- Producer22/07/2017A journey worth takingWhat defines you? What drives you? What inspires you? What motivates you to inspire others? What are you passionate about? Do you know yet? Perhaps you do. Perhaps there is more to learn about yourself. Self-discovery is necessary to realize...
Comments22/07/2017 #4 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisGreat post. Not sure if the quote in the beginning is actually Aristotle's, as Socrates said the same thing, as well as the Oracle of Delphi had a similar saying at its entrance. Whatever the case, it's great how it still holds true and how it found its way to bebee...22/07/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wise post, thank you @Barbara Henslee, enjoyed it!
- Producer19/07/2017Can we make the same mistakes, do we learn from adversity?I sat down with a good friend recently over coffee discussing various subjects when we discussed mistakes, I said ‘mistakes; lets change the subject’, and my insistent friend said ‘yes, mistakes, we are all capable of making the same mistakes over...
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Comments19/07/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.so love this
Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.18/07/2017A New Angle.There comes a day when we have outgrown our old selves and are ready to wear our new skin. Bringing a new angle to our lives can make all the difference. They say that we keep on creating the same results, if we are repeating the same habits, over...
Comments19/07/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#33 that is so beautiful: "This is the day that the Lord hath made, I shall rejoice and be glad in it." thank you @David B. Grinberg19/07/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#30 @David B. Grinberg watch out for the next post, and be sure, we are all going through the same, I wish you every courage you need to live the life that your heart is steering you to!19/07/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#34 that is a great way of calling the post 'morning spell check of the soul', thank you spotlights bee @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador19/07/2017 #34 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI love this @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. A morning spell check of the soul.19/07/2017 #33 David B. GrinbergAlso, here's a great motivator IMHO to repeat when someone's morning begins (as deemed appropriate, of course, based on one's religion, spirituality, etc.):
"This is the day that the Lord hath made, I shall rejoice and be glad in it."
Well, at least it works for me. I find great meaning, peace and motivation through faith. There are similar sayings that can be found in the Book of Psalms. I also like the motivational messages of faith preached by minister Joel Osteen per his congregation in Houston, Texas. Most probably know his sermons are nationally televised on various cable TV networks and he is also a best-selling author.19/07/2017 #30 David B. GrinbergWhat a great read, Liesbeth, really exemplary for self-reflection and introspection. Keep in mind I may be a bit biased here not only because I hold you and your writing in such high esteem, but also because I'm nearing that mid-life age in which you so deftly describe, "We have outgrown our old selves and are ready to wear our new skin."
For me, this involves my current job situation of over two decades in the public sector and my strong desire to transition and move forward with new challenges ASAP. The funny thing is that everyone always says things like, "Just be happy you have a government job" and/or, "the private sector is very risking in today's gig economy."
In short, I receive much more negative feedback then positive. But I know because of that little voice inside (my gut feeling, intuition and instincts) that it's time to move on rather than hold on. Yes, taking that leap of faith with no risk no reward. But then fear of the unknown surfaces to hold me back.
Therefore, your brilliant blogging buzz really helped me to view my own situation with a sharper focus. Albert Einstein and others have said," "Insanity [is] doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA18/07/2017 #29 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 thank you @Joanne Gardocki you apply it well, I feel that18/07/2017 #28 Joanne GardockiAbsolutely, our thoughts matter, our words matter, our actions matter. My uncle says growing old sucks; attitude is all I have, I don't want to limit my future in that way. Great list for inventory, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. View moreAbsolutely, our thoughts matter, our words matter, our actions matter. My uncle says growing old sucks; attitude is all I have, I don't want to limit my future in that way. Great list for inventory, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., very useful. Close18/07/2017 #27 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#26 yes true, well said angel bee @Deb 🐝 Helfrich fully agree with you!18/07/2017 #26 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWatching ourselves in the present is an imperative to producing new results in our lives, very well-illustrated, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.18/07/2017 #25 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#24 thank you, @Jerry Fletcher, beautiful reflections, I value your opinion a lot.18/07/2017 #24 Jerry FletcherLiesbeth, We are all defined by our actions. Your advice can change those of an individual and, in doing so, change their view of themselves and the world of them... if the world is noticing. It is nice to see the linear thinking capabilities of the woman I think of as a direct connection to a creative writing experience.18/07/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#22 exactly @Kevin Baker you hit the truth once again18/07/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 building new awareness, combined with new actions, resulting in a new outcome, thank you @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador, sometimes we just have to look through another angle18/07/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#17 thank you @Yogesh Sukal, yes you can, beBee gives you a voice to express yourself, so please do!18/07/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#18 thank you @Lance 🐝 Scoular have a wonderful day18/07/2017 #17 Yogesh SukalCan I say
A new angle here is the Life - Library within a library.
- "SHED what's DEAD; The Importance of Letting Go"
- 18/07/2017Are you a torch... Or a "selfish little clod of ailments"...
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." -George Bernard Shaw https://lnkd.in/f9dh6UY
- Producer18/07/2017When I was youngWhen I was young I had many dreams, but one of my dreams was about perfection, imagination, and realisation. And because it was my dream and I had faith in myself, I knew it would inevitably come true. And every manifestation would be exactly as it...
- 16/07/2017Welcome to the new week! #think #positive #inspiration #motivation #psychology #philosophy #wisdom #love #life #monday #NewWeek #joy #happy
- Producer16/07/2017Branches of WisdomMy exchange of comments lately with the thoughtful Tricia Mitchell led to the writing of this buzz. Tricia wrote "Dearest @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you are too kind. I have greater breadth than depth, where my knowledge is concerned...
Comments22/07/2017 #48 Yogesh SukalThank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for appreciating my comment. Continuing to the point of turning information to knowledge and knowledge into wisdom.what if information we have is not enough. does this lmiting our wisdom.
One of philosophy group, someone posted "when nothing is sure everything is possible".
