- Producer25/09/201610 SOLUTIONS TO A HARDENED HEARTLIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PSALM 95:8-9(NASB) "Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness, "When your fathers tested Me, They tried Me, though they had seen My work. "1. A hardened heart cannot receive...
- Producer09/09/2016Flash Forward ...Its Today!To Give ...This was written a few months ago. For whatever the reason, today I'm publishing, and hope you are inspired to live! Donna-Luisa We are here for more than one purpose. I firmly believe that Jesus Christ died for me, you and everyone. Some...
Comments11/09/2016 #17 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley - hives that I own are:
and two hives "A bees Reads", which is my storage hive for buzzes I want to refer to; and "Affinitize", which I just created for cross-referencing of ideas.
Is this what you needed?
PS I also have a spreadsheet of all the hives I have featured in Hive Talk. It's dorky because I haven't taken the time to set up an excel spreadsheet in MS Office 365 but it works for the time being.10/09/2016 #16 Phil Friedman@ @Donna-Luisa Eversley - I like this piece precisely because you don't dwell on yourself and your issues, but focus of reaching out and spreading hope and encouragement to others. Consequently, I should like to quote a favorite producer of wise tidbits: "It takes just as much effort to retreat, and may be more dangerous than to move forward..." (From the Wisdom of Chung King, Second Scroll, circa 650 AD) Cheers and thanks for sharing this.10/09/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley#7 @Michael D. Davis Thank You. I wanted to be sitting at my computer to write this note. Yesterday I wanted to do something different, with my followers, and we connected more than a follow of names with your acceptance of my hand as it were. Social media, can be great but we really need to move from collecting or sharing our names, to building relationships. Someone needs to take a step and someone needs to reciprocate. So if, in my outreach I can meet individuals like you, then I am truly engaging social media in relationship building. (I'm inspired to write a post on this, so keep on the look out for that soon!). I'm connecting with people, not simply numbers of names!
Lao Tzu's wisdom is renowned, but seems is not taken to action by many. Each action, and step with draw a corresponding movement. Sometimes the movement will take us where we think we want to go, and sometimes, the action of doing nothing leaves us in the same place. As I read your comment, my step forward was taken, and like a chess game, I'm doing the next move. This is life in its simplest form. Movement.
You spoke of one hand clapping, and the emotion welled up inside, as yes there is a sound made by one hand, and sometimes its so loud it can't be picked up by those too busy to hear. This post sat in my inbox, and I did wonder if it should be shared. Its one of those pieces where you pour your heart out and then, look amazed at the understanding written.
Thank you for following me, and I look forward to engaging more with you.09/09/2016 #7 Michael D. DavisThank you for the gift of your post @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Here's a word of encouragement just for you.
You mention Lao Tzu's famous proverb of a journey beginning with one step. I have appreciated the wisdom Lao Tzu for many years now and it was delightful for me to read your post today. Lao Tzu also talks about the sound of one hand clapping, which happens to be one of my favorite passages from the Tao Te Ching. It's a well cited Zen kōan meant to help students understand that sometimes there is no answer other than no answer.
Today I read where someone says the easy and obvious answer to the sound of one hand clapping is the sound of one hand closing. However, upon contemplating this I find there is another answer which I have come to personally accept.
The sound of one hand clapping is the sound of one hand opening itself up to the world, not closing itself off to it. Within this sound there is an embodiment of all the yen and yang of human experience. It's said that positive and negative cannot exist or be fully appreciated without the other. They gives balance to all there is.
You have found the sound of one hand clapping Donna-Luisa. By the opening of your hand we have heard the sound of one hand clapping and have been blessed by it. Keep on sharing and I'll keep on clapping with one hand, right along with you.
With gratitude and a Smile,
#thedailychalkboard09/09/2016 #3 Laura MikolaitisI love this post @Donna-Luisa Eversley, thank you for sharing it. This is a wonderful thought: "One conscious movement, in the direction of forward makes all the difference. There are things you can control, and battles you can win. Let the one within be the beginning." So true and your timing on publishing this is impeccable. It's been a challenging few months for me and I need to remember how powerful those forward movements can be; and dispel the negative forces that sometimes feel as though they have a strong hold over your spirit. You are a strong and beautiful person, Donna and I appreciate all your encouragement and support. Keep on writing and keep on inspiring.
