- Producer18/01/2017Are we really SAFE?Hello, my dear fellow bees.Let me begin this post with a simple question?What do you know India for?INDIA a beautiful country where people from all around the globe visit, a country where gods & goddesses are prayed for blessings and...
Comments20/01/2017 #42 Sushmita Thakare Jain#33 #35 @🐝 Fatima Williams thank you for sharing your story, it is our life stories who motivate me to follow my dreams and path I choose for myself. Also, I agree when Jyothi died it was a wake-up call the video shared by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit gave me goosebumps hope people understand and educating upcoming generations regarding the same, coz the learning must begin from home20/01/2017 #39 Sushmita Thakare Jain#29 Thank you, @Julie Hickman for sharing your views I agree with them it must be the way you have said but sometimes the sad part is that the men with this disrupted mentality are somewhere or the others a father or brother figure and still can't make hold of it. It makes me even sadder when I come to know about cases where the victim is raped by their father or brother and my heart sinks :(20/01/2017 #37 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#35 Dear Fatima, read the Huffington Post interview with Vice President Joe Biden
Where there is any portal of light shining through, grab it, bring it into view and then that is one more hole of hope, that light can get through. The coming generations will see more of this light than we were limited to, so long as we are not consumed by the very darkness that gets exposed in documentaries and instead see all of this as tiny steps towards a healthier view of humanity.19/01/2017 #36 AnonymousThank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for sharing your brilliant post. According to a study carried out by the British NGO ActionAid, 79 percent of Indian women have already experienced violence or sexual harassment while out and about in the streets. There is several group of people in India, as “Blank Noise”, who have organised several events, including the “I never ask for it” campaign, to fight this terrible trend and to raise awareness about it. Keep going !19/01/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima WilliamsI loved Malaika Arora Khan tweet on what you shared above with everyone. And some of them give women the push they need. To stand up and fight for the respect that rightfully ours.
As Julie says "Every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. It should begin in every family for the change to happen. Well said Julie Hickman
@CityVP 🐝 Manjit so back at that time I watched several broken clips but had never watched the whole documentary. Thank you for sharing this with us. My heart ached watching the video and the way the criminals spoke of rape. May her soul R.I.P. If ask me about the politicians it only makes me squirm. Can a country run without such people. Is it possible to throw all these baised men out and appoint new ones ! I don't know how to answer that question after Hilary lost the elections.
Thank you19/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for talking the hearts of many women in India. Your voice is my voice and together the sound can be thundering. When ever a women is disrespected in India there comes a feeling of powerless in me as a women. What could I have done if had to be there ? Even I had no self defense lessons at the time in 2012 when Jyothi lost her light to the darkness that enveloped her. It could have been me ! I was in Delhi a couple of months just before this incident happened.
My sisters and me we are 3 girls and my mother struggled to bring us up but she taught us to be bold .She always said I wish I had a son. Which of course has changed as I showed her it doesn't have to only be a man, to look after the family , a women like me can also do it. I helped her raise and educate my sisters and run the family as my dad fell sick ,had a stroke and couldn't work. At the age of 16 and took up my family responsibilities. I had not been bold until 2012 as well. Infact this incident is so close to my heart and it made me the bold women I never knew I had in me. My mentality before used to be like if a guy is approaching I should run in the opposite direction. Today, if a guy challenges me I'd challenge him back. When she ( Jyothi ) died she buried our fears and when we cried we drowned our f change the mindset of the children when they grow up. Teach them that there is no man or woman and everyone is a human and a being with life. To give respect and get respect. Sex should be commonly spoken off and not discreet and I can go on. But, at the end of the day it is the mindset. The ones who are spoilt rotten cant change. I am wishing that this generation is bolder, smarter and kinder children a and have a safe world around them.19/01/2017 #32 Ella de JongDear Sushmita do you know Anu Aggarwal? Today I saw a post on LinkedIn about her work in India. She wrote about: ... "Since the very start, my teens, this is what my dream was!– "Better people's lives". A trained social worker, MSW I saw "sexual repression" and bursting population of india, a huge hurdle in this. So glamorous star, in the early 90s, i openly talked about sex even if it hurt me public image then, and accepted to endorse and be the Brand Ambassador of a condom. ..." You two seem to fight a good fight!19/01/2017 #29 Julie HickmanI have no answers to the utter evil of rape and the general population being accepting of the status quo. Women are meant to be cherished and are an undeniable force for the good of mankind.
One could just imagine if every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. Don't be silent. Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for your advocacy and thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for including me in the discussion.
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- Producer10/01/2017How small businesses can drive social change and create an impressive public imageThere was a time when doing good was left to those who ran charities, but in recent years we see a growing number of large corporations taking on corporate social responsibility initiatives, which are also known as CSR. You don’t have to own a...