I guess most wisest approach to keep mind curious and open.
hence the some of few examples in academics trying some laws from one field to another field and it works.
So in my opinion branching out with curiosity and with open to all possibilities while branching out towards wisdom.18/07/2017 #45 Tricia Mitchell#25 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you mentioned if the trees could talk I know of people who purport to communicate with animals. I know what I am able to do in the non-physical realms, so I looked for a tree communicator. I don't know who authentic this man is or isn't, but I have heard of others who claim they are able to understand what trees are communicating. Here's a short clip of Jim Conroy talking about helping trees to be healthy, internally, then supporting them to be in synch - in groups, based on community and categorisation, then "balances the ecosystem" Never heard of him before until I searched online this evening https://youtu.be/UElnvKgOovY (under 4 minute video)18/07/2017 #43 Tricia Mitchell#36 love your comment, Jean Serio, so many people prefer to remain in their comfort zone, enduring the discomfort of the familiar, than taking risks. Growing up (depending on which era you belong to), we are told to go for the 'safe bet' not to risk everything that we have worked for. To be grateful for what we have accomplished (even if it has made us miserable in the process). I have met accountants, who joined the family business, because their parents were accountants. They didn't question whether if what they wanted to do was at variance with what was expected of them. Then, sometimes, they wake up one day in their 40s and question whose life they're living, as it's certainly not one of their choosing... Then begins the search to uncover who they truly are and their desires, when they're not looking to seek approval from their parents.18/07/2017 #42 Tricia Mitchell#38 Indeed dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee one of my buzzes in the making is of a woman who is preparing for exams. She is worried that she will not pass the assessment. Reaching out for assistance in a social media group, everyone suggested strategies. As I l tend to go against the grain, I asked her a veiled question: "Supposing you didn't have test anxiety?" What I meant was, "What is the benefit of this fear you've created?" Instantly, she got the awareness: fear of failure and money constriction. The tuition had cost a lot and she couldn't afford to fail. Yet, rather than choosing to change her belief pattern, she chose strategies (which work, but on a clean slate are far more effective). So, yes, fear does have a function - protection, including protecting us from failure, if we exhibit perfectionist traits. It's amazing how false assumptions can restrict our lives and choices.17/07/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#37 surely you are a born poet dear @Tausif Mundrawala. Yes we make false assumptions. It is onlt recently that science found the intricate relatioship between trees and fungi. Who knows if there is a hidden relationship between weeds and trees. Love the clarity with which you express yourself.17/07/2017 #37 Tausif MundrawalaSometimes we think that a weed like branch which had grown without our permission should be axed as soon as possible. But we may not know that the weed like branch would flourish one day and would become the rising star in the entire body of a tree. Getting rid of branches won't help because we may channelize our energy in trimming and manicuring it to look it's best. We don't know the fact that the most uncertain shapes and sizes of branches would make it an artist's delight when we see through through the lens of one. In the difficult time of grief which I am going through right now have allowed me to channelize my energy into more reading and reflecting on certain subjects and topics. Let these branches flourish to it's best level and allow it to bear fruits in future. Am glad that you shared this with us and am thankful for all your support, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee17/07/2017 #36 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThank you Ali Anani for another thought-provoking post. This particular post reminds me that often people don't branch out because they feel comfortable in the position they're currently in. Perhaps this is not the best position for them, nor will it provide them the salary or benefits required to better support their family; nor stimulate passion or a sincere feeling of accomplishment. In short they generally fear 'branching out'.
An interesting article in Psychology Today, by Mary C. Lamia PhD - 'Why You Should Fear Failure' - Dr. Lamia states it succinctly - "Many of the professionally successful people I’ve studied—both procrastinators and non-procrastinators alike—tend to fear failure. Some of them worry that a fear of failure might jeopardize their careers, especially those who tend to procrastinate as well." Here's a link to the full article - http://bit.ly/2uv5ppI17/07/2017 #30 Harvey Lloyd#13 What a transformative comment. Thank you for your thoughts and your words. Not meaning to hijack @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePost but to extend the metaphor of the "slime", i would add:
If Proverbs 3 offers the end game then Proverbs 2 provides the path. The path being discernment.
Wisdom without understanding is merely an encyclopedia.
Discernment would imply that we need to see the Slime and discern wisdom and understanding in application of living within humanity.
I was struck by your thoughts concerning the dynamic vs binary. If I have discerned correctly the binary would state wisdom is within the parts where dynamic is the trust of the whole tree of life. I believe you have described faith here.
Through discernment we can look at the parts and develop a trust in either our own wisdom or grow the trust of understanding the whole, dynamic.
Please accept my apologies here if i have taken to much liberty with your comment, @CityVP Manjit
- Producer16/07/2017Where everything starts from a story – part 1When I was young, I always reasoned that I can always and quickly obtain which I thought is the perfect part of the puzzle. Yet, the opposite is the reality. I can’t and never will. Why? Because what I have is nothing except hopeful desires and...
Comments17/07/2017 #7 Tausif MundrawalaBecause the footsteps are your to stay. To put it more succintly and to the point where you lead us to wisdom was the excellent aspect of this buzz. You have spoke volumes in this buzz which would allow everyone to succeed in their life. Thank you so much for this gift,@Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
- Producer15/07/2017Miracle At MidnightNote: No matter where you may be in the world as your read this, may you be inspired to face each moment of your life with gratitude and love. ~Sonny The hail pounded like machine gun bullets on Laura Hanna’s car as she traveled on Interstate...
- Producer14/07/2017Are Your Words Hot Air Or Power!!!“Reputation is what others think of us; character is what God knows of us. When you spent what feels like an eternity trying to repair a few moments of time that destroyed the view others once had of you then you must ask yourself do you have the...
