- Producer26/09/2016Compounding CommunicationImage credit: Solutions.3m.com We are organic, biological units and as such we are part of what we refer to as “nature”. Although we invented the wheel, we don’t need to go very far to look at why we invented it and what we are trying to enhance....
- Producer21/09/2016The Honey Hive: Lesson 2. Balance and imbalance. Motivational Reading.Balance: so easy and difficult at the same time. The honey hive: How to achieve easily and with happiness what you wish for. Practical course.Storytelling is one of the most powerful techniques we have as humans to communicate and motivate. So, let...
Comments21/09/2016 #7 Deb HelfrichYep, @Anna Valadzko, such a hard skill to learn, but one which is crucial. The world is full of people paid large salaries to distract us from our own priorities. We must learn to balance important information coming in via our senses and disregard the storms that are merely passing fury, then we can shine our light with clarity into the world. It is perhaps interesting that we tend to lose our sense of physical balance as we age - perhaps we lose focus on paying attention to the functioning of our bodies.
- Producer18/09/2016Where old sayings come fromI didn't write this or research this. I found it somewhere, I can't remember. It is informative and interesting. Where old sayings come from Us older people need to learn something new every day... Just to keep the grey matter tuned...
Comments21/09/2016 #36 jesse kaellis#33
David, I will send this to my friend if you don't mind. She is genetically from Scotland and has relations from thereI read somewhere that the people used urine on the floor to make it hard packed. The Amish I think. I'm not too sure about that fragment of a memory. You write in a descriptive manner. Thanks for reading my cribbed essay.21/09/2016 #35 jesse kaellis#34
You don't need to credit me, I just happened to find the article somewhere that I can't even remember. My father used to teach ESL students. It was just something he liked to do. He told me one of the real difficulties with the English language is colloquialisms. How do you explain "He lost his marbles." "He went bananas." "Kill two birds with one stone." Anyway, It's hard to convey. Thanks, Don. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I did too.21/09/2016 #34 Don KerrHey @jesse kaellis Just a quick note, we haven't been in touch for a bit, I just love this shit! Going to share with my boys. They're becoming quite voracious readers and encounter these phrases on occasion. Now I can appear knowledgeable. (Of course I will credit you at all times!)21/09/2016 #33 David LisleI read this with interest, originally from England I moved to Vancouver, Canada when I was twenty. I came from Birmingham which at that time was a large Industrial city, dirty and still smoky in spite of clean air laws. I meta girl in Vancouver and we took a trip together to visit her ancestral home in Western Scotland. Little did I know that later I would discover it was also my ancestral home. We visited her Grandmothers brother, a crofter, sheep farmer and part time fisherman. They lived in a small stone cottage and we were welcomed there. The downstairs part of the house was spotlessly clean and the floors shone. The floors were black in colour. I asked what the floor was made of because it was uneven in places and had hollows where people walked the most.
Dirt. The floors were dirt, this was in the early seventies. Not only was it dirt it was waxed dirt, brilliantly shiny and hard, impervious to water except hot water that took off the shine where it touched the floor. So from the fifteen hundreds and before that right up to the present day dirt floors were actually easily found in peoples homes.20/09/2016 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#29 Yeah Jesse I saw that movie! Which Indian hasn't! :) And yeah, I have seen some awesome custom built trailer homes in some movies and man they look enticing and conveniently anonymous, like a hermit's cave ;)! And you can move at will right? A travelin home sort of!20/09/2016 #30 jesse kaellisRanting
I lived in LA; in various parts of Los Angles, I lived in different parts of Las Vegas. I lived in Reno. As an adult, I picked up drugs on the streets of LA and of course Vegas.
The gym I fought out of in the mid-eighties was on Hastings near Main. My first fight was with a guy from Carnegie Centre across the street.
When I got back here in 2002, I went around there. The devastation was unbelievable; obscene, and outrageous. It was an evil crack wasteland. The miasma of despair seeped into my skin and into my pores; it invaded my soul.
My gym; my boxing gym had become a safe injection site. The area was honeycombed with agencies that are funded to address the myriad social problems of failed lives. It is big business. In front of Carnegie addicts openly smoked crack and injected smack and meth, while a cop stood nearby next to a police cruiser; smiling.
Psychotic crack heads were picking on the sidewalk for invisible crumbs.
See, here in Canada, being enlightened and all, we know this is a medical problem, so rather than throw them in prison and give the larger population some relief...no. NO! Harm reduction! No matter how fucking long it takes. Let them die on the streets!
We don't want to criminalize social problems. These folks got the right to commit public suicide.
