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Humans, Nature and Creativity

~ 100 buzzes
This hive is for buzzes that re-create the connections between people and nature - nature and people.
Why Humans? The word humans is derived from humous - from the earth, hence, this hive and the connection between humans and nature.
Why Creativity? Because nature is one big creation, humans are born to create, and creativity is the number one capability to create our future now.

We are experiencing a new renaissance, where people are realizing, who we are being, what we believe, and how we act has profound effects on the whole system in which we live. I hope that the more we see, imagine and experience our inter-connections with each other and nature, the more we collectively uncover new ways to create our workplaces and society that continually expand the ways we foster care of the whole system.
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  1. ProducerDeb Lange

    Deb Lange

    27/11/2016
    Creating Personal and Business Vitality part 2
    Creating Personal and Business Vitality part 2In Part 1, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/creating-the-conditions-for-business-and-personal-vitality-part-1 I shared how some of the most successful organisations today, and in the 1940's, are characterised by high trust and high...
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  2. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    23/11/2016
    beBee is to Engage with Passionate Curiosity
    beBee is to Engage with Passionate CuriosityI wrote a comment addressed to Javier beBee that beBee is Engagement with Passionate Curiosity instead of Engagement with Passion. I find the reasoning would be of interest to many readers. Moreover, this buzz should serve as real example of the...
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    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #71 Ali Anani
    @Deb Lange- in response to a comment by @Deb Helfrich- I wrote a buzz today on why I failed to drink water. I think this post would be interesting to you
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/conscious-and-subconscious-questions
    Deb Lange
    25/11/2016 #70 Deb Lange
    I am so happy you are now drinking water Ali Anani- take care of your body - your body is a seed that still needs cultivating, and fertilising to provide us with a home while on this earth. Take good care of yourself. #56
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #69 Ali Anani
    #67 @Max Carter- I am wholeheartedly with you "The best way to exercise this is to ask questions". I agree because the more we know, the more questions we should ask.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #68 Ali Anani
    #66 I shall do soon @Deb Helfrich. Yes, the problem in life starts when we neglect basic requirement to drop them to the second drawe we pay for it. I shall do
    Max Carter
    24/11/2016 #67 Max Carter
    "One of the best ways to better appreciate the power of curiosity is to start exercising it more consciously in your daily experiences.

    The best way to exercsie this is to ask questions.

    I often find that in social media their is an image factor that gets in the way of the growth process as everyone is attempting to find recognition for the understanding they share. Because of this I find there can be a tendency to ignore the counter and avoid the debate on the concepts because of the self image factor and not wanting to have oneself shown inaccurate.

    This is human behavior and it falls upon the individual acknowledge growth only happens outside of your comfort zone.

    I find that we are too focused on knowing and doing with no focus on truly understanding what we think we know that inspires us to do.

    To say we know something is to say we know it in its totality and there is nothing I know in totality other than myself and we never totally know ourselves because we never have all the experiences to reveal the doing we would do regardless of the knowing.

    It is in the doing we find out if the knowledge is true or false and we begin to find wisdom.
    Deb Helfrich
    24/11/2016 #66 Deb Helfrich
    #56 As you so often do for others, I have to encourage you, @Ali Anani to expand this comment into a full buzz, as the implications for every human are too great to have it buried. The 3 simplest, yet most important things we can do are drink water, breathe, and sleep - there are profound health benefits to getting these 3 right. And dire consequences when we let the contemporary lifestyle pressure us to neglect our own right balance of proper hydration, respiration, and sleep.

    Passionate curiosity about the best way to optimize our own bodies is part of being in a dynamic community of people who aren't hurting, either physically or emotionally, and therefore can contribute their best selves - mind, body, and spirit.
    Ali Anani
    24/11/2016 #65 Ali Anani
    #63 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman- who could not mention great contributors to the discussions dear @Franci Eugenia Hoffman? Acknowledgement is the least to do. Yes, I am developing a new lifestyle.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/11/2016 #63 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for the mention, Ali. Concerning your comments about water and how the lack of it will affect your health, water will help fuel vitality. So don't neglect yourself by not drinking enough water.

    BTW, your posts and you including others in the post itself or via the comments is an excellent way to engage with passionate vitality.
    Ali Anani
    24/11/2016 #62 Ali Anani
    #61 Pareto Rule operating again dear @Mohammed Sultan. THinking energy is wasted- beautiful term.
    Mohammed Sultan
    24/11/2016 #61 Mohammed Sultan
    #58 When we think of the rule 80: 20 we find that 80 % of what we do yield 20% of results, we will realize that 60 % of our thinking energy is wasted.Thus much of our accumulated knowledge and experience is excluded,but may be brought again when we allow our minds to wander.
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/11/2016 #60 Sara Jacobovici
    #55 I replied to @Harvey Lloyd before I read your comment @Ali Anani. I see this as a very important representation of a process that Harvey is calling "Cycle of Wisdom". I need a little more time to sit with this one.
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/11/2016 #59 Sara Jacobovici
    #53 Love it @Harvey Lloyd. I am looking forward to sitting with this for a while.
    Ali Anani
    24/11/2016 #58 Ali Anani
    Dear @Mohammed Sultan- you give me something to think about: Creativity = Analytics + Curiosity. Equally interesting is that Curiosity is a source of energy. I wonder what @Harvey Lloyd thinks as he mentioned energy in his last comment. Harvey wrote "The light is (the outcome or trial and error) where energy is applied". Could we amalgamate the two and say trial and error that leads to more curiosity is the source of energy (like light for trees)? I greatly appreciate your comment Mohammed for we are all trying and learn from our errors and hopefully, increasing or curiosity to learn more.
    Mohammed Sultan
    24/11/2016 #57 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear @ Ali Anani.PhD.Thanks for sharing your creative slogan.When we think of the research process from data collection and analysis to reaching a conclusion ,curiosity is the state by which we maintain an open mind and spirit of inquiry and helps in looking for things in a different way.unlike our judgement which can lead us to a "prison" of familiarity or to fall victim to our held beliefs ,curiosity can free and lead us to the gate of creativity.We often shape our strategic decisions by being more curious.This why we often say creativity is more powerful than analytics when it comes to designing an effective strategy.Here I can say with confidence that Creativity= Analytics+curiosity.In our research process curiosity is the "energy" that enhance the speed and power of our interpretations and creates the interest and desire for our follow up action of the research findings.
    Ali Anani
    24/11/2016 #56 Ali Anani
    #54 Dear @Deb Lange- let me confess to you. I lived in the Gulf and other places for years and temperature and humidity there are on the extremes. In spite of my knowledge and understanding of the importance of water to our bodies I was very neglectful in drinking enough amounts of water. I would even say I rarely did. All my family tend to have blood pressure towards the low end, except for I. Almost 20 years back I suffered from blood pressure. Nobody expected that because I have inner peace and no genetic problems. One time my blood pressure reached 190/140!!! No medical specialist could figure out the causes. I had to go on medicine to deal with it. Recently, when I suffered from other and compounded health problems, an MD did a quick checkup and told me you don't enough water. I warn you of the consequences". This time I knew, I understood and I acted. Because the MD had regularly to check my blood pressure we was surprised. My blood pressure dropped to 110/70. Many other health problems disappeared. Apparently, accumulation of salts in my body raised my blood pressure. Drinking water in plentiful amounts for a month acted like magic.
    I say this because I want to give a personal example of the applicability of your great comment
    Ali Anani
    24/11/2016 #55 Ali Anani
    #53 I just wonder what @Sara Jacobovici and @Deb Lange would say. @Harvey Lloyd- You have covered brilliantly 50% of what I intend to discuss in the next buzz. Great wisdom, and I believe we are getting closer to understanding knowledge. I am absolutely marveled by the quality of your comment. It is flowing like water and energizing like light.
    Deb Lange
    24/11/2016 #54 Deb Lange
    #50 Dear @Ali Anani your metaphor talks of the seeds needing knowledge & doing. Sara Jacobovici says we need understanding - and I think she is talking about the experience of the here and now in our physicality, not is some abstract way.