Comments14/07/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMaria Popova attributes to Gandhi
"Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny." http://literaryjukebox.brainpickings.org/post/88882071407
People are not my project, whether anyone accepts, lives or preaches higher level values is entirely their own business. 7 billion people with 7 billion laws creates a world of anarchy rather than a world of people with values. It is good to have values and for me it is the foundation stone of "know thyself", in a world which is the opposite of that and wants to be personal brand.14/07/2017 #2 Bernard PoulinThough I am not a keener on "make myself feel good" philosophies (every emotion in the book is ours as humans and should be profited from whenever required). Happiness is not the be all and end all. It is simply an emotion, a state of mind other than an equal other. I do agree fully with your recommendations re behaviours such as : "It’s cool to be truthful. It’s cool, to be honest. It’s cool to be reliable" and " "when you say you are going to do something, DO IT. It’s that simple. . . Be a person who keeps your promises, especially the ones you make to yourself."
- 11/07/2017If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
~ John Quincy Adams
6th President of the United States
Wishing all Bees an amazing week 🐝 !!
- Producer11/07/2017Rising From The Rubble~Quotes To Inspire Your Inner PhoenixWhether we’ve recently suffered a setback or loss, or are completing a page-turning transition…we are definitely depleted, & a bit worse for the wear. And often times, when our reserves are low, we doubt or choices, decisions & direction,...
Comments11/07/2017 #3 Concierge Jo-Anna Silver-Spartamany thanks joanne. isn't it lovely how synergy works & we sometimes find just what we're looking for? i can't say life is always magical, but from time to time-eureka! very happy you appreciated the post & took time to write. nice to e-meet you & following back!
Comments11/07/2017 #16 David B. GrinbergI learned that I think bees prefer shorter rather than longer Live Buzzes. That's because my sunrise Live Buzz this morning received about 6 times fewer views (15 min) than my Saturday Live Buzz (5 min). But I'm just guessing. Check out this sunrise and hear my other thoughts about Live Buzz
https://www.bebee.com/content/1643589/1429936#c311/07/2017 #13 Anonymous#1 @John White, MBA, I learn from my students every day. I am also your student. You taught me a lot about marketing and social media. But also about devotion, dedication and companionship. You really understand what it means "Fractals Forever". That's much more than two words. Thank you for that, my friend.10/07/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 okay, you make me curious Chas10/07/2017 #9 Chas ✌️ Wyatt#6 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., Our technology isn't that advanced. You made me think of a song. Look in the Music hive.10/07/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#7 awe @John White, MBA that is sweet! thank you!10/07/2017 #7 John White, MBA#6 Robots will never be as smart and lovely as you are @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.10/07/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.That I am not a robot, someone on Twitter asked me the question :-).10/07/2017 #4 John White, MBA#3 Well said, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I've always believed in the potential of social media to unite the world and close down the traditional barriers that have prevented the real-time exchange of ideas across international borders. We've got a long way to go before social media is being used at it's full potential to unite people.10/07/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is what smart people in the world are doing right now. It is what I think should be the core of beBee - the question "What do you want to be?" It is being not brand which most people resonate with and even are open to as a form of life leadership. There is an ironic twist here.
- 10/07/2017My sister and I were chatting about my passion for writing and especially my desire to start writing short stories. This is what she had to say:
- Producer09/07/2017When opportunity comes knocking, see doubt to the doorIf somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later! Richard BransonI used to meet a friend, Jane, to walk our dogs in nearby woods. She had a white German Shepherd called...
Comments10/07/2017 #17 Tricia Mitchell#16 Yes, it's one of them @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Not everybody has had the opportunity to hear the healing tones in my voice, but it is to be my main modality going forward. I initially missed the physical techniques, but I accept why the shift has occurred. Thanks for sharing ☺10/07/2017 #15 Tricia Mitchell#14 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you so much for sharing this buzz. I'm delighted that this poem has contributed to invigorating your passion for life. I feel truly honoured to receive such a compliment from you, sir. Thank you. As I began to write poetry regularly, I focused more on cadence and experimented with spoken word when, aesthetically, its form on paper didn't resemble the rhythm in my head ☺.10/07/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIt’s you I want to wake up to
on winter mornings too dark and cold
to walk the dog, your body I’ll hold
I hold you responsible for invigorating my passion for life with this lovely buzz and great poem @Tricia Mitchell View moreIt’s you I want to wake up to
on winter mornings too dark and cold
to walk the dog, your body I’ll hold
I hold you responsible for invigorating my passion for life with this lovely buzz and great poem @Tricia Mitchell. Your poem flows musically. Honestly, you are a born poet and writer. Close10/07/2017 #13 Tricia Mitchell#12 hi Cyndi you're absolutely right. The audience don't know a bum note. Fab advice that you give to your daughter. I used to do the same when doing platform interpreting at conferences. During the break someone would come up and say "I'm doing my stage 1 in sign language. I understood everything." They obviously lacked the fluency to see where I'd fluffed it!
And yes, I may as well have failed, as my body couldn't tell the difference ☺. Tony Robbins is just phenomenal in terms of what he's achieved and thank goodness he walks his talk.
Appreciate you commenting, glad you loved it and thanks for following!10/07/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins"Had I known back then how to shift my focus to looking at everything that could go right, instead of what could go wrong, I could have experienced Montreal from a position of excitement."
This is reminiscent of the first time I listened to one of Tony Robbin's lectures...It may as well all have gone wrong because you put your body through it anyway;-)
I think we all do this when faced challenges, but we eventually learn after several rolls of 'Tums' that it is never as bad as we make it out to be...I tell my daughter all the time when she's playing her guitar during a performance or singing in her choir group that the audience is clueless when you miss a note or forget the words...You improvise with a smile;-) The show must go on!! Lol...
Great buzz @Tricia Mitchell....Loved it!10/07/2017 #10 Tricia Mitchell#1 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich 🙏 it can be hellish or heaven having someone along with us for the ride. We're blessed when we find and continue to be in that space of unconditional love and regard for another.
