- Producer28/08/2016Naked Consciousness Introduction Contributors to the understanding of the concept of human consciousness represent a broad spectrum of individuals, each unique in their subjectivity. And while a diversity of subjectivity adds to the richness of the concept of...
Comments03/12/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherA lot of food for thought and thank you for explaining consciousness @Ian Weinberg. I agree couldn't agree more with this statement, "These include: gratitude for the experience of life and its blessings as emanating from the source files of creation; respect, sensitivity and empathy for others - since we all are connected in the timeless-spaceless zone; calmness and trust in acknowledging that we are small but unique components in an awesomely vast system" Sensitivity and empathy play a major role in many relationships whether they are personal or professional!03/12/2016 #2 Gert Scholtz@Ian Weinberg A super post on one of the big questions of life - what is consciousness? I find it fascinating that neuro-electrical activity takes place a few milliseconds before a conscious decision. Which may lead to another big question - the existence and extent of free will. Or as someone said: "My will is free but my won't is not". The emotional tags you refer to overlaps with what Antonio Damasio calls the somatic moment/memory. A thought provoking read - thanks Ian.
- 15/01/2017A Prescription for Better Science (and Better Science Journalism)undark.org In a sweeping manifesto, researchers from the U.S. and Europe have proposed some fixes for vetting published science. It might help science journalism,...
Comments17/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht#15 @Milos Djukic remember the story of the physicists whose manifesto against WWI ..allowed for continued collaboration...and later Einstein's cautionary letter to Franklin Roosevelt...some live their lives with a trained disciplinary perspective: "We never know what the future holds."
I have a different take: "We never know how the past will turn out."17/01/2017 #8 Anonymous#7 You are welcome @Phil Friedman Scientific research is a serious job that requires serious knowledge. This is not a game. The shaping of scientific truth is a process which can not take place at social media, but in research labs and research centers. Pseudoscience in is very dangerous for those who are naive.17/01/2017 #7 Phil Friedman#6 Thank you for the citation, Milos. I will read in detail and respond as appropriate. In the meantime, I caution others not to think that, because some scientists acknowledge that science is not "truth" but rather a process by which we seek to find truth, such scientists are thereby endorsing the empty claims of posers who pretend to have special direct access to, and be the sole conduits to such universal truth. For the scientists who are looking to improve the standards for doing and conveying scientific inquiry are not anti-science and are saying nothing of the sort. Cheers!17/01/2017 #5 Anonymous#4 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, The shaping of scientific truth is a process. I started online Project on ResearchGate (part of NoE in Hydrogen Embrittlement) in 2016 (80+ members, 220+ followers, 2800+ reads, 40+ updates) as an extension of the former Hydrogen Embrittlement Mechanism Project on ResearchGate (2014) which was very successful and with an idea that the top experts in the field of hydrogen embrittlement and materials science come together and share valuable experiences about the current state of the art in hydrogen embrittlement. Numerous prestigious experts in the field of hydrogen embrittlement and materials science are the project participants. This Project is a part of "The Network of Excellence (NoE) in Hydrogen Embrittlement" that aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of hydrogen degradation of engineering materials and their co-evolution with science, materials science, industry and society, and also by addressing the fragmentation of European and Worldwide research in this area. The benefits of this network are available to all interested researchers, scientists, professionals and practitioners.17/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanImpressive share, @Milos Djukic. "Team science: A key problem is “scientists working competitively in silos without combining their efforts.” Collaborating with other groups means different ideas, different experiences, and different perspectives all come into play, reducing the risk of bias."
is an interesting statement giving me the impression scientific studies are not just the opinions of a few.16/01/2017 #2 Max🐝 J. CarterI love this line from this article.
“Science” does not mean “truth.” Science is a process by which we hope, collaboratively and over time, to arrive at the truth.
Thanks for posting this @Milos Djukic. You continue to be a wonderful source of getting the latest in what is going on in the now in the scientific community and it is a service you prove with these articles that is much appreciated and needed here on beBee.
- 11/01/2017"I mean, the true material of knowledge is meaning. And the meaningful is the opposite of the trivial. And the only thing that we should have gleaned by skimming and skipping forward is really trivia. And the only way to glean knowledge is contemplation. And the road to that is time. There’s nothing else. It’s just time. There is no shortcut for the conquest of meaning. And ultimately, it is meaning that we seek to give to our lives."... "But despite it all, at the base level, there is this hope that is the human experience."~ Maria Popova.
- 02/01/2017"The sound of a peacefully sleeping person that you love becomes what it really is, the most sacred sound in the entire universe."~
- Producer25/12/2016Spirit of Christmas!The Spirit of Christmas is truly in the little things that matter, In caring wishes & gifts of grace that makes the world feeling so much better.In the kind words loving hugs , that happiness & hope can restore.In the simple joys of sharing...
