- 28/07/2017Great talk about consciousness, from someone who has studied it, rather than AI fans who just speculate about it...Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your...
Comments28/07/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichTotally worth 17 minutes - here's some notes from the first 9 minutes:
"Consciousness has.less to do with pure intelligence and more to do with our nature as living and breathing organisms."
"...Brain as prediction engine...."
"When we change our brain's best guess, we change what we consciously perceive."
"We don't just passively perceive the world, we actively generate it."
"When we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality."
- Producer29/06/2017Wonder of You! Wonder of You! A Visual Verse By Savvy RajHave you ever wondered about the divinity of the Creator?In the blade of grass as much as the man.The atoms arranged to efficiencyWith a difference of the sheath but with a life essentially.Designer...
Comments29/06/2017 #2 Savvy Raj#1 In all humility thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for your appreciation and connect .. Feel like sharing here that,this art is actually one from my fractal artworks series. And quite like you I found myself staring at it filled with wonder.! In a while was sensing a deep gratitude and awe of the 'Creator and took to penning this poetry. So it is deeply significant to me.
- 22/05/2017A long lecture, but worth watching (in my opinion!)The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence Google Tech Talks September 2, 2008 ABSTRACT We have been brought up to believe that the mind is located inside the head. But there are good reasons for...
Comments22/05/2017 #3 Tricia Mitchell#1 I do like him. @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I had the opportunity during a Q&A at one of his talks to ask him about my dogs (because of his telepathy study with dogs & cats). He'd not come across what I'd experienced, so couldn't offer a perspective (when Burt displayed the physical behaviour of a client after an online session). There's another video floating around my head, of an American lecturer or neuroscientist, predicting collective telepathy.... if I find it, I will share the link.
- Producer12/05/2017A Tap Into GratitudeA mail to me this morning made me stop and smile and tap into gratitude with all my heart.It was from my reader and friend now over the years, who has been extremely supportive of my journey through the vision and verses.A share of kindness and...
Comments12/05/2017 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"The trick is to be open
and allow it all in the flow"
So masterfully written, @Savvy Raj. Because it is a trick, a switch that must be flipped, to turn off the incessant self-obsessed chatter and tune in to the flow of all that surrounds us. But what a marvelous gift it is, when we relax into our supporting roles. The universe is the star of our life's production and we simply need to play our own part, being exactly who we are.12/05/2017 #5 Savvy RajA great gift of a compliment you have bestowed on me today @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee will treasure your words with a deeper measure of responsibility..
In @Harvey Lloyd's words I too sense the deprh of insights garnered in the keen observations of life and living . Thank you for sharing the sensing .12/05/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Harvey Lloydmade brilliants comments on my buzz of today. In his last comment Harvey wrote "I need not prove anything, but just enjoy the gift that my senses show me everyday". This is exactly why I selected the two lines from you buzz in my first comment" highlighting senses. You are a great human @Savvy Raj
- Producer03/04/2017Subtlety of ConsciousnessThe mystic of the UniverseIs in the shaping of creationsSquares circle spheres....Countless dimensionsOf perspectives and proposistionsOf proclamations and possibilitiesOn the profoundness of potentialitiesDrawing from parallel to the...
Comments03/04/2017 #3 Savvy Raj#1 @ City VP Manjit To address your thoughts and words is itself being in a flow in conscious awareness as I too enjoy your unique sense of amalgamation interspersed in exemplerary associations.
Appreciate your words here in all humility in the spectrums of learning.
As well as in the hues and tones betwixt and beyond the white and gold learnings that one may at times get glimpses of in these states of awareness.
Sometimes a writer/ artist addresses a few thoughts in the flow only to see it deciphered by the reader which then opens up a gamut of potential possibilities in the learnings it is the learnings in these sharings that is crucial to our journey hare is to learn and to learn is to share.
You mention that
Spirituality is sensed in the words ...
As the farther and deeper we go attempting our own explorations in the free will into the dimensions in abstraction around and beyond us.... we find the path is only leading to the subtler consciousness in our being.
