- ProducerReceiving ReflectionsG raceful morning. Heavenly blue sky. The cold glass feels the warmth of the bright sun. Through all senses. Warming up slowly. Vulnerable. Courageous too. The yellow source dances. Joyfully. Singing. On the rooftop. Feather light touch. The...
- Producer21/01/2017TRUTH? - by Devesh BhattDestroyer of lies?Redeemer of eyes?Evident to the wise?If denied, a surprise?A subconscious treatise?A conscious compromise?The best advice?Needs no disguise?One can't summarise?One can't improvise?Is it relative? Is it absolute?Does it need context...
Comments22/01/2017 #7 Mohammed A. JawadDevesh, here's one of my poems on truth. Enjoy it:)
Beauty of Truth
O, goodness results in goodness!
So, let the beauty of truth influence you
for it has latent and apparent strength
to alter life, with pivotal purpose.
And, truth can be well understood when
misconceptions are exposed, with its crookedness
And, let this be the dictum prime in life—
‘Truth alone liberates from ignorance and arrogance’.21/01/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt#5 yes, but I wasn't talking about others, I was talking about myself.
The intro is always disguised followed by an admission of the real thing.
I'm direct in very few posts, including yours.
Had to learn it to have initial access, not comfortable but do it anyway. Frequently in the domestic market.
- 21/01/2017Janice Kobelsky proves how empowering imagining can be.How to Get From 'Inaction' to 'in Action', Nowjanicekobelsky.mykajabi.com "If we don't deliberately create our future, we run the risk of colliding with it." A short practice to help you visualize your desired future and get from 'inaction' to 'in Action', now. Do it for you. Do it for your corner of the world. It's good...
- ProducerThe Seven Silent SistersIn a black forest in a land far away seven sisters were living a life in darkness. Their house was completely covered with pieces of brown trees. Their parents believed that the world out there was too scary. They loved their daughters very much and...
- 16/01/2017In an distracting and often demanding world ...
Best way to keep your peace (and sanity 😉):
•Say "No" when
•Help others, but Don't do it for them
•Set some time aside for You
•Do a weekly goal check, have you done something to progress toward the direction YOU want to go?...
"Lead the day or the day will Lead You."
Comments16/01/2017 #1 Preston Vander VenExcellent bullet list.
Also, When it comes to our goals, "Never be Satisfied." This does is not greed. This means once you achieve you goal, set a new one. You will always be in a positive, growing direction.
I once heard a speaker say, "Perfection is impossible, yet striving for perfection is still the lifelong goal."
- Producer15/01/2017Drugs Are Not AlmondsFor simple uneasiness, twitching pain here and there out of overwork, or insensible notions due to sleep disorders, you don’t rush to see a doctor to have a prescription of half-a-dozen names of medicines. Perhaps, the fashion of the...
Comments17/01/2017 #21 Gerald Hecht12) cannabis-->(NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC ENDOCANNABINOID CB1, CB2 RECEPTOR LIGANDS, 13) belladonna, deadly nightshade, jimson weed-->(SCOPALAMINE AND RELATED MUSCATINIC ANTAGONISTS, 14) ashwaghanda-->CORTISOL SUPPRESSION/TNF-ALPHA ANTAGONISTS...I'll supply more as they come to me..oh; here's one now: 15) ergot fungus, psilocybin mushrooms-->TRYPTANS, SEROTENERGIC HALLUCINOGENS, EMPATHOGENS, 16) peyote cactus-->MESCALINE, SUBSTITUTED PHENYLETHLAMINE HALLUCINOGENS17/01/2017 #20 Devesh BhattDrugs are not almonds, they are cheaper, easily available, subsidised and make the poor feel that they are cared for, it's the damn doctor who overcharged that is the culprit
How easily an individual can be corrupted into becoming a scapegoat, patients being the evident ones, doctors and pharmacists being the eventual ones and scientists/drug discoverers being the eternal ones wherein combinations , side effects and critical information is witheld easily to be blamed on an individual after decades of exploitation.
