- Producer26/07/2017True Talent seldon recognized ....Let me first start here to pay my Respect to all individuals and professionals having keen eye for True Talent, you are belonging to the Remarkable upper 4% and 1% league of your game.War for TalentA phrase running globally around .... meaning...
- Producer24/07/2017It's free and it's more than you think .....SummertimeAs I am accustom to, being half Italian, the privilege to go to Liguria Italia. In Laiguelia, near Albenga, time has stand still. That is, Italian style. Everything is there, if you know how and where to look...In the midst of all kinds...
Comments25/07/2017 #3 Numo Quest#2 I know it's universal and very happy to read your reflection how the universal principle is working anywhere. In most instances they don't mind the understandable imperfection yet treasure the effort you make. From my humble experience I manage to make every stay, anywhere, this way an unforgettable experience. Great to read you share the same. :O)25/07/2017 #2 Jerry FletcherNumo,
Your advice works around the world...at least where I have visited. Any attempt in the language of the country one visits will bring out the love. And, it works at home as well. I became a favored customer by simply saying thank you in Korean. My coffee is served European style because I said "Bonjour" to the owner.
The mother tongue is a shortcut to the heart.
- Producer22/07/2017The road to nothingness - an experience with mindfulnessMindfulness is apparently on everyone's radar these days and for good reason. We're increasingly and maddeningly succumbing to the stress we apparently welcome and seek out in our modern-day lives of busyness.It's crazy really what we're doing to...
Comments24/07/2017 #18 Nicole ChardenetI hear you, Don. I've been engaging in mindfulness for the past year and while I'm still not very good at it, I've learned a *lot* and have really begun to mellow out. Being in the present moment can be difficult the way our brains are wired but as you point out they're *not* "hard-wired". We can change them, the way we think, the way we process experience, the way we look at the world. It takes the focus off "How is it the rest of the world's fault that I'm not happy?" and places the source (not the *blame*) - where it belongs - within yourself. The happiness is there for the taking. The fact that you're not happy doesn't mean you're stupid or it's your fault, you just haven't found it yet.
It's particularly difficult when you're dealing with a situation of great change and suffering - like your wife's illness. Earlier this year, my mother got very sick and it was a touchy few months for my brother and I. Mindfulness and meditation helped me manage my emotions around possibly losing my mother better than I would have if I hadn't had the practice. Mom is okay - for now - but her time here is limited. Not only do I have fair warning but now I can appreciate whatever time we have left and be grateful for it.
Best of luck to you and Kate, Don.23/07/2017 #17 Praveen Raj GullepalliBeautifully expressed dear Don. The moments of clarity and peace are increasingly becoming rare in the modern milieu. Info overload. Stress overkill. Occupational hazards. All on the rise. Mindfulness (with its corollaries of rhythmic breathing, relaxation, introspection, detachment, tolerance, contemplation) does help put life and living into a different (more meaningful) perspective and can bring about sea changes. If only the horse would learn to drink from the water :)
Our world (and even the Universe at large) is nothing but a conglomeration of intersecting individual and collective karmic cycles (cause-effect events). To go beyond the Self we must first fathom ourselves. And mindfulness is the key to it.23/07/2017 #16 Jim MurrayNicely done my fellow Beezer. Over the past while I have started to spend more time trying to just start at myself through my mind's eye. So far it has produced an idea that I can work on during the long winter months, a lessening of tension and definitely more clarity of thought, or mindfulness. I don't call this meditation although I suppose that's what it is. It's nice to see the elements laid out the way you have done here, through. I will print them out and stare at them for a while. Thanks for the wisdom.22/07/2017 #15 Alan Culler@Don 🐝 Kerr
"The road to nothingness is cratered with potholes, surrounded by flashing neon lights and sparkly roadside attractions, fast-food joints, and amusement parks; the hurdy-gurdy man is playing in the back seat while Led Zeppelin screams from the car stereo at volume 10." LOL
I surely have days like that .
I've been meditating for about 10 years -this round -just about 20 minutes each morning. I've tried to add an afternoon session, but usually about that time my five-year-old-lab-who-still-thinks-she's-a-puppy finds me to let me know that I am not being mindful enough of her.
I will say that my journeys to the void have made me more focused and present on the good days. The bad days -potholes grab me and push me towards the abyss. On balance there are more good than bad days.
