- 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,...
Comments02/12/2016 #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 #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.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.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.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.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!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.
- 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 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...
Comments27/10/2016 #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 L. 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.
- 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.15/10/2016 #20 AnonymousMy dear brother, I most certainly will go grab that book. But first I must express my 'affinity' for you & you ideas. For me, the past few months, coming to know you through your writing, has been somewhat of a dramatic 'new birth' of inspiration in my mind and in my heart. I have truly looked forward to your buzzes and each of the readers' thoughtful responses - the learning (which I adore) has been diverse and profound. You stir something inside each of us which is nothing less than beautiful. I bow in gratitude at having the honor of your personal attention on this platform - which connected us, to which I thank @Javier beBee & @Juan Imaz & entire beBee team for creating the place. To you dear @Ali Anani, we are all thankful for making this place a safe, respectful & interesting place to converse. ❤️❤️❤️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 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 Close
- 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. ___🖋
- Producer12/10/2016Nuggets of WisdomI have been honored by a considerable number of comments on my buzzes. Some comments carried gems with them. I extracted some gems and compiled them as Nuggets of Wisdom. I have plans to write Part 2; however I wanted first to probe your...
Comments15/10/2016 #83 AnonymousDear Ali, I am honored to be on your listing, at the look of so much talent and wisdom here, even if my contribution is so small. Wish I would have made more comments to your last posts, but as you already know, I do not use to make comments unless I did not understand firstly, and meditated about the running issue, and it will take some time for me to be capable to understand them, as your posts are lately out of the bounds of my possibilities. Sorry for that.13/10/2016 #78 Ali AnaniClarisse Nigaud
Dr. Anani, your post is appreciated profoundly. Most peoples would go online fishing for ideas, rebuff them and post an article under their names. You show in reverse, appreciate great ideas into a pot of gold! Warm Regards.
This comment was made on G+. I find it very relevant to share here. WE learn and progress by digesting ideas and not by stealing them. I am profoundly grateful to Clarisse as much as I am to everyone of you who helped me move forward. The least I could do is to say thank you and this is the nugget of wisdom that helped me improve.
- Producer10/05/20166 Incredible Facts About Honey Bees Everyone on beBee Should Know AboutHere are 6 amazing facts about honey bees that everyone on beBee should know about 🐝1. They are the only insects that make food that humans can eat. They must know we have a sweet tooth too. 2. These insects can recognize human faces. According to...
Comments03/10/2016 #11 Anonymous@Aurorasa Sima, And sometimes I have some doubts. Is it possible today anymore, maybe tomorrow... Here it seems to me that it is possible. People are the greatest value of this world. We are imperfect. Does the imperfection lead to perfection? Never, the essence is in balance. What kind of balance? Personal above all. Too many questions...
- Producer02/10/2016Thinking on the EdgeWould you like to be in the middle or the extreme ends? Is there a simple and scientific approach? How answering these questions will help us improve our thinking and hence our actions? I promise the reader a soft sailing in attempting to answer...
Comments09/10/2016 #63 AnonymousDear @Sara Jacobovici - here's where I am finding the absolute brilliance in your thinking more deeply on this idea "a duality holding a triad containing the integrated area formed by the internal side of the edge." This "integrated area" is intriguing me and I am so looking forward to more! I am in full agreement with @Ali Anani - "you are hitting a treasure..Great thinking." Indeed!09/10/2016 #62 Ali Anani#61 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- what a great insight "So we are not just discussing being on the edge but whether we are on the internal or external side of the edge". I can't wait to read about your thoughts. My intuition you are hitting a treasure. I was thinking of @CityVP Manjit last buzz on which I commented and I feel this ideas takes us even a step further. Great thinking09/10/2016 #61 Sara JacoboviciDear @Ali Anani and @Irene Hackett. I have not forgotten the encouragement to develop the concept of being on the edge of a triad. I'm working on it and studying the comments from you both. I was working on something focusing on duality and integration and thought of the possibility that the duality of the edge, one side connected to the sides that enclose the triad, the internal side facing the triad and the external side, although connected with other edges, the external side faces away from the containment produced by the triad. Could this external boundary be the edge of integration formed in the contained internal area, or integrated area, where we do not experience the integration? So we are not just discussing being on the edge but whether we are on the internal or external side of the edge; a duality holding a triad containing the integrated area formed by the internal side of the edge. Just updating you both with some of the thoughts going through my mind. I hope I am not travelling too far beyond the original concept. Please let me know.05/10/2016 #59 Anonymous#58 Dear @Sara Jacobovici - what rises to the surface as I think more deeply about what it may mean to live on the edge is to face our fears: to 'free fall' into the deep, expansive spaces we resist in order to feel the intensity of aliveness; in ourselves, in others, in all the universe. Ironic that to live on the edge may mean non-resistance.05/10/2016 #53 Ali Anani#52 "...On the edge in order to live fully and love deeply"- stunning quote from your comment dear @Irene Hackett- Yes, avoiding being on the edge is a recipe for missing many beauties in our lives. Thanks to this 'edge" that brought this super comment from you my dear sister.05/10/2016 #52 AnonymousDear brother @Ali Anani, although I am late in arriving, I am happy to read the lively discussions that have transpired. The 'edge' is an interesting word; it implies risk. To live fully is to risk much. The risk in accepting all that is may be the most peaceful journey. Ideas flow freely as that fall amidst a spacious backdrop. I aspire to stand in peace, and yet on the edge in order to live fully and love deeply.