    If we use plants and seeds as a metaphor for people and how they learn and grow, it makes me ask questions about water, air, energy, our body.

    Our emotional state affects our energy, affects the water in our body, affects our DNA, effects our sensing and thinking and physical health. We are 70%water. We know our intentions and what we think change water crystals outside of us, so we must also change the water crystals inside our bodies when we are thinking & sensing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAvzsjcBtx8

    Deepak Chopra shares his view that the human body is pure energy. Our emotional state has an effect on our body, our brain & our genes to the point of affecting our DNA structures.

    Everything is connected. Yet, when we act and think as if we are separate from our body, whther we know it or not, we are affecting the water molecules, physical DNA, and energy in our body and we get illnesses.

    If we get physical illnesses, do we also get infected thinking? Thinking that is cut off from the whole, cut off from our physical reality and the physical reality of life around us? Will we become more creative and act more like plants who communicate with their root system, branches, light, air, water, senses, smell & energy? When we regain our connection with ourselves as nature connected to the natural world what new possibilities & latent intelligence will open to us?
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/11/2016 #53 Harvey Lloyd
    #47 Seed>Soil>Water>Light @Ali Anani. This could be the basis of reviewing the human experience. The seed representing an idea or even a person. The soil is the fertile ground of knowledge and environmental understanding, while the water would be the brain's ability to float this new knowledge into action between others.

    The light is (the outcome or trial and error) where energy is applied. This is where the process starts over. WIth the reflection of what the light has returned to our system, we can then plant new seeds.

    This cycle may be labeled the cycle of wisdom. (Curisoisty/need=need for knowledge=skills to apply knowledge=observation of outcome=adjustments/new knowledge=reapplication)=Wisdom
    Deb Lange
    24/11/2016 #52 Deb Lange
    #49 how about I apply my whole bodied intelligence! not only my brain. I will read what @Sara Jacobovici write again and respond now I am home.
    Ali Anani
    24/11/2016 #51 Ali Anani
    @Sara Jacobovici- what would be your modified equation to include understanding of knowledge?
  3. ProducerDeb Lange

    Deb Lange

    16/11/2016
    Creating the Conditions for Business and Personal Vitality PART 1
    Creating the Conditions for Business and Personal Vitality PART 1Atlassian Foodbank THE STATUS QUO The status quo on reviewing the health of a business often looks like a medical diagnostic looking for the visible and measurable. We may look at numbers of clients, money in the bank, costs, turnover,...
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    Deb Lange
    24/11/2016 #17 Deb Lange
    #13 thanks Graham I will be finishing part 2. On the weekend . I hope we can continue the conversation. Do you have questions you are pondering?
    Deb Lange
    24/11/2016 #16 Deb Lange
    #14 yes, and not just micro- management, but applying simple solutions to complex problems. simple rational solutions are fine if I want to fix a tyre in my car but are not appropriate if I want to influence the culture of my business.
    Deb Lange
    24/11/2016 #15 Deb Lange
    I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with Margaret Wheatley over 20 years ago just after she published Leadership & the New Science her work provided a great source of nourishment to me. I had another experience later in with her and Otto Scharmer before he had published his work on Presence so I feel lucky I have been in the flow of seeking out great practitioners throughout my life. Thank you for pointing me in another direction with your references which I will follow up. #12
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    24/11/2016 #14 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Simply, micro management is the evil of all businesses and progress. They see things in their own image and vision. They are not opened to new ideas and never provide feedback. They always feel intellectually challenged by subordinates.
    Graham Edwards
    24/11/2016 #13 Graham Edwards
    Can't wait for Part II @Deb Lange... thanks !
    CityVP Manjit
    24/11/2016 #12 CityVP Manjit
    As I read this buzz it provided me the same visceral experience I had when I opened up a book by an author I had not previously had heard of before, and that author was a woman called Margaret Wheatley. http://margaretwheatley.com/

    The second immediate experience is one that is far more topical and involves @Aurorasa Sima and her work with Mike Bosworth Leadership and Story Seekers. As I began appreciating Mike's worldview, I now have a lens of story that I immediately see in this buzz. Whereas in my old lens, I would lead with my distaste for many human resource practices whose assumptions are just blindly and blithely accepted as industry norms, in this new lens what I read here discards the need to point at a particular profession.

    Instead the language of vitality speaks for itself and it speaks to greater depths than to engage in a what is wrong with HR lens. Which is fascinating in itself because if there is one thing I should have learned from the insights of Margaret Wheatley, it is that she focuses on "what works" rather than what does not work. In terms of story telling this buzz is a great example of the way I have now seen in the Bosworth approach.

    All of this flows well into showing what is packed into the trust and autonomy diagnostic. I am not particularly a fan of 2x2 grids but they do help people to see things with the caveat that it is not the tool that is the magic but the thinking. I love the thinking here and for sure it is a deep reminder what I found so great in my first encounter with the thinking of Margaret Wheatley.
    Deb Lange
    24/11/2016 #11 Deb Lange
    #3 thanks @Deb Helfrich I enjoy our connection.
    Deb Lange
    24/11/2016 #10 Deb Lange
    Great @Ali Anani - there is so much happening on beBee it is amazing #8
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Sorry @Deb Lange. Looks like my message got cut off. What I was saying was the following: "The conditions for human vitality in business are not dependent on what business we are in. Every group of people that co-exist and work together will thrive and generate vitality if allowed to co-create the conditions for vitality to emerge." AND "What was critical in the Peckham experiment was the ability to allow confusion and chaos to reign as people learnt how to self-organise and co-create high trust and autonomy to achieve well being for themselves and the collective." From my perspective, I see these as two thirds of a whole environment for growth and success. Looking forward to part 2.
    Ali Anani
    23/11/2016 #8 Ali Anani
    #7 @Deb Lange- I am writing a buzz now and I am mentioning this buzz in it and also using your quadrant embedded in this buzz
    Deb Lange
    23/11/2016 #7 Deb Lange
    Hi Sara #6 yes on to part 2, and there are so many ideas that excite me and want to write about! Love the enthusiasm in bebee .
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Deb Lange! Looking forward to part 2. Hard to isolate concepts from part 1 as they are all connected. I will highlight the following two:

    "The conditions for human vitality in business are not dependent on what business we are in. Every group of people that co-exist and work together will thrive and generate vitality if allowed to co-create the conditions for vitality to emerge." AND "What was critical in the Peckham experiment was the ability to allow confusion and chaos to reign as people learnt how to self-organise and co-create high trust and autonomy to achieve well being for themselves and the collective." Two thirds of
    Deb Lange
    22/11/2016 #5 Deb Lange
    #3 I absolutely agree with you @Deb Helfrich yes the BeBee Ambassador program is a great example. Thanks for your contribution.
    Deb Lange
    22/11/2016 #4 Deb Lange
    #2 I am humbled @AliAnani - and that is awesome that you were about to write something that relates- I look forward to reading your next buzz.
    Deb Helfrich
    21/11/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    I could have sworn I wrote a comment on this incredible buzz a few days ago.....maybe it got too long and I copied it over to check the length and then forgot to hit submit.

    "What was critical in the Peckham experiment was the ability to allow confusion and chaos to reign as people learnt how to self-organise and co-create high trust and autonomy to achieve well being for themselves and the collective. "

    This goes against so much of the formulaic, listicle type advice we are swimming in these days and yet we see the results all around us that the best outcomes are coming from outside of the corporate cultures. At a certain point, a modus operandus becomes stagnant and sterile, but the organization is too large to change.

    Whereas people are quite flexible and adaptable and willing to work for the combined personal and group good. But to allow these capabilities to flourish, one has to stop planning quarterly deliverables to be met, and introduce some chaos in order for the new to be created.

    The further fact is that trust and autonomy foster wellbeing and better health fosters better cognition and performance and the feedback cycle of a living, dynamic human always learning and growing will ultimately pay enormous dividends for any group they belong to.