Thank you for envisioning along these paths in the lines you have highlighted from this poem and sharing your significant reflections.03/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSubtlety is a maturation that I have yet to touch. I can see it in the flow and formation of this poem because it contains a great subtlety of consciousness but I have much in personal development to bring me personally to this dimension. I can get there but it is harder work for me because it is not a natural part of my disposition - which it is in very highly developed spiritual people. We can cognitively improve ourselves, we can physically improve ourselves but this is an area of spiritual growth. That is what I gain from interacting with you because it reveals itself in your words and ways. Just because we can see this in someone does not necessarily mean we can be it ourselves - but I can see the span of growth that we can learn to inhabit over the wellness of time.
This significant spiritual dimension and depth reveals itself in lines like this :
Shapes and angles in the abstraction
Dots to lines in the interconnection
Lines to Dots in the simplification
Dots to the void of the core in the sublimation
The spiritual dimension here is the core of the human condition - where values and being resides, hence white learning.
This is a different thing than the social expression of spirituality which is a connection between people and hence gold learning.
As I develop in my white learning, I will find more accessibility in the gold learning - because spiritual development must be nurtured within first - and that subtlety of consciousness are what some have a natural affinity with and others like me must work hard to appreciate in the maturation that comes with time.
- Producer21/03/2017Put Your Head Deep in Your PocketIn my previous buzz I shared my inspiration of seeing a relationship between ice crystals and the shells of turtles. Soon afterwards Sara Jacobovici published a buzz and the image below. Sara wrote in her buzz "The picture of the fireworks...
Comments24/03/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#44 @Laura Mikolaitis- your comment is #44 and yet you bring fresh ideas and meaning to choices, pocket, decision-making and use of time. To make a decision is a choice and its timing is important. I enjoyed very much the idea of having our pockets full and the subsequence we get of our greatness. It is the time to realize eto humble ourselves so as not to cloud our choices. I may add here that these clouds aren't rainy and that they may not water new seeds of ideas.
I thank you for caring to write such a lovely comment.24/03/2017 #44 Laura MikolaitisExcellent post, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. The image of the sea turtle is particularly stunning and quite clearly is an excellent visual to help enhance the thoughts and ideas that you share in this article. Your point about toxic employees is well taken and is something that I have experienced during my career. But what stands out to me the most about this post is this: choice. Most of us are fortunate enough to have the ability to exercise the power of choice. From something as simple as deciding what to have for breakfast in the morning to something more intricate like making a life changing decision, we have the ability to choose. Good, bad or indifferent.
We all have pockets so your point about deciding whether or not to put our heads in clean pockets really resonates. Each day we find ourselves in a variety of environments and within that day are likely faced with varying degrees of challenges, people, and decisions to make. I believe that there will always be negative forces that will impede us if we choose to let them. But I also believe that we have the ability to discern between good choices and bad ones. Yet, I also realize that sometimes our pockets are full and that can cause us to feel overwhelmed and perhaps cloud our choices; which is why it is even more important to recognize the value of time and how we choose to expend it.24/03/2017 #43 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#42 I recall your post dear @Aaron 🐝 Skogen and it was a brilliant one besides introducing us. I value your comment greatly. I expanded on this buzz in my published buzz post to this one"
Put Your Head Deep in Your Pocket
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/put-your-head-deep-in-your-pocket24/03/2017 #42 Aaron 🐝 SkogenI enjoyed this thought provoking post @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. It reminded me (in Spirit) of a post a wrote last year called "Find the Gift" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aaron-skogen/find-the-gift. I say in spirit, because my theme was different, as I was dealing with the loss of a co worker, yet very similar in the cleansing of which you write. There is an inherent cleansing of our "pockets", mental, physical and spiritual, found in nature, we only need to seek it. The beauty is, its easy to find!23/03/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#40 This is your second comment on my buzzes today @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and I am privileged indeed. Your comprehension of the buzz and your extractions of its main points are a resource of pleasure for me. Your comment stands out my friend.23/03/2017 #40 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA"Fertilizing ideas in unclean pockets simply doesn't work. When we set aside pockets of time to relax and kick the microbes out of the pockets we must ensure that we do this perfectly well" is excellent advice for us all, Ali. Plus I'm sure your comment " That is why I go to nature where I feel all negative ideas are poured out of my pockets and then the eggs of new ideas fill the clean pockets" resonates with many as well. It seems we are closer to nature than we realize. When we immerse ourselves in nature, it seemingly surrounds us providing the comforting atmosphere needed to encourage the release of emotional 'baggage' in order to regroup and stride forward. For me it's the beach. Thanks for another thoughtful share, Ali.23/03/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 Thank you so much dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your comment is a bridge of different comments. You related the comments of @Sara Jacobovici, mine, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and then @CityVP 🐝 Manjit wonderfully. You actually showed us the need for change and how to go about it by doing so.
