2009.09.09 19:00 - Play as Me

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    The Guardian for this meeting was stevenaia Michinaga. The comments are by stevenaia Michinaga.

    Paradise Tennant: kk blessings to you hon :)
    Bellily Millar: oh my!
    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello
    stevenaia Michinaga: how are you
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Sophia
    Paradise Tennant: very well thanks munching a stir fry ..thinking about making some tea and you ...
    Paradise Tennant: hiya sophia :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Stevenaia, Hi Paradise
    stevenaia Michinaga: seem to be having a very good month so far
    stevenaia Michinaga: but for me there is only good and very good
    Paradise Tennant: nice :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: or deluded and more deluded :)
    Paradise Tennant: well there that too :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: the important thing is ... it's contagious
    stevenaia Michinaga: contagious
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: Interesting lately watching the dynamics of the group getting together to buy the lands
    Paradise Tennant: hm have not followed all the emails
    Paradise Tennant: but it seems complicated
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it sounds wonderful for them, although complicated too :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: more like a meeting in Im only in emails, yes, does sound complicated
    stevenaia Michinaga: but in the end, after all that it seemed to come down to 10.00 per month (I think)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wow!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thats not too bad
    Paradise Tennant: nods
    Paradise Tennant: yep no worries there
    stevenaia Michinaga: but since I;m on the free plan, 120 a year for virtual real estate seems expensive, cheap? hard to know
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yeah :)
    Paradise Tennant: well nice to have a spot to meet and chat ..definitely need some kind of area ..how big I guess is the dynamic
    stevenaia Michinaga: but if it gets up to a place where we can have a SL retreat, I suppose I would contribute, but would rather go to Malta
    SophiaSharon Larnia: too expensive for me right now
    Paradise Tennant: actually malta sounds like fun ..seriously thinking of planing to go
    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps virtual Malta?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs, that I can afford ;p
    Paradise Tennant: sigh ..always the case .. when you have the time ..funds are low and when you have funds ..time is low
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: one of life's ironies
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I heard they don't even stamp your passport anymore
    stevenaia Michinaga: then why are there so many pages in it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: grins
    Paradise Tennant: :)) hmm so far ..mine always gets stamped ...interesting to watch the Americans go through the custom .. in cuba and they just smile at them .. no stamps ..!!!!
    Paradise Tennant: another of life's ironies
    Paradise Tennant: always find it disappointing just when my passport starts to get interesting it expires and you have to start all over
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes, part of the pleasure is to have a stamp :)
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: they didn;t stamp it on my way into Canada this summer
    Paradise Tennant: hmm never had mine stamped going into the us either in fact never use to have to show it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Maybe Pema had to get more pages on his passport, before
    Paradise Tennant: sounds like it !
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you didn't have to show your passport Paradise?
    Paradise Tennant: not going into the us
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes they actually believe you
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hmm
    Paradise Tennant: sometimes would ask to see id but often as not they just wave you through pre 9/11
    Paradise Tennant: use to sail across the lake and call into customs ..they would never answer ..
    Paradise Tennant: no security is tight everywhere
    stevenaia Michinaga: I suspect SlL could have passports between lands someday
    SophiaSharon Larnia: that's tags, in some areas
    Paradise Tennant: we love our groups ..our us and thems :)))
    stevenaia Michinaga: us and thems?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes Paradise, the 'me'
    Paradise Tennant: ;) yes human nature and definitely ego nature to create identities .. as groups .. which form cliques ..