Okay. I'm glad I got that off my chest.20/09/2016 #29 jesse kaellis#28
I remember seeing shacks made out of old signs and refuse in rural NJ that black people lived in. This was in the early sixties. My father was involved in a project to build one family a house. He helped out with a hammer and nails. I live in a nice trailer park here in Nanaimo. A seniors park. There are a lot of parks here in Nanaimo and trailers are starting to lose their stigma. My trailer is like a little two bedroom house. It's a nice clean park and I bought it for a very reasonable price. Did you see the movie "Slumdog Millionaire?" I liked that movie. In Vancouver the Downtown Eastside -- it is beyond description. I have a short story. I wonder if I can fit it in on these boards.20/09/2016 #28 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#26 Nope Jesse...no shanty towns or trailer parks here...but tent houses for emergency and rehab ops...but slums yeah...the makeshift tin roofed houses draped over bamboo frames border many opulent townships in cities like Mumbai and to a smaller extent in the other cities.20/09/2016 #27 Brian McKenzie@jesse kaellis In America, my height seems to always come up. Overseas ~ nobody gives a shit. I doubt I ever go back to the States. * I used my dating profile as a control gambit for a Statistics class - the results were that I was more apt to get an unsolicited mail if I was 6-0, smoked, had been divorced and had a Bachelors over a Master's Degree. A response to an email that I had sent followed the same trends. While the study garnered me an A for the class, it proved I am a square peg for a round hole for any of the 6 date site / app widgets. 8?/20/09/2016 #24 Praveen Raj GullepalliWow...that was one can-opener of a post Jesse! Strange how many phrases and idioms we take for granted without really knowing their import! And such fascinating rationale too! I loved that pic too! Such spartan rusticity! Just 50 kilometres from where i live, in a modern cosmopolitan city called Hyderabad, you will see the exact living conditions..same thatched roofs, adobe walls, the hens, the geese, the goats and the cows...in fact, right within this city you will see hamlets, villages, towns and city life, co-existing! Almost as if the past and present have laterally merged!20/09/2016 #22 jesse kaellis#21 You can't be any shorter than me, Brian. I was short, to begin with, and I lost precious inches due to my last spinal surgery. I've been sterile since I was 13. I lost my virginity to an eighteen-year-old woman. She took my virginity but left me a gift of gonorrhea which I carried for about four months until I could get to a clinic in Victoria. By then it was too late. Probably for the best. I wasn't repsonsible enough to raise children.
- Producer10/09/2016Bubbling IdeasA contribution to @David Navarro López's new Hive inspired by @Ali Anani's Buzz.* cosmopolitancornbread.com*All quotes by Ali Anani.Metaphorically speaking Dr. Ali has made a connection between bubbles created in nature and ideas. This...
Comments11/09/2016 #9 Savvy RajFantastic bubbles in the flow, am glad to connect in between and float amongst this spirited lightness of being amongst you all @Sara Jacobovici @Ali Anani David @David Navarro López @Irene Hackett @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Fatima Williams It is indeed such a positively inspiring environment . Thank you @Sara Jacobovici and all here ....and more .11/09/2016 #8 Ali AnaniLet our minds bubble together. One bubble can't do it alone. Together, we shall make the hive of bubbling honey a bubbling story.
Dear @Sara Jacobovici- did I say all these quotes// I may, but without your induction of new ideas as well as those of others these quotes would have never bubbled out.
@David Navarro López, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Irene Hackett and @Fatima Williams (in reverse order of your comments)- my heart bubbles honey with your support. Thhank you all
- 06/09/2016How @Ali Anani sees and hears the qualities/properties of nature and how they can be successfully applied to the nature of business.Complexity thoughtswww.slideshare.net Singing sounds from trees and the movement of tree branches inspired few thoughts on complexity. The video embed makes easier to follow up on those thoughts....
- 01/09/2016Why There is More to Parkinson's than just Neuro-degenerationniume.com OK, World, here is your proof positive that Parkinson's is not just a "neurodegenerative condition" but that there is much more to it. The research results on walking with the disease which I present in this video I hope will be viewed as quite...
Comments02/09/2016 #6 AnonymousYour intentions are so pure, I am at once, drawn to and awed by the essence of your journey: "I share this for the same reason I share all my posts - to Inspire, Motivate and Demonstrate that there is always Hope and through Loving Kindness we Humans can rewrite our own Stories." It doesn't get any better than that dear Gary and I thank you for all that you are and all that you are doing!
- 30/08/2016Marshall Goldsmith offers a "design" worth looking at.Four Simple Steps to the Life of Your Dreams!www.linkedin.com My good friend, designer Ayse Birsel, has taught me a wonderful new and fun way to make amazing changes in my life. She calls her process Design the Life You Love. If you’re like me and you...
- Producer15/08/2016Sharing buzz and links for Charles David UpchurchFor anyone who is resistant to the Honey Bee and Bumblebee memes and theme which playfully inspires those in beBee hivequarters and their UX design approach, let me remind you, as did the creators of "The Bee Movie," of one crucial fact that...
- 09/08/2016Fractals for @Milos Djukic @Ali Anani @Anees Zaidi @Sara Jacobovici. I took a photo tonight of the train trestle that crosses the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania and edited it.
Comments09/08/2016 #6 Anees ZaidiDear @Lisa Gallagher @Milos Djukic @Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici and other wonderful bees, we all tread our own path. But in our journey time comes when we cross many stations. I call it 'points of convergence' where we come together and we share/exchange our thoughts, our ideas, our happiness, our sorrows and much more. But we do not stop here. We again continue our journey with new perspectives, new life and new "I".
- Producer05/08/2016Balance comes in threes.Image credit: prjobcoach.blogspot.com I have often heard authors compare writing and publishing a book to the experience of giving birth. Well for me, it feels more like climbing a tree; each time I write something it branches off into another...
Comments07/08/2016 #34 Anonymous#33 Thank you for the most positive feedback and continued thought. Very true, @Sara Jacobovici - only humans ask "Why?". I would add one more thought to ponder..in the Western world of affluence, Frankl says: "as the struggle for survival has subsided (for food, shelter and safety) , the question becomes: survival for what? Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for."07/08/2016 #33 Sara Jacobovici#32 Beautifully written and a great contribution to the discussion @Irene Hackett. You write, "No other animal has ever cared whether or not there is a meaning to life." Agreed. Everything we do serves a purpose and the root of that purpose is survival. All animals can respond to the questions:
What (identifying/recognizing) – was that sound?
Where (direction/location) – do I go for shelter?
When (time) – I have to go find a mate.
Who (other) – do I choose to fight?
Which (selection) – is my pack?
How (action) – will my cub get food?
Only humans ask Why - was I born, am I here, did this happen to me, do I feel this way, are there stars in the sky?