Trust me I friend when I joke that I don't ever mean to belittle people or being rude. I mean it as a way to enlighten or infatuate the reader.23/03/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador#22 Ali, I don't find your joke at all rude, and I, like Sara, am infatuated with your statement "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path."
Now thinking about Fatima's comment "How did the noise enter our pockets"? Is it because we allowed it to or were we too naive to see there was a problem? And if we were too naive to see it, can we recognize the fact we need to build a bridge, etc.? The dirty pocket can then become a pocket of despair with no hope of getting out.
This brings me to CityVP's comment "Correcting thoughtlessness is like trying to make a hole in water with our finger, but engaging in thinking, that is what we are doing here - these are our pockets and they contain our future. The dirt of the past is not where my hands are, they are not in my pockets, but navigating to pockets of change ahead and here."
Engaging in thinking is key but there are those that need to be empowered to process thoughts and see the need for change. Your comment " Yes, we humans tend to magnify risk and then avoid it more than with the profit." IMO, this is an example of what can lead someone to the dirty pocket unknowingly.22/03/2017 #36 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#32 Where is the pocket of thinking reside but in our brain, nervous system and psychic connection. Hives are simply catalysts of ore, it is our pockets of thinking that extract its gold - it is why honey attracts us in the first place - because we see it as golden. The pockets of thinking are that gold, hives are the ore that hold that gold, and affinity is our principal tool of extraction.22/03/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#34 If you only had written this comment dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit before I responded to the very grand comment of @Sara Jacobovici just before your comment.
I am relieved. The surprising thing is while reading your comment the idea of pockets of thinking crossed my mind. You then surprised me by using it. I shouldn't be surprised because I know what value to expect from your comment.
Just a question crossed my mind- how do you compare or relate the idea of hives with pockets of thinking?22/03/2017 #34 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#30 What we still retain in our minds today will be in the digital pockets of tomorrow. The fundamental reality of our children's children is going to fundamentally change. We have all lived in the rear view window - that is not the immersive and extended life reality to come, in an immersive environment what we consider to be only internal will be external. The pockets that yesterday contained genetically modified corn will contend with pockets of ever increasing innovation and either we become someone's pocket of corn or we adjust to the virtual, spatial and synthetic pockets of tomorrow.
It is already happening but we are not present to it, because we think that the lineage of our past is the linear continuity of tomorrow. This is the transformation, it is why today we talking about fractals and butterfly effects - the pockets of thinking we engage here are a part of these pockets of change.
Correcting thoughtlessness is like trying to make a hole in water with our finger, but engaging in thinking, that is what we are doing here - these are our pockets and they contain our future. The dirt of the past is not where my hands are, they are not in my pockets, but navigating to pockets of change ahead and here.22/03/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 I shall be open with you publicly dear @Sara Jacobovici. I expected more hot discussions (not views) on my last two buzzes for I believe they took serious effort from me to write. This wasn't the case as desired. But then comes a comment that send me flying over the chasm and this comment just did this. For long times I have been considering writing a buzz titled "The Wave-Based Strategies" in which I introduce a new way of thinking strategically. The wrote the buzz draft months ago. Each day I find an idea or example that reinforces my confidence in this strategy. However; my main reward is the discussions that I expect because this is a truly two-way learning method. A comment of the depth of yours may finally convince me to publish this natured-based strategy. Thank you Sara for the uplifting.22/03/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici#22 "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path." I haven't stopped thinking about this @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#22 "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path." I haven't stopped thinking about this @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee since I read it. I have always referred to Viktor Frankl's quote, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." Your quote, Dr. Ali, branches out in a way that deserves attention. Thank you. Close22/03/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 You open many of discussions my dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I keep saying the more we know, the more wwe find how much more we need to know. The human body is the least understood system. If I write a review on what foods were claimed medically to be harmful and then reverse of finding I shall be myself surprised. The gut-brain relationship is another exemplary example of what I mean. Emotions, stress and relaxation who can claim how they change our body chemistry. The brain which has hundred of thousand of molecules we only about 300 of them. We make new tools to probe the human body only to be more bewildered by its complexity. I am afraid the children of our children will find that they need to pass the same message to their grandchildren. WE are living systems with many hidden secrets for us to uncover. We complicate things further by what you wrote elegantly "Our way of life, our education, our social associations are all that of primitive beings no matter how advanced our knowledge is - we are products of a marketed, conditioned and ignorantly bounded beliefs, each living in siloed boundaries". We need to clean our pocket of thinking.22/03/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#23 We engage in lifestyle activities that first damage the microbes that were instrumental to the creation of life and then our life choices empower the harmful microbes that are alien to human wellness.
