- Producer25/10/2016Bee PassionateImage credit: Lil Fish Studios In his Buzz, Unexpected Passion Migrations, @Ali Anani asks, “Where is the passion?” Because of Dr. Ali’s choice of the word “migration”, I will expand on the...
Comments27/10/2016 #30 Lisa 🐝 GallagherPassion can run so deep @Sara Jacobovici. I agree with @🐝 Fatima Williams you don't need to be an expert at something to make change or do something different. I even find passion in the simple things, such as the birds chirping right before the sun rises, the tides of the ocean and the smells I take in when near the ocean, out in the forest- these things remind me of the innocence of a child. Pure wonderment we had within us as children. If we can be aware of those passions that stirred us as children, I believe it's always possible to expound on those passions. Many of those scents, noises and senses allowed me to fantasize or dream as a child, I still find myself doing that and yes, I act on some of my dreams as I'm able.27/10/2016 #27 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsAh, @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali Anani, Again rises the question of passion. What is my passion from where does it come from. Every since I wrote that piece I still occasionally contemplate the question. I think you're correct in your thought that it is a hybrid emotion. I can't associate my passion to an emotion, but instead emotions seem to arise from the passion. A perfect example: today at work I was facing a tedious task that was going to take hours/days but then that 'exploring' part of me kicked in and I went on a search for a 'quick fix' you might say (at least less tedious). Before I knew it that internal motivation, that passion that drives me to discover arose. I was on a personal quest and when I'm there, in my mind world, I feel elated. Then I found the fix and I turned hours/days of tedious work into minutes. I felt like I was Columbus and I had just discovered the New World. It didn't matter that the 'fix' already existed in the software I was using, I discovered it for myself, I learned today, my mind expanded just a little. Whoopee!
- Producer15/09/2016Social isolation ‘as bad for your health as smoking’Having a small social network is as bad for your health as smoking, according to a new study. Researchers from Yale University showed that a person’s position in the social network is associated with blood markers of stress. They discovered that the...
Comments10/01/2017 #8 Devesh BhattThere is a big difference between isolation and solitude.
My experience, society conditions within a set framework and make people assume it as a necessity.
A cigarette would never say, smoke me, but society would entice you and say, without me you are nothing.
If a person is not dependent on social certifications, then it's the first step to enjoying solitude and entering the social space with self esteem.10/01/2017 #3 Michele Williams#2 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I agree. this is a very important topic. It is especially interesting that what matters most is that other people see you as their friend. I think this stems back to your comments related to sharing and generosity as core to social networking. Thanks for sharing, @Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos.10/01/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI'm glad I came across this buzz @Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos. This is an important topic. Since my mom died last year I see my out going Step dad isolating more and I feel helpless because he lives 2 hours from me. He's all alone in the large home they built together years ago. His friends are from Church but they only see each other on Sundays. I have seen this with others too, isolation leads to depression which does lead to health issues. Thank you for bringing this topic up!
- Producer05/01/2017Hive Talk 30 - Featuring Mensajes para recordar/Messages to Remember/Maria Oslara (in Spanish) Don't miss this buzz. Stunning presentation and infographic! Build a Successful Personal Brand With beBee https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-english/build-a-successful-personal-brand-with-bebeehttps://www.bebee.com/group/47892 Dream...
Comments06/01/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#7 David, I like your idea! Bringing attention to older hives in Hive Talk - why not?! We tend to forget some of the hives unless we see them on a frequent basis. Some of my hives don't generate a lot of action either, so don't feel alone.
I created a hive for posts and hives that deserve a second bow (which all of them are worthy of a second or third time around, IMO). https://www.bebee.com/group/buzzing-memories. I feel this is a good way to keep track them. I also have a spreadsheet of my Hive Talk series.
This goes for anyone that wants their hive(s) brought back around. You can message me! 🙂06/01/2017 #9 Savvy Raj#1 Power of Bebee is in the mutual sharing and learning and connecting creatively. .This post is a reflection of it @ Franci Eugenia Hoffmann Great idea of sharing and highlighting some of the amazing hives here.. And thank you for your mention of the Hive ' Life and Living' in your list . Sharing this post in it right away .06/01/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergThanks for continuing this series valuable series, Franci. Unfortunately, I'm still having trouble growing my hive, "Universe, Space & Beyond"
Thus, I would appreciate:
1) Any suggestion which you or others might have on growing hives, and
2) Your mentioning my hive in all of your subsequent Hive Talk posts, if possible and as you deem appropriate.
Keep buzzing, Franci!05/01/2017 #5 Jared 🐝 Wiese#2 Thank you so much for mentioning me and the Egoscue hive, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman!!
You know, I tried something I posted there the other day and it worked!
