- 09/12/2016Are you incorporating meditation into your daily routine? Great article on the importance of meditation.The Importance of Meditating Even When You’re Happywww.yesmagazine.org Think of it as preventative medicine for the likely event of...
- Producer08/12/2016Try Asking Some Different QuestionsNot getting the results you want? We all get stuck from time to time as we struggle to achieve our desired goals. This happens to all of us and there are many sources for this problem that need to be analyzed if we are going to come up with an...
Comments09/12/2016 #6 Renée Cormier#5 Thanks, @Jared Wiese. I recycled this post from a blog I wrote several years ago. I remember your post about the questions. It was very good. I like the concept of asking empowering questions versus dis-empowering questions. When your head is in a funk, you will tend to ask yourself dis-empowering questions. Re-framing the way to ask questions will help you change your thinking about a lot of things. I appreciate your sharing and commenting. Thanks again.09/12/2016 #5 Jared WieseWow, Renee, have you sparked something in me today. THANK YOU! What a great, motivating article!!
Right away, on the questions topic, a thought popped into my head: "Quality questions create a quality life."
As I was reading it, I kept thinking more - MAN! I need to write about this! Then I remembered I had!...
"Tony Robbins also said:
Quality questions create a quality life. They direct our mental focus and therefore determine how we think and feel.
The difference in the quality of people’s lives often comes down to the difference in the questions they consistently ask themselves. If you ask a disempowering question (i.e. “Why does this always happen to me?”), your mental computer will look for an answer, even if it has to make something up! It might come up with “Because you’re stupid” or “Because you don’t deserve to do well anyway.”
On the flip side, if you ask an empowering question, such as “How can I take this experience and use it to contribute to others?” your brain will look for answers to this question and often come up with an answer that not only makes you feel better, but that can help others as well.
The key is to develop a pattern of questions that empower you."
"Whatever it Takes"
Sharing in The Miracle Morning and Tony Robbins hives...08/12/2016 #3 Preston Vander VenGreat Article. One of my mentors had me read that same book a decade ago. Very powerful. Something I realized way back thing is I was asking these same questions but in a different order. I would ask “Who can help me?” before I asked “What am I going to do today to bring me closer to my goal?”. I didn't realize I wasn't even taking action yet. It is one of the three books I suggest everyone reads.
- Producer09/12/2016We make choices everyday Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride. -...
Comments09/12/2016 #1 AnonymousThe attitude facing a bad health situation has a heavy impact on the recovering, in my opinion. I myself faced the same in my own flesh. Some time after that, i volunteered at the oncology dep of the hospital of my town, and I saw many different attitudes when facing bad health situations. It is something it still can not be scientifically explained, but most of the doctors I know agree that a positive attitude will decisively help. same way that a bad attitude can shorten dramatically the expectatives of surviving. Thank you for your post
- Producer04/12/2016Hack Your Brain for the Ultimate LifeThere is increasing proof that the mind is more powerful than we realize. We can think our way to financial success, rewarding relationships, and even good health.Medical researchers now say that in many cases, a placebo - a pill with nothing in it,...
Comments06/12/2016 #10 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#9 I think you should, if you have time. Practice is key. There are four paths of Yoga dear Cory. Karma Yoga - the way of selfless Action; Raja Yoga - Right attitudes, Postures / Mudras / Asanas; Gnana Yoga - Seeking right Knowledge...Self knowledge; Bhakti Yoga - Right Devotion...depending on your temperament and bodily condition. Do check out these links for the four Yogas when you would! www.ramakrishna.org www.sivananda.org06/12/2016 #6 Lisa GallagherGreat article @Cory Galbraith ( I know, that sounds SO cliche) but seriously- good! I'm actually working on some of the steps you listed, having a hard time motivating myself to go workout! I'd love to have a partner to workout with, we could hold each other responsible. However, I've done it alone each time in the past, I just need a good kick in the butt to get moving on it again. I would love it if my higher brain was more in control, a good thing to aim for!04/12/2016 #1 AnonymousThere is so much being written about this subject matter today and I find it very uplifting. In this buzz, you've gotten to the 'pulse' of it all - and in very practical terms, with very practical examples on how to apply it. Very nice! I am sharing this in the Sanctuary hive as well as on twitter.