It is only in recent years that the medical community has been forced to come out of its individual silo's and connect brain and gut health, because of a few whole system minded health professionals have began pointing out a relationship between gut microbes and the brain. Even today the world of medicine has an inadequate understanding of the gut-brain relationship. http://www.nature.com/news/the-tantalizing-links-between-gut-microbes-and-the-brain-1.18557
Once we know that to be human is to be a living system, we change our relationship from a social and tribal one to an intelligent and integrated one. Our children's children will come to know that world - and recognize us as the primitives we really are - the one's that at least have began finding our way out of the industrial and medieval caves. Our way of life, our education, our social associations are all that of primitive beings no matter how advanced our knowledge is - we are products of a marketed, conditioned and ignorantly bounded beliefs, each living in siloed boundaries.
We think out of our own pockets instead of creating pockets of humanity - a humanity that understands our partner organisms within us that make us whole. What is the single biggest problem with healthcare in the United States but pockets full of money - not pockets of humanity connecting with other pockets of humanity.
- 19/03/2017"Two of humanity’s greatest minds explore the parallels between spacetime and the psyche, the atomic nucleus and the self."
A FASCINATING read, if for no other reason that we can all perhaps see the communal undertakings on beBee in a historical & synchronistic light....Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matterwww.brainpickings.org Two of humanity’s greatest minds explore the parallels between spacetime and psyche, the atomic nucleus and the...
- Producer19/03/2017TimeWhy is there a need to race against time.To beat time in its own game of time.Why dont we realize the eternality of time.And that we are just mortal souls living on graced time.There is really no need to worry for every crease in time.Cos even in...
- Producer09/03/2017Razor's EdgeOn the razors edge , there is poignant eleganceBeautiful poise, precariously in balanceAmidst the fury of the fire raging beneathShe stand resolute in her calmthNot helpless but in knowing nature's waysThat in time all is well back to baseBeauty on...
- Producer16/02/2017Soul Cages Titled: Unshackled A Digital Artwork By Savvy Raj http://www.savvyraj.comBorn free we truly are but we learn to evolve to move beyond the soulcages of our own being! ! When we learn to appreciate the freedom that is ours for the taking ,we realise...
Comments20/02/2017 #17 Savvy Raj#16 @Donna-Luisa Eversley Yes indeed! And I appreciate your mentioning of the changing feelings through life experiences that could form shadows or reflect light to another... and so in just to be and let another be ....there is all the more reason for us all as the world to wake up with greater empathy consciousness in our thoughts words and deed.17/02/2017 #15 Savvy RajThank you @ Sara Jacobvici for your kind appreciation of this article and your equally thoughtful intepretation and valuable insights. Varied choice of meanings can play an important role in understanding new perspectives . I sincerely appreciate and receive yours in this context . In the post above I chose to highlight the idea of acceptance as a receiving of a situation in the depth of awareness and acceptance of the reality than to relegate it as destiny as a choice in our hand. And then in such a receiving in awareness one can then work to adapt to the situation exploring the potential possibilities. The freedom is in the power of the choices as we choose to see and it certainly rests with us .17/02/2017 #14 Savvy Raj#10 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
Dear Lisa.Great to read about your family and thank you for sharing this. Have felt one with your words here as it related so much with my family here as well. Freedom is a huge responsibilty in both the giving and the receiving.... and is a blessing to have for all who sense as it is alligned in its path by an internal compass of consciousness awareness and conscience.
