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This is the place to Bee Inspired and share your inspirational stories, quotes and blogs with others. Let's create a hive of encouragement, inspiration and light...together! All faiths, all creeds, all inspirational wisdom are welcome!
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  1. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    A Little Food For Thought
    A Little Food For ThoughtThanksgiving has come and gone once again here in the United States, and as I sit here contemplate yet another year gone by, this all too brief Holiday gives me food for thought. I’m sure you're familiar with the term "six degrees of...
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  2. ProducerIrene Hackett

    Irene Hackett

    22/10/2016
    SURVIVAL OF THE WEAKEST
    SURVIVAL OF THE WEAKEST“Communities which are very strong, very rigid, that do not take into account the weak points of the community, the people who are in difficulty, tend to be communities that do not evolve.” And when they evolve, it's generally by a very strong...
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    Irene Hackett
    02/12/2016 #89 Anonymous
    #88 Yes @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, LePichon touches the core of a truth we may be afraid to admit or not yet ready to accept when he says human beings "are not adults in full possession of their means" and our fragility is at the "heart of humanity". You are right to say our understanding of these truths will help us to understand ourselves and others. I appreciate your feedback and the support in sharing.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/12/2016 #88 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    “Human people are not adults in full possession of their means.” is a powerful statement in a quiet way. "The fragility is the essence of men and women, and it is at the heart of humanity. And once you realize that, you accept your own fragility." is important to heed because once we come to terms with ourselves, we can understand suffering within others and ourselves.
    Irene Hackett
    02/12/2016 #87 Anonymous
    #85 Yes @Sarah Elkins, LePichon is truly an "'exceptional human being". Quite relevant & insightful that you recognize AI as a phenomenon that could make us realize the value in all that it means to be human. I love that insight! Thanks so much for this idea contribution and for your positive feedback.
    Irene Hackett
    02/12/2016 #86 Anonymous
    #84 Yes, Oneness'! Thank you @Cyndi wilkins for your supportive comment.
    Sarah Elkins
    02/12/2016 #85 Sarah Elkins
    Weak. Fragile. Vulnerable. Those words used to be criticism and insults. But now, as we humans start to consider what makes us human in relation to the very real, very near potential of AI, the values in those words are changing. I recognized the name, Le Pichon, from studying plate tectonics with our sons during Earth science classes in school. I had no idea what else made him such an exceptional human being. Thank you, @Irene Hackett, for bringing this story to beBee.
    Cyndi wilkins
    01/12/2016 #84 Cyndi wilkins
    The correlation here between the bones of the Earth and our own human skeletal structure is a beautiful representation of how we are all strengthened by caring for our more vulnerable layers...This is "Oneness" at it's best Irene;-) Absolutely lovely!
    Irene Hackett
    01/12/2016 #83 Anonymous
    #81 I thank you dear @Joel Anderson - means a lot coming from you! 😄
    Irene Hackett
    01/12/2016 #82 Anonymous
    #80 Agreed dear @Deb Helfrich 🐝 - always appreciate your input, thank you 😄
    Joel Anderson
    01/12/2016 #81 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done @Irene Hackett
    Deb Helfrich  🐝
    01/12/2016 #80 Deb Helfrich 🐝
    A must re-read by @Irene Hackett. We have to keep adjusting our focus to the whole, to the sustainability of communities and the planet as integrated, interdependent ecosystems.
    Irene Hackett
    16/11/2016 #79 Anonymous
    #78 So glad you enjoyed the message @Lisa Vanderburg - thx for stopping by and commenting.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    16/11/2016 #78 Lisa Vanderburg
    Wow. What a beautiful truth, that through weakness, we are strong - I applaud you @Irene Hackett!
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    05/11/2016 #77 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    I like the nature

