- Producer05/07/2016Ideas TransferringWriters suffer from small nudges that take them into paths that they didn't imagine. One ideas that I read on LinkedIn is by Angelina Kukkamalla, EPC✔🌏, in which she wrote commenting on an image shard below by saying "This picture says a...
Comments01/08/2016 #52 Max CarterThere is an untruth that many who are in the business of spirituality cling to and propagate.
Love and light.
If there is love there is no "and' needed. It is used to create elitism and judgement. It is a way to avoid truly knowing the depths of the dark of oneself and hide from the truth of existence.
I wrote a fiction series of shorts from the perspective of the devil, let me share the fictional view I came up with for just this kind of discussion.
"I was created to be God’s counterbalance. The Yin to God’s Yang. Those who came before me where called The Light Bringer as it was Lucifer that was the light that God first spoke into existence from the void that is God. To be that light had cut me off from God as I could only illuminate that which only God could love.
My light showed that which should never be seen.
Yes, even those things are loved by God.
In the past I could only show the temptation and be the voice in your ear that says “It’s over there, why wait?” I cast light on what was around you for you to decide what to do.
When I understood this I cursed God and took my light to the very depths to see what truly only God could love. There was no end that could be found in the void of God.
When I understood this I asked God to change me.
I asked God to let me be Silver so that I may reflect the light and be part of it and yet still know and touch God’s love and be able to peer into the void without having to see what is there and find the bliss of God’s Unconditional love."
Ignorance is bliss and love is never ignorant.01/08/2016 #51 Fatima WilliamsDarkness gives birth to light.Darkness to me is like our adversities and light is the ladder we can step on to overcome and climb over these adversities.A broken heart to me dear @Ali Ananiis like a cloth that has a tear in it, because a peice of it was taken and the light to me is the thread that stitches this heart together and this cannot be achieved with just one stitch. We give shape to darkness and it is we who can determine what our darkness can be ! Thank you for this interesting buzz. Wonder how I missed it :) I wish I had 48 hours in a day !24/07/2016 #48 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#47 #46 @Jeet Sarkar, @Mamen Delgado, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman: Incredible 'WoWs" throughout. In 7th Grade, one of my girlfriends posed this thought: "What if there actually were no stars at all, but the nighttime "sky" was a black piece of paper with holes punched in it...and the source of the light was on the other side, from a 'grand' sun?"13/07/2016 #46 Joanne SweckerDarkness is indeed a much deeper phenomenon than light, which comes and goes . It is always present, never leaving. Light is dependent upon the darkness for illumination. With great affection, thank you Ali Anani, PhD...you ignite a curiosity that pulls my thinking further outward and it's more than delightful to engage in this ocean of thoughts with you!13/07/2016 #45 Ali Anani#44 Dear Joanne @Joanne Swecker- you wrote "Close your eyes and darkness is always there, blow out a candle, darkness is there". Amazing as I cover myself with a blanket to think of creative ideas. Darkness needs no effort as you said and, paradoxically, it illuminates my mind. No matter what color your comment has, it illuminated me and filled me with light inside. Amazing comment is yours my dear friend.13/07/2016 #44 Joanne SweckerMany thoughts come to mind such as, power verses force, light verses darkness. To become more conscious is the greatest gift one can give to the world as it comes back to it's source..a ripple effect. Much is said about light and it's many layers and effects, but have we taken notice of the mystery of darkness? Light comes and it goes, whereas darkness always is, it is not an effect like light and seems not to need any fuel. Close your eyes and darkness is always there, blow out a candle, darkness is there. Darkness cannot be seen in the light, light blocks our vision. Is not light caused by something, dependent on something, a source to fuel it? Darkness is silence,we feel our aloneness, in light we are busy, we see everyone, we appear separate. The other side of the coin...thank you as always dear Ali Anani . My deep gratitude.13/07/2016 #43 Ali Anani@Joanne Swecker wrote a brilliant post on light within me and the idea of light as an internal source is different from light (truth) coming from an external source. This is a lovely post to read:
Meanwhile @Rebel Brown wrote a powerful buzz on same subject:
Truly, idea transferring in its true sense13/07/2016 #42 Ali Anani"The concept of shadow self in leadership is important because it is a reality. The shadow of leaders touches people in different ways. The night is beautiful until our own imagination ruins it" and "My starting point is wholeness and I want to master that, because then I can observe brokenness differently than if I begin my learning journey with brokenness - for the pull and gravity of brokenness is far greater than the lightness of being that is wholeness:.