    We see it on beBee. The Ambassador program took some heat from some unenlightened corners because it was rather vague. But in not specifying exactly what is to be done, Javier and Juan have opened up to the unimaginable becoming real as each person goes about promoting beBee in the ways that they believe are most authentically meaningful. We can all see this is a better approach than telling 50 people to all do the exact same thing. It would be easier to measure, but the ultimate results would likely pale in comparison to trusting folks to take on the task in their own inimitable ways.
    Ali Anani
    21/11/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    Unfortunately my name is tagged, but not highlighted and I feel sorry to have missed this great buzz.
    @Deb Lange- this is a great buzz. I am not praising, only giving my feedback. Reading a line and then deciding to focus on it in my comment. But then reading a second line and I find something equally interesting. Here are my extracts from this buzz:
    .benefits are more like buying loyalty and have a minimum gain
    This can be like an unconscious set up for people to fail. If we do not build trust and maintain good reciprocal, non-judgemental feedback systems, people who are handed responsibility and then left to their own devices, may become stressed not knowing whether they are doing the right work.
    If we review our invisible beliefs about the actions we choose, we will realise the actions attached to those beliefs generate stress
    Health, well being and vitality when people lived, worked, played and learnt together in a spontaneous, safe and trusting environment.
    Every group of people that co-exist and work together will thrive and generate vitality if allowed to co-create the conditions for vitality to emerge.
    Today, I started preparing for my next buss on the chemistry of living bodies- whether they are human beings, trees or organizations. I find that you covered some of the points I intend to cover.
    In short, this buzz deserves more than a comment. My next buss is truncated from this buzz. Talk again soon.
    Deb Lange
    21/11/2016 #1 Deb Lange
    @AliAnani @Sara Jacobovici @Deb Helfrich @David Navarro López @CityVP Manjit @Irene Hackett I was very excited to find The Pinkerton Exoeriment - a study on vitality - I think you will enjoy it too.
  4. Deb Lange

    Deb Lange

    13/11/2016
    Everytime, I come to beBee I "turn to wonder" at the great connections I am making and how those connections are pollinating one another's ideas. My book will be on Amazon very soon. I will be posting quotes, and sections from the book for awhile. I hope people connect and enjoy and pollinate more ideas. Deb Lange
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    Deb Lange
    16/11/2016 #6 Deb Lange
    #1 @Deb Helfrich - yes, there is definitely a different kind of post over here on Bebee.
    Deb Lange
    16/11/2016 #5 Deb Lange
    #2 Great @Graham Edwards - it has taken 2 and 1/2 years to write, edit and publish, and all the years before learning what I put in this book. I hope the next book won't take quite as long. I have many more I want to write over the upcoming years. have to get this one out in the world first.
    Deb Lange
    16/11/2016 #4 Deb Lange
    #3 Hi @CityVP Manjit - won't be long now! The title is, "Trust Your Senses - Embodied Wisdom for the Modren Age" - I had the book illustrated "turn to wonder" is one of the illustrations. I will be posting more over the next few weeks.
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    Look forward to your announcement of release of the book. I take it "Turn to Wonder" is the forthcoming book title.?
    Graham Edwards
    13/11/2016 #2 Graham Edwards
    I really like the term "turn to wonder" @Deb Lange and it does seem that way on beBee. I will check out your book for sure.
    Deb Helfrich
    13/11/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    Having just woke up, I am full of wonder for all the incredible posts that transpired overnight. A sincere blessing of reading awaits me!

    It is the people, the place, and the potential; all aligned for positive change.
  5. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    09/11/2016
    Trees Development as Metaphors for Business Development
    Trees Development as Metaphors for Business DevelopmentTrees development serve as a great metaphor for business development- only if we have a clear definition of what trees development is and what business development means. It is amazing that even what makes a tree definition is still undecided; in...
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    Ali Anani
    14/11/2016 #48 Ali Anani
    #47 Not as kind as your arrange your words into passion @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    14/11/2016 #47 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    #40 You know to arrange words in a sentence resulting kindness.. thanks professor
    Ali Anani
    13/11/2016 #46 Ali Anani
    #45 Yes, and I fully agree with your comment @Deb Lange. YOur writing "I imagine that the more we see ourselves as nature, and learn from nature herself, the better our strategies will be for how to live together in this beautiful world" is powerfully true and is in full accordance with the examples I am covering in my next buzz.
    Deb Lange
    13/11/2016 #45 Deb Lange
    Nature is so good at adapting to the environment. Humans have worked hard at making things from nature as if we are not nature. Now that the tide is turning and we are returning to a sense that we are nature, I imagine that nature will provide both metaphors and real strategies to mimic and adapt ourselves. (biomimicry) I imagine that the more we see ourselves as nature, and learn from nature herself, the better our strategies will be for how to live together in this beautiful world.
    Ali Anani
    13/11/2016 #44 Ali Anani
    #42 Ys, dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli and I am in full agreement with your solid and integrated comment.
    Ali Anani
    13/11/2016 #43 Ali Anani
    #41 Dear sister @Irene Hackett- yes, I agree with you " And as trees must adapt to the changes around them, adaptation to a changing market in the business world is critical". This is part of how trees develop and should also be part of how a business grows. Without adaptation growth shall be ill-sided. I hope my next buzz will show this more clearly.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #42 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    A terrific analogy dear Ali. Nature and human life are so connected! A what a great teacher nature is! From the worker bees to the army ants, from the formation flying of migratory birds to the schools of fish swimming in unison...endless are the lessons and the chapters. The Tree as a Teacher is a great chapter indeed! Thank you for sharing.
    Irene Hackett
    13/11/2016 #41 Anonymous
    Dear brother @Ali Anani, you are the master in the discussion of trees and their likeness to human nature, to mankind. And now - to business development, how creative! In my mind business development is a fancy word for sales. More complex perhaps than an individual sales position, business development grows business value to the customer base and to the industry at large. And as trees must adapt to the changes around them, adaptation to a changing market in the business world is critical - Netflix is a good example of adaptation to market change. I like your analogy regarding environment: "Trees develop using different strategies as dictated by their environment." A Company's environment will dictate whether it's development will progress and expand or be squelched. Looking forward to your next buzz, as always :-)
    Ali Anani
    12/11/2016 #40 Ali Anani
    You are the missing flower in the picture dear @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    11/11/2016 #39 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    You suprised me in fact, professor Ali Anani.. Amazing picture you shared with us.
    You, bebee tshirt and a bunch of flowers... What can I say more?
    Amazing in deed...
    Ali Anani
    11/11/2016 #38 Ali Anani
    Thank you the two spiriting ladies @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão and @Irene Hackett. Always learn from your feedback
    Irene Hackett
    10/11/2016 #37 Anonymous
    I love this picture of you dear brother @Ali Anani - looking good!! 😄 I have saved this buzz for later reading so as to give it proper focus.
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    10/11/2016 #36 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    #34 my words
    Ali Anani
    10/11/2016 #35 Ali Anani
    Dear @Mohammed Sultan- I am truly blushing. Your words make me so proud and humbled at the same time. I say that knowledge without circulation is not knowledge because it shall dampen. You have been an extra motivation for me to share. I truly appreciate every word of your comment. Because you mentioned @Javier beBee, I am highlighting his name for you. You fill me with energy and I am grateful to you dear Mohammed.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/11/2016 #34 Mohammed Sultan
    I have said it on linked in And I am saying it again on beBee ,what comes from your discretion is always honored by a wise man like @Javier beBee. When we dig down in the Mideast soil we rarely find a sort of elegant person whose honey is as sweet and tasty as yours.One hear sometimes of a writer being a reflection of current events ,but you always give me the idea of being a reflection of a whole generation of scientists whose pipelines of ideas will never dry. Dear @ Ali Anani PhD because you widened our creative domain ,your discretion must be honored by all of us.
    Ali Anani
    10/11/2016 #33 Ali Anani
    I love the beBee shirt for it symbolizes integrity, knowledge, social contacts, sharing, symbiosis with other minds and all good values @Juan Imaz
    Juan Imaz
    10/11/2016 #32 Juan Imaz
    You look great with beBee's t-shirt @Ali Anani!
    Ali Anani
    10/11/2016 #31 Ali Anani
    Thanks are due to you @Federico Álvarez San Martín and the lovely beBee Team
    Ali Anani
    09/11/2016 #29 Ali Anani
    #28 Thank you @David B. Grinberg for your soul-promoting comment and I too love my beBee shirt. It means a lot to me. Thank you also for your sharing of this buzz.
  6. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    13/11/2016
    Sorry, you can’t blame it on politics or politicians.
    Sorry, you can’t blame it on politics or politicians.Image credit: You Tube This “Out of the Comment Box” buzz is in response to two articles. Thank you to @Deb Lange and @ Irene Hackett for sharing and exchanging. This is the stuff that gives value to...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 Great reminders @Irene Hackett. Thanks for sharing your point of view. And...the honor is all mine.
    Irene Hackett
    13/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    @Sara Jacobovici, it is always an honor to have a mention in your writing as it is to take part in discussion of your 'out of the comment box' buzzes! I agree we cannot blame the politicians, or anyone else for that matter. The U.S.A. is about 'we the people'. We, each individual, has the responsibility to act according to the demands we are placing on the Government. It is so important that as a nation we purposely connect with one another. Community must be revived in a much bigger and deeper way. This is where I find great value in what you have shared about " a “holding” environment": an environment that allows you to safely feel taken care of, protected, understood, accepted unconditionally, and held in such a way that your consciousness ... can grow spontaneously and naturally on its own." If we live for detached from the community; the group, dare I say-the world, will suffer. As I wrote in comment to @Deb Lange's buzz on this matter, with freedom comes responsibility. We often forget that. This election is forcing us to remember.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ian Weinberg for the continued exchange and for your link. I would suggest that a very important thread in your work is the "life narrative" you refer to. Stories are both individual and collective. They have a place in history for transmitting information across generations. Culturally, stories have been used to teach the children about who we are and the world around us. And so we internalize stories we hear. In this way our life narrative and story is formed internally. What is an important piece of work is developing the awareness of whose voices narrate different parts of our story and when and how we use our own voice. Not an easy process but definitely worth the effort.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd. Your perspective is always appreciated. Thank you as well for your kind and generous words.
    Ian Weinberg
    13/11/2016 #12 Ian Weinberg
    @Sara Jacobovici thanks for a valid and thought-provoking contribution to the subject. Based on my intervention experience, I would add that the intrinsic limiting belief bias can be a hard nut to crack ( I actually crack nuts professionally, both literally and figuratively!). It really boils down to the prevailing life narrative. There are varying degrees of receptivity ranging from not even acknowledging that there is a blind-spot through recognizing but not being able to transcend the blind-spot to the other extreme, being able to transcend with appropriate intervention and inspiration. And so my approach has always been to contribute as much value as I can to self, other individuals and to the extended environment in the hope that there's some receptivity and traction. It may be of some interest in this regard, to peruse an earlier post of mine which engaged this subject - see https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/challenging-limiting-beliefs-20993
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/11/2016 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    What an engaging post @Sara Jacobovici. I read both of the pieces you linked and was somewhat bewildered by the group think display.