Still, being the hopeful citizen, we immerse ourselves into precautions and preventive measures because the Pharma industry does enough to keep us hopeful and holds the rest to squeeze us dry. Moreso where the Law permits it and the Society are guinea pigs.17/01/2017 #19 Gerald HechtWell, the reality is that almost every modern Pharmaceutical has its "roots" (pardon the pun) in a natural (usually botanical) remedy that was discovered by people thousands of years ago: 1) the foxglove plant--> (DIGITALIS) for increased cardiac output, 2) white willow bark-->salicylates (ASPIRIN), 3) poppy--> (NATURAL/SEMISYNTHETIC/SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS), 4) mold --> (PENICILLIN), 5) Khat-->(AMPHETAMINES, CATHINONES, PHENYLETHALAMINES), 6) coca leaves-->(COCAINE, OTHER SYNTHETIC "CAINES/LOCAL ANESTHETICS), 7) curare--> (TURBOCURARINE), 8) mucuna pruriens-->(L-DOPA), 9) coffee beans, tea leaves, cocao-->(METHYLXANTHINES, ADENOSINE ANTAGONISTS), 10) tobacco-->(NICOTINIC ACH AGONISTS), 11) fly agaric mushrooms--> (MUSCURINIC ACH AGONISTS)...and many more!17/01/2017 #17 debasish majumderA legendary doctor of our country, Dr.B.C.Roy once remarked, 'you must visit to a doctor, moment you are feeling ailing. because doctors have to survive. after that, you must immediately visit to the medicine stores, as the pharmaceutical industry also have to survive. and most importantly, before entering your house, you must through away all medicines you purchased, as because you too need to survive!' however, nice insight @Mohammed A. Jawad! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.17/01/2017 #15 Mohammed SultanMohammed,the pharmaceutical industry is now a business of fantasy like cosmetics and perfumes.These companies always keep a balance between the importance of the product and the brand image.Users,in both cases,are forced to offered a price premium far exceeding the production cost.In marketing a new perfume,the manufacturer set the specification targeted at certain group according to their ability of payment at certain price,and with a predetermined kind of scent/properties,and name.Research labs or fragrance producers are then asked to supply various formulas for selection .There's really a mystery associated with the BIG Pharma as with the perfume industry,what do you think?16/01/2017 #11 Mohammed A. Jawad@Mohammed Sultan Thanks for reading and commenting on this post. Yes, when Big Pharma spends millions and billions in the name of R&D, then it will definitely look for a bigger market that can churn huge profits. Once the markets are explored, there's all gimmicks for pre-launch, real launch, post launch activities. Now, it depends how pharma treats physicians, specialists and key opinion leaders (KOLs) so that they begin prescribing their products. That's after all tactical promotion!16/01/2017 #9 Mohammed SultanUnlike most innovations in which the end user can decide its failure or success,the same user(patient) is the weakest link in the prescription drugs market.
The big pharma see that the innovation of their research labs isn't not necessarily to be looked at from the patients point of view, and always market their drugs on the assumption that they know better than the physicians.They think that their creativity goes further than the physicians expectation, and they have to be the first with an idea that's not accepted by their competitors.Their strategy is always based on their financial capabilities and collaboration with others, even with their competitors.Their marketing is totally product-driven ,not customer driven.
What's really more surprising in the matter of health and business ethics is clearly shown in Cigarette Markets, where you can find that cigarette marketers
are the major sponsors of sports and cultural events.In effect, the fantastic display of names and logos like Marlboro,Rothman,Kent,...etc allows companies
to associate these brands with glamour ,health,vitality and success.Thank you @Mohammed A.Jawad for sharing your insightful article on pharma.16/01/2017 #8 Mohammed A. Jawad#6 @Harvey Lloyd Thanks for your insightful comments.
When one delves deep for information, it becomes clear the way BIG pharma sets out weird strategies. Imagine when a country’s population is suffering from malnutrition, then greedy pharma companies think how they can capture market by creating novel products to treat malnutrition.
Sometimes, more than beneficial nourishment, we treat our bodies with dangerous, toxic chemicals. Because, so much is in publicity and has become common that even if you aren't diseased, you feel or you are told that got to have a total health scan. If there's anything that's a different story and there are more options of treatment with the damn availability of insurance coverage.
Even if it’s little stammering or simple timidity, then pharma would take it a potential opportunity to come up with some concoction or capsules, brand it and promote it in the market so that psychiatrists can begin writing prescriptions. Funny, isn’t it?16/01/2017 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad#5 @Ali Anani Yes, with little cold and cough, we oftentimes look for syrups and tablets, and we forget that our ‘kitchen is the hub of many medicines’. When a simple, safe home remedy doesn’t work, then you should better consult a doctor. Glad to know you’ve found a way out to keep your BP in control. May the Almighty Lord bless you with health and longevity!16/01/2017 #6 Harvey LloydBody chemistry as much as we would like to think we have cracked the cause and effect model, we haven't. I would like to think that the advancement of science is good. How we use it though is really the question. With so many advancements and the ironic "branding" efforts of hospitals and pharma it is becoming incumbent on the patient to understand various options.