Our search for meaning is part of our survival.07/08/2016 #32 Anonymous@Sara Jacobovici - thank you for this important contribution in sharing Frankl's important concept of the 'noetic core'. I like the parallel thought of 'the triad' and balance. It is spurring thought energy! I really appreciate Frankl's book - 'The Unheard Cry for Meaning.' In it, he exposes - and I pull this from the back flap: "the absence of the human dimension in psychotherapy" where he talks about the "mass neurotic triad, comprising depression, aggression and addiction" and says: "rather than exhibiting mental illness, someone worrying about meaning of life is proving his humanness. One need not be a neurotic to be concerned with the quest for a meaning to life, but one does need to be a truly human being. The search for meaning is a distinctive characteristic of being human. No other animal has ever cared whether or not there is a meaning to life." I am happy you are spreading the hope found in Frankl's work. Be blessed!07/08/2016 #31 Sara Jacobovici#29 #30 Love it @Gerald Hecht! This reminds me of the anecdote where 2 men go to the village leader to help them settle a problem. One presents his side and the leader says, "You are right." The other presents his side and the leader says, "You are right." At which point the leader's assistant turns to him and says, "You said to each that he is right. They can't both be right". And the leader responds, "You, too, are right." Well Gerald, all I can say is, you are right! You have given me a great insight into the paradox of balance. Thank you.07/08/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht@Sara Jacobovici threes are very "high energy constructs" because of their inherent instability and lack of balance...they are therefore very powerful, dynamic conditions/configurations (found in an almost infinite variety of phenomena in the universe). Their power comes from their precarious, and omnipresent "danger" of the tremendous energy release when their transient (appearance of) balance is lost, i.e., the attention capturing excitement in syncopated triads in music, the fragility of our very existence--dependent upon very narrow parameters of water, sunlight, and composition of plant contains soil...the unrelenting tension of a "love triangle" ( a fail safe topic for fiction) --in books, visual and musical art, and film; in my humble opinion. #2606/08/2016 #21 Mohammed Sultan#17 Absolutely the man's creativity is and always has been restricted by his assumptions and established habits.When our minds are concentrating on a problem we often constrained within this self -imposed boundaries.We should break this traditional patterns and stretch our thinking beyond the logic and the organised knowledge of science.Thanks @ CityVP Manjit for your creative remark.06/08/2016 #20 Cyndi wilkins"Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human." - Viktor Frankl I agree with Frankl's view in that our attitudes about our experiences ignite our creative expression...It is very often that one does not truly begin to live until they have been challenged by great pain or life threatening illness...I had an interesting experience the other day while in session with a client....She is an energetic channel as well and gave me a most extraordinary gift...While I was working on her I was struggling with an issue of feeling completely depleted of my energy when my client expressed to me that she noticed a woman with long black hair approach me from behind..."She's helping you with something," she said..."She's worried about you and giving you energy....She says she's your mother." OK...I'm a channel and I get this...but I'm still creeped out! She begins to describe her to me...very accurately...My mother was very ill in her life and this was a constant source of heartache for me..."She's telling you to stop grieving now...She's happy and she's free." I am crying now...I can not even speak..."She says her body was ill, but she, (her spirit) is well...her illness served a purpose...it is why you do what you do...She says she loves you." I can barely breathe now, but somehow I am still a bit skeptical...Suddenly my client bursts out laughing...Ok...she's dancing now and singing that song from The Sound of Music...so long, fair well, auf wiedersehen goodnight!! OMG...That was her favorite musical! My heart jumped out of my chest...Hi Mom!!!! Thank you @Sara Jacobovici...for igniting a spark in my memory;-)06/08/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia HoffmanOur beBee Triad @Sara Jacobovici @Ali Anani @Anees Zaidi - like monocot flowers. The one seed in the seed coat is their common denominator which is the gracious sharing of their extensive and exceptional knowledge. To quote Ali Anani, Triads are everywhere and we are so fortunate to blessed with our powerful three right here on beBee.05/08/2016 #17 CityVP Manjit#15 Dear Mohammed, the reason we have triads in communications is to simplify what would otherwise be highly complex ideas. The power of three is a fantastic means of communication because we can understand things in three's and we tend not to remember more than an average of 7 bits of information.
Once we learn to wrap metaphor around the power of three we can develop our storytelling abilities. This is where the world of science needs to communicate around the framework of what is powerful about human narrative. Otherwise science speaks in its own language and then complains that religion has captured the imagination of the world. At that point I simply shrug my shoulders and move on with life because science is an important form of understanding - whether that be the physical, the Earth or life.
Ultimately the triad also contributes to meaning making and as intelligent beings we are good at pattern recognition. If the power of three helps with that, then it is a way of opening our own mind to understanding - because we cannot know it all.05/08/2016 #15 Mohammed SultanThe universe,people and organisations,all posses triads .The sun ,the moon and the stars are the universe triad.Creativity,innovation and analytics are the engine of value creation for any organisation which should be kept in balance to achieve commercial success,is also another triad.The triad of the "habit" according to Dr.Stephen Covey are Knowledge ,skill and attitude,in other words; What to do ,how to do and why to do.There's also a triad for winners;gold ,silver and bronze medals.Insuring a healthy level of personal balance of these triads will help people become more effective .Your sharpened inquisitiveness @ Sara Jacobovici breaks the traditional patterns of our brains in their search for meaning.We may have limitless triads that needs to be uncovered!
- 26/07/2016@Jeffrey Strickland wrote a post titled “Which End Holds The Gold?”
In it he writes, “Somehow, I get the feeling that there is no gold at the end of the rainbow.” In my comment, I wrote, “…have you heard, the rainbow is not an arc but a circle. I guess that's why we can't find the pot of gold; it's not at any one end, it's there throughout, waiting to be found.”
