2012.02.08 07:00 - Happiness by Removals

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Zen Arado. The comments are by Zen Arado. Present were Xirana Oximoxi and myself.

    I had been talking to Xirana at a new place where we both have small galleries:

    Zen Arado: Hi Xirana :)
    Zen Arado: I have another exhibition next month and guy wants 50%
    Zen Arado: the woman at Rose Theatre gave me instructions
    Zen Arado: it doesn't matter
    Zen Arado: I know
    Zen Arado: but nothing will sell anyway :)
    Zen Arado: usually around 20-30% where I live
    Zen Arado: art club takes nothing
    Zen Arado: that is what they give you at Rose Theatre
    Zen Arado: and another notecard too
    Zen Arado: very detailed
    Zen Arado: I am getting that I don't want to be bothered :)
    Zen Arado: especially if I have to use commission scripts
    Zen Arado: and it gets hard even to get friends to look at the paintings
    Zen Arado: they have seen most of them before
    Zen Arado: ah a restart
    Zen Arado: can go to my place?

    There was a region maintenance period here:

    Zen Arado: wb Xirana :)
    Xirana Oximoxi: wb too Zen :)
    Zen Arado: you can try that video any time you want to
    Zen Arado: we used to rent movies and show them
    Zen Arado: but always some problems
    Xirana Oximoxi: ok, thank you... before you have gone I was telling you that I don't think I will come to watch TV in SL.... but maybe it's also a good way to share it with friends:)
    Zen Arado: some people's computers take a long time to get the movie
    Xirana Oximoxi: seeing a film together
    Xirana Oximoxi: yes... I think it can be a big problem
    Xirana Oximoxi: slow internet connexion
    Zen Arado: or slow computer
    Xirana Oximoxi: is the weather also so cold in Ireland these days?
    Xirana Oximoxi: yes, slow computer too
    Zen Arado: yes cold today only 5 C
    Xirana Oximoxi: when I use my laptop I can only come and sit and chat...
    Zen Arado: and windy
    Zen Arado: I just bought a new laPtop
    Zen Arado: very fast
    Xirana Oximoxi: I don't like windy... gives me headache, and we've had two awful windy days very very cold
    Xirana Oximoxi: I have a now computer too..faster than the other one, but where I live the internet connexion is not the best
    Zen Arado: I have fast connection too
    Zen Arado: 40 Mbits

    We discuss my Art of Being piece:

    Xirana Oximoxi: are you inspired to create a work expressing 'hapiness' ? :)
    Zen Arado: I did one
    Zen Arado: but might add to it
    Xirana Oximoxi: ohhh ... I must concentrate on it ..still no ideas
    Xirana Oximoxi: ahhhh interesting
    Zen Arado: simple
    Xirana Oximoxi: but, maybe it can also mean 'emptyness?
    Zen Arado: I like simple :)
    Zen Arado: yes
    Xirana Oximoxi: no 2I2, no "desires" ?
    Xirana Oximoxi: "I"
    Zen Arado: wanting things to be different from what they are makes us suffer
    Xirana Oximoxi: I don't think the 'want' is a bad way to get hapiness... we want thigns to cahge for better (for exemple)

    Xirana Oximoxi: what may be wrong is to want 'impossible' things... one must be realistic too... but desire keeps us going on
    Zen Arado: yes but that is a different want in a way
    Zen Arado: doing things to improve our situation is ok
    Zen Arado: but if we always something different we are dissatisfied
    Zen Arado: want*
    Xirana Oximoxi: ah yes..in this sense it's true
    Zen Arado: being content with what we haveis happiness
    Zen Arado: and the 'I' makes us suffer too
    Zen Arado: we compare ourselves with others
    Zen Arado: or worry about how we seem to others
    Zen Arado: become 'self' ish
    Zen Arado: separate ourselves from others
    Xirana Oximoxi: only concentrating in ourselves is what this sentece says...it leads to 'eg'...but somehow one must be taking care of oneself to also be well and have thiongs to share with others
    Xirana Oximoxi: 'ego'
    Zen Arado: yes it is a bit simplistic
    Zen Arado: but it points to things that make us unhappy
    Zen Arado: I think
    Xirana Oximoxi: we need others and specailly to be accepted by others
    Zen Arado: yes
    Zen Arado: and to see self and others as the same
    Zen Arado: ?
    Xirana Oximoxi: yes...the sentence is a good one... but as always the words can be understood in different ways...they give us a 'begin' to think about
    Zen Arado: yes
    Xirana Oximoxi: :)
    Zen Arado: not a rigid rule
    Zen Arado: a kind of suggestion
    Zen Arado: where to look
    Xirana Oximoxi: impossible to find a rigid rule talking about such an abstract and subjective subject as it is 'happiness' :)
    Zen Arado: yes
    Xirana Oximoxi: these days we talk about it..and it's easy to see each one understand it with subtle differences
    Zen Arado: I think we arehappy naturally but do thngs that make us unhappy
    Xirana Oximoxi: in what sense?
    Zen Arado: yes...we can't even define 'happiness'
    Zen Arado: if we stop doing things that make us UNhappy, then our natural happiness will surface
    Zen Arado: thatt is one reason I do meditation
    Xirana Oximoxi: well...our natural hapiness' is something I have not clear :)
    Zen Arado: I see things making me unhappy
    Zen Arado: I could be wrong :)
    Xirana Oximoxi: do you do things that make you unhappy?
    Zen Arado: I think so
    Zen Arado: I worry for example
    Xirana Oximoxi: ahhh ok :) yes... now I understand :)
    Zen Arado: pae exemplo :)
    Zen Arado: par
    Xirana Oximoxi: muy bien :)
    Xirana Oximoxi: por*
    Zen Arado: my Spanish guitar teacher used to say :)
    Xirana Oximoxi: por ejemplo :)
    Zen Arado: par exemplo
    Zen Arado: ok
    Xirana Oximoxi: 'par exemple' is French
    Zen Arado: oh
    Xirana Oximoxi: :) we mix now :)
    Zen Arado: I forgot
    Zen Arado: :)

    Language larning :)

    Xirana Oximoxi: do you learn at the French chat or is it too easy for you?
    Zen Arado: long time ago

    Zen Arado: I think I will try Intermediate this week
    Xirana Oximoxi: good :)
    Zen Arado: I think I can read Intermediate but not so sure if I can understand speech so well
    Zen Arado: but I will try to see
    Xirana Oximoxi: you try:) yes!
    Xirana Oximoxi: I will go now Zen! have anuice time!! and see you soon!:)
    Xirana Oximoxi: nice
    Xirana Oximoxi: au revoir:)
    Xirana Oximoxi: a+
    Xirana Oximoxi: :)
    Zen Arado: ok ty for coming Xirana :)
    Zen Arado: a bientot :)
    Xirana Oximoxi: yw!! :) bye bye..take care :)
    Xirana Oximoxi: oui
    Xirana Oximoxi: :)

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