You ever get a pain in the back of your neck when you've been out in really cold weather? It's because your body automatically tightens up from the extreme cold - like a "cold in the bones". Well, a simple lying position got rid of the pain in 2 minutes! I will add a comment in that post too.05/01/2017 #3 debasish majumderamazing post indeed @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! this is perhaps the U.S.P. of this beBee like social affinity site making it utterly distinct from the rest other social networking site. the endeavor of ambassadors are truly amazing! @Javier 🐝 beBee, thank for such lovely innovation and i wish it will surely surpass any other social networking for its honest essence and the phenomenal personalities, who have the potential to make it reach to its zenith before you expected. thank you very much madam for such honest endeavor.
- 06/01/2017'Because' Life is to Live 'and not just simply exist.' SavvyTo Bewww.linkedin.com To be in every now has infinite potential. When every thought arises from abundance substantial. You can be an impactor or the collaborator. You can be a follower or followed . You can be...
- Producer03/01/2017Hiring Tips From the Man Who Discovered Elvis Presley.Back in the fifties, there was a ragtag assortment of characters, all in the general vicinity of Memphis, Tennessee. They had old guitars and didn’t look quite right to most people — even to the man who would turn them into household names. He was...
Comments04/01/2017 #8 Henri GalvãoI didn't know Sam Phillips had such a heart. Indeed, being willing to listen and being patient are two qualities that pay off in the long run.
maybe you've watched that movie Rush, about F1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. the way Hunt convinced the guys at McLaren to hire him (after Emerson Fittipaldi had left) is a good example of what you talk about here03/01/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI think this is the BEST post about hiring that I have read on beBee, LinkedIn or any of the other myriad of articles, books, etc out there. Where has 'instinct' gone? Where has face to face gone? This is one area where technology has hurt companies by choosing Key Words over Instinct.
Sharing everywhere Robert.03/01/2017 #1 Kevin PashukThanks for the back story Robert. There are some great points in here. It made me think back in my career. All of the breaks I got were because someone saw the potential in me. I certainly wasn't your typical 'safe' candidate. History has proven them right and it encourages me to consider the misfits, the outliers, and those who are a bit different. I think it is the 'magic' inside that makes them that way.
- Producer03/07/2016A Trip to a Fantastical world full of Wisteria FlowersApparently once you step into this wisteria tunnel, you will be overwhelmed by the fresh cent and the beautiful scenery of numerous clusters of flowers lying on top of one another. There are many...
Comments03/01/2017 #18 Andrew Porter#17 Wisteria is a beautiful climber Pamela, it seems that the Japanese have some wonderful specimens of old Wisterias there is even a 140 something year old Wisteria tree in Japan, which I did a buzz about many many moons ago. If you do happen to take a picture of the Oak tree and Wisteria post it to my hive because I would love to see it, thanks again!03/01/2017 #17 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsSo glad you're back Andrew! Wisteria is one of my favorites. I would love to build a trellis over my driveway and create a tunnel. There is an old Wisteria vine that is growing on a road I used to take to work. It has intermingled with an old oak tree and is beautiful. At points it looks like the flowers are coming out of the oak. I'll have to remember to take a ride up that road next spring and take a picture!02/01/2017 #16 Andrew Porter#15 Yes definitely one for the bucket list @Brook Massey and here is another that may be of interest https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-porter/keukenhof-the-most-beautiful-spring-garden-in-the-world that I resurrected just before the new year...enjoy!02/01/2017 #14 Andrew Porter#9 Well Bill you found a blast from the past with this which I originally posted on Linkedin many moons ago I had forgotten about it until now, I think it lacks a little compared to some of my recent buzzes.
#11 Thanks Sara and a happy and healthy new year to you, I think Bill deserves a little credit for resurrecting this one.
#13 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit yes this is a wonderful organic creation, and agreed that revisiting has infinitely more power than repurposing.
Thanks everyone for commenting and a happy new year to all.02/01/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWow! I thought it was a painting and then the other photo's revealed that it is an organic creation.
I also love the fact that in age when people repurpose their posts, this buzz organically re-emerged the moment Bill Stankiewicz found it again two hours ago. Revisiting or discovering has infinitely more power to it than repurposing - the former is a measure of quality, whereas repurposing is the measure of content.
- 29/12/2016Indeed, Sara, we are a work in progress; personally and professionally.The Art of Problem Solvingwww.linkedin.com We are a work in progress; personally and professionally. We are made up of what came before, what we aspire for tomorrow and, most importantly, who we are now. I can see it now as clearly as if...