Comments12/01/2017 #15 David SloneGreat post Renee. Large corporates are leading the way and now is the turn of the SME! I'm passionate about the way businesses can be truly sustainable and for me that means more than just environmentally. Community sustainability is where we can all make a difference and it's not that hard to do. Thanks for writing this11/01/2017 #9 Phil FriedmanYou make a solid point here, @Renée 🐝 Cormier. Of your tips, I hope that readers will take #2 to heart. By matching the selected CSR to your industry, you open the door to in-kind contributions. And this applies not only to manufactured goods, but to pro bono services to charitable organizations. Marketers and copy writers can help with fund raising campaigns and client relations. Accountants can handle bookkeeping and financial reporting. Business consultants can help with organization and delivery of services. Well, you get the idea. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am sharing it to my network and in Business Hub. Cheers!11/01/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#3 I think we are all finding we can't see everyone who shared our posts. I hope I haven't offended someone by not mentioning because I never saw their name. @Renée 🐝 Cormier as always, well produced/written buzz with great advice. Ps: I did share to a few hives! Sharing to twitter too and NO, you do not have to thank me LOL10/01/2017 #3 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTSI've noticed the same thing - if busy-ness gets in the way, we can miss who shares. One trick: go to home page (or original hive?) and you should see something like this at the top of your post:
"X and Y more bees
In [recently shared HIVE] and Z more hives."
Then click on "Y more bees" to see who else... or Z more hives to go to each hive you did not publish to and see that way.
- 03/01/2017My First Ever Collaborative Post! Show some Love everybody :)How to find the ultimate key to your happiness - The Writing Shedwww.thewritingshed.org.uk In today’s competitive and fast-paced world, it may be difficult to find contentment and satisfaction. What can you do not to feel despair and...
Comments04/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt#3 I am collaborating with you, live :)
There was a time when Sanskrit discourses were poetic, Mushairas had a lot of prose and I'm more of a musician kind but the same sentiment is reflected in free styling :)
This poem is rooted in your words a long with my thoughts..
Trying to collaborate :)04/01/2017 #2 Devesh BhattI let emotions do what they do best,
Make me feel like I'm emotionally blessed,
With all the emotional possibilities,
Weathering the storm, enjoying the breeze.
After all, they are a part of me,
With a part caged, how can I be free?
True, feelings can be a difficult lot,
But suppressing some I lose a lot.
Happiness exists in anger too,
In times that I am feeling blue.
Clouds are clouds, they come and go,
With the winds of change or the rain, you know.
Happiness is in me, here it stays,
Telling me to be easy and ditch the chase.
- 25/12/2016Excited to share on account of Christmas ;-) my first video.
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Sharing my My First Collaboration, I'm so excited!!!!Christmas Greetings From India Watch our newest member of The Taste Team, Sushmita Thakare Jain give us an introduction to India their Christmas celebrations with decorations,...
- 25/12/2016May Santa bring you the gifts you want and may you never take your blessings for granted. Be thankful and Merry Christmas ❄! Happy holiday wishes to you!!!
- 20/12/2016Sharing few lessons learned when working in past few years. Check them out as well as share what lessons you have learned, who knows you may help someone!Sharing the Lessons, I learned in the past few years!efrinternational.com Sharing few lessons learned when working in past few years. Check them out as well as share what lessons you have learned, who knows you may help...
Comments20/12/2016 #1 Mohammed SultanSuchmita .When we learn from our past mistakes and constantly thrive to add value to what we are currently doing ,we can cultivate the wisdom and be able to organize our life in the future..In addition to learning from past mistakes,we must learn as we move. Patience and focus will give you the energy to add value to everything you are doing.The challenge which many bloggers are facing because they are fighting for a narrower space in the readers mind is to say little words that have a big meaning .To stick your ideas in the readers mind you shouldn't only think of what you are communicating with them but also of what prevent many people from reading your contents .Little words with analogies or metaphors are not easy to say ,but will certainly mean say what you mean.So,If you want to change people perceptions ,then,first you have to change yours.
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Comments09/12/2016 #12 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS#10 So true, Renee. I heard it again recently that to feel better, even grateful, do something nice for someone else. To your point, even when we don't feel like it 8|.
Let's do a random act of kindness today, folks, and see how we feel?! Thanks for the idea, @Donald Grandy with your fine quote.09/12/2016 #10 Renée 🐝 Cormier#8 Sometimes we have to push a little harder to get out of a funk. This proves how important it is to take the time to say and do nice things for others. So many people are stingy about giving love and expressing their good feelings about others. Maybe they feel more powerful and in control that way, but I believe it is unhealthy to hold back your good feelings. I wonder how different our lives would be if everyone made an extra effort to sincerely say something nice to someone each day. I'm glad I was able to help. @Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS.08/12/2016 #5 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTSFrom the YouTube Description:
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- 03/12/2016Check out my post on beBee!
Leadership may be encouraging! But are you a Leader?Leadership may be encouraging! But are you a Leader?www.bebee.com A leader is person who is followed by a group of people, an organization or a country. Hence when we talk about ‘ Leadership ’ what pop’s in our mind...
- Producer02/12/2016How much is your idea worth? It depends...Firstly, I should point out my career has involved working in a cutting edge industry where the work was fun and challenging; it offered me the advantages of travel, expense accounts, bonuses and stock options... great times, invaluable experience,...
Comments20/12/2016 #13 Brian McKenzieWhat is my idea worth ? Health Care / Social Care is 1/5 of the GDP - surpassing the Defense Sector - and 1/3 of the budget (when they write one) - It takes ObamaCare off the table. And it is not just an 'idea' - it works overseas - the paths and plans are live and functioning. What's it worth to burn ObamaCare to the ground - 'Priceless'.02/12/2016 #3 Renée 🐝 CormierIt's funny you should post this today. This morning I was thinking about someone I know (and I have met many others like this) who has a wealth of opportunity before him that could easily be turned into something very profitable, but somehow this person can't get out of his own way to make anything happen. I don't know if it is fear of failure, failure to clearly see the vision or just plain laziness, but people like that frustrate me. It seems to me that the holy trinity of success consists of idea, opportunity and drive (idea + opportunity + drive = success). The three must work together and drive is the most important factor of all. It makes me crazy to see people deny the great gifts of opportunity and creative ideas.
