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  1. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Finding the Needle of the Compass
    Finding the Needle of the CompassKnow your direction and where to go is a basic concept of strategy. If you don't know where to go then you may end up anywhere. We need a compass to show us the direction. In our highly unstable and volatile world we may have a compass to show us...


    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #23 Ali Anani
    #22 Absolutely @Donald Grandy- what a grand comment from Grandy! I experienced this in my own life and was guided by my inner voice or intuition when I had no clue to which direction to go. I think people who are honest with themselves, ingenuity to improve and who make every effort to move up find this inner voice acting as a genuine compass for them. Yes, I agree that the inner voice is our magnetized sens. What a lovely comment, Donald! A big thank you to you
    Donald Grandy
    15/01/2017 #22 Donald Grandy
    Wonderful post @Ali Anani I have used a slightly different method of determining my "Sense of Direction" . Maybe it's the same only using different words. It's my intuition or "inner voice" that tells me my intimate and important details that nobody else will—It will also tell me things that my own mind will argue with. We are conditioned to being rational but what about our “inner voice,” our gut feeling—that “little something” instinctual from within, that tells us how we feel beneath those layers of logic? Would that inner voice qualify as a magnetized sense that helps us to stay on our direction?
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #21 Ali Anani
    #20 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- nothing shall ever surprise me any more to find that our thoughts cross-fertilize. Only minutes ago I checked your profile for fear that I missed one or more of your buzzes. Now, that you are drafting a buzz on "Our Sense of Direction" is in fact a tribute to me to have thought of the same.
    Your comment and elaborations are simply huge build up on this buzz. Just by reading this part of your comment "As humans, meaning, purpose, subjective agendas all "cloud" a shared vision" I feel you have interpreted the word cloud with an exceptionally relevant magnitude. I think this point on its own is a worthy buzz. I hope you write about it.
    I thank you for writing as usual a comprehensive comment. This is a compass for me.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/01/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    I know you will believe me @Ali Anani when I say that synchronicity strikes again! I am working on a draft called Our Sense of Direction. I'm happy to put it on hold while I take in the many thoughts and insights of your post. You have taught us how much we have in common with other species and how we can benefit from understanding our natural environment. If we were to have the "common sense" to learn from how birds navigate and use their sense of direction to arrive safely and productively to their preconceived destinations, we would have a very bountiful economy. Birds, as salmon, understand where they're going and why and tap into their internal resources to accomplish their task and journeys. As humans, meaning, purpose, subjective agendas all "cloud" a shared vision. As you say, "Businesses need different cues". We need to look towards the rainbow that results in the entity of holding a spectrum of colors when the weather conditions permit the rainbow to be seen. A business leader has to see beyond the tip of his nose and open up to taking in the myriad of cues. What that entails is also something we need to emulate from the birds and fish; focus - the ability to stay on track and if thrown off, understand our way back. Thanks Dr. Ali for being a strong compass needle for us.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #19 Ali Anani
    #17 You opened a new angle for me to think about dear @Mohammed Sultan to study organizational health. I have some new ideas. Thank you
    Mohammed Sultan
    15/01/2017 #17 Mohammed Sultan
    #16 Yes,Absolutely.CEO's should help employees to overcome negative emotions by training them on stress management- identifying,controlling their stress hot spots and any sign of physical breath disorder resulting from their markets blind spots.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #16 Ali Anani
    #15 This is a very eloquent what you wrote @Mohammed Sultan," plan as they move". The birds know that no matter how our world is complex, there remains some basic "navigating facts" to take them in the right direction to their destination. The sun shall always rise from east and the earth's core is magnetic. The birds use their senses to use both the sun and earth magnetism to guide them in the migratory journeys. I believe organizations' leadership should be aware of some fixed guiding principle to move them to their destination as well and assist them to take the proper direction to their destination.
    I discussed this before. I mentioned that no matter how complex the human body is; still body temperature, breathing rate and blood pressure have certain values to help MDs reach the destination of finding out what is wrong with their patients. We may need similar approaches when it comes to organizations. Do you agree?
    Mohammed Sultan
    15/01/2017 #15 Mohammed Sultan
    Many companies that are governed by a purpose find it easy to follow the needle of the compass to reach their destination and hit their targets.But,today's complexity of markets and the heat of competition make it impossible to use a compass to hit moving targets.Unlike,the chess game in which you can hit the target with a series of successful moves ,targets in reality are moving very fast to complicate any sort of planning.

    In response to these indicators,we should learn from birds immigration.Immigrating birds very often don't have a compass but reconfigure themselves as they move.So,too,companies should learn how to "plan as they move" ,continually refining and realigning all internal components(all birds!) in a unique balance moving forward aggressively as ONE to hit the target,instead of using a compass to point the whole company in one direction.If there's a need to follow a compass,find one that will needle towards the rapidly changing customers perceptions to find out why they resist companies new disrupting innovations.Thanks dear @ Ali Anani PhD for your well-targeted analogy.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #14 Ali Anani
    #13 Your mind is a great assets for all of us here on beBee @Devesh Bhatt. I paused here "Here we have wrong inputs , wrong baselines and wrong project reports to qualify". No wonder we never find the direction in these dark circumstances. SOme organizations make a black body of them and no wonder cloudy or bright days, no light is reflected.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #13 Devesh Bhatt
    #11 consensus amidst the decision support designates, they drive the majority. Even if one is opposing, hear the reasoning and then decide direction.ut should not come to a 'i told you so" scenario.

    In Indian context, Tata developed into an institution because it somehow worked geography specific methods with ground understanding.

    Every other company the owner is larger than the company itself, they are not institutions in a sense, the wealth and status of the owner are talk of the town, not the company.

    It is because the companies run with the clouds and the owner ultimately mints money from the grey market.
    Perhaps many companies like the clouds, less competition, still criteria of evaluation are based on copied systems.

    Eg USA has strict laws and heavier liabilities if wrong information is conveyed, enveloped within the consumer laws. Here we have wrong inputs , wrong baselines and wrong project reports to qualify. Once we secure investments we work differently, there are two businesses going on, one in the light and one under the clouds, the one in the light is under a solar lamp assumed as the sun, and the one under clouds is people carrying a cloud above their heads in a sunny day.

    This is a contagious method evident in most companies. Then they hire people for employee engagement and efficiency not for organisation benefit but to save taxes.