- Producer16/12/2016Learning to Dance: Lessons for a Lifetime.Foremost in taking dancing lessons would be the realization that we are never done with learning to dance ever. It is ever evolving and continues to educate us for a lifetime. Greater the involvement, dedication and commitment to practice dancing ,...
Comments18/12/2016 #27 Savvy RajBeautiful to know this @Sushmita Thakare Jain and I do believe we are all dancing in our own unique ways . Moving in conscious connectedness increases mind body awareness . As a spiritual or healing practice...there is great potential in it to play a vital role in health and well-being. which is a result of moving as one unit, body and mind. Thank you so much for connecting and sharing heartfully .I believe in the power of dancing naturally .18/12/2016 #17 Savvy Raj#12 @Ella de Jong Thank you for your passionate sharing of the trailer link of one of my favourite true life stories on film Take the lead So grateful to meet like minded souls in this journey of exploration of dance applications. Special mention here to you dear @ @Sara Jacobovici and @ @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for these enriching shares and reflections.The beauty of this beBee platform is the powerful confluence it establishes in the sharing of thoughts and reflections. A confluence that is strengthened in exchange of ideas often demonstrated by creative ideas buzzing in the sharing.
Essentially, the idea of sharing social skills through art of dance where it often never reaches can make a huge positive difference. This is where dancing moves beyond performances and touches hearts and empowers lives.18/12/2016 #16 Paul Walters@Savvy Raj did you know that bees dance. Yup , its true !!! they do dance called the 'waggle' which at the end both fly off in different directions , the one having told the other where the sweetest nectar is to be found. So dancing is communication is it not? when we meet you will have to teach me how to dance !!!17/12/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici#12 You definitely have an important contribution to make on beBee @Ella de Jong! So glad you came to that realization. I am not surprised it happened on @Savvy Raj's buzz. Thanks for the link. I did see the movie and liked it very much; yes Antonio was good and so were the rest of the actors/dancers, but also because it was based on a true story. Looking forward to more exchanges Ella.17/12/2016 #12 Ella de JongAhh, I'm so glad I spotted this post!! I am in doubt about my contribution on beBee. Perhaps now I've found my direction :-) Glad @Sara Jacobovicicommented and @Deb 🐝 Helfrich send her a link :-)
I am looking at the CD "Take the lead" lying on my table. I'm such a fan of this (real) story. Dancing and empowering troubled youngsters, such a great combination!! Here is the link on youtube (trailer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yWRRvTBUz4 .
And yess: Antonio is also great :-)
- Producer15/12/2016DreamsThis is the time of renewal, fall is fading, winter is drawing near. We will soon be in the darkness of winter when dreamers dream of renewal lovers dream of love poets and writers dream--just dream.While dreams are just dreamssometimes they can...
Comments15/12/2016 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it.... We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself." ~Paracelsus, quoted in "The Dream Game".
- Producer09/12/2016The Theory of Consciousness and Connected Gravity?I have a reputation for being direct in my buzzes. This is a definite departure as I venture into the unknown. In taking this trip into the unknown I need some assistance and welcome all who want to take a stab at seeing what we can discover working...
Comments12/12/2016 #67 Max🐝 J. Carter#65 Walter I get where you are coming from.
I am spiritual scientist.
I wish I could remember where I saw it. There is a woman who developed a piece of technology that takes a picture of your soul. In an infant it's not a tiny soul but what looks like a full grown human.
The soul is emotional energy with awareness of itself. The soul powers the body through dimensional interface.
The soul is 4th dimensional.
What if our 3d form is shadow of the 4d self that the soul is.?
Makes the body a machine or avatar for the soul.
The body needs power to hold it's form.
The electromagnetic waves in the brain would be no different than the energy powering your motherboard on you computer so to speak.
Is there a tie to gravity and emotional energy.
As an Empath my sensitivity is high enough to emotional energy I can feel that energy physically pulling on me or pushing at me.
I have described the Empath as an emotional energy singularity in some of my other work.
In the film INTERSTELLAR Christopher Nolan touches on the idea of love having a gravitational effect.
We say things such as "I feel pulled ..." "I feel drawn to you..."
What f emotional energy resides within the gravity wave?
What if we could measure energy outside the 3d?
In my thinking we limit our understanding based on the being the observer using technology to provide the answers that perhaps reason without readout so to speak can plug the holes into the deeper inter-dimensional being that the soul is that takes on flesh to experience the 3d reality.
.12/12/2016 #66 Joris PlaatstaalI must go off topic again.
Although I think my former remarks where on topic.
Here comes the question again. Why do we seem to waste our intelligence with trivial arguments about the origin? It is a nice hobby, I agree. A nice hobby.