    blessing
    Irene Hackett
    25/10/2016 #76 Anonymous
    #75 Yes @Praveen Raj Gullepalli - a truth that may be necessary in practice for our positive evolution.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/10/2016 #75 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #74 Nature is telling us...through the birds...the bees...the trees...the fractals...the forms...etc...of the interdependence that is essential for both survival and evolution. Any development outside the frameworks of interdependence could only be called one thing - Cancer.
    Irene Hackett
    25/10/2016 #74 Anonymous
    #72 As we become aware of our same essential nature, we may also become aware of our interdependence. It may be one and the same concept.
    Irene Hackett
    25/10/2016 #73 Anonymous
    #71 Yes, that is an interesting title, especially for a young adult book! Fear is an important & necessary emotion - it prepares us, strengthens us in confronting danger. Issues can develop when we are imagining danger where there is no real threat before us, but the thought that there is!
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/10/2016 #72 Harvey Lloyd
    #67 @Irene Hackett These styled discussions always make me think of musical chairs. Everyone is focused on the music and the empty chair that is closest to them. Our society, through systems, have initiated and nearly perfected, the game of musical chairs. We focus on the media or social alignment, music and our ability to seek success and joy, the chair.

    Neither of these goals are bad, it's the game. I don't play within that circus. I don't require the music or reflection of media to find my peace and joy. I will have to say, a lounge chair and a umbrella drink is required to watch the game from a distance:)

    "Oneness" i don't believe is the same as interdependence. This may be splitting hairs, but interdependence requires me to understand your journey and how we might benefit from each other. Oneness means that i need to not only share the journey but also belief systems. In this you and i can't be one. This journey of oneness is reserved for our spouses. I can share a portion of others journeys and each can benefit for the time.

    Our answer for interdependence is a homogenized viewpoint that i feel is ground zero for some of our cultural issues. We are requesting oneness in our belief systems when this is next to impossible. We have all refined our systems from our perspectives and the journey has showed us wisdom. In this we are each unique, not one. We can all share a portion of a journey over time but we can't all live in a journey that has been homogenized.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/10/2016 #71 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #70 I remember reading Alistair MacLean's fiction through middle school...there was one bestseller called - Fear is the Key...the title kinda stayed with me. Fear can both lock as well as unlock doors. Depending in how we respond to it.
    Irene Hackett
    24/10/2016 #70 Anonymous
    #69 Well said @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Taking that 'stand' is so powerful - it is that fear you mention that disempowers us - it takes courage to face it.
  3. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc
    Lady Love
    Lady LoveDonna was her name. A wonderful woman. Always busy. Working hard. Christmas was approaching. She loved this time of the year. Cosy houses, candles burning. Presents around the Christmas tree. Happy children's eyes. Her smile was mysterious. Nobody...
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    02/12/2016 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #6 thanks so much for your time and effort to comment on the article, @Rene Winteraeken
    Rene Winteraeken
    02/12/2016 #6 Rene Winteraeken
    Lovely story, keep on writing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #4 love your comments, dear Supermarket, be nice to @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Faithful clients will be rewarded with wonderful presents!!!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc..hahaha😂😂😂😂..😘😘😘😘 OMG...and the fairy tale could be a sign...I'm always in the supermarket...one of my favorite places..😂😂😂..🤗🤗🤗 can't stop laughing. Hmm like that romance story, especially the four legs ...hahaha 😊😚 not sure if to blush or go below the covers... Thanks my friend...I will never ask you for a horror story! This will be my Christmas treasure...ahhh...🎁🎁🎁🎁anything you want is inside my fairy godmother @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #2 thanks @Deb Helfrich 🐝. Love your words here on beBee.
    Deb Helfrich  🐝
    01/12/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich 🐝
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley - Stop whatever you are doing and feeling and read the truth ~ Life is as simple as asking! There is power in asking. There is power in believing. And there is power in exuding love, even when you aren't quite sure where the intended target is.