    All summed up, every action is with an ulterior motive.
    Not necessarily an evil notice but we are already milking the value ads without focus on the core output.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #12 Ali Anani
    #10 Compass and compass-ionate- what a lovely combination @Mohamed Amroussi! I like it very much.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #11 Ali Anani
    #9 @Devesh Bhatt- wonderful what you wrote "But in cloudy days when the source of information (sun; magnetism) isn't available, other sources of information must be utilised". This is what I highlighted in the buzz by birds depending on different senses to keep on their direction. As you qualified later "Days will always be cloudy as long as we copy others rather than develop our own analytical tools which support and not displace consensus". It is interesting here that you called for consensus and not majority. I find people reach consensus when their survival is at stake or when they have a grand purpose to which they agree. Does this mean that the clouds are their to stay permanently? Lots to ponder on.
    Mohamed Amroussi
    15/01/2017 #10 Mohamed Amroussi
    Compass your direction and be compassionate with yourself and your companions
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    #8 we do need the light of information, but the ground expert has the information and is willing to take accountability for it with evidence. It's just that it's not a prescribed source.
    We commit the blunder of sidelining ground inputs because of scope of error. But in cloudy days when the source of information (sun; magnetism) isn't available, other sources of information must be utilised.

    Organisations have a lot of people at their disposal.
    Earlier the problem was gathering consensus, so we introduced Analytical systems.
    Today the problem is lack of consensus, over imposition of analytical systems, we cannot copy Western ways without genuine information. Since business decisions are prone to error, we secure profits though accounting loop holes and corruption.

    Days will always be cloudy as long as we copy others rather than develop our own analytical tools which support and not displace consensus.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #8 Ali Anani
    #7 Your solid comment tells a lot about the depth of your strategy background @Devesh Bhatt. Your three reasonings are wonderful and I believe @Deb🐝 Lange shall find them relevant. You have a point tat merits special attention "So the sense of direction to me boils down to on-site skills, knowing the business first hand, that is why primary research works best, specially in countries where false data doesn't make anyone liable.. I wonder how do we dare to take a direction while standing on sinking sand. Soon the sand shall keep our eyes closed. We need the light of information to know where we stand before deciding where to go.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    I'm from strategy background. I used to be an analyst but I don't quote numbers simply because sufficient data is required and by the time it's verifiable chances are that the data is redundant. World is dynamic.

    So the sense of direction to me boils down to on-site skills, knowing the business first hand, that is why primary research works best, specially in countries where false data doesn't make anyone liable.. firstly many managers deny the existence of clouds which are evident, secondly they deny ground experience saying how can you tell directions by looking at a tree or the moss :)

    Thirdly they wait for analytical data of the volatile factors , often with no ground level knowledge of what's stable, the stable can be the launchpad but they are focused on the volatile..What's volatile...data quickly becomes redundant by the time they apply it.

    But these are industrial best practices, everybody uses the same approach and claims victory INA race of turtles in an ever-changing world. Those with a heavy bank balance, survive the slow race, those who copy but have empty pockets, die a quick death in a slow race.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    #3 This is a bright thought @Deb🐝 Lange "Birds do fly together and connect by bird sing only, they connect with magnetic fields of energy". You said what I wanted to convey in this buzz. Thank you for such an illumination.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    #2 Thank you for sharing and making beautiful comments dear @Deb🐝 Lange. I go all the way with you if we had a light focus on sensing energy in our groups, our meetings, our organisations we could discover new information". My senses (hopefully magnetized" tell me this is the topic of your next buzz. Yes, I knew you shall agree because you are the master on senses and your book on same subject testifies for what I am saying.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #4 Ali Anani
    #1 Thank you dear @debasish majumder for sharing and writing a lovely comment. As you wrote "and i do believe, traditional management cannot produce such unique quality" I find myself in full agreement with your conclusion. Yes, we need more active senses.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    15/01/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange
    If we sensed a dullness or tension we could make an inquiry? We could ask , I hear this, but the energy is the opposite , what is going on? Paying attention to words alone limits the information and understanding of the system. Birds do fly together and connect by bird sing only, they connect with magnetic fields of energy. So do we. It is time to tap into new areas of awareness to take our next steps in the evolution of organisations.
  2. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    What happens when you blow soap bubbles in freezing temperatures. Captivating.....
    Soap bubbles @ -15 degrees Celsius
    Soap bubbles @ -15 degrees Celsius Soap bubbles freezing over at roughly -15C. Video inspired by this article:...


    Dean Owen
    15/01/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    #3 Bubble burst. Not a fan of soaps myself, not watched any since JR got shot. Not actually sure what meth is? Is it like Tipex thinner that some of the lads used to inhale back in the day?
    Paul Walters
    15/01/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    Not working in Bali Dean!!!
    Ken Boddie
    15/01/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    Not wishing to burst your bubble, Dean-san, but I don't usually watch 'soaps'. These ones , however, are mesmerising! Do you think perhaps these crystals are as addictive as their meth cousins? 🙄
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    15/01/2017 #2 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Ohh my my....it was amazing thanks Dean for sharing :)
  3. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    The Dark Side of Mindfulness
    The Dark Side of MindfulnessMindfulness is extremely useful in everyday life. Mindfulness and meditation can change your brain and help remove the "scars of life". It´s a powerful tool to help with depression and anxiety and can increase your level of happiness - and therefore...


    Aurorasa Sima
    15/01/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 I agree, Mohammed, in some cases we are serving our gadgets and not the other way around. Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    15/01/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Too many things, busy life and work schedules, and fast paced worldliness has left human being 'a puppet in the age of machination and digital world'. Presumably, a little mindfulness to examine self and little mindfulness to remember the Almighty Lord is essential in one's life.:)
  4. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Free mindfulness gift set: https://goo.gl/S7qp1Y Aurorasa Sima
  5. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    I Challenge You...
    I Challenge You...The song "You raise me up" never fails to bring tears to my eyes. It does not make me sad. If anything, I am filled with a passionate feeling of courage and a desire to excel. There are many songs which will inspire and some can motivate action -...


