the rain
    Lucinda Lavender: me too:)
    Pema Pera: so nice to see everything white
    Lucinda Lavender: my town goes into a great tizzy about it tho
    Pema Pera: also the soft descending of snow flakes . . .
    Lucinda Lavender: things shut down
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: slofty floating
    Lucinda Lavender: I have a visit planned to NYC and North Carolina this spring
    Pema Pera: oh, how nice, when?
    Lucinda Lavender: to see my daughter who has been at the met this yeat
    Lucinda Lavender: april 12
    Pema Pera: alas, I won't be in New York then
    Pema Pera: leaving by the end of March
    Lucinda Lavender: oh darn...
    Pema Pera: pity, would have been great to meet up!
    Lucinda Lavender: I was thinking that too!
    Lucinda Lavender: a met meet up
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Pema Pera: next time!
    Lucinda Lavender: ok:)
    Lucinda Lavender: curious about this mornings reality session...can you say more?
    Pema Pera: let's see . . . it was not very structured . . .
    Pema Pera: we talked about rules and containment
    Pema Pera: and freedom and disperson
    Pema Pera: and pros and cons of just about anything, hahaha
    Lucinda Lavender: :))
    Pema Pera: how's that for a summary?
    Lucinda Lavender: great!!
    Pema Pera: the starting line was the notion "the more I read the less I know"
    Pema Pera: as an echo of information overflow
    Lucinda Lavender: oh right...
    Pema Pera: something we all deal with
    Pema Pera: so that ties back into the 9 sec break
    Pema Pera: something we don't talk about very often anymore it seems
    Pema Pera: have you tried that, recently, by any chance?
    Lucinda Lavender: yes actually
    Pema Pera: ah, please do tell !
    Lucinda Lavender: I just realized somehow with my car breaking down...
    Lucinda Lavender: that I have to make more space...can make more space as a result

    Lucinda Lavender: so I have taken the opportunity to push the reset button of a pause
    Pema Pera: great!
    Pema Pera: how did that feel?
    Lucinda Lavender: feels like a calmness descends upon me
    Lucinda Lavender: less rushing around= more noticing
    Lucinda Lavender: the pause is this point where during it I remember who I am...a bigger version
    Lucinda Lavender: bigger meaning ...not sure how to describe that
    Pema Pera: you're doing a pretty good job, Lucinda! :-)
    Lucinda Lavender: thanks:)
    Pema Pera: I find it amazing, the more I work with stopping, resting, dropping, the more everything opens up . . . and opens up . . . and opens up . . . .
    Pema Pera: there seems to be no end to it
    Pema Pera: as if feeding on itself
    Pema Pera: freeing leading to more freeing up
    Lucinda Lavender: perhaps it is a view that opens up?
    Pema Pera: that too . . .
    Pema Pera: and the notion of opening up then opens up too, yes
    Lucinda Lavender: and the energetic affect...comes with it
    Pema Pera: yes
    Pema Pera: when we are moving, we tend to look in one direction, the one we are moving too -- but when we really sit still, we become omnidirectional
    Lucinda Lavender: there are so many patterned ways of seeing onesself that it gives the support for to carring them all
    Lucinda Lavender: carrying
    Pema Pera nods
    Lucinda Lavender: ah
    Lucinda Lavender: omnidirectional ...in view?
    Pema Pera: in everything
    Pema Pera: in options, possibilities, and yes, view too
    Pema Pera: view in a very broad sense of the word
    Pema Pera: we tend to walk straight by opportunities
    Pema Pera: unless we specifically look for some
    Pema Pera: but when we stay perfectly still, without any direct aim, opportunities are more easily heard
    Pema Pera: noticed
    Lucinda Lavender: nodding...
    Pema Pera: it's like the difference between using medicine for a particular illness, and just resting and letting the body naturally recover, when possible
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: :) I am thinking about music...the conducting there and then the conducting of oneself in a chool environment
    Lucinda Lavender: school...
    Pema Pera: yes?

    Lucinda Lavender: where so many things are presenting themselves and one is choosing which thread to deal with
    Pema Pera: have you been involved in conducting in a school?
    Lucinda Lavender: well it feels like conducting in the classroom sometimes
    Lucinda Lavender: listening...attending to some themes that are coming forth
    Pema Pera: ah yes
    Lucinda Lavender: and just thought I could have a pause in the classroom:)
    Lucinda Lavender: for everyone
    Pema Pera: the most interesting application of "stopping" or going for a break (9 sec or otherwise) is the possibility of resting in the middle of activity
    Pema Pera: though an explicit break may be intriguing too, for the children :-)
    Lucinda Lavender: freeing the who efforting
    Lucinda Lavender: whole
    Lucinda Lavender: I am thinking so!
    Lucinda Lavender: interesting
    Pema Pera: a very interesting experiment is to "stop" or "pause" while talking with someone
    Pema Pera: like giving your horses more leeway
    Pema Pera: waiting just a little longer before jumping in
    Lucinda Lavender: nodding
    Pema Pera: and picking up more of the thread of the other rather than coming up with something new to say
    Lucinda Lavender: yes:) there is a certain unfolding that happens...
    Pema Pera: well, I'll have to take off
    Pema Pera: great talking with you, Lucinda!
    Lucinda Lavender: Great to have this time:)
    Lucinda Lavender: thank you!!
    Pema Pera: see you soon again
    Lucinda Lavender: yes:) good day:)
    Lucinda Lavender: or still day:0
    Lucinda Lavender: :)

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