04-06 Slipping Into Mindfulness

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    (Eliza Madrigal was the scribe for 5/4-5/6)

    I’ve gone through half-a-dozen drafts, and too many quotes to mention.

    The truth is, all I really want to say isThank You.”

    Thank you for sitting in silence

    Thank You for phrases like “Slipping into Mindfulness”…

    Kallie Kira: do you experience that you can just go into that space without a purpose, without doing it purposely?
    Scathach Rhiadra: like slipping into mindfulness
    genesis Zhangsun: sounds yummy
    genesis Zhangsun: like day dreaming
    genesis Zhangsun: but the opposite

    Thank you for passionate questioning and exploration

    Stim Morane: The only issue is to see more directly what that does and doesn't mean.

    Stim Morane: It only becomes interesting with a lot of meditation practice.
    Stim Morane: Then it's possible to let other dimensions in ... and that's interesting and important for our self-understanding and fulfillment.

    Wol Euler: may I play devil's advocate for a moment, and suggest that this idea is becoming an attachment? I think we are spending a lot of time and an increasing amount of emotion on it, without even knowing what it is. Why do we do this?

    Tarmel: Well eventually the wonderful thing I discovered is that there are constant pointers everywhere and it was that I wasn't seeing them.

    Thank you for mythical creatures who linger near pools and ask wide-eyed questions

    Fael Illyar: Would you mind me asking how you found us?
    Alone Afterthought: search for knowledge
    Alone Afterthought: literally the keyword knowledge brought up your sim name
    Alone Afterthought smiles
    Fael Illyar smiles.

    Wester Kiranov: your honesty is touching
    Fael Illyar: many great insights are stunningly simple :)
    Wester Kiranov: and your worries are very human

    Thank You for a jester’s stage

    Riddle Sideways: it is about time remembered and rerun of past enjoyments
    Adams Rubble: and a bit of maddness
    Riddle Sideways: it is about revisiting a space that pleased us
    Riddle Sideways: about a part of our reality that is always just back there
    Adams Rubble: yes, an interpretation of the real maddness of a time past
    Riddle Sideways: when you see somebody smile and laugh at seemingly nothing
    Riddle Sideways: do you think they laugh at you
    Riddle Sideways: or laugh at themselves

    Adams Rubble: they mostly look oddly at me (giggles)

    For deep-seeking eyes

    Mickorod Renard: that was what we were thinking Ara
    Mickorod Renard: whether we are connected to a central ,,,thing
    Fefonz Quan: at least what i heard about the locust, is that you can see his mind 'switch' to a total different mode of action when in the group.
    aurel Miles: Jung says humans share it
    Rish Bleriot: Jung went to football matches I’m sure
    aurel Miles: big Hotspurs fan, no doubt.
    arabella Ella: collective intelligence is attributed to humans when they follow the crowd to adopt for example new technology as a crowd after the early adopter stage and after the technology has gone beyond the tipping point

    For myriad windows into that which is enriching, sweet, and true

    Eos Amaterasu: it's like when I saw my son when he was first born, his eyes were wide open, with lots of awareness
    Eos Amaterasu: but just a wide open question
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods
    Eos Amaterasu: I'm from a question, from where was I born?
    Eos Amaterasu: and on the road to a question, where do I "go"?
    Eos Amaterasu: and sometimes catching the suspension of being here
    Eos Amaterasu: and meanwhile there's all this phenomenality
    Eos Amaterasu: I hear the birds in SL
    Eos Amaterasu: and in RL
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods.
    Eos Amaterasu: and am talking with one :-)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire grins, peeps
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: so..sometimes..you..find yourself "here"
    Eos Amaterasu: you realize you're here, or that you exist, or things exist, are happening
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods. I think i understand what you are saying, here.
    Eos Amaterasu: and then you encounter people with whom you can share that
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: who might just..might...get it.
    Eos Amaterasu: both in the touching of it and missing, not being able to touch it
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: nods
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: that...i know i do get.

    Thank You for turning over those familiar stones

    Strannik Zipper: I was thinking about #1 - right in the beginning where Obi Wan is trying to see the future, but Qui gon advices him to "attend to the living force"
    Strannik Zipper: which apparently can only be experienced in the present
    Pikachu Nakamura: Perhaps Obi-Wan was a Jedi with ADD.
    Tarmel Udimo: well the whole idea of the Force is about being totally present and in the moment as the way to connect to it

    …For drawing thoughts and plans out clearly

    stevenaia Michinaga: The idea was to begin to accumulate thoughts one what teh makeup, contents, "Program" would be for an eventaul Real Life retreat for our group...this could include "activity places" and what the form or cotents of such spaces should include.

    stevenaia Michinaga: since we are non-denominational.. or all denominational, iconograpgy of sorts  would be inappropriate
    stevenaia Michinaga: but symbolism might be... we have a logo, it may be a place to start

    Fefonz Quan: well steve, you managed to get more than 4 11 letters words in one sentence!

    sophia Placebo: ideas then become clearer with time , some people may say that they change their mind all the time but that’s the nature of those ideas
    sophia Placebo: not from nowhere but maybe from many sources that are not yet connected

    Pila Mulligan: Steve asked people to let images arise during their pauses/contemplations and to then share those ideas
    Pila Mulligan: my feeling is we have a ways to go before it becomes tangible, but that the idea is doable eventually

    And then Letting tenderness be.

    Pema Pera: but what happened was what usually happens:

    Pema Pera: once I see, really see
    Pema Pera: I realize "seeing is enough"
    Pema Pera: and nothing needs to be done, changed, altered, beyond a simple acknowledgment
    Pema Pera: even with a sense of shame and regret, the main thing is to avoid making similar mistakes
    aurel Miles nods
    Pema Pera: and the only way to do that is by really seeing what damage I have done, unwittingly
    Pema Pera: and so we all learn, day by day, step by step
    Pema Pera: and the more sensitive we get, the more flaws we begin to see in ourselves, really funny :-)

    Paradise Tennant: Mostly I think it lies with us believing so firmly we are distinct and separate when in reality we are very much one connected thing .. by surrendering to what really is .. the disconnect diminishes .. bit by bit

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