    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc, You have a soul full of gifts. Magical powers with words that summon images that tickle our beings into joy!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    Christmas present for @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Enjoy!!!
  4. Max Carter

    Max Carter

    30/11/2016
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  5. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    30/11/2016
    The Best Motivation Video 2017 - HARD TIMES

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    The Best Motivation Video 2017 - HARD TIMES
    The Best Motivation Video 2017 - HARD TIMES I hope you will like video, if you do hit that Like button and dont forget to Comment and Subscribe. Suport my channel - Become Patron...
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  6. ProducerPrakashan B.V

    Prakashan B.V

    29/11/2016
    How About A New Direction To Life?
    How About A New Direction To Life?Background: I like this saying, "An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship".Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put us down unless we allow it to get inside us.The turning point of my life came the day I...
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    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the brilliant buzz, Prakashan. I reminded of that saying: whatever doesn't kill me will only make me stronger. Keep buzzing, my friend!
  7. ProducerPatricia Phelan Clapp M.A.
    Searching for Dimes: Finding Reasons to Believe
    Searching for Dimes: Finding Reasons to BelieveThe Boss sings about it. Self-help gurus write about it. Yet most of us us simply don't get it.That's pretty much where I was about six years ago.I had two high school kids, my own business and most of my days were spent days dodging a curve ball or...
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    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Interesting story and nice buzz, Patricia, thanks for sharing. I think this post helps exemplify that the power of faith and positive thinking can have a huge effect in getting one to move in the direction toward success. Just don't get "nickled and dimed" along the way (lol). I'm sharing this on three hives and following you. Keep buzzing onward and upward!
  8. Producertony buwawa

    tony buwawa

    26/11/2016
    10 KEYS - THE MYSTERY OF CONSISTENT PRAYER
    10 KEYS - THE MYSTERY OF CONSISTENT PRAYERLIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS 12:12 (ESV) "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." 1.The more you pray , the more the revelation and the more the revelation the more strength that comes to pray the more until...
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    tony buwawa
    30/11/2016 #2 tony buwawa
    Thanks Donna . Have a lovely day . God bless you .
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @tony buwawa...to pray is to prepare to face each day and moment stronger. The world is not too big for prayer...if anything even the smallest prayer to our Father can make a big impact in our world. Thank you for this
  9. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    He keeps coming back: Mr. Grinch
    He keeps coming back: Mr. GrinchIts that time of the year again.Yes, it's the season I love the most of all each and every year. It's the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ by way of a special date of memorial. As with everything else in the world, commercialism has indeed...
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    Susan Rooks
    30/11/2016 #4 Susan Rooks
    Grinch be gone, says @Donna-Luisa Eversley! And I agree. Clever and fun post, and thanks so much!
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thank YOU, DL, for this beautifully written buzz, filled with holiday cheer. We all need to get in the spirit of the season as December approaches. Wishing you all the best!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #1 Hahaha @Franci Eugenia Hoffman ..well well my friend I Loveee your poem response... Maybe we need a #warongrinchaton... Hahaha

    Thank you very much 🐝🐝☕☕
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/11/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    My friend, so dear
    I'm sending you cheer
    May that Christmas tree
    Shine a light so bright
    Only those that care
    Can feel the spirit we share

    Grinch, you grumpy old heel
    You’re not even real
    You’re green pigment
    Is only a figment
    Of those that believe

    To those that are Merry
    You’re not even scary
    So ta-ta my dearie
    From us that are cheery

    Hey Grinch, did you know
    This Christmas, you’re a no-show
    Ho-ho ho-ho

    I hope your holidays are lovely and full of merriment, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I love your beautiful picture!
  10. ProducerAndrew Books