- 27/08/2016Cop Drops To The Ground For Push-Ups To Calm Agitated Boy With Autismwww.littlethings.com Anyone who has a child with autism or has been around a child with autism knows the great challenges that come along as well. While they are often loving and joy-filled, an autistic person can also become easily agitated, and can sometimes be...
- Producer28/07/2016Happiness#simplesttopic #mostdifficulttoinfer #takenforgranted#mytake #hypocrite?If the whole world can follow an unidentified notion called God, and hope that everything is going to be okay in the end, it reduces the guilt of writing bullshit...
Comments28/07/2016 #15 Mamen Delgado#12 I simply LOVE that title @CityVP Manjit, "To Be Happier, Start Thinking More About Your Death". Impressive. I'll try to read the article later. It reminds me a very good journalist in Spain, Jesús Hermida, who said in an interview about the people who complains for the weather or the rainy days, "If you were dead, you would love to be able to enjoy a rainy day...". He was very ill, with cancer, when that interview happened and he finally died last year. And I think of him sometimes...28/07/2016 #12 CityVP ManjitI give this to a truly happy person and that happy person may start crying because they never saw when happiness become a prescription. Arthur C. Brook writes "To Be Happier, Start Thinking More About Your Death" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/to-be-happier-start-thinking-more-about-your-death.html?_r=0 View moreI give this to a truly happy person and that happy person may start crying because they never saw when happiness become a prescription. Arthur C. Brook writes "To Be Happier, Start Thinking More About Your Death" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/to-be-happier-start-thinking-more-about-your-death.html?_r=0 As for bullshit, that is not flow, that is the glue that keeps civilization together, once we aware of the temporal joints, we can begin ignoring BS as a human construct and begin dipping into the nature of emotion and action - and there we find all the siblings of happiness including joy. Then there is the extended family and the forgotten and even expelled child called "sadness" - and when all of that comes together in the flow of my own being - I reach towards finding flow with the value of living my life closer to a whole and not just in its parts. As for what others do and think, that is their business, whatever knocks your head back is your life choice I say, for this is simply my trip and I appreciate whatever trip another wishes that does not end in harm. Whose to say happiness will emerge unless we were happy. Close28/07/2016 #11 Dean Owen#10 Great memory! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/culinary-sadists Yes and I'll take donkey dumplings over baby goat still in the womb anyday! :) I think we are experiencing bursts of happiness, just like in Aadarsh's delightful article! But when the squirrel crosses my path, I will always think of our prominent honey maker, @Pamela L. Williams28/07/2016 #5 Fatima WilliamsLovely message @Aadarsh Krishna Happiness turns our world in a beautiful rainbow of colors. Great buzz :)
Love this line "Happiness is not something you can capture in a mason jar and call your own. But life will give you little pieces of pure ecstasy and you must fill your heart with those pieces until you are brimming with joy" - Happiness is complete only when you share it with others !
- Producer25/07/2016If Tomorrow Starts Without MeThis post is dedicated to Dr. Margaret Aranda who posted an article who has seen more than her fair share of strategy and pain. For one that so little she has given so much to so many. Because of what she stands for I wrote this poem for...
Comments26/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDI'm overwhelmed, my brows crinkling and my soul sinking and then rising above because of all this love. I'm doing all my crying now, this moment, because a crash of singing torments. I don't know how or when, I can't remember then. But now I know who I am, standing on sinking sand. "I just want you to behave." ~ my Dad. And now, "I just want you to laugh, love, and smile." ~ me. 💛I'll be the most reflecting beee for some time, now, you seee💛....~and ❤️let my @Selim Yeniçeri, my children, and my true friends and Beez remember me❤️. I lived each day with nothing left to give away. I'll beee happy ~ I'm going back home. God bless you, @Dr. Allen Brown.25/07/2016 #2 Deb HelfrichWhat an inspiring poem, @Dr. Allen Brown, featuring a very deserving bee. I do so love this line: "the time you have on this stage should always be your best show."