Long gone are the days of throwing ourselves at the doctor and seeking life. I also believe that man has lost its thoughts on the finite and fragile conditions of life. Branding efforts have us thinking that life is fixable at any stage of existence. This is a false argument used by many in the commercial healthcare industry. Even politicians who promote healthcare promote it from a false argument. Healthcare is not a fix. Life style is the major aspect of life experience and ultimately health, as you have stated very wisely here @Mohammed A. Jawad.
Humans will have to learn, when it comes to healthcare we cant by the "brand" but must weigh options and outcomes.16/01/2017 #5 Ali AnaniVery interesting topic @Mohammed A. Jawad. You wrote "In fact, it’s best to keep one’s blood pressure in control by taking curry leaves or chewing a clove of garlic". I shared my own story, but would like to repeat it here. For more than 20 years I had medicine for treating my high blood pressure (reached sometimes 180/120). Only three months ago my doctor (new one) told me to drink lots of water because I neglected my body needs for water for years. I did. Now my blood pressure is very stable (last 8 weeks reading invariably 110/70). I agree with you and using drugs should be left as a last choice.
- Producer15/01/2017Thoughts on Depression and Un-DepressionThe most insidious feature of depression, in my view, is that, when it is upon us, we begin to believe it is somehow expected, reasonable and obvious that this is the way we should, of course, be feeling: depression has its self-promoting...
Comments22/01/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery inspirational read @Gary Sharpe. I'm sure you've had your fair share of 'days of depression.' I found out that the county I live in is the second cloudiest county in the US. So, I know when the winter months arrive SAD sets in. Depression can rob a person of their rational thoughts. Today it was sunny part of the day and 60 degrees F. I took this opportunity and went out with my camera (phone) to video and went to visit my daughter- that always cheers me up because she's so bubbly and I get to see my granddaughter which is certain to put a smile on my face and make me forget those dark feelings. Thank you for sharing and the tips that have worked for you!!15/01/2017 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr@Gary Sharpe "Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain." - William Styron
I think your recommended approach is well worth adding to the arsenal of self treatment. Thanks for sharing this.
- Producer13/01/2017You CAN see through others eyesTime is not my own. That said, I'm sure if I was to manage it properly, I would have some time! It is laziness or a lost art - bit of both? Actually, it the manifestation of chaos..... :)Generally I write about medical stuff - badly; in cranky...
Comments15/01/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg#28 aw...thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, it was very tough, but it was also a time of the most intimate of love shared. You are so right - sisters ARE special! I pray yours with remain free of her cancer!
Hubby's just 'graduated' (he's the optimist, thank God!) to a walking stick, but a wheelchair for temporary work will follow soon. Parkinson's tend to act like growth-spurts in kids...just the other way :)15/01/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#27 I'm really sorry you lost your sister @Lisa Vanderburg. I can't imagine how tough that had to be. My sister had stage 3B breast cancer 10 years ago and I still pray her check up's are OK. Loss is never easy when we love someone, sisters are special... they understand us in ways no one else could. How cool that you are trying to find your creativity in writing. It sounds like your husband is maintaining right now?! Sending hugs your way!!15/01/2017 #27 Lisa Vanderburg#25 Oh I so feel for you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! My sister died 2 years and 4 days ago from cancer - I looked after her until the end - at home, the way it should be! We were BFF and soul-mates; heart-wrenching, but it was both beautiful and rewarding - no regrets - (just wish she was here!).