- Producer22/10/2016SURVIVAL 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...
Comments02/12/2016 #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.02/12/2016 #85 Sarah ElkinsWeak. 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.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.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.24/10/2016 #69 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#68 True Irene. We all have our little "stories" and we are all challenged in some way or the other all the time! We can transfer strength, like knowledge, to the person next...just by standing beside a weaker person! It is just that most folks are afraid of lowering the guard in fear of exposing vulnerabilities.24/10/2016 #64 Praveen Raj GullepalliA great soul - Xavier Le Pichon! Such a source of inspiration. So's your story and the challenges you have had to surmount Irene! The strong should neither ignore nor oppress the weak. It is their duty - not to gloat about their strength and build a following of loyalists - but use it to raise the others to higher strength and productivity. Transform the weak into the strong...and nothing can be more heartbreaking than seeing a strong man falter and fall. Not just literally. And wise are those who Rise, after the fall.24/10/2016 #63 Harvey Lloyd@Irene Hackett, @Ali Anani and @🐝 Fatima Williams thank you for comments and more importantly thank you for considering a different perspective of direction. Our journey as humans is one of interdependence. When we accept this our eyes are opened to possibilities that otherwise didn't exist under dependence or independent. The transformation into interdependence cant happen until we register a strong set of core values that include the success of others.
Without these values then we will remain either dependent on others success for our own or be the ones others depend. Ali has shown, along with your article here that nature is interdependent this why nature is our guiding light for existence. Nature doesn't have the emotions humans have (in General) so it/they don't create barriers to interdependence.
Within interdependence we have to have faith. Or in today's language, trust. We have to believe that by serving others the value will be returned in a form that is self fulfilling and rewarding. When we transform from independent our feedback could force us to remain where we are. Courage is needed to keep moving forward. It took us a long time to behave ourselves where we are and it will take a long time to behave our way out of independence.24/10/2016 #62 Harvey Lloyd#54 @Milos Djukic, If i could be so bold as to state, future society, not future leaders, will understand their true value within the scope of fractal math and leaders will become organizers of resources. The larger question is will we arrive at this conclusion through discourse or because of our need for survival? In this concept of fractals i believe that the series will be served regardless the outcome. So time is the elusive equation we all seek.
Unfortunately we have behaved ourselves into seeing completed fractal elements where folks do not belong nor engage. IMO i sense that this is because we are being taught/shown that individually we are our own fractal within a vacuum. This vacuum could not exist if the societal fractal wasn't present. Until we see that we are all a part of the fractal math and play our role, then time will be the discussion. The fractal cant move forward without each of us participating. The illusion of individual success implies that time is moving, where in fact the fractal development for the next stage is at a stand still. Waiting for the individual to recognize their role in development.
We all seek that great leader that will draw society/company/country together and serve the fractal math in this context. Those leaders are already present, you and me. No one person can take this responsibility. It will take individuals that stop listening to the chatter of what success is and realize that the person next to you is who needs to be successful. Building each other is the fractal answer to the time equation.
- Producer28/11/2016Iteration of IdeasOur world is full of surprises. The expected and simple interactions may lead to complex behaviors with unpredictability that surpasses our imagination. The behavior of many systems shows this "anomalies". They include the weather, the...
Comments02/12/2016 #41 Steve Brady#40 Dear Ali, thank you for your encouraging reply. Your thoughtful posts have certainly been a catalyst for fascinating discussion. If I may also encourage you: the way you genuinely interact with commenters on your posts is a blessing. You are gifted with the ability to articulate wisdom and at the same time engage with your readers to search for further wisdom.01/12/2016 #40 Ali Anani#39 @Steve Brady- amazing comment with its potential and practical examples.Led it and read it few times. Each time I ponder on this part "From my growing understanding of Fractal Perspectives it is from this state that we can see beautiful symmetries emerge and iterated patterns of coherent relationships emerge". Well, I see the patterns emerging when I read a comment by you. SOon, I am responding in a buzz to your very great comment.