My wife, Billie, has meditated on and off since the 70s too, though she is off now and I'm not going to suggest a return -all things in their time.22/07/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWonderful buzz @Don 🐝 Kerr. I began watching the video but it's almost 3 am, so I left the youtube page open so I can finish watching it tomorrow. You and Kate are very smart people who've been through a lot together. I read the article linked to Kate, much admiration for her and she's very wise like her husband! Thank you for this. I have been working with a therapist certified in EMDR and mindfulness but once every week or two isn't enough. He's going to give me more tools so I can work from home too. Acceptance is so important. Thanks for this, it was a very helpful read!22/07/2017 #9 Ian WeinbergIndeed I con-Kerr with all that you've mentioned in this buzz @Don 🐝 Kerr. Thanks for the value contribution. Having been a facilitator of mindful retreats at a Buddhist Retreat Centre for several years,I can attest to the great benefits of mindful practices. I emphasize 'practices' rather than merely the meditation, to highlight the importance of applying the principles of meditation into our daily lives. Therefore adding to the non-judgemental acceptance and trust I would also mention sensitivity and connectiveness as well as clarity, to the mix. This combination goes a long way to assisting us in 'minding the gap' in daily life. Best wishes to you and your wife.
- 20/07/2017And, now, as promised, the link the Goh Iromoto's wonderful short film The Canoe. Tagging you again @Aaron 🐝 SkogenThe Canoe | Canadian Canoe Culture “If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is...
Comments24/07/2017 #1 Aaron 🐝 SkogenThanks @Don 🐝 Kerr! This is awesome. The first boat I ever boarded was a canoe, since then, the paddle and canoe (and kayak) have symbolized of some of the greatest connections, relationships, and memories in my life. "You cant fight the water, the water is always stronger." So as a paddler we learn to flow with the water, and use our skills, tools and experience to navigate the rough sections of water. This is a lovely metaphor!
I think @Sarah Elkins, might appreciate this, as she is also a fellow paddler!
- 19/07/2017There's a certain peace that comes to you in life when you realize who the real clever one in your relationship is. I've known for some time that it's my wife Kate. Founder of Wake Up Kate, she was recently interviewed for an article in Success. “You almost need a black belt in emotion management in today’s volatile, uncertain and ever-changing organizational landscape,” says Kate Kerr, a mindfulness specialist from Canada. “Mindfulness gives us a space between our emotions and our fight-flight-freeze reactions, however brief, and increases our ability to respond more skilfully. This can lead to a reduction in conflicts and an ability to utilize empathy to drive stronger relationships.” The link is here5 Ways to Put Mindfulness to Work in Your Lifetinyurl.com Mindfulness works wonders. Here are a few tips to help you tune into your inner...
- Producer14/07/2017Irony HurtsI’m taking mindfulness classes. You read right, mindfulness. That’s the big buzzword these days; it’s what all the cool kids are doing.Mindfulness simply means trying to live in the present moment, enjoying life as it happens without judgment,...
- 06/07/2017"Choice is a fundamental power of the human experience...The most important choices we make come in the privacy of our own company. We continue to seek places to observe the world...but the world behind our eyes is the new frontier...
People who lie never heal...Eat all the wheatgrass you want, but the truthful person can eat cat food and live a better life than the liar..."Choices that can Change your Life | Caroline Myss | TEDxFindhornSalon In Caroline's unique style, she talks about 3 key choices people can make to change their life. Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling...
- Producer04/07/2017When I was fifteen .... Finally I was free ...Act I A few days after my fifteenth birthday, my father called me. He is born in Rome and I always found he was so ..... stubborn, not really the right definition but things always had to go his way. In my childhood I always encountered people...
- Producer04/07/2017Emergent ThinkingIt amazes me how simple things lead to emergent thinking. I mean thinking that we didn't plan for or anticipate. Equally surprising is that emergent thinking comes from simple things such as observations and experimentation. For a reason I...
Comments07/07/2017 #77 David B. Grinberg#76 @Phil Friedman, you make excellent points, as usual, and provide important context about tagging and its history in the "Lumpy Kingdom" (credit @Jim Murray for quote). However, at the risk of disagreeing with your admirable judgment, I consider myself more infamous than "established" as a writer. Nonetheless, I appreciate your kind words. Further, I would save "established" for experts such as yourself, Phil, Jim and others. But I digress (again)...Thus, a few points about tagging IMHO:
1) Regardless of where one likes or loathes being tagged, the simple solution is to hit the delete button on your notifications. This only takes a nanosecond, thus I'm not sure what all the fuss is about.