- Producer22/09/2016Vision the required Fuel to achieve your Dreams! When I say Dreams the first thought which strikes me is When a dream is fulfilled, it is always a glorious feeling I'd say; I'm a Dreamer, but we all agree I'm not the only one.Deep beneath we...
Comments30/09/2016 #21 Sushmita Thakare Jain#20 Hello @David Navarro López , it's good to know you liked my post. I have been on the journey it's difficult but as you take successful baby steps ahead it makes you feel good, the feeling experienced can't be expressed what I feel is if when even accomplishing a small task is make me feel so good how will I feel when I get what I have dreamed of! The driving force within is what makes you focused and helps you strike the hammer with full force. I know i have a long journey ahead looking forward for it, fingers crossed!
Also Thank you @David Navarro López for inviting me to the group Bubbling Bee :-)30/09/2016 #20 AnonymousThis post is really a Gem. I could not find a sentence to highlight above others, as all are of a big value. I have been as well in the process of having a dream, and making it to become true, and I agree that the path you exposed is the right one. One of the steps it was more difficult to me to learn, wa as you describe "Every important goal will present you with challenges along the way. If you are not totally committed to success, those challenges could seem insurmountable. Making a total commitment to success will shrink those challenges down so you can climb over them"
You have made of me a devoted follower with this post, and look forward to have more of it.
In the same line of thinking, have a look here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/catching-butterflies
Would like to invite you to our hive at, https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey please share there when you publish.
@Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici @Fatima Williams @Savvy Raj you need to see this25/09/2016 #16 Sushmita Thakare Jain#15 That's so true @Pamela L. Williams we all meet such professionals in our life at some point or the other, I was too diagnosed and treated wrong by one of my Doctor 3 years ago which resulted me being paralyzed & bed ridden for 4 months thank full I am to the Doctor recommended by one of our family friend who could bring me out of it or else life would have been so different thinking about it still scares the life out of me. Thank you @Pamela L. Williams for helping me understand the term.24/09/2016 #15 Pamela L. Williams#14 Quacks are just incompetent professionals or they just don't care enough to put in the effort and so their patients pay the price. I once had a doctor tell me I was just stressed and wanted to give me a 'magic pill'. A periodontist (a gum doctor) found a sinus infection that had reached dangerous levels. I ended up having surgery. It was so bad that surgeon told me that 6 more months and it would have been in my brain and there would have been nothing anyone could have done for me (in other words I would have died). There was no reason the GP shouldn't have figured out what was happening. I had all the signs. (this I was told by the surgeon). I was just a patient on a conveyor belt and he wanted me in and out as fast a possible. That Sushmita is a QUACK! It was a good thing I didn't listen to him because the 'magic pill' would have hidden the symptoms. There are wonderful professionals out there, you just have to find them.24/09/2016 #10 Erroll -EL- WarnerSmall businesses are the largest employer in the US of A. Government and politicians waste money on needless projects called --pet projects--. Only a few politically connected really benefit from such projects. Government need to invest in 'start-up' in order to help people realize their dreams and potentials.24/09/2016 #9 Pamela L. Williams#5 What I have determined is that educators and officials that oversee education are stuck in curriculum. What's the use of knowing all this 'stuff' if you have no clue how to 'use' it. I wonder if goal setting had been normal part of education how many careers would have take completely different paths.24/09/2016 #8 Pamela L. Williams#3 That is a very common story @Augusto Santos. I've had so much education, possess very diverse knowledge and yet it sits there, not sure what to do with it all. You're still a 'young pup' as they say, set your goals and go for it. My innermost dream was to be a writer and my beBee community has helped me start that journey.24/09/2016 #6 Sushmita Thakare Jain#2 @Augusto Santos it's good to know you liked the post and you too agree talking about dreams can inspire people. Would like to read your interview :-) and wishing you the Best of Luck for your dreams accomplishment so that when you become a Best Seller my friend I can envy you and some day following your inspiration could become one too!24/09/2016 #5 Sushmita Thakare Jain#1 @Pamela L. Williams what a great suggestion, yes I agree