While reading this comment you really got me curious to read your comment on my following buzz. I feel you have so much to add:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/two-illusions-don-t-make-a-fact#c1901/12/2016 #39 Steve Brady#33 Thank you, @Ali Anani. I too remain curious, as a life-long learner from published works, but also the "textbooks" of human beings in inter-relatedness. When I was trained in Restorative Justice, we were urged to interview thoroughly so as to aim for "no surprises". Thorough empathic conversations with affected parties is so often therapeutic in themselves, however, I am still amazed that every "circle" we formed in order to facilitate meetings between stakeholders, seemed full of potentialities...ranging from complex abreactions and fearful responses to wonderful unscripted reconciliations. One important key for me is that whenever people are gathered in community, even a private Restorative Justice meeting, is an open system, rather than a closed one. A second key that is important for me is to not fear "chaos". No one wants mayhem of course, but as I learned from reading "A Different Drum" by the late Dr M. Scot Peck, true community can emerge from the "chaos" of people feeling safe enough to lay down their facades and pretences, and be "real". From my growing understanding of Fractal Perspectives it is from this state that we can see beautiful symmetries emerge and iterated patterns of coherent relationships emerge. The lesson for me is to encourage potentialities, to be open and resist habitual control. Instead, be more like a true scientist, an explorer of truth. Herein lies the essence of respectful and powerful peace making.30/11/2016 #37 Ali Anani#35 Your snowball example is simply genius. I know you wrote this comment partly from your own experiences, dear @David Navarro López. What a lovely illustration this is! Yes, we have nor control on the path of the snowball. es, we may have no control over the stones that may change the trajectory of the snowball, but we may always try again. Like you said, an oak tree doesn't produce pears. I feel you may extend this to a great buzz. You added a new meannig o the behavior of snowballs. We always need a fresh start.30/11/2016 #36 Ali Anani#34 #34 Dear @David Navarro López- this is a gem and your observation struck me too to the bones "One thought it shocked me to the bones, is that the day I stopped looking for explanations, is the day I started understanding life". SOmetimes we get over-stressed trying to understand and by doing that we are actually reducing our ability to understand. When things become too complex to understand, this is the time to relax and only then we may think of new approaches, new ideas and new thinking. There are so many things in life that we still don't understand. That is why I introduced the term "passionate curiosity".30/11/2016 #35 Anonymous#32 Part 2 But one thing was clear to me. (Again, a Spanish saying) You can not expect pears from an oak. So in order to promote the best scenario for both bees and hives, the only way I have found which is always certain, is to influence every action and ideas coming out with the highest human values. Here is, and only here, where we can have a part of control and responsibility about how things are going to develope, but just at the initial stage. You love analogies, and I like to look at it as a snow ball rolling down a hill. One can't know how it's going to end, but if one makes a big ball of "positive snow" and throws it aiming it in the right direction, it is more than probable it will end as you wished. Or maybe not. And if not, we can not run down to the hill and try to put away the stones that modified the trajectory of the ball. The ball will go faster, and stones are countless. Much better, make a new ball and aim it differently. If you are lucky, you will succeed. If not, better keeping "enhancing the ball" (which is under your direct control) rather than loosing the time asking why, as we can't be in two places at the same time.30/11/2016 #34 Anonymous#32 Part 1 Dear Ali, you know I am very interested in human behaviour, and I have been digging on it in any possible way a long time. One thought it shocked me to the bones, is that the day I stopped looking for explanations, is the day I started understanding life. Because as you are pointing out, "Humans interact and ideas may become heavily populated and their growth may be limited by our capacity to fully comprehend them" The feedback to our actions (or ideas), the more reach they achieve, the more complex they become. Being a practical man as I am, and having in mind the mentioned interacting between bees and hives, I switched from trying to understand the process, to trying to provoke the process in a trend it suited the mutual benefit fo bees and hives, due to the unavoidable fact that our energies and capabilitiy of comprehension are far too limited to reveal the ultimate consequences that feedback might cause modeling and transforming the original inception of it.29/11/2016 #33 Ali Anani#22 9 @Steve Brady- your comment is a source of huge curiosity for me to find more from your experience ".what a thought provoking post. I have found many times that a simple, single social interaction, personal or virtual, can lead to pleasing complexities". Your examples shall be mind-provoking and I sincerely hope you share dew of them with us.29/11/2016 #24 Max🐝 J. Carter#23 Birthcontrol is cop out option in my opinion when the human is perfectly capable of exercising self discipline and i think a reworking of sex education focusing on why one should be selective from a deer understanding the effects could be more effective and reduce a lot of other issues .
I think of it as a modified. ttantra teaching n the schools covering the base concepts of why you respect the act no matter how pleasurable it is as something you do with responsibility and respect for yourself and your partner. All birth control does is allow us to continue to give in just because we can and it weakens self discipline in other areas of life.29/11/2016 #23 Mohammed Sultan#19 By birth control I mean putting a strategy aiming at raising per capita income with the same available resources and so too bettering people's health ,educational and job opportunities.I mean also giving people more chance to participate in public life.Simplicity is not also built on being alone ,isolating yourself from the current of events.If you have a vision and continuous and self-monitoring then you will realize that the simple formula about human development would be Sharing=Caring.29/11/2016 #22 Steve BradyWow @Ali Anani...what a thought provoking post. I have found many times that a simple, single social interaction, personal or virtual, can lead to pleasing complexities. I am a Restorative Practices and legal reform advocate. The human behavioural equation you include is very helpful. "Scripted" approaches that ignore or even suppress potentialities very often stifle the rich and deep Justice and healing that is possible between people and in communities.
- Producer17/11/2016Music - The Strongest form of Magic!What is it about Music which attracts us towards it? Why do we listne to Music?What is Music? If one goes by definition Music is an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in...