2) As beBee continues to grow I've noticed many new bloggers on Producer. This is great, but it also means more content on Producer, which may make it less likely that all bees will see your posts, unless they specifically subscribe to your blog or specific hives where content is posted (and you actually visit those hives often).
3) I don't mind being tagged, even if it may appear annoying at times. It means a fellow bee out there thought of YOU and respects YOU enough to alert you to their content in the hope YOU will engage. That's a high compliment in my opinion.
4) If any particular bees are stinging too much with tags, you can go to their profile page to block their notifications. You can also politely message them asking to please refrain from the tags.
Therefore, due to the aforementioned reasons, I don't see any big problem with tagging.06/07/2017 #76 Phil Friedman#75 Cyndi and all, not to stomp on dead cockroaches, but for the record, tagging a group of fellow writers and users in the comments of a post began on LinkedIn as a response to the LI algorithm choking down distribution to an author's connections and followers -- who by self-election were supposed to receive notices of such posts. Most of the tagging on LI was mutual and it was an unstated understanding that nobody was obligated in any way to respond. It was not considered an offensive hack, unless you consider reasonably well-established writers like @Paul Drury, @David B. Grinberg, or me offensive. Wait! Don't answer that question.
The core point is that the technique was a response to an unreasonable policy on the part of LinkedIn to tamper with an author's distribution, notwithstanding that such distribution was supposed to go to those users who had explicitly requested to receive them.
Somehow, the practice was transferred here to beBee, where it is much less necessary since @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz are committed to distributing 100% of a writer's posts to 100% of his or her followers 100% of the time. As I say, not arguing the point, just filling in some history for those who might not be aware of it. Cheers!06/07/2017 #75 Cyndi wilkins#68 "It is not tagging per se that Cyndi objects to, but rather having certain people tag her."
I did not say that either, but I think I'm getting the point you are trying to make...In my original statement I said that I find excessive tagging cumbersome...however, I would not 'unfollow' someone because of it. And yes, I did state that I am open to the tag by Ali...as I know he is one that uses the option sparingly...Not a judgement of others use it more frequently...just my personal choice.
To that end your last line resonates with me..."And I see it more as a matter of to each his (or her) own. Cheers!"06/07/2017 #73 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#71 I think I finally have to agree. It took a while. I have people tagging me on things I have absolutely no interest in or know nothing about.. I have taken to ignoring such tags hoping they will stop. I want to support people on this site, but when my knowledge is scanty on a subject, how can I? I have nothing valid to add.06/07/2017 #72 Lada 🏡 Prkic#52 As regards promoting (sharing) without reading the whole post, we can never be sure that the post has been read all the way to the end. Many people share posts just because of the author's name. I see it many times here, within closely related groups where authors support one another.
I sometimes share a post even the topic is not interesting to me, but it might be interesting and relevant to someone else on the network. What is relevant to me may not be for other people and vice versa.
The other thing is an excessive tagging. There have been written many posts on that subject. At first, I felt uncomfortable if I didn't respond to tagging. But after a while, I decided not to feel obligated. It would be unfair to share or give a Relevant if I did not read a post, due to lack of time or subject of the post. Not to mention commenting.
Because of the rapid growth of posting on Producer, it is getting harder and harder to notice posts from people with whom I often engage and whose posts I appreciate. I'm glad if these people tagged me.06/07/2017 #71 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYes, dear @Simone Luise Hardt and yu raise a very relevant point. Not worthy may be in my respective for several reasons. SOmetimes, I am tagged to a buzz that is completely outside my domain of interest or I have no experience to judge. If I tag you toa buzz on thermodynamics would you be interested dear Simone? Would I be honest if I promote a buzz of which I have no experience and share it by writing it is a great buzz?
So, I should have elaborated more and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify my thinking.06/07/2017 #68 Phil Friedman#56 #67 Thank you, Ali and Cyndi, for the clarification. If I understand you correctly, it is not tagging per se that Cyndi objects to, but rather having certain people tag her (since it is, by her own words, okay for Ali to tag her anytime). Fair enough.