Dear @CityVP Manjit- just combining the above gives me te space to think and think. The wholeness of two elements co-existing and not fragmented thinking. I have an idea and I am exploring....13/07/2016 #41 Ali Anani#35 Dear @Franci Eugenia Hoffman- it can work in either way- I have just responded to a comment here by wondering about the reversibility of the direction. Your comment provides an answer "And yes, the bigger act can eclipse the smaller one so is the obvious hiding behind the mysterious or vice versa? In my opinion, it can work either way". I wonder if you would read the comment of @Dale Masters and my response what would you say, Franci. Love your thinking style13/07/2016 #40 Ali Anani#33 @Dale Masters- what a shining comment that you wrote? I love it and find your writing "Only by alleviating the darkness that poverty brings can the light of productivity begin the photosynthesis of hope that such poverty destroys". This is incredibly enlightening my friend. In light, we may photosynthesize- light is a source of creation and is an ingredient for making great reactions. It is not only eclipsing the sun, it is also depriving the "leaves of society" from producing. I surely want to elaborate on this soon in a buzz.13/07/2016 #39 Ali Anani#31 One thing that might help you answer your legitimate question dear @Mamen Delgado is asking yourself what can eclipse your smile? I wrote once that when you smile the whole world smiles. You are the "sun of smiles". Is this of any help to you to answer your question?07/07/2016 #35 Franci Eugenia HoffmanLight makes things visible. But that visibility may be dim or it may bright. The brighter light is more illuminating and perhaps an easier path to follow or a safer haven in which to dwell. I believe the dimmer lights along the way lead you to the brighter light, which the smaller act can be preventing the bigger act. And yes, the bigger act can eclipse the smaller one so is the obvious hiding behind the mysterious or vice versa? In my opinion, it can work either way.07/07/2016 #34 CityVP ManjitThe concept of shadow self in leadership is important because it is a reality. The shadow of leaders touches people in different ways. The night is beautiful until our own imagination ruins it. There are also prejudices in society between light people and dark people - and so the only form of wholesome positive is embracing both light and shadow. With no light we may not be able to see but too much light blinds us.
The religious conception of Lucifer is not the angel of darkness but the angel of light. Not only do I embrace the spectrum/colour but I also embrace the tint, tones and shades http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/05/hues-tints-tones-and-shades/ With tints one is adding white, with tones one is adding both black and white and with shades one is adding black. My personal learning journey embraces all those aspects.
My starting point is wholeness and I want to master that, because then I can observe brokenness differently than if I begin my learning journey with brokenness - for the pull and gravity of brokenness is far greater than the lightness of being that is wholeness. This focus on whole rather than broken relates to awakening - and each day I awake, I consider myself whole but maybe within seconds my memory and thoughts will recast cracks, dents and the memory of brokenness but the longer I can remain whole, the greater the chance I have of remaining whole.
We read stories of people who were broken but still soar and we are inspired by them - which tells me that only a few people see themselves as whole - and whole does not mean a physical thing but allying ourselves as a gift of the cosmos, and how can I be more whole with that, rather than my temporal existence?06/07/2016 #33 Dale Masters@Ali Anani Excellent post! I know from the experience of living in a very impoverished neighborhood that the Broken Windows theory does not begin to address the problems in such neighborhoods. The broken windows that occur in them (as well as other physical acts of destruction) serve as a safety valve, blowing off the steam of unceasing frustration and hopelessness. Only by alleviating the darkness that poverty brings can the light of productivity begin the photosynthesis of hope that such poverty destroys.06/07/2016 #31 Mamen DelgadoI have to say I read this post yesterday and I couldn't say a word about it... When I went to bed I was thinking about the effects of the light, the same light, on a sunny person or a cloudy person and I felt still speechless. When I read long time ago "Man's Search for Meaning" by doctor Frankl, I had clear as water than the light (the situations) is less important than I thought till that moment. The really important question is the reflect (interpretation) each of us create from that light. Same light, different reflections. I still don't have many words about it...
- Producer23/05/2016Fallacy Of Stories!Story telling is a unique art. Stories catch attention of many abruptly, and at the same time, it appears discerning to us, that we love to listen to stories. Recently, I was coming across a story about an event which took place nearly four...
Comments23/05/2016 #1 Ali Anani"On contrary, we cannot rule out, there is also an inherent tendency within a story, to glorify disruptors and make the story acceptable to many". We live these experiences @debasish majumder View more"On contrary, we cannot rule out, there is also an inherent tendency within a story, to glorify disruptors and make the story acceptable to many". We live these experiences @debasish majumder. Big companies who defend selling cigarettes, dumping the environment, creating side-tracking stories. Yes, stories are powerful tools and in the hands of crafts they may be abused. This is a sad story and your post is a great reminder. Close
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