I too like thinking about my origin.But all that thinking is not going to change to way the world operates.
I feel I can better utilize that amount of thinking power I have for the good of our world.
Knowledge of all the forces in universe can not prevent the existence of selfish idiots. Knowledge does not rule our world, the selfish idiots do. And they do not need 'knowledge'. They just do what they want and get away with it. And the thinkers think.
I think I am an off-topic guy......12/12/2016 #65 Walter SmithMax, I am the optologics dude. The premise of optologics is that humanity functions on nine fundamental affinities (assessing quality, manipulating resources, planning strategies, garnering attitude, gaining perspective, building language, expressing ideas, valuing knowledge and accessing information) and that we all have the same intellectual assets to work with - perception, thinking, doing and knowing. As we live we use our assets to engage those affinities. As we engage in those affinities we are constantly faced with four dilemmas - static (knowledge of reality), dynamic (thinking new knowledge), political (thinking what to do), and economics (doing what is realistic). Optologics is the practical side of holism. We need to connect what we do and say to a bigger picture. Gravity and electromagnetics constitute the chicken and egg of the universe, the BIG picture, the dance between matter and energy. The human mind functions on visible electromagnetic waves. In that way it is the mystery of humanity and has a spiritual aspect to it. This makes it subject to all form of speculation and manifestation. #6412/12/2016 #64 Max🐝 J. Carter#63 I would be inclined to say no. Here's why.
Each of us has consciousness however some of us refuse understanding by choice. Conscious level awareness however could be likened to understanding as it takes understanding to move through levels of awareness that expands the understanding of the bigger picture and ones place in it.
Good question @Walter Smith
And there is the idea that we all belong to the same universal consciousness only in smaller pieces and we give ourselves these bodies to give us the illusion of separateness in order to experiences this 3d reality as an individual with the idea being that we return to a sea of consciousness without form and no individual expression but a hive mind of sorts.
I use "idea" on purpose as far as I know there is no true way to prove it or disprove it though I have talked with many who would agree and many who would not based on personal experience of tapping into higher levels of awareness.12/12/2016 #62 Max🐝 J. CarterRick if you like to invite these people here to take part in this discussion I would welcome them however posting links of other peoples work is not what this discussion is bout.
If you would like to sum up what you find does have bearing n this discussion that would be great. However participation is participating yourself.
This is about people bringing their own work not debating other peoples work.
I could very easily myself post several links to the counter of the links you post. Not my thing.
I would ask you respect that this is a discussion not a link library.
The links posted already were to the work of the participants of this discussion.
If you would like to create a buzz and post all those links please do.
The quality of any discussion is bringing your thoughts not posting links that are not your work.12/12/2016 #59 Max🐝 J. Carter#57 There are several resources and some of them contradict each other which is why I have not bothered to link any of them here that go into the 9 dimensional realities that keep part of existence. We exist in the 3d. 4d time has no existence as it is only a 3d human construct this idea of time.
Our assertion of time has no bearing on the other realities that play a hand in what we experience in the 3d.12/12/2016 #58 Max🐝 J. Carter#54 Cool reading however I found it to be incomplete making many assumptions that do not acknowledge consciousness and the role it pays nor does it delve into the other dimensional realities and how they all interact.
I have never seen anything that has ever convinced me of the fractal theory being the actuality as it is too based in a humn construct of and dimisses the chaos factor that is free will.12/12/2016 #55 Max🐝 J. Carter#52 @Rick Delmonico I understand you and what you are saying as in the highest level of conceptual thinking I would agree with you for the most part. .
It's the associations that give us comfort and allow us deeper understanding of the details that go into life, existence and most things.
#53 Are you referring to 9D reality view also commonly known as God Consciousness?12/12/2016 #52 Rick DelmonicoTruth is the highest energy state of the system.
The lawful regularities of our physical reality are emergent.
We are in the gray region between truth and chaos.
All engines take advantage of a difference.
The definition of definitions is an infinite network of associations.
- Producer04/12/2016Emotional Intelligence = Empathic IntuitionThey are the same thing. When you allow yourself to engage in empathy you open the empathic ability each of us has to a certain degree. In doing this you learn to translate emotion and the intent behind it. This is the basis of intuition, to be able...
Comments16/12/2016 #7 Savvy RajA topic close to my heart. I especially liked and resonate with these lines ....'@ Max J Carter.
"I often find honing and mastering this skill gives them more confidence and they are not as easily shaken by someone projecting in an unhealthy way and are better prepared to deal with the situation and bring it to a peaceful resolution as they have trained themselves to understand where it is coming from regardless of the words used.04/12/2016 #4 Max🐝 J. Carter#3 For most people I would agree @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman however currently at least 10% of our population could considered Empath and it is a born skill that only gets sharper with age. I was able to hone in on other peoples emotions accurately as a child and my mother was often surprised by this.