And Ali seems to object to being tagged on "irrelevant" material, because he won't comment on such but feels badly because he won't. Again, fair enough -- although I'd point out that 1) it is difficult to judge what is relevant and what is not, and 2) being tagged does NOT (to my mind) create an obligation to respond.
My point is that I, like you, prefer not to be tagged by authors with whom I do not regularly interact. But it is a problem that is fully within one's personal power to correct. Therefore, I question the need to call for creation or acceptance of a general policy to deter tagging. And I see it more as a matter of to each his (or her) own. Cheers!06/07/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#66 Thank you @Cyndi wilkins- I totally agree with you. In fact I gave tagging as an example of the possibility of losing trust if a bee tags irrelevant materials. I intended to highlight the need to keep trust and if I am requested to share a buzz that is not worthy and I do then I lose my trust. So, I felt not very good to share because I turned down a request. I appreciate your comment and I hope that we always respect personal choices.05/07/2017 #66 Cyndi wilkins#65 I find this buzz speaks for itself in voicing one's preferences without pointing fingers or telling anyone else what to do...Personally, I would not 'unfollow' someone because it...The only thing that would prompt that for me is 'trolling' or people who just plug their name into the comment section with link bombs to their own posts without regard for the author they have intruded upon...But those are just my personal opinions and I find no need to explain it really...If I have an issue with it, then it's my problem...and it is within my power to disengage...No harm done;-)05/07/2017 #64 Phil Friedman#63 Ali, I agree that it is your prerogative to not want to be tagged and to not respond when people do so. And I reiterate that it is within your power and the dictates of social media etiquette to ask people not to tag you ... or if they won't respect your preference to unfollow them and thereby prevent them from tagging you. What I do not understand is why it bothers some people (not necessarily you) if others go about tagging each other, as long as they leave me (and you, if you say so) out of it. Cheers!05/07/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#61 I don't know if your experienced daily tagging for topics that are of no interest to you or slightly interesting. I feel not too good about being tagged and not acting. For me tagging is a responsibility. I tag sometimes a bee to a buzz that is of interest to him/her. I don't mind at all and in fact I am grateful to people who tag me to buzzes that they know interest me. Tagging is a responsibility for me and if I tag repeatedly a bee to content for whom he has no interest I lost trust. As I said before I don't need to tag my followers because they shall be aware of my buzz when I share it with them twice.
SOmetimes I am tagged to a buzz and when I read it I fins that it is of no interest to me. Two more tags and I lose trust for the source of the tags. Like a bee waggling dance to a food source (buzz) and find it poor. Will bees trust that bee again?
I know tat some fellows agreed with my attitude and some simply didn't. But I shall continue tagging only when necessary.05/07/2017 #62 Phil Friedman#60 Lyon, I don't think my comment in #47 below is snarky at all. It is based on philosophical views developed previously in more formal circumstances. But it is a genuine expression of my belief about the subject. Now, if you want snarky, see #61 below. :-).
BTW, if you are a fan of snarky exchanges, you should read some of the installments of my "beBee vs beBee" series or my "He Said He Said" series, co-authored with my curmudgeonly cohort @Jim Murray. Cheers!05/07/2017 #61 Phil Friedman#56 #54 Perhaps I am being obtuse, but could you explain your objection to other people "tagging" those whom they choose. I understand if you don't want to be tagged excessively or, for that matter, at all.
I don't care to be excessively tagged myself, especially by people with whom I don't interact much. But -- if being tagged annoys me, I simply ask the person involved to stop or I un-follow them so they cannot tag me.
But I don't think to tell other people what to do if it does not directly affect me. True, some of the tagging is directed at boosting the exposure and so "popularity" of some posts and/or authors... but so what? It does not affect anyone else unless we see this all as some sort of competition.
Your further thoughts on this would be appreciated. Cheers!
- Producer04/07/2017Only the sun shines for free....?Going Dutch is a well known world wide phrase. Many Dutch phrases roams the globe. It's not so much that the Dutch know it all. I can tell you there are typical Dutch ways I dismiss, from another perspective. Dutch have trade in the genes, that's...
- Producer03/07/2017Believing? or Know!There are an abundance of great stories to tell about medieval times like the Knights Crusades. Many published books tell about great adventures of Knights, Kings, Templar's, Orden, Jerusalem, the holy book and grand secrets returning to Europe....
