2009.08.27 13:00 - Inner children and voice(s)

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    Wol Euler was guardian for this session, replacing Storm who was at the Retreat.


    Pila and I started slowly, talking about some administrative issues. 

    Wol Euler: hello pila
    Pila Mulligan: hi Wol
    Pila Mulligan: how are you?
    Wol Euler: pretty well, all considered. And you?
    Pila Mulligan: same :)
    Wol Euler: :)
    Pila Mulligan: you'll cover tomorrow for Lia?
    Wol Euler: sure
    Pila Mulligan: how about today's log -- you or me?
    Pila Mulligan: either is fine
    Wol Euler: already claimed it, and let's wait and see if there is actually a proper session :)
    Pila Mulligan: okay
    Pila Mulligan: thanks
    Wol Euler: my pleasure
    Wol Euler: thanks for taking yesterday's
    Pila Mulligan: I have a a client in need of hand holding
    Wol Euler: :)
    Pila Mulligan: real life that is
    Wol Euler: knight in shining sandals :)
    Pila Mulligan: lol


    Pila Mulligan: I'm going to be doing some stuff for the client, so if I seem not to be here at times .... well, then I probably am not :0
    Wol Euler nods. No worries.
    Wol Euler: if nobody else turns up within the half-hour, I'll call it quits.
    Pila Mulligan: ok
    Pila Mulligan: yesterday it was a pretty full and interesting session at this time
    Wol Euler nods. I caught hte tail end, kept very late at work as I feared
    Pila Mulligan: so it is about 10 pm there now?
    Wol Euler: right
    Pila Mulligan: 10 am here :)
    Wol Euler: heh

    How we got here.

    Pila Mulligan: some day I'd love to hear the story of how you came to Germany
    Wol Euler: I was about to say "diamerically opposite", but then you'd hve to be south of the equator.
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Pila Mulligan: yep
    Pila Mulligan: hemispherically opposite maybe
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Wol Euler: chordally
    Pila Mulligan: I came to Hawaii in 1985 as an something of an expatriate
    Wol Euler: mmm?
    Pila Mulligan: with an intent to leave the US mainland at least
    Wol Euler: why was that?
    Wol Euler: (if you wish to tell the entire world)
    Pila Mulligan: I'd been working at legal aid during the first Reagan years
    Pila Mulligan: the whole place seemed to be descending into hell
    Wol Euler nods
    Pila Mulligan: I decided it was not for me, as much a spossible at least
    Pila Mulligan: Hawaii is pretty remote in that sense
    Pila Mulligan: shifting to the work side of the desk now for a bit ... :)
    Wol Euler: :)

    Gaya and Yakuzza arrive; Gaya is having trouble with her viewer again.

    Wol Euler: hello gaya, yakuzza
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hola estamos
    Wol Euler: oh, how sweet :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Moi?
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Gaya Ethaniel: wow ... laggy tonight.
    Wol Euler: nice skin, animal-ish
    Wol Euler: suits the antlers
    Gaya Ethaniel: ty :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: :)
    Wol Euler: how is everyone tonight?


    Gaya Ethaniel: re-logging ... brb
    Wol Euler: kk
    Pila Mulligan: hi Gaya and Yak (Pila is shifting back and forth between SL and a little rl work at the moment)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i just came from a spanish class :P
    Wol Euler: ah :)
    Wol Euler: wb gaya
    Pila Mulligan: welcome back Gaya
    Gaya Ethaniel: ty :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: wb gaya
    Gaya Ethaniel: What is the topic [before I came]?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Or while I was here but didn't see because of the lag monster.
    Wol Euler: silence, absence :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah :)
    Wol Euler: start us off, gaya :)
    Gaya Ethaniel thinks ...

    The inner child.