Comments31/12/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI recently wrote a comment on @Bernard Poulin post about artists that fits well with this subject. I have always enjoyed arts and even crafts, they were my mind melts, my fortresses of solitude. When i entered the corporate world I became known as the problem solver in every position I held. What i began to realize was that the "solutions I would develop came from the same part of me as what would be considered " art". I used the same process of studying the blank canvas or in the problem and a picture would begin to develop in my minds eye. I painted a new reality you might say...Unfortunately communicating this process was difficult to communicate and teach. Everyone's creative side works differently so what was completely logical to me sounded like a new language to others. Thar's why I was usually left to "just do it". That took a lot of trust on their part 😄30/12/2016 #9 Sara JacoboviciLadies, @Lada 🏡 Prkic and @Aurorasa Sima, because of your kindness, I bring 2016 to a close not in a linear way but as through a spiral as you have brought back to me the first blog I had ever written or posted in my new journey. To read the comments I have received as a result gives me the momentum to continue in that journey in the New Year. Thank you. I am grateful that our paths have crossed.30/12/2016 #6 Savvy RajCreativity is an expression from your soul which has the power to explore the depth of emotions and thoughts and brings in the open facets that are perhaps hidden and seems inaccessible and thereby even heal oneself of limiting convictions and beliefs.... Such a lovely story on the art of creative enterprise.. Appreciate you as much as your journey. Have a blessed New year full of soulfilling creative endeavours @Sara Jacobovici.
And thank you @Lada 🏡 Prkic& @Aurorasa Sima for sharing this beautiful post.
- Producer25/12/2016Spirit of Christmas!The Spirit of Christmas is truly in the little things that matter, In caring wishes & gifts of grace that makes the world feeling so much better.In the kind words loving hugs , that happiness & hope can restore.In the simple joys of sharing...
- Producer19/12/2016Why People Feel Lonely, and What We Can Do About ItPeople are lonely because they build walls instead of bridgesThe woman, my birth mother, who lay on the hospital bed beside me and who was dying of cancer was an enigma to me. I knew her only by reputation, yet she was very familiar. As she lay...
Comments20/12/2016 #15 Preston Vander VenGreat article. You mentioned that the deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. I kind of agree. I believe the greatest driving force of mankind is to find a purpose in life. If someone can’t find a purpose, they will blindly follow anything or anyone just to have that feeling to belong.
Reading many books I noticed that when people blindly follow something, this is when they close their doors and build walls. They are afraid of losing what they believe they are of part of, when they are mindless sheep. If you turn of the television you see riots because they feel special now.
Yet when you show them a door or a bridge to the Truth, it strikes fear. Not of the "Truth", yet of losing their illusion of purpose.20/12/2016 #10 Paul Kearley 🐝#7 @Hervé Sabattier Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it very much.
I'm not saying that ALL lonely people choose to be lonely nor unhappy. I too, know people who, on first impression, seem lonely, but talk to them and they are happy. It's just that some people are lonely because they choose to be lonely, and still others are lonely because of circumstances that may be out of their control.20/12/2016 #7 Hervé SabattierThank you Paul. Yes, your post is moving, and it is the same emotion I tried to transfer in one poem, "Maman": https://www.bebee.com/producer/@herve-sabattier/maman View moreThank you Paul. Yes, your post is moving, and it is the same emotion I tried to transfer in one poem, "Maman": https://www.bebee.com/producer/@herve-sabattier/maman . (Sorry, it is in French, and I can provide a translation if you wish)...
Yet... Are we so sure that some lonely people are really unhappy? Are we so sure that some people are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges? Can't we imagine that some lonely people build bridges that are so peculiar that they are seen as walls for they would be too demanding and frightening to walk on by?
I met happy lonely people and as Albert Camus said "we may imagine Sysiphe happy".
The nicest bridges are flying over deep precipices and large canyons, often above the clouds, and not just laying on runlets that can be crossed by footing in the water and the toughest and hardest walls are made of iron and topped with barble wire and not made of hay that a gentle breeze can remove away. Close20/12/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherPaul this was SO moving. I'm going to bet your unspoken words with your mom were already in her heart... she knew because you cared enough to be there with her. As for your dad, I'm glad that you said everything you felt you needed to. That's one regret I have with my mom after her passing, I keep going over in my head the words I didn't say. Maybe we say what we need to and we are too hard on ourselves after the fact? My mom never liked the focus to be on her so it was hard to tell her everything I felt. Plus, she kept saying she was getting treatments to live. I kept thinking, how can I tell her just how much she means if I make her feel as though she's dying? I agree, say what you feel and the regrets aren't there. People do need others and they need to know others care. This carries over into work and friendships too. I always tell my kids why I love them, how important they are to me, the world and their own families and why I'm so proud of them. It's tough when you are left with words unspoken and have thoughts of, "I really wish I would have said this, or shared that.." Thanks for this!
- Producer17/12/2016Health Benefits of KindnessThis is the season of joy and peace, so at this time I would like to share with you the significant health benefits, both physical and mental, of acts of kindness.The following is taken from The Random Acts of Kindness Website Numerous...
- Producer13/11/2016One of the gifts Leonard Cohen left for us.Image credit: eBayThe following is an excerpt of Leonard Cohen's acceptance speech address at the Prince Asturias Awards delivered 21 October 2011. (Emphasis mine.) "When I was packing in Los Angeles to come here, I had a sense of unease...
