2009.07.25 13:00 - Presence in beinghere-ness

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    The Guardian for this meeting was SophiaSharon Larnia. The comments are by SophiaSharon Larnia.


    SophiaSharon Larnia: HI Hana
    Hana Furlough: hi sopshiasharon~
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I thought I was early :) I'm glad to see you
    Hana Furlough: yeah it's really nice to see you too
    Hana Furlough: how is your day going?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: great, I am not working
    SophiaSharon Larnia: How is yours??
    Hana Furlough: great, and i'm working
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh?
    Hana Furlough: so have you been at PaB recently? the chat logs seem pretty magical
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have not, I have been working a lot, and when I work I have little time for anything else
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have read some of the logs though :) What is it that you find magical??
    Hana Furlough: it must be really tough to work so hard
    Hana Furlough: the if koan log was really nice
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I get more days off than most so I cant complain
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh yes!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Did you read this mornings? at 0100?
    Hana Furlough: yes! i just read it
    Hana Furlough: amazingingly inspiring
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (almost finished reading it)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the title grabbed me, the mirror
    Hana Furlough: yeah i want to be a mirror
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles .... me too
    SophiaSharon Larnia is reading ;p
    Hana Furlough: what does that mean?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Eos
    SophiaSharon Larnia: whoops the green text, hana?
    Hana Furlough: eah
    Hana Furlough: hello eos
    SophiaSharon Larnia: We were begining to talk about the recent logs, adn I was reading
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and*
    SophiaSharon Larnia: How is your day Eos?
    Eos Amaterasu: Pretty good. The sun came out
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Eos Amaterasu: I've also been looking at some recent logs
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (sorry was trying to catch up)
    Hana Furlough: what do you think, eos?
    Eos Amaterasu: We are here to celebrate being-hereness
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Hana Furlough: nice
    Hana Furlough: how are you doing that today?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: there is a lot of things to talk about there, but what Pema said about the presence of Namkhai Norbu struck me
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the super-ordinary :)
    Hana Furlough: yeah that was incredible
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles, was it something I said, laughs!
    Hana Furlough: it reminds me of Linji/Rinzai
    Hana Furlough: lol
    Eos Amaterasu: Crashed
    Hana Furlough: welcome back
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wb!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it reminds me of the way it looks like outside after a rain
    Hana Furlough: wow how so?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: things sometimes stand out to me in high-releif, all the same but more there
    Hana Furlough: i know that feeling
    Eos Amaterasu: the air is pearly?
    Hana Furlough: it's like the rain washed a layer off my mind
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it is the quality of light
    SophiaSharon Larnia: is that whats it's like then, that presence, like something is washed off
    Eos Amaterasu: it's like when a sound suddenly stops, and you realize it's been there all along, but now it's gone, and you listen
    Hana Furlough: that's it, that's it
    Hana Furlough: but how do we listen we there are sounds all around us?
    Eos Amaterasu: the birds, the water, the sound of my computer fan, the birds outside in RL, ...
    Hana Furlough: all very beautiful
    Hana Furlough: i guess my question is what about people arguing?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thats a tough one to answer
    Eos Amaterasu: it's harder to find the 9 secs in there
    Eos Amaterasu: but if you're involved your 9 secs could be there
    SophiaSharon Larnia: the answer lies somewhere in knowing it is an appearance
    Hana Furlough: and a habit
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes a habit :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: something I have been thinking lately
    Hana Furlough: me 2!
    Eos Amaterasu: knowing it is an appearance, and really feeling that, touching your heart; your stuff is also appearance
    Hana Furlough: is touching your heart an appearance?
    Eos Amaterasu: appearance touches your heart
    Eos Amaterasu: sight sound, feel, emotion, ....
    SophiaSharon Larnia: interpreted through the mind tho
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ego anyway
    Hana Furlough: like a filter?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: which is filtered through the neural pathways
    Eos Amaterasu: yes, that's part of the chaos and light/dark touch/go pattern
    Eos Amaterasu: lots of history brought us here
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I ve been wondering how to rewire my pathways :)
    Hana Furlough: me too
    Eos Amaterasu: go to their roots?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it is a primal source
    Hana Furlough: and see that they have no roots
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes :)
    Eos Amaterasu: i think that in a way if you fully identify with something (which you're at least coproducing anyway), your re-capture it, and can let it change, or go
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes dropping it... I have gotten distracted so quickly
    Eos Amaterasu: but in daily life every moment is manual labor ,so to speak
    Hana Furlough: how so?
