2010.03.11 19:00 - Barking Up the Right Tree

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Paradise Tennant. The comments are by  Calvino, Eliza, Stevenaia

    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Paradise, Calvino :)
    Paradise Tennant: Eliza ! Calvino gtsy :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello !
    Paradise Tennant: how are you two tonight :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Well thanks, You?
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm well - Para, you remind me of dinner
    Eliza Madrigal: ?
    Calvino Rabeni: I had shrimp
    Paradise Tennant: very well thanks :) lol I know sort of seafood entree !
    Calvino Rabeni: :)
    Eliza Madrigal sees paradise as a cloud and might be missing something :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, must be mermaided still
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes :)
    Eliza Madrigal: look at those synapses go... haha.. sloooowly
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, that's what it is, heh
    Paradise Tennant: how was the working group weekend Eliza ? that has come and gone no ?
    Calvino Rabeni: Coming up I think?
    Eliza Madrigal: Yes, next week. Am looking forward to it :)
    Eliza Madrigal: What is the weather like there now, Cal?
    Paradise Tennant: ah yes I can well imagine really enjoyed being there last summer :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Hopefully we'll get much accomplished
    Calvino Rabeni: Has been warm and bright, cooling trend, slight case of scattered showers, more expected overnight
    Eliza Madrigal: Its been difficult to coordinate sometimes with various schedules, so we make a lot of the one hr we meet every week
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, so I still need to lug around my coat ;-)
    Calvino Rabeni: Signs point to Yes
    Eliza Madrigal: (people on airplanes dislike my coat because of what it does to the suitcase I'm too um, thrifty, to check
    Eliza Madrigal: )
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Calvino Rabeni: Speaking of guardians, there were four at lunch today
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, tell :)
    Calvino Rabeni: No explanations required :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Where were Pema, SSL, Hana, and myself
    Eliza Madrigal: topics?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: It was a pleasure to meet SophiaSharon in RL after a recent online chat; we took a walk by the pond and forest, and crossed a rickety suspension bridge, risking death or a dunk.
    Eliza Madrigal: Ooh how exciting :))))
    Calvino Rabeni: Real water
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: no better way to bond than through danger... hahah
    Paradise Tennant: she is charming :)
    Calvino Rabeni: And real rain from the sky
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes quite true
    Eliza Madrigal nods to Paradise
    Calvino Rabeni: So have you had any tasty dangers lately? :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Its an interesting thing that pab has such rl dimensions now...
    Eliza Madrigal: so many overlaps
    Calvino Rabeni: e.g. meeting a new chihuahua could be a tasty danger - grrrr!
    Eliza Madrigal: Alas, not so many (tasty adventures)... just the usual explorations within my simple little life....
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: A new book that is intriguing?
    Eliza Madrigal: And you Paradise?
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah, well inner dangers are another matter :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Answering a previous question, one lunch topic was "pets"
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Inner dangers work for me :)
    Paradise Tennant: ahh kk
    Eliza Madrigal wonders if Paradise has met Bleu's dog (in the village) yet
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: What kind of dog?
    Eliza Madrigal giggles
    Calvino Rabeni: ****Howlllzzzzzzzz****
    Eliza Madrigal: :)))
    Eliza Madrigal: Is this a sheepdog?
    Calvino Rabeni: :( dldn't get a rise out if 'im
    Eliza Madrigal is looking for eyes
    Paradise Tennant: he looks quite a bit like my rl dog :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I will try that on Gilles :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Yes, Gilles will have something to say about that
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: He has a nice ... tail :)
    Paradise Tennant: my rl dog however does not greet the furniture :)
    Eliza Madrigal: So, Blue doggie.... do you have buddha nature?
    Paradise Tennant: smiles of course !
    Eliza Madrigal: :)))
    Calvino Rabeni: Certainly !
    Eliza Madrigal: I followed up on a link from earlier, speaking of that.... concerning consciousness
    Paradise Tennant: no difference between the buddha 's buddha nature and that of a stray dog or even a very pampered pup :)
    Eliza Madrigal: and all being consciousness
    Eliza Madrigal: Indeed, Paradise :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Does Blue play?
    Eliza Madrigal: hahaha
    Eliza Madrigal: entertaining
    Paradise Tennant: he does tricks for true :)
    Eliza Madrigal: "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, its too dark to read"
    Eliza Madrigal: Groucho :)
    Eliza Madrigal: OOOooH!!!
    Eliza Madrigal: What a fantastic picture.. so sweet
    Eliza Madrigal waves back
    Paradise Tennant: the rl pup is making quite a commotion because there is cheese !
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah... I do that for cheese too
    Eliza Madrigal: ;-)
    Paradise Tennant: i do that for those portugese custard tarts :)
    Eliza Madrigal has a terribly french diet... bread, cheese, red wine...
    Eliza Madrigal: sigh
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Paradise Tennant: which prompts I think a good topic
    Eliza Madrigal listens
    Paradise Tennant: aside fromm the allure of french cuisine :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Paradise Tennant: what does PAB bring to us .. in terms of helping us deal with our "wants" for a better word :)
    Eliza Madrigal: That IS a good topic!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at the dog :) really his ...
    Eliza Madrigal: layered responses arise... first having to do with continuity/regularity
    Eliza Madrigal: wants itself is a tricky thing to get at though...
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Eliza Madrigal: What are your thoughts about this?
    Paradise Tennant: well ..reflection provides distance in a way ..space
    Paradise Tennant: often at a distance ... perspective changes ..
    Eliza Madrigal nods... yes quite important... we develop awareness of that space...
    Eliza Madrigal: sometimes pausing is enough to satisfy something we might have sought 'outside' otherwise...
    Paradise Tennant: perhaps also maybe a glimpse of seeing there is no outside ... :) it all just seems to be .. inside :)
    Eliza Madrigal: indeed
    Eliza Madrigal: there is perhaps also a refinement of desires...
    Eliza Madrigal: development of being able to dip deeper or appreciate longer...
    Eliza Madrigal: something :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Eliza Madrigal smiles at Blue
    Paradise Tennant: such a smart dog@
    Eliza Madrigal: well trained
    Eliza Madrigal: some refinement ;-)
    Paradise Tennant: if you can get through the want ..then really .. the lack of something ..is no longer deprivation :)
    Eliza Madrigal: there is a phrase used in the TSK book 'grazing on space'...
    Paradise Tennant: ahh I really want to spend more time with that book .. you know I don't even a copy of it yet !
    Eliza Madrigal: and I've really appreciated that as a sense of there being hm... satisfaction always available
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh... yes a must
    Paradise Tennant: what a wonderful sentence eliza !
    Eliza Madrigal: Pema and Maxine are going to do a few sessions on it soon
    Eliza Madrigal: we talk about exploring the nature of reality, and for me that phrase touches something there...
    Paradise Tennant: yes very much so
    Eliza Madrigal: It would sound funny to say that to a teenager though....
    Eliza Madrigal: I know because I've tried. haha
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Eliza Madrigal: Hard to imagine that the simplest things can be so enormously rich and worthy
    Paradise Tennant: well .you know at some point he is going to blink and think ..oh ! that is what she meant :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes enormously rich and worthy !
    Eliza Madrigal: :)) I have all idea that they'll think I'm crazy until years after I'm gone
    Eliza Madrigal: WB Cal
    Paradise Tennant: wb cal
    Paradise Tennant: here is the log of what you missed one sec
    Eliza Madrigal: Blue missed you Cal
    Eliza Madrigal: he was howling back
    Calvino Rabeni: Mutual no doubt
    Paradise Tennant: lol well he has settled in now :)
    Eliza Madrigal: awwww
    Eliza Madrigal: Hey Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello
    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: still rezzing
    stevenaia Michinaga: hope I didn;t step on anone
    Eliza Madrigal: Nope, all clear Steve
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: do I see a dog w/o a head?
    Paradise Tennant: steve this is blue :) he has errr " barked" us on the topic of exploring what PAB brings to us in terms of dealing with our "wants" :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: oh it;s still rezzing
    Paradise Tennant: yes .. just not fully apparent yet :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: wants and dropping wants it an interesting topic
    Paradise Tennant: yes eliz used the words  " there is perhaps also a refinement of desires..."