with you children are hardly aware as to how can they shape and mold their dreams and ambitions and it must be taught to them. I can correlate with your your sentence where children end up fulfilling their parents dream I have been there. I remember studying Engineering because when I looked at my parents as an inspiration and my first mentors they wanted me to, whereas deep inside I knew what i wanted to pursue was journalism & have my own in Fashion and Jewelery Business after completion of my degree I confronted my parents with my desires and goals and now each day I am taking few steps ahead towards what I have Visioned. Had I been more clear from the beginning who knows where I would have been but we must say ' Better Late than Never'. Thank you @Pamela L. Williams for sharing your views and i'm glad you like my post!23/09/2016 #3 Augusto Santos#1 Great comment @Pamela L. Williams!
I have to agree with you, much of my youth I spent with useless things by the simple fact of not having a goal. I just started to make my goals recently, and I started to dream only in front of difficulties. Maybe, if I had learned the importance of goals, I would have saved many steps.23/09/2016 #2 Augusto SantosIt's a great buzz @Sushmita Thakare Jain. I loved! Talk about dreams make people get inspired. This year is the year that I'm following my dreams with a intensity never seen before. I talk about my goals in a interview with @Tifany Rodio recently. My goals is jump into writer carreer about business and administrative sector, writing best sellers and, somehow, have my own enterprise in the future (I just don't know what work with for now😆)
Thank you very much by bringing your article to beBee!
PS.: I appreciated the phrase: "Taking action is what sets the dreamers apart from the wishers."
- Producer25/09/2016The Nature of TalentBuzz Submitted by : David Navarro López Buzz: Your Talent: What are you going to do with it?In this buzz David Navarro López opens up a discussion about talent - click above to access this discussion The word "buzz" is interesting because it...
Comments29/09/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit#5 Dear @David Navarro López the only line that I would want you to focus from my comment is this one "Your buzz is the hub and from that individual explorations germinate" - I like the flow of discussion that is at your buzz, that is why it is profiled at the beginning and why I link to it. The Paradox Wisdom here is to look at our own words, not as messages to the other, but as metacognition (which means to think about our own thinking). Even if we examine our own face in the mirror, do we actually get to the thoughts behind that face? These thoughts are revealed in our own words and responses and also in the things we have not said - because in those spaces is learning. What percentage of what you want to know is that which is already within you? That finding of that which we have not seen within us is "paradox wisdom".26/09/2016 #8 Sara JacoboviciDear @CityVP Manjit, I literally just came across your Buzz now and notice you posted it a day ago. I posted a Buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/compounding-communication 5 hours ago also on @David Navarro López's Buzz.
I appreciate how you present and organize your thoughts. My focus or take away from this discussion was how I ended my Buzz by giving you the last word with a quote from one of your comments from David's Buzz: "The innate talent of choice is the fundamental talent, it is the core heartbeat of talent, because we do not grow without each other. Without serving something of value (which is always in relationship to someone else) talent becomes meaningless."26/09/2016 #7 Anonymous#4 How honored am I to have mention here. There seems to be many of us whose territories are expanding by way of these outstanding exchanges. I am thrilled beyond measure as I am learning much and more importantly - developing meaningful online connections with some great individuals. Thank you @CityVP Manjit for all your thought leading here on beBee!25/09/2016 #6 Ali Anani#4 This is a quite interesting dialogue that fired neurons in my head and is generating the flow @CityVP Manjit. I feel I am watching the flow of waves in a sea. Waves tat reinforce each other and create a stronger waves or canceling each other and dumping the wave. Our "ideas waves" are like that each idea moving in a wave, encountering another idea wave and what happens happens as some ideas die and others get nourished. Free-flowing waves till they meet each other or collide with a big rock or whatever. Waves disruption (thank you for the kind mention on this dear Manjit), or whatever need a medium to carry them such as beBee, which is doing a great medium for both carrying waves and initiating them. I am in full accordance with your writing "This is why I say that beBee is the playground for my mind, heart and being that I had always been looking for".