- Producer04/12/2016Talking with Max Carter: What does a Shaman Do?We all know the definition of insanity is to continue doing what we are doing, expecting different results. We nod our heads when we read listicles about the keys to change, and then scroll onward. But when was the last time you decided to have a...
Comments06/12/2016 #24 Deb Helfrich#21 #22 Thanks for adding a couple crucial points, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Any honest human being who can be vulnerable to their own complete awareness knows that they have experienced at least one thing in their life for which they have no rational explanation. The absolute truth of being in love, for example.
It is puerile and divisive for a member of this community to invoke their ambassadorship while they ridicule something that makes them uncomfortable.06/12/2016 #20 Deb Helfrich#14 Skepticism is a truly beneficial approach in our human toolkit, @Lisa Gallagher. Having the ability to discern the rightness, truth, or slight possibility of a new idea or experience is crucial to our survival. But being skeptical does not mean waging a disinformation campaign against everything we don't understand.
And part of the true worth of the internet is that we can learn about ideas, ways of life, and experiences that were out of our reach when we couldn't meet people from around the globe.
The ironic thing is, healthcare is a good example of where we believe in things 100% but the actual underlying statistics show a much less clear reality. For example, "Medical errors rank behind heart disease and cancer as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., Johns Hopkins researchers say." http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2139
If people were more likely to employ skepticism that number might not be quite so high.
But real skepticism entails listening fully to the opposing point of view, or the risks of the medical treatment, and then making an informed decision.05/12/2016 #19 Deb Helfrich#13 You pretty much honed in on exactly why I wanted to talk to @Max J. Carter and then share a bit about what I learned and experienced"
"It's inconvenient and takes courage, but a necessary requirement" to sometimes "rock us out of our subjective, judgmental comfort zones"
You are much more aware than most. @Ian Weinberg, that we are primarily a bunch of 5-year-olds when it comes to beliefs. We downloaded what was said in our immediate environment a decade before our analytical mind started to develop. And because we got those beliefs from people we loved and trusted implicitly, it feels a little shameful and invokes a lot of fear when we are confronted with a word like shaman that simply never came up in our conventional, middle-class, pre-internet worlds.
But as an adult, a little more knowledge is never something to fear. We are now in full control of accepting or rejecting parts or the whole of something that, once we understand it, does or does not mesh with what we think, believe and experience.05/12/2016 #18 Deb Helfrich#12 Thanks for adding that point, @Ken Boddie because many of us North Americans forget that we are rather late to the party on some things and that there are some long traditions in the East that must be respected as they were helping people centuries before the printing press, let alone the peer-reviewed double-blind trial.
One thing that has been validated extensively by pharma dollars is the placebo effect. When it comes to healing, and most certainly to simple life changes, deciding that the pill will work or that the conversation was beneficial can be a major factor in allowing us to let go of worry, because we have taken action. That shift from constant worry, to trusting the pill, the needle, or the healing professional does release us from being in a sympathetic state where our body is constantly alert and not dedicating resources to repair. Chronic anxiety and fear is one of the reasons that modern life is full of chronic disease. We don't give our body the calm, easeful state it needs to take care of growth and healing.05/12/2016 #17 Max J. Carter#16 There are a lot of physical talkers in the world and it helps in moving energy while speaking as much as it enhances communication and @Deb Helfrich moves a lot of energy when she speaks that assists her in maintaining her focus and finding the abstract pieces for linear communication.
This is what allows her to be so insight filled.