You wrote, "Plus a couple very powerful examples of how we can all benefit from dwelling on our successes rather than our possible failures." It's funny how we can easily overlook our successes, when we're so focused on scripting our potential failures, “What if I Fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?” Erin Hanson.
I hadn't thought about how 'try' had taken a bit of a beating recently. I guess it's always down to semantics and context. If somebody says they'll try to visit you, you both know the likelihood of that happening is slim. Trying as in genuine effort, like that of a child trying to tie their shoelaces has a look of determination, and sometimes, frustration as companion. When clients say they'll try, in that context, you can draw inference that they're not really committed to the cause; not ready or willing to invest in themselves. I guess, depending on which spaces you occupy, 'try' has been reduced to denoting a lack of willing or effort, or it's been removed. Try is no longer an option. Either you do, or you don't do something.
Great point you raised, there, Deb.10/07/2017 #7 Tricia Mitchell#3 Thanks @Shelley Brown It's one of those moments where I look back and am glad they trusted me with their special day. I think it had added meaning for the happy couple, as I'd woven their environment into their poem - they had a delightful, uninterrupted view of the countryside from their kitchen window.
You're absolutely right about self-imposed constraints and when we doubt ourselves, that reflective journal of all the wonderful times things went swimmingly (or nobody died) comes in handy. Thanks again for reading & commenting 😊09/07/2017 #3 Shelley BrownJust exquisite. There could not have been a dry eye hearing your beautiful poem...so filled with love and joy! "Had I known back then how to shift my focus to looking at everything that could go right, instead of what could go wrong" So powerful! I often have to remind myself of the times in my life when I felt limited and stuck and those constraints were always just self imposed. Beautiful read and I'm so happy you tried.09/07/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"Let's face it: Ideas are a dime a dozen. You can be smart, you can be talented, and you still might not tap your true potential or fulfill your deepest ambitions. What makes things happen is putting effort behind your ideas, actions behind your words, and intention behind your dreams. That's what having The Try is all about."~ James P. Owen, "The Try".09/07/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis is an intensely moving ode, @Tricia Mitchell, to that life-altering power of having a person along for our life's ride.
Plus a couple very powerful examples of how we can all benefit from dwelling on our successes rather than our possible failures.
I personally loathe the way a device that worked in a movie, now has created a cultural movement against the poor word try.
Try is a state of doing something without a guaranteed outcome, every life is full of trying. Should be full of trying. How else can we ever accomplish anything. Get started - try - and leave the assessments and judging until after completion.
We'd remove a lot of unuseful stress if we could dwell more often in trying-mind.
- Producer10/07/2017Sunday SeekingToday I did something completely out of character. And I am happy to report it will stay outside my character. And yet the process of going, watching how earnestly I applied myself to talking myself out of going, was another learnable lesson. ...
Comments10/07/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#9 I've been doing some wide open confessing, @Lisa Vanderburg, as it became time to stop with my internal sweet little lies - the omissions of saying my truth that ultimately had me blind to my own reality.
@Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee - the mentioning code sometimes conks out around those of us with bees and/or the word beBee in our names.... I am certain that is the problem - which is a classic case of how willing we ALL are to believe we've done SOMETHING wrong. Deb is not around all that often, due to working on a project, but I am certain she thinks highly of you.
Uncovering these presuppositions that keep us behaving in ways we don't even see, is the journey I am on.
What happened early in my life set me up for a life that was missing some very crucial elements and I want all of those obstacles removed, so I can move forward in a totally different manner.
This was a great little journey of self-observation, and I stand by the outcome, find the laughter, no matter how life unfolds. And you are a truly stellar model in that regard, Lisa. Your ability to process the challenges of your combined lives through the lens of a comedy of errors is awe inspiring, a gift, and your most precious resource for making it through whatever manages to show up at any given moment.10/07/2017 #9 Lisa VanderburgHey @Deb 🐝 Helfrich - mea culpa..trying to catch up! Such a thought-provoking buzz and beautifully scribed...it takes STONES!
You have clearly described - to me at least, my angst over social media (this included!). In a setting of bodies, we function not so well; we fell an 'outsider', and are hell-bent to critique it. I know just exactly what you're talking about!
But, remove the body-language, age, gender etc., and we're getting to the point of flipping over ourselves. Don't get me wrong: I probably would've vaulted outta there! That said, it's why I haven't gone back to @Deb Lange (won't let her include me now...?). That may prove my point................you're a love; thanks for your honesty!10/07/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#3 I believe in the power of the essential concept of faith, but I am wary of how far astray the practice of the major organized religions have traveled from meeting the essential spiritual needs of their devotees. But then this component of life was a casualty of my isolationist approach to life, so I have an outsider's perspective.
I wonder how the history of the world might have changed, if instead of so much focus on punishment, religious traditions focused on increasing the love, teaching joy and laughter as founding principles.
This brings me back to the quote that is now front and center in my life:
“Love Me When I Least Deserve It, Because That’s When I Need It Most”
Contextualized in this buzz > https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-helfrich/it-s-never-as-pure-as-the-first-time10/07/2017 #5 Tricia Mitchell"I don't exactly have social anxiety. I have Deb wanting to have deep conversations and her being prepared to be asked to justify herself melodrama." This made me smile @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I relate to it in terms of coming to terms with the person I was becoming.
"His laugh portrayed someone who was free to turn up somewhere simply because."
"He wasn't losing massive amounts of his energy justifying his actions to mind-parents who he views as standing in the way of every attempt to experience something new."
Great experience'ing and reflecting on the projections and reality of your latest adventures. Great pic of a rainbow - love 'em, especially double rainbows. Go catch your freedom!10/07/2017 #2 Lyon BraveI go to church a lot. There are many different churches in this world and they are all different. Some churches are like really frightening and close minded. Others are healing like you said. One time i went to church and i got to meet Katy Perry's parents. Now they were the best preachers i've seen.