I am enjoying the dialogue between you and David @David Navarro López in spite of me coughing and sneezing and having a fever. Being in the flow makes life easier. Your neurons are creating waves that wave-riders enjoy riding.25/09/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit#3 Ah David, but focus on the paradox here that helps me. https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/wisdom
When I encounter a buzz that makes my neurons runneth over, that flow becomes my Paradox Wisdom. You so far are only one of four bee's that have managed to inspire that kind of flow. What enters the Paradox Pyramid is something that substantially elevates my own practice.
A discussion is something that can come and go, but here as I contemplate the Nature of Talent, I am also contemplating Living Concrete (inspired via @Irene Hackett) Thinking our Disruption (inspired via Ali @Ali Anani) and the first Paradox Pyramid "The Sins of Science" inspired by @Milos Djukic This is why I say that beBee is the playground for my mind, heart and being that I had always been looking for.
That is why this inner buzz is linked to the outer buzz you created at https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/your-talent-what-are-you-going-to-do-with-it#c21 Thus think of Paradox Wisdom as the spokes that emerge from a hub. Your buzz is the hub and from that individual explorations germinate. My learning hives serve the same purpose. I am reinventing here the accepted orthodoxy of blog and comment (group), and replacing it with thought and personal action. (individual)25/09/2016 #3 AnonymousI am honored to have provoked such a "bubbling honey" on you, my talented and admired friend, and as such, i am sharing it at https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey View moreI am honored to have provoked such a "bubbling honey" on you, my talented and admired friend, and as such, i am sharing it at https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey, in the hope that more bees will be able to enjoy your talent, and make comments on it Close25/09/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit#1 Talent for home, talent for work, talent for play - any of those can become a market for something or another, but not all talent needs a market. Whether it is opportunity, innovation or labour of love - the nature of talent is worth examining and the system of talent is worth disrupting.25/09/2016 #1 Aurorasa SimaYou brought @David Navarro López´s article to my attention. I understand the pictures are your comments on David´s article. Saying we had the same thought process would be too ambitious, but my simple little train of thought also led to a conclusion that is a small part of your large presentation of knowledge and wisdom: There also has to be a market for your talent. Even though passion can be a powerful engine for creating a new market.
- Producer25/09/2016Communication is a two ways journey.Whenever we try to share a thought, immediately some obstacles use to emerge hindering it to comes out as clearly as we wanted to share it. These obstacles, just mentioning some of them, could be classified into two categories, “talker...
Comments27/09/2016 #15 Ali Anani#13 AMazing, as this is the core message of my buzz of this evening dear @Mohammed Sultan on Ideas Don't Move. Sometimes we need to lose our ability to move and move others. We may lose this ability for many reasons such as getting cold, imprisonment or by intangible negative forces. But it can be rewarding26/09/2016 #12 Ali Anani#10 Good Morning dear @Sara Jacobovici. Yes, it is harsh and I slept very little. However, to wake up to such lovely response is pain-relieving. Yes, emotions is a multi-layered and complex issue and the paradox is your statement "Emotion can change meaning for humans, meaning never changes for devices". This is a solid foundation of Reverse Businesses. This is a great idea for expanding on my previous work. Your words relieve me more than Aspirin.26/09/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici#6 Under the harshest conditions and you still make "sense" @Ali Anani. I appreciate your comment on many levels but when you write, "It seems communication is a complex issue and more than I imagined...But the emotional part is important... " it reminds me of the difference between human versus technological communication. Development in the technology of Artificial Intelligence can only supply humans "high functioning" tools. Devices "communicate" with each other in a very specific/one dimensional way (still very dependent on human input). There is a difference, however, when devices "communicate" information and it is received by the human eyes and ears that interpret that information on a multi-dimensional level; and emotion is the factor that makes the difference. Emotion can change meaning for humans, meaning never changes for devices. Be well Dr. Ali and hope your cold passes quickly.25/09/2016 #8 Ali Anani#7 Interesting your comment is @Deb Helfrich. I don't need the honey anymore. I remember when I was in Luxembourg staying at the lobby of the hotel because I couldn't sleep. The inhouse magazine was laid on a table and I picked it to read "if you are unable to