For an Empath they do it as matter of breathing as it is a born trait that has no off switch. For an Empath it's more about learning to manage it as they are always engaged and when when engaged with an Empath who is focused on you solely they are reading the totality of your emotional self in the moment.
I go over this in greater detail in this Buzz
I had to republish it as for some reason I could not find it in my backlog.04/12/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanNice piece, Max. I believe we must be open and honest with ourselves in order to understand others. What we sense in ourselves makes us aware of what to look for in others. Looking through the eyes of another has to be a honed skill because you have to completely forget about self to do so.04/12/2016 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter#1 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici I undertook the unthinkable task of destroying my identity or ego living in the egoless state for a few years in order understand the concepts I write about. Everything I write unless otherwise stated is based in experience and a few years of field research.
The bulk of my work has been with people who have been told they are mentally ill when in fact they possess one or more pronounced natural born ability to read far beyond what the text have been telling us for far too many years and many people have been made to suffer for this ignorance.
In fact we are evolving as a people and these pronounced traits of Empath Telepath and Medium and others are showing in greater numbers because the species is evolving to this.
I myself am all 3 and evolution and genetics is the only explanation that makes sense after studying over 100,000 people.04/12/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciThank you for bringing my attention to your post @Max Carter. I very much appreciate your perspective here and the work you're doing; "assisting people in opening up to their intuitive self and assisting them in becoming more accurate in their reading of emotion". I find it crucial to be open and aware of all aspects of ourselves and reconnect with those parts that have been covered up over the years with layers of learning that doesn't integrate all of our innate abilities. As our well, your discussion about emotions and wisdom reminded me of one of my favorite expressions; a wise heart.
- Producer25/11/2016Conscious and Subconscious QuestionsI say the more we know, the more we should ask questions to discover how little we know. Surprisingly, what we know for sure becomes our handicap. We all know for example, that water is an essential ingredient for our health and vitality. We know...
Comments08/01/2017 #158 Lyon BraveI used to ask all the big questions, then i got into this existential depression because my molecules didn't some big enough or infinite enough to compete with the universe. Then i stopped caring about entropy, afterlives, why am i hear, what is my purpose collective purpose, and i just started focusing on me. I'm not designed to be a scientist, knowing about black matter just confuses me and makes me feel minuscule., I'm a more philosophical person. I think they're both people of reason. I would rather focusing on my inner being than the outer world, but i'm so glad other people go explore it.30/11/2016 #156 Joris Plaatstaal#155 I think that is the beauty and the sadness of it all. Crossing the border might be an event not noticed by the traveler.
No matter what border the traveler crosses, at some point the traveler will realize there is no way back.
The traveler crossed the line and lost his past. Is that why so many of us do not travel?
I can understand them, the stayers. Traveling is about finding new and losing old. I can understand it does not appeal to everyone.30/11/2016 #154 Joris Plaatstaal#153 Now you got me thinking.... @Ali Anani.
"Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge."
This is an interaction I truly love. ......Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge...... It is just great, I did not realize that while commenting. You kick my thoughts a step further and at this time I am not sure why.....
Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge. There are so many ways to look at that. I will have to let it sink in.
Thank you!29/11/2016 #152 Joris Plaatstaal#148 I agree @Ali Anani.
"And so there is a danger of always searching." That was indeed a bit of a one-liner. What I tried to say.... And that is where the complexity cuts in....
There are people who are sure they know. There are people who are sure they don't know, and they search further.
At what point in life and knowledge are we happy with who we are? Free?
Am I to early reaching that point? I made up my mind. I am sixteen years old and I know it all. What I know is the rigid setting for the rest of my life.
Will I never reach that point? I can't make up my mind. I am 120 years old and I am not sure. I must learn more.
Those are two extremities, I know. They fell in my mind, reading your conversation with Max. Those extremities do not represent you or Max. My knowledge of the both of you is too superficial.
Ah well. What did Come to my mind? The extremities.
"Know" to soon and freedom is lost. Never know and freedom is an illusion. Where do I step in? At what point in my life I feel secure, without developing my own tunnel vision? It feels like a Gaussian curve with a standard deviation of close to nothing.
Does this explain my one-liner more?
P.S. I am only here to exchange thoughts, not to prove my right. Thank you for your open, respectful comment.28/11/2016 #148 Ali Anani#147 @Joris Plaatstaal- There is a concept of "DEgrees of Freedom in statistics. I realize I lost one degree from your comment "But in the end we are all free. Even people that trade in their freedom for A truth. They are free to lose their freedom.