I was travelling in an airplane about 30 years ago when I saw the full circle of the rainbow in the sky. It is a powerful image. Enjoy!
Image description and credit: This double full-circle rainbow was seen in 2013 from a helicopter over Perth, Australia. (Photo: Colin Leonhardt, Bird's Eye View Photography)
- 24/07/2016Metaphorically speaking....Declare war on misleading metaphorswww.economist.com Like the "war" on everything from drugs to...
Comments24/07/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitI browsed other articles in the Prospero section http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero and find that all correspondents only use initials on their post.. The same is true for their Twitter account https://twitter.com/EconCulture - I have viewed Economist articles for years and somehow always missed this oasis about culture. The writings I am finding under Prospero deserve greater recognition.24/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitSara, you are bringing to me a far greater understanding of metaphor than I had ever appreciated before, just as much as @Richard Claydon opened my eyes to irony as a means of understanding organizational life in his thoughts expressed currently mainly via LInkedIn. This article further reinforces how powerful the effect of metaphor is and why we should be cognoscente of its power and how that power can be more wisely exercised.
- 24/07/2016Metaphorically speaking....The Eight Metaphors of Organizationwww.ribbonfarm.com Gareth Morgan’s Images of Organization is a must-read for those who want to develop a deeper understanding of a lot of the stuff I talk about here. Though I’ve cited the book lots of...
- Producer23/07/2016My name is 'Chinar' and I am a TreeMy name is ‘Chinar’ and I am a ‘Tree’.A native to Persia, Italy, Belgium, America and Greece, I was planted on a large scale across the length and breadth of the Kashmir Valley by fourth Mughal emperor Jahangir during his reign from 1605 to...
Comments26/07/2016 #58 Anees Zaidi#57 Dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli another extremely beautiful and thoughtful composition. Amazing indeed. Many commentators showed interest about this paradise on earth and the ensuing conflict. You have marvellously described in your poem. Thanks for your fabulous contribution.26/07/2016 #57 Praveen Raj GullepalliSpectacular indeed, the land and the tree! Dear @Anees Zaidi, here are my thoughts, inspired by your words! About those that would take, out of selfishness, pride and prejudiced hate, that which is neither's property...the paradise on Earth that Kashmir is...
Take not that which belongs to
another; even if by own decree;
Find your own space under the sun,
and let them all just be!
Share what you need not,
and let the others be fed;
let not a single species on our planet,
go extinct or go dead.
This Earth belongs to no man,
but the wind, the creatures and the tree;
A Human is just a citizen,
meant to be footloose and fancy free!
Stake no claim over territory,
Let the world be without any measurable boundary;
The only things that divide us,
should be the hill, the dale, the glacier or the sea.25/07/2016 #56 Anees ZaidiDear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD your profound intetest for the buzz, for Kashmir and it's people and your reading each comment with brilliant responses is amazing. The Chinar Tree is overwhelmed with your love and affection. It is preparing itself to speak more on Kashmir valley, it's people, flora and fauna, magnificent landscapes covered with snow and it's sufferings as well. As Chinar speaks language of breeze it needs some time to make it understandable by us. Thanks for sharing and spreading Chinar breeze widely.24/07/2016 #47 Anees Zaidi#46 such a profound comment @Lada Prkic. I also wish the trees could speak and tell their sufferings as well at the hands of mankind. Thousand of trees are uprooted every all day around the word endangering even our own existence. As I mentioned in one of my comment below I am thinking on writing my next buzz on these lines. Thanks for your interest and time to read and comment.24/07/2016 #46 Lada PrkicI almost missed this post. Like @Sara Jacobovici said with her post title: “So many posts, so little time”.
What a lovely post, @Anees Zaidi, and a powerful message too. You gave a Cinar tree your voice, but just imagine if trees could talk, we would have heard such moving testimonies of the suffering of the nations throughout the history. Like Cinar trees in the Kashmir Valley that witnessed the deadly showings, and Olive trees in the Middle East could tell us tremendous stories about bloody history in this cradle of civilisation.