    Devesh Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #29 Devesh Bhatt
    #28 none of us have a static mind :) thanks
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/01/2017 #28 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Devesh Bhatt Ooo.. well we want you safe so please just keep sharing. You offer a dynamic mind, I have found from reading from you :-)#24
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/01/2017 #27 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #11 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman you seem to do this challenge already.. I am inspired by you :-) Thanks so much!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/01/2017 #26 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #12 @Preston Vander Ven , yes I love this song. I agree with you , it is beautiful. If we can all be challenged to raise up another, for no other reason but because it is a heart's desire to make someone happy. Of course to respond to you I am listening. Thank you...stay blessed :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/01/2017 #25 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #13 Thank you @debasish majumder you have put me in quite illustrious company, and I'm speechless. Your consistent support and deeply appreciated.
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #24 Devesh Bhatt
    #22 I am alive in a low net area. A live buzz will force me down to places unworthy, no plans for now but I have a place in mind
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/01/2017 #23 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #16 My Canadian Knight of the Bloggers Table.. lol (hint, hint...soon to come) you are such a sweetheart @Don 🐝 Kerr... Thank you #caribbeanbreezes
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/01/2017 #22 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #17 @Devesh Bhatt I like your directness.. hahaha. Who knows what the future holds, in the meantime can I point you in the direction of trying a 'live buzz'... and if you have done one please send me the link. I do hope to do many more live buzzes than I did in 2016. Lets spread some happy and culture!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/01/2017 #21 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #18 @Aurorasa Sima this is a mutual admiration 'sisromance ' taking place here! Feeling empowered by all the support! Thank you :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/01/2017 #20 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thank you so very much @Ali Anani... I think you really have a great idea which will work for you and many others. We are all builders in my estimation, and can get quite creative with keeping our valued friends while growing our audience! #19
    Ali Anani
    10/01/2017 #19 Ali Anani
    I enjoy your mind and the juicy buzzes come out of it @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I agree with you on all fronts. I may just add sometimes times constraints limit my ability to "discover" new bees from their writing. I made a promise for myself that for every four comments I write on buzzes by affiliate bees I shall write a minimum of one comment for a new bee. This way I have the potential of increasing my social interactions at a reasonable rate without harming my "old roots".
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/01/2017 #18 Aurorasa Sima
    Shared to the empowerment hive. For that´s where you belong. You are one empowering lady.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #17 Devesh Bhatt
    Bebee should sponsor an annual ambassador meet-up with invitations to active ,happy, sharing users like you.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/01/2017 #16 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley My Caribbean princess strikes a chord again. And, you presented a challenge with grace. Thank you for being there.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/01/2017 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #6 @Kevin Pashuk you are so right about community.. this is really how we grow with social media into a sustainable entity. Thanks for engaging!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/01/2017 #14 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hey @Gert Scholtz , we can all rise together... Today I felt like I could jump over any barrier after reading a post of yours #https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gert-scholtz/two-olympic-leaps hope everyone gets a chance to check it out! #5
    debasish majumder
    09/01/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    absolutely stunning post @Donna-Luisa Eversley! William Shakespesre or O'Henry or Robert frost, none i know personally, neither by virtual media, yet, i resonate with them, feel them without their presence in my life. i strongly align with them! however, in your case too, i don't know you physically, neither virtually. but, i can feel you by your writings and unhesitatingly i share your post without bothering who else is reading and engagement it is deriving. equally, this post too i share without any reservation of my own as the post itself contain the gravity of sharing. however, enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post madam.
    Preston Vander Ven
    09/01/2017 #12 Preston Vander Ven
    Thank You, while I was writing earlier I was listening that I beautiful song over and over. Such powerful words. I love to read daily motivational post from others everyday onside of books that I have on my list.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    09/01/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you Donna-Luisa. I'm up to the challenge and will do my best! 😀 I miss a few thus the reason why I don't mind being tagged! With the influx of newbees, it's important that we make them feel welcome. I try to read posts from our new bees, as well as bringing older posts back in the spotlight.
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    09/01/2017 #10 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Great buzz @Donna-Luisa Eversley
    We will find ourselves flying through the hives also in this great 2017
  6. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    A Lady who deserved for a Nobel Prire - Vera Rubin
    Joanna Hofman
    Vera Rubin Quote
    www.azquotes.com In a spiral galaxy, the ratio of dark-to-light matter is about a factor of ten. That's probably a good number for the ratio of our ignorance-to-knowledge. We're out of kindergarten, but only in about third...
  7. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Newsletter is out
    Aurorasa Sima
    01-08-2017 - Predictions & Pain
  8. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Expectations Have Stories to Tell
    Expectations Have Stories to TellThe story began when my friend got "A" grades in all his intermediate exams. On completing his final exams he visited me and had this scenario of "chain surprises". I did better in my final exams than before. You know, I am entitled not only to...


    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #52 Ali Anani
    #48 #51 You are taking the discussions to new heights dears @Sara Jacobovici and @Harvey Lloyd to the extent that I am considering publishing Part 2 of this buzz.
    I loved the ideas of giving expectations a meaning and I fully agree with Sara and her explanations.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/01/2017 #51 Harvey Lloyd
    #48 I wanted to address this separately. "...expectations moved from a process of cause and effect predictability to a belief system"

    This is a profound statement. We have lost our way in the fact that our value system is slowly being replaced by a system of expectations both met and unmet.

    All goals that start out successfully are developed within a value set that is empowering a win-win outcome. If expectations cause us to lose this "meaning" and slowly replaces the values along the way.......then we are now operating within a storm of changing viewpoints across the team.

    This is a point to ponder.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #50 Aurorasa Sima
    #41 You´re welcome, dear Ali. This article is shareworthy. A happy new to you too (:
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/01/2017 #49 Harvey Lloyd
    #48 I belive yiou summed up what the discussion is. But i was signaling that the goal should be our focus.. Certainly expectations are a part of the process, but we should "imagine" that between the start and goal success that expectations will be met and redirect the process.

    We have all heard the term, "Well i thought.....". Usually this surrounds a team members understanding and expectation. Its when they cant get focused on the goal that we begin to experience the defense. So unmet expectations begin to manifest.
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/01/2017 #48 Sara Jacobovici
    Gentlemen, @Ali Anani and @Harvey Lloyd, I don't know when or how it happened but expectations moved from a process of cause and effect predictability to a belief system. One word that I haven't seen mentioned (unless I missed it) is meaning; what meaning we attach to an expectation, its "belief" and will influence how we then manifest its outcome. The fact that emotions are so strongly attached reflect how individual each attachment is to that particular expectation. It would be interesting to look at patterns created by expectations. In relation to the quote that Dr. Ali brought to my attention, "we have control over our expectations, but when they are unmet then it's someone else's fault". My gut reaction is that we set ourselves up to think we're in control of the expectation and then when it is not met, we can not blame ourselves and so transfer the responsibility somewhere else. The paradox may be in the individual assuming he is in control of determining something which in reality is not in hs control. As always, gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity to engage in such a dynamic discussion.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #47 Ali Anani
    #46 Great thoughts again @Harvey Lloyd. I enjoyed reading your alert "A fail in expectations is merely a challenge within the journey. But when expectations are the goal, the challenge is now life or death".Very true and we turn expectations into a trap because we make them the goal instead of a challenge in our journey. When we treat them as challenges we learn and evolve, but when we turn expectations into goals we poison the journey and ourselves.