    Your statement "tribe vs individual" are where my interests lie. Do we reflect a core set of values in our behavior or do we react to our environment to achieve a certain reflection from our behaviors? This question is the study of many hours by great folks, yet the answer is sometimes elusive within the individual. I like the quote by Friedrich Nietzsche.

    It would appear that the election process has demonstrated, on both sides, group think is a powerful force when polarized. Being an individual grants us the opportunity to grow through observation, yet moves us closer or further away from the tribes within our environment. A personal conundrum when we consider our options within social groups.

    One of the "brain" shows demonstrated the strength of group think by asking a simple multiple choice question. Instead of giving an answer the subject would have to walk and stand in one of four roped off areas labeled A-D. They placed a group in the wrong answer. A large percentage of the subjects chose the group. Amazingly the few that choose the right answer looked weird standing away from the group. The ones that choose the group stated they didn't want to appear stupid and were willing to fail with the group even though they new it was the wrong answer. A few ignored the group and stood alone.

    Your courage to write such a post, was encouraging and engaging. Bravo!
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Beautifully expressed @CityVP Manjit. Thank you.
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit
    Luck and blessings are sweet movements in the paradise we can create.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 As long as "the music lives on", there is hope. Thanks for stopping by @William VanDorin.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you @Ali Anani. I appreciate how you organize the information through your eyes. Much appreciated.
    William VanDorin
    13/11/2016 #6 William VanDorin
    Michael's message fell largely on deaf ears... but hey, it had a killer beat, did it not?
    Ali Anani
    13/11/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    Just combining three segments that I read in this buzz shows how powerful this bizz is. These segments are:
    The only blind spot that exists is the internal, in the moment, when taking in information. But because we know there is a blind spot, it is our responsibility to compensate, strategize and adapt.
    We are a part of this dynamic existence we call life, not passive receivers or observers. It is within the tension of what is and isn’t in our control, fighting for our individuality while living in a community and the choices we make, that moves us on our chosen paths. Sara Jacobovici
    The “luck factor”, as he called it, was the most important one to keep in mind when we are learning psychological development. This doctor and professor at an internationally renowned United States teaching hospital felt it necessary to teach us that an immeasurable factor is an important influence on the measurable development of the human psyche

    Luck comes to those people who deserve it. People who live in the tension of opposites and try to make the best out of it. The tension of knowing what is controllable and what isn't and adapting to it.
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    I couldn't agree more with you @Sara Jacobovici and I am truly enlightened. Thank you
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher. Your thoughts and perspective are always appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Well said @Deb Lange! Thanks for your contribution.
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Interesting perspective @Sara Jacobovici. I love the lyrics on the meme from Micheal Jackson's song. That was actually one of my favorites later in the years because it has a lot of meaning. We are the change we seek and it must begin with us first. I've seen a lot of group think mentality over the years while following politics and I've always been one to think outside of the box. I hate punditry, and repetitive catch phrases the media uses over and over. One thing I learned long ago is that we need to realize we can be persuaded to believe almost anything if we don't fact check and REMEMBER that many times people are trying to throw others off their game (distractions) which helps to aid them (the Politicians) to avoid topics that are very relevant to everyone. And, there is group think mentality that many get caught up in too, a very dangerous scenario for our country and life in general if we don't take time to reflect and think for ourselves. It does take courage to be your own person.
    Deb Lange
    13/11/2016 #1 Deb Lange
    Great post @Sara Jacobovici - so much of this comes back to a deep need for embodied awareness. If I am aware, that throughout my childhood my parents did the best they could, but, they were also living with the struggles of being brought up by their parents, and they were living with theirs etc etc, we can be compassionate for our parents and families. After we have realised we are all in this together, doing the best that we can, then perhaps we can start looking at how we are creating our lives. Are we blindly creating the same as our family of origin as we are doing this by osmosis, or have we chosen to look at the values and beliefs inherent in the way we are thinking, doing, emoting, sensing, voicing and being, and in doing so freely choose the values we want to express in our actions. One of the problems is not all of us know how to uncover our blindspots, and how to uncover our values and beliefs inherent in our actions. Most people are not taught these things in their families, schools or workplaces. The good thing is when we make a commitment we can learn to open our awareness. This new awareness gives us more choice in who we are being at any given time.
  7. Deb Lange