We would have heard similar stories all over the world, since the history of mankind is a history of conflicts.24/07/2016 #44 Anees Zaidi#43 Dear brother @Ali Anani I am very much here but holding my head with my both hands. I am crying for paucity of time seeking @Milos Djukic help on fractal and multi fractal time series and this amazing lady our freind @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD has read each comment on my post and has herself commenting upon as well. Not only mine but I see her everywhere on beBee with same zeal. I must take lessons from her in private if still she has some time left. Amazing indeed!!24/07/2016 #42 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#21 Amen to the humanization of the globe, and questioning our role in being by-standers or activists. But I'm still not familiar with more insight on this, and I am feeling the beauty of Kashmir right now. My heart pleads to understand the tears, whether of joy or sadness. I am not afraid to know. #22 These are important issues for us all.#23 Worthy issue, so so worthy to understand different perspectives. #25 Your quotations keep my goosebumps going.#30 The rustling of the leaves echoes my wails in the wind. #32 #35 Don't the trees whisper in the shade, in the shadow of our dreams, "where all are one, and one is whole?" ~ Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven: https://youtu.be/oW_7XBrDBAA ..."It makes me wonder." "The voices of the trees, and the voices of those who stand looking. And it makes me wonder...it really makes me wonder..."24/07/2016 #41 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#17 I would love to see a Buzz on Kashmir, with the song by Led Zeppelin alongside: https://youtu.be/ZDwotNLyz10 , my fav version. "Let the sun beat down upon my face..." Your Comment is so worthy of a Buzz, I just can't say it enough, kind sir. Please consider gracing us. #19 All the more reason to discuss it more. Love the open points of view, great for those of us not familiar with the history as you both are. Love it all! Teach us! I really want to understand more about Kashmir. Conflict occurs from the time we leave the womb to take our first breath... I am envisioning that the caterpillar cannot be stripped of her cocoon as she struggles to get out, or she will die. If a surgical procedure is performed to free her of the pain of squeezing out of the cocoon, her lungs will not be squeezed of their water, and her resulting spongy wet lungs will cause her to die from suffocation. This has to tie in. Take off with it! Enlighten! You draw me in...24/07/2016 #39 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Sorry; just seeing this beautiful piece today, along with the accompanying goosebumps! #2 We all adore you and your humble nature so much, dear Dr. We hang on every word you say, and this dedication is yet another piece that goes down in the history of the mindfulness you create in us. What a grand teacher you are, to have a student inspired to excel in front of your eyes. Telepathy..yes, I believe in that. Pheromones, twin women having babies at precisely the same time...all these things are in the Great Mystery and Rhyme of life. #3 Ahh! "The Chinar Smile" indeed! I 2nd that motion! #5 I wish you could post a Buzz on that from your unique perspective...it would be folly for me (speaking for myself) to taint these works by reading them first! #7 seems to agree! #11 Yes, the best post, #12 embracing nature, parenting, changing of ourselves, and the beauty of each step. Much to behold, for certain, #35. Multidimensional writings led to multi-angular expressions, all beautifully valid. The piece has as much poetry in it as the Comments do, a true signature of a great writer.24/07/2016 #38 Anees Zaidi#35 Thank you @F.K (Koetloe) Ercan-Kocer for fabulous comment. I am happy you also have experienced the cool breeze under Cinar tree. You are right to call it old wise man/women. My Chinar tree has also spoken few wise words full of wisdom to end the story. Sharing of your Cinar experience is much appreciated.
- 23/07/2016Instead of zeroing in wording between molecules and bits, I think we should take a leaf out of the movement that Jerome Feldman makes, which is molecules to metaphors https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/molecule-metaphor Now the question becomes how does that metaphor translate universally rather than temporally. When a metaphor enlightens me it opens the universe in my mind, but when a metaphor misses it's mark and is but a temporal illusion, then imagine losing Rumi. Ask ourselves another question, with all this movement of molecules to metaphor,how come the world has not seen arise another Shakespeare? The novelty of the new is not the appreciation of the universal. This is what perplexes people when they read the Book of Ecclesiastes where the author claims "that there is nothing new under the sun" - for this is a universal rather than temporal metaphor. Science tells us that there is plenty new under the sun but this paradox does not matter if all we are exercising is a momentary media. My mind is not wrestling with the naming of this but the living of this. The good news is that what we are now exchanging is making me feel more alive not less - but in the liberation of meaning it is the meaning that lives within us, enlightening our own molecules and that which become the molecules of our home. Home is not just bricks it is something we pass on to our kin and kind. @Deb Lange's molecules and @Sara Jacobovici's metaphors are a great contribution, but our life directions are guided as unique pathways. These pathways may form tapestries but the enrichment of diversity is our personal being. This is where I am live and as I understand the Earth as my home, I must know my heart as my home. What enters our heart are experiences and moments that are unique to us. At the Earth level we find commonalities but diversity moves our heart.Manjit & Many?www.bebee.com I am fulfilling here a promise I made to Ali Anani that I will elaborate further upon the private discussion that transpired on 17th July and...
Comments23/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitMy placement of a link at the end of my original buzz about the Metaphor Hive is followed by the much covered song "The Windmills of My Mind" and the singer I have chosen is Barbra Striesand (because in my opinion her voice of this classic is the greatest rendition) and couple this with the extraordinary video chosen by a you-tube reader - this is how I view this share - thank you @Sara Jacobovici - this is the primary thing that I thought of and in this I also praise this extraordinary flow between us - and here I include the other points of this compass in @Ali Anani and @Milos Djukic - circles within circles yet each of us with our own True North compass - is there a better description of a fractal relationship than this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfNhe63S798
- Producer21/07/2016Removing The VeilHe lived in darkness all his life. His eyes were shaped by the environment in which he was raised since he was a young boy. Every day seemed so boring. Grey thoughts haunted him the minute he woke up. When he looked in the mirror he saw an old man...
- Producer20/07/2016Imagination is my brother"I'm not writing non-fiction. I don't feel anything about me as a kid was unique. Except that I had more interest in being alone and using my imagination."John IrvingDo you have a brother?There is a special bond with brothers. It is a spiritual...
Comments25/07/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 That is exactly the same glaring message I also get from this beautiful vision of a writing. Awesome piece, @Don Kerr. You are already a writer. All it takes to be a writer is 'to write.' So I suppose that all it takes for a bee to write is to write a 🐝Buzz🐝 on the beautiful things in life!20/07/2016 #21 Kevin Pashuk@Don Kerr... you are certainly waxing the elephant these days (waxing eloquent for those who don't get my sense of humour).
Like you, I grew up with and older sister, and no brother. You describe the dynamic well. Like you, my imagination was a friend. It has certainly been a great muse for you.20/07/2016 #17 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThis is a beautiful piece, @Don Kerr. I was an only child and I had a few imaginary friends, however, I always wanted a brother or sister. I surrounded myself with friends, which when we younger, we adopted each other as brothers and sisters. Not the same as the real thing but we never felt alone.
- Producer13/07/2016RACE as the New Strategic ModelThere are so many different strategic models in business. I am suggesting a new one here that I believe is applicable to any business. It is the RACE Strategy. RACE was inspired by coal firing. It is important that when do a four-stage process...
