- Producer19/10/2016Experiments prove that we are Connected Beyond Space - Quantum PhysicsWe are all interconnected, but how this can happen?This is called quantum physics and it is very hard to explain, but let me give you some examples of experiments that the United States Department of Defense implemented in 1998, which left...
Comments19/10/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich#3 #4 There is nothing that makes me feel more at peace in the wonders and possibilities of life than being by the shore of a large body of water. It is both restful and energizing at the same time, due, I am sure, to the unique properties of water and how it stimulates all of our senses.19/10/2016 #4 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@Deb Helfrich Deb, if I told you that since I started writing in Bebee, I feel like you've known most people, including you, I believe that we are all connected, identical to the work of art "Avatar", therefore brought this information I have completed my goal, because for some reason, I follow my intuitions, thanks for sharing this same thought.19/10/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich"We are constantly transferring information to the subconscious level, even with people with whom we are only superficially connected."
I believe this, @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira View more"We are constantly transferring information to the subconscious level, even with people with whom we are only superficially connected."
I believe this, @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira, and have had a few moments in my life where I have experienced it beyond common comprehension. We are all particles bumping into each other and our current state of charge, either positive or negative, definitely affects the other molecules we bump into. Smiles and positivity ripples. Close
- Producer15/10/2016What Will You Write Today?Dawn is beginning to break here. I can see a tiny shed of light trying to peek in from the curtains that have been drawn since evening. I hear the slight snoring of my love in the distance. He must have fallen asleep on the couch last night;...
Comments18/10/2016 #12 Laura Mikolaitis@Aaron Skogen, I don't know how I managed to compose via smart phone and sans coffee either. I guess I just went with the moment. Strike while the iron is hot, right?
Thank you for your comments. I try to embrace the journey, but I don't always succeed and some days it's a struggle to find the sunshine in the darkness. I'm sure that when the time is right, you'll capture your swirling words and present us with another slice of your chapters in life. I can understand the difficulty in focusing, I've been there too. One step, one minute at a time my friend. Here's to capturing the moments when we can and finding that sunshine when we need it the most.17/10/2016 #11 Aaron Skogen#10 Thanks for the heads-up @Laura Mikolaitis. I dont know how the heck you did this on a smart phone and BEFORE having any coffee. . .
This is a wonderful capture of those little moments in life that remind us of where we are, where we have been, where we are going. You embrace that journey, and I admire you for it. I don't know what I will write today. There are many things swirling, yet focus is difficult lately. If nothing more makes it to the page today, and this is it, well, thats OK too as it was time well spent.17/10/2016 #8 Laura Mikolaitis#4 @Deb Helfrich, what wonderful comments. Thank you! My smart phone was the closest device and so I went for it. Honestly, I was glad that it was close by so that I could capture my thoughts. This post flowed so easily and I was shocked I wrote it in such a short time span. I guess when it feels right go with it. Maybe I need to embrace that feeling more often. I'm so happy you were able to enjoy this on two consecutive mornings - and even happier that you shared with me here in the comments. I didn't always embrace the days, but I'm learning more and more to just breathe and take it in. I still have miles to go but I'm making progress. Plus, I'm finding that writing really helps and I need to be more diligent about letting the words out. Thanks for stopping by Deb and wishing you a good day ahead!17/10/2016 #7 Laura Mikolaitis#3 Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain! It is nice to meet you here in the comments. I see from your profile that you write too. I'm anxious to read some of the content that you have contributed. The words flowed so easily for this post and honestly I feel like it set the tone for the day. Saturday ended up being a lovely day spent outside enjoying the day and then an evening spent laughing and sharing great food with friends. Thanks for stopping by my post!17/10/2016 #6 Laura Mikolaitis#2 @Hayley Bruce, you are definitely not alone in the struggle. Thank you so much for reading my post and for commenting. You are so right that the only person standing in our way is us. I have fought myself many times. I always say that I am my own worst enemy and my biggest champion. I need to remember the latter more often. I'm so happy that my buzz resonated with you. Thank you for making me smile. I will do my best to keep writing and I encourage you to do the same. With time, it flows more easily. Write about that which gives you purpose and fuels your heart. That's what I am trying to do. Thanks for chiming in Hayley, I really appreciate it.17/10/2016 #5 Laura Mikolaitis#1 Thanks so much @David B. Grinberg. I love what you say here: "Having a positive mindset and being grateful is a conscious decision we all make. It's just as easy to think positive and be thankful as it is to think negative and be ungrateful." So true. Saturday morning was one of those reminders that I needed; especially after a long week. It ended up being a pretty great day soaking up the gorgeous weather and then laughing so hard with friends that evening that our sides and faces hurt from laughing so much. It was one of those days that you simply want to capture so you can release it when you need it most. Thanks for being a part of the conversation.16/10/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich@Laura Mikolaitis - I am in awe that you could write something this inspiring, this human on your smart phone, when I don't know if I could read it via that modality. But, I am oh, so glad that you were able to capture these moments of anticipation and clarity for me to enjoy on two consecutive mornings. A well-lived life is mostly lived and occasionally captured for posterity in all its fineness and glory.15/10/2016 #2 Hayley BruceEvery day I get up and say I cannot do what I want to do, I can be who I want to be. The only person standing in my way is me. I want to be a writer, I have to make an active effort to write. Sometimes it is easy, sometimes very hard. Your buzz has touched me as it has made me realise I am not alone in this struggle. Thank you and keep writing.15/10/2016 #1 David B. GrinbergI really enjoyed reading this "sweet honey" @Laura Mikolaitis. I always try to count my blessings and live in the moment, to the extent possible. I often recited this verse from Psalms: "This is the day that the Lord hath made, I shall rejoice and be glad in it."
