- Producer21/10/2017Only love, please. Firstly,“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing,...
- Producer21/10/2017Portrait(s) of Herb Ritts His break came on a long trip through California with a friend. The car they were travelling in had a puncture and they stopped at a garage to change the wheel. On a whim he asked his friend to pose for a photograph. It was Richard Gere and a year...
Comments21/10/2017 #4 Pascal DerrienI like written portraits and photographic portraits too, Liberation a French paper I used to buy at airports when I was travelling always had one at the back of its paper edition which meant I always started to read the last page first checking up on the photo shot and snippet of life of whoever they were covering. I reckon you would have made a great contributor @Gert Scholtz :-)21/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsMaking the subject feel welcome to their own photo!! I despise posed photos, especially of myself. it's the unexpected, the life behind the photos that I like/enjoy. Get in front of too many photographers and they want you to pose, which reminds me that horrible trend of Vogue-ing! If they actually listened to Madonna's song then; "move to the music..."...capture life. Ritts apparently had the gift for that capture.
A wonderful post Gert. Not following photographers I did not know of Ritts, but this sampling of his work shows I missed out. The beauty of photography is the artists work lives on way past the artists.
- Producer20/10/2017How it feels to be in meditation? Have you ever been under a shower?I am often asked these questions: How does it feel to be in meditation? What is the experience of being in the meditative state? Let me answer these questions today with the help of a few simple examples. Pic above: Source: Pixabay1. As under the...
Comments21/10/2017 #22 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for tagging me on this wonderful post, @Puneet Srivastava. So beautifully explained. I totally agree with your analogies to describe the meditative experience. Whenever I meditate, I feel weightless after a while, and how I love that feeling! I also start seeing myself surrounded by light although my eyes are closed, lots of light, even though there is just a single candle burning on an otherwise dark room. Meditation is bliss. And as you rightly stated, "...with practice, a meditative experience can stay with you forever."21/10/2017 #21 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsThanks for the tag @Puneet Srivastava, my true meditative spot is on the beach. It is the feel of sand between my toes as if by their own volition they dig deeper and deeper searching for the coolness below the top layer heated by the sun. I can watch the rhythm of the waves for hours in total silence.21/10/2017 #19 Puneet Srivastava#1 Oh yes, why not @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. In fact anything you love can become your path to meditation. So, dance, music, and as well, physics & also geometry. Human history has known great scientists and technologists who have been ace meditation practitioners as well. And most were inspired for that out of their own work. :) Thanks for reading and posting your feedback.21/10/2017 #18 Puneet Srivastava#2 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd. So wonderful to read your experience. This is the beauty of meditation, each one of us has a unique definition. And amazingly all definitions lead to one destination - experience of peace, tranquillity and self-realization. Good wishes.21/10/2017 #16 Puneet Srivastava#5 Thank you @Tausif Mundrawala. You have always been a big encouragement for me to share these write-ups with the world. We have recently started a voluntary program where we meditate together at the same hour from our respective homes, while being in different parts of the world. Mumbai Timings for the same are 3.30 AM, 9.30 AM, 3.30 PM and 9.30 PM. Currently though a small group, yet we have participants in 4 time zones and it is proving beneficial for all of us. The aim of this program is to encourage those people who struggle to find: 1) a proper place, 2) a good company and 3) the basic time-discipline which is needed for meditation. Its an open program and anyone can join for as many sessions on a daily basis. This has been a new development at my end which I felt you may find interesting. Good wishes.21/10/2017 #15 Puneet Srivastava#6 Thank you @Pascal Derrien. Coincidentally, some time ago I published a write-up on Medium. Titled: 'Learning Meditation is like learning bicycle.' here's the link. May be, being a cyclist you will find it interesting. :) Good wishes.
https://medium.com/@puneet500/learning-meditation-is-like-learning-bicycle-57c3c9be9eb121/10/2017 #10 Louise SmithHi @Puneet Srivastava
Thank you for tagging me
It's very hard to explain to people what meditation is like if they have not tried it.
So I like your buzz especially 1.& 2.
I recommend meditation to all my clients
starting with breathing, PMR and then spoken form for them to listen to.