Comments14/07/2016 #25 CityVP Manjit#21 In the hands of a great practitioner like @Sara Jacobovici a metaphor is very powerful but a metaphor alone cannot help a person to change, for that to happen the will to change must be there. The metaphor may build bridges of trust but until the individual is ready, one must wait. We are not in control of the projections others have, but once there is that permission, the mirror we hold is that projection - not something we describe but something the other see's. It is hard to say for me because I don't have that much experience with people whose trust has been broken. So the metaphor helps the practitioner to be creative, to try new means or ways, and in this regard Sara would succeed with people that I or many could not. Most of us are not good at waiting even if we are creative - so our profession fits likewise, in what we profess, and find flow.14/07/2016 #22 Sara Jacobovici#21 Thank you @Ali Anani for the opportunity to take part in this rich discussion. From my perspective I see metaphors more like mirrors in a Kaleidoscope; operating on the principle of multiple reflections, reflecting different perspectives, colours, and shapes.14/07/2016 #21 Ali Anani#20 @CityVP Manjit- do you consider a metaphor a mirror for people to help them self-change?
My second point to your lovely comment is your writing "For transformation to be complete there is a constant tending required otherwise people are liable to return to their prior shape". I agree 100% and in chemisty we call this tendency to revert to type. We are molecules and behave like molecules!!! Yes, the transformation part is the real impacting stage as we may become unable to revert to type even if we wanted to.
As dear @Sara Jacobovici is a queen of metaphors I also wonder what she would think about metaphors being like mirrors?14/07/2016 #20 CityVP ManjitAt a time when the word "race" is becoming a politically loaded word, it is nice to get back to the word as a meaning of the "human race" and the first starting point is reviewing the acronym "RACE" and removing or washing away any negative context.
Avoid is more difficult because I find human beings to be rubber bands rather than transformational. For transformation to be complete there is a constant tending required otherwise people are liable to return to their prior shape. Even when we can avoid that, the transformation gets us to the diamond in the rough http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diamond%20in%20the%20rough and then we inspire polish of that diamond.
I personally find conversion of energy as the ticket to the dance and earlier this morning (being that I awoke at 2am today, it is not even 4:30am where I am right now) we discussed practical wisdom and so the employ is as W.Edward Deming called "a constancy of purpose". My friend Roy Woodhead https://uk.linkedin.com/in/roy-woodhead-0395694 introduced me to "action learning", so I am fond of how we deploy and employ.
The one caveat personally for me is that people are not my projects, I do not go out to change anyone, but if we offer an intelligent person a mirror of their own soul to them and if they appreciate this then it is they who have made the change. I do not want to reside in that part of society that has cultivated learned helplessness. The first step is permission when dealing if appreciate we are working with an adult. I will take a brief kip now - it has been a rather interesting early morning :-)14/07/2016 #18 Ali Anani#16 With all honesty my dear @Sara Jacobovici is that the tetrahedron is similar to that of the repeating tetrahedron in diamond (the second image). This is the illumination I had- to produce diamond from a cheap resource (coal). Coal is a fuel and we need to improve its quality and so are people as in essence they are energized, but we want to boost their energy. This is how I thought about the idea of this buzz.14/07/2016 #17 Sara JacoboviciAn added thought @Ali Anani. I appreciate the reference to coal because of all the qualities you mention and for me, the fact that coal, out of "the three fossil fuels, coal has the most widely distributed reserves; coal is mined in over 100 countries, and on all continents except Antarctica." This lends well to the metaphor as to its far reaching implementation.14/07/2016 #16 Sara JacoboviciYour gems are very polished @Ali Anani. I appreciated your visual depiction as a 3 dimensional structure with "review" at its tip. Very crucial placement. I also like the clockwise motion of the process. I am now struggling to find an appropriate word to identify this structure's foundation. The 2 words that come to mind are development or potential. What do you think? What is from your opinion the source of this model?14/07/2016 #11 Ali Anani#9 Dear brother @Anees Zaidi- so it shall be RCR. The reward is discrete in RACE as converting a low quality effort or resource into a high value-added one is a reward by itself. However, there are many other rewards such as boosted morals, joy, learning, discovering, achieving and many more. I love your suggestion as it is RACER and this is my reward for the day. You are blessed and blessing dear Anees.14/07/2016 #9 Anees ZaidiDear brother @Ali Anani your diamond-like RACE Strategy Model is excellent. I see it as a refining process to achieve maximum output. Your coke and coal metaphor is brilliant. Without disturbing your diamond-like structure can we make it 'RACER' adding 'R' (Reward) at the end? Although I see it covered under 'A' (show appreciation) to some extent, I see 'Reward' (not necessarily monetary) as an important component in any HR strategy. This 'R' on the completion of a task will bring lasting 'happiness' @debasish majumder looks forward. This shared happiness will also break the 'law of uncertainty'.13/07/2016 #8 Ali Anani#7 Dear @debasish majumder- I thank you for providing so many interesting thoughts. This time I invite dear @Anees Zaidi to comment on your lovely comment. I know he has a lot to offer. I am collecting few of your comments soon dear Debasish to use them as a core sample for a buzz.13/07/2016 #7 debasish majumder#6 happiness is a state of mind which cannot be visualized.but it is equally a matter. but the gravity of happiness resonates with the like minded people, matching the frequency of wave length, making a bonding by caring and sharing the valence, like that of hydrogen, negative to positive ion and helping to form a stable format of matter, i guess breaks the law of uncertainty principles.the strength of delivering ideas through your articles bears the testimony of how from distant and invisible place you can configure a matter, an idea, fluid in nature, causing such indelible impact on many. is n't it breaks the uncertainty principle i am trying to propagating. whenever, an idea crop up in my mind and feeling an urge to write, surprisingly i noticed, you reduced my workload and deliver the topic in much comprehensible manner, beyond my capacity to emphasize. i cannot explain how it works so effectively, but trying to work on it. value of employ thus heralding a new magnitude. i am grateful to you for many occasions, you dispel my doubts and enable to realize complex matters with ample clarity..your continuous support and admiration helping me to deal with numerous complex mater with ease. truly a great teacher you are!