- Producer06/07/2017The Root of MotivationONE HUNDRED DAY COUNTDOWNNew beginnings take place constantly. When you thread them together, you get a lasting experience.I started my 100-day countdown on Sunday, May 28, 2017, a new beginning, to a new beginning, that will culminate on Monday,...
Comments09/07/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici#9 Dear @Harvey Lloyd, your comment genuinely moved me. Thank you. The aspect that you add is very valuable: "...true self awareness ends with control becoming influence. Influence is all we have in our social existence. The strength of our influence is measured by others who find our motivations pure." Well said!07/07/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDo you remember when countdowns were exciting, well this news is much like that. What better way to head towards a milestone moment than create the expectancy of a launch. This is no mere satellite going into orbit, relentlessly bouncing signals between it and Earth, this is more like one of your favourite shows called Star Trek.
You are the captain of this ship ready to go where you have not gone before and as much as "metaphor" is a key word in your life, that much is the word "journey" in mine. From this initial buzz from the base of 60, we count down together this metaphotical minute of magic before the magic of greater minutes begin anew.
Congratulations Sara, I have a well-spring of great pride & emotion that waters your new garden in which you seed your mind.07/07/2017 #9 Harvey LloydI really enjoyed reading this episode of the 100 day journey. Most importantly i could read between the lines of the thought processes that have lead to this episode. There is much to say here but is difficult to expand on a perfect concept.
A journey at this depth concerning self awareness is a difficult one. Specifically with your thoughts concerning control. Metaphors are gone and pure thoughts of motivation of our existence, specific to our own self awareness begin.
This is a journey many never take. It is frought with questions that have very unique answers and outcomes. Frankl was a read where i was able to separate outcomes from self awareness. This allowed for a search for motivation.
If i could add one aspect to your journey it would be that true self awareness ends with control becoming influence. Influence is all we have in our social existance. The strength of our influence is measured by others who find our motivations pure.
Thanks for the Tag @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee07/07/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI commented on the buzz of @CityVP 🐝 Manjit on magnets in our minds by quoting myself. In my buzz titled "Finding the Needle of the Compass" I concluded by writing "These findings are again consistent with the idea that we need magnetized senses to stay on our direction.
We know that your vision lays out a destination; your destination guides your strategy; and strategy chooses action. We need magnetized eyes and noses and all our senses to identify our direction and stay faithful to it".
Can we control or bring the uncontrollable into control if we lose the magnets of our magnetized senses?
This buzz is tiring my mind because it is worthy.07/07/2017 #4 David B. GrinbergWow, Sara, what a profoundly reflective and thought-provoking piece. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I like the quotes used above. I also like Maslow's hierarchy which makes good sense to me. I also like Dr. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View moreWow, Sara, what a profoundly reflective and thought-provoking piece. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I like the quotes used above. I also like Maslow's hierarchy which makes good sense to me. I also like Dr. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. He always has wise counsel to offer. Sounds like you're moving in the right direction to me. One day at a time, one step at a time. Keep up the awesome and keep buzzing! Close07/07/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI am overwhelmed by the quality of this buzz dear @Sara Jacobovici and being mentioned in the buzz is an honor for me.
To be unpredictable is a source for motivation. But then as you wrote "the root of this drive and process is the realization that it is the unknown or “strange attractor”; the unpredictability of it all, that is the motivating factor towards being in control". The motivation to control the uncontrollable. In complexity we may control the rate of change or growth up to a limit and then we enter into period doubling and later into chaos. Sometimes when we lose or increase the rate we make the process that motivates us to control uncontrollable. We defeat our own motivation. No wonder as you described it "An exhausting process, but definitely worth the effort".
It is almost two after midnight and I find myself asking "where does the need for control lie on Maslow's Pyramid? How basic is need? How does this need evolve? I believe this idea need careful probing.
Will think and comment again.Meanwhile, the need to think is an important need? Again, where to place it on the Maslow's Pyramid?
You know how to keep your reader engaged dear Sara.
- 06/07/2017At long last, one of my written article already published in Digital Doughnut. It is a great breakthrough for me. Looking forward to mutual success and good stay as a contributing writer on this platform.
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- Producer04/07/2017A Curious Thing Happened On My Path To PeaceOn Saturday night, I listened to my own meditation audio. Yes, I'd listened before now to critique it, but I was ready to receive its gifts. I led there as my stomach periodically convulsed, elevating my legs and upper body, then relaxing. I saw...
Comments10/07/2017 #31 Tricia Mitchell#30 I understand what you're saying about feeling bad but, you're right, there is nothing you can do. It was a similar thing with this person, as you describe. I kept giving options: hypnotherapy, reiki, coffee & cake or walking the dogs - I made it as easy as possible, offering to pick her up and drop her off. She would only engage if it was about staying stuck. The emotional distress caused to all was too much, then the family backlash because I'd "deserted her", but I couldn't be around that manipulative energy any longer.
