2008.08.02 01:00 - Quiet Night

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Fael Illyar. The comments are Fael's.

    I was waiting at the pavilion when ******** and Gaya appeared, one after another.

    Fael Illyar: Hello ********
    Faenik: indeed?
    Fael Illyar: Hi Gaya
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles
    ******** Tomsen: Hello!
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    ******** Tomsen: Sorry to be intruding. Just visiting Buddhist places for a groupo
    ******** Tomsen: a group to belong to
    Fael Illyar: Ah, this is a meeting place of our group.
    Fael Illyar: http://playasbeing.wik.is/
    ******** Tomsen: I am a Buddhist from Australia.
    Fael Illyar: meetings 4 times a day at 1am,7am,1pm,7pm SLT.
    Fael Illyar: not a Buddhist group but not unrelated either.
    ******** Tomsen: Thank you. I have just skimmed your wiki. It seems that I may be intruding. Thanks for sharing and I wish you all well
    Fael Illyar: This is an open meeting
    Fael Illyar: you're welcome to participate if you wish
    Gaya Ethaniel: Thanks for dropping by and feel free to join again
    ******** Tomsen: Thank you very much but I'll leave you to your meeting.

    Alas, ******** doesn't seem to be interested (or have time?). I also didn't have time to ask him about logging so I censored the name.

    Fael Illyar: Ok, see you later, perhaps :)
    Faenik is a hairy black ball with eyes and ears.
    Fael Illyar: My own feelings with silence have changed to comfortable quite fast during my time with PaB

    Looking back now, I'm wondering if I knew in advance we're going to have a rather silent meeting or if it was silent because of what I said here.

    Gaya Ethaniel nods
    Gaya Ethaniel: After a while, it naturally came that I don't feel the need to speak
    Fael Illyar: Hello Tahuti
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    Tahuti Thor: hello
    Fael Illyar: Have you been here before Tahuti?
    Tahuti Thor: yes
    Tahuti Thor: once
    Fael Illyar: Ah, then I can skip the introduction :)
    Fael Illyar: We were talking about feeling the need to speak. Participating in PaB seems to slowly make you comfortable with silence.

    Friedrich arrives.

    Fael Illyar: Hi Fred :)
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: hey.
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    Tahuti Thor: ik
    Tahuti Thor: k
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: the 1am shift.
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: i never catch this meeting.
    Gaya Ethaniel: late for some people for sure...
    Gaya Ethaniel wonders where Pema is

    Pema sure is popular :)

    Fael Illyar: quite early for others :)
    Fael Illyar: I suspect he's sleeping already
    Gaya Ethaniel nods
    Gaya Ethaniel: Yea... he seems quite tired last time I talked to him
    Fael Illyar: This is my shift today :)
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: i have to admint, i'm part sleeping already
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: this was a nightcap adventure for me
    Gaya Ethaniel: oh... ok
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles
    Fael Illyar: Well, sometimes half asleep is better for talking about things :)
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: babbling, at least
    Faenik: indeed?
    Gaya Ethaniel promised herself not to talk much if feeling sleepy. It can play havoc
    Fael Illyar: Well, yes, but you tend to have less ofcertain type of unnecessary thoughts when half asleep :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: perhaps

    I was remembering my own life and that most of the deeper conversations I've had happened when I was half asleep.

    Fael Illyar: although, I guess it depends on the person.
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: as if we are constant over time...
    Fael Illyar: Tahuti, have you tried the PaB explorations yet?
    Tahuti Thor: explorations?
    Fael Illyar is not the same person now than as of a second ago.
    Fael Illyar: the 9 second pauses every 15 minutes
    Fael Illyar: although, some only do them some of the day
    Faenik: indeed?
    Tahuti Thor: i do that everyday

    It's always surprising to see new people doing explorations a lot from the start. Even if I did that myself.

    Tahuti Thor: be still for a few seconds/minutes?
    Fael Illyar: yes, still, mentally.
    Tahuti Thor: yes
    Fael Illyar: have you done them for long?
    Tahuti Thor: used to.....
    Tahuti Thor: these past few days gradually been increasing the length to get myself back to where i used to be
    Fael Illyar: I do the explorations as explained on PaB webpage and also sometimes zen meditation if I feel like it (and have time)
    Tahuti Thor: k

    Here we had a rather lengthy period of silence. Faenik the only one breaking it.

    Faenik is a hairy black ball with eyes and ears.
    Faenik: indeed?
    Gaya Ethaniel thinks it's rather quiet today
    Fael Illyar: Yes, I guess we don't have much to say today.
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: chirp, chirp.
    Fael Illyar: Tahuti, may I ask how you found out about PaB?
    Faenik: why not?
    Tahuti Thor: went to one of the zen meditation sessions around here somewhere
    Tahuti Thor: and the temple? across from here once or twice
    Tahuti Thor: believe they were doin something similar to this
    Fael Illyar: at the temple?
    Tahuti Thor: at a lil hut
    Tahuti Thor: not sure if u call it a temple or not
    Gaya Ethaniel: so you found the teleport point to this place?
    Tahuti Thor: teleported to zen retreat
    Tahuti Thor: and blew up the map to see anyone was in here somewhere
    Gaya Ethaniel: sounds similar to how i came here :)
    Fael Illyar: :)
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: i guess we are quite hte cluster of green dots

    Clusters of people seem to be helpful in getting more people :)

    Tahuti Thor: haha
    Gaya Ethaniel smiles
    Fael Illyar: sometimes more, sometimes less :)
    Faenik: why not?
    Faenik is a hairy black ball with eyes and ears.
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: hey - its way too late for me on this side of the pond.
    Friedrich Ochsenhorn: i think i need to bid you all good night
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    Gaya Ethaniel: Thanks for dropping by Fred good night
    Fael Illyar: Good night Fred :)
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    Tahuti Thor: night fried
    Fael Illyar: Well, I've got RL things to do and it seems like we don't really have a topic this time so I'll excuse myself a bit earlier than usual today.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Same here...
    Fael Illyar: See you later, Tahuti, Gaya.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Thanks for your time Fael and Tahuti
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    Tahuti Thor: k
    Tahuti Thor: later

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