I'm really here to try and stretch my creativity in writing - see if I have a 'style' at all! I expect me and hubby have as much as 10 years - maybe more, so I'm not gonna mess that up :) Thank you for your kind words!15/01/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Lisa Vanderburg, what a moving and vulnerable buzz. I can only imagine how much stress you must be under. As you stated, your not on here looking for a job. I think people forget that not everyone is on Social Media looking for a job, some are looking for socialization and conversation because they are homebound for various reasons. Some people are stay at home moms, others are retired and the many caregivers out there like yourself who benefit from sharing your stories because it may be cathartic as well? I admire people who aren't afraid to bare their souls. I admire people who take care of their loved ones, thank goodness for people like you. We kept our mom at home during her cancer, and what a bag of mixed emotions (no regrets) just very hard on the family watching the decline of someone you love and all the care, up's/down's that go with it. Thank you for sharing!15/01/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange#11 If you truly long for a connection with your Mother you will find a way. I write what I did in my draft book, yet to be published about caring for my Mum. I will find it and post it. And even though you say you had to give up your walks to care for your husband, you still need to take care of yourself so you can be well enough to care for him. I was told that by someone when I had my first child many years ago. Take care of yourself too, as if you are not well enough to care for a child, or a loved one, who will. So it is just important to find ways to care for yourself. By the way, my Mum refused to go into "institutional care" - As much as it was very challenging I am so so glad I gave her the gift of dying at home. I hope one day you will look back and be glad you did this for your husband.14/01/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg#21 So very true @Preston Vander Ven! In presentations we have done, I always start by describing my hubby as 'alpha male, incorrigible optimist and a guy who's completely in control of the world he lives in'. They I hit them with, 'how to you topple such a secure and self-assured man?....Give him Parkinson's!'
It is a brutal disease in its stretched-out degeneration; I'd happily murder it given half the chance :)
But, your right; even in crushing blows, we can reevaluate for the better!14/01/2017 #21 Preston Vander VenThanks You for that testimony. I also have someone close to me with Parkinson's. One benefit of this condition, it helped this person understand the importance of time and they now take every day of their life as an investment. Before, time was seen as something they could do whatever they wanted with, so it was usually wasted. They had their eyes open to understand it is our most important assets.14/01/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg#7 I am and will always be grateful for what you say and do @Ali Anani! I am blessed to consider you friend. Don't know how y'all do it - find the time to write such creative and profound pieces that in themselves, stretch my imagination and stir my soul. I am so stirred, I think I'll go walkabout!14/01/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg#4 Thank you so much for the tips on posting!!
You hit the nail on the head @Deb🐝 Lange...this 'confession' of mine is the stirring of doing something about it!
I have read about your Mom with such sweet longing; like @Max🐝 J. Carter, you both have experienced such an intimate, steadfast love between parent and child and it makes my heart soar! Even though I have not had that 'connection', I can imagine and certainly feel for your loss. Empathy is a muscle that can never be exercised enough! May your heart be always wrapped in your Mother's love and your soul refreshed with her courage.
- Producer13/01/2017Her Loss and The System That Failed HerThose who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.- Patti SmithIt's not always easy to extend your hand to a person who is grieving. Sometimes people turn a blind eye because they don't know what to say, or feel they are...
Comments13/01/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#16 Well said @Kevin Baker, and that is sadly the truth when someone is struck with a 'mental' illness.. if there's no data to back it up, it doesn't exist in many people's minds, including some healthcare professionals. Luckily there are many who do care but the way the system works, well it just stinks if it becomes a Medical emergency. Suicide is as serious as the illness gets and our Professionals need to change the way they treat those who are suicidal. Maybe we'd lose less people?? I don't know, but something has to change.13/01/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#15 Hi @Dean Owen, I'm sorry you read stuff today that hit you so hard. I want to tell you my friend, NEVER feel as though you have to comment, I would not hold that against anyone. We must take care of our own mind(s) first. I appreciate your friendship and hope one day some of us can meet up... there, I hope I lightened that up a bit for you? ;-) Maybe I can find a Amby for you and send it your way lol.13/01/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#14 Thanks for your kind words @David B. Grinberg and taking the time to read. Nothing is promised to us in this life and all we have is today. Sometimes when a person is extremely ill because of depression they are unable to smell the flowers. They are unable to feel, they aren't even able to function. I appreciate your kind thoughts and yes, when we are healthy, it's good to keep reminding ourselves of the simple pleasures that can mean so much, agree :))13/01/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#13 