    Eliza Madrigal: and how one might have an urge or something that seems like a want, but pauses and gets distance as paradise was saying, and it no longer is urgent....
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Eliza Madrigal: aware of everything being okay already... of having all one 'needs'
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    Paradise Tennant: nods yes very much so .. when I feel tuned ...in .. life seems just as it should be regardless of the personal perspective :)
    Eliza Madrigal smiles... yes neat way to describe
    Eliza Madrigal: I think the feeling of knowing there is somewhere to talk about these things and share, really enhances that, too....
    Eliza Madrigal: makes one more patient getting through an obstacle during the day, etc
    Eliza Madrigal: like living next door to one's best friend :)
    Eliza Madrigal: one friend with lots of diff. faces... hehe
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes, for me, it's as simple as "saying" something makes it becomes a little more part of me
    stevenaia Michinaga: having this place helps that proces
    Paradise Tennant: yes the reinforcement
    Eliza Madrigal: hmm, yes
    Eliza Madrigal: perspective
    Eliza Madrigal wonders if Cal is exhausted from his visiting today and that's why quiet? :))
    Calvino Rabeni: i am energized
    Eliza Madrigal smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: I feel a little like Blue just a moment ago.... hehee
    Eliza Madrigal: will have to go to bed soon
    Eliza Madrigal: nice way to end the day though. Thanks Much
    Paradise Tennant: lol same here I am afraid ..long day
    Paradise Tennant: thank you all so much ! so nice to see everyone :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: and a long day ahead tomarrow
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: night all
    Paradise Tennant: full of space :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Nite guys :) MMMM
    Paradise Tennant: nite all big wave .. blue sends a bark :)

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