    Paradise Tennant: us is just a bigger me
    stevenaia Michinaga: a group "Me"
    Paradise Tennant: which is made all the more distinct by the thems .. the non uses
    stevenaia Michinaga: Play as Me?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: that is catchy
    Paradise Tennant: and so so so true
    stevenaia Michinaga: been thinking about variations of Play
    SophiaSharon Larnia: listens
    stevenaia Michinaga: relevant titles of my chat log, Play as Eating, when food sent me into an internal meditative introspection
    stevenaia Michinaga: *recent
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh i read that, sensory :))
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i love it when something grabs you like that, would like that to happen more often
    Paradise Tennant: sometimes it is a balance thing between cognition and our senses
    stevenaia Michinaga: it;s interesting when the 9 seconds arise naturally, rather than when directed
    Paradise Tennant: hiya rowan .. gtsy :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Rowan
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Rowan
    Rowan Masala: Hi Paradise, SS :)
    Rowan Masala: Hi Steven
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes Paradise, good point :)
    Paradise Tennant: speaking of food .. balancing my very healthy kale and mushroom stir fry .with whipped cream lemon mouse cake .. yum :)
    Rowan Masala: lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: drools
    Rowan Masala: I like your idea of balance
    stevenaia Michinaga: looking for balance there
    Rowan Masala: well, there's the sweet-savory balance
    Rowan Masala: and the wanna-should balance
    stevenaia Michinaga: thought it as the heathy and the artery clogging cream, suppose that;s balance
    Paradise Tennant: nods
    Paradise Tennant: :))
    Paradise Tennant: actually balance would be a good topic
    Paradise Tennant: what it offers
    Paradise Tennant: on so many levels
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Ive been practicing calm abiding meditation to achieve balance/stability, mostly.
    stevenaia Michinaga: I do some of that with Tai Chi, all about shifting balance
    Paradise Tennant: hmm had a great chat with pila about that
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, he has been doing it for quite a while
    Paradise Tennant: how tai is a physical discipline which balances the external forces of life with the internal forces of the body
    stevenaia Michinaga: I am a beginner just learning about it and Chi
    Paradise Tennant: :) me too
    stevenaia Michinaga: the energy
    Rowan Masala: but you seem to be very comfortable doing it
    Paradise Tennant: the calm abiding meditation is a great practice sophia .. how do you find it :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: it is lovely... it does work to calm me so I can think more clearly, it's hard to hold onto when I become very busy
    stevenaia Michinaga: it; like the 9 seconds, or the 90 seconds, you can do it just about anywhere to take a break, I do in my office, in my back yard, in my dining room, but my cat gets involved then
    Rowan Masala: lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: but the memory is staying with me, more and more
    Paradise Tennant: cats are great meditators
    stevenaia Michinaga: seems to "move" the cat to play with my feet
    SophiaSharon Larnia: or sleepers :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: trys it now see if the cat wakes up.......
    SophiaSharon Larnia: when i meditate, my cats invariably sit next to me, one of each side
    SophiaSharon Larnia: its like they know or something ;p
    Paradise Tennant: I bet they sense it
    Paradise Tennant: I use to do a walking meditation .. and my dog could always tell ..he would come barreling up to me and jump on me .. as though to say ..hey you pay attention this is my time !
    SophiaSharon Larnia: grins
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Ive been doing walking meditation too, but it turns into a power walk
    Paradise Tennant: :)) yes on many many many levels :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: thought Tai Chi was walking meditation
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i go for a walk ... and pay attention to the moment, by moment
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: i always focus on my breath ..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: many moments in one complete step
    Paradise Tennant: lovely
    stevenaia Michinaga: breathing is something I am only slowly integrating onto my practice
    Paradise Tennant: for me it is how i make it work .. so direct .. so easy
    SophiaSharon Larnia: me too, for me its become something my body odes on its own, when i focus on my breath, it changes the rate, etc and i become occupied with that
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sorry typos
    stevenaia Michinaga: I will fix when editing :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: thanks!