Hi @Ken Boddie, It appears lack of good healthcare on an emergency basis is widespread. It's sad that people who are in need are basically thrown by the wayside. I'm sorry this happens in the land of Oz too. Your right, with triaging they do prioritize but many sit in waiting areas for hours and hours when they should by lying down because they are so ill but not dying per se. I once took my husband who was extremely sick and I told him to tell them he had chest pain too. He said I can't lie! I said if you don't want to sit in the waiting area for hours, just do it. They got him right back. As for my friend, I hope she is doing better too. She cut off everyone who loved and cared about her. I was one of the last she cut off. She pushed away her family and good friends in Oregon. I will always keep her in my prayers and I did write her, she knows I will always be here if she decided to reach out again. They caused her more trauma after that incident and lack of trust which impeded her having a chance to heal in my personal opinion. Thanks for sharing and commenting Ken!13/01/2017 #18 Mohammed A. Jawad@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher This is a tragic story that jolts one's heart to feel the pain, sorrow, helplessness and uneasiness of your dear friend. May she find solace in unwavering patience and do advice her to trust the Almighty Lord. With Him, we find comfort and succor.13/01/2017 #15 Dean Oweni've been staring at the comment box for 5 mins trying to find words of wisdom, but am literally quite lost for words. I just read someone else's nightmare and it hit me with a dose of reality. Now I need to find a Ken Boddie or Paul Walters article to lighten up the start of my weekend!13/01/2017 #14 David B. GrinbergThank you for sharing this very moving and personal buzz, Lisa. you make a significant point which most people too often forget about. That is, life really can change like flipping a switch. That's why in today's frenetic Information Age, it's important that people take some time to stop their hurried and stressful lives to smell the roses, so to speak. My spiritual Faith leads me to believe that it is all in God's hands and we must have faith in the good Lord above. We must be grateful for miracle of life here on 🌎 The only planet with intelligent life for which we currently know. Thus, treat each day like a blessing. As Einstein said, there are only two ways to view the world: One is that everything is a miracle. And two is that nothing is A miracle. I believe the former, not the latter.🙏🐝🐝✌️️🇺🇸13/01/2017 #13 Ken BoddieLisa, this post has such lucidity and focus beyond many I have read on similar subjects. Our emergency departments here in Oz are similarly handicapped by ineptness to address many problems other than crashes, bashings and overdoses. If you're not triaged as 'dying' then there aren't enough staff and facilities to cope and you're left waiting forever and a day. Getting a meaningful psych consult is about as scarce as hen's teeth. I hope your friend has at last found an appropriate medical professional with whom she has some affinity and who is able to help her transition back to happiness.13/01/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#9 I wish I would've had the information you listed below @Ian Weinberg when we were still talking. I pray she's doing better now but she pulled away or pushed away everyone she loved. I had to pull away 6 months ago because her illness was so extreme I couldn't be of help and after so much time we have to remember to take care of ourselves too. I agree, the ER is not the place. Thanks for the info you shared, appreciated!!13/01/2017 #9 Ian WeinbergYou raise very important issues in this narrative @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher At the outset, let me say that I agree with @Brian McKenzie - the ER is not a good place to go to for an emotional problem. Breaking the problem down to its clinical essence, there are 2 identifiable requirements: Firstly there is the need for genuine empathy (immediately remove friends and family that are 'doing their duty', and believe it or not, those that get a high on other people's loss - schadenfreude). This is the empathy based on a genuine feeling for the person's loss and unconditionally being there for them. For many, this is sufficient for them to 'regroup' and move on. For others, there is the need for intervention. There are 2 types of intervention: Facilitative coaching-like therapy - defining the emotions, engaging the loss, strategizing a meaningful way forward. For others, a deeper inquiry into possible pre-existing personal/emotional issues (possibly going back as far as nurture issues) followed by prolonged psychotherapy with/without the need for drug therapy. The key issue is that individuals need to find a therapist with whom they bond and where there is a foundation of rapport to support the process.13/01/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#2 Thanks for reading @Max🐝 J. Carter and sharing! I used to write a lot about Mental Health issues and I think I'm going to begin writing again about them. We've grown as a Society but the stigma is real and still exists. Healthcare is archaic for many yet unless a person is rich and can afford treatment that is more advanced and totally humane.
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- 11/01/2017"I mean, the true material of knowledge is meaning. And the meaningful is the opposite of the trivial. And the only thing that we should have gleaned by skimming and skipping forward is really trivia. And the only way to glean knowledge is contemplation. And the road to that is time. There’s nothing else. It’s just time. There is no shortcut for the conquest of meaning. And ultimately, it is meaning that we seek to give to our lives."... "But despite it all, at the base level, there is this hope that is the human experience."~ Maria Popova.