Allowing the abstract field to give her what she needs to find the individual expression that often produces wise insights as we have all witnessed many times.05/12/2016 #16 Deb Helfrich#10 Another light-bulb moment, @Deb Lange. Because I find it to be true that every sense we add as part of a conversation makes us feel we are understood at a deeper level. Typing back and forth in posts and comments can create real relationships. But then get on the phone, and the experience is richer. Have a video call and even more sensory information is conveyed back and forth. Sitting across a meal creates a very rich connection.
"Transformation is visceral." Analytical lists, rigid belief in what is measurable, keeps us in our language-based ego when what we need is to feel. As individuals we have to relearn how to trust what our body feels.
As @Max J. Carter can testify, I like to move quite a lot when I talk. I even do it when typing comments. I can often catch myself making a movement that either reinforces my point or adds a further level of meaning to what I am saying.
I am sincerely looking forward to your videos, as your book has been a source of great companionship. I feel quite young at heart in the way I enjoy sometimes just looking at the pictures, other times going back to a section that draws me to re-read it.05/12/2016 #15 Mohammed Sultan@ Deb Helfrich .Thanks for your insightful post.I wish any shaman or sheikh (in may religion) can use his special power to cure many of the business diseases that we can't discover by the scientific methods of market research or give us an accurate interpretation why 85% of our young start ups die at the second year of their birth.I hope they can tell why people resist our innovations although they are acceptable and desirable or they can use their good spirits to change the current outdated selection criteria of HR to give young people more hope of getting fair job opportunity.Some people may also resist what I am saying stressing that life is not at all about business only.I fully agree,everybody can be a shaman or sheikh for herself because she receives the same light from the same source.Everyone has her own light that can help see life pitfalls or bumpy roads. Everyone has her own light enough for her own journey .Don't look for the light in the side of darkness ,and when you feel that your light is dim recharge your batteries or keep plugged.As we suffer from myths that may kill our businesses,one of our myths in life is to resort to shamans or sheikhs who can use ,as they claim,magic to discover the the cause of illness and bad luck.The real comfort and good feeling are achieved when we resort to the main and the only source of light to provide us with enough light for our long paths.05/12/2016 #14 Lisa GallagherInteresting read @Deb Helfrich. I always wondered why @Max J. Carter had the title Shaman, this helps me to understand. I'm not opposed to a holistic approach but there will always be the skeptic in me because of my healthcare background. My comment about being a skeptic is not in relation to what Max does personally, it's a general comment. I'm glad you've had a great outcome with your sessions along with a few revelations! Thanks for enlightening us!05/12/2016 #13 Ian WeinbergWe need the Max Carters of the world to rock us out of our subjective, judgmental comfort zones and confront truth (a relative term) and a greater authenticity. It's inconvenient and takes courage, but a necessary requirement for positive evolution of the individual and the greater collective.05/12/2016 #12 Ken BoddieThank you, Deb, for an illuminating and insightful post. Personally I am still locked in between the western need for scientific proof and the eastern acceptance of beneficiary awareness. I'm glad you have been able to unlock your cultural bias and perhaps initial scepticism to your benefit.05/12/2016 #10 Deb Lange@Deb Helfrich - how awesome that you trusted what you were sensing and had a session with @Max Carter - it is a very different way of working being with someone and being present to the energy in the container and within each person. Every talks ABOUT Transformation, few actually experience it or co-create it for themselves and for others. Transformation is visceral. Something that is felt, it changes our perception and way we experience our world, it changes something inside ourselves. I believe this is the shift we need. With all the information in the world, being passed around, it does not necessarily result in change. I have been musing about posting via the video app, in this way at least experience can energy across the internet and connect, or not just through words but through energy, tone, movement, gesture, imagery etc. I encourage people to experience the world "through" our body. It is a very different experience to thinking about the world. It includes an integration of thinking, sensing, feeling, noticing, moving, breathing as an organic being.05/12/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich#8 'love and acceptance of living things the way they are, rather than the way we think they should be' So much said there, @Cyndi wilkins. We have these big brains, with complex reasoning skills, and we can really hurt ourselves and the people we try to love with our schemes and dreams and "clinging to our desires."