Comments16/11/2016 #11 Henri GalvãoI think this a very common feeling to anyone who is involved in any type of creative work (that is, most of us, right?). But, rather than feeling like a charlatan, I think we can feel blessed knowing that what we do is actually bigger than ourselves. I'm sure Leonard was very familiar with this feeling too.13/11/2016 #1 Ali Anani"So I feel somewhat like a charlatan to accept an award for an activity which I do not command". Amazing quote and I wonder how many things come to us without ever grasping their source. How many creative ideas came to my mind without know how. Poetry is creativity and we have no command on creativity. This is the paradox: creativity and command work against each other and I wonder if we would ever know the source of creative ideas for we shall command them and if we do our creativity shrinks. Thank you @Sara Jacobovici for this wonderful sharing
- 23/11/2016@Kevin Pashuk, this one's for you. Proof that its the relationship that counts.
I am always in awe of talent and artistry. The guitar he uses still allows us to hear his music and I can appreciate that he must have his own unique connection with this instrument. Another guitar would be like another voice.Tom Ward with his Old Broken Guitar Amazing Street Performer Tom Ward with his Old Broken Guitar viral video [official]. Amazing Street Performer Tom Ward plays his custom made broken Guitar, a compilation of three...
Comments24/11/2016 #4 Phil FriedmanYears ago, when I watched Segovia in the setting of a small NYC cafe, I thought nobody would ever match his accomplishment on guitar. But this video gives me pause about that judgment. Simply superb. I only wish that I could see and hear this in person. Thanks for such a worthwhile share.
- 20/11/2016To ALL of my followers, introducing my new hive, "Echo of the Spheres", (Attn; @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Sara Jacobovici, @Sushmita Thakare Jain)~Rokia Traore - Sabali Rokia Traores song Sabali, along with a beautiful slideshow of africa and its...
Comments19/12/2016 #11 Sushmita Thakare JainThank you for tagging me @Chas ✌️ Wyatt :) loving to join this hive. Being a music buff will be checking out all the videos you share also will share what excites me too.
Also loved this video the was like a therapy which helped me ease out at the end of the day. Liked the rhythm.21/11/2016 #5 Sara JacoboviciThanks for the tag @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. Very happy to join the hive. Love the Byron quote and already appreciate your first selection and the discussion that has evolved. This excerpt from a Kirkus Review describes why I think THE WORLD IN SIX SONGS by Daniel Levitin is a must read: “Music played a key role in making societies and civilizations possible. So argues research scientist Levitin (Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise/McGill University; This Is Your Brain on Music, 2006, etc.), who believes that music and the human brain co-evolved. What distinguishes us from all other species, he declares, is not language or use of tools, but the impulse toward artistic expression. The auditory art of music became part of our brain's wiring tens of thousands of years ago, and human nature has been shaped by six broad categories of songs, by which Levitin means music of all kinds. Devoting a chapter to each category-friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love-the author speculates about its origins and how it influenced the human spirit over thousands of generations. Levitin sees songs as efficient systems for preserving tribal histories, transmitting essential how-to information from generation to generation and communicating spiritual feelings and deep emotions.”20/11/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitOne of the peculiarities about residing in an age with an abundance of media is that we do not usually listen to music that someone has not given some context or meaning to. We are more readily to listen to Salif Keita because it visually captured a scene in the movie about Mohammad Ali in "When We Were Kings" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Rulsk1tWk and still not know who Salif Kaita was or is. With or without context the appreciation I have for music is commensurate to the talent that produced it and in this case the context is enhanced with a nicely crafted slideshow of africa and it's people.
- 17/12/2016I can't remember where I picked this up. But I have a new client who is a very high end corporate strategic consultant, with several different components to her business including HR. So my head is in this space these days. When I saw this, I thought, yeah, the business world would be just divine if everybody would put this into practice. #beBee
- Producer18/12/2016Static Concepts in a Dynamic WorldOur thoughts should help us surpass the static into dynamic action. We can discuss concepts until we fully understand, but if it doesn't lead to change in action then it is static. This wisdom from a comment by @Harvey Lloyd that he wrote on m...
Comments19/12/2016 #80 Mohammed Sultan#78 For developed imitation to succeed you should keep in tune with the times.It's not enough to be better as speed is also required.You must introduce your product before any of your competitors establish a real leadership. Thank you dear @Ali Anani for your thoughtful market insight.19/12/2016 #78 Ali Anani#77 The future isn't extension of the past. Many companies fall in the trap of staying in the comfort zone of their successful past. Yes, as individuals and businesses alike we are mostly captives of the past as you mentioned dear @Mohammed Sultan View more#77 The future isn't extension of the past. Many companies fall in the trap of staying in the comfort zone of their successful past. Yes, as individuals and businesses alike we are mostly captives of the past as you mentioned dear @Mohammed Sultan.
Imagination is seeing the unknown. It is future looking.