- Producer11/01/2017CalumnyThere’s a whispering magic in evil but truth claims itself with miracles. Woe unto those who strive in darkness trusting rumors, slandering reality, miscalling truth by wicked designs, killing evidence by increased calumny....
- Producer11/01/2017What is old school classThrough out life we have hundreds of thousands of relationships.From where comes conflict and confusion even if it's confusion that is causing the conflict.We go to great lengths to be competitive rivals, adversaries, and bench marks.I was taught to...
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- Producer10/01/2017UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ASSUMPTIONS- by Devesh BhattI am under the influence of the idea of influence i.e. ways I am influenced, ways i influence and the ways people influence. Some influence to serve, some to observe, some influence to conserve (their world/self view) and some influence to reserve...
Comments18/01/2017 #23 Donna-Luisa Eversleyhahaha @Devesh Bhatt, we are on similar zones I think. Love your post. Assumptions can be good but for influencing its got a lot of weight to carry, but then you've also advised on what not to assume :-)
A little over a year ago I wrote a post on LinkedIn and shared on my blog UTIOW - which means Under The Influence Of Words... thank great minds think alike :-)11/01/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt#20 thanks for the detailed response. I think it has more to do with the chain of events, first get the facts, then decide to collaborate and then factor intent if it suits your method.
Instead people want to save time and judge intent to decide upon collaborations, in the personal sense it's useful, but as a professional it's better to focus only on facts, intent will be taken care of by a well drafted work contract.11/01/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman@Devesh Bhatt - 5 stars for this thought-provoking piece. I am especially impressed with your item #3 under the heading NEVER ASSUME THE FOLLOWING. - 3. Another person's intent, it is a dynamic world. Just use it to understand possibilities and prepare for them. People assume others to be judging their intent, it can complicate responses on both ends and make it political. At best it is a hypothetical input.
I believe this can be a reason why people don't get along. Assuming another's intent is consciously second guessing them, and if the assumption is negative then there is the chance of causing unwanted friction. However, to use it in the best interest of all involved can create a positive force thus avoiding unhappy and angry feelings.
IMO, one must have a clear understanding of the facts before making an assumption and not base their assumption on another's intent.10/01/2017 #15 Ken BoddieFunny how the English language adapts and changes, or rather how we use the English language. These days, "under the influence" has, for many, an association with overindulgence in alcohol or other chemical stimulants which, should I stare at your image for much longer, will be the condition to which my meagre mind will be reduced. 🙄 My choice is to desist.10/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj GullepalliJust recovering from a bout of Influenza Devesh ;) and that pic just aggravated it by a few more sneezes ;) I shall fortify myself and then come under further influence...eventually! :) But that said, Influence indicates Inference. And that takes it into the subjective realm. And to further touch-points of Relativity. In essence, we all end up deriving some sense out of every influence. But who am I to judge what kind? To each his own behind :)10/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt#10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View more#10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman celebrating disco. But life is meant to be colourful. Close10/01/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherLife itself can be so confusing. If there is a person who never angers, I want to be a fly on the wall to learn from this person. Recognizing our behaviors is key to growth. I have made many mistakes and will make many more. I can only hope my mistakes become further apart with age and less extreme than some mistakes I've made in my past. I used to get road rage (embarrassed to admit that) but I realized it wasn't healthy or kind, actually dangerous too. I now find ways to pacify myself when feeling a bit of anger on the road and it works. To your point about being influenced by others, yes- whether directly or indirectly we all are even if we aren't aware of it. It's always good to take a step back at times and assess our own values vs. that of someone else's. Just because values may differ doesn't mean a person is bad, right or wrong. I guess respect is another key ingredient. Well thought out buzz @Devesh Bhatt10/01/2017 #8 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Ali Anani for bringing this buzz to my attention. You have produced a very thoughtful and thought provoking buzz @Devesh Bhatt. Dr. Ali is right to point out the concept of choices. It is part of my core belief that, as Viktor Frankl says: "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." So for me, in spite of all the dynamics of what it means to be human, everything you have outlined in your buzz, everything that is out of our realm of control, we never lose our freedom, our ability, to choose how we respond.
- Producer02/08/2016Reality: The Quantum HologramIn his book, A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking refers to the unified energy field as ‘The Mind of God.’There is growing acceptance in the Western scientific community of the ancient idea of a unified energy field that links all of creation in...
