2008.11.24 13:00 - Girlie Talks and Doing It in a Languid Way

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    Stim was the guardian, that afternoon. He sent me, Pema, he chat log, which I put up. I also provided the title.

    Hana Hendrassen: hello
    Stim Morane: Hi Hana!
    Hana Hendrassen: :)
    Stim Morane: I don't think I've seen you here before. Are you new to PaB?
    Hana Hendrassen: I've come a few times
    Stim Morane: OK, good.
    Hana Hendrassen: I'm friends with Gaya :)
    Stim Morane: Hi Adelene.
    Stim Morane: I see, yes.
    Adelene Dawner: hullo, Stim :)
    Hana Hendrassen: hi Adelene!
    Adelene Dawner: Hi, Hana, and hello again Corvi ^.^
    Stim Morane: Hi Corvuscorva.
    Hana Hendrassen: hi Corvi
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hiya, stim! Hana!
    Hana Hendrassen: hi Naoko-chan!
    Naoko Oanomochi giggles
    Naoko Oanomochi: HI Hana-San
    Naoko Oanomochi: Hey Gaya :D
    Stim Morane: Hi Naoko, Gaya, Wol
    Naoko Oanomochi: Hey all :D
    Hana Hendrassen: hi Gaya!
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    Wol Euler: hello corvi, naoko, ade, stim
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hi, Naoka!
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Wol Euler: hello hana, nice to meet you, I've been reading your name in the logs :)
    Faenik: why not?
    Hana Hendrassen: oh really?
    Gaya Ethaniel looks pleased at her sisters looking so lovely
    Hana Hendrassen: I've only been here a few times
    Naoko Oanomochi stifles a smile
    Wol Euler smiles. Google knows all...
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^_^
    Hana Hendrassen: true that
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: But it's been good to hear your voice those times.
    Hana Hendrassen goes to check PaB blog
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Hana Hendrassen: ty :)
    Naoko Oanomochi giggles and shuffles in
    Faenik: could be
    Corvuscorva Nightfire smiles...another cuddle as being person.
    Naoko Oanomochi: oh poo
    Naoko Oanomochi: hehe
    Wol Euler: nice skin, hana, is it Laqroki?
    Hana Hendrassen: no, it's Imagen
    Wol Euler: ah :)
    Hana Hendrassen: I got it from a hunt :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: really?
    Naoko Oanomochi: Oh, that rocks
    Hana Hendrassen: yeah
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Hana Hendrassen: I love it when I find great freebies
    Wol Euler nods
    Gaya Ethaniel feels a bit sorry for Stim with girlie talk overload
    Hana Hendrassen giggles
    Naoko Oanomochi needs to run off a moment, sorry all
    Stim Morane: no problem. I'm totally sympathetic and interested. I actually love this sort of thing.
    Stim Morane: By Naoko
    Hana Hendrassen: bye Naoko-chan
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: awww
    Gaya Ethaniel: Stim loves... girlie talks? I am... speechless ^^
    Hana Hendrassen: lol
    Stim Morane: Yes, I actually like "shopping" too.
    Wol Euler: he has hidden shallownesses :-)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire perks up....
    Gaya Ethaniel: me laughs!
    Hana Hendrassen: haha, isn't the point of shallowness to be evident?
    Stim Morane: But if you prefer, we could talk about something more dull.
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Corvuscorva Nightfire shakes her head no.
    Stim Morane: :)
    Hana Hendrassen: either way ^_^
    Gaya Ethaniel pats the cushion next to her... Hana-chan ^^
    Hana Hendrassen: fooh nice growl
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Adelene Dawner: That's a purr, not a growl. *This* is a growl.
    Hana Hendrassen: oh I see
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Wol Euler: eeeek
    Hana Hendrassen: I am enlightened!
    Gaya Ethaniel: me giggles
    Corvuscorva Nightfire scritches Ade's head.
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Hana Hendrassen: hello Sonic!
    Wol Euler: hi sonic, nice to see you again
    Hana Hendrassen waves cheerily
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    Stim Morane: Hi Sonic.
    Faenik loves wells!
    Sonic Moonites: hello everyone
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hi Sonic!!!
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Pema!
    Wol Euler: hello pema
    Adelene Dawner: Hi Pem :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    Sonic Moonites: hey pem
    Hana Hendrassen: hello Pema!
    Wol Euler: ha, a full house.