    "Unmet emotional needs will always manifest themselves in other ways"- this is a powerful quote. I wouldn't argue about its legitimacy for a second.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/01/2017 #46 Harvey Lloyd
    #45 "Unmet emotional needs will always manifest themselves in other ways" Roger Dawson. Your comment and this post describe this concept. This quote was discussing that within the paradigm of win-win we avoid this outcome. The opposite being when we practice win-lose we can expect the looser later on to take advantage of the same game play, with you. My world view is we have developed a cycle of win-lose. Leadership is establishing expectations based on poor performance of the culture, while culture is blaming the leadership for their unmet expectations. How do you break this cycle? How do you eat an elephant, one bite at the time.

    One of our start-ups was a counseling business that we spawned through our education group. The gentlemen we choose to start up with was actaully very amazing. He made a very tangible statement. "I only have too change one person within the family unit and the rest will follow." My initial response to this was poppycock. However i watched this practitioner train staff and support families with this methodology and change did happen. Some incrementally and some drastically. Lead from where you are. You can engage in change today in your office and start a trend in your very local department.

    Expectations blind us to reality. Goals that we shoot for are a better way to approach success. Goals allow us to set expectations and navigate towards the goal. A fail in expectations is merely a challenge within the journey. But when expectations are the goal, the challenge is now life or death.

    If i could metaphorically hang the hat of entitlement on a hook, i would label it expectations. Because i was top of class, got an A or many people told me how great i am, my expectation is set, or is it? The goal should set the expectation for the short term, the goal will change the expectation as we meet the challenges of the journey.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #45 Ali Anani
    #44 I shall edit and change in accordance with your suggestion @Harvey Lloyd "I believe your diagram may need to exchange the word sadness for expectations as the leading cause of sadness"".
    Your comment brings so many ideas to my mind. The paradox of what you wrote "we have control over our expectations, but when they are unmet then its someone else's fault". I love this thought even if it reflects sand situations. I tag @Sara Jacobovici for this extremely important observation. I think you shall love it, too.
    I also greatly appreciate your reference to the role of media. May be an off-shoot idea is soccer matches. You read the expectations of results and that the strong team is expected to beat the opponent by a score of 5 to 0. The result may be the underdog beats the "inflated" strong team. Expectations have a hidden evil- they inflate the strong to look down at the opponents and only to lose. We have witnessed the same in business where a strong company ignores a weak opponent- till the expectations fall on their faces.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/01/2017 #44 Harvey Lloyd
    I believe your diagram may need to exchange the word sadness for expectations as the leading cause of sadness. Expectations or reliance on others performance has become the leading cause for depression in our country. You tap into the social media aspects of this when you say,"...viewership of posts to reach certain numbers...". One of my partners quoted from a book, cant remember the name, but the quote stuck with me. " Each morning we arise and paint a picture in our minds. We spend the rest of the day forcing our environment to fit the picture." I always follow the quote with what happens when everyone shows up with a picture?

    The irony of this discussion is that we have control over our expectations, but when they are unmet then its someone else's fault. When we look at Maslow's hierarchy "Safety" is where expectations are born, can we never question this ourselves, internally?

    Many folks confuse effort within expectations. If i do everything right then my expectations will be met. From my purview of age i have found hard work although cathartic and part of meeting expectations, there is no guarantee. I can work hard shoveling a hole in the ground, spend hours and meeting expectation, a backhoe can show up and in ten minutes do what it took me hours. Is my work any less or more important now? The answer is all predicated on what my expectations were in the beginning.

    Media sets expectations high. Until an individual becomes self-actualizing enough to recognize that they are allowing the environment to dictate expectations and they CAN change the expectation..........buy anti-depressant pharma stocks.

    Your diagram explains the issues well, @Ali Anani.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #43 Ali Anani
    #42 Like your star example, you guided me with this very thoughtful comment dear @David Navarro López. Your comment is rich in its wisdom:
    "When I set them, both need to be achievable, being the short run ones much easier to be achieved. This way, by having success with the later, it encourages me to go on"
    "Above all, expectations should not be intended to be a goal, but a path in our life.
    To accomplish an expectation should not be the end of the path: should be the beginning of it"
    Great ideas and I truly love them.
    David Navarro López
    08/01/2017 #42 Anonymous
    Expectations is a wide matter to work on, and a milestone to achieve happiness, at least in western countries. Oriental mindset tries to discard expectations, considering it a kind of pride which needs to be put away to avoid frustration or sadness as you mention.
    In my personal life, I try to set two kinds of expectations: long run and short run expectations, in a way that the short run ones would lead me (but not exclusively) to the long-run ones. When I set them, both need to be achievable, being the short run ones much easier to be achieved. This way, by having success with the later, it encourages me to go on.
    This "strategy of life" has given me more happiness than sadness, as when I don't get what I expected, I don't allow sadness to empower the situation, by taking two actions: one, learn what it went wrong, and try again harder, and two, to be open minded about discovering new targets to be achieved which get inevitability unrevealed after a failure.
    Above all, expectations should not be intended to be a goal, but a path in our life.
    To accomplish an expectation should not be the end of the path: should be the beginning of it.
    As the northern star, nobody thinks about reaching it, but using it as a guide.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #41 Ali Anani
    I wish you a Happy Year 2017 dear @Aurorasa Sima. I am grateful to your sharing of this buzz.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #40 Ali Anani
    Thanks dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your sharing my buzz. It is lovely to see the new fruits from the old roots of a buzz.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/06/2016 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Awe, thanks @Ali Anani
    Ali Anani
    04/06/2016 #38 Ali Anani
    Dears @Anees Zaidi and @William King- we the triad form a golden triangle and I am not surprised if I write something you have already thought about it. Thank you for your kind words and appreciation
    Ali Anani
    04/06/2016 #37 Ali Anani
    #36 I wonder who is the poet you or I @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Your comment touched my heart with its music and logic
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/06/2016 #36 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "Seeing 'the star in the midnight of sadness" Very poetic and if we are able to see this star, we are better off for it in the long term. One must reach deep within and be open to finding the star first. I agree, focusing on something beautiful or good in the midst of sadness.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/06/2016 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 My son visited Istanbul in 2005 @Ali Anani and @Anees Zaidi. He found the culture extremely interesting, said the people were extremely nice and I saw the photo's, just beautiful! People sadly, make judgements about others and their countries based on what they see on the news because the news only posts negative issues. They never focus on the many positive attributes of other countries, the people etc... I would suggest to anyone who is unable to travel- watch documentaries which showcase other countries in a fair and wonderful way. There are pro's/con's to all countries.
    Ali Anani
    03/06/2016 #33 Ali Anani
    #32 Thank you dear @Anees Zaidi. In fact @William King used the quotation mark in his comment. The Arab poet says those who enjoy beauty and carry it around are on equal footage to those who created the beauty.
    Anees Zaidi
    03/06/2016 #32 Anees Zaidi
    @William King @Ali Anani A small clarification on my last comment. What I wanted to convey is that you Mr. William have beautifully expanded Dr. Ali 's seeing 'the star in the midnight of sadness'. I though it good to clarify for better understanding.
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    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #15 Aurorasa Sima
    #14 Thank you very much, Mohammed. A few affirmations are not enough to heal a depressed mind, but if it gives someone sad a minute of break I´m glad.
    Mohammed Sultan
    08/01/2017 #14 Mohammed Sultan
    @Aurorsa Sima .Nature can dictate our emotion and senses.With such gallery of impressive and expressive pictures one can avoid regressing into depression or negative mood.Thank you.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 Glad you like them! I made 20 with music to send a positive vibe to people suffering from anxiety too.