And so there is a danger of always searching.28/11/2016 #147 Joris PlaatstaalJoris Plaatstaal
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#141 It comes with being on social media @Ali Anani. No different to life. Everywhere, anytime we follow leaders who know......
In the end you can only follow yourself. I think you do just that. Your questioning, an admirable gift.
But in the end we are all free. Even people that trade in their freedom for A truth. They are free to lose their freedom.
And so there is a danger of always searching.
Life is so lovely complicated! It is all I expected. A blind walking forwards. Infinite.
Freedom is universal. But we seem to not live in the same universe.... Another complication, yes!27/11/2016 #144 Max🐝 J. Carter#142 It's not negative and you are being abusive in saying so.
It;'s the truth and it hurt your feelings because the truth hurts when one is living in delusion. Again this is behavioral psychology applied. I am not being negative I am being honest.
Using the term negative is a mechanism for retaining ones delusional state so one can dismiss that they heard truth.
Using the term negative is done to infer there is something wrong with someone so you ignore them and what they have presented.
If I applied the positive negative metaphor I have been more positive than most as honesty is a positive quality and delusion one that has negative impacts on the self and that damage gets spread in the name of justifying holding onto the delusion causing one to see the truth as a negative thing because it destroys their delusion.
It is psychologically unhealthy to use such subjective terms as positive and negative as they allow for mechanism to abuse other people to become rationalized and justified through use of the terms.27/11/2016 #142 Mohammed Sultan#140 Wisdom goes beyond understanding to interpretation of facts,it makes one's light more brighter than another and will help us see others pitfalls.We are always required to find a synergy between our personal and professional objectives.Our knowledge base and skills often go beyond the recipes of classical behavior psychology books to coaching and mentoring , visioning and inspiring people .We always think of more creative ways to develop the students skills to stretch their thinking beyond the norms of classic books.Our thoughts are always a reflection of our feeling and when we view others as "wrong"we trigger our negative emotions and may regress into a negative mood.27/11/2016 #141 Ali AnaniI read by a quote years back stating that "I have to be 300% I am correct before I dare say somebody is wrong".
Some comments are sidelining these discussions by making sweeping comments and turning the discussions from win- win to I win-you lose. It is sad it is truly wasting our times. Just stating somebody is flatly wrong without solid proofs and with many not seeing eye-to-eye with him is unacceptable. I hope discussions here shall only focus on the theme of the buzz and not sideline it to show off what we know. If needed and the commenter has such opposing ideas I suggest he writes a separate buzz.27/11/2016 #140 Max🐝 J. Carter#137 Wisdom is understanding how much of the knowledge is superfluous and strips away at structures to find understanding.
You are totally wrong as knowledge about people is absolutely scientific depending how you acquire it.
Experience reveals truth.
Any scientific experiment is designed to find the truth or determine what the facts are and what is the actual.
To deny there any absolutes is delusional thinking at it's best stemming from a fear of being wrong. This is behavioral psychology applied through scientific method over the course of many hundreds of years in society and is an inarguable absolute truth and fact of the human condition.
The only reason to attempt to deny this is keep ones delusions in place so one never has to take stand and risk being wrong which means they choose willful ignorance and never really grow and keep themselves in a state of emotional maturity that is could be described as adolescent or juvenile.
This isn't my idea or creative thinking, this is applied behavioral psychology.
- Producer24/11/2016All The World's A StageSpiritual growth is not linear. It is cyclical. Becoming more spiritually aware, you are in an uptrend, so to speak, but it has its setbacks. There are many moments when, despite what we know, we act in opposition to what we know. This is just...
- Producer22/11/20163 Ways To Survive Going Home For The HolidaysFor many years, I wasn't ready to admit that a visit home for the holidays traumatized me so badly that even after returning home, I was in a dark mood for days and sometimes weeks. I often justified my state of mind by blaming it on the long...
Comments29/11/2016 #3 Dannye Williamsen#1 Neither do I, Nicole. For those of us who haven't actually broken ranks with our families yet, though, I hope this helps.
For those for whom visiting family is like visiting aliens from another planet or like being stood against the wall to wait for the firing squad, it is time to do what's best for their mental health. Some say we choose our friends, but we don't get to choose our family. True, but no one said we have to like our family and make them part of our lives.29/11/2016 #1 Nicole ChardenetAwesome post, Dannye. I would maybe add this proviso: Sometimes families are just so damn toxic it's best for you and your own family to just stay away from them. I've known people who said their holidays were much happier once they stopped meeting up with people who only seemed to exist to make their lives miserable. As important as family is, sometimes they're just too crazy to deal with. I don't fault people if they just don't want the mental and emotional drag on their holidays.