Recently I found this one https://kloraneapaise.klorane.com/au-en
which although is linked to product advertising
if a client can disconnect from that
it is quite soothing
My female clients particularly like it
Another fav of mine is by Jason Stephenson
It’s for kids but I love this one! In 5 minutes I am completely relaxed
The hot air balloon ride https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlv6Y1tq1sQ
Louise20/10/2017 #8 Randall BurnsGreat article @Puneet Srivastava, ultimately the goal for meditation is "not thinking", "not doing", that is the meditative state and you brilliantly describe vehicles that help us to arrive at these quiet and contemplative states. I think that @Ian Weinberg would appreciate this buzz.20/10/2017 #7 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoLove this Producer @Puneet Srivastava!! Once I experienced Gibberish Meditation by Osho, and it was one of the most incredible sensations in my whole life. Total vacuum, hiatus. In the second part of the meditation, after the so strong noise we were making (40 people in a room), my mind was just standing there, don't know where, just stopped there.
For me meditation is consciousness of the present moment. Running and swimming are my best ways for meditation. I need action to stop. Funny. 💫20/10/2017 #5 Tausif MundrawalaI consider it as aqua therapy which heals us from within. Whenever time permits I indulge myself in this rejuvenating process after rigorous workout. Our skin, vital organs and the very core of our being blesses us with tranquility and an experience which can't be expressed in words. Before indulging we need to calm ourselves from within because like everyday ritual we would be pouring that mug full of water with the intent of cleaning our bodies. Am highly thankful to my reading habit and my yoga instructor who taught me to be disciplined enough with my body.
You have always invoked those vivid memories which I left behind in Kaivalyadham. Am glad that you tagged me for this wonderful buzz, my friend @Puneet Srivastava20/10/2017 #4 Lisa VanderburgI thoroughly enjoyed this buzz, @Puneet Srivastava; I found it very calming! To be honest I can't remember a time I have felt at peace for anything other than a moment, so this is a great break from the mayhem of my life.
When my husband was in his 3rd or 4th year of Parkinson's, we do meditation together, following some advise that it would be good for his tremor - it was to a degree. We also did breathing techniques to help calm his system; one was to laugh in different ways, slowly to fully...we ended up in hysterics!
Like @Harvey Lloyd mentioned in his comment (although I'm absolutely sure he's a lot better at it than I!), moments of serenity, peace or calm only happen when I stop to see the immense beauty of God's beautiful earth. Lovely piece and peace!
- Producer21/10/2017What Lyme Looks Like InsideI did this pic to show people what Lyme Disease does to ones body. It is hell on earth, and even worse with no support and people think we're faking. It has become a pandemic of epic proportions. Help spread the word. It by far was the worst thing...
- Producer19/10/2017Thursday Thought: KindnessI'm sure I'm not the only human on the planet to be fearful lately; many of our leaders are stomping around, saying stupid things, going back and forth on fundamental ideas of love and kindness, and generally keeping many of us up at night worrying...
- Producer20/10/201710 Tips on How to Become a Thought LeaderI get asked frequently how I got to be a contributor for a major platform like Entrepreneur. In fact, every time one of my articles get published on any of the several well-known platforms I write for, I get Facebook, Linkedin and beBee messages and...
Comments21/10/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI like your views on writing--so true. I'm emerging from a bout of who-knows-what, and my connection to the keyboard has been tenuous. I write what I think is delicious stuff in my head, cannot drag myself to the keyboard and lose my trains of thought--causing what I have in my head to be excreted like waste.20/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood this is a masterpiece. It is thorough and factual. One question I have for you. You wrote "thought leader is to have continuous high-engagement posts on your topic". How do you define engagement? We know that the percentage of readers who comment is less than 1%.
- Producer21/10/2017Tangier, A Tantalizing Taste of One Of Morocco's Most Cosmopolitan Cities.First published in Arabian Air, October 2017It’s a stifling hot day, the sun beating down from an azure blue sky as I make my way down the twisting, crooked passageways and lanes laid out like an intricate and confusing puzzle that make up Tangier’s...
- ProducerEmploying PlayfulnessPlay is not just for fun. It lights up the brain like nothing else. Playfulness is essential for our survival. It is the glue that builds trust and inspires risk taking. The National Institute of Play and researchers at McGill University...
Comments21/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams"Playing" is how I've developed some of my best solutions as an Analyst. I actually use the word Play to describe what I do when I'm trying to create a metric that answers a question posed by those who depend on me for those answers. Data and number manipulation is a form of art; only the final picture has very practical applications, or so I hope. Sometimes the metric isn't what was desired but I sure had fun getting there. I'm sure even Michelangelo didn't always create a Masterpiece! :-) You have to like what you do and when you don't; Play! It changes your attitude and gets your creative juices flowing
- Producer21/10/2017What is Your Limiting Factor?What Limiting Factors Are Keeping You From Reaching Your Nutrition Goals?Everyone has different genetics and live different lives with different environmental influences. You could spend the next year coming up with a list of factors that might be...