    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #8 If you are lucky enough to find one with that credentials, good for you.

    100 % agree with the definition of meditation. Just would like to add that by being present you actually get away from everything.

    Yes, rewiring is possible, takes about 90 days but will not happen if you meet the 08/15 doctor that puts you on meds.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    08/01/2017 #11 Emily🐝 Bee
    These are wonderful!
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #7 D´accord!

    Yes, it´s a very interesting topic. Perhaps we can dig deeper into it some time.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    08/01/2017 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #6 However, if you are working with a psychotherapist with an understanding of neuroscience then the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction practice and it's ability to assist on the neuroelasticity front, i.e., it is never too late to rewire, progress can be made and sustained. I don't ever (now) underestimate the genuine benefit of mindful meditation. While it is far from 'affirming' since it demands that you face adversity and explore it with curiosity and openness leading to acceptance and love, it is effective for many. "The point of meditation isn't to be peaceful, to be better than where you are now, or to get away from everything. It's to be present. Present with whatever is." Waylon Lewis
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    08/01/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #6 I would trust in neuroscience since it is a scientific study of the nervous system, rather than psychotherapy, which could be made up of those in the field but with varying degrees.

    Interesting discussion, Aurorasa, especially relating to traumatic experiences.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 I learned three years ago that EI is not always enough when I discovered that 8 years of traumatic experience had changed my brain.

    Similar to anxiety and depression, traumatic experience changes our brains in a way that regions of the brain that do not serve us when it comes to achieving goals and happiness become part of our default mode network (the DMN turns on when we "turn off" = relax).

    Affirmations can never be more than a short positive sprinkle for a depressed person, for as long as they did not retrain their brain - for which everyone is in needed to check out my offering.

    I don´t trust in psychotherapy. I trust in neuroscience.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #3 Yes, that's unfortunate and finding a cure for those that are diagnosed is iffy.
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/01/2017 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 That is very true, dear Franci. And then there is also the social stigma. 350 Million suffering from depression (WHO), plus all the people that have not been diagnosed.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for sharing, Aurorasa! This is an inspiring selection of positive affirmations. Depression is difficult to detect as it can tuck itself away deep in the mind. There are some obvious signs but not always. It's transparency is frequently elusive and treatment is a guessing game. Depression=the hidden disease.
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    Aurorasa Sima

    I like this.
    Fred Luskin, PhD: What Is Forgiveness?
    Fred Luskin, PhD: What Is Forgiveness? This video series is a dialogue between Dr. Fred Luskin, who holds a PhD in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University where he served as...


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    Aurorasa Sima

    20 Powerful Affirmations To Reduce Anxiety
    20 Powerful Affirmations To Reduce AnxietyVideo version with soothing music or if you want to download the affirmations that resonate the most with you, grab them on slideshare. Downloadable Powerpoint Version: HERE  -- Aurorasa SimaEmpowermentalist/Coach/Emotional Intelligence Trainer...


    Emily🐝 Bee
    09/01/2017 #4 Emily🐝 Bee
    Oh yes, majority of my life. Affects all aspects & can be quite severe. :-(
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Thank you, Emily! I was not aware that this is an issue for you. I´ll PM you something really useful in about 2 days/as soon as I can.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    08/01/2017 #2 Emily🐝 Bee
    Shared to 3 relevant Hives :-)
    Emily🐝 Bee
    08/01/2017 #1 Emily🐝 Bee
    I can't wait to try this! What an ingenious idea @Aurorasa Sima, thank you. I am a true anxiety sufferer, so I greatly appreciate this.
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    Aurorasa Sima

    From me with love to you. Also available as video edition with empowering music.

    Use this slideshow to download the affirmations that resonate the most with you.
    Aurorasa Sima
    Affirmations For Anxiety
    www.slideshare.net Use this affirmation to power up. Positive words produce positive thoughts that lead to positive results. Give it a...
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    Newsletter is out.
    Aurorasa Sima
    01-01-2017 - Happy New Year, Attitude - Gift Inside and lot more (:
  14. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Jim Dent compiled 15 quotes from the Founder of Toastmasters - Dr Ralph C. Smedley : https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/15-quotes-from-ralph-smedley-founder-toastmasters-dent-lssbb-dtmCityVP 🐝 Manjit


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/01/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Additional quotes from Dr. Ralph C. Smedley
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 The only mark against Toastmasters was corrected in the early 70's when they finally admitted women to the membership, otherwise yes he had a vision for the betterment of people, a vision that all great people tend to have or desire. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/obituaries/sdut-helen-blanchard-toastmasters-international-2013may31-story.html
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/01/2017 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 From his quotes and his pictures I get the impression that he is sincere and honest.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 I treat it as an offline learning lab just as I treat the online space as a learning lab. I do have an affinity with founder values, organizations can become huge and vested with different people's interpretations, learning to develop a feel for source is something I enjoy. What I like about Smedley most is his total devotion to education.
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/01/2017 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you for sharing these quotes that also allow me to gain a better understanding of the toastmaster philosophy
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    MEET OUR CHIEF HEART OFFICER | DailyVee 116 - YouTube
    MEET OUR CHIEF HEART OFFICER | DailyVee 116 - YouTube -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GaryVaynerchuk -- Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/12/2016 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I am very saddened about Irene Hackett leaving the network. If someone has a personal problem or something has occurred on beBee that is upsetting to them, I hope they reach out to someone in the network they feel close to. I am always available if need be.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    31/12/2016 #24 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Belief in people and understanding them plays a vital role in any context. We need to give ourselves the time to be able to understand and be understood.
    Thank you for tagging me dear @Milos Djukic.