    Andrew Books

    28/11/2016
    The Mentor Was The Leader Of The Band
    The Mentor Was The Leader Of The Band1979 was a pretty good year.That's when Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister in the UK, Michael Jackson released his breakthrough album "Off The Wall,"  and a little known cable network with an untried all-sports format was born in Bristol,...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/11/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Nice story, Andrew, that sends a good message - follow your passion. Thank you for sharing.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Andy. I like your storytelling technique. My better half is a teacher and I always remind her of how important her job is in the lives and futures of the students. I recall being introverted and awkward in high school with little confidence. That is, until my English teacher helped me pursue my talent for writing. Put simply, it was a game changer for me. This is a good example of the "Power of One." Keep buzzing and rock on!
  11. ProducerPaul Kearley 🐝
    Paul's Blog: Commitment
    Paul's Blog: Commitment“I want to be more fit” she said. “Good for you!” I said back, “when do you want to start?”“On my birthday in two months.” she said…Really?Is she alone in putting things off?Nope. It’s easy to speak a commitment and then do nothing. Often, we feel...
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    Paul Kearley 🐝
    29/11/2016 #9 Paul Kearley 🐝
    #5 @Renée Cormier 🐝 you have hit on a very important component with Commitment: It must become a habit. Something that we do unconsciously... like crawling out of bed and putting on our gym clothes automatically.
    Great comment!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Great advice @Paul Kearley 🐝... to want to , means we have to make it an action immediately!
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the inspirational advice, Paul. I think the commitment of many people will once again be tested with the annual New Year's resolutions upcoming. Good buzz!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/11/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I like this post-Paul. We need to get up off our arse and get it done. Wishing is not the answer and won't help cause. I think I'll print this out and keep it an obvious place. #5 Great comment, Renee.
    Renée Cormier  🐝
    29/11/2016 #5 Renée Cormier 🐝
    #4 #2 On a personal note, I work out five days a week and I go to the gym as early as I can. For me, the key to being able to commit to regular exercise is to get my gym clothes on before I eat my breakfast and don't get into email or writing or anything else before I work out. It may seem like too much for people to work out 5 days a week, but I know that if I commit to 3 days, I will get lazy and not go at all. I can't have too many days off in a row. I have to treat it like it is part of my regular work day. The other thing I do is challenge my muscles. When I first started, just being in the gym was a challenge, so I only did what I could do consistently. Now that I am into it, I challenge myself and because I do that, I can see changes in my shape and muscles. That in itself motivates me to keep going and not lose anything I've worked so hard for. In the old days, I used to work out 3 days a week, and I never really saw results. Now that I go more often, I see the difference. I also have a back up plan in case there is a snow storm or a commitment that interferes with my regular gym time. I have exercises that I can do at home so that there is no excuse ever.

    My experience is that people make time for things that are important to them. That is where adjusting your values comes in. I value my work out time because it keeps me sane (I work alone a lot and need to get out). Working out also keeps me fit, makes me feel good and keeps me healthy. All great reasons to choose to be fit. When I think of the alternative, I know I would hate every day of my life watching my belly get fatter, never seeing people, feeling lethargic and eventually losing my good health. Who wants that?
    Paul Kearley 🐝
    29/11/2016 #4 Paul Kearley 🐝
    #2 so very sad but so very true. It's much easier to talk about it than it is to do it. They don't commit usually because they don't think they will finish it and so they avoid the guilty feelings. Thanks for commenting @Sarah Elkins
    Paul Kearley 🐝
    29/11/2016 #3 Paul Kearley 🐝
    #1 ah yes my old friend status quo. The glue that keeps us in the sameness canoe. I did a keynote last week on "the ART of Intentional living, and the premise was simply this: The reward has to weigh more than the effort... Therin lies the problem with commitment... the end does not, in their opinion match what they have to do or give up. Thank you so much for commenting for @Renée Cormier 🐝.
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #2 Sarah Elkins
    "On my birthday in two months." Oh dear. Like people who wait until January 1 to start working out, or people who wait until Valentine's Day to share their love, people who make future dates to start something not only avoid starting, they avoid the guilty feelings of not following through. It's sad. Good reminder, @Paul Kearley 🐝.
    Renée Cormier  🐝
    28/11/2016 #1 Renée Cormier 🐝
    Good timing, Paul. I just posted a blog on the battle between change and sameness. Your friend needs to adjust her personal values and philosophy and be religious about her commitment if she wants to change her fitness level at all. I'm sure you know that, though. :)
  12. Max Carter

    Max Carter

    29/11/2016
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  13. Jason Versey