    Rowan Masala: he's the king of typos
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe and spell checking
    Paradise Tennant: someone said last night that typos are sl 's body language I think it was wol quote originally
    Rowan Masala grins
    Rowan Masala: I wish I had more contact with Wol. I always hear such good things...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh yes, that is a great observation, I think I agree with Wol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: usually when I am emotionally invested in what I am trying to say, I make more mistakes
    stevenaia Michinaga: I met her last month in NJ when she was here
    SophiaSharon Larnia: or I am very tired
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Karesa
    Rowan Masala: hi Karesa
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Karesa
    Rowan Masala: cat making weird noise - brb
    Karesa Maradona: Hello
    Paradise Tennant: hiya karesa :)) welcome
    stevenaia Michinaga: have you been to this group before?
    Karesa Maradona: 1st time... I'm here to see Paradise really. I don't mean to intrude on your discussion
    Paradise Tennant: no worries ..
    stevenaia Michinaga: we records our dialog, is it ok if we include your comments
    stevenaia Michinaga: record
    SophiaSharon Larnia: no intrusion, welcome, the more the merrier, as they say
    Paradise Tennant: karesa is one of the first people I met in sl :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: have a seat and join us
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wow, nice :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: what Sophia?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Paradise, you have been here a long time :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: oh continuing the conversation from 90 seconds ago
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: lol yes I read about sl in the newspaper one lazy sunday .. and joined that afternoon
    Paradise Tennant: liked the music and the falling very well :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I hears a story about it in NPR and did the same
    SophiaSharon Larnia: ha! so did I, about awful it was, I of course has to see
    SophiaSharon Larnia: had*
    Rowan Masala: I heard about it at a conference
    Paradise Tennant: i landed on the most beautiful elven island .. totally stunning .. and always deserted .. :)) almost enchanted ..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Rowan Masala: I came in looking for libraries. Very unimpressive. Took me a while to find interesting things
    Paradise Tennant: sl has its truly amazing points .. the creativity here .. is astounding ..
    Rowan Masala: oh yes
    Paradise Tennant: yes takes a while to find .. what appeals to you .. often .. there is a lot that is less than appealing :)
    Rowan Masala nods
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I need to go, take care everyone :))
    Rowan Masala: bye SS
    Paradise Tennant: good nite sophia
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye SS
    SophiaSharon Larnia: waves
    Paradise Tennant: waves
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks for joining us
    Rowan Masala: I need to head out too
    stevenaia Michinaga: it is getting last
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks for joining us Karesa, come again
    Paradise Tennant: nite rowan .. :) gtsy :) how is the ankle :)
    Karesa Maradona: thanks.. enjoyed listening in a little
    Rowan Masala: ankle?
    Paradise Tennant: hmm sorry I am confused
    stevenaia Michinaga: night
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite
    Paradise Tennant: steve
    Rowan Masala: night all
    Karesa Maradona: good night
    Karesa Maradona: I have to go get ready for bed, Par... seems my kitty knows, too. She just decided to sit right in front of the monitor
    Paradise Tennant: kk nite nite karesa :))
    Karesa Maradona: Nice to see you ... hope I catch you again soon, Par
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    Originally written on 12:11, 12 Sep 2009
    Oh, how flattering to be quoted :) I've mentioned this a few times, the concept was first articulated in http://playasbeing.wik.is/Chat_Logs/2009/05/2009.05.04_13:00_-_Stepping_Stones_to_Being
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    Wol Euler: I was surprised by how angry you seemed to be getting. Typos and grammar are the body language of SL, at one point you lost both of them.<br />
    Fefonz Quan: infact i am not angry at all, and typos are my major :)<br />
    Scathach Rhiadra nods, that is true:)<br />
    Fefonz Quan: and i guess my SL body language is not so developed<br />
    Wol Euler: mmm, no, there are kinds of mistakes that people make. Transposing lettters, multiple letters :)<br />
    Wol Euler: hitting nmeighbouring keys :)<br />
    Wol Euler: when people get excited they make different kinds of mistakes, uncharacteristic mistakes<br />
    Fefonz Quan: i can be excited and not angry :)
    Posted 11:03, 9 Apr 2010
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