- Producer23/11/2016An Attitude of GratitudeA phrase we've all heard quite often, an "attitude of gratitude" is nonetheless an important concept if you're interested in becoming a Conscious Creator of your life. Practicing such an attitude brings you into oneness with the idea...
- Producer23/11/2016How to raise your vibration, the simple truthIn the fewest words possible. Embrace life with unconditional love.What does that mean? When one loves without conditions one gives love selflessly to all one encounters. Love has many faces and fear is the dark mirror of love. Love is a fierce...
Comments23/11/2016 #9 Hervé SabattierThank you Max for your reply. You can try my very last one, "Friendship" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@herve-sabattier/friendship), but my favorite, in English, are "Tell her" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@herve-sabattier/tell-her), "The Wolf" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@herve-sabattier/the-wolf) and "Carry me" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@herve-sabattier/carry-me). And I would like to comfort you: I am bilingual and though French is my native language, when I write in English, I write straight in English, from my mind functionning in English, I do not translate. I don't know really why sometimes I think in French and write in French and sometimes I think and write in English. But, obviously, when it is in French, I have some more vocabulary and nuances available and it is a bit easier for me. I hope you will enjoy my poems and maybe afterwards you would like to try some of the short stories or tales that I also posted on BeBee.23/11/2016 #8 Max🐝 J. Carter#7 I have not. Which ones would you recommend?
I never would have guessed English wasn't your first language.
I am sure it would be easier in your native tongue to express it better from your core as the act of translation forces redefinition at times as no languages ever truly translate completely to other languages and there is either something lost or added in the translation.23/11/2016 #5 Hervé SabattierThank you Max for this post. I feel the same as you. It is what I tried to explain in my post "The Secret of Happiness is Love", with less talent than you. You may read it here if you wish: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@herve-sabattier/the-secret-of-happiness-is-love23/11/2016 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter#1 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich How do I do that on here?
I have it on Linkedin and my site as well and based on what you said here I think I am going to make it the static front page of thechruchofrocknroll.org. Thank you for insights and compliment alike.
I have found the only thing you a short cut does is cut you short of the full experience.
The fun part is that the world never stops. There a hard days and easy days always in life and even when one rises to the highest of vibration love is challenging to live as no matter how much you might love some people, you really don't like them very much.
This is when the healthy expression of love is to let the distance allow the heart to grow fonder as you keep yourself in different location within the now regardless of the connection that will always be there.23/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich@Max🐝 J. Carter, This is the buzz that you should pin to the top of your profile - or add to the links at the bottom. The 'am I acting from love or fear' question does simplify the whole of life's decisions, dramas, and outcomes - whether the intention is conscious or not.
For example, there is a slight typo in the next to the last sentence. And yet that slight quickness of fingers, reveals an important truth for me. What we have been taught or modeled about love has been limited and often downright wrong and so starting with loving unconventionally is a great place to dive into my capacity to love unconditionally.
This last year has taught me a lot about acting with love and how even with the best intentions I have learned some faulty shortcuts and can fool myself, especially when I react rather than "let everything go" and chose to act from a state of calm peace.
And even as I have to work at it, I can see that it was my education and socialization that obscures my abilities. I was taught fear. But it was labelled as many other things and therein lies so much of my difficulties.
- 17/11/2016A Prayer from Pir Zia Inayat Khan~
"The election is over, and life goes on.
We will keep bearing witness to the One Being.
We will keep honoring the legacies of the prophets and prophetesses of all lands.
We will keep revering the sacredness of the Earth.
We will keep following the way of remembrance which all religions share.
We will keep pursuing justice for all people.
We will keep recognizing people of all races and persuasions as our sisters and brothers.
We will keep extending our hearts’ goodwill toward everyone, excluding no one.
We will keep witnessing the beauty that is all around us and within us.
We will keep learning the truth of our being.
We will keep working to draw back the curtains of egoism from our eyes.
Life goes on, and we will keep going."~ Pir Zia Inayat Khan.
- 14/11/2016"At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window." ~Rumi.
"Heaven's ebon vault,
Studded with stars unutterably bright,
Through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls,
Seems like a canopy which love has spread
To curtain her sleeping world."
~Percy Bysshe Shelley.
- Producer11/11/2016And the muse will touch you...Artwork by Savvy RajCreativity is abundant in the flow of lifeIn moulding it to give form in the formlessIn blending in its essence to shape as you pleaseIn connecting the dots to structure it meaningfullyEvery artist charts his pathWith the...
Comments12/11/2016 #2 Deb🐝 Lange"The muse will touch you
In the oddest moment
As it knows not time
To give your thoughts a new pattern
Although the path is of your own making.' beautiful @Savvy Raj - and to be awake enough to be touched, to sense the touch and to be opened by the touch. I muse there are more moments than we realise but, often we are desensitised to them. To awaken to sense the touch opens the floodgates.