    Stim Morane: Hi Pema
    Pema Pera: Hi everybody!
    Bell: *ding*
    Hana Hendrassen finishes up her lunch
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Pema Pera wondering whether his internet connection really is working, until Hana broke the ice !
    Wol Euler: heheheh
    Hana Hendrassen laughs!
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Pema Pera: no topic for today?
    Pema Pera: or all out to lunch?
    Wol Euler considers the state of her teacup (not as a possible topic)
    Hana Hendrassen ponders
    Faenik loves wells!
    Gaya Ethaniel: Stim was telling us how much he loves shopping
    Corvuscorva Nightfire breaks out into guffaws.
    Pema Pera: o.O
    Wol Euler giggles.
    Gaya Ethaniel: Took me by complete surprise
    Stim Morane: you're revealing my big secret.
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Hana Hendrassen: yes and someone mentioned it as an "inner shallowness"
    Pema Pera: not "stopping"?
    Wol Euler: ah, that must be it.
    Pema Pera: :)
    Hana Hendrassen: right right
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Pema Pera: shop until you stop!
    Gaya Ethaniel: me giggles
    Hana Hendrassen: this Friday's biggest shopping day of the year in the US
    Faenik loves wells!
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods..in grocery stores it's Wednesday.
    Hana Hendrassen: lol true
    Gaya Ethaniel: For Thanksgiving? Is that 'bigger' than Christmas?
    Hana Hendrassen: thanksgiving is Thursday
    Hana Hendrassen: the day after, every store has giant sales
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah...
    Wol Euler: and hte Saturday after is "Buy Nothing Day", http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd
    Hana Hendrassen nods
    Pema Pera: so that is the stopping after the shopping then?
    Pema Pera: it all falls into place . . . .
    Faenik: ah :)
    Sonic Moonites: perhaps its better that there isnt a topic as such today(apart from shopping!)does that mean i can assume everyone is relatively happy?
    Pema Pera: absolutely!
    Wol Euler smiles and nods
    Hana Hendrassen smiles and nods
    Adelene Dawner chuckles at Pema.
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Sonic Moonites: perhaps we should talk about our contentment
    Pema Pera: yes, a great topic!
    Pema Pera: best by dropping "our"
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Sonic Moonites: yup ;)
    Hana Hendrassen nods
    Gaya Ethaniel: me muses... 'contentment'
    Sonic Moonites: its funny, that contentment seems to get ignored when its there, and we all crave it when it isnt
    Hana Hendrassen: yes
    Sonic Moonites: it seems this group wouldnt exsist without the negatives
    Wol Euler: hello storm!
    Hana Hendrassen: I think we inherently expect contentment
    Gaya Ethaniel: _/!\_
    Storm Nordwind: Hello!
    Hana Hendrassen: in a world where it's supposed to be so easy to fund
    Gaya Ethaniel: me nods... take it for granted perhaps
    Hana Hendrassen: *find
    Stim Morane: Hi Storm
    Hana Hendrassen: or even buy
    Sonic Moonites: hey storm
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hi, Storm!
    Pema Pera: I can see at least two forms of contentment, the boring one where little happens, and the other, in which you can be content in the middle of ups and downs, positive and negative mood swings even
    Pema Pera: Hi Storm!
    Hana Hendrassen: hi Storn :)
    Faenik: indeed?
    Pema Pera: without supressing or denying anything
    Sonic Moonites: perhaps we could alter our perception of the "boring" contentment, to live in a more positive state most of the time
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: wb!
    Naoko Oanomochi: TY:)
    Wol Euler thinks boredom is sadly underrated.
    Gaya Ethaniel: wb Naoko-chan ^^
    Wol Euler: wb naoko
    Naoko Oanomochi: :)) ty all
    Pema Pera: hi Naoko!
    Stim Morane: wb Naoko
    Gaya Ethaniel: me giggles at 'underrated' boredom
    Hana Hendrassen: wb Naoko-chan
    Naoko Oanomochi bows her head to her sisters
    Stim Morane: Andy Warhol thought the same
    Naoko Oanomochi: *and waves to else all*:D
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: and yet mr. Warhol created excitement everywhere he went.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire feels very content in this crowd.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: but not bored.
    Wol Euler smiles at Corvi
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Hana Hendrassen: think I've been feeling the "boring" contentment all weekend
    Corvuscorva Nightfire smiles at Wol and scritches Ade...