    Jason Versey

    29/11/2016
    Jason Versey
    Can ONE Man Change The World Through Fashion? | The Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com It’s becoming more and more evident to me that, in this day and age, there seems to be a significant thoughtful awakening of consciousness afoot that is...
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  14. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    26/11/2016
    Leadership is... About Who We Are Leading
    Leadership is... About Who We Are LeadingI’m in the midst of getting my materials ready for the Leadership course I will be teaching this coming January at the University of British Columbia. I have also just returned from 10 days in Saudi Arabia where I was facilitating two courses on...
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    Mohammed Sultan
    28/11/2016 #5 Mohammed Sultan
    @John Whitehead.Thanks for sharing your great experience.The scenario of working relationship in Saudi Arabia is going to change from employee basis relationship to sharing information.The traditional hierarchical relationship which is based on -What can I do for you to help yo do your job? will change to
    a relationship based on- who in the organization depends on me and for what information? leadership model ,then, will change from being people-oriented to being interest- oriented.The organization in Saudi Arabia is an organization of specialists from different perspectives and backgrounds connected together with a "common interest".The leadership challenge facing this sort of an information- based organization will be in promoting people to top- management levels rather than developing rewards and recognition only .On the other hand,Young Sauidis will not be satisfied to be dictated by any leadership model accepted by expatriates or dictated by order and control or forced to play on the conservatives playground on which recognition and rewards are decided based on their position on a specialist ladder rather than a real corporate ladder.For any leader embracing change in Saudi Arabia ,he must be ready for a dislocation in the workplace that may force them to alter everything including their double-ladders.
    Bekka Prideaux
    28/11/2016 #4 Bekka Prideaux
    A timely reminder that if you don't understand the foundational principle of treating others how you want to be treated it is very hard to build any further leadership capability. I think this will help me with a client I am currently working with and coaching - thank you
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    28/11/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Thanks for this insightful post.

    It's worth mentioning that there are countless leadership traits that can be listed, but of all, I presume that excellent character ranks on the top. Without right behavior, what's the use of authority, credentials, expertise or intellect?
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    28/11/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @John Whitehead ...leaders have the privilege of guiding others and hopefully they will inspire followers. You ate correct, it's more about the people who follow when it comes to the subject of training leaders. I think this is not given sufficient emphasis when helping leaders.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, John. I've shared in thee hive with a total of over 100,000 bees. Buzz on, my friend!
  15. ProducerAdam Crane

    Adam Crane

    28/11/2016
    Why do it? -- Told it takes a violist
    Why do it? -- Told it takes a violistWhy would anyone give themselves tons of self-imposed work?Here's the story!When Middle School orchestra director, Julian came to see Adam at his teaching studio in Georgia, the Quest project was born. Julian came for string teaching guidance,...
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  16. ProducerAntonio L Rodríguez del Pozo
    Music styles: Electronic-House-Jazz-House
    Music styles: Electronic-House-Jazz-HouseHi bees, back again to have a quick view on the different music styles, today we will approach a subgenre inside another subgenre and both at the same time rely on the main genre which is Electronic. ...
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    Pedro Gómez
    28/11/2016 #3 Pedro Gómez
    #2 At the end of last year was published the last work of St Germain, with homonymous name "st Germain". It is a work in which mixes traditional African instruments, kora, balafón and others with the usual electronics of the band and the collaboration of African musicians. It is a singular work.
    Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo
    28/11/2016 #2 Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo
    #1 Thanks @Pedro Gómez, your comments are always welcome, by the way have you heard the last work from St Germain? I have not, know that Mr. Ludovic Navarre issued a new work, some months ago and after a gap of years, but did not listen any track.
    Pedro Gómez
    27/11/2016 #1 Pedro Gómez
    Thanks @Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo, a great electronic jazz compilation...I'm a follower of St Germain and Jazzanova but the rest of the material is very interesting...I think it's magic music that creates moments of very special atmospheres ...!!!
  17. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    26/11/2016
    I Still Have Heroes
    I Still Have HeroesAs a young boy, I had two heroes: Superman and Bruce Lee. I often wondered who would be the victor if these two had a wrangle. Luckily the creators of their films and stories never thought the same. The posters that once adorned my walls have long...
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    VDS Brink
    02/12/2016 #24 VDS Brink
    Lovely again Gert! Makes one think ... it is about moving forward, create a better world.