I find that spending lots of energies on combating or imitating competitors is a declaration that we are inferior to the competitor. Yes, we need creative imagination and innovation for us to succeed and move out of the limitation of copying others. A copy shall never be the original or equal to it. Close19/12/2016 #77 Mohammed SultanDear,Ali Anani,PhD.When,all the time,we think of the past we will not be able to create any thing new.Most of us are usually captives of the past,but when we practice we can change this pattern.Our imagination depends to large extent on our ability to stretch our time horizon to practice,develop and evaluate.With limited time horizons we normally become static and governed by rigid rules, but when we expand them,we become able to stretch our thinking out side of the rigidity of rules and the time.I can also define imagination as a developed imitation ,when we give ourselves enough time to practice,develop and evaluate what we see we often open new windows of opportunities.Our fear of the market reality sometimes forces us to imitate our competitors, but with developed practice we can gain power over them;we often conduct simulation testing for our prototype products and pre-testing of advertising, in house,before we go further to a launching or a dynamic stage. This pattern of developed imitation is a formalization of the belief ;by good practice the battle is half won.No doubt the mimic hunt with good practice is also a battle half won too;in the same way ,a kitten plays with a ball of string to train itself for hunting a mouse is a birth of its imagination.19/12/2016 #76 Harvey Lloyd#75 In the training/learning of discernment, many stupid moments occurred. When venturing into new spaces of understanding you walk differently than in your youth. Having experienced the static mindsets of those in past adventures, you know they exist going forward. The wiser you become in discernment, the faster you can walk.
Discernment is a challenging sword. To wield the sword you now must see the target. Even when you put the sword down and need a break the targeting systems stays. The combination of the 5 senses build a 6th sense called the life narrative from this discernment can emerge or not. But once it does, you cant put it back in the box.
With discernment we can move forward with arrogance, vengeful or benevolence. I encounter folks who have turned their gift into many things. Within the challenges of sight we must choose our path. Often in my youth i would use the gift for personal gain. Practicing a win-lose concept. I realized over time that this concept came with future wars built in. When i learned the win-win concept i found that each win produced the next.19/12/2016 #75 Max🐝 J. Carter#74 It's not easy. It's work every waking moment of the day.
Nothing worthwhile is ever easy.
I look back and see even as far back as 2003 I was coaching my reps at United healthcare to build their thought process this way.
I always set the goal and then figured out what was the best behavior traits to develop so that I could become faster having to think less.
I have always just sort of thought this way and it hasn't been until recently that I have really thought that much about how I got to here and what it takes to maintain it. I often forget how different I am at times in where I am in the way i think and how I do it in always remembering any has this capability I just happened to do it without thinking about what the result would be,
I took the fools road of the shortest of short cuts my mind could conceive and they just happen to work.
Along the journey of realization if you don't feel stupid most the time, you haven't realized much. I still have these moments daily as I am always leaning and looking for new experiences for new growth.
Someone had to be me, so I figured I would take the job.haha19/12/2016 #74 Harvey Lloyd#64 "It's conquering the fight or flight response and creating a new neutral investigate first response as the natural instinct. " This is a compelling statement. We refer to this as our Auto Response. A response that contains our narrative and emotional ball that flows based on limited understanding or projected intentions.
Your statement is a challenge to most. To be investigative within ones own head in real time requires discipline and a core value set that allows for filtering out the auto response. Most of my experience within management and leadership is from construction and small business. When i encounter this auto response i would usually either hand someone a piece of paper with NO written or ask that they work from yes until they couldn't. The piece of paper was in their pocket and gave them courage to continue with yes.
In negotiations i could always tell when someone was working through their auto response and seeking understanding or when they new nothing but auto response. A few questions up front let me know which person i was dealing. The dynamic responses were full engagement the static auto responses were merely a challenge in manipulation.
Your statement is a transcendent statement. By transcend i mean you have to flow over your narrative to emerge into a investigative state. No easy task and is a journey of years. The gift of discernment is a gift, but is unwieldy in its birth and adolescence.19/12/2016 #70 Max🐝 J. Carter#67 You are too kind @Ali Anani. I don't see it as brave saying it, I say it as needed for our species to truly evolve and if I am going to say it, I am going to live it or I am the worst Shaman in history.
It's everything I have been teaching my students for the last few years.
What kind of example am I to them if I back down just because it's not the popular idea.
I appreciate the compliment in the sprint is was intended.19/12/2016 #69 Ali Anani#66 Your examples are fresh and rich in meaning @David B. Grinberg. I agree and I enjoyed reading your assessment hat some people and leaders have an "hey usually have an over abundance it"- in your reference to imagination.
I don't believe this point has been discussed in any detail. We need imagination, but would an oversupply of it be hurting? In general, an over-supply can be harmful. I plan to write a buzz soon on this issue. I love comments such as yours that get me thinking.19/12/2016 #67 Ali Anani#64 You are a brave person @Max🐝 J. Carter to write "It's conquering the fight or flight response and creating a new neutral investigate first response as the natural instinct}. You don't accept concepts of general acceptance by being yourself. Your authenticity is admirable.19/12/2016 #66 David B. GrinbergI concur, Aly, that great leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs most certainly don't lack imagination or vision. To the contrary, they usually have an over abundance it. Take Elon Musk or Richard Branson, for example.