If that friend wishes to come back, they will. If not, you were good enough to leave the door open but they have the choice whether to walk through or close it. Thanks for sharing @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher10/07/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#29 I had to do that with a certain person over a year ago. I felt bad but there was nothing I could do to help and I felt she was self-sabotaging our relationship after she did the same with her family and a few other good friends. I left the door open but I haven't heard from her since.08/07/2017 #29 Tricia Mitchell#28 thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher yes, you summarised it well. I referred to her as an old friend because eventually I had to walk away when I discovered she had become emotionally manipulating. Recycling crises to get sympathy, which (I'd later learn from her daughter) had actually happened weeks earlier. She engaged when speaking about meds & MH professionals. She'd withdraw & fall silent if focusing on anything that may contribute to the solution, which meant facing her reality. The things she did were very damaging emotionally to those around her. For reasons of self-preservation, I eventually severed all ties.08/07/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#27 Thanks for explaining that. Numbness which can lead to situational depression from real life experiences. A great support system can help people when they are going through a hard time. It sounds like she has a good friend in you. Life can be so tough and it can leave people feeling numb, I agree- meds are not the answer in cases like that.07/07/2017 #27 Tricia Mitchell#26 hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I recognise that each person has the right to choose the best course of action for them; I'm not anti meds. My old friend's issue was a social one with her neighbours. Her neighbourhood was a socially & economically deprived area. Meds, sadly, don't factor in any social elements, they just numb feelings, including joy. They take the edge off life, which, if someones been living on a knife's edge is helpful. But it also numbs joy, which is one of the contributors to lifting us out of feeling low. Thanks for replying.07/07/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#24 That's sad to hear about your neighbor. Sometimes meds are needed depending on the severity of the illness but many times doctors either over-medicate or put people on drugs without giving other modalities of treatment a chance. Many times, meds should just be temporary, helping a person to get over their hump period while they receive other therapy.06/07/2017 #24 Tricia Mitchell#23 how wonderfully refreshing @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher that you have an MD who is so aware & interested in healing in the widest sense of the word. He sounds great & totally supportive. When I read your quote of him stating that meds numb, it reminded me of an old friend. She had an ongoing dispute with noisy neighbours.
The ongoing dispute shifted her existing low mood into depression. She felt unable to move home. So, the doctor put her on anti-depressants. The nuisance neighbour situation got worse, the doctor kept increasing the dosage.
It was a social situation that medication could not resolve. Changing the environment, or trying to detach from the situation (with meditation) may have more beneficial than creating the conditions where a plan was needed to gradually reduce the dosage!06/07/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#22 Inspiring @Tricia Mitchell. You wrote: "Doctors practicing functional health understand the mind-body-environment (social) connection. If they could 'prescribe' self training & holistic therapies, in consultation with patients/clients," I am lucky enough to have a Doctor like this. He refrained from giving me meds knowing I'm working with my therapist using EMDR and meditation, along wtih CBT. My therapist even has essential oils to use during the meditative part of our therapy which is at the end. My Doctor looks forward to updates because he's been to a few conferences on EMDR and found it can relieve symptoms for a long time unlike Meds that numb you and give you no chance for a cure... his words. :)05/07/2017 #22 Tricia Mitchell#18 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher thanks for reading this one and commenting. If I understand you correctly, you're suggesting looking at what others have already done, in terms of methods? I think it's a great idea. Personally, I tend to limit what I take on these days, because I spent a long time "gathering" certificates in order to "prove" I was "good enough" & didn't know when to stop. In my 20s, there would be rookie cowboys out in the field, doing harm & I would be cautious & conscientious, declining work because I wasn't qualified, then I wasn't experienced enough. It was only them making a "pig's ear" out of something that would spur me into action. So, I use the tools I already have& trust that I'll be shown what I need to know or directed to any new training I need.
I wholeheartedly agree with you when you state, "Many of us suffer from lack of inner peace and I going to bet it's great to add layers of self training along with therapy if necessary and a Doctor's help. Why not, it sure can't hurt." Doctors practicing functional health understand the mind-body-environment (social) connection. If they could 'prescribe' self training & holistic therapies, in consultation with patients/clients, it would be so empowering. I think it all boils down to educating the people who are looking for a different solution. Thank you for sharing this buzz in the Mental Health hive. I appreciate it.
+205/07/2017 #21 Tricia Mitchell#15 (Part 3) I am pleased that you've been able to release comingled events through physical releasing using the audios I recorded @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. You wrote, "But I didn't quite understand how intensely, even low level, sub-cognitive stressors and events can affect how we proceed through life." I don't think any of us do, until we stumble across them & then laugh at the absurdity of some of the beliefs. Here's an example I wrote about: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/foul-play-business-tricia-mitchell where a repeated pattern of successful businesses & wealth SLIPPED AWAY from a man, and the root was found in when he was 15 years old - the chance of a professional football career SLIPPED AWAY from him.
It seems your travels are bringing you back to shore, Deb.
"Hopefully these two different personal narratives can indicate a direction of sorts for those who will have to hack their own way out of their own jungle of memories and the wild things that grew up in their bodymind complex." I hope, too, Deb that others will benefit from our willingness to be open about our journeys & perhaps, be inspired to embark on their own travels to unravel & understand the patterns in their lives. Thank you for your poetic expressions, I do appreciate them, as I do your contributions & engagement with my buzzes.
+105/07/2017 #20 Tricia Mitchell#15 (part 2) I admire that you're able to stay out of words & just allow the process to unfold, as you unfurl. You capture the western approach to dis-ease so eloquently, "Unlike the current, standard, western model that seeks to converge any issue into a set of symptoms that require a fixed remedy, our mind makes connections in a free flowing, relevance-centric way."
I don't know whether I've shared this video clip with you before or not, but this is my trainer talking about a woman who walked out of her job. Events eventually went back to childhood, being hit by a swing as a toddler & then the day that she was born. The belief? When things are going well, I screw it up for others (she was born on Christmas Eve & Xmas was put aside for her older siblings, because the new baby was here). Only when we become aware of the existence of a pattern, "Why does this seem to keep happening to me?" (although life does not happen TO us), can we take steps to change it.