    Above all do this with humility. Ever saw a photo of Allan Gray? A famous advocate being in the news daily coaches a primary school rugby team and helps in the church on Sundays. The late Anton Rupert lived in an ugly house without a garage. Spent hours just talking to his employees.
    Campbell Price
    02/12/2016 #23 Campbell Price
    Interesting post Gert. The four that I know of all needed to leave South Africa to achieve global success. How often do they go back? For Ivan, I suspect he would see his identity more in relation to the cultural stereotype you describe, with the wife can now buy herself a handbag comment. Oscar Pistorius could be explored as an example of a fallen hero. He is also a discussion point for the biggest problem in an otherwise great country. Which I refer to in my first post/ story on beBee.
    Dean Owen
    02/12/2016 #22 Dean Owen
    Hmmm, not sure I would classify the Glencore guy as a hero, but then again I do know quite a bit about Glencore. Trevor Noah for sure! What a guy to have taken over for Jon Stewart. They could not have found a better guy unless he was British and not called Piers.
    Gert Scholtz
    28/11/2016 #21 Gert Scholtz
    #15 @Robert Cormack A very apt remark - these heroes all to a greater or lesser extent fly in the face of convention. Thanks for reading and adding your comments Robert.
    Gert Scholtz
    28/11/2016 #20 Gert Scholtz
    @Stephane Fenner 🐝 Thanks for reading and stopping by Stephane. If I may belabour the SA theme, but it my be of interest to you that the tennis hero Roger Federer's mother was South African. More than that, she was once a pupil at school of my mother, who was a teacher. Small world!
    Gert Scholtz
    28/11/2016 #19 Gert Scholtz
    #17 @Donna-Luisa Eversley Heroes are personal and different for every person - and as you mention they are to inspire and give hope. Thank you kindly for reading and sharing Donna-Luisa.
    Stephane Fenner 🐝
    28/11/2016 #18 Stephane Fenner 🐝
    The word hero depends on one's interpretation. I personally prefer saying I have inspiring characters. This choice comes from the fact that my interpretation of a hero could sound like someone unreal... Elon Musk and others are definitely inspiring.
    Thank you @Gert Scholtz for starting a very interesting debate!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    28/11/2016 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    I still have heroes... Maybe we need to have them because they gives us hope, some incredible resilence to inspire, and look to. My baddest superhero is Jesus... Because I believe and he delivers.

    Whatever ones choice , it's great having heroes. Thanks @Gert Scholtz your examples are great.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/11/2016 #16 Gert Scholtz
    #14 @CityVP Manjit To me Nelson Mandela is beyond a list such as in my post. His leadership, humanity and courage is so much more, and if anything he should be honored in a separate post. Thanks for reading and sharing your experiences Manjit.
    Robert Cormack
    27/11/2016 #15 Robert Cormack
    @Gert Scholtz Heroes are good, regardless of whether they can fly or simply like to fly in the face of convention. Thanks for the post.
    CityVP Manjit
    27/11/2016 #14 CityVP Manjit
    The book I have in my home is special because it is alive every time I open it. I purchased it at Oliver Tambo Airport on the way back home and it is The Long Walk To Freedom. Yes, Nelson Mandela may not be alive now, but that book serves as a living reminder that the heroic does not have to be a human being, but the light of that human being that still remains with us. It is not just what the book is about, but also where I purchased it from - an airport named after another of South Africa's great heroes.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    27/11/2016 #13 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Wonderful reading for a Sunday morning, dear @Gert Scholtz. You're right in being proud of your SA heroes as they stand for a great role model, not only for the South African youth but, also for the youth of other African countries. Spiderman was my hero ... don't even know I survived without injuries to my Spiderman obsession, as I was always jumping walls, trees, rooftops. Thanks for this time traveling moment :). Have a beautiful sunday!
    Paul Walters
    27/11/2016 #12 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz had no idea Elon Musc was a South African! The things you learn on yhis sitr !!!
    Ian Weinberg
    26/11/2016 #11 Ian Weinberg
    Proudly South African ! Thanks for another great post @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    26/11/2016 #10 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Well said Ken. How does effort, luck and natural ability combine? Perhaps best said by another South African, the golfer Gary Player: "The more I practise, the luckier I get".
    Fatima Williams
    26/11/2016 #8 Fatima Williams
    But I also agree that the limits of aspiration are vast and hence we should not limit ourselves! Nice buzz Gert
    Fatima Williams
    26/11/2016 #7 Fatima Williams
    #5 I agree with @Franci Eugenia Hoffman on this one. I believe we are the only ones who decide who we can be 😊
    debasish majumder
    26/11/2016 #6 debasish majumder
    wonderful and inspiring post @Gert Scholtz! your posts are extremely fascinating! informative too! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/11/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I don't have heroes as much as I have role models. I find that some of my role models have been disappointments so I don't put too much faith in some of my selections. I find that as I get older, I look for different qualities to define my role models.
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/11/2016 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you for sharing that list. Maybe I´m missing a gene or something. I don´t think I have heroes. Or ever had. I was especially happy to find Charlize Theron on your list. When someone is as beautiful as she, some have trouble seeing the inner values. I too think she´s great.