    Gaya Ethaniel: I was talking to a friend about a child within us recently [think a lot of us have that]. What do you think?
    Wol Euler: sounds like a topic. Tell us more?
    Gaya Ethaniel: It manifests in different ways for different people ... sometimes one that feels helpless ... sometimes craving for affection ... many variations.
    Wol Euler: the little (heh) voice within us...
    Gaya Ethaniel: You hear it also?
    Wol Euler: oh yes :)
    Pila Mulligan: (my avi seemed to be doing odd things while I was away)
    Wol Euler: we hid the bodies.
    Pila Mulligan: (came back and it looked like disco-in-place)
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: They revolt while we look away :D
    Wol Euler: they do. in RL too...
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pila Mulligan: the inner child maybe
    Gaya Ethaniel: Could be :)
    Pila Mulligan: do you remembr Eric Berne's Transactional Analysis
    Wol Euler: I think it does exist (insofar as thoughts and imaginings and memories and feelings "exist")
    Wol Euler: mmhmm, I do :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: What is it?
    Wol Euler: I think I do. P-A-C?
    Pila Mulligan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transactional_analysis
    Pila Mulligan: yep
    Wol Euler smiles
    Gaya Ethaniel looks up ...
    Pila Mulligan: he theorized that human interaction involves three levels of relationships
    Pila Mulligan: 1. parent 2. adult 3. child
    Pila Mulligan: and we act uor those roles according to the situation
    Gaya Ethaniel listens.
    Wol Euler: the idea that interaction (not jus conversation) can be understood as connecting among three kinds of roles
    Wol Euler: right
    Gaya Ethaniel: ah sounds interesting.

    A pair of visitors land in the pool. It turns out they were looking for the Kira Cafe.

    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey noke
    Wol Euler: a parent talking down to a child, or two children gleefully conspiring, or a pair of adults solving a technical issue
    Wol Euler: etc
    Wol Euler: hello Cai, Noke
    Noke Yuitza: Aloha!
    Gaya Ethaniel: Hello Cai and Noke :)
    Wol Euler: have you been here before?
    Noke Yuitza: uhm, no, in Kira yes, but here not
    Cai Denimore: hello everyone
    Wol Euler: ah, ok :)
    Pila Mulligan: aloha
    Cai Denimore: this is my first time
    Wol Euler: we are the contemplative branch of Kira :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: It is possible not to take on a role like that though or is it more or less impossible normally?
    Pila Mulligan: (noting the aloha greeting in Noke's profile:)
    Wol Euler: this is a meeeting of a meditation group called "Play as Being"
    Gaya Ethaniel: Welcome to PlyasBeing then both of you :)
    Wol Euler: the notecard tells about us, and give the URL of our website
    Noke Yuitza: ;(
    Noke Yuitza: )*
    Pila Mulligan: :)


    Wol Euler: we record these conversations, and publish them on our Wiki. May we have your permission to publish your names and comments?
    Noke Yuitza: (I'm reading the note)
    Cai Denimore: i have the LM for Kira Cage
    Cai Denimore: Cafe
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Cai Denimore: sorry, but we must go
    Cai Denimore: thank you
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye cai, noke
    Wol Euler: bye noke, take care
    Noke Yuitza: uhm... our idea was going to a science meeting, so maybe next time?
    Gaya Ethaniel: Bye :)
    Wol Euler: gaya, the theory was that the connections were unconscious.
    Pila Mulligan: wrong brain side
    Wol Euler: :)
    Wol Euler: it doesn't have to happen :)
    Gaya Ethaniel: Or could be the recording bit ... I sometimes think some people create alts to participate in PaB.
    Wol Euler grins
    Wol Euler: TA does explain a lot of miscommunication, actually.

    Gaya is having different miscommunication issues.

    Gaya Ethaniel: I don't see what I type again ... well SL is not being cooperative today. Hope to catch up another time then. Good night.
    Wol Euler: bye gaya, better luck tomorrow
    Pila Mulligan: bye Gaya

    Language and speech (and voice).