Having a positive mindset and being grateful is a conscious decision we all make. It's just as easy to think positive and be thankful as it is to think negative and be ungrateful.
- Producer14/10/2016Live Now. Do It Now.Something happened. Nobody could exactly tell what is was. However, everyone felt it. Deep in the heart. Deep in the bones. Soul real. The universe made a firm decision; it cancelled the notion of time. Finally complete readiness to skip this...
- Producer14/10/2016The Lofty Mountain.The Learning in the Grounding Standing majestically tall rooted to the ground are the lofty mountains.Climbing uphill is a task no doubt, as it beckons to ascend.It tempts with arresting views from its mysterious mount.Albeit with many harsh crags,...
Comments15/10/2016 #1 Chas Wyatt@Savvy Raj, Eloquent; I love the mountains~ "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail." ~John Muir, "Our National Parks".
- 12/10/2016@Sara Jacobovici, @Ali Anani,
Comments12/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniAmazing post with fantastic illustrations. The video showing the trees bonding to each other is superb. I am amazed to read this line also "Mother trees recognize kin and send them “messages of wisdom” as I published a hour ago ""Nuggets of Wisdom" mostly extracted from comments on my buzzes on trees. Thank you so much for this share and tagging me. I shared this buzz very proudly. A must read
- 08/10/2016"You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love." Cheryl Strayed
Ok, I am and I will!
- Producer08/10/2016Perhaps we ought to read the stars?The intrinsic fear of insecurity has pervaded the human condition ever since the beginning of recorded time. This fear manifests in the collective defense of the familiar and of the status quo – the comfort zone. Those that have presented...
Comments08/10/2016 #9 Ian Weinberg#8 @Deb Helfrich thanks for that. I sincerely believe that we are evolving into a new scientific space as we speak. The old has not provided adequate answers. The substrate for 'legitimate' enquiry has narrowed significantly as more and more concepts have become inconvenient for incorporation into existing models. I would name Rupert Sheldrake and physicist Dean Radin amongst several others, who are birthing a new science.08/10/2016 #8 Deb HelfrichAh, Rupert Sheldrake has done some fascinating science. The easiest to approach is around how dogs know when their owners are coming home. And here is a pertinent quote from his book titled "Morphic Resonance"
"Although evidence is piling up that cosmology is evolutionary, old habits of thought die hard. Most scientists take eternal Laws of Nature for granted – not because they have thought about them in the context of the Big Bang, but because they haven't.
Laws anthropomorphize because what are laws in relation to nature, and there is no parallel in nature for monarchs or parliaments or congresses. The legal metaphor is incoherent.
I suggest a new possibility. The regularities of nature are not imposed on nature from a transcendent realm, but evolve within the universe. What happens depends on what has happened before. Memory is inherent in nature. It is transmitted by a process called morphic resonance, and works through fields called morphic fields."
This is in parallel with all of the studies about embodied cognition, wherein our senses of very subtle things influence our behavior in very marked ways. Of course, we are in many ways just as invisibly effected by the macro world as the micro world. The age of rational intellect as the supreme force in the universe is all but over.
It is only human to think about things. It is socialized dogma to find certain things not worth thinking about.
I am quite eager to surrender to the possibilities that I am so far unable to fathom.08/10/2016 #6 Chas Wyatt@Ian Weinberg, Velikovsky's theories about planetary collisions were laughed at by the scientific community,but, are now regarded seriously by that same community. The theory of floating Tektonic plates on the Earth's magma was once also scoffed at. If it weren't for the moon's pull we would not have tides and the seas would essentially be dead. Astrology is based on a twelve planetary system. Planet x, a tenth planet is becoming more and more accepted by the scientific community as well as a possible 11th planet. Many esoteric teachings and beliefs are beginning to be accepted by science as not just being cloaked in the veil of myth and folktales, but, being rooted in reality.08/10/2016 #3 AnonymousI like to explore science, but I'm not a scientist so my feeble mind only grasps so far. At some point, I say to myself, wasn't all science conjecture at some point or another in human history anyways until proven/disproven and our beliefs subsequently evolved? I also like to explore poetry, literature, music and art, and sometimes I think they are all saying the very same things, they just use different languages and words and expressions. When I explore my heart, the stars whisper things to me. Maybe that's where both science and art are born. Maybe that's what is Awakening. Maybe.08/10/2016 #2 Peter van DoornScientists need evidence. At some point in the very near future, we will not be able to find evidence anymore. Is that the end of science? I wonder.