    Deb Lange

    13/11/2016
    Otto Scharmer, known for his work on presencing, has posted a deeply insightful article on our current blind spots globally and a call for collective action. I highly recommend this article.
    Deb Lange
    On the Making of Trump—The Blind Spot That Created Him | The Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com We have entered a watershed moment not only here in America, but also globally. It's a moment that could help us wake up to a deeper level of collective...
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    Irene Hackett
    13/11/2016 #13 Anonymous
    #6 @Sara Jacobovici, your points are excellent. To add to your mention from the article ""Many young people wish to refocus the economy on justice, fairness, equality, and the deeper sources of meaning in life – what I call generating well-being for all." This was not such a "small group" in my youth - the 60's was a time of great introspection and confrontation of the 'status quo' when our Country was experiencing great upheaval over the same concerns- riots in the colleges and the streets - my generation was standing up for the same things: social justice - which is fairness, equality and deeper sources of meaning. This election is an important turning point and may be exactly what the country needs to look outside their 'bubble', to stand together and unite for what matters most. Yes, this election may have seemed like a circus, but the results are no joke as it has forced us to ask "how did this happen?" and "where are we headed?" and "what must be done now?". I see SM as having the potential for great influence in the change we want to see. @Javier beBee, @Juan Imaz. Each individual must decide their part as well. It's about taking responsibility and being accountable for our actions. With freedom comes responsibility - we often forget that.
    Javier beBee
    13/11/2016 #11 Javier beBee
    #8 thanks @Deb Lange ! CC @Juan Imaz
    Deb Lange
    13/11/2016 #10 Deb Lange
    #9 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici - I have gone over to "out of the Comment Box" and pollinated!
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    @Deb Lange, I share my buzz in "Out of the Comment Box" as it was inspired by your share. Thanks. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/sorry-you-can-t-blame-it-on-politics-or-politicians
    Deb Lange
    13/11/2016 #8 Deb Lange
    #2 BeBee @Javier beBee I think you can mention Otto's quote in your talks about beBee being is one of the new collaborative platforms for societal renewal.

    Otto Scharmer -
    "· New collaborative platforms, online and offline, that allow pioneering change makers from across sectors to directly engage with each other

    · A constitution for the global digital space that makes the Facebooks and Googles accountable to citizens and communities worldwide.

    · Massive capacity building mechanisms that build the deeper innovation capacities at scale (curiosity, compassion, courage)"
    Ali Anani
    13/11/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    It amazes me that the blind spot composes of three divides: cultural divide, economic divide and cultural divide. This is a unique blind spot because it builds on division. I am eager to read what @Sara Jacobovici View more
    It amazes me that the blind spot composes of three divides: cultural divide, economic divide and cultural divide. This is a unique blind spot because it builds on division. I am eager to read what @Sara Jacobovici will add next because I find her two responses here equally challenging. That you @Deb Lange for sharing this undividing buzz. Close
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 2/2
    3. You mention the young people: "Many young people wish to refocus the economy on justice, fairness, equality, and the deeper sources of meaning in life – what I call generating well-being for all." This very small group is on the periphery. We need to create an environment in which these young people can be a positive influence on the majority of the detached and who are focused on the "flavor of the month issue", who are "highly educated" but very ignorant. So re education, let's not make changes at the 4.0 level. Let's focus and invest in early childhood education and preventative health. Let's support the primary development structure, the unit of caregivers/family to feel confident in how to bring the children up in this world.

    Thank you for the opportunity to exchange our opinions and perspectives.

    Thank you for sharing @Deb Lange.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 1/2 Thank you @Deb Lange for sharing this article. I am writing an "out of the comment box" buzz that will incorporate this article and the recommended link by @Irene Hackett. In the meantime though, I offer the comment I posted on the Huffington Post site.

    Important and timely article Otto Scharmer. I have 3 points.
    1. Re the blind spot: From my perspective, the only blind spot that exists is the internal, in the moment, when taking in information. But because we know there is a blind spot, it is our responsibility to compensate, strategize and adapt. In other words, while our sensory mechanism is made up of blind spots, we are built to make up for that; we can see it all, from all perspectives. What it comes down to is choice and responsibilities.

    Which leads to point 2. I believe we are in what you describe as "The cycle of absencing: denying, de-sensing, blaming, and destroying (closing the mind, heart, will)." Our technological development is creating the potential of de-sensing and detachment. It impacts on our ability to engage with ourselves, others, and our environment. This impacts on our sense of awareness of who we are and our role in the world. Your quote of the German poet Goethe is right on: “I am part of that force which eternally wills evil and eternally works good.”
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    Where Trump saw the BHA Otto Scharmer is modelling the outcome on a blackboard. The BHA crudely put is the "Big Hairy Arse" of society, and put in a nicer way it is that which is not in the middle of the middle class. So we now have a middle class Otto Scharmer explaining the Trump phenomena to a middle class audience, when the revolt that actually took place was a rejection from the working class and the rural culture against the elites who they once gave implicit trust, and trusted every election cycle.

    The middle class has been placated at every election cycle and instead of noting the working class, Americans treated everything below the elites as the Middle", when privately that population was either "plebs" "riff-raff" or "hicks". The middle of what? Something has to be below the middle, and in this election, they revolted most where it mattered most in the electoral college.

    No worries however, there are two things Trump must navigate before he becomes President. The first is getting the electoral college to vote for him on December 19th and then getting to the inauguration uninterrupted. Even after that the opportunity to impeach him may readily be found. The blind spot here is President Pence, not President Trump.

    The elites at that point would win again by seeing Pence become President, while the middle class will cease to theorize on the blind spot that created Trump and get back to pleasant conversations that the overlords don't mind, since the middle class are mostly harmless and get back to a blind-eye rather than blind-spot, when it comes to the minions even as the middle class talk about poverty and doing good for society. The next election - now that is another story and it has nothing to do with conspiracy.or rigged elections - it will get back to the "middle class" -many of who would qualify for Douglas Adams B-Ark..
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    13/11/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    @Deb Lange, the article is very enlightening and makes more sense than anything I have heard or read, thus far. Well written and realistic approach by the author. I recommend this post, as well. Sharing.
    Deb Lange
    13/11/2016 #1 Deb Lange
    @Ali Anani, @Irene Hackett @Sara Jacobovici @CityVP Manjit @Milos Djukic @Deb Helfrich and many others I am sure you will find this article well worth the time to read. Enjoy and I look forward to reading the buzzes that emerge.
  8. ProducerDeb Lange

    Deb Lange

    07/11/2016
    From human centred learning to bio-curiosity
    From human centred learning to bio-curiosityI have a passionate interest in human nature, from the perspective that humans are one of the forms of nature. If we are nature, our relationship with other forms of nature changes to one of co-existing in a delicate balance in the world we share...
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    Deb Lange
    08/11/2016 #17 Deb Lange
    #14 @BenPinto thanks for sharing The giving Tree - yes, that is what Florianne Koecholin has revealed that plants feel, and sense and communicate. we used to imagine animals didn't have emotions either, but, now most people realise they do. we still have a lot to learn .
    Deb Lange
    08/11/2016 #16 Deb Lange
    Thanks for sharing those extra words Deb Eco-playful, bio-joyful - I must watch @Fatimawilliams video - thanks for sharing! #15
    What I love is when my thinking is stuck, I walk outside and as I walk- -and if I talk out loud- new ideas synthesise that would not if I stayed at my desk " trying to think"!
    Deb Helfrich
    08/11/2016 #15 Deb Helfrich
    Bio-curiosity - that word tickles my need to extend the theme - eco-playful? bio-joyful? eco-wonderful?

    @Fatima Williams shared yesterday a short video on how it seems to be the arrival of a phonetic language that cuts us off from the languages of our natural surroundings. The alphabet segregates us from other sorts of languages and the "rest of the land falls mute"

    "The letters usurp that participation - they short-circuit that reciprocity" ... with all the other environmental 'languages' that our senses can make available to us.