I'm also reminded of some historic figures who fell into the category of your astute assessment regarding, "...examples in which new theories were shot down simply because they differed from the prevailing ones."
In particular, the world of science has some good examples: Stephen Hawking was initially laughed off when he proposed his radical new theory about Black Holes. Now science tells us that every galaxy in the universe, including our own, contains a Super Massive Black Hole at its center.
On the other hand, Copernicus, the leading astronomer of his day, insisted that Earth was the center of the Universe and everything revolved around it. This passed as conventional wisdom for many years until proven blatantly false.
This all reminded of that old adage, "Every dog has his day." Thanks for sharing more thought-provoking and quality buzz, Aly, which is appreciated!18/12/2016 #65 Harvey Lloyd#55 We work with non-verbal students @Ali Anani. I am more the business aspect of the school but do set in on enough of our operational meetings to understand.
These students are very difficult to help understand the vary basics of human existence. Just to say i am hungry, the concept of understanding they are hungry and then being able to know that you can ask for the problem to be solved. Seems foreign to someone who takes it for granted.
This is why i state "Only". These three dimensions are where we interface with each other and begin to form our knowledge into wisdom.18/12/2016 #64 Max🐝 J. Carter#63 I agree @Ali Anani and in my mind this where we take comfort in time spent if self reflection to evaluate why we were effected to better understand ourselves and if a refinement in expressionless of self or to say is it time to let the old die so the new can be born within and through us.
We kill and resurrect the idea of who we are our ego in the choices we make in the now of ow we express ourselves in the things we allow ourselves to invest ourselves into and why. It's why I say that understanding yourself in the now allows to understand the rest as well.
It's in understanding we fins the courage to say fuck it i am getting uncomfortable just to see what happens. It's in these moments we take our largest steps in personal growth. Only we can do it by choosing to allow it and then seeing where it takes us in the way of experience to validate our new line of thinking or find it to be false. Thought process creates instinct that allows for more efficient thinking and more response and less reaction and less thinking and more doing.
It's building the intuitive self. It's conquering the fight or flight response and creating a new neutral investigate first response as the natural instinct. .18/12/2016 #63 Ali Anani#62 @Max🐝 J. Carter- this is beautifully expressed and to which I agree "We solidify and stunt our growth to continue to refine who that is in order stay in our comfort zone. All growth takes place outside of our comfort zones".If we seek knowledge and growth we are bound to be in a state of instability and self-organizing. This is the way to go. Comfort zones should be for transient rest and breathing in preparation for more challenges.18/12/2016 #62 Max🐝 J. CarterI am asking if a main root cause of us to move and stick to current positions is due to the lack of imagination
The root cause is the identity we build through life where we allow our imagination to stop imagining other possibilities and become rooted in our ego expression of self and will often find anything that would take us out of that as a threat to who we are.
We solidify and stunt our growth to continue to refine who that is in order stay in our comfort zone. All growth takes place outside of our comfort zones.
This why I say what I think is always subject to change however how I think never will. It's allowing myself to constantly be open to evaluating new information and experience as it happens in the now and never limit myself to think their is nothing to be learned from every experience and this is where wisdom is lived.
Not theorized, not an idea, a living action of self through choice.
- 18/12/2016THE RUIN OF DREAMS - by Devesh Bhattwww.bebee.com I spent another day in the ruin of dreams, With relics from an elusive past. The clarity I once had, was clouded by doubt, They had me...
- 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...
Comments09/10/2016 #77 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#71 There does seem to be a different sense of time in beBeeLand.... must be about flow and feeling in the parasympathetic zone... Amazing what a little love rippling can do!
Thanks for the way you focused so many people on the preciousness of community, @Irene Hackett
- Producer13/12/2016The World's Happiest Person has No Job and No MoneyHe says we've come to rely solely on money. But we need to come back to relying on ourselves and connecting with other people. Jon Jandai is a farmer in northeastern Thailand whose view on modern life will make you doubt everything you're...
Comments19/12/2016 #21 Todd Jones"That which we own, own us."
I'm not sure who said this, but man, is it ever true. Mortgages and taxes and car payments and boat payments and credit card bill out the wazoo... All the trappings of western civilization.
My favorite quote on this subject is from the Dalai Lama. When asked what surprises him most about humanity, he replied "Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
Amen to that, my Buddhist brother.18/12/2016 #15 Sara JacoboviciSynchronicity strikes again @Cory Galbraith. I literally just finished replying to a comment on my post about why in this way; "The choice is always ours." Great connection to why Max J. Carter. Thanks.
Just like with my colleagues in mental health, there are those who say no to medication and there are those who all they do is prescribe and monitor medication. I tend to individualize and ask what does this person need at this time? More often than not, the individual needs to be on some medication in order to benefit from the psycho-therapeutic treatment.
