Showing posts from January, 2011

Second Life Travels

Well, I've been hanging out in SL alot these days. After the work is done, kids are sleeping, lunches made... I venture off to my virtual home in the metaverse. I am still enjoying my time in Spirit Nations immensely. It is truly a lovely place with lovely people. It is not a role playing sim, but rather a place where like minded folk gather for story telling, healing circles and more. I gave up my home on Barbados Beach. Rent was good, but you know.... just got the urge to move on. I found a fantastic place  though. I was wandering around, from parcel to parcel, checking out different things. Empty lots, rental cottages, trying to find something just right. I found a place at  Teras Island, owned by Cheswick Properties, and part of the Isles of Cheswick Estates. The homes are all lovely with great sized yards. The lot I'm on is 1280 m2, and each lot has the house already built, but they are great places. Nice quality. Rent is 750L, and has 300 Prims. The Prims don't i

Circling Around the Sun

I often sing 'Light is Returning', the Charlie Murphy song, and I often reflect on: One planet is turning... Circle on her path around the sun... It's such a marvelous thing really. The way the whole thing works. Yes, there is despair and hate and darkness and other horrible things caused by imbalances within our system. But overall, even amidst it all, it's amazing. Sometimes, the water in the sky (the clouds) gently falls upon us in a gentle drizzle, other times the clouds seem to almost throw themselves down to earth in so many spears of wetness. The hues in the sky as we turn away from the sun, and the same similar hues, tho reversed, as we turn back to the sun come morning. The cells in my body attacking foreign invaders, the cells in my body hard at work repairing, after I tear the skin. The unification of a single sperm, who has won a battle amongst many others, in a rather unwelcoming environment, with the receptive egg. Instantaneous division of ce

Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks

Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks ScienceDaily (2011-01-21) -- Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. A new study is the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain's grey matter.

Thich Nhat Hanh - Plum Village - Winter Retreat 2010-11

Thich Nhat Hanh - Plum Village - Winter Retreat 2010-11