I even wonder if the end of science would be a disaster or a blessing?
What did science do for humanity? Agreed, we live longer. The quantity of years improved dramaticly. I dare to say the quality of life itself did not improve. In the old days you had to be physically strong to be free. Now you need mental strength.
Science gave as weapons of mass destruction. Science gave us a long virtual life. I see so many people depending on technology.
A life staring at your phone. Expressing yourself on social media. Virtual, prolonged life. Safe. That's it, isn't it, we feel safe.
"Perhaps we ought to read the stars?" I have another suggestion. "Perhaps we ought to reach the stars?"
We reached a point where we know so much. And we use all that knowledge for potential destruction and dependence. To make money.
Two million years of evolution, and we are still apes.
Maybe humanity is near a turning point. The way we chose is up to us. Not to me. The universe is not going to change because of our actions.
We are free. And thus alone.
- 08/10/2016Are we entranced by a 'story' called materialism despite its unsustainable prospects? Is this 'story' we live in a reflection of an inner sense of lack? Do we need a 'new story' to guide us back to a natural state of abundance? @Chas WyattChanging the Story: The Need for Magic - Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee "God is Alive, Magic is Afoot" — Leonard Cohen In order to free our world from its present nightmare of materialism and exploitation, we...
Comments08/10/2016 #12 Deb Helfrich"The entrancement is so powerful we are caught" Our nervous systems are not wired for what we have created over the last 50 years and it clearly is killing us and inciting us to kill our world.
Magic is simply a fancy way to talk about inter-connected-ness.
It is truly fascinating how we are forming into a community reflecting the change that needs to occur. We are building a human forest of folks willing to say that we've lost our sense of wonder, awe, and magic at the lives we've been given and the spectacular world we have to play in.08/10/2016 #7 Chas Wyatt@Irene Hackett, thank you for tagging me on this; I am finding many intuitive and synchronistic patterns coming through posts on beBee by my connections. It is hard to explain, but, there are projects I am working on that relate to things in which correlations are then manifested through posts by others here. Thank you very much.08/10/2016 #2 Anonymous#1 Thank dear brother @Ali Anani for your recognition of this sense of 'scarcity' leading us down a dark path... "greed" - a sense of never having enough and so we turn to substitutes - "secondary products" - great term. You and I both wish for more "knowing", which I might interpret as more awareness - awareness of our true nature, not unlike the truths you are spreading in your tree metaphors, dear brother. In the natural world of which we are part, abundance simply exists - nothing needs to be added to it.08/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniInner self of lack? Dear sister @Irene Hackett- yes, and this is a growing problem. People have a growing sense of lack for material things (new mobile sets, for example). I wish this lack would be more on knowing more, learning more and adapting more. This feeling of scarcity even for things available in abundance in "different clothing" is turning us into greedy consumers of secondary products leaving the primary ones behind.
- Producer06/10/2016Press that Restart button;Then Start going about your life as usual!Can the human mind be tuned in such a manner so that we are able to take out those painful and miserable feelings?... And dump all those into an imaginary area in our mind ?(Somewhere on the back of the mind which is not an active area!) Can we all...
Comments08/10/2016 #21 debasish majumderlovely motivating post Prakashan B.V. But, i guess, though external factors are primarily responsible which lead chaos to our faculty. even sometimes the untoward incidents emerge in such a fashion where we have nothing to do apart from becoming the worst victim of it. war is the inevitable outcome of the state we are living where number of contradictions, inner as well outer we confront with without comprehending the elements of external world how regulating and decisively having an impact on us. and the strength also the product being reflected from the external world. absolute peace cannot prevail, even not in nature.so adaptation is the only tool being endowed by the nature to us and it is definitely necessary to nuture it to attain peace. however, lovely insight. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.08/10/2016 #17 Ali AnaniI shared your beautiful buzz dear @Prakashan B.V. I am amazed how your buzz and that of @CityVP Manjit buzz may integrate.
The two buzzes talk to each other08/10/2016 #12 Ken BoddieStimulating post, Prakashan. Learn to manage stress? For sure! Find inner peace? Certainly! But a delete button to forget all those. valuable lessons we need to learn so we can move forward? No way! After all we need the knocks to appreciate the good times. How about those "difficult people" who "taught" you? Without a recall mechanism we are doomed to repeat our past mistakes.
- Producer07/10/2016The Electromagnetism Heart: Scientists point out that the heart thinks and radiates."The heart is also the first organ formed in the womb. The rest comes later. " Recently, neurophysiologists were surprised to discover that the heart is an organ of intelligence, than (merely) the main station pumping body.More than half of the...
Comments08/10/2016 #11 Chas Wyatt@Flávio Rodrigues Vieira, I have experienced how turbulent emotions can have a physical effect on the heart. One could say that I have "a sensitive heart"~ quite literally. I recently seen a book on electromagnetic studies on the human body called "The Body Electric" at a thrift store; this is a reminder to me to get it, if it is still there. Your buzz caused me to go to many places on the web, that I wouldn't have otherwise discovered. Thanks for once again initiating exploration and discovery.