All the power to Jon Jandai for finding his way and sharing his story.14/12/2016 #14 Emily🐝 BeeThere is such truth to this. I know people who love in fear of losing their jobs, their steady money source. Having said that, the corporate industry has set us up for this anxiety. Making education, groceries, health services, retail, etc, so damn expensive. Great honey to produce Awareness.14/12/2016 #13 Cory Galbraith#12 Pascal, this is indeed a re-post of mine. The original posting did very poorly on bebee but extremely well on LinkedIn. This time, it's getting a bit of notice here on bebee. I thought it appropriate as we embark on a New Year and reflect on what our lives are all about - and whether we wish to accept the insanity or go into a different direction, if only slightly. Thanks for dropping by. Always a great pleasure from a strong writer like yourself.13/12/2016 #10 debasish majumder#9 there is a common adage we are accustomed with, that 'science cannot solve a single problem, without creating ten more'. but, we cannot rule out, it has at least solved a single problem. we must not be cynical i guess. however, sir @Cory Galbraith View more#9 there is a common adage we are accustomed with, that 'science cannot solve a single problem, without creating ten more'. but, we cannot rule out, it has at least solved a single problem. we must not be cynical i guess. however, sir @Cory Galbraith, your post truly deserve due attention from the majority of intelligentsia to ponder about, not like the insignificant persona like me. i just felt it stimulating and interesting and accordingly share my views. thank you very much for sharing your valuable proposition. Close13/12/2016 #9 Cory Galbraith#8 Thank you Debasish. You raise some good points. The opinion of Jon Jondai is the opinion of one person. I wrote this article, not because I agree with everything he says - but rather, to stimulate a discussion on the values we hold now as a society - a society in which big screen TV sets and cell phones are held up as representative of success. Personally, I believe we live in a sick society and that Jondai is correct in saying that what we have created is not normal. Whether his solution, to return to the land, is the true "normal" is for each of us to contemplate. I hope to carve out a happy medium for myself - still benefiting from modern society, but also downsizing to make my life much simpler.13/12/2016 #8 debasish majumderi am in utter confusion, that whether university degrees are only focused to make our life complicated and fussy. modern education should be treated as a curse? as we are acquainted with toxicity, at the same time detoxification being also taught us by modern technology. how can we eliminate the modern decorum only to ensure a pristine life? however, the post is truly intriguing sir @Cory Galbraith! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.13/12/2016 #4 Susan Rooks#3 I knew about eight years ago, Cory, that my 2200 s.f. house was way too big; I used rooms just because they were there, not because they were necessary to me. So I moved, about six years ago, to a 1500 s.f. condo on three levels. Guess what? I never used the finished basement level except to do the laundry! So at the point, I was down to using about 1,000 s.f.
Then I decided -- God only knows why -- to buy a summer place here next to Cape Cod, on a hill overlooking Buttermilk Bay. I don't know why I thought I could afford it, but . . . long story short, I couldn't and living here just made so much sense to my heart and my head. I moved officialy two years ago and am HAPPY! So easy to live in with my two small dogs. It does have a basement, but it's just storage of things acquired over the last 50+/- years of adult life that I am reluctantly parting with, piece by piece.
I'm surprised to know you have gotten even one negative comment! A lot of folks I interact with admit that what they're doing, how they're living, and what they're wishing they had is more like what I have than they had thought. And I don't feel deprived at all! I still spend money on food, heat (winters here are tough), and an occasional treat. I even bought a new car! But I am basically truly content with what I have.
Hang tough!13/12/2016 #3 Cory Galbraith#2 Thank you Susan. I have shared this article elsewhere in the hopes that it will open our eyes. It has been met with strong opposition and labelled completely impractical for the modern world. But - there are people like yourself who understand the underlying message to simplify our lives. God bless you for leaving the rat race. Bless you for being an example of what we can all do. The best part of Jandai's speech is at the very end when he talks about the insanity of what we are doing.13/12/2016 #1 Susan RooksThanks so much for this post, @Cory Galbraith! I have come to see Jon Jandai's views over time as basically correct. While we all need a certain amount of money -- unless we can make and grow everything we need to sustain ourselves -- the rat race is an awful one to be in. I now live in a 525 s.f. cottage by the bay in southeastern Mass., and I am happer than I've been in years. By U.S. and other standards, it's TINY. But for me, it's perfect.
Bless Jon Jandai and all those who see the sense of downsizing, right-sizing, whatever we want to call it, and find a way to live more peacefully and happily.
- 17/12/2016BEE CHALLENGE
A post by @Max Carter brought to mind an incident that happened when I arrived at my favorite coffee house and I wanted to share my comment to Max:
Hi Max. Today I'm hanging out in my favorite coffee house. When I arrived I found an empty table and unloaded everything (laptop, phone). I looked up and there was a woman looking my way and our eyes met. I gave her a simple smile and nod of acknowledgment. It took about 10 seconds for her to walk up to me and ask: "Do you know me?" I responded: "Not that I can remember" (again with a smile). Her response surprised me: "So your smile...was just a smile?"