- Producer10/11/2016Between Mysticism and Reality – The Realm of ImaginationThis post was inspired by three disconnected, yet in my fertile mind, related things. The first was a recent post by Phil Friedman on Mysticism vs. Rationality (On Forcing Perception to fit Preconception). The second was a quote from a...
Comments13/11/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#53 Dear Phil, I would not take offence no matter what you would say for my incredulity too knew no bounds; and each time i met such folks it only increased my bewilderment and instilled a sense of acceptance of waves and frequencies (that is the word some used) which were simply beyond my ken. I spent quality time poking, provoking, testing, cross-checking and talking to them at length. I actually wanted to do a small book on my experiences with these amazing people, but had trouble deploying reason on their prowess. Barring their reticence, they allowed me to frisk them, remove all gadgets etc from their person...but they would just close their eyes, meditate and tell it like it is! One person would talk to a small stick, keeping it to his ear as if he was on long distance call and ask someone at some other wooden end! Did i feel like a fool! Were they laughing at me! One even offered to teach me, but backed off when i said I was married :) (what was that about?)...these are my experiences and not just claims Phil. Some of these folks are still around. But I no longer mess around with them. But I sure will write about some of the encounters and share them just for the interest factor. Thank you for your response.13/11/2016 #53 Phil Friedman#51 Praveen, with all due respect, I am incredulous, particularly because you claim involves your having personally encountered "many mystics" with such powers. It is such a controversial subject that, if you had personal encounters with a great number of such Mystics with such powers, I would have expected a full blown scientific study of the encounters, for documentation of circumstances and repeatability. And what a marvelous thing it would be to establish the truth of such claims once and for all,13/11/2016 #51 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#12 Dear Phil, Intuition has also been defined as 'the direct perception of knowledge'' without tools of reason or empiricism aiding that perception. I have personally encountered mystics (many) who have been able to read the thoughts of a total stranger (who I knew well) 1500 kilometers away, just upon being provided the person's full name. I even called that person after this meeting with the mystic to verify the same. While the thought of the stranger itself was unusual the fact that someone so remote could access that exact thought was simply stupefying! Am as puzzled about it today as I was then. When i asked how he could do such a thing, that rustic mystic just smiled and said practice and mentioned some process that involved investing firstly belief, and a lot of sustained effort. I assume there must be some higher science to it involving physics, near-instantaneous travel, and so on! ;)13/11/2016 #50 Praveen Raj GullepalliGreat thoughts dear Kev. Questioning, reasoning, wondering, dreaming, postulating etc., is everyone's prerogative. It is forcing perception to fit pre-conception (in a recent instance some folks mistakenly forced their perceptions and assumed a bee was building a cult - when it was not so - and started a long thread that was based on a wrong assumption! We were light-years away from a breakthrough there actually ;). It really hurt a lot of enthusiastic, curious and wondering minds who were developing a wonderful rapport with each other. Things could have been reasonably resolved in an offline mode as most of it was technical and beyond the Ken of even perhaps a Boddie! ;) (No offence meant to our dear Wandering Aengus there :). It was a kind of in-hive inter-group talk that was rudely intruded upon sort of :) However, that threat revealed the limits of Reason in a nutshell. Reason is beautiful. Imagination is wonderful. Out of wonder and imagination sprang all seeds of enquiry and thought. We must never forget that. Of course Dreaming should be followed by Doing, once the vision is laid out to a plan. The patterns, the forms, the fractals (more like units of similarity, recurring abundantly)...they have messages to convey am sure! We can't just say that they are just there and that's that can we? Ignorance is not bliss for all! Seeking answers can be / is a tortuous path to self-realisation. The cold comfort of Reason may not suffice for all. The cult of Reason is equally abhorrent to many. The sage and tolerant accept, acknowledge and respect all for their respective worth and seek Reason and Imagination for answers and inspiration.12/11/2016 #49 Mark AnthonyWell @Kevin Pashuk, rationally thinking this makes complete sense . I always remember snippets of info that stick with me ,of the top of my head from my studying days . One of those was " When we're born we bring something with us and as time goes on we lose that something " . I also feel a sense of anger and resentment towards social norms when I read posts like yours . Thankyou12/11/2016 #46 Mohammed Sultan@Kevin Pashuk .The post is not only interesting but also beneficial.Each of us posses a nearly limitless creative strands of thoughts,the challenge is to uncover them and develop them.Changing of learning contexts generates new energy as well as creativity and imagination ,but you can't change contexts without having the patience to learn something new.We should teach students how to free themselves from fear when facing challenging tasks or uncertain situations.Fear sometimes force us to get satisfied with the status quo and to any obvious first solution.Innovative thinking also emerges from ensuring a healthy level of personal balance.Teachers should teach students how to approach new challenges and break the traditional patterns of their brains with sharpened inquisitiveness.12/11/2016 #45 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@Kevin Pashuk, I am sure you are familiar with this Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?"; it is one of my favs, as is the quote you used by Robert Kennedy~
"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942.11/11/2016 #40 Kevin Pashuk#30 Thanks for your comment Joris. There's a huge difference between the number of people who want change for their nation, and the number of people willing to change if it would benefit the nation (or organization). The education model common in North America and Europe has its roots in the industrial revolution, where people were moving from an agriculture economy to a manufacturing economy. The factories needed workers who could do repetitive tasks and take instruction without questioning. There has to be be a widespread desire (and voice) for a nation to realize this model doesn't support our current needs. Finland was an exception. It took drastic measures to reform their educational system, and while nothing is a panacea, the results are promising.11/11/2016 #38 Kevin Pashuk#28 You would think we would get smarter in our old age Ken when it comes to politician promising change. It reminds me of the fresh new politician campaigning and in his speech mentions all the corruption and gravy train perks given to Senators. When asked if he was going to change it, he (honestly replied) "Heck no!! I want to get in on it!" It was probably his last election.11/11/2016 #36 Kevin Pashuk#26 Thanks for the link to your post on Creativity Sara. Great read.