- 05/10/2016Underdogs - A Movie/Music Mashup Featuring Robin Williams, X Ambassadors and the World. Hey everyone - it's my first mash-up video - hope you enjoy it. Was playing around and watching Good Will Hunting when I couldn't get the song out of my...
- Producer05/10/2016This is how we go immortalThis post begins showing how Ludovico Einaudi defines wonderfully life in a deeply emotional and explicit master piece. It is a powerful example on how to appreciate life beyond anything else.As every piece of craft we might get a million different...
Comments05/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich"And everything we will build from that moment onwards will be full of meaning; soulful, being true to ourselves and giving our hearts once again to everyone else, as if it hasn’t ever been broken, as when we were children, brave and unbroken."
This is all life really asks of us, @Ignacio Gallo Campos. It can be hard to love like kids, but it is soooo worth it.
- Producer03/10/2016One Person Can Make A DifferenceKind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~Mother TheresaRain, intense torrential rain. I was in Halifax, sitting in wall to wall traffic, my car was being buffeted by high velocity winds and pelted by the...
Comments06/10/2016 #39 Laura MikolaitisA beautiful story about random kindness, strangers and the intersections that present us with opportunities to do good. Thanks, @Paul Kearley for sharing this. We shouldn't need so many reminders to stop, take a breath and practice kindness, but many times we do. Myself included. I really love this post and I am so glad that I had a few minutes to read it and contribute to such a wonderful conversation in the comments.05/10/2016 #38 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThis post is enlightening. We seem to live in a world of hurriedness and impatience, not stopping to give someone a hand. "You can make more friends in 5 minutes by being interested in others than you can in five years by trying to get them interested in you." is a great quote by Carnegie, one we should live by.04/10/2016 #35 Lisa Gallagher#28 @Paul Kearley, "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." Love the quote your grandmother used! Sounds like something my Scottish Grandmother would have said. And, well said below, "The best way to convey these is to "Be" these lessons." I think focusing on patience is part of the lesson. Patience of the mind can clear the mind so we are able to think on a deeper level and consider others as well.04/10/2016 #34 David LisleI think this story speaks volumes about what is still right with our society. As @Charles David Upchurch points out our old heroes don't cut the grade anymore. But this story is about the little heroes that have always been with us and are people whose habit we do well to imitate sincerely. Thanks @Paul Kearley.04/10/2016 #32 Charles David UpchurchI hope we can convey these lessons to coming generations.
The old heroes have turned into villains, and today's superheroes are no longer inspiring greatness of spirit, nor traits like patience and acceptance.
Random acts of kindness and paying it forward happen most, and happen best, when we are not so absorbed with ourselves that we cannot see and act compassionately towards our neighbors' needs.04/10/2016 #30 Aaron Skogen#29 No, I would agree. I simply will not take credit for that which is not mine :-). Also, this post will run on my twitter feed several times per day for the next five days using the #kindnessReigns2016 hashtag (and a few others)! Have a great day Paul and thanks again for a great post!04/10/2016 #28 Paul Kearley#23 @Lisa Gallagher even though I know how I SHOULD be, I am often faced with situations where I am in a hurry and someone is in my way and I "toot my horn" when I know better. I retold that piece to remind me again of a quote my grandmother used to say: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get". Timeless. Since that incident a month ago, I have repaid this kindness a couple of times. I think it would be great to have some kind of record as to just how many people stop and think and respond positively as a result of this post. #KindnessReigns201604/10/2016 #23 Lisa GallagherWhat a great story you shared @Paul Kearley! Admirable man. I might have sat honking my horn too. I have a feeling the healthcare professional in me would have kicked in and I might have gotten out of my car to make sure she wasn't having a heart attack or something of that nature. He was smart, and in tune. Poor woman was having anxiety. I think we can all miss opportunities to help but when we see someone else help another, it's a good reminder to stay alert to the needs of others. I'm working on patience the older I get!04/10/2016 #22 Deb HelfrichI wanted to save this for awhile and it was well worth the anticipation, @Paul Kearley. I used to be the impatient type, especially behind the wheel, as driving comes naturally to me. After reading this eye-opening story, I doubt I will forget that there is another option.
- Producer30/09/2016CastawayIf a man should stand upon a rock facing the sea and if he should speak to the foaming, wide expanse that gave birth to the sandcrawlers and swallowed them whole whenever they returned, what should he say? How does one speak to a denying mother?...
- 03/10/2016@Melissa Hefferman, @Deb Helfrich, @Pascal Derrien, @Joel Anderson, @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Milos Djukic, @Aurorasa Sima, @Ali Anani, @CityVP Manjit, @Sushmita Thakare Jain, @Irene Hackett, @Savvy Raj, @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira, @Hans Dholakia, @Ian Weinberg, @Dean Owen, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Charles David Upchurch, @John White, MBA, @John Vaughan,Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein A Short Film Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation,...
Comments03/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa SimaI love the movie and I love the message. As well as the idea of sacred economics. One can argue that it´s easily possible to leave money society and live autarkic somewhere where it´s allowed or if we can afford to buy our own land.