    2016 has given us enough of shocks, I'm sure she will come back soon as I really love her spirit and energy and she knows that she's loved and her inspiration is needed. @Irene Hackett
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/12/2016 #23 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #14 Thank you @David B. Grinberg. I appreciate the mention.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/12/2016 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 Thank You for tagging me @David B. Grinberg, my heart just dropped when I read Irene Hacket t let the network? This is beautiful. I wish many places would adopt strategies like this... I know many who work in HR and they are almost robotic in nature, lack the empathy- I'm sure there is a high rate of burnout and it transfers to the rest of the team but this would sure be beneficial for them as well since employees depend on them for so much. I used HR as an example because of a recent incident or two I was just made aware of by a family member and a friend. Very inspiring video @Aurorasa Sima thanks for sharing.
    Milos Djukic
    31/12/2016 #21 Anonymous
    "Drowning in the Pursuit of Happiness" by Irene Hackett was one of the most memorable articles ever published on beBee. Now it's gone, but her words are eternal.
    "In 2014 there was a movie that was made that largely escaped widescale notice but which deals with the topic of happiness called Hector and the Search for Happiness. It is also a movie that Irene Hackett the writer of "Drowning in the Pursuit of Happiness" I know, will absolutely love. The moment we write or think about happiness we do ironically end up drowning it. Irene's buzz is fantastic because it involves so many different injections of thought, that to consume all of them would require us to spend much more time than the social norm for attention levels can sustain. Yet it is a powerful piece by its own right and offers great self-reflection value as well as referential value. In the course of reflecting on her buzz, Irene asked me of this..." - from "Living Concrete", beBee post by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/living-concrete)
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    31/12/2016 #20 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #18 Always my pleasure @David B. Grinberg... 😘😍
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    31/12/2016 #19 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Woww... Simply love it... 💝
    David B. Grinberg
    31/12/2016 #18 David B. Grinberg
    #15 I would also be remiss without mentioning our beloved bee @Mamen 🐝 Delgado who always fills our hearts with happiness and inspiration. Regrets for the initial oversight and thanks for all you do, Mamen!
    Milos Djukic
    30/12/2016 #17 Anonymous
    #16 She will be back. Thank you very much dear @Aurorasa Sima!
    Aurorasa Sima
    30/12/2016 #16 Aurorasa Sima
    #15 She shared this before she left.
    Milos Djukic
    30/12/2016 #15 Anonymous
    #14 Thanks @David B. Grinberg and of course great @Irene Hackett. She left this network...
    David B. Grinberg
    30/12/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for posting this Aurorasa. In addition to @Milos Djukic, some other beBee "Chief Heart" co-officers I would recommend include: @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @Ali Anani @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín all of whom inspire us all, while helping to create and maintain a positive/satisfying user experience for everyone.
    Milos Djukic
    30/12/2016 #11 Anonymous
    Drowning in the pursuit of happiness...
    Milos Djukic
    30/12/2016 #10 Anonymous
    Tribute to @Irene Hackett.
    A great person deserves no less: Irene Hackett!
    Milos Djukic
    30/12/2016 #9 Anonymous
    #7 Dear @Aurorasa Sima, You have my full support, as always! We'll be back.
    "This goal can and must be attained in this life. But even if this does not happen, remember that he who has found the way once, always returns to this world with an internal maturity that enables him to continue his work. Man is firmly convinced that he is awake; in reality he is caught in a net of sleep and dreams which he has unconsciously woven himself." - Gustav Meyrink
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    30/12/2016 #8 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #6 When she talks about the privilege of being able to watch them grow it reminds why I am going out tonight for my community service in front of a DJ Club.

    I think any and every company should have someone such as his wonderful human in the video in place.

    We do similar work and I often thought of trying to get back into the corporate environment and what she is doing is the only way I could do it.
    Aurorasa Sima
    30/12/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 To the tagged people: Please consider that I shared this post and that I will be notified of any comments.

    Grant me as a belated Xmas gift: No fighting, sarcasm, unsolicited politics and other dark magic stuff here, please. "Open exchange of opinion..." - that includes eristic tricks too.

    And @Milos Djukic, my beliked friend, you just lost yourself my blind vote. I am not saying you´re not in the race anymore.
    Milos Djukic
    30/12/2016 #6 Anonymous
    cc. @John Vaughan, @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín, @Max🐝 J. Carter, @Phil Friedman. Advocacy marketing? No, rather the creation of a common good.
    Milos Djukic
    30/12/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #3 This is a difficult task and a great responsibility. Many people, including you, are actively involved. I call them C-Butterflies :) What's the color of your wings Aurorasa?
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    Aurorasa Sima
    The Case Of Fake Gratitude
    aurorasa.podbean.com The difference between manners and gratitude and a fabulous exercise to master the art of gratitude - and a mindfulness practice at the same time.   --  Aurorasa Sima Empowermentalist/Coach/Emotional Intelligence Trainer   Aurorasa Coaching helps...


    Aurorasa Sima
    30/12/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Thank you, my friend. I am looking forward to exploring more of the pages and chapters in your personal book of life.

    Nothing wrong with choosing kindness and politeness and making others feel good about themselves. It´s just good to not rely on social acknowledgment too much.
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    Lyon Brave

     A Letter For Tolerance And Peace On Earth
    A Letter For Tolerance And Peace On EarthWhat if I told you my friend is a Muslim refugee from Syria? Would you automatically associate her with war, ISIS, and any negative stereotype you could think of?We toss around words like “religious extremist” in the news often, but what is an...


    Lyon Brave
    30/12/2016 #2 Lyon Brave
    #1 thanks for sharing
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    We all should consider what kind of situations and terror these people try to escape from.

    It is horrible that a tiny minority is responsible that a whole religion, a certain look gets you under general suspicion.

    Our brains are wired in a way that it tries to protect us by looking out for similar things than the one that once has hurt or scared us.

    If a football hits us in the face we will in the future back off when a basketball, tennis or golf ball comes our way.

    If a red-haired guy hurts us we will be suspicious of all red-haired guys in the future.