At 3.33 he starts to talk about the ONE BELIEF that we all have in our lives: https://youtu.be/iGCpEjobv-w?t=213 5.05 he uses a bamboo metaphor which illustrates your comment, "We often regard our random thoughts as just that, out of the blue, and yet there has to be some shared salience, for these thoughts to proceed in sequence. Uncovering where events 20 years apart hold the same emotional charge is a new method, to most, for uncovering how our brains have wired certain disparate events together." He introduces Diana's story at 7.43.05/07/2017 #19 Tricia Mitchell#15 Dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I enjoy reading your comments. I'm glad you found this post very insightful. Today, I learned that the pioneer of the system I referenced here died, aged 82. My next buzz will be about his journey. Although I never met him, I feel emotional talking about his selfless contribution to the planet, without which, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to affix my spiritual approach to a scientific framework
I love how your approach is away from words, because it was your way of escaping & your rich metaphor of moats and being an island suddenly brings to mind the saying "No man is an island".
It's interesting, looking at Human Design (HD), my chart shows that I have to speak aloud to understand - so the internal healing conversation actually happens externally (I think aloud; I'm one of those "annoying" people who asks for advice, and in talking it through arrives at a conclusion, thanks you for your input, without you uttering a word).
My "obsession" with seeing patterns in everything probably leads to a curious exploration of where this thought may 'fit', which also leads me away of just BE-ing and accepting "It just is". I am an investigator in HD terms, so I'm always going to try to understand what's going on.
I don't think many people are aware of just how compliant the subconscious mind is. Set the intention & it will provide the answers, if it's safe to do so. Tell it to show you the events & it will. It's then our childlike curiosity that can explore the connection, if we wish, between seemingly random events.05/07/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery interesting stuff @Tricia Mitchell. My thoughts, why not explore methods others have tested. Many of us suffer from lack of inner peace and I going to bet it's great to add layers of self training along with therapy if necessary and a Doctor's help. Why not, it sure can't hurt. Thanks for sharing all of this.05/07/2017 #17 Tricia MitchellIt is late @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and your comments are too rich to respond to now. I will be back tomorrow. Thank you so much for enriching this buzz & adding to the narratives, so those with curious minds may choose to water the seeds that reading this may have planted in their minds.04/07/2017 #16 Deb 🐝 HelfrichPt2 - But the truth is that I wasn't fighting any specific villain or trauma, and I was unaware of how the very low attachment I received in my earliest days played out in my choices and preferences and ultimate withdrawing. Therefore, I didn't keep track of the steps of protection, I didn't even notice them at all. But the boundaries between me and the world went from a mote that a drawbridge could easily connect, to an ever vaster sea as my island of self drifted from shore.
Hopefully these two different personal narratives can indicate a direction of sorts for those who will have to hack their own way out of their own jungle of memories and the wild things that grew up in their bodymind complex.04/07/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI find this a very insightful post, @Tricia Mitchell, as a model of how a personal, internal healing conversation unfolds. Unlike the current, standard, western model that seeks to converge any issue into a set of symptoms that require a fixed remedy, our mind makes connections in a free flowing, relevance-centric way.
We often regard our random thoughts as just that, out of the blue, and yet there has to be some shared salience, for these thoughts to proceed in sequence. Uncovering where events 20 years apart hold the same emotional charge is a new method, to most, for uncovering how our brains have wired certain disparate events together.
As you know, I have been experiencing quite a lot of tremoring as my body releases decades of comingled events, as I listen to your recordings. From the very first, I intuitively felt the power of TRE. But I didn't quite understand how intensely, even low level, sub-cognitive stressors and events can affect how we proceed through life.
In my case, different than yours, I try to stay out of my mind and cognition, as much as possible, since my own way of self-soothing was my ability to retreat into the world of my thoughts. My mind palace was a comforting, fortified place that I spent years trying to escape, rather than just unsecuring the steps I took to secure myself in the first place.04/07/2017 #12 Tricia Mitchell#11 And you expressed it so succinctly. I agree with you entirely, and also, if we don't see the world as it is, but as we are (attributed to the Talmud & others), where there is a lack of inner peace, our outer world will merely reflect that turmoil. I'm resisting making reference to a "political" leader who lacks the finesse and oratory skills required to convey peace to the masses. It all starts with the inner work on ourselves and being at peace with who we are & accepting responsibility for the decisions and choices we make in our lives.
- Producer03/07/2017Does everything happen for a reason?When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities. Deepak ChopraLet me tell you a story.In 1996, Sarah Copley was only 4 years old when her parents took...
Comments03/07/2017 #10 Numo Quest#9 Hey Sonny, there are basically thirty three universal principles making it all go round before beginning of earth where all derives from. These principles are for all working omnipotent and free, without reservation or judgement. We are on the brink of a global shift where peoples awareness is sliding from oblivious to sane. By free giving the thirty three principles to any one that wants them, we like to contribute to that change to make the transition much easier. The only you have to do is just join with an email address to receive free updates. No hassle, no commerce, no politics. Just do with them as you please. Passing them on to kindred spirits or interested individuals always welcomed. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with simple subject you like to join. That's all. :O)03/07/2017 #5 MAR MARIANO ROMEROThe life give you several oportunities, it depens if you know to folow its or the fear stop you. Many great people was pushing me and gave me your hand in bad moments, I acepted these hands and I felt better I obteined a good chance to grow up in my live.
Thanks!! This post is very good.
Mariano03/07/2017 #2 Numo QuestYes! Great publication. Basically what happens here is that people, unknowing, use some of the thirty three universal principles and make things happen as they see. Mind you, dear reader, they work for any one, any where, without reservation or discrimination. Great read. Thanks! :O)03/07/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a powerful and uplifting story about Sarah and her singing career @Sonny Melendrez. I think many of us can look back and realize at least one major thing happened that was not a coincidence. "Sarah Copley tells her audience all the time that, “There’s nothing about the randomness of life. You have to put yourself out there so the universe can connect you with the people you’re supposed to connect with.” I couldn't agree more! Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.
- Producer02/07/2017Extending a 'thanks' to -- Anime!Extending a 'thanks' to -- Anime! ... Today, around 3 pm a friendly guy (in his mid 20's - body builder), came in while I was teaching, and asked for a lesson as soon as possible - hopefully today. To quote him " I really want to learn to play this...