Thank you for sharing this video and it´s important message.
Charles Eisenstein accepts gifts in form of PayPal payments and credit card payments on his website. One-time or recurring. It´s not as easy as it seems.
- Producer21/09/2016REPROGRAMING OUR BRAIN - HEALING OURSELVES FROM THE INSIDE OUTWhat is it, that makes you, YOU?Is it your name? Is it your relationships with your family and friends? Is it your choices of food, your taste in clothing, or the things you like to do in your free time? Is it the type of job you do? Is it your...
Comments02/10/2016 #2 Emilia M. LudovinoThank you, dear, @Deb Helfrich, for reading it and leave me your kind and supportive comment. yes, I totally agree with you that bit by bit, as a community we need to re-own our truth and wholeness as unique human beings we'are. I believe that with love, compassion, resilience, and non-judgment - Humankind is able to rediscover or Awesomeness and Body, Spiritual and Emotional Balance. Have a wonderful evening. I'm grateful and appreciate your support. Thank you.02/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich"We have inadvertently allowed ourselves to become separated from our own truth and this has lead to an inner and outer struggle of immense proportions. We are spiritually and emotionally bankrupt, which is reflected in the chaos and turmoil of our modern day lives." Bit by bit, as a community, we are uncovering how to dust off our own truth. Thanks for starting this discussion, @Emilia M. Ludovino - I'm ready for more balance and wholeness.
- 02/10/2016You may be surprised by this Perspective on EI and EQ by @Justin Bariso for INC.com
I, for one, happen to agree with him.
Comments02/10/2016 #5 Anonymous#4 "The important thing, here, is to use every experience to help us learn how to be the best human beings we can be, from moment to moment."----oh look, you have a high SQ. ;-) And thanks for satisfying my curiosity and reflection. Have a lovely evening, or whatever moment of the day/night it is where you are!02/10/2016 #4 Charles David Upchurch#1 @Melissa Hefferman
Seriousness quotient? Mine is probably too high.
Systemizing quotient? I'm flexible on paradigms.
Service quotient? An organizing principle for my life.
Spiritual or Soul quotient? Again hard to measure, like IE and EQ. The important thing, here, is to use every experience to help us learn how to be the best human beings we can be, from moment to moment.
Storytelling quotient? I'm definitely working to improve mine.02/10/2016 #3 Anonymous#2 Spiritual Intelligence, or Spiritual Quotient as it is often referred to when discussing business leadership and training... I've seen some books on it and my mentor brought it up when I did the multiple intelligence test with her though I've never read any of the books.
- Producer30/09/2016Life isn't always sunshine and rainbows! Its finding the light at the end of the tunnel!Our Life is a journey, just like each coin has two sides same way within this journey we experience times with joy and comfort as well as times of discouragement and discomfort.If one has ever pursued a goal to improve their life in any way or say...
Comments01/10/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherExtremely inspiring buzz @Sushmita Thakare Jain. "These are the people who have experienced many ups and downs and have gained an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, understanding and a deep loving wisdom." These are the type of people I love associating with. It seems their knowledge base and compassion/passion for others and life is ten fold.30/09/2016 #6 Sushmita Thakare Jain#4 Yes @Deb Helfrich when it comes to gratitude I remember a quote I would like to share with everyone 'As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciated is not to utter words, but to live by them!' thank you Deb for sharing your views.30/09/2016 #5 Sushmita Thakare Jain#3 @Amina Alami I believe we are the ones who make or brake our lives no one else can do anything about it! Positivity helps us build up and believe in our dreams it is the vital Vitamin which is necessary in our lives, if not it's deficiency will make us fall down. Glad you liked the post, thank you for sharing your views.30/09/2016 #3 Amina AlamiBeautiful post Sushmita Thakare! We all experience some periods when we have the impresion that a funk has descended upon us. Instead of finding the positive and building on what's important, we tend to focus on the negative and make our situation even worse. As long as there's life there's hope . Counting our blessings help us take the best course of action to overcome our challenges. Thank you for sharing your pearls of wisdom.
- Producer30/09/2016Inspired By The Challenges A gentle reminderThe challenges of the day should be embraced. This is how we get to test ourselves and be prepared for the next level in our lives. Maybe, there is no food for today, no money for today, and dire straits aka tough times are looming...