    If a group of dark looking people commits terror in several places of the world ....

    The German press (Germany is a relatively small country compared to the States) does NOT try to make Muslims look bad - they try the opposite which is also not good.

    Last Sylvester hundreds of Muslim men assaulted, robbed and attacked women in public places in several cities.

    I do understand that people feel: If I invite a guest I expect him to be grateful or at least no abusive.

    5 days ago a video went through the press of a group of Syrian refugees who randomly kicked a woman in the back who fell down the stairs in a train station.

    Two days later another group of Syrian refugees set a homeless person on fire. There are too many of these stories and they create fear and suspicion.

    When I read today about the next horror story I was praying it was not refugees.

    Some of the people have crime records in their home countries. In Tunis, hundreds of people demonstrated against having to take them back.

    You see, if you want to fight racism (which I DO) you also need to face and address uncomfortable truths.

    It is not an easy to solve topic at this point. I for one, would not be able to offer a simple solution.
  18. David B. Grinberg
    Some sage advice to remember as we contemplate our goals for 2017 and consider getting off the hamster wheel by taking a "leap of faith"... David B. Grinberg


    John Rylance
    28/12/2016 #2 John Rylance
    True, along with
    "I coulda been a contender" ( On the Waterfront)
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/12/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
  19. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Kora combines images from Chinese and Tibetan culture, the seventh feature-length film by Beau Kaelin. Kora is a Tibetan Buddhist phrase for a pilgrimage.
    Kora [FULL MOVIE]
    Kora [FULL MOVIE] Kora is a Tibetan Buddhist phrase for a pilgrimage. The film, Kora, provides a similar journey - an exodus of the senses and the mind. A hypnotic,...
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    Killing time around Christmas
    Killing time around ChristmasTime is all we have"Time is a game played beautifully by children." Heraclitus German author Erich Kastner said: Remember the 5th commandment, don´t kill your time.Wait, that doesn't sound right. It should say: "Thou shalt not kill". Is this...


    jesse kaellis
    06/01/2017 #71 jesse kaellis
    Yes, thank you, Aurorasa. Half the stuff I believe can never be proved.
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/01/2017 #70 Aurorasa Sima
    #69 From a philosophical standpoint I tend to agree with you/Michael.
    jesse kaellis
    06/01/2017 #69 jesse kaellis
    I was just thinking about something. I read a book once, or several of these books, these "Michael" books so named after the last name of an entity comprising many incarnated souls on the causal plane. You don't have to believe this but it is intricate and fascinating just the same, and it rang true to me. I mean this entity was channeled by certain mediums.
    But here's the thing, the Michael entity says this, "Nothing is wasted. Nothing CAN be wasted."
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    29/12/2016 #68 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #58 I'm glad you liked that one dear @Aurorasa Sima.Tis was written with alot of heart. I always have time for my lovely beBees. #beBeelove #beBeesforever #HappyNewYear2017 😚
    jesse kaellis
    29/12/2016 #67 jesse kaellis
    The comment about my health was in response to somebody on here who asked me about it. It was written to Sara, and I mention her name in my post.
    You are not supposed to remember your past lives if indeed there are a chain of lives. I don't have a codified vision or belief about God or reincarnation. But I do entertain the thought. I don't have any stake in what you know, think you know or believe. If you're not buying, that's good, because I'm not selling. Maybe I need to delete every comment I posted on here. I'm not looking for sympathy from you. I don't know you and besides -- I don't need it.
    jesse kaellis
    29/12/2016 #66 jesse kaellis
    Thank you very much, Irene. I'm improving now after that fall I took in my trailer. A marked improvement.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #65 Aurorasa Sima
    #55 Or did my words shine a light and that created the optical illusion that your greys turned white?

    I understand you now have some time off until the NY and I am glad you have time to fill up your batteries and have some he-time.

    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #64 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #62 VegPower!
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #62 Aurorasa Sima
    #54 Carlos does not believe in customer service. His market power comes from offering the only edible vegetarian fast food in town.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #60 Aurorasa Sima
    #46 #47 Well, Jesse, I could say now that I feel terribly sorry that you are having all of these health problems. But that would not help you, would it?

    What are your expectations regarding a satisfying response to your comment? Help? Or is the comment box an outlet to flirt with misery?

    Regarding your question, I can only respond in my own way. I have no opinion about incarnation. It seems to be a concept that reflects the human need for justice and would surely be difficult to handle. I do not remember a past life and am not confident I will have any other life than this one.

    I believe that most humans have the need to believe in something. Accepting mortality and that our lives might be much less relevant than we think is a tough one. Not believing in God or Reincarnation also means that each and every of your decisions and no-decisions matter.

    Someone asked Mr. K if God existed. Mr. K said. "I recommend that you think about if you would change your way depending on the answer to this question. If it would not change we can just drop the question. If it would change I can at least support you by telling you that you already made a decision: You need a God.

    Bertholt Brecht
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #59 Aurorasa Sima
    #45 Spoken like a true closer. Thanks for stopping by and sharing marketing tips.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #58 Aurorasa Sima
    #44 Dear @🐝 Fatima Williams,

    All I ever see you doing is supporting others, spreading love and positivity. That´s a good use of one´s time if I ever heard of one ... like your article with the collage of us bees.

    Thank you for taking the time to reading my article and saying so.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #57 Aurorasa Sima
    Your statement makes a lot of sense. Doing stuff that serves no other purpose than entertaining you is not "killing" time to me. Doing stuff you don´t enjoy is. Never read my articles because you feel I expect you to, please.

    The last thing we need is comment stress. I require no special length or form, intellectual value or anything else. I am grateful that someone took the time out of his day to read my article of the hundreds of thousands of articles around.

    Thank you for gifting a bit of your most precious good to me. I could only be happier if you felt as if you received a good ROT. #43
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #55 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #50 December was hectic as i had to take up duties of another who had quit. One of those rare occasions. Hey your last sentence turned all my gray hair white! Dang! And you thought aging took time! ;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #52 I assumed they home delivered tacos and stuff...;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #53 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #46 Jesse sorry to hear that you hurt yourself. Hope things are better now...tc.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #52 Aurorasa Sima
    #42 Oh no, not off-topic at all. There is no one-fits-all solution.

    Putting something off until you are able to cope with it is a wise decision. For your friend, it seems to be the right thing not to clean too often. Other people would feel better if they cleaned up their messes, but coat it with a funny saying á la "Genie reigns the chaos" or "Who cleans up is just too lazy to search".

    My friend who would not clean her windows suffered from it and it was constantly on her mind and distracting her.