- Producer21/10/2017The calm before the stormHey, are you retired or you are thinking of retiring? 10,000 Boomers a day are still moving into retirement. Retirement could be part-time or it could be full time. However, you decide to take your retirement remember it’s OK. Everything is fine....
Comments21/10/2017 #2 Royce Shook#1 I tended to agree, but many of my friends are worried about leaving work behind and I have been to retirement seminars where the message is that once you make the decision to retire, you cannot change your mind. This message is of course not true, but many believe this and are nervous about taking this step. I agree with the idea just do it, but for some the unknown of retirement is scary. Boomers are changing what it means to be retired. We are living longer, healthier and having more fun in retirement than the previous generations
- Producer20/10/2017The clash between the sun and the moonHard concrete walls in the face of humidity and over time are breaking up, thoughts crystallized over time are changing, empires fail to succumb to time and the world is changing, dreams go and modify, soften, melt like sand to fly with the air....
- Producer20/10/2017MUSICAL DECADES - 1940s - Big Band LeadersLet's go back to the 1940s today for a second round of Big Band Leaders. If you missed Part 1, click here.A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s...
Comments21/10/2017 #6 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsEnjoyed the trip through the Big Band Era. I started listening to Big Band as a result of the I Love Lucy show and "Ricky's" band at the club :-). It's when I watched Jimmy Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story (yes before my time but I'm also a lover of old movies) and how Glenn Miller went in search of "the sound" that I became fascinated with the process. I learned to admire and respect the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into developing the music so many take for granted.
- Producer20/10/2017Bob Marley, an international musical and cultural iconStarting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers , he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to...
Comments21/10/2017 #21 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI agree @Javier 🐝 beBee; music makes me better. No matter how tough the day I climb in my car, turn on the music and if the right song comes on I sing along. By the time I get home the tough day has drifted away and I'm all better :-)! I'm a Marley fan and have one of his albums on my phone.21/10/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat artist who spoke true words! "“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.”
Truth! "Get up stand up..." Oh so many great songs with great messages. Thanks for the reminder @Javier 🐝 beBee21/10/2017 #14 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAWell, Bob Marley was my fellow Jamaican and, without a doubt, he has had a global impact. He rose from poverty to leave not only a musical legacy but a financial legacy that has made his children millionaires. All this he accomplished in a very short lifetime.
- Producer20/10/20173 Things About Food Additives You Need To KnowWhether its purpose is to preserve food, or make it look and taste more appealing, food additives are everywhere. They have become so common in our grocery stores that we often don't even think twice before we purchase food that has had chemicals...
- Producer20/10/2017The Larger Business Lessons From My Recent Home RenovationToday is the beginning of the tenth month in our new home in St Catharines.During that time, quite a few things have happened around the house to the tune of close to well, let’s just say middling to high five figures, and we’re not done yet.What we...
Comments21/10/2017 #4 Jerry FletcherJim, You are one of the good guys mentioning the contractors and their positive service. I've found that the little guys that succeed understand that it is all about getting to trust--with the customer, prospect and community at large. Those that deliver stay in business particularly in the personal service markets.21/10/2017 #2 Phil FriedmanWell, Jim, customer service these days is unfortunately taken to mean a pleasant voice at the other end of a telephone connection, frequent robotic status updates on one's order, repetitive delivery tracking information, the ubiquitous annoying and time-consuming (and invariably ignored) customer satisfaction survey, and the AI-generated suggestions to follow-up buying of products pretty much like the one you just bought (without any explanation why in the world the CRM Robot thinks you would want to buy something almost identical to what you just bought). The current concept of Customer Service was created and kept inflated by the purveyors of CRM software -- who as is usual in the software sector, can't solve your real problem, and so re-visualize your problem as something that they can, in their limited wisdom, actually deal with. Cheers!
- Producer20/10/2017The Pretty Woman Guide to RecruitingA few years ago, a movie came out that dealt with a thorny topic in a tongue in cheek way. Not how to deal with horseshit on your Manolo Blahniks while watching polo...it dealt with recruitment (one of the most highly charged topics on Linkedin,...
- Producer20/10/2017A Fabulous Friday Funday!Why is it fabulous? Well, I live in the northeast part of the U.S., and it’s late October. Our normal temperatures are around 60 for this time of year, but we’ve been treated lately to temps nearing 80! And it’s Friday, the start of a weekend to end...
Comments21/10/2017 #14 Proma 🐝 NautiyalI loved them all, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! First of all, once I saw the skiing rabbit, I couldn't find the bird again (at least for some time). That followed by the double positives, the essay on peas, the grammar doctor badge, and finally the mommy cat who ran out of toner, made my day. Thank you so much for the lovely buzz!21/10/2017 #6 Ken BoddieKittens on the nipple,
Looking for their tipple?