Comments01/10/2016 #14 Chas Wyatt@Donna-Luisa Eversley, I remember a talk by my astronomy professor in college, where he said he looked in his pocket going home from school and only had 30 cents to his name; he said, "I made it through, and you will, too". At the time I had maybe 80 cents in my pocket. Although now I feel my motivation for going to college was misguided, his little talk still lingers. Thank you for this wonderful buzz.01/10/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher#6 I remember struggling for some time when my husband and I both got laid off. This is a funny story now- we were starving. I kept going to the kitchen and looking in fridge and cupboards as if something new was going to appear. All I had was pancake mix and taco seasoning. Soooo... I said, Hey, I'm going to make Taco pancakes, I will just fry them thin. OMG they were so bad, I think cardboard might have tasted better. It's odd when you face times like that how you can adjust and still appreciate all the life around you.01/10/2016 #12 Lisa GallagherGreat attitude @Donna-Luisa Eversley. My mother had to improvise many weeks. She had such a cute way of presenting our poor meals, we had no idea we were eating certain meals because she was very low on cash. Spaghetti with butter and ketchup, toasted bread with ketchup, a slice of american cheese and she called this poor mans pizza. Creative soups and more. We never complained because we didn't know any different. We had great meals too but it was up and down for a long time after my dad died and she had to raise 5 children. Love trumped, her attitude was always positive and that rubs off. As we always tell our kids when they encounter tough times, "No one died, right? You have your health, you have beautiful children to love." Thanks for sharing Donna, this was moving and a great message.30/09/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley#1 Thank you @Pascal Derrien... Sometimes, writing down these thoughts are just the beginning of the inspiration pool. It's amazing how I can 'feel' myself moving fast because I know folks like you and @Laura Mikolaitis are slogging away daily... I've been told my fast is quite a crawl, but that is only for now...I can remember how the brisk movement feels. I appreciate you small steps, makes he feel it's all okay 😉
- Producer27/09/2016Life – A User's ManualOne of the most important skills I have found I possess is my ability to observe and pay attention. I am mostly so enrapt at the bounty of what I see, hear, and listen to that I would love to be rich enough to dedicate my life to the art of...
Comments28/09/2016 #45 Deb Helfrich#35 "Strong enough" can we hashtagify that, @Aaron Skogen? T-shirtify? As is my standard MO, I am working my way through these absolutely fabulous comments and trying to bring together a picture of my what's next document. A resume is not the answer - I know I can learn almost anything, contribute effectively to just about any organization - in fact, that is kinda my working mission statement. I don't want to niche down - I want to expand across many vast landscapes. Utilizing the fact that I am participating in many conversations to bring perspectives into focus from unexpected arenas.
"The chance to impact the life of another, nothing more, just the chance, the opportunity." This is a pretty revolutionary statement, my friend. An entirely new way to quantifying success. This I am pondering extensively.28/09/2016 #44 Lisa Gallagher#32 @Cyndi wilkins, I admire that you are taking care of your dad. That is a very tough job within itself- add another layer, our lovely healthcare system and yes the frustration is overwhelming. Keep seeking and remember, one day at a time. Big hugs, your stronger than you think! Love your comment @Aaron Skogen, very uplifting.28/09/2016 #42 Deb Helfrich#21 @Laura Mikolaitis - we are meaning making creatures and when we are adrift, we often paddle a little too hard, maybe even verging on the frantic, when we should really be able to assess and realize that staying afloat is the smartest use of our energy.
Let's both utilize the float time to dream and prepare and stay open to what arrives.
You've prompted me to my next post.....28/09/2016 #41 Anonymous#39 Green is your Heart and my favourite colour! You know I've never read Black Swan, I'll have to purchase it but I'm on a bit of a reading bubble break and am saying Hello to The World and Life these days instead so I'll add it to my future reading mood list. And oh my goodnes, I truly just do think you're wonderful, yay for allowing and for people sharing and supporting and creating!! Ok I best go work now.ha Enjoy your day and keep the Faith! There be miracles in this Universe of ours for certain. Hugs!28/09/2016 #40 Deb Helfrich#19 I am glad you've found your spot, Brian. You offer an example of just opting out and moving forward. The american dream is so puzzlingly specific and compact. Surely many people see how bereft of choice and meaning it really is. Which leads to figuring out the where and what and who, we choose in our wild and precious lives.28/09/2016 #39 Deb Helfrich#22 I have had a few improbables in my life, too, @Melissa Hefferman. And I cherish them immensely. But then my analytical streak starts to try to scheme and dream and make manifest some more magic.
That is why I felt compelled to remind myself of Black Swan events and my deep knowledge that I am made of Antifragility, along with this painterly quest that has remained in my mind for the length of my adulthood.....
I'm not particularly au courant with Pink, but Green, now that is a persona a might be able to carry off....