- Producer30/06/2017What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up is a Misleading QuestionWe've all thrown this query around. We've asked others and we've lamented our own inability to nail the answer down properly. But what if the question itself is the problem? What if we've created a society that assumes our childhood urges...
Comments08/07/2017 #32 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#31 I think politicians and I are chalk and cheese. I truly come at these things from the philosophical vantage point... I am, though, excited now to consider naming my school of thought...
Inspirational Existentialism? Hell is other people, although they can be delightful?
Today is my playful day!07/07/2017 #31 Tricia MitchellWow! This is like reading @Deb 🐝 Helfrich's Manifesto. Powerful, rallying piece. Are you sure you're becoming a soulpreneur strategist or a liberator of the people running for public office? ;-) I loved reading this. The powerful opening paragraph... "I demand a life-centric world". Keep the discussion going. A true ambassador.06/07/2017 #30 Louise Smith#26 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for your erudite compliment
I guess I see, meet and talk to people with such complicated lives
that they can't or choose not to see a simpler way until they are forced to by circumstances outside their control.
My job is partly to help them to draw up a new life map with positive changes
SO as a Psychologist I am very practical
I mostly like to use CBT and Solution Focussed strategies
and often give clients worksheets with tasks for the next session
or email them links to interesting articles and free therapy programs
harkening back to my bad old days as a high school teacher05/07/2017 #28 Anonymous#27 sometimes the most obvious is the least obvious, maybe because we swim in a sea of mind control. I've had the strangest string of odd luck and sad news from home, then back at work to listen to "I hate people" all day long and I think I might let out a Munsch like scream! Aka, I'm feeling so ready for the road today.lol First I have to find my rose coloured glasses, remind myself to stay in my own LOVE people lane, and read your next article. :)05/07/2017 #27 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#25 I did pause for a while, editing that call to action, away from some of the lesser centricities.
It seems so obvious, with just a little reflection, that devaluing life is precisely when we went awry. And then we built systems to keep corporations 'existing' that almost begs these new entities to undermine all organic, sustainable methods of life, living, prospering.
So, I am just going to keep shouting this phrase until the tipping point arrives!
(and of course, this shall be one of our conversation starting t-shirts on the drive to spread love!)04/07/2017 #24 Louise Smith#18 People's lives have become over dependent on $. We hear it everyday from politicians in the media "we have to tighten up our spending and household debt to reduce the budget deficit and go into surplus"
And they almost never do what they say they will and we seem to get into more debt. So much money is wasted on tenders and projects that never eventuate or are thrown out when the government changes. Not to mention costs of stationery, business cards and letterheads that are changed when departments are reviewing their corporate governance structure, renaming, rebranding and restructuring to make it more profitable ! This happened 3 times in 18 months once where I worked. Waste of taxpayers $ that I would prefer to be used to help people in need.04/07/2017 #21 Louise Smith#10 Yes Deb it's the system ! It's hard to fight but creative people manage (I don't mean tax evaders)
My fav things to do are play with my dogs, work in my garden to grow my own food and flowers and hang out with my 7yo nephew !
Almost completely free and no digital or gadgets - quality time instead of throwing $ around.
N.B. Some of my friends complain they can't get me on my mobile for half a day when I garden. It's a mobile free zone !04/07/2017 #20 Louise Smith#8r I have tried from childhood
to NOT be captivated by the design being crafted by the society in and around us
to NOT be a product of the ambiance we are accustomed to
to NOT consider that familiarity breeds security
I don't know if I learnt this or it's part of my personality. Probably both !
But my 3 siblings are all like this. We were taught to be independent and to look after each other and to care for and be kind others.
This has carried through into adulthood for all of us as well.
I was lucky to grow up in a time when people were ordinary not wealthy or megastars,
brand names were nonexistent and peer pressure was not so influential.
I am very grateful for all of these things.
It means I can be content with little and with simple things and with Nature and not be a slave to fashion and fads and media.02/07/2017 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#12 Such a fabulously heart-centric comment, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
We need to stop all these aspects of our society that require and cause us to de-identify with ourselves!
Which is not to say we stop teaching children how to collaborate and share in the efforts and spoils of a community.
But our communities should support all members, as they are, in their uniquely expressed glory, rather than try to deviate us all to the norm.
This task isn't even that hard, we have many examples from indigenous societies that supported and accepted all who were born. We chose a path, along the curve of civilization, were we wrongly though alignment would be required. We've now seen how this dampens the joyful living of our lives, so we need to repeal all the ways we regard humans as widgets.02/07/2017 #17 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#8 Thank you for such encouraging words, @debasish majumder - and I share your questions and accept that we are such paradoxical creatures. We are products of all that is around us and yet absolutely, undeniably unique.
I feel that there was a spark in us, as children that should never be extinguished. But that for efficiencies sake, we have may education a place of conforming and memorizing, rather than a place where each person learns how to grow into their own best life.02/07/2017 #16 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#7 It is all about the children, on that we are utterly aligned, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. We traveled different paths and approach the REQUIRED change from different angles, but we both demand that we change our world for the betterment of the institution of childhood itself.
Being born, in and of itself, should guarantee a human regardless of nationality, skin color, and parent's economic or mental or physical health, certain rights and protections and avenues for a meaningful life.
We can't ever foresee the true impact of our words, but we can continue choosing to voice all that we have to say that needs to be shared.02/07/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 I am excited for that day, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, to meet in person, share a meal, and engage in some soul-nourishing conversations. I am certain that the energy we both invest in our own unique ways to make beBee a global destination will make this meeting a reality, for us and for so many of our fellow worker bees.
We will all be as giddy as kids going to an amusement park.
And that is not a bad phrase to use to start my day -
How can I amuse myself in the joyful cause of making the world a joyful life-centric playground?