.Have often felt that as parents the power of freedom and love will keep the need to rebel in check than the power of control and coercion .17/02/2017 #13 Sara JacoboviciA profound and valuable piece, poetically written @Savvy Raj. You write, "A child very lovingly brought up has to experience and grow and live in a world of dualities." This is our fate as human beings; before we integrate, we experience the separation. What I experience is, shackled and freedom = choice. We can only choose to be free if we understand to what we are shackled. Being in the confines of boundaries, in and of itself, does not mean loss of freedom. You wisely write about acceptance and adaptability. I would humbly change that to meaning and adaptability. At the risk of oversimplifying: we are shackled to oxygen to survive. We don't consider ourselves caged. We form the meaning and adapt. So much so, that when we want to move out of the boundaries of the space in which we can breathe, we adapt. We can breath underwater, we can breathe in outer space. We adapt, we make choices. Too often, the meaning we form of something will shackle us to the point where we experience loss of freedom. That is when we mistakenly think we have no choice.17/02/2017 #12 Savvy Raj#11 Thank you @ City VP Manjit for these interesting links that propel a new direction of flow in the shifting perspectives of thought. Appreciate this focus on the word' Unshackle' and thank you also for your thoughtful mention to @Sara Jacobovici View more#11 Thank you @ City VP Manjit for these interesting links that propel a new direction of flow in the shifting perspectives of thought. Appreciate this focus on the word' Unshackle' and thank you also for your thoughtful mention to @Sara Jacobovici As I saw it here Unshackling is a focussed approach as well and has the potential to create new spaces for light and every now and then . A conscious unshackling of patterns of thought brings forth new and diverse ways of thinking and such a diversity acknowledges new movements and breeds further creativity. And in such
unshackling there is the underlying freedom to evolve further . Close16/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFreedom is often the illusion we feel most free in but unshackle is a tangible action and it might be multiple actions or a continuous state of becoming or renewal. We are most free when we don't know we are - and then someone asks how do you do that? Then we become conscious of a moment that actually was freedom.
So I find the word unshackle interesting and ask @Sara Jacobovici to include that word in her WORD-OF-THE-DAY
In this video I found called UNSHACKLE - it isn't about people who are unshackled but a recital of artists who feel shackled by neo-liberalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmMxUAJ2duQ In less than five minutes they do produce an interesting video yet the word "Unshackle" is a hope here rather than a personal exploration. The boogie man here is neo-liberalism the video calls a deep dystopian faith a dominant worldwide ideology exhibiting all the signs of a religious cult" etc etc etc
The important thing here is that just from this one word Unshackle it sets off different trajectories and pathways, a bit like random atoms hitting each other in a collider and the scientists watches for new particles to form. In my case a new particle online is finding something that perks my interest that I would not otherwise would have found - and in this case this particle is Portugal originating art project :
Museu da Crise
Now that to me is more soul and less cage but when it comes to the ownership of our own mind, it remains all relative. Great piece here really supports the way I personally think.16/02/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis was a good read @Savvy Raj. It made me think of my own kids. I always brought them up to seek out what they like, not push my own agenda on them. I wanted them to make decisions based on what they were comfortable with after watching so many kids their ages being pushed to do activities they weren't happy doing. I'm not saying I didn't give guidance or that we didn't talk things through but they were never forced to 'try out for football, soccer, join this club etc.." They did participate in things they loved and sometimes found out they didn't after the season was over. The only thing we asked and followed through with- if you decide to join a team you have to follow through with it until the season ends. We wanted them to realize the importance of following through with a decision along with realizing a team needs you once you become part of one. So to end my long paragraph... I hope I allowed them the freedom to choose because they aren't afraid to make choices outside of the box now. They both are good decision makers and enjoy life!16/02/2017 #9 Savvy Raj#5 Yes I can perhaps empathize with that .... yet In my little understanding of it all ....The moment now is free of all the shackles of opinion and judgement
In dispelling the thens casting off the whens through a sense of purpose that extends beyond our immediate self ...
in passion and perseverance.
Living can become a blessing in the now .16/02/2017 #8 Savvy Raj#6 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Your astute sense of observation is the gift of seeing beyond the mere looking of the apparent aesthetics. Likewise to understandings in the patterns of flight of the birds in your precious example and social media interaction and the evolving patterns of affinities the shifts may have much to do with Energy ...in emission transmission and the ensuing transaction..
Must add this certainly is like taking a flight of creativity essentially as a possible future buzz in formation.
