2009.10.13 07:00 - Tiny moment miracles

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Riddle Sideways. The comments are by Riddle Sideways.
    Very sorry to be soooo late with this posting.  I want to write lots of notes on this one, but have 'not found the time' [there is that funny phrase again].
    All the rest of my day I was hitting so many of the points buried in this session.

    There is a really good dialogue near the end.

    Riddle Sideways: Good Morning, Listener Master
    Widget Whiteberry: good morning
    Riddle Sideways: good morning widget
    Riddle Sideways: how are you today
    Riddle Sideways: am not sure if we have met before
    Riddle Sideways: have you been to this group before?
    Widget Whiteberry: several times
    Widget Whiteberry: but I'm very much a beginner
    Riddle Sideways: ha, so are we all
    Widget Whiteberry: hmm,
    Widget Whiteberry: some seem to have a long history of contemplative practice
    Widget Whiteberry: I attended my first guardian meeting this week
    Widget Whiteberry: so I gather the group is in transition
    Riddle Sideways: good, I was unable to make it (again)
    Riddle Sideways: was just reading that session
    Widget Whiteberry: there is a storm here and my internet connection may be unstable
    Riddle Sideways: it is storming here in california too today
    Riddle Sideways: is calm right now tho
    Widget Whiteberry: ah, we are both in California
    Widget Whiteberry: what impressions do you take from reading the Guardian notes?
    Riddle Sideways: have not read far enough in to get any
    Widget Whiteberry: ☆smiles☆
    Riddle Sideways: at first I jumped to the middle, but had to back up
    Widget Whiteberry: I can sit quietly and let you read
    Riddle Sideways: no, would rather hear your opinions
    Widget Whiteberry: about that meeting or PaB or something else?
    Riddle Sideways: yes :)
    Widget Whiteberry laughs
    Riddle Sideways: sorry, could not help it
    Widget Whiteberry: too good an opening?
    Widget Whiteberry: I think I expected these sessions to be meditative
    Widget Whiteberry: there is a 7am meditation session at Commonwealth and I've sometimes participated
    Widget Whiteberry: and I like the idea of quieting my mind before diving into the day
    Widget Whiteberry: I saw your typing animation, but no message
    Riddle Sideways: many times these sessions are Q&A / sharing about our other practices/exercises
    Widget Whiteberry: have you been part of PaB for very long?
    Riddle Sideways: well... since the beginning
    Widget Whiteberry: ☆smiles☆
    Riddle Sideways: but not very active
    Widget Whiteberry: what drew you to it?
    Widget Whiteberry: draws* you to it?
    Riddle Sideways: I read some of Pema's visits to another Virtual worls
    Riddle Sideways: I stay because it draws us
    Riddle Sideways: a group of like minds and/or willing to chat about it
    Riddle Sideways: and you? what drew/draws you
    Widget Whiteberry: I found it in April when I invited MICA to be part of a display on earth sciences for earth week exhibit on commonwealth
    Widget Whiteberry: then I showed it to Eos, who brought Alia into SL
    Widget Whiteberry: so I came once or twice after speaking with Storm
    Widget Whiteberry: I didn't get much of a sense of it
    Widget Whiteberry: then something happened this past month
    Widget Whiteberry: a conversaton with Pema drew me back
    Widget Whiteberry: and 2 times here when the conversation became thoughtful
    Widget Whiteberry bows to indicate a stopping point
    Riddle Sideways: 90 seconds is a long time
    Widget Whiteberry: I've come to welcome those 90 sec breaks
    Riddle Sideways: my guardian seesions tend to be a lot less thoughtful :)
    Riddle Sideways: less deep
    Riddle Sideways: but I like to read between the lines we are saying
    Widget Whiteberry: ☆smiles☆
    Widget Whiteberry: what do you read in?
    Riddle Sideways: part funny, but I play some music and it is the silences that are often as important
    Riddle Sideways: the typos that some ppl do are ...
    Widget Whiteberry: are?