Comments24/11/2016 #18 Sushmita Thakare Jain#17 @Dean Owen Thank you for stopping by and sharing your views appreciate it! I love lyric of the song too dear especially the one which are mentioned above yeah there are classics which have their own charm :) loved the post it's idea we all have the connection in some way or the other.23/11/2016 #17 Dean OwenMusic provides a soundtrack to our lives. For me, music is like a post it. Each memory has post its' attached. Some are photos, some are songs, some are words. Either of these can trigger the memory. But I used to love the lyric too. They had meaning. These days I don't even understand the lyric. "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls"- Simon & Garfunkel20/11/2016 #16 Sushmita Thakare Jain#13 Yeah @Suzanne Music is the universal language we all know, this connection like you said does not undersatnd labels I never connect to a song or a piece because of the artist or brand or a band it's the Music they present and share with us helps us connect. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your views appreciate it!20/11/2016 #15 Sushmita Thakare Jain#12 It's my pleasure @Sara Jacobovici to write about Music...it's something which is so close to our hearts hence tried and summarised what I could say or share about it, I'm glad you liked the post dear it means a lot and feels nice when your words are appreciated. Thank you for sharing your views I express my gratitude 😊☺19/11/2016 #12 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for writing about a topic close to my heart. I grew up with music and knew that music would be part of my life always. So you can imagine how I felt when I discovered the field of Music Therapy back in 1981! I am happy to say that I have had the good fortune to practice as a therapist since. I'm glad you mentioned Daniel Levitin. Both his books, This Is Your Brain On Music and The World in Six Songs are must reads. As I went through the music you posted, it reminded me of how I ask some of the individuals I work with to create their autobiography through music; to identify the music that was significant from as far back as they can remember and to move chronologically through their life. The music time lines that the individuals have created have been tremendous. Thanks again for your post Sushmita.19/11/2016 #11 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"There's music in the sighing of a reed;
There's music in the gushing of a rill;
There's music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres."
"Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory —
~Percy Bysshe Shelley.
"Music—the rich mastery of the gloomier emotions of our nature; Music—that seems to use the ears as a conductor to the heart, and teaches us more distinctly than any abstract philosophy can do, how mysteriously intimate is the union between soul and body—has to a great extent shared that honour; for Music and Poetry have been, and still are, always to continue inseparably, indissolubly allied..." ~Frederick Hinde, "Poetry", a lecture delivered in London on the evening of April 8, 1858.19/11/2016 #9 Ken BoddieMusic definitely impacts our daily lives, Sushmita, and can instantly bring back forgotten memories. As you say, music can be fully enjoyed without necessarily paying a musical instrument, but, participation in its playing or in singing as a group with harmony, seems to increase the enjoyment greatly, at least for me. I find, however, that I have become more discriminating in my musical tastes with passage of time (i.e. being an old fuddy-duddy and more set in my ways) and less inclined to enjoy being bombarded on radio by the 'flavour of the month'. As I suspect @Randy Keho may have been, however, I was a Beatles fanatic in my earlier years and, in my case, not just "Twist and Shout", but almost anything by Lennon and McCartney, gets the 'crank up the volume' treatment. 🎼 🗣🎙 What say you Mr Guitar Man (@Kevin Pashuk)? 🎸18/11/2016 #5 Randy KehoMusic is food for the soul. I, too, can enjoy a sad song as much as a joyful song.
Sad songs don't get me down, but joyful songs can certainly lift my spirits, no matter what mood I'm in.
When I hear the Beatles' version of "Twist and Shout," the volume immediately jumps to 10 and the spirit is uplifted.
Thanks for a great buzz. @Sushmita Thakare Jain18/11/2016 #3 Allison ObrienExcellent post @Sushmita Thakare Jain! I love how music can sometimes bring back a memory so vividly and clearly that an unexpected rush of intense emotions can take one's breath away. It is a magnificent and powerful energy that can be beautifully delicate, soothing and comforting. It can also bring about or intensify feelings of; excitement, happiness, gratitude, sadness, pride, determination, panic, heartache, loneliness, patriotism and anger. Music can tell a story without words and express thoughts that sometimes can not be conveyed by words alone. Music can inspire hope when all was believed to be lost. It is one of life's most precious and awe-inspiring gifts. I have a deep respect and admiration for music and I could not begin to imagine life without it!
- Producer27/10/2016Light up your home, it's time to celebrate!Diwali is here!Diwali is the shorter version of the word Deepavali also called as the 'Festival of Lights' during the period homes are well adorned with innumerable lights and diyas ( small clay oil lamps ) or candles. The light signifies the...
Comments28/10/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHaving seen this buzz appear in my timeline, I turned to my wife and asked "When is Diwali?" She lifted head away from scrolling on her cell-phone and gently said "Sunday". That is the incredible power of Facebook right there and then, with a smart-phone in her hands she did not fully focus on what I had asked her, in her fully attentive state she would have said "Are you kidding me!".
- Producer25/10/2016Bee PassionateImage credit: Lil Fish Studios In his Buzz, Unexpected Passion Migrations, @Ali Anani asks, “Where is the passion?” Because of Dr. Ali’s choice of the word “migration”, I will expand on the...
Comments11/01/2017 #41 Harvey Lloyd#40 "....then experiences, then meaning, then expectations and then emotions." You described it very well with this statement. I do agree they coexist. But in the world of self help it is incumbent that we look at the expectation if the emotion is not gratifying ourselves. Not to separate but rather to establish a cause and effect inner monologue.
In my world of understanding we can observe something and render a discussion. The language would be different within our inner monologue of searching for greater existence. I find it interesting how folks who write about such things slip in and out of the observer role within their writing. I try to write based on the inner monologue perspective. Not as an observer.
Our inner monologue, if we are trying to seek new understanding, has to eventually come to motivation. Expectations are a motivating factor in our actions, and may produce an unintended result that turns on an emotion. Certainly not the exclusive motivator but a large one.11/01/2017 #40 Sara Jacobovici#39 Much to think about @Harvey Lloyd. One thing that stands out for me is when you write, "Emotions come from our expectations of the world which are designed through our life experience." I see a different timeline in this process (developmentally); first emotions and expectations co-exist, then experiences, then meaning, then expectations and then emotions.11/01/2017 #39 Harvey Lloyd#38 This is what makes passion so nebulous. When you explain it to another it doesn't seem quite as passionate, its a personal ideal.
