2010.01.08 19:00 - Housebound and spinning

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    genesis Zhangsun: Hi Calvino

    Calvino Rabeni: Hello genesis

    genesis Zhangsun: How are you?

    Calvino Rabeni: I'm well - life is good

    Calvino Rabeni: And you?

    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi genesis, Hi Calvino

    genesis Zhangsun: Hi SophiaSharon

    genesis Zhangsun: I am doing okay thanks for asking, how are you SophiaSharon?

    SophiaSharon Larnia: good :) taking advantage of the bad weather to clean the house lol

    SophiaSharon Larnia: --> housebound :)

    SophiaSharon Larnia: that kind of activity is healing on its own

    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Stevenaia

    stevenaia Michinaga: hello

    genesis Zhangsun: HI Stevenaia

    genesis Zhangsun: hows it going?

    stevenaia Michinaga: every week is different

    stevenaia Michinaga: this is a good one :)

    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)

    genesis Zhangsun: Hi Arch


    genesis Zhangsun: where is arch I don't see him?

    stevenaia Michinaga: out by the info post

    SophiaSharon Larnia: feels silly sitting here extremely quiet but dont want to fill the silence with something inane :0

    SophiaSharon Larnia: ah Stenaia crashed lol

    genesis Zhangsun: Anybody have a topic?

    genesis Zhangsun: experiences with 9 seconds they would like to share?

    genesis Zhangsun: or just something that you think is inane that probably isn't :)

    SophiaSharon Larnia: 9 seconds in washing dishes, 9 seconds in vacuuming the floor, 9 seconds in taking out the trash

    SophiaSharon Larnia: add up to a lot of seconds

    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Storm

    Storm Nordwind: Hi there

    genesis Zhangsun: Hi Storm

    SophiaSharon Larnia is curious about Calvino's tag " the big spin'

    SophiaSharon Larnia: 9 seconds like taking photographs and laying them all out in a row :)

    Calvino Rabeni: It is from a previous activity that involved dancing. I was shifting my awareness to "being as spin"

    SophiaSharon Larnia: ah :)

    SophiaSharon Larnia: spent a lot of my time trying to still the spin, or what seeing is in the middle of the spin

    Storm Nordwind: You need the Eye of the Storm ;)

    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles.... yes :))

    Calvino Rabeni: See, you can do 9-sec during the spin, no problem

    Calvino Rabeni: The "I" of the spin

    SophiaSharon Larnia: i would think that would take a practiced type of mindfulness

    SophiaSharon Larnia: staying awake and not falling asleep as it were in being busy

    Calvino Rabeni: makes sense

    SophiaSharon Larnia: I though you were in retreat Storm :)

    Storm Nordwind: Ah... change of plans... various reasons... the retreat is not going ahead, numbers fell right off

    SophiaSharon Larnia: ah sorry about that

    Storm Nordwind: There will be next year in January perhaps.

    Storm Nordwind: And too late to go to Malta now as air fares have tripled

    SophiaSharon Larnia: !! wow

    Storm Nordwind: I appreciate your asking though :)

    genesis Zhangsun: too bad

    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes too bad for Malto too

    Storm Nordwind: Malto sounds like a wonderful drink! ;)

    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes!

    SophiaSharon Larnia: so... is the Storm 'I' or do I already know the answer to that?

    SophiaSharon Larnia: (refering to Calvino's new tag)

    Calvino Rabeni: (referring to Storm's tag)

    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs.


    Storm Nordwind: My tag refers to events from last Monday.

    SophiaSharon Larnia doesnt mind being stuck with Storm anytime :)

    SophiaSharon Larnia: lol

    Storm Nordwind blushes

    Calvino Rabeni: Baby it's cold outside

    Calvino Rabeni: ... so, how's the 9-sec thing going, anyway ...

    SophiaSharon Larnia: now Ive got that song in my head :)

    Calvino Rabeni: On a practical note, I'm wondering about a choice of language in telling people about it - does "mindfulness" or "awareness" seem more workable?

    Storm Nordwind: They may refer to different things with many people

    Calvino Rabeni: Of course, but when you publish on the WWW, one needs to choose based on an average or something

    Calvino Rabeni: Customized to an individual is not always an option

    Calvino Rabeni: I'm thinking "awareness" seems better for that

    Storm Nordwind: Try the two in a sentence and see.

    Storm Nordwind: However, I would choose awareness for several reasons

    SophiaSharon Larnia: awareness leads to mindfulness

    Storm Nordwind: It is a more open term and has less baggage specific to religious practices

    Storm Nordwind: It is also more ambiguous - and that can be a good thing in an intro to inspire questions

    Storm Nordwind: It has an air of spontaneity about it too - in accord with play - whereas mindfulness seems rather deliberate

    Storm Nordwind: But your mileage may vary! ;D

    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks, the third reason hadn't occurred to me.

    Calvino Rabeni: So be it, with the magic of a global search and replace, mindfulness becomes awareness

    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Flux

    genesis Zhangsun: Hey Flux

    Flux Constantine: hi

    SophiaSharon Larnia: and bye Flux and everyone, I'm off the throw some prims around :) Have fun all

    Flux Constantine: honesty is the beast's policy? :)

    Storm Nordwind: Bye SophiaSharon. have fun!

    genesis Zhangsun: bye SophiaSharon


    Flux Constantine: anything exciting happening here?

    Storm Nordwind: It varies Flux

    Flux Constantine: oops, sorry

    Flux Constantine: about the bell

    Storm Nordwind: Right now we're kind of quiet :)

    Storm Nordwind: Is this your first visit here?

    Flux Constantine: no, I've been here a couple times now

    Storm Nordwind: Ah... right... I have a memory like a... er ...

    Storm Nordwind chuckles

    Flux Constantine: I wanted to wake up, but I think I'm better at putting the people around me to sleep :)

    Storm Nordwind: Haha!

    Storm Nordwind: Have you tried the 9 second practice that people sometimes discuss here?

    Flux Constantine: I did for quite a while, but recently I've fallen out of it

    Storm Nordwind: How did you find it (if you want to share) and what do you think caused the tail off?

    Flux Constantine: I encountered one of Stim's RL students in an online forum several years ago

    Storm Nordwind: Interesting

    Flux Constantine: I'm not sure the practice "works" for me anymore. it feels... redundant, maybe

    Storm Nordwind: You mean that you have any beneficial effects some other way now?

    Flux Constantine: I think I turned myself into a ghost

    Flux Constantine: I can hardly be seen at all...

    genesis Zhangsun: what do you mean by that Flux?

    Flux Constantine: bbl

    Storm Nordwind: Please excuse me too. Early night calls :)

    Storm Nordwind waves

    genesis Zhangsun: bye Storm!

    Calvino Rabeni: _/!\_


    genesis Zhangsun: bye Calvino!

    genesis Zhangsun: take care

    Calvino Rabeni: You too - have a good day genesis

    Calvino Rabeni: Arch is here, but inactive I think, so I'll depart

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