Racoons taking fright,
When the light's too bright?
Bunnies on skis?
Come on, please!
By happy hippo folks?
And a language that kills?
Funny though they be,
They're all too tall for me.
So please don't think me trite,
When I say "yeah, right."
But, seriously, Susan,
I'm not cruisin' for a bruising',
Just don't know what I'd do,
On Fridays without you.
- Producer19/10/2017Can we live in an environment as One in Truth and without Fake News….?I was recently having some very deep conversations with friends around life, the subject matter was ‘Do we live a life of One, Whole and in Truth?’, the general consensus of this conversation was that ‘life’ is incredibly complex, there are lots of...
Comments20/10/2017 #4 Lisa VanderburgExceptional buzz that raises conflicting answers in me @Geoff Hudson-Searle! I'll try and clarify. Okay, so what is truth? Is it something tactile, sensory? No, we know the element of truth is not simply contained in such limited boundaries. We know love, but even though there are biological markers for attraction or arousal, love can't be quantified either. Faith; how about that? We know faith because we believe in things like...love and truth, for example.
Personally, I don't know myself...not really. I might know there are predictors particular to me but they don't become truth unless tested. To say I am certain of anything outside of my faith in a Creator that is not confined to space and time would be untrue. Maybe we know too much. Maybe not enough; either way, our lives are simply too short (mine, too chaotic) to put fully into use what I have learned. Does not mean you haven't though!19/10/2017 #2 Harvey LloydLove is a spiritual word, mythical if you will. Science can't explain it, but society longs for it in many variations. The statistics are not surprising since the questions asked could only, probably only questions of material world processes/physical. Love is not something the material world can grasp or explore because as your final quote stated, love has nothing to offer the material world but a smile of a child.
It is difficult to find peace in a world that measured materially rather than spiritually. The competitive nature of man is unleashed when materialism is at the front. The compassion of man is released only when love is genuine and is motivated spiritually.
It is difficult to have a foot in both worlds/concepts. The truth is relative to the world in which you choose to live. The material world requires fake news to feed the material fire of progress. Fake news destroys our love and spiritual realm in creating cognitive dissonance, because we attempt to survive in both.
- Producer20/10/2017Apple Cider Vinegar.What are the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar? There are many benefits of apple cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar is fantastic for all sorts of ailments, however, not because of it's nutritional content, but from the ability to acidify the...
Comments21/10/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsWas just making out my grocery list so Thanks for the ACV reminder! Don't know if I will try the drink but I love adding it to steamed spinach or good ole southern collard greens. Since Kale has become all the rage (I call it the new Spinach) I'll have to try it with some ACV. I did know from personal experience that it helps with acid reflux which I suffer from when I eat too many sweets, so anything with ACV fixes the problem. Thanks for the healthy share @Donald 🐝 Grandy20/10/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI believe ACV to have many uses and can be beneficial for various ailments. The same applies to ACV, as it does anything else, and that is what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. Personally, I find it to be very useful.
- Producer20/10/2017Did you get your flu shot?Influenza is an infectious disease caused by a virus. Clinically it progresses as an acute inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. Its onset is usually sudden, from a state of full health. It often begins with chills, a headache and a fever...
- Producer17/10/2017Urgent or Important“I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke these words in 1954 to a gathering of church leaders. It is interesting to hear...
Comments20/10/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI have a lot of important but not urgent tasks to work on. I'm a procrastinator (not sure why) and I tend to put off the important tasks until closing in on a deadline. I need to work on that because it only adds to anxiety levels increasing and not enjoying : 'not urgent, not important.' Great buzz @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven17/10/2017 #8 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#3 @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris I agree, it is both. I feel that beBee is Urgent because for to create good relationships it we must keep in contact with other bees whom support us and vice versa. It is Important for me because it is not just a social media site yet a growing asset for my business growing at exponential speed. Yet, to help those who are asking me, I need to give it at least some of my daily attention.17/10/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#1 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. When I first wrote this last year on my blog, I did it because my friend gave me Matrix challenge. His challenge for me was: Write down your goals, and write down your average daily actions. Now where on the chart do the land compared to your goal. It was then I realized that many of my actions were activities and not actions.
For example, I read, listened, and associated with those who were teaching me. Yet, these were activities that would not produce fruit toward my goal. I needed to change my focus of what I thought was action.