sleep, drink milk hot milk with one big spoon of honey". I walked in the hotel bar to ask for a sachet of honey and milk. Many eyes steered laughingly at me ordering milk in a bar. I tried and the drink worked like magic. Since then if I have trouble sleeping I do that successfully. Is there a scientific reasoning? I don't know, but I know it works.25/09/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich#6 The cold effect - now that is one major obstacle that cannot be ignored. We've all experienced it. It is like our brain is in quicksand and we are listening via a long, dark tunnel. Get yourself some honey, @Ali Anani View more#6 The cold effect - now that is one major obstacle that cannot be ignored. We've all experienced it. It is like our brain is in quicksand and we are listening via a long, dark tunnel. Get yourself some honey, @Ali Anani, as I simply and clearly wish you better health. Close25/09/2016 #6 Ali AnaniI read this buzz and comments three times before commenting. I have terrible cold all of a sudden, sneezing and coughing and yet I couldn't stop myself reading this buzz or commenting on it. I am in a situation that i harsh for me to listen dear @Deb Helfrich View moreI read this buzz and comments three times before commenting. I have terrible cold all of a sudden, sneezing and coughing and yet I couldn't stop myself reading this buzz or commenting on it. I am in a situation that i harsh for me to listen dear @Deb Helfrich and yet I enjoyed your comment, @Sara Jacobovici and surely @Mohammed Sultan comment. They added fragrance to the already fragrant buzz by @David Navarro López. I am saying if the sender communicates truthfully a message with simplicity and clarity then the listener shall listen without undue effort even if health conditions are not welcoming. Is the communication balance tilted more to the sender more than the receiver? This reminds me of changing TV channels and then one channel attracts my eye and senses even though the topic isn't my favorite. It seems communication is a complex issue and more than I imagined. I like the simple rules that David suggests. But the emotional part is important and I agree with @Mohammed Sultan on this issue. Close25/09/2016 #5 Deb HelfrichI am very compelled to comment on this tremendously pertinent buzz on how very, very difficult communication really is, @David Navarro López I find it really ironic that 2/3's of the burden is identical for the listener. Listening is not a passive activity.
One of the things I have learned the hard way is to distinguish from someone nodding and saying 'yes' as a way to encourage a speaker to continue versus actually agreeing to do a task.
I feel that we must always be aware of working to communicate effectively, as the moment we take these skills for granted, we are guaranteed to be misunderstood frequently. Each conversation is unique and we need to be willing to invest a little effort to make sure we ultimately convey or receive what is intended.25/09/2016 #3 Mohammed SultanDavid Navaro Lopez.Thanks for sharing your thoughtful post.The emotional culture is an integration of thinking and feeling and is often seen in people's eyes and in the way they behave .We all have strong feelings about different issues or about things that matter to us ,when these feelings are suppressed communication can't take place.The overwhelming communication messages and the narrower space of people's attention have made it difficult for any message to get through to the audience mind.So,adjusting the tone and wave length of our communication affect positively or negatively the behavior patterns and people perceptions.When communicating with others use simple words because they go unnoticed and can get agreement easily.Big words mean little things,and all big things have little names.25/09/2016 #2 Anonymous#1 Dear Sara, it is always rewarding sharing things with you, because you always bring to it further thoughts and enlightening.
Fortunately, there are some so-called-misunderstandings which can be positive too. Some expressed ideas from a talker can light a different line of thinking on the listener, which can cause consequently another spark reverted to the original talker. Could it be named as "bubbling effect"?. In that case, your quoting "This situation is inevitable, and it should be accepted rather than fought" is most valuable.25/09/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciImportant discussion @David Navarro López. Good insights. I am always tempted to post my favorite quote when it comes to communication.
"We express ourselves all the time, in all sorts of ways. And we listen to one another. But we do not simply, passively receive a communication. We construct the message (and even the sender!) for ourselves, using a mix of what we have heard, what we hope we did not hear, who we are, who we think the message sender is, what our values and expectations are, what our moods and contexts are, our memories of previous interactions, etc. So, misunderstanding between two people is inevitable, no matter how much they try to communicate, no matter who they are, no matter what their relationship. This situation is inevitable, and it should be accepted rather than fought."