I answered: "Yep, just a friendly smile of hello". "Okay then" was all she said but she was smiling as she walked away.
Should it be so shocking that a stranger offers a smile? I don't think so...
Smile at a stranger Bees, for no other reason than to exercise your smile muscles!!!
Comments19/12/2016 #8 José Ramón 🐝 López#7 si @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez, hay parejitas que se aman toda su vida. Tantas experiencias, vivencias divertidas, grandes momentos, tragos duros...
Con las personas que amas de verdad quieres estar siempre. Para lo bueno, lo diver y guai, y para cuando llegan los problemas también. No, mejor aun, cuando llegan los problemas sobretodo.
- Producer23/11/2016An Attitude of GratitudeA phrase we've all heard quite often, an "attitude of gratitude" is nonetheless an important concept if you're interested in becoming a Conscious Creator of your life. Practicing such an attitude brings you into oneness with the idea...
- Producer21/09/2016REPROGRAMING OUR BRAIN - HEALING OURSELVES FROM THE INSIDE OUTWhat is it, that makes you, YOU?Is it your name? Is it your relationships with your family and friends? Is it your choices of food, your taste in clothing, or the things you like to do in your free time? Is it the type of job you do? Is it your...
Comments16/12/2016 #7 Harvey Lloyd#6 No haven't read the book, until now. Thanks so much for the recommendation. We have order 5 copies for our management team. The inside look @Amazon was enough to know it will be a great walk.
The path of change always involves the reconciliation with the past. If not the wolf will show its teeth.16/12/2016 #6 Emilia M. Ludovino#5 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd. I'm happy that you found it useful. YES, change a mindset is always a huge challenge and sometimes a scary challenge, that is why one should do it with professional advice and guidance, as the path of change is full of upside downs. Did you ever read the book "The Knight in the Rusty Armor" by Robert Fisher? It's a wonderful reading and for some a life change book. I think you will enjoy the wisdom in that book. Have a wonderful day!16/12/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd"Many people are so completely identified with their personality and their life story that they don’t understand they can, in fact, change both." This was an awesome statement. The realization of this very wise statement though is a huge challenge for many. These styles of personalities are coping personalities (My Words). Coping and living are extraordinarily different.
Self reflection through self awareness is a challenging thing when we have lived and hardened to a narrative. Can i change myself and live with my history? This is the deep question many must answer.
Thank you this was awesome post and encouraging that the future doesn't have to look like the past.16/12/2016 #3 Ali Anani"For every effect in our lives, there is a thought pattern that precedes and maintains it. If you really want to change your life, you have to take ownership. You have to stop blaming others for whatever is “wrong”. This is a terrific statement @Emilia M. Ludovino View more"For every effect in our lives, there is a thought pattern that precedes and maintains it. If you really want to change your life, you have to take ownership. You have to stop blaming others for whatever is “wrong”. This is a terrific statement @Emilia M. Ludovino and I love your mention of the words thought pattern. I agree and I find this buzz terribly inspiring. Thank you Close02/10/2016 #2 Emilia M. LudovinoThank you, dear, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, for reading it and leave me your kind and supportive comment. yes, I totally agree with you that bit by bit, as a community we need to re-own our truth and wholeness as unique human beings we'are. I believe that with love, compassion, resilience, and non-judgment - Humankind is able to rediscover or Awesomeness and Body, Spiritual and Emotional Balance. Have a wonderful evening. I'm grateful and appreciate your support. Thank you.02/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"We have inadvertently allowed ourselves to become separated from our own truth and this has lead to an inner and outer struggle of immense proportions. We are spiritually and emotionally bankrupt, which is reflected in the chaos and turmoil of our modern day lives." Bit by bit, as a community, we are uncovering how to dust off our own truth. Thanks for starting this discussion, @Emilia M. Ludovino - I'm ready for more balance and wholeness.
- Producer16/11/2016About Writers and their NeurochemistryUnderlying who we are, what we do and how we do it, is our neurochemistry. It makes for interesting cogitation (a big word for ‘reflection’ which I only recently learned) to analyse writers and their writing, based on two neurochemicals, dopamine...
Comments18/11/2016 #7 Tony 🐝 RossiFascinating, Ian! I'm often in awe and overwhelmed by just how incredibly lucky we are to have this 3 lb organ in our skulls that dictates our bodies to build the world we see around us, and powers our unique souls. I'm sure I'm not the only one on here on a path of becoming a writer, and certainly don't know why, or what kind of writer I am - but that's only looking through the lens of genre. This view transcends topical classifications, and is quite comforting. Thanks!16/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich@Ian Weinberg this is a marvelous, fresh, and utterly astounding look at writing from the level of neurochemical secretion. You've explained so much. I mean, you've explained the meta-level of what is going on here and the various attitudes and why, ultimately, beBee will succeed. These facts might not fit into one of the 2 minute investment pitch decks, but I actually think @Javier 🐝 beBee might see why his natural inclination to celebrate the positive is the disruption of beBee - we get to hug strangers virtually.