    We have examples such as the tremendous ability of the Wayfinder's understanding how to navigate an ocean as written about by Wade Davis and Martha Beck's love affair with tracking in the African veldt - we humans do have the ability to speak nature, if we can figure out how to get out of our boxes.
    Ben Pinto
    08/11/2016 #14 Ben Pinto
    Loved this piece. The best selling book The Giving Tree is about a person that is friends with a plant. By the end of the book, though, you are left with the understanding that this plant was used and abused by a human. So sad. I think we need more of the above and particularly mathematical proofs that show we are all part of the same master plan and this is an area of innerspection that we need to unlock the mysteries of what our purpose is and where we go.
    Irene Hackett
    08/11/2016 #13 Anonymous
    #11 I couldn't agree more @Deb Lange!
    Deb Lange
    07/11/2016 #12 Deb Lange
    #10 thanks for sharing - I look forward to reading.
    Deb Lange
    07/11/2016 #11 Deb Lange
    Dear @Irene Hackett #9 I can not imagine you living a technical life. Even though we use technology here. It seems there is a community of relationships and we are genuinely reading and sharing and connecting. I think we all have to remember to have down time from technology, to walk, to have the sun on our face, the wind in our hair, pat. Dog, weed the garden, create art.
    Savvy Raj
    07/11/2016 #10 Savvy Raj
    #4 @Deb Lange . Have addressed a few more reflections on Rootedness and the strength in the Grounding in this post ... .Rootedness https://www.bebee.com/producer/@savvy-raj/rootedness
    Irene Hackett
    07/11/2016 #9 Anonymous
    @Deb Lange, something so important about the message of this buzz; it will have me thinking for days! I know this, I do not want to be "engulfed between a mechanical and virtual world" - I want to live with meaning, " in relationship" with the world I was born into.
    Ali Anani
    07/11/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    I am moved by being mentioned in this superb and "green" buzz @Deb Lange. I enjoyed the logic and the video. I am in full support of the need to expand our biomimicry. You know we are on the same length.
    Interestingly, I partially addressed your questions without being aware of this buzz in my buzz of today of Fractal Emotions and Perceptions.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/fractal-emotions-and-perceptions
    Emotions are tree-like and what trees teach us will be of help to understand our emotions and perceptions.
    Deb Lange
    07/11/2016 #6 Deb Lange
    #3 Mohammed Kalef thank-you for your interest.
    Deb Lange
    07/11/2016 #5 Deb Lange
    #2 @Mohammed A. Jawad I live what you said, "We ought to observe, perceive and feel our Mother Nature, our intimate surroundings and then reciprocate with refreshing thoughts that come out from our learning. If we fail to do so, then we are dull creatures, engulfed between our mechanical and virtual worlds." Yes, we only have to stop, breathe and look and sense Mother Nature and we can not only replenish our energy levels throughout the day, we can connect to an intimacy with life itself, sustaining us beyond modern day "consumersim" of fancy products.
    Deb Lange
    07/11/2016 #4 Deb Lange
    #1 @Savvy Raj I love the way you say," Yes indeed to getting back to the roots . In fact nature thrives in the rootedness which gives stability to reach beyond the knowing, in wonder, to dare to explore." I agree, it is like getting back to our roots, and I wonder if we go back, will we gain the stability of being nature, and with that connected stability to our roots, will we then be able to be even more creative and expand what we wonder at and explore evne more.
    mohammed khalaf
    07/11/2016 #3 mohammed khalaf
    Good nature and thanks for pick
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/11/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Deb Lange Reading your post, I am reminded of something interesting. Tell you what? We ought to observe, perceive and feel our Mother Nature, our intimate surroundings and then reciprocate with refreshing thoughts that come out from our learning. If we fail to do so, then we are dull creatures, engulfed between our mechanical and virtual worlds. Being forgetful of our busy, hectic work life, we can well enjoy by looking around the spread of greenery or up in the skies to have a glimpse if its glittering beauty.
    Savvy Raj
    07/11/2016 #1 Savvy Raj
    Loved reading this @Deb Lange Your interest is palpable and inspiring . Yes indeed to getting back to the roots . Infact nature thrives in the rootedness which gives stability to reach beyond the knowing, in wonder, to dare to explore .... . Thank you for introducing what Bio Curious is to me and for sharing this one .
  9. ProducerDeb Lange

    Deb Lange

    28/10/2016
    How do we make sense of the world?
    How do we make sense of the world?In The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton[1] explains how our beliefs reside in our body and impact how we choose to be in this world. Language, for example, impacts our world. Words fill our life. Language is physical. Language arose from our...
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    Deb Lange
    02/11/2016 #4 Deb Lange
    Dear Ali -thank you so much for your kind thoughts. Yes I love your nature metaphors that remind us of our human nature and guide us back to a connection to our whole selves interconnected with nature. #3
    Ali Anani
    02/11/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    How did I miss reading this buzz before, I don't know @Deb Lange. I totally agree with you. I read this segment few times "The more we use abstract language that does not connect us to our physical and imaginal experience the more we become disconnected from our humanity and the earth". That is why I find the use of metaphors very rewarding. I mean relevant metaphors. When we sense what we read, we react to it and act. Communication is the art of sensing- how about this definition? Shared proudly.
    Deb Lange
    28/10/2016 #2 Deb Lange
    @Deb Helfrich that is awesome Deb!
    Deb Helfrich
    28/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    I am hugely effected by the work of both Bruce Lipton and Wade Davis, @Deb Lange. Here is an interesting synchronicity with what I just shared about using the sound of water as a way to keep myself flowing.

    I once compared beBee - and my commenting specifically - as akin to the Playa Paintings of Andres Amador : http://www.andresamadorarts.com/

    In essence, I am creating an image in words that will quickly be erased and consigned to the digital record-scape. I am very captivated right now at experiencing the ebb and flow of what shows up on my feed and how themes and patterns and like-spirited people emerge from the virtual ether. Globally Fascinating. And truly unique to beBee.
  10. Deb Lange

    Deb Lange

    21/10/2016
    Just for fun! A sign in Norway, encourages people to do Monty Python silly walks! Does everything have to be serious? Play, and having fun is integral to nature.
    Traffic sign makes people do the Monty Python Silly Walk
    Traffic sign makes people do the Monty Python Silly Walk A new sign in Ørje encourage residents to walk silly. However, the sign is illegal and must be eliminated, require the...
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    Deb Lange
    27/10/2016 #5 Deb Lange
    #3 Go for it @Randy Keho - and psot a photo here when you do!
    Aurorasa Sima
    21/10/2016 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 We can do a silly walk together if we meet in person. Your idea is great, though, hopefully, someone will accept the online challenge (I accepted offline).
    Randy Keho
    21/10/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    #2 Wow! Hilarious. Brings back fond memories.
    I should make up my own sign and post at the entrance to the office hallway. The new general manager already thinks I'm a bit off center.
    Thanks so much for the belly laugh.
    Deb Lange
    21/10/2016 #2 Deb Lange
    #1 we can just go out and do it! - next time I do a silly walk I will have someone video me! want to do that too????
    Aurorasa Sima
    21/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    OMG I totally want to go there!!! Thanks for sharing!
  11. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    13/10/2016
    Rooted in Time
    Rooted in TimeImage credit: Captain KimoRoots below, branches above; connected, making contact. The trunk acts as the bridge between the two, while its rings measure time.@Ali Anani has been asking, encouraging and teaching us to look at patterns in nature...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    20/10/2016 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Always appreciate your supportive and kind comments @Harvey Lloyd. Thanks for taking the time.
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/10/2016 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 Thank you @Joel Anderson.
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/10/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 #14 Thank you @Deb Lange. I appreciate you highlighting the strength nature can offer to support us. Thanks for the share.
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/10/2016 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    The discussion has been enlightening and challenging. Your engagement has added so much to the correlations of nature and our lives, @Sara Jacobovici
    Joel Anderson
    20/10/2016 #15 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done @Sara Jacobovici
    Deb Lange
    20/10/2016 #14 Deb Lange
    @Sara Jacobovici has gracefully shared how we can be supported by the strength of trees. Many trees outlive humans and have lived through more change than any of us will.
    Deb Lange
    20/10/2016 #13 Deb Lange
    @Sara Jacobovici it is wonderful to feel the support of trees. I love you saying" I sit by you and lean against the strength of your trunk." We act as if we have to be so strong, when there is so much support in the world from nature.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 As always @Irene Hackett, thank you for your wonderful and encouraging comment and for your supportive share.
    Irene Hackett
    15/10/2016 #11 Anonymous
    Not sure how I missed this the first time - I am still thinking on your fabulous insights about looking at the space between the rings to learn of the "quality of the years". This is excellent, as always. ❤️
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Beautiful comment @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Thanks.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/10/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    As Father Time clicks away our precious minutes, the tree holds steadfast with its roots firmly in the ground. The roots absorb the nutrients of life and share them through the trees embracing branches giving us strength and purpose. Beautiful ode, Sara.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht. for your generous and kind words, your reminders of the Park and Sequoia trees and for your line, "...the universe is a vast tapestry meshed by myriad threads of interconnected consciousness, spun in subliminal links of harmony."
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thank you @debasish majumder. I always read your comments a few times before I reply as I feel I grasp one insight of yours at a time. Thank you for your very rich contribution to the discussion.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 As always @Chas Wyatt, your contribution is much appreciated. Thank you.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    15/10/2016 #5 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    Beautiful Sara. I love your Ode - and the awareness it conjures. This is a poetic and poignant reminder of how the universe is a vast tapestry meshed by myriad threads of interconnected consciousness, spun in subliminal links of harmony. I am reminded of King's Canyon National Park and the palpable, powerful sentience of the great Sequoia trees. Thanks so much for this! It's really lovely.
    debasish majumder
    15/10/2016 #4 debasish majumder
    mirror gives a virtual reflection to our eyes. it is our brain which can distinguish the reality. quality and quantity relationship is being envisaged by us, as we know the tree we observing is also in a process of continuous changing and the former state of it will never be appeared, as the time we spent in association with the tree will never be the same soothing moment which once being enjoyed never be appeared in same tune. however, lovely insightful post. enjoyed read. thank you very much Sara Jacobovici for sharing such lovely post.
    Chas Wyatt
    15/10/2016 #3 Chas Wyatt
    "It has been said that trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. But they never seem so to me. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!" ~John Muir, July 1890.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/10/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Much appreciated @Ali Anani.
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici- I surely will start working on a buzz and title it The Sara and I. You stand out as the most engaging person I have had exchanges of mind with. Now, with the honor you bestow upon me by mentioning my name in this great buzz, I am baffled by your quality of thinking and relating. Yess, the tree rings reflect the quality of time and the environment surrounding the trees. Your linking the three parts of the tree with the three parts of the human body is amazingly relevant. What to say more? I am honored that a buzz of mine has a linkage to this post, which I shared on three hives very proudly.
  12. Chas Wyatt