    I love to be able to learn about your values from looking at the traits of the people who made it to your list.
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    Michael D. Davis
    26/11/2016 #2 Michael D. Davis
    You understand where I''m coming from @Lisa Gallagher. Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Love the quote above @Michael D. Davis. This is an important message! Social media and use of our PC's is part of life now but we do need to remember that real life is waiting. It's important to take a step back and focus on what is right there in front of us, those who need us and yes, even pamper ourselves. If we don't do these necessary things, we burn out and are of no good to anyone!
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    Emilia M. Ludovino
    26/11/2016 #13 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #11 Hi @Lisa Gallagher! Thank you for reading it, I appreciated. Lol, good to find someone that understand my troubles in keeping the amount of words under control :) :).
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    26/11/2016 #12 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #9 Hi Alexandra Galviz!. You're most welcome. You're right when you say we need to sit with our pain(s) in order to be comfortable to walk through it and get it off our chest. I use to talk with my pains (physical and emotional one)
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    @Emilia M. Ludovino, I love your analogy about getting back up with the use of knee surgery and choosing happiness. By the way, I can never seem to make my point in under 1000 words ;-) Excellent buzz, sharing!
    Alexandra Galviz
    25/11/2016 #10 Alexandra Galviz
    Great read!
    Alexandra Galviz
    25/11/2016 #9 Alexandra Galviz
    What a great post! Loved the part on respect the pain. I think that sometimes you need to sit with it for a bit in order to be comfortable to walk through it and really get it off our chest. If not we risk, as you say going into denial or just brushing it off. Thanks for your insights!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    25/11/2016 #8 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #7 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima for your reading it and provide your positive feedback.
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/11/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    Uplifting post, wonderful! It can be "just what I needed to hear right now" for people in a bad spot.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    25/11/2016 #6 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #4 Hi @Renée Cormier 🐝! Thank you my dear for your lovely support with all the sharings. Happy that you liked. Have a blessed day!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    25/11/2016 #5 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #3 Thank you @Robert Cormack for taking your time to read it and share your insights with us. I wholehearted agree with you that the biggest problem of people that are stuck in a martyr state is NOT letting go pain. Maybe they don't know how to do it, or are afraid of asking for help or they just choose to cling in that martyr state because they don't know better. Have a blessed day!
    Renée Cormier  🐝
    25/11/2016 #4 Renée Cormier 🐝
    Great insight and advice, @Emilia M. Ludovino. I really like the knee replacement analogy. You have to forge on with positive changes in mind in order for anything to change. I shard this for you on beBee, Twitter and Facebook.
    Robert Cormack
    25/11/2016 #3 Robert Cormack
    As we grow older (and experience a vast multitude of happiness, pain and sorrow) we're always waiting for the other shoe to drop. Call it "gun shy," but we're always wondering when happiness will end and the shit storm will start. It's one thing to embrace pain, but it's another to never let go. Psychiatrists call this the "martyr state" and people can live their whole lives like this. They find a comfort level "waiting for the other shoe to drop." What separates us from other animals (for good or bad) is we can understand pain. We can do something about it. That's part of our evolution. I think our biggest problem is NOT letting go of pain. It creates long periods of distress (and also wars, by the way). At some point, we have to leave the "martyr state." That's really what separates us from other animals.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    25/11/2016 #2 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Thank you @debasish majumder for taking your time to read it and leave me your support. I'm very grateful!. Glad you enjoyed. Have a blessed day!
    debasish majumder
    25/11/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    nice insigh @Emilia M. Ludovino! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
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    Designed 2 sided biz card for Patti. Her logo, her color pallet. She is very happy with this one. I love that I can work with other #SMM and we help support each other. Now I just need to get them all on #beBee ! #SocialMediaWrangler Gloria Ochoa
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    25/11/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Deb--I know!!! I am in a group on FB and I keep telling them to join!!!! LOL When I reorder my biz cards, I have added the beBee link so Im ready!!!
    Deb Helfrich  🐝
    25/11/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich 🐝
    Eye-catching design, @Gloria Ochoa - but it would be more innovative to have the orange icon.....
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    Max Carter
    24/11/2016 #12 Max Carter
    #11 I teach a little bit of everything that goes into assisting people to live unified in mind, body and spirit and that encompasses a great variety of topics for mapping ones life to be something one can be unified in mind body and spirit in living.