    Eos Amaterasu: there's no magic autopilot, to change everything once and forever
    Eos Amaterasu: although if you go there often enough, you find yourself coming from there
    Hana Furlough: do we even want an autopilot?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I think the point here is to drop even the thought of dropping it
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: if that makes any sense, or worrying about it
    Hana Furlough: yeah it does: for me it becomes, am i dropping this right?
    Hana Furlough: lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i know what you mean
    Eos Amaterasu: "Dogen: body and mind are indeed dropped"
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i drop like a nurnt out bulb im sure im not doing it right lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: burnt*
    Eos Amaterasu: you can't run around swatting thoughts :-)
    Hana Furlough: in zen they say that the bonfire does not know it's bruning
    Eos Amaterasu: (fun image)
    Hana Furlough: maybe it's like that
    Eos Amaterasu: there's a slight game between effort and non-effort
    Eos Amaterasu: it's part of the appreciation :-)
    Hana Furlough: sophias and eos, it's been wonderful Being with you
    Hana Furlough: thanks and have a wonderful day~
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (but what is 'right' anyway?) Yes, Eos for sure!!!!
    Hana Furlough: bye!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Bye Hana!!
    Eos Amaterasu: Bye Hana
    SophiaSharon Larnia: seee you later
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have been away for a while and its hard to get thoughts back on track
    SophiaSharon Larnia: my job is pretty consuming
    Eos Amaterasu: How's your visual work been oing?
    Eos Amaterasu: going
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have a hard time 'showing' what i see with the tools i have
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I keep experimenting with various forms
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you know what i mean?
    Eos Amaterasu: sounds like artistic work
    SophiaSharon Larnia: nah, i have time and I like to do it
    Eos Amaterasu: artistic play :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ive been looking at galeries here in sl and ive made nothing new here
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh yes
    SophiaSharon Larnia: where are from Eos?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: where are you from I meant
    Eos Amaterasu: hmm, excellent question ( :-) I live in Nova Scotia, Canada
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh very nice
    Eos Amaterasu: & U?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I want to travel up the east coast by train, rent a car in Maine and take the ferry :))
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I had it all mapped out
    SophiaSharon Larnia: pennsylvania
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it seemed like something interesting to do
    SophiaSharon Larnia: brb phone
    Eos Amaterasu: yes... highly recommended... especially in Cape Breton the quality of perception is somehow heightened
    Eos Amaterasu: the sense fields are limitless, pure - blueness of sky, different blueness of ocean, cliffs, feeling of earth
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sorry..... really? I wondered where to go, I was mapping out hotels too
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and hard to tell what places are like on a map
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have extended family from the upper east coast in Maine
    SophiaSharon Larnia: so tell me, Eos, how do you appreciate appearances?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: if that is not too personal
    Eos Amaterasu: Cabot Trail, up the gulf of St Laurence, Inverness, Cheticamp, over the top, back down the other side
    SophiaSharon Larnia: OH cool!!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thanks
    SophiaSharon Larnia: (oops caps)
    Eos Amaterasu: McLoud cabins....
    Eos Amaterasu: I'm a sucker fo the phenomenal world
    Eos Amaterasu: for
    SophiaSharon Larnia: to see it as it is
    Eos Amaterasu: I do do appreciation / recognition practices, both separately and in daily world
    Eos Amaterasu: little sensory bombs exploding the nature of the cosmic mirror back to you :-)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    Eos Amaterasu: Also, little reminders of that in the environment, home, not separate from that
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but phenomena to me has meant things that are observable with my senses, and i wonder how other experiences fit into this
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I had often refered to myself as a mirror, usally in a derogatory way, this is a new interpretation for me
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and will have to think about it a bit
    SophiaSharon Larnia: what do you mean by little reminders?
    Eos Amaterasu: reminders of that state of mind, or of that kind of perceptual openness;
    Eos Amaterasu: how form and space, objects and space, play together
    Eos Amaterasu: so home is supportive, but also undistracted
    SophiaSharon Larnia: is thinking
    Eos Amaterasu: I was mentioning to Pila that I like to go on outdoor walks, which are kind of APA walks
    Eos Amaterasu: analog, no headphones
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have done now a few times :) Get lost in thought and forget to watch where Im going
    Eos Amaterasu: and then you pop out!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: haha must appreciate more :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have to go Eos, thank you for talking with me :))
    Eos Amaterasu: Thank you!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: B4n
    Eos Amaterasu: Ciao!
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