    Gaya Ethaniel: me wonders... what makes one feel 'bored'?
    Pema Pera unfortunately has to sneak away to go the the Kira Cafe's Dutch evening that he helped organize -- couldn't avoid partial overlap with PaB session . . . .
    Hana Hendrassen: haven't done much of anything
    Bell: *ding*
    Stim Morane: Sure, Pema
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: bye, Pema
    Hana Hendrassen: see you Pema!
    Gaya Ethaniel: Have fun Pema
    Wol Euler: bye pema, see you later
    Hana Hendrassen waves
    Pema Pera: bye everyone!
    Sonic Moonites: bye pema
    Naoko Oanomochi: Bye Pema
    Pema Pera: (for most of you Dutch would be too boring, I'm sure . . . )
    Wol Euler: I can honestly say I haven't been bored in years. there's always a window to look through, or a converstaion to eavesdrop on, or a memory to revisit
    Gaya Ethaniel: heh... true ^^
    Hana Hendrassen smiles
    Stim Morane: :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: I think maybe...we should redefine that contentment.
    Sonic Moonites: everytime im bored i make an effort to learn something new
    Sonic Moonites: contentment
    Gaya Ethaniel: Radars spoil eavesdropping though :P
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: The one that has crickets and crow's in it.
    Naoko Oanomochi passess knitting needls to all
    Wol Euler: lool
    Sonic Moonites: is not a state of boredom
    Wol Euler: harder in SL, yes.
    Hana Hendrassen: sometimes I just get a strange kind of boredom where I want to do something, but don't want to do anything!
    Corvuscorva Nightfire giggles at Naoko and lifts her own to show...
    Naoko Oanomochi: Oooh a knitter:D
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: I agree, Sonic.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: am....indeed.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: or was before sl.
    Stim Morane: Languid
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: yes...a good word, Stim, for how that feels to me..this contentment.
    Stim Morane: " a dreamy boredom and delicacy that avoids unnecessary activity "
    Wol Euler nods
    Sonic Moonites: perhaps contentment is the absence of negatives
    Wol Euler: "unnecessary" is key, I htink
    Stim Morane: yes
    Wol Euler: it need not be idle.
    Sonic Moonites: agreed
    Stim Morane: and that applies to contentment for us, I think.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods...yes..because activities can be necessary to that...like hugging....or scritching...or knitting...
    Hana Hendrassen: does that then create a positive out of the lack of negative?
    Sonic Moonites: hmm, seems an unbalanced set of affairs
    Stim Morane: I think it just means happiness involves groundedness in what is simple, basic.
    Hana Hendrassen nods
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: mmm..maybe not simple basic...
    Sonic Moonites: yeah stim, i like that idea
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Wol Euler: oh, corvi?
    Sonic Moonites: groundness is a good word
    Stim Morane: what's your thought, Corvi?
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: I like groundedness.
    Stim Morane: oh
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: but I think that it's not the activity
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: but the approach to it.
    Stim Morane: yes
    Hana Hendrassen: hmm
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: it could be "solving an exciting database/programming problem
    Wol Euler: lo
    Wol Euler: lol
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: but doing it in a languid way....*grins at Wol*
    Wol Euler: truez
    Hana Hendrassen chuckles
    Stim Morane: :)
    Faenik loves wells!
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: being aware of the REaLNESS of it?
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: the world around you...connected to it in a certain way?
    Wol Euler: hmmmm, hmmm!
    Wol Euler: is that part of it? handling hte world in some way?
    Hana Hendrassen: I see
    Stim Morane: this is the "being" issue, the Is
    Stim Morane: it's not so much a particular attitude, but a direct engagement wo artifice or projects
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: I think it might be...I was feeling it on a drive. today..realizing that I was doing and thinking several things....
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: but lettin them go as I did them
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: and feeling that contentment.
    Stim Morane: yes, we tried to avoid it, but it snuck in
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods to Stim..
    Stim Morane: perhaps we should have stuck with shopping
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: that kind of basic and simple.
    Wol Euler: lol
    Stim Morane: now we're stuck with stopping
    Corvuscorva Nightfire grins.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: mmhmm.
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Storm Nordwind switches off at the thought of shopping
    Stim Morane: oh well, a long story...
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Stim loves it.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire giggles.
    Stim Morane: Storm does too, he's just not admitting it.