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- Producer24/09/2016Your Talent: What are you going to do with it?"From Latin talentum, the notion of talent is linked to the ability or intelligence. It is the ability to exercise a certain occupation or to perform an activity. The talent is usually associated with the innate ability and creation, although it...
Comments27/09/2016 #36 Anonymous#32 I believe we have hit the two boundaries of the issue. In my opinion, talent should be balanced between obligation and ego, between giving and receiving.
Joy can be obtained by using your talents for the good of others, passin can grow if you see the talent growing and making others happy. You keep your talent for yourself, or do not use it at all, and see what happens.26/09/2016 #33 Anonymous#25 I too am trying to understand awareness @Sara Jacobovici and how it may be more of a 'natural' human response as @Praveen Raj Gullepalli so wisely noted. It may be hidden deep beneath a strong ego who is identified more with their persona-self, and yet easily accessed by one who may be more identified and connected with the natural world around them - those who sense the life in the trees, the life in the animals and all humans as the same 'life source' that is in all. To see fully, to hear and to feel fully, to have the ability to just be still - is that awareness. @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, I like how you have stated: " it does not really take an act of will but only intent. When we separate ourselves from the natural world around us, the intent to be aware, to be present, may be asleep - unconscious. These are all subtle differences in state of consciousness, however important to consider.25/09/2016 #32 Anonymous#24 Yes @David Navarro López - when you ask: "Maybe by thinking the talent is something it has been given to us as a gift and not the fruit of "our success", could make us think we should be doing something in return?"...it makes given talent sound more of an obligation to use rather than a natural joy and passion.25/09/2016 #31 Aurorasa SimaWonderful article, David! @CityVP Manjit brought it to my attention. I love the distinction at the end between talent and passion and the reminder that we can always learn new skills if the ones we were born with don´t make us happy. I innated a talent for strabismus and the ability to wiggle my nostril wings like a boss. Looking at it pragmatically, the ideal situation is when you have the joy of having or developing a talent you are passionate about for which there is also a demand.25/09/2016 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#25 I think awareness is as natural as breathing. And sometimes you are asked to be aware of your breathing just get started ;) It is the will that either limits / enhances awareness by focusing it on something of our choosing. Just sitting quietly by yourself and opening up to all stimuli around you does not really take an act of will but only intent I feel...25/09/2016 #27 Sara Jacobovici#21 @David Navarro López and @Parveen Raj Gullepalli#14 , in regards to this discussion I recommend the following book, The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/talent-code-daniel-coyle/1102658691 View more#21 @David Navarro López and @Parveen Raj Gullepalli#14 , in regards to this discussion I recommend the following book, The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/talent-code-daniel-coyle/1102658691. It looks at individuals, their approach and the environment they create that can "produce" talent. Close25/09/2016 #26 Anonymous#16 Latent talent is a very interesting concept. Sadly enough, recruiters/companies are not interested in it, as it would mean they would need to invest in someone to make flourish this talent. Nowadays, they prefer to take ready-to-use talent, even if a latent talent would be much more promising. They are only interested in the bottom line, take the maximum benefit with the less investment, if possible, none.25/09/2016 #25 Sara Jacobovici#15 Agreed, @Irene Hackett: "My point - using our talent comes naturally as we let go of the story we build around it. If the story we built says we have no talent - the talent may not be expressed."
I also appreciate you introducing the concept of will. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the idea of awareness without will though...it's tough to imagine for me how you can have awareness without will. From my perspective awareness is choosing to be open to what is taking place internally and/or externally, being conscious of the experience. Lots to think about. Thanks Irene.25/09/2016 #24 Anonymous#15 This is a really challenging question, dear @Irene Hackett, "Maybe by thinking about our talent too much we create more ego around it? "
In response to it, I would make another question:
Maybe by thinking the talent is something it has been given to us as a gift and not the fruit of "our success", could make us think we should be doing somethng in return?25/09/2016 #22 Anonymous#13 I am happy you liked it, Robert, and I am sure the lady you are mentioning felt she accomplished her targets in life. This is a common and very powerful feeling in mothers who really assume their role as mothers: to give from themselves for others, forgetting absolutely about themselves. In the case of my own mother, it has been like this. Now that my sister and myself are independent, and my father passed away already 8 years ago, she is still a very powerful minded person, so she is starting to think she has left aside her own talents, dreams or hobbies, and that now is time to go for them.25/09/2016 #21 Anonymous#14 Dear Praveen, your sharp mind and meaningful comments always add value to others buzzes, and I a grateful you do.