I won't lie, it hurts to let go. And it certainly isn't a one time thing, I built some really strong neural pathways around a few dimensions of my life. But I am feeling some ease return to relatively mindless tasks and those faltering first steps into a new knowing.
And, in essence, while Stella wanted her groove, Deb wanted her knowing back.05/12/2016 #8 Cyndi wilkinsLearning to actually let go of everything is a lesson in the purest form of love and acceptance of living things the way they are, rather than the way we think they should be. It's going with the flow, rather than clinging to our desires...It is life's way of teaching us humility and grace...And trusting that mother nature always has our best interests at heart...even when we resist her, she loves us anyway...A heart that loves is always torn...and we all need love...especially for oneself. I am finally getting there, and sounds like you have arrived too Deb Helfrich...What a long, strange trip it's been;-)05/12/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich#6 I appreciate the comment and shares, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. I believe that if we don't learn something new from everyone we interact with, then we are not asking the right questions.
While Max can come across as abrasive in writing, he is quite a good listener, who truly intends to be helpful to the people he works with. He met me at where I was in regards to being outside of mainstream religion and only a moderate fan of rock and I am certain he would work with everyone at the place where they found themselves.
Being very militant when it comes to conveying information doesn't necessarily mean that someone communicates like that in a conversation, and because I could see the person behind some of his stronger positions, I listened to my curiosity and was glad I reached out to have a session with him.
- Producer05/12/2016Designing Your Home for Yoga and MeditationYoga and meditation are designed to help you heal your mind, body, and soul, so why would you only incorporate in into your daily workout. If they are truly a part of your life, then wouldn’t it be great to take the feeling that you experience in...
- 05/12/2016Now available on beBee - the commerce of snake oil. What a shame. I retain my profound belief in this platform but there is an emergence of scam artists and charlatans that concerns me. As a beBee Ambassador I offer this notification purely from a cautionary perspective.
Comments05/12/2016 #21 INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACIONThis post reminds me another one that took place a few months ago where some ex Bee was talking about receiving " racist treats " . Or those people that place religious content all over the " hives " Maybe instead of reporting a " spammer " or ignoring him which is another solution. We could have in the + - like ..a third button that trigger the alarms for SPAM. Being tolerant and politically correct is good...but sometimes not enough...IMHO05/12/2016 #20 Mohammed Sultan@Don Kerr,There are several( do's and don'ts) when beBee is faced with such negative publicity.First,it's not wise to criticize beBee or its decision The criticism serves to alienate the media by inflaming the issue and prolonging the attention being given to it.It's also not wise to ignore any adverse publicity.as this behavior,which I'm fully certain that it doesn't exist among beBee executives specially@Javier beBee,may give bad impression and waste time to solve the problem,if it is really a serious problem. beBee also should avoid the (no comment) which i think was demonstrated by @John White tel call.But,what's the lesson learned is that such advertiser may have an ethic or risk problem with the brand that requires reporting it to the trade authorities because beBee by not reporting may confirm the trustworthiness of illegal brand..05/12/2016 #19 John White, MBA@Don Kerr and I were able to speak over the phone. I tell ya, the telephone is still a powerful tool for bridging information gaps from online discussions! I encourage you all to use it sometimes. Ha, ha! Seriously, we cleared up this issue and will adjust our strategy accordingly. While my cell phone isn't the beBee help desk, I'm always glad to chat with fellow bees about anything. Here's my number: 970-692-3270.05/12/2016 #18 Max J. Carter#12 #14 I agree with John here gentlemen if you are not going to be specific all you are doing is creating a perceived threat to yourselves and your own personal views stating them as unsubstantiated facts and are trying to dictate how beBee is run as if you have the authority to do so.
If you find fault with any buzz take it up with the author in the buzz.05/12/2016 #17 Robert Bacal#12 @Don Kerr I'm sure you've also made the observation that the people most needing feedback about what they are doing are often the LEAST likely to identify what they are doing as problematic. Or see that you might be talking about them.