Passion is a force of energy. Energy is something that can be broken down into components. But i can't break them down for you, only myself. There is no recipe that works for everyone. But the ingredients are still the same.
I noticed that you placed an S at the end emotion of your definition. Implying that passion is a result of.... not in and of itself a single emotion. This is my point. Emotions come from our expectations of the world which are designed through our life experience.
A challenging discussion. Similar to how do you describe anger. We can discuss the outward appearance of the emotion as felt by others, or....we can discuss the components of the emotion. A third description of anger is my personal feelings and judgement, what it caused in me.
Not sure we need to define passion so pointedly. Our interface with others is where we need to understand the motivation of passion in someway so we can make a decision of whether we want to join.11/01/2017 #38 Sara Jacobovici#37 This is why I like our engagement and exchanges so much @Harvey Lloyd - they're so dynamic. Not at all predictable. In this comment I am struggling with the notion of passion as "a container of emotions, skills and knowledge." For me, passion is something we feel, not as an emotion but as I mention a hybrid of emotions. I am having a hard time imaging passion holding anything else but emotions. But.....I am willing to try. I'll get back to you. Thanks Harvey.11/01/2017 #37 Harvey LloydPassion is a very nebulous topic of discussion. I enjoy folks who are passionate like you @Sara Jacobovici. But when it comes to the description of what makes up passion it becomes a quest for "who am I". Passion is a container of emotions, skills and knowledge. To much of any one ingredient is like a bottle rocket, heavy anticipation, the lighting of the fuse and the 3 second exhilaration, followed by whats next.
Our passion container should have a good recipe, if you will, of the three ingredients. Its not necessary to have the full range of each ingredient but we do need to know where to find the missing ones.
With the correct ingredients we can secure a growing recipe where we share the passion and grow it not only in ourselves but through others also. One of the biggest killers of passion is when our container is easily broken. The ingredients are still there but we cant collect and organize them anymore. The paradox, the recipe is the designer of the container. The passion container is challenged when we share the passion. Keeping in mind this recipe of passion has been simmering in you for some time. This is not so when it comes to the share. I might need time and throw a little skepticism your way during my merging with your passions.
Passion that includes the goals designed around win-win and can be pointed out to others will usually survive the skepticism.27/10/2016 #30 Lisa 🐝 GallagherPassion can run so deep @Sara Jacobovici. I agree with @🐝 Fatima Williams you don't need to be an expert at something to make change or do something different. I even find passion in the simple things, such as the birds chirping right before the sun rises, the tides of the ocean and the smells I take in when near the ocean, out in the forest- these things remind me of the innocence of a child. Pure wonderment we had within us as children. If we can be aware of those passions that stirred us as children, I believe it's always possible to expound on those passions. Many of those scents, noises and senses allowed me to fantasize or dream as a child, I still find myself doing that and yes, I act on some of my dreams as I'm able.27/10/2016 #27 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsAh, @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali Anani, Again rises the question of passion. What is my passion from where does it come from. Every since I wrote that piece I still occasionally contemplate the question. I think you're correct in your thought that it is a hybrid emotion. I can't associate my passion to an emotion, but instead emotions seem to arise from the passion. A perfect example: today at work I was facing a tedious task that was going to take hours/days but then that 'exploring' part of me kicked in and I went on a search for a 'quick fix' you might say (at least less tedious). Before I knew it that internal motivation, that passion that drives me to discover arose. I was on a personal quest and when I'm there, in my mind world, I feel elated. Then I found the fix and I turned hours/days of tedious work into minutes. I felt like I was Columbus and I had just discovered the New World. It didn't matter that the 'fix' already existed in the software I was using, I discovered it for myself, I learned today, my mind expanded just a little. Whoopee!
- Producer22/10/2016OrangeORANGE: Sociable, optimistic, enthusiastic, cheerful, self-confident, independent, flamboyant, extroverted and uninhibited, adventurous, the risk-taker, creative flair, warm-hearted, agreeable and informal.PsychologyIn using orange in business, you...
Comments23/10/2016 #28 Ella de JongAnd what about those awesome Dutch people waving orange flags, wearing orange clothes and ... back in my old days: putting just about EVERYTHING with an orange colour on the coffee table the day before there was a big football match. I still see the look on my male coworkers the next morning: "What were those two silly teachers doing, yesterday???" Thanks for choosing orange @Javier 🐝 beBee makes me enthusiastically feeling home!23/10/2016 #27 Michele Williams@Javier 🐝 beBee, you're welcome. Thanks for pointing out the benefit of beBee for smaller organizations and startup teams. Interestingly, seeing the fun and connections that your team is generating with their video buzzes, for example, not only connects them to each other and teaches us how to do a great buzz, but also communicates beBee's values, connecting bees to your brand. The benefit for companies can be two-fold (employees and customers/users).23/10/2016 #26 Javier 🐝 beBee#25 @Michele Williams exactly ! For large organizations, these connections among employees could improve the relationships between team members and among people who facilitate internal transfers. But not only for large ones. We - as a team - are gettting to know each other much better thanks to beBee. We enjoy our common passions and establish deeper relationahips. Excellent comment ! Thanks23/10/2016 #25 Michele WilliamsNicely put @Javier 🐝 beBee:
"What is beBee?
beBee is the next big thing in professional social networking. Our mission is to create a professional world that is more open and connected.
beBee is disrupting professional social networking by establishing connections through passions and common interests that create more professional engagement and deeper and more successful business relationships."
