2008.04.04 07:00 - Seeing some patterns

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    Day 4 started quietly, with two of us present, Riddle and me. Here is part of our conversation.

    Pema Pera: did you see how the PaB blog is growing rapidly?
    Riddle Sideways: yes
    Riddle Sideways: it is very nice
    Pema Pera: thank you!
    Pema Pera: I just added a digest section
    Pema Pera: since it will be impossible to wade through it all after a few more days
    Pema Pera: hope that helps
    Riddle Sideways: good, it should help
    Pema Pera: no idea where this is going to
    Pema Pera: in the long run
    Pema Pera: we’ll see!
    Riddle Sideways: me either
    Riddle Sideways: it has been only a few days and I am seeing some patterns
    Riddle Sideways: many slices are showing old patterns that I have been playing for years
    Pema Pera: slices?
    Riddle Sideways: I call the 15 min gong slices
    Riddle Sideways: after what multitasking OSs do
    Pema Pera: I see, yes.
    Pema Pera: interesting!
    Riddle Sideways: at each 15 I was writing done what I was playing at
    Riddle Sideways: sometimes I play at being a business man
    Riddle Sideways: sometimes I play at being a child
    Riddle Sideways: a teacher, dumbie, musician, artist, etc, cook
    Riddle Sideways: then there is the “which world” am I playing in
    Pema Pera: yes, we have many different roles to play . . .
    Riddle Sideways: RL, SL, qwaq, studio…
    Pema Pera: yes, it is pretty amazing, the meta levels in our life!
    Pema Pera: Do you find the notion of Being somewhat helpful in the midst of all this?
    Riddle Sideways: yes, it gives a ref point
    Riddle Sideways: a grounding and more. words fail here. more like a medium
    Riddle Sideways: a culture
    Pema Pera: the word grounding is evocative, it has come up a few times during these sessions, I find it helpful too.
    Riddle Sideways: the word grounding is helpful to many. Yet it is limiting sometimes to me
    Pema Pera: In what way?
    Riddle Sideways: In my mind and practices there are 3 groundings depending on situation
    Riddle Sideways: and each has a seperation from all
    Riddle Sideways: many times it is a Me that needs to be grounded or put back upon
    Riddle Sideways: or there is the You who are not grounded in My ground
    Riddle Sideways: grounded (often) emplys gravity and earth
    Riddle Sideways: all these are separate from ALLness
    Pema Pera: which are the 3 groundings you refered to, the Me ground, the You ground, the ALL ground?
    Riddle Sideways: oh different… physical grounding where I am rooted. mental grounding where I am at peace/readiness. and (hmmmm) worldly? groundedness where I am in this current world/reality(RL,SL,book
    Pema Pera: I see, yes, body, mind and speech perhaps? There are many three-partitions but they often have somewhat similar divisions.
    Pema Pera: As for Being,
    Pema Pera: one aspect that I think is wonderful is that it is always there
    Pema Pera: always already there
    Pema Pera: no need to search or manufacture or reach in any way
    Riddle Sideways: yes
    Pema Pera: it really is a practical resource
    Pema Pera: The funny thing is, with language: Being sounds so abstract
    Pema Pera: and yet it is the most concrete aspect of our existence
    Pema Pera: and Being can help us more than anything/anyone else, in a way that is very hard to point out in words.
    Pema Pera: But perhaps we can let it unfold here, over the days and weeks and months
    Riddle Sideways: yes, this is a good practice and the sharing helps too
    Pema Pera: Indeed! Thanks for coming here, Riddle!
    Riddle Sideways: ty for your efforts
    Pema Pera: yw!
    Pema Pera: thank you for yours too!
    Pema Pera: Perhaps we should be on our way now. See you next time!
    Riddle Sideways: have a good day
    Riddle Sideways: bye
    Pema Pera: bye

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