    We can remove a lot of pressure and stress from our lives just by considering how relevant the tasks we "have" to do really are and to whom they matter. Many stuff we just do because of others, because we feel they´re expected from us, it´s always been done like this...

    Your friend obviously made the self-confident decision that the joy of going out beats what others might think of her. Good on her! There are not many things in our lives that we HAVE to do.

    Just like you said: "Maybe we should all start to listen ourselves and identify the things that we don't want to do.". Thank you for your comment and sharing about your friend and yourself!

    PS: I am sitting her for 20 minutes now dreading the cold I need to face to pick up some avocado tacos.

    IF you care to read more (this is an offer and you are not expected to read) ... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/too-much-pressure-gain-back-control-with-this-simple-tip
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #51 Aurorasa Sima
    #34 Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Well, there are a lot of people who do not feel good after using FB for hours. Still, they keep going back there and spend even more time.

    I mentioned social media because I believe it´s one of the things a few people do more of than they enjoy.

    I love my 20-second statement regarding FB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLlBU10nlXY
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #50 Aurorasa Sima
    #32 No, you didn´t. Really? Well .. strange minds think alike, so they say.

    Interesting thesis about breathing. I thought it was related to stressing out, which again is also related to breathing. Rabbits have a life expectation of up to 10 years (in captivity), while Russian dwarf hamsters only have 1.5 - 2 years.

    Rabbits seem more mindful and focused on the current moment.

    The hamster would hide food and come begging for more as if he worries about the future.

    I dabbled in Ayurveda so that I halfway understood what you are talking about ... I know that you are super busy with your life and work and you also have the long travel ... and aging takes time too (;
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #49 Aurorasa Sima
    #41 Well, there are certainly worse things to OCD about, but it´s funny your daughter should have picked up the habit.

    You are exactly right. Who loves/likes you accepts you the way you are. Then there are those who will always find something negative no matter how much effort you put into making everything perfect.

    I guess you mostly see them around the holidays only - at other times you don´t really invite people who don´t like you hehehe (JOKE)
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    Aurorasa Coaching: Killing time around Christmas
    blog.aurorasa-coaching.com Procrastination around Christmas and the difference between enjoying the Now and killing...
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    "Ikiru" means to "To Live" and it is the first movie I watched having been intrigued by the legend shared with me of Akira Kurosawa - and it was in having seen Ikiru in full with subtitles that it was clear to me why film aficionados consider Kurosawa to be a genius. I am focusing on Lisa Thatcher's review of Ikiru but there is also a more contemporary comparison currently by the BBC who share the link between Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa, as well as other great directors who have directly been influenced or inspired by his work - that article about what Kurosawa meant to George Lucas is here http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160104-the-film-star-wars-stole-from
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Ikiru – Akira Kurosawa and what it means to live
    lisathatcher.com What an absolutely beautiful film. This was pure delight from start to finish. An established masterpiece, Ikiru was made in 1952, between Rashomon and Seven Samurai, and stars Takashi Shimura. He...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Ikiru was the first Kurosawa movie I watched, Yojimbo was the second and there was one of his later movies called "Ran" that completes to date what I have seen.

    The soundtrack to Yojimbo by Masaro Sato is also very good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oorr0ycI04o

    I also found Neil Evans a movie reviewer from "Tastes of Cinema interesting in what he says is 15 Masterpieces of Akira Kurosawa Every Movie Fan Should See http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/15-masterpieces-of-akira-kurosawa-every-movie-fan-should-see

    That is interesting because he provides a touch of background to each movie, but also reminds me that I have only seen a 1/5th of what his reviewer considers worth watching. At the end of the day meaning is what we personally make of it - and for me Ikiru was incredibly meaningful.
    Dean Owen
    24/12/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Better late than never. Watch Yojimbo if you can. I remember seeing Kagemusha in a Tokyo cinema when it came out. Was not much of a fan of his later works.
  23. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    To all the wonderful bees Aurorasa Sima


    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #11 Aurorasa Sima
    #7 #8 #9 #10 My apologies for not replying. I did not receive a notification about any of your comments.

    BUT I saw them just in time to wish you a Happy New Yeaaaar!!!!!
    José Luís Casado
    24/12/2016 #10 José Luís Casado
    ¡Felices Fiestas!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/12/2016 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Merry Christmas @Aurorasa Sima!
    Dean Owen
    24/12/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    #7 Aurorasa definitely has naughty streak (or at least perhaps that is the image she wants to convey). Wish you a good one Aurorasa! 🎄☃️🎁
    Ken Boddie
    24/12/2016 #7 Ken Boddie
    Now tell me, Aurorasa. Have you been naughty 😡 or nice 😇? ..... Oh there you are, up near the top of the list. OK, so world peace it is then! 😉
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/12/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 #5 #4 Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/12/2016 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    So cute. Happy holidays!
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    23/12/2016 #4 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    So, why are there no blue snowmen in the picture? That's discrimination :-)

    Happy holidays!
    Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    23/12/2016 #3 Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    Merry Christmas, @Aurorasa Sima
    Kirk Rhoads
    23/12/2016 #2 Kirk Rhoads
    Merry Christmas, Aurorasa. Thank you for all your kind support on beBee this past year. All the best in 2017!
  24. ProducerRichelle Futch

    Richelle Futch

    Learning Entrepreneur Skills Empowers Teen Girls
    Learning Entrepreneur Skills Empowers Teen GirlsBest Journals published an article in 2014 titled “Life skills for women empowerment” where they discussed four dimensions of empowerment.Power WithinPower toPower OverPower WithPower within is described as individual changes in confidence and...


    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    18/12/2016 #3 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #2 Great and beautiful mission @Richelle Futch!! Wish you the best luck in the world... 😍😘
    Richelle Futch
    18/12/2016 #2 Richelle Futch
    #1 @Mamen Delgado Thank you for your kind words! My mission is to work with high school aged boys and girls to get them started early in the entrepreneur life.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    18/12/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Love everything you explain in this Producer @Richelle Futch! Adolescence is a beautiful stage of life, but hard and disorientating as well. And both, boys and girls, need all kind of tools and help to grow through it as best as they can.
    Thanks for this consciousness call about it. 😍
  25. Patricia Rosa

    Patricia Rosa

    Patricia Rosa


    Harvey Lloyd
    16/12/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    Thank you in advance because this one will be folded into our management team. Awesome visual.
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Never heard that. Very powerful, I like it!
    16/12/2016 #1 PATRICIA SILVA
    possible....sempre ...patricia silva....
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