- Producer06/07/2016Life as Flux: A walk with Heraclitus--Traversing Rivers of Discombobulating Discombobulated DiscombobulationsI took a walk with Heraclitus today. As I took that first step in the river of my daily journey, with him by my side, I found myself reflecting on how that first step and each one following would present a different perspective, a different...
Comments05/08/2016 #13 Joel Anderson@Chas Wyatt thanks for posting this. Well done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVztZI-OMUg&feature=player_embedded07/07/2016 #11 Joel Anderson#8 Sara, a follow on thank you and note from a previous post. "Sometimes not saying anything--just sitting back in quite solitude, listening, hearing and thoughtfully thinking through and reflecting on it all, just might be the important thing." Observe away--for in that, there are daring foot steps that got you to the bank of the river in the first place. And in observing, the associated value of that solitude, the act of seeing the river(s) before you, listening and thinking through it all you have given us a lesson from which we can gain great insight. From you, in your particular moment; on the bank on your river; that in so observing we all can find the goodness, simplicity, positivity and wisdom that surrounds us.. "...To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe..." Marilyn vos Savant07/07/2016 #9 Joel Anderson#8 “How much of live have I missed, he wondered, simply by failing to look? Or by looking and not seeing?” When Nietzsche Wept
One of the things I like about beBee is that it allows us to look and see. Whether anything I write is truly insightful I will leave to you and the others but I do hope that you all can and will accept it in the spirit intended and that in writing I hope that my thoughts leave you—in some small way satisfied. To all who look to see, listen to hear and speak with words intended to truly make a difference all the best on your journeys..07/07/2016 #8 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Joel Anderson. I so appreciate your choice of sharing your ideas in this way. Your walk with Heraclitus is priceless. It brought to mind 2 writings which I think you would appreciate: Sartre and Freud - https://books.google.co.il/books/about/The_Freud_Scenario.html?id=0RAvuAAACAAJ&redir_esc=y; Breuer and Neitzche - https://www.amazon.com/When-Nietzsche-Wept-Novel-Obsession/dp/0062009303
Heraclitus said, "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." I am not ready to do what you did Joel, to take on both at the same time. I am stilling in the first part, "it's not the same river". "Not the same man" is still on the bank being an observer at this point of my journey.07/07/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici#5 I don't have to tell you (but I will) how much I love your writing and your work, thoughts and reflections @Deb Helfrich. so...my next point is not you but one of my pet peeves (after goldfish and a cat, although I always wanted a dog, I had to settle for peeves); the past has gotten a bad rap. There is absolutely nothing wrong or bad about being aware, conscious, learn from and carry along some aspects of your past into your present. Movement, or lack thereof as in being stuck, is the issue. That's why Heraclitus' thoughts are so relevant; to be in the flow and movement and change.07/07/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich"How each step presents an ever so slight, ever so subtle change in direction." Absolutely true, @Joel Anderson. We need to be simply present for each new step, each breath, because every single advancing second is subtly, yet phenomenally different. Calculating from where we were, even in the just passed past, sets us up for never experiencing the joy of the unexpected next moment. Enjoyable walk, indeed.06/07/2016 #2 Julie Hickman"'...sometimes you will be addled, baffled, bamboozled, beaten, befogged, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, buffaloed, confounded, confused, disoriented, flummoxed, foxed, fuddled, muddled and beset"- @Joel Anderson View more"'...sometimes you will be addled, baffled, bamboozled, beaten, befogged, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, buffaloed, confounded, confused, disoriented, flummoxed, foxed, fuddled, muddled and beset"- @Joel Anderson
I've been there Joel! I believe it's the price we pay for being thinkers :) What I wouldn't give to have a famous philosopher to chat with on walks! Your story transported me. Close
- Producer07/07/2016The Space between the StepsJust like the sounds of music in the spaces between the notes, there is dancing in the spaces between the steps. It is only when we become aware of the value of the spaces between the thoughts that we can truly reflect , revel and dance with ease...
Comments11/08/2016 #24 Michele Williams@Savvy Raj, I have found your words powerful and inspiring. I shared your image of the space between steps at a conference session on positive relationships and with other management scholars. I did not fully realize the power of your words until someone came to me days after the presentation to tell me how the concept and image impacted her. Thank you again.26/07/2016 #23 Savvy Raj#21 @Irene Hackett Somehow reading your lovely comment...' Spaciousness is weightless and timeless - true freedom' somehow brought to mind my first post here on Bebee https://www.bebee.com/producer/@savvy-raj/dance-lightly-with-life..a View more#21 @Irene Hackett Somehow reading your lovely comment...' Spaciousness is weightless and timeless - true freedom' somehow brought to mind my first post here on Bebee https://www.bebee.com/producer/@savvy-raj/dance-lightly-with-life..a dedication to this very reflection of true freedom of.. 'Living life in the lightness of being'. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation here .It is nice to know you enjoyed it . Close26/07/2016 #20 Michele Williams"Make a point of actually listening and understanding as others speak and allow the other to speak as much as yourself." Good point. Listening and understanding the power of silence is important for successful negotiations, customer discovery and team work. Google found equality in speaking turns was an attribute of their most successful teams and researcher Anita,Woolley has linked it to greater collective intelligence.23/07/2016 #18 Savvy Raj#16 A pleasant surprise indeed this morning to find your kind words of reference here on this post as well on the dance of evolution in these spaces inbetween . @CityVP Manjit and as @Ali Anani you have mentioned rightly far reaching are these flows in such states that set precedents of norm in coherence.. .07/07/2016 #6 Savvy Raj#2 Must mention dear @Sara Jacobovici I have had a similar feeling of having waltzed along with your reflections through some of your posts as well . Talking of silence ....Yes silence speaks soulfully and who better than Mozart to have said it all in those wise words .07/07/2016 #5 Savvy Raj#1@CityVP Manjit yes indeed and thank you for your lovely phrase on the pause. In such a space is the seat of equanimity amidst the waves. In every conscious step in understanding art beyond the apparent can help create an awareness to embody this unwavering peace of being .