@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View moreWhat an inspiring poem, @Dr. Allen Brown, featuring a very deserving bee. I do so love this line: "the time you have on this stage should always be your best show."
@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD is sharing her life's voltage each day is so very many ways. She comes with her own lighting rig for any stage she happens upon. Close
- Producer16/07/2016Beauty Surrounds and Supports Us – Can you ‘See’ it?Did you see the glory of the sun breaking quietly through the dusty shadows of your bedroom window this morning, greeting you with a gentle, unspoken charm: "Wake up friend, there's much to enjoy today!" ...
Comments25/07/2016 #25 Kevin Pashuk#22 @Irene Hackett... thanks for tagging me so I could catch this! I've been on a mini-holiday to the wilds of Ontario, and am just sitting in the airport now waiting for my flight home, and took advantage of the free wifi to check beBee.
Beautiful images and words... I'm thrilled my post inspired you to create... and then share your creation.
Blessings!23/07/2016 #23 Mohammed A. JawadOftentimes we ignore our subtle surroundings wherein Nature paints its beauty and leave impressions on us. If we perceive our human lives in its true essence, then we can gauge the expansive beauty of this Nature that's there to inspire us, lesson us and motivate us for a joyous, meaningful living.
- Producer25/06/2016To All the Bees – Flying fast and freeAh, it’s Saturday morning and I am sitting on my patio as the bright, red cardinals gather ‘round our bird feeders in delight. The balmy Florida morning breeze brushes my unkempt hair as I sip my coffee and indulge in ‘buzz’ after ‘buzz’ on my...
Comments25/06/2016 #60 Anonymous#55 I am humbled @Milos Djukic - thanks for the compliment! And thanks for the wishings from the FORCE. May I share with you one of my fave quotes from the 1st movie? (Not that it applies to you, just a nerd share!) "I find your lack of faith disturbing." ~Darth Vader.
- Producer18/06/2016Are You an Inspiration?This morning I received a little note from a teacher (as shown in the picture above). It may have been small, but it made a huge impression and made me really stop and think…In the world today, it may be hard to find someone or something that truly...
- Producer04/06/2016Ali: Legacy of InspirationHe began training at the young age of 12 so he could beat up the kid who stole his bike. Cassius Clay Junior, who would change his name to Muhammad Ali, was a fighter. Not only in the ring, but in life. Today, on this day after his death,...
- Producer02/06/2016Is Innovation Really Wanted?Innovation has an alluring ring to it; the promise of change, of excitement, a new way of doing things and the attraction of a new adventure on the road to success. But do companies and managers really want to innovate? Companies so...
Comments03/06/2016 #9 Emilia M. Ludovino@Gert Scholtz very well written and interesting approach to change/innovation. Though my personal experience tells me that is quite improbable a Manager sought out for organizational or cultural change toward innovation, that's the role of a Leader. WHY? Because a Leader knows that for organizations to change rapidly, employees need to be engaged, inspired and motivated. This cannot be done with facts and figures alone. The root cause of conflict and poor morale within organizations is often the failure of managers to address the emotional needs and drivers of employees. No change comes without emotions. The root cause of conflict and poor morale within organisations is often the failure of managers to address the emotional needs and drivers of employees. Because emotions drive behaviours in the workplace and in life.03/06/2016 #6 Kimberly LewisReally interesting read @Gert Scholtz. I've witnessed numerous companies claiming things like 'we do things differently here' or that they consider themselves 'alternative thinking' and most times it's just as case of the company, after long enough, believing its' own branding. Not always of course, there are some genuinely innovative thinkers out there, I beleive. Could the world benefit from a 'genuine innovation workshop' do you think?... Or should we just watch more David Lynch films on our lunch breaks? Thanks for sharing your article!03/06/2016 #5 David BrownGreat perspective I wouldn't have seen it that way. I guess sometimes we don't want to see the risks and other times we actually don't know they're there. I think the reason is that in companies there's not always the proper research to see when the decisions are taken what are all the consequences.03/06/2016 #3 Ali AnaniThe thing is that if we don't change, the environment changes. Fixed times variable give variable and so even if we are "fixed" and don't change; in reality we are changing. There fore, I agree with the buzz and @Anees Zaidi View moreThe thing is that if we don't change, the environment changes. Fixed times variable give variable and so even if we are "fixed" and don't change; in reality we are changing. There fore, I agree with the buzz and @Anees Zaidi' comment Close03/06/2016 #1 Anees ZaidiExcellent perspective @Gert Scholtz. Resistance to change and maintaining the status at the top management is the main stumbling block for innovation to happen in any organisation. Such companies fear to take any risk. You have raised very valid questions. The answer to all these is 'yes'. But as you rightly said we need to put our mind into these questions deeply and find the reasons for such mind set. Thanks for sharing your mind leaving inquisitive threads.