Concerning to your words " the responsibility of discovering an innate talent early, in a child, is primarily the responsibility of parents or teachers", @Sara Jacobovici posted in a very valuable post, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/the-sensational-language-of-engagement, the following paradox:"In order for an infant to develop a sense of self as independent from others, it is dependent on the other to provide the environment in which to develop this sense."
To your words "Praise is the poison that kills both talent and ability. Appreciation on the other hand, strengthens them." because the nuance it shows, is my opinion it worths a buzz on this matter. I can not be more in agreement with it.25/09/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit#17 We are that talent and that is why I love the South African greeting SAWABONA - translates to "I see you" - and at the heart of learning that ability not just to see you but to SEE YOU is something I am trying to nurture here for my own journey. Now make the window of talent a mirror of talent and begin see yourself and in what we then see in others, the more we see in ourselves and naturally as that nurture flows from within us - I see you not as you but maybe even the you that you are not seeing.
Now we can go deeper and look at the Indian greeting namaste or namaskar. This greeting has been westernized as our attitude to talent has been and we take it to be a nicety or a hello - but it is way more than that - just as the word talent has been reduced to a superficial view of competency, the word namaste as become an etiquette rather than a spiritual action. The spiritual action in greeting someone with namaste is to speak to the spirit rather than the transient flesh and blood of a person - and so this article on the meaning of namaskar is useful http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-living/how-should-we-greet/namaskar-namaste-meaning/
We do not pray to talent nor do we turn it into an object of worship, but we do practice fundamental idolatry, and in this regard this is not about westernized anything - it is our habit of worshiping the object, rather than freeing our nature. This is why when David references Christianity in his buzz, I welcome and embrace it fully, I do not have a hair-trigger politically correct aversion to it, I embrace it as insight and then expand the conversation by expanding the context. This is not religion I speak of, this is talent.25/09/2016 #19 Katja BaderIn my opinion a talent ist a gift. In the beginning it is something you do without any effort. Of course you can develop it. It is your decision to keep it for yourself or to share it with others. To share your talent with others can be a gift for them, too or/and a spring of inspiration.
- Producer17/09/2016Coincidence or Causality? Choose one.When I was about 7 years old, my grandmother told me, "when you do something, do it for you, always do the best you can, do not spare time or effort. As time passes, you will not remember how long it took or how much effort you put on it. But you...
Comments18/09/2016 #27 Aurorasa SimaMaybe we do not have knowledge of the impact of all of our actions. "Each of our actions creates crimps through a matrix of causality that we cannot see at first. " I wrote today in a different context. Your grandmother was a clever woman. Be the best you can, be accountable but also, be careless. Love your post, thank you for taking the time to translate it!17/09/2016 #24 Mohammed SultanDear@David Navarro Lopez.Thanks for sharing such a paradox.Coincidence is a comfort zone for many .It's a beautiful moment to live for but never turned into gold and silver.Our living is determined not so much by what coincidence brings to us as by the attitudes we bring to life;not so much by what happens as by the way our minds look at what happens. Coincidence force many people to accept what is ,but causality will allow us to release our potentials and take whatever opportunity is available and make it perfect .If I have a choice between the two, I will never bet on luck but select what helps me to initiate.Even if you have the power to turn coincidence into a chance your life will never change.17/09/2016 #22 Anonymous#16 The real hidden question behind is: are we designing our life or are we victims of it?
I firmly deny to admit I am the product of fate, as long as it would mean I am not free to choose.
And I had enough opportunities in life to check that if you make the right choices, you can master your destiny, same as when you are taking the wrong decisions.
So the challenge of the post in reality is something in the line of:
Are you sitting and crying because fate is the master of your life, like a victim, or are you standing up and facing your life, doing something valuable with it?