- Producer17/10/2017Chocolate Cynicism: The Covert Bullet Aimed at CreativesThere’s a flavor that has been growing in this culture that has turned my head. It’s not a familiar flavor like I experienced growing up. In my teens I would frequent the famous ice cream chain called “31 Flavors.” Back then, people would have this...
Comments20/10/2017 #14 Dave Worthen#13 Thank you very much, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! You are a great writer too! You took the chocolate analogy and ran with it! I’m glad you liked my article. Really, it is a beacon to all creatives. And your husband is lucky to have you point these things out because because creatives often are still stunned from the covert bullet.20/10/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 GallagherExcuse the phrase but, this was a kick ass article @Dave Worthen! I've seen chocolate ice cream with a hint of crap splattered on my husband's face more than once. I have to point it out because he may not see it or feel the coldness of it until it begins to harden and become sticky. Great tips and I love the analogies you used. Sometimes, it may take a loved one (observant responder) to notice the build up before the person that is experiencing even realizes. Honesty is really a good thing at that point.
- Producer14/10/2017Why I Live Where I Live.Lately, when I travel I am often asked the question as to where I live and, when I give my answer the reply is almost always “why?” Now, I do tend to find this question to be a little strange as for many years I lived in the UK, Australia,...
Comments19/10/2017 #29 Randall BurnsGreat post @Paul Walters and I can definitely relate, (Love to travel and not just "visit" but "Live" everywhere)
"A place is just a place, it is the people that make it a "Home"
One more for you referring to your sentiment of, "It’s not ‘perfect’ here, for no place anywhere can attain that lofty perch"
"We live in a perfect world, it is our perception that makes us think we do not"18/10/2017 #28 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI wish I had the means to join you in paradise my friend. Chaos I can accept, it is all the traits you describe about the West that have made me a stranger in my own country. I spent a week staring at the ocean (I actually only worked 2 full days) trying to find that peace the ocean always brings me, but cars on the beach, still too many tourists, my peace eluded me. I don't need to ask you Why, I understand perfectly. It's not about having more, it's about experiencing Life in all its glory16/10/2017 #26 Philippe Chaniet#24 Well, I know Indonesia somewhat from the pollution of Jakarta to far more seducing far away cities. Nature is stunning but it is also often utterly destroyed like for plantations in Kalimantan. Human culture is surprisingly diverse with a not so overwhelming veneer of Islam. Coming from Japan, what I would be missing is the high tech buzz of Tokyo where I work for example. I know I would lose cleanliness but that it would be replaced with kindness. But it is indeed a vast country so if your point is to say that I am missing a lot, I can concede it readily. Now, about coming to Indonesia to change my mind... ;-)15/10/2017 #25 Nicole Leigh West"The spectacular landscapes dotted with majestic mountains peppered with volcanoes whose sole purpose seems to be to try and reach up and touch a sky, delicious with stars. Indonesia has the ability to seduce and, when one has succumbed to her charms she will call like a plaintive siren from the sea each time you try and leave her." Seriously? Would that I had written it. It's exactly how I feel about it, without knowing it. Riveting, emotive words @Paul Walters14/10/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 ManjitInteresting point you made about the respect for age in Indonesia compared to the orderly "geriatric-hotels" created in the West for people who are considered past their sell-by-date in the West. I also do find the topography of so many islands in Indonesia to be an interesting cultural facet of Indonesia. The passion you personally have shines through on the page, that is perhaps a greater testimony because you do make places come alive, even to the point where a part of us wonder why we are not making the same choices you have!
- Producer17/10/2017Confirmation Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life ChoicesYou walk into your first yoga class. You’re a little insecure about your weight and how your yoga clothes cling to your body revealing every flaw. You’re nervous about making a fool of yourself. Your eyes instantly zoom onto the fit...
Comments19/10/2017 #7 Harvey Lloyd#5 I thought it most interesting within the post here that confirmation bias is connected to cognitive dissonance. This really opened up some insight for myself as i was aware of both, but in different contexts. Thanks @Nir Eyal View more#5 I thought it most interesting within the post here that confirmation bias is connected to cognitive dissonance. This really opened up some insight for myself as i was aware of both, but in different contexts. Thanks @Nir Eyal. Great post. Close19/10/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#4 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for tagging me to this super buzz. In fact, you did me a favor as I was in the process of finishing by buzz of today on Lopsided Thinking in Marketing and Sales when I noticed your tag. I interrupted m ywriting to include this idea from this buzz "There is just too much information to process". I did and linked my buzz to this one.
@Nir Eyal- we did have exchange of messages between us on habit marketing almost a year ago. Now, I truly enjoyed reading your buzz and the style with which you produced it. Information bias is truly problematic and you explained it beautifully here.