    Chas Wyatt

    15/10/2016
    @Sara Jacobovici, @Ali Anani,
    Enya "The Memory Of The Trees"
    Enya "The Memory Of The Trees" Una canción muy relajante y un video con...
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    Irene Hackett
    19/10/2016 #4 Anonymous
    Thank you for this @Chas Wyatt - reminding us that we are the trees. Beautiful. This is now in the Sanctuary hive.
    Ali Anani
    15/10/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    This is a timely gift @Chas Wyatt. Thank you
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks to @Chas Wyatt.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Fantastic @Chas Wyatt! This is truly a gift. Thank you.
  13. ProducerDeb Lange

    Deb Lange

    20/10/2016
    Feedback Flow
    Feedback FlowHuman NatureAs humans are nature, we don't say the word "human nature" for no reason, let's turn to other "nature" to see nature, other than human, connect to the natural principles of life and self-organizing feedback systems to live their...
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    Deb Lange
    28/10/2016 #12 Deb Lange
    #9 Yes @Irene Hackett I sense it is heart warming to re-member we are nature. It feels alienating to think we have to know all the answers, but, when we remember we are integral to all of nature we can seek out our solutions from nature and human nature together.
    Deb Lange
    27/10/2016 #11 Deb Lange
    #10 water @Deb Helfrich As we are 70% water, is it anyone wonder we feel so connected to water. Have you ever shaken yourself and felt the water in your body shake and then settle? We just want to make sure the water inside us does not freeze and get stuck with limiting beliefs. Reminding ourselves to be in flow, could be as simple as shaking ourselves a little, with feet firmly planted on the ground and being present to our body and the body of the earth.
    Deb Helfrich
    27/10/2016 #10 Deb Helfrich
    Interdependence is obvious, but we have to step out of human made boxes. Feedback Flow is such a rich title, @Deb Lange. It causes me to answer your third question - how do I connect to natural rhythms that enhance my well being?

    Water. Running water. I have many ocean and rain sounds to keep the feedback flowing if Seattle's weather ever disappoints me.
    Irene Hackett
    27/10/2016 #9 Anonymous
    #8 @Deb Lange - Aw, that is so heart warming :-)
    Deb Lange
    27/10/2016 #8 Deb Lange
    #6 @Irene Hackett the first book I bought of Jeannie Bakers' was. "Where the Forest Meets the Sea" I bought t for my son when he was very young, At 31 it is stll a book he fondly remembers. It was his favourure book. When he was 21 I bought him another copy!
    Deb Lange
    27/10/2016 #7 Deb Lange
    #5 Dear @Ali Anani yes, Your writing about mature helps us remember.
    Irene Hackett
    26/10/2016 #6 Anonymous
    This is a beautifully written piece which deeply resonates with me. I shall be sharing in the Sanctuary hive. And thank you for introducing us to Jeannie Baker - I must look into her work!
    Ali Anani
    26/10/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    Deep philosophy and reminder that we are pat of nature, even if we forget. Sharing
    Deb Lange
    21/10/2016 #4 Deb Lange
    #2 Dear @Sara Jacobovici thanks for connecting.
    Deb Lange
    21/10/2016 #3 Deb Lange
    #1 Yes @Chas Wyatt, but the good thing we can re-discover our wonder!
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/10/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Deb Lange, can't touch your buzz with any comment from me. Well done from all points of view.
    Chas Wyatt
    21/10/2016 #1 Chas Wyatt
    "A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood." ~Rachel Carson.
  14. ProducerDeb Lange