- Producer02/07/2017365 days Successful, 'where two are gathered in 'my name... I be there ....' 5 years ago, two great guys, Arjen & David, had a brainwave due to the illness of a very close friend of them, who died shortly after that. The typical questions like .... 'WTH am I? What am I doing here? and What should I do now?' Speaking...
- Producer01/07/2017I/O & α/ΩThe I/O principleThe Input Output principle in IT is exactly the same as the Biblical α/Ω (Alpha/Omega) principle. There are an abundance of explanations about these. Entire libraries even can be filled with books and articles. Yet the essence of...
- Producer29/06/2017Grow and Leave VoidsIt is nice to have new fruits from old roots. The splendid comments of Louise Smith on my buzz "Against Authenticity and Free Movement" made me think. In particular, this segment of one of his comments " But by proposing it in this way, you...
Comments01/07/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#44 I was planning to devote my next buzz on a theme similar to the one you mentioned in your buzz @Tausif Mundrawala. In particular, you writing "Coming to space, even in a relationship if a partner doesn't give space to the other half than that relation won't survive for long". But then two other ideas emerged. So, if I forget please remind me in a week time.30/06/2017 #44 Tausif MundrawalaDefinitely we grow by taking simple steps today which would lead to a great success. Coming to space, even in a relationship if a partner doesn't give space to the other half than that relation won't survive for long. That space harnesses a place to grow within. If someone doesn't allows himself or herself the required space to grow after studying a subject or have undertaken a research than the hard work goes in drain as we have not provided that space to rest our mind. Each and every step leads us towards success as it improves us to achieve something big. As always a wonderful buzz, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee30/06/2017 #42 Louise Smith#36 It's ok just a joke - not odourously offended @Harvey Lloyd & @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Thank you for your consideration どうぞよろしくおねがいいたしました。
It's hard to joke online
I am not very enamoured of LOL are there any alternatives ?
I help too many sensitive clients with this.
My life is getting shorter and I have better things to ......
Even if it offended me - I would not let it bother me.
And I would not comment about it either in an open post
I would write to the poster privately
It is a good example if not unusual !30/06/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, small but consistent leaps lead to growth as I reflect on my own life. Like trees that lose their leaves during fall and winter, so can we but it's in knowing they return with the next season that keeps us flowing. Sometimes we just need to come up for air and we are renewed. Hope your doing well!30/06/2017 #30 Jerry FletcherAli, Thank you for another thought provoking journey. I know that Fibonnaci is most associated with the Golden Mean but he is also credited with introducing arabic numerals to Europe and one of the least open systems in mathematics--double entry financial journals. It simply shows that the same elements can be arranged in different ways to different ends. Both are beautiful but they require different mindsets.29/06/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#26 Oxygen is the same, but reactants vary. SOme reactants give useful oxidized products, whereas others give rusty ones. Ideas are the reactants and oxygen is the same. How to make oxidized ideas that are useful? This is the question and soon I shall write about it.
- Producer23/06/201733 Universal Principles @ workHi there, Welcome...You know how funny it is, if you want to look it that way, just for a brief moment, the world we live in is more and more degrading. Degrading in many ways. Overpopulation, stress, envy, jealousy and consequently more and more...
- Producer23/06/201733 Universal Principles, all there is to 'IT'Before one thinks, 'oh, oh, here comes another one ....' I like to state that I think in Giving packages, in this instance, just a free yar of honey, no more no less. If one likes to open the yar and taste 'IT', fine by me. :O)For years I have come...
- Producer14/06/2017Changing Your MindsetRedirect your thoughts:Memories of your past will come to your mind from time to time. The more you try to not think about the past, the more you will think about your past. Instead of trying to fight your thoughts, acknowledge and then redirect...
- 09/06/2017A new posting to my Riding Shotgun blog where I request good thoughts for my friend Catherine.Our friend Catherinetinyurl.com It feels like years ago when someone wonderful entered our lives. It was in the very early days of my involvement with facingcancer.ca There I met a blogger who used the nom de plume of Bumpyboobs. Then we got to know the delightful person...
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- 07/06/2017An excellent piece from my wife and all bias aside this is a very good read about mindfulness in the C-Suite.Mindfulness: No longer for hippies, now for CEOstinyurl.com Mindfulness is not woo woo. If you’d walked into a corporation 10 years ago to discuss the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for...
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation. The term "mindfulness" is a translation of the Pali-term sati, which is a significant element of some Buddhist traditions.