2009.09.10 19:00 - Dealing with Monkey Mind

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Sylectra.

    doug Sosa: hi, gbye.
    Eos Amaterasu: HI Sylectra
    Sylectra Darwin: ah, well met :)
    Sylectra Darwin: hi Eos, Paradise.
    Eos Amaterasu: Hello Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: hello eos ... sylectra :)
    Sylectra Darwin: Eos, what do you have on your t shirt?
    Eos Amaterasu: Ah.... the sun :-)
    Eos Amaterasu: It's an Astronomy t-shirt
    Sylectra Darwin: oh cool!
    Eos Amaterasu: It also goes along with my name "amaterasu", who is the shinto sun goddess
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Sylectra Darwin: I can't remember if you wore that last time I saw you.
    Eos Amaterasu: I don't recall seeing you in a while.. it might have been a Kanonji t shirt, with a circuly swhirl
    Sylectra Darwin: neat.
    Sylectra Darwin: how are you guys?
    Eos Amaterasu: I've been in a constant swhirl of activity all day
    Paradise Tennant: :)) very well thanks ..just making a cup of tea :)
    Paradise Tennant: winding down :)
    Eos Amaterasu: I looked forward to coming here for a bit
    Sylectra Darwin: nods
    Sylectra Darwin: make a cup for me?
    Sylectra Darwin: thank you.
    Sylectra Darwin: Ahhhh
    Eos Amaterasu hears the famous Green Tea whispering
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Eos Amaterasu: Thanks, Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: not quite as tasty as my rl lemon mint but .. sigh .. in the virtual world there are limitations
    Sylectra Darwin: lemon mint is good! I have quite a collection
    Paradise Tennant: me too ...:) it is kind of an addiction to variety in a way ...
    Sylectra Darwin: I am thinking about variety and simplicity because I am listening to a good book on CD in the car.
    Paradise Tennant: which one :)
    Sylectra Darwin: It's called Eat, Pray Love - you probably already read it?
    Paradise Tennant: yes loved the italian part best !
    Sylectra Darwin: Just finished that and now delving into her challenges with meditation. :)
    Sylectra Darwin: She is very Type A so it's hard to shut off her monkey mind.
    Paradise Tennant: yes :)
    Sylectra Darwin: She's in this ashram trying to focus on meditating and her mind keeps interrupting.
    Sylectra Darwin: Steven L)
    Sylectra Darwin: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: :) hello
    Paradise Tennant: she has an engaging style .. enjoyed it
    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve :)
    Sylectra Darwin: Nice of you to "drop" in
    stevenaia Michinaga: welcome back Sylectra
    Sylectra Darwin: thank you!
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: Hello Paradise, Eos
    Sylectra Darwin: I see by your shirtless state that you are still enjoying summer, to the last.
    Sylectra Darwin: JMe too.
    stevenaia Michinaga: the nice thing about the weather in Sl, it's always warm here
    Sylectra Darwin: I was just telling the others about the book on CD i have been listening to in the car, Eat , Pray, Love.
    Sylectra Darwin: Always warm :)
    Sylectra Darwin: Except in the snow sims, which are virtually cold.
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods
    stevenaia Michinaga: If I could digress a moment and thank Eos for weaving Appearences within the "gift" conversations from the other night
    Eos Amaterasu: ?
    stevenaia Michinaga: I;m sure it was a little part of the conversatiions but one of the members was talking about gifts with stringes and I believe it was you and paradise that provided a wonderful new perspective for him
    Paradise Tennant: yes I remember talking about .. it .. but still blinking a bit :)
    Sylectra Darwin: oh how nice, wish I had been there - I'll have to check the log.
    stevenaia Michinaga: well it turn the conversation nicely in any case, ler me track down the log so we can post the linl
    Paradise Tennant: kk actually I find I always come away with something from these sessions and interesting perspective, thought , new book - something I did not know :) newly discovered
    Paradise Tennant: *an
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://playasbeing.wik.is/Chat_Logs/...9%3a00_-_Gifts
    stevenaia Michinaga: opps, not you Eos
    stevenaia Michinaga: my error
    Eos Amaterasu feels, "not insane", I didn't just have a huge memory gap :-)
    stevenaia Michinaga: but if you were there, I'm sure your comments would be most insightful :)
    Sylectra Darwin: haha, nice save, Stevie.