    Deb Lange

    20/10/2016
    Human Nature
    Human Nature It is interesting that BeBee is attracting much attention.I was thinking about why?I know other people have written their reasons - I know one of mine, is I see more pollinating of ideas, and ideas moving from one person to the next that advances...
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    Deb Lange
    27/10/2016 #14 Deb Lange
    #13 I love that poem/song - thanks for posting @Chas Wyatt
    Chas Wyatt
    21/10/2016 #13 Chas Wyatt
    "There's sunshine in the heart of me,
    My blood sings in the breeze;
    The mountains are a part of me,
    I'm fellow to the trees."
    ~Robert W. Service (1874–1958), "A Rolling Stone," 1912.
    Deb Lange
    21/10/2016 #12 Deb Lange
    I love your sense of promise and possibility! @Deb Helfrich Soubds intriguing, surprising - stirs my imagination! Thanks for sharing #11
    Deb Helfrich
    21/10/2016 #11 Deb Helfrich
    I feel beBee blossoming, too, @Deb Lange, using much more collaborative nature metaphors to bring us into another level of global opportunity. I sense promise and possibility in the air.
    Deb Lange
    21/10/2016 #10 Deb Lange
    #7 Thank-you @Debasish Majumder for your kind words. I look forward to reading your posts.
    Deb Lange
    21/10/2016 #9 Deb Lange
    #6 @David B. Grinberg "worker bees show admirable teamwork in building their hives" versus, the prevailing "me, me'me" shadow side of human nature presenting itself in much social media. - great observation David. I am feeling increasingly enriched using nature metaphors, it is a constant reminder that we are nature. That has inspired me to remember the great work of Janine Benyus and Biomimicry - I will write a post! Thanks David.
    mohammed khalaf
    20/10/2016 #8 mohammed khalaf
    good destination and all the best
    debasish majumder
    20/10/2016 #7 debasish majumder
    nice insight Deb Lange. you have a lovely marketing acumen. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    David B. Grinberg
    20/10/2016 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos for a very buzz-worthy read @Deb Lange. In addition to the fundamental beauty of nature exemplified by bees, I would also point out that bees are hard workers (worker bees) and show admirable teamwork and selfless fortitude in building their hives.
    Thus, in a social media environment that is too often self-focused with a "me, me, me" feel, it's great to be part of a social platform that prides itself on more profound and praiseworthy principles. The buzz is growing louder!
    Deb Lange
    20/10/2016 #5 Deb Lange
    #4 "swarms" of people - being attracted to the sweet kindness.
    Irene Hackett
    20/10/2016 #4 Anonymous
    @Deb Lange - How I love this - your last lines resonate deeply with me and I imagine "swarms" of people being drawn to this community because of this awareness that seems to be delightfully present here ❤️ Sharing this on twitter!!
    Mamen Delgado
    20/10/2016 #3 Mamen Delgado
    Ohh, that's so nice!! Please let me know yes when it comes to you...
    This is the most beautiful compliment, to inspire someone specially if it is for an artistic creation. beBee has this power...
    Thanks from my heart! ❤️
    By the way, the fractal picture at the beginning of your Producer is alive... 😉
    Deb Lange
    20/10/2016 #2 Deb Lange
    Dear @Mamen Delgado I love that you use the words sense and imagine and you are a poet. Oh, how wonderful. I sense I am connected to a new friend across the globe. What magic will we create? You may have even inspired me to write a poem. When it comes i will let you know! Thanks for sharing your poetry.
    Mamen Delgado
    20/10/2016 #1 Mamen Delgado
    Completely agreed with you @Deb Lange! beBee is pure state of Nature.
    This is what I sense and imagine:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mamen-delgado/dedicated-to-all-the-bees-text-audio-14306
  15. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    19/10/2016
    The Journey Is Everything
    The Journey Is EverythingA picture can show us many things and conjure up different emotions.  I used to pass a graveyard everyday going to work.  Not sure why but one day seemed to be different, I looked at all the granite and different ways that folks remember their loved...
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    Deb Lange
    07/11/2016 #12 Deb Lange
    @Harvey Lloyd I did not see your picture as negative - I see people traveling - the pictures eoked curiosity
    Deb Lange
    07/11/2016 #11 Deb Lange
    You + someone else = the possibility of kindness, connection and creativity
    cori cranford
    02/11/2016 #10 cori cranford
    You + Someone Else= An open invitation to exchange kindness, compassion, and generosity.
    Ali Anani
    02/11/2016 #9 Ali Anani
    An example is @Ali Anani posted a picture of him and his daughter and with a few words he inspired me to think about raising my own daughters. A connection of life experience was made not by his writing but yet, his journey and mine connected. Not having experienced the raising of daughters i could only have read his words, not his experience.
    It is by accident that I saw this buzz dear @Harvey Lloyd and I am privileged to have a mention in it. Proudly I am because you walked the talk and I feel the truthness in your writing "Knowledge is an awesome tool but the journeys we share with others is the opportunity to convert knowledge to wisdom".
    Shared proudly.
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/10/2016 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    #7 Sorry i should have removed that line from the post. I was doing a small experiment concerning pictures and their ability to get folks to read. Didn't work out so i changed the picture to one that was contemplative, than dreadful (Tombstone). Thanks for your comment and i was really interested in how others would describe their journey of relationships in just a few words. Thanks for your comments, @Deb Helfrich and @Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/10/2016 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Dear Harvey, Me+Someone else=an opportunity to share a thought, a feeling, even silence. But I see no negative picture, just a group of three village folk taking the clear and safe way home or someplace they wanna go, over a railway track :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/10/2016 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #1 Where's yours Aura? ;)
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/10/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    #3 That was a mouth full of words that said alot. Thanks for the ten words, @Deb Helfrich
    Deb Helfrich
    20/10/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich
    BTW - I notice that the current picture is drastically different than the one used this morning when I opened this into another tab...I saw the 'stone' when I wrote my response below....
    Deb Helfrich
    20/10/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    You+Someone else = An entirely unpredictable amalgamation of potential exchanges and wonderful outcomes
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/10/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    #1 Maybe i should kick off the word game: You+Someone else=Wisdom, adventure, perspective, enlightenment, challenges and the ability to share.
    Aurorasa Sima
    19/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you for the post. I´m looking forward to reading the 10 word description others come up with.
  16. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    16/10/2016
    Just invited someone from the Biomimicry Institute to post on this Hive.
    Sara Jacobovici
    The Biomimicry Institute – Inspiring Sustainable Innovation
    biomimicry.org The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions to complex human challenges for a healthy planet. Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s...
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    Deb Lange
    27/10/2016 #1 Deb Lange
    fantastic @Sara Jacobovici - I have heard Janine Benys many years ago - she came to Australia. Thanks for inviting them.
  17. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    15/10/2016
    Humans, Nature and Creativity*
    Humans, Nature and Creativity*Image credit: Colourbox “Trees, for example, carry the memory of rainfall. In their rings we read ancient weather—storms, sunlight, and temperatures, the growing seasons of centuries. A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even...
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    Deb Lange
    16/10/2016 #11 Deb Lange
    #10 I have been looking back on what I have written over the years and looking at what is happening now in the world. I am uncovering some great sense sights to share and for posing new questions. Talk again soon.
    Ali Anani
    16/10/2016 #10 Ali Anani
    #8For @Deb Lange to write few consecutive comments means her true absorption of the idea of this buzz. I am not less so. I love your term "a sense sight"- simple and powerful.
    Deb Lange
    16/10/2016 #9 Deb Lange
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici thank-you for sharing a wonderful quote from Anne Michaels, " ....A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.” And we collectively have shared history, a shared present and a shared future. Places like beBee are helping us share those memories and collective create our future.
    Deb Lange
    16/10/2016 #8 Deb Lange
    #2 @Ali Anani I am so happy you share both the scientific research that nature is a part of humans, therefore, are humans a part of nature, as well as the rich metaphors and images that you share that evoke new insights and sense-sights. (my new word - a sense sight when we sense and experience something, as distinct from thinking about something intellectually. I am playing with it at the moment to sense what happens!!
    Deb Lange
    16/10/2016 #7 Deb Lange
    #4 Dear @Sara Jacobovici - you mention our capacity to be self-reflective, such a critical skill to learn or re-learn if we have become to busy in doing, and not pausing in the moment to reflect, not just on what we just did, but what we have been experiencing in our selves and within our relationships with people and nature.
    Deb Lange
    16/10/2016 #6 Deb Lange
    #1 What a profound and beautiful quote @Chas Wyatt. "Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fibre thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves." and so are we, when is all of nature, that includes us, when we lean in and listen to both self and other.
    Deb Lange
    16/10/2016 #5 Deb Lange
    I imagine as we shift the conversation to seeing and experiencing humans as an inter-connected part of nature, not above nature, that we will surprise ourselves with what new insights and sense-sights we discover. Love this to be a place where we share not only what we have discovered, but our questions, what we don't know, the tensions we are in the middle of, and allow the new growth to unfold, like new buds opening up in spring.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Looking forward to reading your next work @Ali Anani. You write, "When we study nature in fact we study us." This reminds me that we have the great capacity to be self-reflective, to ask why and to use these to learn about ourselves. How one dimensional would be the outcome of the learning be if we didn't study nature when we are learning about ourselves. Thank you for this important reminder Dr. Ali.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Great quote @Chas Wyatt. This part went straight to my heart, "But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fibre thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves." Thanks again Chas.
    Ali Anani
    15/10/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    Telepathy again dear @Sara Jacobovici. Right now I am writing on if trees have feelings, senses and even memory like us then wi they have thoughts like humans> Would negative thinking affect trees as we humans do? Surprisingly yes. When we study nature in fact we study us. The new research findings are consistent with this claim. Trees and nature are part of us. Proudly sharing this buzz
    Chas Wyatt
    15/10/2016 #1 Chas Wyatt
    "Clouds at noon occupying about half the sky gave half an hour of heavy rain to wash one of the cleanest landscapes in the world. How well it is washed!... How fresh the woods are and calm after the last films of clouds have been wiped from the sky! A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fibre thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God’s first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself." ~John Muir, 1869 July 24th.