- Producer01/06/2016The hard yards to the Olympics : The wisdom of Billy Mills‘’The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that, you have dignity. You have the pride. You can walk about with character and pride no...
Comments01/06/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit#5 is a thought about regard. The value of regard is its diversity. We end a note and say "best regards" and it means something if we mean it. When I am watching sports I am watching excellence, we all are. I will watch the Olympics because through regard for people like Usain Bolt I take it seriously. So do governments but because of the sheer dollar value of it - but there are truths I also take into regard, and one of them is the reality of the Olympic ideal - that the idea of the noble amateur was actually an elitist mechanism to ensure that poor people that could afford to compete as professionals, could not do so. This is not something to be sad about, for this is what makes a Justin Thomas more important to me than a Usain Bolt - because there is no price of entry to thinking alongside good people and there is nothing to win here but our wisdom. That is also what makes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills also more fascinating as a result - our love for the humanity in story vs. hero worship.01/06/2016 #5 Justin ThomasThank you for sharing and the comments everyone.#4 Firstly thank you for reading. During my research I had come across Thorpe's story and it saddened me that the institution that is held with such high regard could act to atrociously to those that worked so hard so thank you for sharing the information in the comment.01/06/2016 #4 CityVP ManjitI am all good with inspirational stories but I also desire the face of reality. Billy Mills is representative of the everyday man who is motivated by a Rocky Balbao or against all odds story, I get that. In knowing the Billy Mills story, we should know the Jim Thorpe story because that is what balances my own perspective about the Olympics http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-are-jim-thorpes-olympic-records-still-not-recognized-130986336/?all Yes, the IOC gave back Thorpe only his medals but that was 30 years after he died and they added a nasty footnote that continues to dishonour him. The Olympics no longer represent the mythologies we have been taught to think they are. On the one hand we are taught Olympic ideals and on the other the Zika virus is only a global threat unless we have to cancel an Olympics. I am all for happiness and inspiration, but without truth it is an illusion that transforms into a delusion, and if that is what we desire, inspirational stories becomes simply a selfish affair because then we pick and choose our mythologies and our heroes. Find inspiration in all 7 billion people and in this, Billy Mills is honoured.
- 31/05/2016Wonderful article about how a young illustrator got her start. Many people in this day any age suffer at the hands of two prospects - 1. There are no jobs for the freshly graduated and 2. I'm too old to consider a career change.
On what has become a daily basis, I read stories by people blowing these ideas out of the water. Don't grip your craft and asspirations too tightly, a flower does not grow when it's forced - instead, revel in them, nuture and refine them and it will have its' time to be.
Comments31/05/2016 #1 Elizabeth HarrisThis kind of stories apart from being great marketing for the sites like Bored Panda, are very inspirational. Doing what you love and dedicating your life to it is not something very common (this is not right) and now, getting paid to do so it it just fulfillment. Everyone of us should look to get to that point.
- 20/05/2016"You have no way of knowing this, but if you have a belief in blind persistence, you will know that “keeping calm and carrying on” will pay off at some point." - Russell ThompsonThe Power of Blind Persistencewww.linkedin.com We all know that resilience and grit are “in” at the moment. From punishing morning army-style beastings at the gym to the hero worship of entrepreneurs, who simply didn’t give up until they hit...