- Producer07/07/2016Lessons learned from paintingAs young children, we all loved to paint. During the early years, we were master finger painters. Some young people ended the formal artistic journey during elementary school while others continued to dabble into their adult years. The extremely...
- 05/07/2016A product of my reflection. Hope you enjoy it.Illuminating a Shadowwww.linkedin.com Angelina Kukkamalla, EPC✔🌏 posted this update: This picture says a million words.... Do you understand why you must shine light in the darkness? Because LIGHT HAS NO SHADOW. I never realized...
- Producer04/07/2016Sounds there is a treasure beneathThe story of sound is truly amazing. You hear sand singing with different tones. You hear leaves-cutting ants making different sounds. You hear the bursting of seeds coming out of their shell. You hear the sound of trapped air in a test tube if...
Comments07/07/2016 #44 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCWhile I enjoyed your article, @Ali Anani, and learned much from it, @Emilia M. Ludovino's comment resonated with me "The intricate intercellular structure that secretes the golden essence of life is an image of the network of invisible nature that relates all things to each other in an ordered harmonious pattern." A thoughtful comment which sums it up.05/07/2016 #37 Deb Lange#35 Dear Vivian - I think we can hear when we listen. Listen deeply within and yes listen to nature. We have numbed our senses. We can re-invigorate and heighten our capacity to understand life through all of our senses. We have become so pre-occupied with thinking, which is only one sense, we miss out on vital information from our other senses.05/07/2016 #30 James McElearneyReally enjoyed this thought provoking piece @Ali Anani, its amazing how much we take for granted. But imagine waking up and not hearing the birds churp or the crickets chime. We see evolution happen before our eyes in the animal kingdom and i think there is much we as humans can learn from just listening to our surroundings
- Producer02/07/2016The Knock of the Rainbow VesselIt was a curious dream. I was sleeping in my penthouse. In my deep sleep I heard a gentle knock at my room’s window. I saw a beaming light gleaming in through window panes.‘Who is that?’ I bubbled.‘It’s me, ‘The Rainbow Vessel’, please let me...
Comments03/07/2016 #19 Anees Zaidi#18 Dear brother @Qamar Ali Khan I am happy you liked my dream. Different shades are scattered around us. This is we who has to play around with those shades like a child, mix our colors and paint our own pic. Beauty lies in mixing of different shades. I appreciate your extensive sharing of this post. Thank you very much.03/07/2016 #18 Qamar Ali KhanGreat dedication to @Ali Anani! This is a very fascinating post, based on very sincere thoughts and wishes @Anees Zaidi! I'm totally in agreement with your desires depicted in this colorful post. Humanity has multiple colors and every color has it own uniqueness and beauty. No color is better than the other. Every color is the best. No judge needed. We all know this. But must recognize and accept the reality to make this world as beautiful as a rainbow. Thanks for spreading such meaningful messages!03/07/2016 #16 Anees ZaidiDear brother @Ali Anani I feel pride and honor if I could dedicate anything of some worth to you. You are a great source of encouragement to me and to many others. Did you notice something interesting in my present effort. Normally we see dream then we walk our dreams. Here we have walked together then I saw a dream. Isn't it? What does it tell us? Isn't it that if we are passionate for something we start dreaming it?
- 27/06/2016In appreciation of ALL the BEES in the World.
BEES SERVE AS IMAGES OF THE MIRACULOUS INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF LIFE.
The intricate intercellular structure that secretes the golden essence of life is an image of the network of invisible nature that relates all things to each other in an ordered harmonious pattern.
The queen bee, who all the others serve during their brief lives, was, in Neolithic times, considered to be an epiphany of the goddess herself. For a watchful eye, the relationship between the queen bee and the goddess must have seemed irresistible. The hive was her womb – perhaps also an image of the underworld – and later reappears in the beehive tombs of Mycenae.
Ancient cultures would have been appalled by our casual treatment of the bees because their dying would have meant that the Goddess was withdrawing her blessing from the earth and that life would no longer be regenerative.
-Emília M. Ludovino-
Comments27/06/2016 #15 Emilia M. Ludovino#14 Do you know @Gert Scholtz that bee stings are used to treat some ailments :). Google it :))). And not all bees sting. In the Netherlands bees don't sting they're very friendly. I've my own theory about their friendliness - With the sheer amount of flowers of all kind and the smell of "pot" in the street the bees are always "high" ... :).27/06/2016 #13 Gerald Hecht#12 @Emilia M. Ludovino as I am finding out; it's local and global, around here, many of the supermarkets don't even have any honey! My beekeeper neighbor and the few shops he sells to are almost all that's commercially available. I do notice that the taste of honey does vary slightly with different flowers27/06/2016 #11 Gerald Hecht#10 @Emilia M. Ludovino wow! I'm starting to learn about this Dom a beekeeper who sells honey to local health food stores and a farmer's market; I asked him if I could watch about the same time I joined here...it's amazing, the way they talk about what's happening with the population and trading queens and renting hives to non GMO farmers