Here is to ALLOWING!28/09/2016 #36 Mark AnthonyWow, I love this @Deb Helfrich! I think we do restrict ourselves and as you say some will only believe if it is backed up by data , stats , science etc . These , I believe are not absolutes and as we know can all be written to suit a purpose or cause. I believe I think have a "quixotic" yearning and I so wish you well in completing yours28/09/2016 #35 Aaron SkogenI'm not sure where I saw it first @Deb Helfrich, but this reminds me of it. It read, " God gave you this life because you were strong enough to live it!". I've thought about adding it as my next tattoo someplace on my torso or maybe my calf, yet I believe we are given the chance. The chance to impact the life of another, nothing more, just the chance, the opportunity. Given recent events in my life, I think I could write a novella in response, but I'll leave it at that. Soldier on Deb, your strong enough!28/09/2016 #32 Cyndi wilkins"I am trying to be at one with the wind in my life and today I failed miserably." I had the same feeling today Deb...While attempting to navigate the health care system in search of assistance for my dad...I care for him at home and services for the elderly are impossible it seems to obtain within reason...Each connection I made sent me to another in one huge, exhausting and ultimately useless circle as I wound up right back where I started with nothing to show for it but an enormous headache that even my best whisky cannot alleviate...Unfortunately, the only way you can get help with your ailing loved ones is to have an "acute event" that lands them in the hospital or put them in a nursing home..."The Ugly Truth"...That might possibly be the title of my next article when I can muster the energy to write it.28/09/2016 #31 Josh LeBlanc-Shulman@Deb Helfrich, the fear of the unknown or of potential loss of freedom (or anything) is completely valid. The good news is that the unimaginable will necessarily become imaginable once it happens (*if* it happens), and that becomes our reality in which we make decisions that are uniquely right for us. We spend a lot of time worrying about what-ifs, though I think we all have it in us to deal with whatever will happen. I mean, haven't we been doing so thus far?28/09/2016 #30 Franci Eugenia HoffmanLife is not full of rainbows and flowers as there will always be bumps in the road. Those bumps are there to make us stronger and help us grow. We never stop growing, while we are living. There will be awkward times in our lives but the day will come when we look back and pat ourselves on the back. Why? Because we won the battle.28/09/2016 #29 Deb Helfrich#28 Maybe some part of my quest involves libraries.... that would be a pretty accurate thing to sense, @Josh LeBlanc-Shulman.
Me and the certainty of death are solid. My first book was about the death of my first dog. My unease is and will probably always be solely based on the fear of living through the unimaginable - losing my freedom to chose what is uniquely right for me.27/09/2016 #27 Lisa Gallagher#25 You made a great point @Deb Helfrich, starting by saying what 'we need or want," as you know I have a hard time with this depending on the circumstance. It comes easily for me in some areas, other areas not so much. I think you face the same but differing issues. Hey, I appreciate your support, you've been a bright light and believe me when I say, you have helped me to dig deeper and given me tools to get through some difficult times- can we say, the SWIM?? I made it!! I fell asleep early, and got up very early. My son was so proud of me because he knows I have a very hard time and my anxiety is bad if I don't get enough sleep. It really meant a lot to him that I was there for all three portions of the race. I only missed the swim once and I felt so bad.27/09/2016 #26 Deb Helfrich#18 Quite astute, @Gert Scholtz - Your post about Cervantes came at just the right time for many things to ratchet into clarity. Every life comes with an unlimited number of chapters - we just need to decide it is time to begin a new one.
I had chosen a path that ended up in a dead-end - so it is time to be open and receptive and fly my availability flag.
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Comments02/10/2016 #20 Lisa GallagherInteresting video @Chas Wyatt, finally had a chance to watch. It does have a lot of conspiracy theories, I remember watching a few about the Rothschilds before. But the message that's conveyed about those who have too much power and our planet is spot on. Thanks for sharing!02/10/2016 #19 Dean OwenPinch of salt. Far fetched conspiracy theories suggesting a global domination agenda instigated by the Rockefellers, Carnegies and Rothschilds. That said, I do agree with some of the prognosis. The Fed has too much power/we need to get off a centralised grid/own our own water etc.27/09/2016 #17 Deb HelfrichWhat a vast overview of problems, reasons for problems, and a relatively doable solution - get involved.
If at any point you feel compelled to stop, why not click forward to the next section? Or challenge yourself to entertain explanations that make you uncomfortable.
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Comments26/09/2016 #6 Hans Dholakia#1 Namaste, Deb. Thanks for your kind words. Have followed you, let's stay in touch and share learning.
No, that 'illness to wellness' quote wasn't mine, and I don't know who first wrote it. I share whatever I like.
We shall interact more. You may also like to see my 2-part reply to Peter's honest comment. An honest atheism is better than blind theism, as it can eventually lead to realized wisdom. 'Not this, not this'.... may eventually lead to 'Aha, yes this' ! Isn't that so ?26/09/2016 #5 Hans Dholakia#3 Cont'd :
Towards the end of your comment, you do agree we do not know whether God exists, whether Karma and rebirth are real etc. So, how can you so decidedly deny that they don't ? Let's keep our minds open, the moment we close them we turn dogmatic.
My God does not dictatorially sit on a judge's throne on the 9th cloud. He is my own Highest Self, my loftiest potential. That is same as yours, and everyone else's, regardless of nationality, culture, faith or skin color. Loving each other becomes easy when we see that Presence in each other.
There can be no work without someone doing it, so no creation without a creator. Science agrees that the universe is carefully calibrated for evolution of life and consciousness. Please read Psycho-neuro-immunology, Quantum Physics, neuro-cardiology research and you will know there is a Unified Consciousness - an omnipresent 'field' of energy and consciousness, everywhere. Does it matter whether we call that God or not ?
The harm that religions have done was not due to their inherent fault, or of the Pure Consciousness some people call God, it was the fault of over-zealous and blind followers - the dogmatic religionists - who did not understand their own religion but criticized others' and who thought their god was higher than others'. Spirit to be Spirit must be One, how can it be higher or lower?
But to discard spiritual wisdom for the faults of those blind religionists, is like 'throwing the baby with the bath-water'.