    Wol Euler: heh, we'll kidnap the pair of you and force you to spend money on frivolous delights.
    Stim Morane: :)
    Hana Hendrassen giggles
    Corvuscorva Nightfire giggles again....and turns the on switch on Storm.
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Faenik: indeed?
    Storm Nordwind shivers
    Stim Morane: ...
    Stim Morane: so at the risk of becoming serious, do you all have a sense of "how" to find contentment? We started to touch on this ...
    Naoko Oanomochi feels she came close this morning
    Hana Hendrassen: oh?
    Stim Morane: comment?
    Gaya Ethaniel: me listens intently
    Naoko Oanomochi: I just...dunno...felt extremely 'flowy'
    Stim Morane: did you feel you had come back to yourself in some sense?
    Naoko Oanomochi: I did go back to me, but there's less dark feelings than usual
    Naoko Oanomochi: I feel almost normal after been so flowy
    Hana Hendrassen smiles
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^__^
    Naoko Oanomochi: I just walked...and smiled and there was no rush or pressure
    Naoko Oanomochi: ^^
    Stim Morane: good
    Wol Euler: what a good question, Stim. I think you#re right, it is about coming home to yourself.
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^ coming home to myself...
    Stim Morane: In the contemplative and yogic traditions I usually teach, contentment is literally as well as functionally understood to be related to containment: staying close to yourself, your nature. In that sense, it’s natural and not achieved.
    Stim Morane: the two words are very close
    Stim Morane: this is part of the point of "stopping" too.
    Stim Morane: not terminating, but returning, staying close, with appreciation
    Wol Euler nods thoughtfully
    Storm Nordwind: I think contentment is what I find when I strip everything else away
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: hmmm.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: interesting because containment feels the opposite of contentment to me.
    Stim Morane: the point is that happiness is intrinsic to what we "are", not external. This seems false when we get traumatized etc., or lost in circumstances.
    Storm Nordwind nods
    Stim Morane: yes, containment sounds repressive. But the words have the same root, and this fact is used in yogic traditions. It doesn't mean constricting yourself, but simply "returning", staying close.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods...the returning...the staying with my nature feels right...especially the idea of not being able to do it when traumatized or lost in circumstances.
    Wol Euler: wehn I htink about having been content, it is usually in small (mental) places: at home in the kitchen, alone in the office, with friends at a cozy restaurant table. Not on holiday or on a mountaintop.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: but the result feels more like allowing....letting go.
    Faenik: could be
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: to me.
    Wol Euler: contentment is about not needing.
    Stim Morane: yes. Letting go is the same, because it's the "projects", the going out, that is relaxed.
    Stim Morane: Yes, I agree Wol.
    Hana Hendrassen: I have to leave... have a good day/night everyone :)
    Wol Euler: which is how it relates to flow for me, Naoko, in flow things just happen.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Goodbye, Hana.
    Stim Morane: Bye, Hana.
    Wol Euler: bye hana, nice to meet you
    Gaya Ethaniel: me nods at Wol... since I've decided to actively take more efforts/pleasure in 'mundane' 'ordinary' activities, I've been feeling happier
    Naoko Oanomochi: Bye Hana-San
    Gaya Ethaniel: See you later Hana ^^
    Hana Hendrassen bows with respect and poofs
    Stim Morane: :)
    Naoko Oanomochi smiles at Wol...getting back to basics
    Storm Nordwind waves
    Faenik: ah :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: I remembered a friend from Korea whom I met all those years ago... she makes art out of everything she does... that got me to start on it
    Wol Euler: wb sonic
    Stim Morane: why not?
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^ yes why not Stim
    Stim Morane: are we winding down at this point?
    Wol Euler smiles. Perhaps we are content?
    Stim Morane: :)
    Storm Nordwind is content to wind down ... or not :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: ^^
    Naoko Oanomochi looks up from her knitting and nods her head
    Corvuscorva Nightfire smiles, also looking up from her knitting.
    Stim Morane: I will have to leave now. But please enjoy continuing together. ... ah knitting!
    Naoko Oanomochi smiles at Stim
    Naoko Oanomochi: Take care
    Gaya Ethaniel: Bye Stim. Good day to you
    Storm Nordwind looks at his teacher's knitting
    Wol Euler nods.
    Wol Euler: bye stim, enjoy the evening
    Storm Nordwind: Bye Stim
    Faenik loves wells!
    Stim Morane: bye everyone!
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