Thank you indeed as I deeply appreciate your ever valuable steering of thoughts as a sort of sifting through to rake in the creativity for us all16/02/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Savvy Raj. When birds fly in V-Patterns they follow three simple rules. As a result the pattern emerges. Your writing promises there shall be a pattern emerging. Your four simple rules:
Dealing with what must be dealt
Bending in the flow where it is necessary
Standing up for something or someone you care in support
Steering through the crisis that show up without notice
As simple as they appear, they still feed back to each other. I feel strongly that deep observation shall reveal a hidden pattern. Just consider or watch a group of people following them and notice new patterns emerging. This buzz is worthy of sharing.
- 24/01/2017My first attempt at translation of a famous Tamil poetry and prayer to English.A heartfelt prayer.savvyraj.com An ever evolving knowledge An evergreen life An honest friendship An everlasting prosperity An ageless youth A healthy body An ever curious mind An ever-loving spouse A righteous child A life...
Comments26/01/2017 #8 Savvy Raj#7 #7 Yes indeed @CityVP 🐝 Manjit . And in this dance of the cosmos all exists in the strength of interconnections Sharing a few lines from my recent writing which felt apt here....
"All exists within us
Life is matter of energy, thriving in the spirit
We are material and spiritual at the same time
Realms and domains are embedded into each other
Choosing to separate or see the wisdom of oneness is a choice in our hands"25/01/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Differences are either for people who fear differences, or who understand what diversity actually is. In the latter we learn from that which is different from us. Yet idealism and pragmatism is within us, we speak diversity but then we split things into two - and read a list of good and a list of bad, a masculine trait and a feminine trait, a left brain and a right brain - when we fear difference we are tearing our humanity apart, when we love difference, we are cosmos.25/01/2017 #5 Savvy Raj#4@CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I deeply appreciate your comment here and think quite likewise about idealism and pragmatism.Somewhere along the way inspite of the differences, there is scope in the emergence of positive connections between the two. Thank you for your thoughtful reflections .24/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAs a spiritual barometer this translation is cool because I am always interested in relating the what is in any given day to an ideal. We will not reach the horizon of the ideal but the guard against idealism is the pragmatic measure that makes practical the existence of an ideal.
- 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 #23 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisAwesome article. I'd like to see follow-ups on this research with concrete strategies on how to make these ideas a reality.
I think politics also play a role in all this. Not just in the acdemic community, but also in relation to the sponsors of the research being done. If we take that factor into account too and find ways to not let add more biases, science could experience a rennaissance.17/01/2017 #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, beBee Brand Ambassador, 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 Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorImpressive 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.
- 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 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 :-)17/12/2016 #8 Savvy RajYes indeed !!! @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Art blends in beautifully as a movement for change And thank you for sharing what is trending there ... what you mention is hugely relevant as a reference ... every effort at creative expression opens up integration possibilities like never before, with a choice to merge and create platforms for positive change. Your choice of 'freeform groove' sounds like a great idea👍!
- ProducerEmotional 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...
Comments27/02/2017 #9 Renata JakielaszekLove it : "The more you hone your intuition the less time you lose in making a decision you feel confident about." Thank you ! Confidence isn’t Static - Confidence isn’t something you achieve, it’s a state of mind. It’s important to realize confidence, like happiness, isn’t something you work towards, it’s something you allow yourself to be. Confidence is a choice.16/12/2016 #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 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorNice 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 #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.
- 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...
Comments19/07/2017 #66 Kevin Pashuk#65 Don't forget that Beezers get better with age as well... For those of you who have no idea what a 'Beezer' is... check out this post https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/writers-on-the-waterfront-my-meetup-with-the-beezers View more#65 Don't forget that Beezers get better with age as well... For those of you who have no idea what a 'Beezer' is... check out this post https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/writers-on-the-waterfront-my-meetup-with-the-beezers
Beezers = @Phil Friedman, @Jim Murray, @Don 🐝 Kerr, myself, and @Jim Able (on occasion). Close21/02/2017 #62 Kevin Pashuk#60 Nice to see you back @Phillip Hubbell... It's been a while. Yes, facts are important, but it's important that facts (and may I say, not the 'alternative' kind of facts) should inform you, but not constrain you in your dreaming... otherwise we would never have many of the great inventions that are taken for granted today.13/11/2016 #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.
- Producer28/10/2016No tiene alma // It has no soul (Español & English)Obra de Anke Merzbach ALMA. Del latín “anima”.1. f. Principio que da forma y organiza el dinamismo vegetativo, sensitivo e intelectual de la vida.2. f. En algunas religiones y culturas, sustancia espiritual e inmortal de los seres humanos.3. f. Vida...