    Riddle Sideways needs a better "fill in the blank" marker
    Riddle Sideways: ah "___"
    Widget Whiteberry nods
    Riddle Sideways: there are the words and langauge a person here will use
    Riddle Sideways: then there is what they were trying to say
    Widget Whiteberry: yes
    Widget Whiteberry: hmm
    Riddle Sideways: then there is what the group or each of us gets from it
    Riddle Sideways: then there is what is left out
    Riddle Sideways: and sometimes a typo
    Widget Whiteberry: are you noticing that happening this morning in conversation with me?
    Riddle Sideways: not really, you are not typos as much
    Riddle Sideways: we are exchanging dialogs
    Riddle Sideways: many times there is a group and jumping around subjects
    Widget Whiteberry: yes, I've noticed that too
    Riddle Sideways: we seem to be finishing thoughts
    Widget Whiteberry: what is the best part of PaB for you, Riddle?
    Widget Whiteberry: Hello Yak, welcome
    Riddle Sideways: good morning, Yaku
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey everyone
    Riddle Sideways: the best part of PaB (for me) is the Play, no the Being, no the "as'
    Riddle Sideways seems to appriciate many of them
    Widget Whiteberry takes another look at Riddle's chosen name
    Riddle Sideways: :) Yaks is interesting too
    Widget Whiteberry nods
    Riddle Sideways: and, I use to write software widgets
    Widget Whiteberry: is that related to riddles?
    Riddle Sideways: what we chose as names is soemtimes telling
    Widget Whiteberry: I think so
    Widget Whiteberry: widget was my father's pet name for me
    Widget Whiteberry: he died before I came to SL and this name is a way of remembering him
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i´ve just seen to many bad movies and use this nick for nearly a decade
    Riddle Sideways: we all carry the memories of departed with us in different ways
    Riddle Sideways: and means
    Widget Whiteberry nods
    Riddle Sideways: there is a portion of the grieving process that we find a way to work a memory trick into our daily life
    Riddle Sideways: when I put on grey socks, I remember
    Widget Whiteberry: I'm beyond grieving now and just holding memory
    Riddle Sideways: yes, thats where I was going...
    Widget Whiteberry: ☆smiles☆
    Riddle Sideways: we get past the imediate grieving
    Riddle Sideways: but work it into daily life and a new tradition
    Widget Whiteberry: it' easier when the death is timely
    Riddle Sideways: maybe
    Widget Whiteberry: for me, that's been the case
    Widget Whiteberry: the untimely deaths are harder to bear
    Riddle Sideways: yes usually. I was just thinking of some that were not
    Widget Whiteberry nods
    Riddle Sideways: as I hear often, "May the thoughts and memories of all those that came before us bring comfort to you"
    Widget Whiteberry: hmmm, yes
    Riddle Sideways: yet... I was getting into Alan Watts lately
    Widget Whiteberry: yes?
    Riddle Sideways: and we are dying all the time
    Riddle Sideways: and we are being born all the time
    Riddle Sideways: and we are not apart from all other
    Widget Whiteberry: I was listening to Lynn Margulis, the evolutionary biologist
    Widget Whiteberry: she describes how
    Widget Whiteberry: we are -each of us -
    Widget Whiteberry: symbiotic communities of organisms
    Widget Whiteberry: fits nicely with watts
    Riddle Sideways: yes
    Widget Whiteberry: there is a podcast, if you're interested, I'll post the link
    Riddle Sideways: please
    Widget Whiteberry: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtual...-Lynn-Margulis
    Riddle Sideways: TY
    Widget Whiteberry: it's a wonderful interview
    Widget Whiteberry: I need to go dress a set for Virtually Speaking
    Widget Whiteberry: perhaps we'll chat again
    Riddle Sideways: yes, please
    Riddle Sideways: I also need to go be RL
    Riddle Sideways: sorry to abandon you, Yakuzza
    Riddle Sideways: Hi and bye, Gen
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so bye
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