The relevance of beBee for an individual's professional networks and clients relationships is clear. For large organizations, these connections among employees could improve the relationships between team members and among people who facilitate internal transfers. Here is research by my colleague Wayne Baker on the importance of relational energy for job engagement and performance.
Owens, B. P., Baker, W. E., Sumpter, D. M., & Cameron, K. S. (2015). Relational energy at work: Implications for job engagement and job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology
http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/Relational-energy-at-work-Implications-for-job-engagement-and-job-performance.pdf23/10/2016 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Dear @Gerald Hecht this will make it clear https://twitter.com/SocietyManjit/lists/spectraneuron-e2-1 . I prefer the LIST based function of Twitter, and the key to my curation is limiting each list to just 24 thinkers.
It has been such a long-time since I curated these lists, and the link above is a list I have named "The Mediators" by restricting each list to 24 and to only 7 lists per Twitter account, when one of the 24 chosen people no longer interest me, they are deleted and a new account replaces them.
Now if I curate my Twitter lists well, then as I browse the river of content, I am bound to come across content that is going to capture my attention and imagination. Now if I curate that list well, now I have a flow that links with my hive here.
So Gerry, now you see how I use the LIST function in Twitter, the next part is how those Twitter accounts can now flow into my corresponding hives at beBee. For that you must see this buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/bridging-twitter-with-my-bebee-learning-journey
Finally, the question you have to ask is who have I set up these twitter and hive accounts for. For following? I gave up the pied piper mentality decades ago - now I set up these lists and hives for my learning journey. Now, how would you set up yours?
BTW it is coincidental that I chose Orange for following social media accounts. As Carl Jung says that is "synchronicity".22/10/2016 #14 Mohammed SultanJavier beBee.Your projection of the ORANGE color was supported by most popular projective techniques among psychologists.Their findings in terms of gender associated orange as a simulating color.It shows power ,energy ,self -importance ..etc.This energetic symbol (orange)was selected,according to their research, by most men and also by those women who are young ,who work,who enjoy life and who consider themselves critical,but hardly warmhearted ,content ,disinterested or patient whose loyalty is difficult to develop.So,it seems that one chooses a color that corresponds to one's own temperament.22/10/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Most definitely Dean. I knew I had to separate Orange into Naranja Wisdom Hive and The Orange Bee for two good reasons.
1. The Naranja Hive is the link with my Society Manjit Twitter account https://twitter.com/SocietyManjit View more#3 Most definitely Dean. I knew I had to separate Orange into Naranja Wisdom Hive and The Orange Bee for two good reasons.
1. The Naranja Hive is the link with my Society Manjit Twitter account https://twitter.com/SocietyManjit - covers brand, marketing, sales, digital, influence, promotion, PR, commercial mindset etc etc
2. I originally created the Oranges Hive because Orange is a brand name of Orange http://www.orange.com/en/home and I needed to find a brand expression which is distinct from Orange [the company] so it is that this hive was split into two. Close
- Producer13/10/2016Compilation of MindI wish I could compile my buzzes on beBee and publish them as an e-book here. I am sharing my new e-book on another platform for now. The compiling of my buzzes evoked many great feelings. The excitement of finding an idea worthy of expansion into a...
Comments15/10/2016 #24 Sara JacoboviciA treasure's worth of ideas. Download a free copy of @Ali Anani’s free book on this link.
http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/thinking-on-the-edge15/10/2016 #21 Ali Anani#20 My dear sister @Irene Hackett- I am lost of words to thank you enough. Just before reading your very emotionally moving comment I was reading how our body cells respond to emotional shocks. Now, I am living the experience and I plan to share soon. I have equal feelings towards you and too I am grateful to beBee for providing us with the opportunity not only to connect socially and mentally, but also emotionally with such power to be like a brother and sister.14/10/2016 #14 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThe flowers that blow away are beautiful, fragrant and they blows our mind away enriching it with knowledge, kindling our spirits and leave us mystified and amazed with the depth of your wisdom and experience. We thank you for that dear @Ali Anani View moreThe flowers that blow away are beautiful, fragrant and they blows our mind away enriching it with knowledge, kindling our spirits and leave us mystified and amazed with the depth of your wisdom and experience. We thank you for that dear @Ali Anani. And love the ebook just finished downloading it 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 Close14/10/2016 #12 Steve BradyThank you Ali. I love learning, and I especially respect people from all backgrounds, who may be older and wiser than I am. You're writing seems to resonate with me. It makes me think and wonder widely. I hope you continue to wonder widely yourself and share your thoughts with us. I'll be there!
- Producer14/10/2016India-Once Golden Sparrow still believes Infertility a Taboo! Why? #InfertilityNotATabooHello Everyone,A day prior I was introduced to a noble cause, it was a Blogging Contest to raise awareness regarding Infertility.I at the same moment decided to write about it, not because I was interested in the price money but because it is a...