Comments30/10/2016 #30 Victor Chertkov#13 #13 Gracias, Mamen Delgado! No escribí nada de sobre la consciencia.
La psicología académica se limita a afirmar que es producto de cerebro (es lo que a ellos les parece, no tienen ninguna demostración de ello), empiezan a escarbar con entusiasmo en los entresijos del cerebro y nunca entran en la definición.
La filosofía ofrece un mare magnum de reflexiones no reducibles a un post y, lo que para mi está más cercano debido a mi formación, la visión de Samkhya-Yoga (una de las 6 filosofías tradicionales de la India) nos lleva a una ciénaga conceptual añadiendo una dificultad insalvable: el cuerpo conceptual en sánscrito no se traduce a las lenguas europeas por no existir correspondencias directas (las supuestas "traducciones" de los términos del sánscrito es una fabulación).
Los estudiosos de budismo tampoco ayudan mucho en la comprensión del tema puesto que aportan un volumen abrumador de explicaciones y comentarios de lo que es o podría ser consciencia.
Budismo como tal no es una doctrina única, son sectas o ramas más o menos dominantes: Hinayana (la más antígua, cercana a la época de Buddha), Mahayana (desarrollo posterior y tardío de la anterior), Vajrayana (versión sincrética de Mahayana en el terreno tibetano con una fuerte influencia de prácticas mágicas), además de las versiones sincréticas del buddismo en China (chan con influencias de taoísmo) y Japón (zen, la versión de la anterior traída a Japón y con fuertes influencias de sintoismo) y sus versiones nacionales del sudeste asiático.
Cada una de las ramas o sectas tienen sus propias sutras (textos de la doctrina) con las interpretaciones de lo que supuestamente dijo Buddha sobre el tema.
De lo que sí podemos estar seguros es que ninguna explicación, hipótesis o teoría es definitiva y/o completa. Tan sólo son unas aproximaciones más o menos acertadas, más o menos cercanas a la realidad.
Un año de estos daré a luz lo que llevo gestando, un embarazo muy lento :)
Un gran abrazo, Mamen!
- 24/10/2016Thanks to @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for pointing out this article entitled "Consciousness could be a side effect of 'entropy', say researchers" - while the sample size of the research is only 9 people, the actual blog itself is quite compelling in discussing entropy and its potential relationship to consciousness.Consciousness could be a side effect of 'entropy', say researcherswww.sciencealert.com It's impressive enough that our human brains are made up of the same ' star stuff ' that forms the Universe, but new research suggests that this might not be the only thing the two have in...
Comments24/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichOur own @Leckey Harrison said: "I'd be interested in seeing those same brains compared to those of Buddhist monks. Then I'd like to re-discuss what entropy might be."
And I responded:
That is a great question - Richard Davidson, neuroscientist and friend of the Dalai Lama has some answers " “What we see are these high-amplitude gamma-oscillations in the brain, which are indicative of plasticity” : http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/07/dalai-lama-neuroscience-compassion/397706/
I read dis-order, Leckey, not disorder. Not orderly, not rigid, which indicates greater plasticity which means greater possibility.
- 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...
Comments26/10/2016 #8 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@Sushmita Jain deep down, we are born knowing about that connection, I can know when they are talking good or bad about me regardless of the distance, I can tell if a person is lying without even being in the presence of it, all this is attributed to a lot of meditation and connection with nature, both in the forest when in the sea where it is my house, when inside I feel part of the whole, makes it easy.19/10/2016 #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;...
Comments21/10/2016 #14 Laura Mikolaitis#13 Feel better @Donna-Luisa Eversley and sending warm and healing thoughts your way. Your last line is so perfect: "Can't write about the sorrow without sharing the joy...we improve as we take risks with life and writing." How true. Feeling a bit of that today as gloominess sets in here in New England. It will just make us appreciate the sunshine and blue sky more when it rears its head again.18/10/2016 #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 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.
- Producer14/10/2016The 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,...
- 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!
- ProducerThis 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 www.ignaciogallocampos.com. 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...
Comments01/01/2017 #41 Devesh 🐝 BhattWe do have these opportunities everyday, but the ones really going through the storm are the ones who actually listen.
Everyone had their own experiences, what I feel, we ought to listen when comfortable, countless people offer good advice, we jump from ignorance to comparatives and nothing works.06/10/2016 #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 Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThis 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?...