As to whether it's self evident to readers that something is a scam...well, as you mention. the Trump syndrome.
Now I have to take a course on....um....I can't remember.05/12/2016 #16 Julio Angel Lopez LopezHello everyone.
I think the debate grows beBee, the different points of view bring freshness to the platform.
The position leaves it clear @Javier beBee personally and writing from Spain you can not compare a good olive oil with that of snake.
Greetings to all05/12/2016 #14 Phil Friedman#13 To be clear, John, I do not necessarily speak for Don in this. Personally, I do not believe in censorship or for that matter use of the reporting function to eliminate what is subjectively to me objectionable content. All I am saying is that when one creates a program that confers special status upon a group of users, one should assure that those special users do not use their perceived authority to promote content which is clearly built on a foundation of bull chips. Moreover, I would expect one to be appalled (as I am) that one of these specially designated users posted a comment which amounts to a manifesto for moving beBee in a particular direction to the detriment of free and open discussion.
I understand why Don wants to call attention to his concern, without devolving into specifics. By doing what he did, Don does the reverse of casting a shadow. He allows everyone to simply ignore him if they don't want to identify themselves -- which BTW is a stupid thing to do.05/12/2016 #13 John White, MBA@Don Kerr and @Phil Friedman, ok, then this post will do nothing to solve whatever the problem is that you're seeing. Instead you're casting a cloud of suspicion on people and we are left to guess what you're talking about. I'm not seeing the spam or snake oil or whatever. So, again, my suggestion would be to report in a private message.05/12/2016 #12 Don Kerr#10 I suspect you would be shocked if I were to report some of what I believe falls into this bucket @Javier beBee. For most readers it will be self evident and here is the thing about calling out the snake oil sales people - they very quickly turn to vituperative attacks on those exposing them for the shams they are. And it works. The US just elected a president who excels in the art. And when these folks get the endorsement of our ambassadors the site and designation become devalued and it requires a greater effort to attract new members of a quality we desire.05/12/2016 #10 Javier beBee#3 I fully agree with @Yael Mendez . beBee gives you the tools to filter and tailor your feed. beBee is self curated, self moderated, so you can filter, report, etc anytime. We are working on giving you better and more features to tailor your feed :-) Please use "report" option when you get spam/scam. Thanks !05/12/2016 #7 Phil Friedman#6 there are spammers, John, but also there are scammers. I believe snake oil salespersons fall into the latter category. And the problem is not that they are present and active. We would expect that on any open platform. The problem is that in some cases they are being promoted and endorsed by persons who have been given semi-official status to represent the beBee brand. And that fact does affect how beBee appears to the outside world.
Indeed, I just saw a statement (bordering on being a manifesto) published which is really a call to create an environment hostile to open engagement and exchange. Which would not in itself be so bad, except it was made by someone with such semi-official status.
And I suggest to you, that a lot more care needs to be taken, by those who represent the brand, to actually first read the content they are promoting and sharing. For they have, in effect, been given a badge and a gun, so are under an obligation to be more circumspect. Than the ordinary beBee user. IMO. FYI @Don Kerr.05/12/2016 #6 John White, MBAIt's been my experience that all platforms have spammers. It's nearly impossible to get rid of them altogether if you maintain an open platform. However, the good news from my vantage point is that beBee has shown a much lower tolerance for spam than any of the other social platforms I've used. The best thing to do is to report them. If they get reported by enough users for spam, they will be shown the door back to the lumpy kingdom as @Jim Murray would say. Translation, prolific spammers on beBee will have their accounts terminated.05/12/2016 #5 Phil Friedman#3 #4 I agree with Yael. Ultimately, it is each user's responsibility to tailor his or her experience -- or at least, will be once all of the necessary tools are in place.