    Pila Mulligan: como esta Yak?
    Wol Euler: Pila, on your next trip back to this side of the desk, why did yo bring up TA?
    Pila Mulligan: the innner child idea
    Wol Euler: ah, right.
    Wol Euler: I wondered if it had been something specific
    Wol Euler: otherly specific :)
    Pila Mulligan: Berne seemed to recognize it as a personality element
    Yakuzza Lethecus: esta bien :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: lol i was on desktop
    Yakuzza Lethecus: nah, i am not great in spanish so far but second life is my only contact to that right now
    Yakuzza Lethecus: and that course is even free
    Pila Mulligan: Estudiá español en la escuela màs de cuarenta años atràs, y no rememeber mucho de eso ahora
    Pila Mulligan: (from Google translator:)
    Wol Euler: funny that it didn't understand "rememeber"
    Pila Mulligan: what did it say?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yeah, i also cheat with the google translator too much :)
    Pila Mulligan: oh, English I see
    Pila Mulligan: typo
    Wol Euler: machine translation has a long way to go before it'll challenge even children's abilities.
    Pila Mulligan: the extra 'e'
    Wol Euler: any human, of any age, would have understood that.
    Pila Mulligan: remember may have worked :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: haha, children's are the god's of language
    Pila Mulligan: yes, Yak
    Wol Euler: true
    Pila Mulligan: Sufi Sam said it this way: 'Children are the voice of God'
    Yakuzza Lethecus: obove a certain age it just gets much harder to pick up a language fast
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Yakuzza Lethecus: sufi sam ?
    Wol Euler: but it also gets easier to use the ones you do have even a partial grasp of
    Pila Mulligan: Sufi Sam was an American -- he became a Sufi
    Yakuzza Lethecus: it's sad that nobody uses voice regularly around here
    Pila Mulligan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_L._Lewis
    Pila Mulligan: my SL voice does not work well
    Wol Euler: I don't like it, I very much prefer text. I find it hard to follow multiple speakers, and the sound quality is appallingly poor most of hte time
    Pila Mulligan: I've just strated playing with Skype, it seems much better than SL voice
    Wol Euler: that's basically a phone call, right?
    Pila Mulligan: yes, VOIP
    Wol Euler: directly between two people
    Pila Mulligan: or a group
    Wol Euler: ah
    Pila Mulligan: with a text chat also


    Wol Euler: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sufi_whirling
    Wol Euler hums the tune of "God is a DJ"
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: whats ur skypename pila ?
    Pila Mulligan: [censored]
    Pila Mulligan: oops -- maybe that should be edited out Wol? does Skype have spam :)
    Wol Euler: I'll remove it
    Pila Mulligan: thanks
    Wol Euler: sure; and yes, there is spam in everything these days. alas.
    Pila Mulligan: are you on Skype Yak?
    Pila Mulligan: so it seems Wol
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yeah, just came online and added you
    Pila Mulligan: can you send em your info please
    Pila Mulligan: or I guess it does that automatically

    Pila and Yakuzza descend into a second order of virtuality, and I browse the Wikipedia while waiting.

    Wol Euler: well, I never. The order of the Whirling Dervishes was created by Rumi's followers and son.
    Wol Euler: (sorry :)
    Pila Mulligan: Yak and I are chatting on Skype
    Wol Euler: :)
    Pila Mulligan: that was fun
    Pila Mulligan: Wol, what was the Rumi comment?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yeah, the audio quality in skype is much better but it's also a piece of privacy because you might added more information in a messenger like skype then in ur second life profile
    Wol Euler: I was reading wikipedia while you were chatting
    Pila Mulligan: about Sufi Sam, Wol?
    Wol Euler: I started there :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so that is why i have pretty much no voicechat or website or facebook profile in my sl profile
    Wol Euler: went to the dervishes, and from there to rumi
    Pila Mulligan: have you ever seen Dervishes dance?
    Wol Euler: nope; or "not yet"
    Pila Mulligan: it is a thrill
    Pila Mulligan: beautiful to watch
    Pila Mulligan: yes, Yak, the personal profiles seem to vary in Skype, some have more content
    Pila Mulligan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnunfciSr7k


    Yakuzza Lethecus: but ur voice sounded definetly younger then 66 :)
    Pila Mulligan: it should, I'm only 63 :)
    Wol Euler: heheheheheh
    Pila Mulligan: my inner child maybe :0
    Pila Mulligan: my hearing is not so good, though, so my challenge with Skype is comprehension
    Pila Mulligan: text chat is easier in that regard
    Pila Mulligan: Yak's spoken english is excellent by the way
    Yakuzza Lethecus: it got 2 sides for me, voice is easier and straight away
    Pila Mulligan: yep
    Wol Euler nods. We have spoken in SL, at my plot
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i have logfiles while chatting but i constantly delete more then half of what i am typing
    Wol Euler: what? a log of voice?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: you can't do unappropriate jokes because you can't use rethoric very well
    Yakuzza Lethecus: no i am on text right now :)
    Pila Mulligan: it would be nice to integrate an instant voice recognition to chat text log feature in Skype or SL
    Wol Euler nods.
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i would be glad to have at least text to speech
    Pila Mulligan: make an archive for lectures and an aid to the hard of hearing
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i listen very often and liked to hear a chat going on and close my eyes
    Pila Mulligan: text to speech exists, but the ones I've seen are kind of mechanical
    Pila Mulligan: :)

    We think of the Retreaters.