Comments16/10/2016 #6 Sushmita Thakare Jain#4 @Amina Alami was not aware of the situation regarding the issue in Morocco. We must support women, mostly emotionally. Society has always been more tolerant towards men and inferiority is always what we have been facing from a long time. Women must come together to fight back for themselves.16/10/2016 #5 Sushmita Thakare Jain#3 @Donna-Luisa Eversley sadly it's the truth in this part of the world and it's high time we need to come together and take a stand, it's time to change what is wrong. Life is about helping and supporting our families and friends it's not about leaving them alone when needed the most.16/10/2016 #4 Amina AlamiThank you for bringing up this sensitive issue Sushmita Thakare. Women infertility is still a taboo in many other developing countries including Morocco. Women who can't have children are considered to be incomplete and a curse to the family. They feel embarrassed and ashamed, and have to bear terrible injustices. But, on the filp side, society seems to be more tolerant of men infertility.In these countries, women are still inherently inferior to men. It's high time that we took a stand!16/10/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa EversleyA worthy and Noble cause @Sushmita Thakare Jain. It is very sad that women can be treated as chattels and inferior because they want and desire an independent mind and an opportunity to think. It is a difficult culture to accept and even try to understand. I stand in solidarity with your cause. You are more than able , to be a mother when the time is right. It is even more sad that adoption is not treated as an excellent alternative . There are so many children who need to be cared for and loved. My heart breaks...I feel your emotion in my own way. #hugs
- Producer13/10/2016When Words Fail, There's Always The Gift Of Writing.Not long ago, on one of my frequent sorties away from Bali I found myself in a restaurant in K.L. While sitting there I couldn’t help being privy to a conversation happening at the table next to mine. What was transpiring was obviously the...
Comments13/10/2016 #15 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI always feel more creative when writing with ink - I only recently parted with pounds of hand-written notes from college. I never much cared for the instrument side, but I had alternating phases of being very particular about the color of the ink. Luckily, I have grown up and now own a very large supply of green ink pens - Pilot Precise, Very Fine, Roller Ball to accompany my green Moleskine journals.13/10/2016 #14 Randy KehoUnfortunately, I only have one Cross pen left. I have a habit of losing them. I use it to write checks for my bills. I return it to its original case when I'm done. With the advent of online bill payment, I only write one check per month. It should last a long, long time.13/10/2016 #13 Laura MikolaitisI work for a company who is the North American distributor for Pelikan so I'm quite fond of fountain pens. I have a couple that I keep at my desk; and although I take most of my notes on my tablet there are times when I go old school and pull out my notebook and fountain pen. The feel as the nib touches the paper and glides along with each formation of letters and words is quite different from a traditional pen. It brings a certain romance to the act even when it is simply taking a few notes during a meeting. I particularly love to discover the brilliance of new inks as they travel down the piston and flow so effortlessly through the nib. Thanks so much for sharing this @Paul Walters. I really enjoyed reading it. By the way, I agree there is nothing like receiving a hand written envelope and letter or card in the mail. I hope that never goes away because the gift is in the simplicity and in the time taken to extend penmanship from one to another.13/10/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI still have a few Mont Blanc fountain pens. They used to be reserved for signing contracts and penning notes to my loved ones. Now, they just gather dust.
For everyday sort of writing, I use my Cross ball point, or, and I'm loathed to admit it, a generic Bic.
My Dad is a Parker-man. He gave each of us kids a Parker pen for grade school graduation. I still have mine 47 years later. Sadly, it too is gathering dust with its fancy-pants brethren.
I think I'll go buy some ink and dust off a fountain pen in your honor, Paul. I think a dark, but not too dark, blue ink will do the trick.
Thanks for rekindling the memories13/10/2016 #11 Kevin PashukWe have been a 1:1 computer school for 16 years - every student and teacher has a pen based tablet PC. The pen is a key and integral part of the learning process on the screen - equations, notes, and diagrams all work better with a pen. (This is not like the Apple Pencil, more like an actual pen, with high fidelity).
Even brain research is backing up the use of the pen. According to research (which I'd have to dig up again, so sorry no citation) things that are written out long hand with a pen are retained more effectively than if you had typed them.
While not as elegant as a Mont Blanc, we are not ready to say goodbye to that most essential of tools - the pen.
Enjoyed the trip down memory lane Paul.13/10/2016 #10 Gert Scholtz@Paul Walters A few years ago one of our senior executives at work gave everyone a hand-written note for the festive season. This was precious. Email and printed works have replaced the character and charm of a letter written with an ink pen. Thanks for a well - "penned" Buzz.13/10/2016 #5 Ken BoddieI still remember the first day at my primary school, Paul, when we were allowed to graduate to the use of an ink pen, as opposed to a pencil, in order to write our schoolwork in class. I still carry a water-based ink pen with me daily, to which the stains on some of my older shirt pockets will testify, and use it to comment on printed drafts of those I mentor and peer review, although the keyboard is my predominant weapon of choice for bulk work, including when, as you suggest, 'poisoning' others. Handwriting can be a beautiful thing to see when done with care, but unfortunately, in my case, tends to challenge the psychic powers of my younger readers. I still remember, however, the lost art of writing with sweeping loops (light up and hard down) and the interesting effects achieved with a chiselled point. I am still an ardent fan of the works of those medieval monk scribes who produced such artful illustrated manuscripts. Thanks for stirring fond memories. ___🖋
Bubbling Honey~ 100 buzzes
“Bubbles are containers of energy. They have their potential. So are bubbly ideas. They are storage of potential. It is up to us how to use their energies. One bubble might do little; thousands of bubbles might be lifesavers for businesses.” The myriad of ideas spawned from the buzzes of beBee's Ambassador and resident premier poet of Science, Dr. Ali Anani has given birth to this hive of 'Bubbling Honey' - where the continuance of furthering ideas can be shared and stored.