'Creativity' by itself is indeed hard to measure. It's like the Supreme Court Judge, when asked how he defined 'pornography' said "I may not how know how to define pornography, but I know it when I see it."
That's the challenge of schools trying to introduce 'creative thinking' and 'lateral thinking' into the curriculum. It's generally difficult to build into a rubric. You can see evidence of this kind of thinking in the output...
At our school, I asked the academic leadership to describe an 'exceptional learning experience'. They went away for two weeks and came back with stories of what it would look like, the behaviours they would see in students, the metrics they would use to measure success, and the learning environment that would support this type of learning, which included collaboration, self discovery, solving problems that have no 'right' answer, etc.
The school (and this is critical) committed to supporting the development of this type of educational experience.
We are an independent school, so we do not have the challenges that public school boards face, but it is my core belief that every student globally needs to have an exceptional learning experience.
- 09/11/2016When the Going Gets Tough...
- Producer07/11/2016RootednessA tree is a fine example of rootedness, let us explore what is this rootedness all about.To root is a sense of steadiness than a fixation in the belonging.To value the depth of where you came from than to cling to your past in desperation and fear...
Comments18/12/2016 #14 Savvy RajCertainly so @Devesh Bhatt and that is the freedom in the grouding that I believe happens in the strength of these interconnects ... To evolve from the core of the being .Thank you for the kind appreciation of this post . In fact from my above painting which happened first as I was sitting amidst nature .... these verses evolved as an intrepretation of this very idea of the strength in Grounding in eternal connectedness .16/11/2016 #12 Ali Anani#11 Thank you @Savvy Raj for the invitation to follow up on these brilliant discussions. I loved the quote of @Mohammed Sultan "" Change your opinions ,keep to your principals , change your leaves keep intact your roots". This quote is brilliant even though some trees may change the functions of their roots to allow them to store nutrients. I find these discussions highly illuminating and together with those more than 55 comments on my last buzz I find that both discussions are extremely rewarding. I wish we could compile the comments here and there to get a better perspective.08/11/2016 #10 Mohammed Sultan@ Savvy Raj.Victor Hugo quoted" Change your opinions ,keep to your principals , change your leaves keep intact your roots."
Your quote then,with apology to Shaksepeare"Under the greenwood tree,who loves to dance with me."A lesson to big corporation to stick to their identities and also learn to dance with the giants.To set things right or return back to their roots.08/11/2016 #8 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"It has been said that trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. But they never seem so to me. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!" ~John Muir, July 1890.
- 06/11/2016Insight Into the ‘Seat of Human Consciousness’stfi.re Summary: Researchers believe they may have pinpointed an area of the brain that plays a role in maintaining human consciousness.Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.Study reveals a...
- Producer06/11/2016"Universe"Just a bare quote that I will leave for human beings to ponder... "A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest...
Comments07/11/2016 #6 Praveen Raj GullepalliAmazing such a magnificent scientific mind should regard Compassion so high and so critical to breaking through that veil of ''Separation''! A feeling of being Separate is synonymous with Self awareness. For when you cease to feel that way, you lose the feeling of the Self as well! ...I share thus...
When the rivers of my Thought flow into the ocean of my Feeling,
I merge...and emerge Compassionate and Clear.
Beyond the trappings of the self, a whole new world I did see;
Consciousness without fear, soaring...now set free!