    Pila Mulligan: Wol and Yak, have you heard any news from the real life retreat yet?
    Wol Euler: not much at all. Corvi said that she was happy.
    Wol Euler: I'm not sure if you would call that news :)
    Pila Mulligan: it is :)
    Pila Mulligan: at least it is something from the retreat
    Wol Euler: I'm curious to know how the silent day went, what they did and felt and thought
    Pila Mulligan: not that it is new for Corvi to be happy
    Pila Mulligan: yes, me too
    Pila Mulligan: an especially interesting day
    Wol Euler nods
    Pila Mulligan: and did the silence go on all day, or just part of it
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i don't want to hear something i might get jealous :)
    Pila Mulligan: :)

    The next retreat.

    Pila Mulligan: next year in Germany :)
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Wol Euler: Marienbad perhaps
    Pila Mulligan: I'd love to visit Europe, never have - but it reality it is unlikely as I dislike airports
    Wol Euler: you could sail.
    Wol Euler: just start off a little earler.
    Pila Mulligan: that would be fun
    Pila Mulligan: I love sailing
    Yakuzza Lethecus: how long to sail from hawaii to germany today ? :D
    Wol Euler: I think with envy, but with a shudder, of Somerset Maugham setting off to spend three weeks crossing hte Pacific on a steamer
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pila Mulligan: it would depend Yak -- probably there is ont one direct route
    Pila Mulligan: so one leg to the US or Asia
    Pila Mulligan: then one to Europe
    Yakuzza Lethecus: suez isn't for sailingboats ?
    Pila Mulligan: or Panama
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ah us or asia
    Pila Mulligan: boats and trains would be much fun
    Yakuzza Lethecus: sry had afrika in mind as well
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pila Mulligan: ohhh, idea: SL retreat cruise
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hehe short sailing to kamchatka and then by train
    Wol Euler: :)
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pila Mulligan: or PaB retreat cruise, that is
    Pila Mulligan: in rl


    Yakuzza Lethecus: i can't hold my eyes open for a longer time
    Wol Euler smiles. Goodnight, yak. sleep well.
    Yakuzza Lethecus: good night and good day pila
    Pila Mulligan: have a nice evening's rest

    Geometry, timezones and the round world.

    Yakuzza Lethecus: it's 11:15am for you isn't it ?
    Pila Mulligan: yes :)
    Pila Mulligan: chordic opposites
    Yakuzza Lethecus: always 12hrs behind us
    Yakuzza Lethecus: right
    Wol Euler: :)
    Wol Euler: a chord rather than a diameter.
    Pila Mulligan: Hawaii is one of the last places for the new year to start
    Wol Euler: diameters always pass through the centre of a sphere, chords don't have to.
    Pila Mulligan: aha
    Wol Euler: the circles of latitude are chords
    Pila Mulligan: geometry -- longer ago than spansih :)
    Wol Euler: as an architect, it#s in my daily toolkit :)
    Pila Mulligan: cool
    Pila Mulligan: well, Wol, it is also late for you
    Pila Mulligan: and my day is making some demands here
    Pila Mulligan: so maybe we should end now
    Wol Euler nods and smiles
    Pila Mulligan: nice to sit with you
    Wol Euler: have a nice day, pila.
    Pila Mulligan: thanks, aloha
    Pila Mulligan: sleep well
    Wol Euler: aloha

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    Originally written on 09:01, 28 Aug 2009
    Gah. Never made so many mistakes as when writing up this session. Maybe I should stay home today?
    Posted 10:48, 9 Apr 2010
    Originally written on 12:18, 28 Aug 2009
    yeah, stay home and build in SL :) I'm stuck at home today with my umbrella hijacked.
    Posted 10:48, 9 Apr 2010
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