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: hmm
    Paradise Tennant: we could talk about patience ... it is one of life's greatest gifts
    Sylectra Darwin: Paradise, the tea is a fun distraction.
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Paradise Tennant: beckett ..i believe said the reward of patience is patience :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, one of the fuw atributes I possess that seems to annoy many people
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: *few
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Sylectra Darwin: yes, Steven is annoying with his patience :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: patience seems to have a strange affect on those who are in a rush
    Eos Amaterasu: patience is so vast, it's already there, includes everything
    Paradise Tennant: an element that dramatically seems to change things ..its absence for example ..creates a different reality
    Paradise Tennant: very well put
    Sylectra Darwin: I am now driving about half an hour to work, and I think about the miindsets of the people that are trying to go faster in rraffic than everyone around them. Rushing is quite beside the point in that case.
    Paradise Tennant: is it a discipline or a perceptual ..shift ..?
    Eos Amaterasu can be that way, rushing in traffic
    Sylectra Darwin: one could beget the other.
    stevenaia Michinaga: seems meditation through life can only result in patience
    Eos Amaterasu: yeah, paying attention is both perceptual shift and discipline
    Eos Amaterasu: and attention is not going anywhere :-)
    Paradise Tennant: ;) yes
    Eos Amaterasu: I live in Nova Scotia. My brother said once, it's hard to get to, because it's not on the way to anywhere
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Jake
    stevenaia Michinaga: have a seat
    Sylectra Darwin: Hi Jake, welcome.
    Paradise Tennant: :) loves nova scotia .. a beautiful setting to be patient in :)
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Jake
    Paradise Tennant: hiya jake
    stevenaia Michinaga: we record the conversations here and post them on the grops Wiki, is it ok to record you?
    Sylectra Darwin: All, this is Jake. He has met Pema though a while ago.
    Jake1 Silvercloud: hi guys
    Sylectra Darwin: ok to record you, Jake?
    Jake1 Silvercloud: sure
    Sylectra Darwin: cool, thanks
    stevenaia Michinaga: wonders what is an " Ian armchair physicist working on a theoretical physics paper"
    Sylectra Darwin: We were talking about situations tht seem to require patience.
    Eos Amaterasu: The 9 secs can require patience :-)
    Paradise Tennant: hmm i find it more like a refreshing long slow breath out...
    Paradise Tennant: sort of a letting go
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: it always offers a perspective change
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: even for a moment, the pause that refreshes
    Eos Amaterasu: that kind of letting go is patience, ....
    Paradise Tennant: I think a big element of patience is accepting the now .. the letting go ..or surrender to the moment.. versus the enormous energy required by trying to exerty your will on a situation.. where usually it is of little import :)
    Sylectra Darwin: guys, sorry but I need to go now...minir but urgent fire to put out.
    Sylectra Darwin: Please stay and chat. Enjoy.
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye e=sylectra
    Sylectra Darwin: hehe
    Paradise Tennant: nice to see you again .. sylectra :)
    Eos Amaterasu: bye Sylectra
    Sylectra Darwin: buy Steven
    stevenaia Michinaga: children runnin amok
    Sylectra Darwin: Nice to see all of you guys :)
    Sylectra Darwin: thank you, come again!
    stevenaia Michinaga: patience seems to be one of the things that is left when you drop the rush
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Eos Amaterasu: I was listening today to someone who says when she goes into a coaching or teaching situation she goes empty, doesn't prepare
    stevenaia Michinaga: and here I sit watching a show about "Speeders" in the background
    Eos Amaterasu: and then what emerges is on target
    Paradise Tennant: :) hangs head got a massive speeding ticket not too long ago lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: that is supposed to teach you patience, Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: hm yes .. targeted to what her students needed on an individual basis
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and nods at steve ... :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: jake, have you known Pema long?
    stevenaia Michinaga: distracted I presume
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Eos Amaterasu: need body language
    stevenaia Michinaga: the nodding head?
    Paradise Tennant: well I should scoot too.. the dog was in the lake today ..so if I don't want to be sleeping with the fragrant scent of lake ontario .. he needs a bath ! :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods
    stevenaia Michinaga: good to see you all again
    Eos Amaterasu: Ditto, time to sleep, thnx, bye all
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite all :)) be well :)))
    stevenaia Michinaga: night
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