Of course we have to deal with coincidences, which are beyond of our control, but letting coincidences to master my life is not my leitmotif17/09/2016 #21 Salma RodriguezExcellent, @David Navarro López. Living every day as if it was my last reminds me of Entrepreneur Steve Jobs (R.I.P). He would say the exact same thing. Cause and effect can be summarized as "the decision we make given a previous outcome". I like to think of life as a chain of effects. What I did last year has influence on my thought process and what have decided to do this year. I have tried to trace the root cause of events in my last research study and boy is this hard. It is not just all the data I collected, but what does the data mean and trying to precisely understand human behavior. I was experiencing this "chain of effects". Last year, I was having it rough. That got me to exploring my environment, trying to solve problems. Since necessity is the mother of all inventions, I think that crisis I was having may have very well influenced my decisions later in life.17/09/2016 #18 Ali Anani#16 It was yesterday that I was reading about some whales that prefer to strengthen their hearing ability to compensate for weak vision in water. Your reminded me of this @Peter van Doorn by your writing "." is a bit, at least to me, the same as the question "Be blind or deaf? Choose one." I wrote a presentation on Separation Thinking and our tendency to ask if this or that and ignoring asking this AND that. So, your writing towards the end "To stay sane you need causality AND coincidence, at least I think. And we have it both, I am happy". Obviously, I agree with you on this. I really would appreciate your feedback on my last buzz on The Hidden Fractal Power. It attracted many interesting comments, but I feel you still would add much to the lively discussions there.17/09/2016 #15 Anonymous#14 You are absolutely right. Even if individuals are able to find Eureka moments, what humankind does with it is another question. This leads me to another question in my mind, which worths a long buzz. Is the humankind basically a "good will" or "bad will"?
A question my mind is going to be busy along next week, on which I am going to be out for work, not able to connect.
Stay blessed, dear Praveen.17/09/2016 #14 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#12 How we deploy learning and discovery is another realm altogether, after our Eureka moments, dear David. Sadly, legacy leaves much to be desired and questioned. Some discoveries are better left alone. The desire for recognition and fame often overrides the faculty of discrimination and discretion. Don't the gunpowder and guns and the bombs tell us enough? The industry is feeding the monstrous machinery of greed and not need.17/09/2016 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#11 Dear David that is actually a definition of the word "Coincidence" and not my assumption. If we both were to suddenly meet each other on a street walking our dogs (both Labradors of the same colour wearing the same kind of collar) now THAT would be a coincidence! ;) The only connection I would see there would be our common love for dogs and that we both visit the same petshop ;)17/09/2016 #12 Anonymous#6 Corollary: If we would effectively be able to trace all the process cause and effect, would be the humankind to use it for the profit of all humankind, or just for the ones in power to understand it and master it?
Look at the great advances of humankind in the last centuries and you let me know.
@Ali Anani could be one who could respond to this too, due his wisdom and long experience17/09/2016 #11 Anonymous#6 To your words "A coincidence is an occurrence of events that have no causal connect" I need to say, well, this is a brave assumption. Not to see the connection doesn't mean there is none. And we have no way to find it out. My personal "receipt" is to act at the inception in the way I believe it should be done.....and pray (LOL)17/09/2016 #6 Praveen Raj GullepalliA coincidence is an occurrence of events that have no causal connect. While effects are caused by preceding events or actions. Your buzz reminded me of the classic Fate versus Freewill debate. An elder once told me that Fate decides how far or where in life you would go; but Freewill determines how fast you get there! Should you choose to walk you will get there one fine day whenever that may be...should you fly, you get there faster ;) Mindfulness in every action helps us make the most of every moment - whether it is meeting parents or a loved one or doing your work with love. I know of some uneducated nomadic squatters who became billionaires overnight and the money and excess simply ruined their progeny. Fortune favours the brave...or the endowed. You need to have something ...some land...some talent...some ability...at least looks or even plain confidence...to get lucky. So we have causes that are active as well as passive. Even our character, something very latent, is said to be a cause and our life that unfolds is the effect! Thanks for sharing some deep thoughts and inspiring thus.17/09/2016 #5 Ali AnaniDear @David Navarro López- great and I am happy you translated it. I am now reading your buzz and those buzzes of dear @Milos Djukic before responding. In all cases, I believe in the law of large numbers and that they lead to the formation of patterns. I am explaining in my next buzz why. For now, I say like soap emulsions in water the soap tend to form micelle with repeating patterns. I am trying to use tangible patterns to imagine intangible ones. I believe in that patterns repeat. Nature uses its tricks in many unrelated fields (seemingly). I gave examples of finger-like patterns and only after publishing this buzz I found that some whales have finger-like structure instead of teeth so that they may take huge amounts of water, extract algae from it and throw water out.
My dear friend I said I am on a discovery journey and I hope luck would one day knock on my door.
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