    Enjoy the meditation many have said it has aided in making great leaps in personal realization and self discovery. I myself have been using this particular one for several years after studying many other forms.
    Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    24/11/2016 #11 Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    #9 Oh! So you teach meditation I take it. That's awesome. I will add your mantras to my sessions!
    Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    24/11/2016 #10 Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    #4 Hi Jared! Thanks for your comment! I am too curious about this Miracle Morning, it sounds wonderful. You should most definitely try to use the App more... at least daily I would suggest, even for 5-10 minutes to start.. I know it sounds like a lot, but you will most likely start to enjoy it so it becomes a pleasure. Like going in and out of a Jacuzzi on a cold day.... soooooooo amazzzzzing. I find that now, I get the urge to meditate more than once a day, but time and daily duties restricts me. In a perfect world, I suppose! ;-)
    Max Carter
    24/11/2016 #9 Max Carter
    #6 I mean the one in my comment.

    The app is my professional competition.

    Being able to find and maintain ones inner peace is the goal and takes much growth in the form of finding peace in the places you think you would be certain not to find it.
    Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    24/11/2016 #7 Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    #3 Oh yes, it is most certain @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. If you do give it a go, let me know what you think!
    Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    24/11/2016 #6 Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    #2 Hey Max! Those are awesome mantras, love it! When you say "I use this meditation", do you mean the Calm App specifically? Allowing space for everything that comes up during meditation is so important. Pema Chodron once said, "Sticking with uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic - this is the spiritual path." Thank you for commenting!!! :-)
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/11/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #2 Very interesting, Max. I'll try this.
    Jared Wiese
    24/11/2016 #4 Jared Wiese
    Hi Emily,
    What an awesome summary and enticement to meditation and all you can do with the app!

    I have used it some with my Miracle Morning routine (so sharing there). But I need to do this more! So, also sharing in Eckhart Tolle :)
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/11/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Good advice. Most likely, everyone has some level of stress in their lives. I'll check out the app.
    Max Carter
    24/11/2016 #2 Max Carter
    I use this meditation and have given it to thousands I have worked with.

    Say "I let got of everything"

    Repeat these words until your body takes over the breathing and then tel yourself.

    "I go into the void of my mind to learn what I need to know right now."

    This creates a calm space for you to be shown things that will aid you in dealing with life better and in less stressful ways getting the guidance form within.
    Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    24/11/2016 #1 Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    New Honey for you Bees! This one can change your life. I strongly suggest you give it a read and please share it around. ;-)
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    Thanks, Noah, for the inspirational messages. Good buzz!
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