Comments03/08/2016 #9 Cyndi wilkins#8 Yes...that is very true Goran Svensson...and very unfortunate...Modern conventional science operates under a very rigid "evidence based" system that completely ignores any intuitive sense as irrelevant and dare I say arrogantly disregards the complexities of the human emotional system...However, it does recognize that our immune system responds directly to our emotional state by manifesting physiological symptoms as a result of psychological stress...further validating that "mindset" most certainly contributes to our experience of dis-ease...Surely then...
"The power of individual perspective greatly influences the enigma of reality and its various dimensions and levels."02/08/2016 #7 Cyndi wilkins"The heart transmits this energy, the magnetic force and vibration of our convictions about ourselves and the world." It is the heart then, that brings us in touch with the "higher order" of the soul...within it lies the ground substance of all manifestation. Love this @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.;-)02/08/2016 #6 Max🐝 J. Carter#5 Actually studied it and found the holes in it and it is what led me to write the Law of Reflection.
There is no attraction. People tend to overlook that was channeled from an unknown entity calling itself the Abraham collective.
In the Law of Attraction it's about attracting your desire, the Law of Reflection shows that you become your desire and you attract nothing, you only get the mirrors already in place to turn around.
We are all connected and everything is connected, there is nothing to attract.
- Producer15/08/2016One Secret to Long and Positive Client Relationships If you've spent any time at all "on my list" or following me on social media, you've likely come to understand just how much I love to write. Truly, the activity lights me up! And I often receive comments from clients and colleagues and people I...
- Producer09/01/2017What is writing and why do we do it?A question asked by many and many have attempted to answer it. Here's my attempt.First and foremost in my mind writing is communication. What is effective and intelligent communication?I have read up on the subject and the underlying idea is that if...
Comments10/01/2017 #8 Robert CormackYou make excellent points, Max. So often, words are chosen for their lofty quality, forgetting that most of us don't have time—or the patience—to siphon through those big words. Einstein wrote very simply, so did FDR. At one point, during FDRs administration, he received a notice for his approval outlining how people should black out their windows during an air raid. It was very lofty and wordy. FDR scratched out most of it, saying, "In the event of an air raid, please make sure to cover your windows." It's also very interesting how, during the war, Churchill's writings became more concise. Maybe he realized he was dealing with immediacy. I think that's what every write should concentrate on: immediacy. Thanks for the article.
- Producer06/01/2017Consciously Practicing Gratitude Ever hear, "Be grateful you have a roof over your head!!"? Hopefully, you don't think of it this way. It turns out there is a lot more to being grateful than you may realize.ResearchDr. Melissa Hughes incorporates brain-based research, humor, and...
Comments07/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt"Align with Patience" and "Apply with Positivity" and even gratitude will work
If you really wish to practice gratitude then
Anger and Fear are emotions with a purpose, gratitude must also extend to them.
Personal opinion,, measuring emotions on a scale is a freaky idea. Just feel , don't measure happiness setpoints etc,,
It is quite possible that people are grateful to submissive slave mentality of others and their happiness set points depend on submission.
I always think that self help methods must always be preceded by specific symptoms and not generalised examples.
For example....If this is what you feel and this is what you have experienced....Then this might work for you because it has worked for so many people including me.
These are possibilities and suggestions, I hope you don't take them otherwise.i say this , just to be precautious.07/01/2017 #10 Harvey LloydIn order to have gratitude we must recognize that others exist within the same environment we do. The word recognize implies that your existence is just as important as mine. Somewhere along the way we have decided that if our opinions don't line up then our existence doesn't. Gratitude within myself certainly is the first step, but we also need to realize that our gratitude of others and voicing it affirms us as a species. I can disagree with any opinion, but can share the thoughts and existence of anyone.
Another great concept here @Jared 🐝 Wiese.06/01/2017 #8 Renée 🐝 CormierThanks for this, Jared. I have been making a concerted effort to not think or do anything that does not add value to my life. Part of this means focusing on things that are going well, not dwelling on unpleasant things and not just expressing gratitude, but actually reaching inside to feel it. Your emotions are very powerful drivers. Taking the time to focus on feeling love, joy, gratitude and inner peace throughout the day, will bring more of it into your life. What you think about grows. I know you already know these things. :)06/01/2017 #7 Preston Vander VenGreat Words. This reminds me of a song I love to listen called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. I loved this song, yet the lyrics had always given me a mysterious. The question I had was, “How can I not worry, and just be happy.” Years later, I realized that the message was really, “Don’t Worry, and Give Thanks.” This might be hard for some people because we live in a world of Dictators. Some people had cruel political dictators, yet most have ones that have harder rule on our lives that some people don’t even realize. These dictators are called circumstances.