Let 'goodness' continue as love, compassion and goodwill - no problem what name we give it. Cheers ...26/09/2016 #4 Hans Dholakia#3 Dear Peter,
First of all thanks a lot for a candid comment. Yes, it is enough to be good, kind and loving. Religion is not necessary.
But I wasn't talking about religion, anyways ; I was talking about spirituality - and they are not the same thing. Religion can dogmatize, radicalize and divide people - it is actually doing it. Spirituality unites. I have witnessed the difference in my own life over the decades, but it was working every moment on my awareness. I wasn't born a Christian, but today in our home altar and in our hearts, beloved Christ is adored with Shri Krishna - he is so real. I respect scriptures of all faiths and try to learn from them, without being outwardly ritualistic. How could I do it ? Through spiritual teachings of my great Master Sri Paramahansa Yogananda (author of 'Autobiography of a Yogi', websites www.yogananda-srf.org and ww.yssofindia.org), and a 32-year long practice of Yoga, esp. Kriya Yoga - the highest science known to humanity. Spirituality is the common science, the essence of all religions.... cont'd25/09/2016 #3 Peter van DoornI can only quote myself :"Yes, strange isn't it? The moment I was able to lose my ego, I somehow found me. If I can do that we all can.."
And I do not believe in any God.
I like what you say, but I think that maybe religion and the idea of karma have been misused to long. So has been the idea of re-incarnation. These ideas led people to accept their faith, hoping for redemption in the next or after-life. And others taking advantage of that. Even today, people blow themselves up happily.
After all the killing and suffering religion gave mankind, in the past and in the now, I don't see religion as a great selling point.
It is just my opinion, I know. But I think we can have a good message without any God, and just maybe that message will appeal to more people?
Again, I love your message. But the reason could also be: love and respect life.
A bit similar to leaving the protection of your loving parents to face the world on your own. Learning starts there. Good parents would have given you the tools to face difficulties. And then you face them, on your own. Maybe, very similar, it is time to grow ourselves.
What do we really know? We do not know whether there is a God or not, whether heaven and hell exists, whether we will or will not be born again, whether someone is tallying our karma. What we do know is that we live. Well, at least we experience life...
And if you grow to love life, you will be not able to love only your own life. If you love life truly, you are not able to love power or wealth. You can't.
You love life...and so everything that is living or gives you a chance to live (earth?). What was the last religion that loved life?25/09/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichWhat a tremendous resource this buzz is, @Hans Dholakia. So pleased to have bumped into you & welcome to beBee. I love the illness into wellness quote - is it yours?
"Every moment we have this choice : What we identify with, where is our consciousness centered, is all that really matters. As we think so we are !" I believe this whole-heartedly and I practice getting out of the legacy of my american mindset at every opportunity. But it does take practice, so I look forward to reading more of your work!
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Comments26/09/2016 #13 Deb HelfrichThere are a number of scientists like Russell Targ and Rupert Sheldrake who are doing very interesting research proving that some of the things we commonly think of as impossible for our brains to know/do. But just because we haven't yet build the tools to measure everything doesn't mean that we should go around accusing people of quackery and fraud because they are pushing the boundaries of what we 'know for certain' today.
We are limited to our own sensory apparatus. Our field of vision is quite small, our hearing is very limited. It is irrational to think that we are perceiving everything, all the time.
Consciousness is awe-inspiring. The only reason I can come up with for it to seem so taboo as a field of inquiry is a misguided dependence on using "out-there" as a way to verify what is "in-here"25/09/2016 #12 Peter van DoornVery interesting, indeed.
I often wonder. Is my brain me? Or is my brain a receiver/transmitter to....what.....? And is the level of my ability to receive and transmit, me?
Thus making my brain only a tool? I tend to that idea, since nature only gives us tools, it seems.
Posts like yours make come come back here every time...25/09/2016 #11 Max CarterIn time science will discover that the soul is a real thing and it resides within the entirety of the form and powers the entirety of the form hence why things such as the Chakra system and energy healing which science mocks because of the ignorance of science and it's infants view of existence needing a machine to verify everything.
Science is as much metaphysics as religion is as Metaphysics in reality is nothing more than a metaphorical way of describing the physical universe.
Until Science acknowledges the unseen and immeasurable forces modern medicine is closer to witch doctory than what most true witch doctors do.25/09/2016 #9 Ian WeinbergFoot-note: The merits of the Reynold's case have been debated in the medical and other scientific literature for several years. The battle lines have been drawn, as expected, between those who are prepared to extend the neuro-scientific model and those for whom the implications of the case are just too inconvenient to integrate. Just to give you a taste of the intensity of the ongoing 'conflict' see http://michaelprescott.typepad.com/michael_prescotts_blog/2012/05/click-on-this.html24/09/2016 #7 Phil FriedmanIt is probably true, @Ian Weinberg, that we are no closer to resolving the Mind-Brain connection that we were a hundred years ago, despite all of the advances in neuro-research and neurological science. Interesting assessment, assuming that the observational citations are solid. Thank you for highlighting this fascinating issue.