We allow these circumstances to control our lives and thus fear and anger comes into our heart. Examples of these circumstances may be finances, relationships, illness, politics, parenting, personal health, fashion, church, conflict, travel, or retirement. Think of something that might make you feel powerless.
When we have gratitude, it's helps create faith.
At times, we all reach a place where we recognize we’re facing something bigger than ourselves – that we don’t know what to do. It is in these moments, we can say, “God, I can’t fix this, and don’t know how. But I look to you.” No matter what happens, we can be thankful – not because everything will work, but just because we can look to God.
Comments08/01/2017 #13 Aurorasa Sima#11 Glad you like them! I made 20 with music to send a positive vibe to people suffering from anxiety too.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/20-powerful-affirmations-to-reduce-anxiety08/01/2017 #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.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 Lewis08/01/2017 #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.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.07/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThank 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.
- Producer07/01/2017Being an introvert in a world of extrovertsIn the last 48 hours, through several threads on here and BeBee, I have referenced my introversion. In a world where connections is the gateway to success, one has to be able to make connections, talk to people, make sales pitches, and to an extent,...
Comments07/01/2017 #6 Harvey LloydI liked the "drama" bullet. I find that as i age the drama stuff tends to send me over the edge. I would say that the I and the E need each other. Being an I, I have had learn to work within a very E world. I have come to understand that whether we like it or not E's are good at what they do, but generally they lack the ability mathematically calculate momentum. Their force is great and once they start down a path the momentum usually speeds past the stopping point of no return. This is where I's come in. I's assist the E in modulating momentum.
This insures as growth, goals or change begins to happen we operate at a level that is sustainable. We are able to make turns, veer off in new directions and take advantage of changing dynamics. With out the I's of the world the changes would be disastrous, due to the momentum being measured in light speed. This is a delicate balance.
To the social aspects of the two types. E's gain energy from social gatherings I's use energy. I's typically over think things and need time to absorb the social ques that seem to fill a room. Managing this craziness is the cause for the energy drain. E's tend to look above the ques and move through the social jungle with a magic carpet.
One the hardest lessons i had to learn was to not offer deep thoughts in social gatherings. If the topic is/was one i was interested i was usually well versed in the subject area. I came to realize that in discussions at social gatherings folks tweeted their surface thoughts within the conversation. I had to reduce a deep subject to 140 words or less. Difficult.
Good post.07/01/2017 #5 Gert ScholtzAs an introvert myself I find the broad distinction with extroversion is the source of mental energy. Does it comes more from being "inside" yourself or does it derive from being "out there" with people and external experiences? Both have pros and cons, and usually one tends to be somewhere on the spectrum, seldom on the absolute side of either. Intro strengths are keen observance, ability to maintain solitary work, having one-on-one interaction and thinking things through before acting. Conversely intro's are not so good at driving action, doing many things at once, and social leadership. All of what I say of course based on my subjective intro view. Very thoughtful post - thank you Michael.07/01/2017 #4 David B. GrinbergThanks for an excellent read, Michael. You make good points about how introverts can benefit employers. Also, I would note that most people -- even some celebrities -- still get nervous before public speaking and events (it's normal). Second, if one is shy about in-person networking or being the center of attention, I suggest this approach: think of it like learning to ride a bicycle. That is, at first it feels awkward and you might even fall down and get scraped up. But the more you practice the better you ultimately become. Yes, it's all about getting out of your comfort zone to flip a behavior/action from feeling awful to normal. Keep buzzing on beBee, Michael!
- Producer07/01/2017Children are giftsChildren choose us to be there parents. They entrust us with the largest test of moral fiber life can bestow upon us. The difference is of course that the results will last not only our life time, it will also last through theirs and through...
Comments07/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt#3 you have a long list of "keep away from me unless.." , repeated time and again, don't you think so much self expression of safeguards make you predictable, hence vulnerable? Or these are diversions to the judging kind who may be in for a surprise of they show bad intent?
No offence, just curious
- 06/01/2017Cognitive Dissonance. A Problem or a Requirement? | Repositório do Ricardorftafas.blog.br Do you often have to convince yourself that you are doing the right...