But I also agree with Jim that it is of concern to those of us who have worked to bring users to the beBee from other platforms. See ( http://tinyurl.com/h3kmfge )05/12/2016 #4 Jim MurrayI agree with @Don Kerr. And in all deference to Yael Mendez, this is not about curating your own feed. It's about the impression that this creates among people who have just joined, In particular those who have been persuaded by some of the marketing that people like myself are doing. I know exactly what he is referring to, and frankly, this kind of material really does not, to the discerning, make beBee look good at all.05/12/2016 #3 Yael MendezDon, sorry to be brutally honest but you MUST take responsibility to further curate your social media feeds. The algorithms are made by folks likely half my age, a third of yours. The beautiful thing about BeBee is that you can certainly curate more than any other. Get on with is and filter out the crap you don't want to see and seek quality. The best is yet to come!05/12/2016 #2 Phil Friedman#1 Speaking bluntly, Randy, when Don says, "... I retain my profound belief in this platform but there is an emergence of scam artists and charlatans that concerns me ...", the object of his concern seems to be a natural outgrowth of an unselective tolerance of pseudo-science, bad ontology, emotive exhibitionism, and emotional voyeurism.
Purveyors of scams and snake oil do not last long in environments where the sensible people of the community call them to explain and defend the delusional crap they purvey. It is when anyone who questions such is made to feel like some sort of Grinch, that the piles of bull chips threatens to grow so high as to eventually choke us all.
- 04/12/2016My favorite group of Introverts at Quiet Revolution has these thoughts on finding meaningful work.The 4 S’s of Meaningful Work - Quiet Revolutionwww.quietrev.com Advice on what to consider when you approach retirement (don't retire!) and how to find meaning and purpose in your everyday work...
- 02/12/2016My work has been published to Zen Living Magazine! 5 Simple Tips to Master Meditation. Written for "The Meditation Coach", David Sandercott. Article #2 is in the making!5 Simple Tips to Master Meditationwww.zenlivingmagazine.com 5 Simple Tips to Master Mediation with David Sandercott, PT 1 of a 5...
Comments04/12/2016 #4 Tony RossiSo simple, yet so unfortunately unfamiliar to so many... Nicely done making the starting point accessibly to everyone. The hardest part is to simply start, and stick with it - NOT focusing on whether you're doing it right. If you're practicing, then you're meditating - it's that easy. :-)
- Producer01/12/2016If You're Stressed at Work, Try A Few of These IdeasStress is a common problem in the modern workplace. It can be harmful to employees and, in turn, the entire business. High levels of stress can lead to poor decision-making, a decrease in accuracy, an increase in staff illness/absence and conflict...
- Producer01/12/2016Paul's Blog: Examine Your CoreWhen was the last time you examined the core of what you are all about? Ask yourself questions like: What business am I in? Do I really love what I do for work? What have I done for the most important people in my life lately? Am I taking or am I...
- Producer30/11/2016Paul's Blog: Sometimes But Not AlwaysSomeone: … does something unexpected. … gives you a compliment. … lets you skip a few places in line. … tells you how you matter. … visits you when you are sick. … offers to help with a work project. … smiles at your really bad jokes. …...
Comments30/11/2016 #1 Susan RooksRecent scientific discoveries show us that our brains really, really, REALLY like it when we're nice and helpful, @Paul Kearley 🐝, and maybe that's why we do it. We have wiring in us that makes us happy when we're nice. No matter the reasons, though, I hope we continue to see more and more of that type of behavior; actions do speak louder than words.
Here's a link to a short post on this topic . . . I love the "Kindness is Contagious" point!
- Producer29/11/2016How do we share happiness?Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha... How do we share happiness? I think the first step is to define what happiness is...
- Producer30/11/2016Understanding (Ability to Learn)Article from Freedom To succeed in Business is all about one’s Mindset. One’s Mindset will mold their heart, which will create their words, making their actions, thus ending in their Results. When someone does not like what their results...
- Producer30/11/2016Do you learn and think in straight lines or in circles?This is something I've thought about a lot lately. How do we learn and think?I learn in straight lines. I like to find a beginning and start there. If I'm learning a language I start with "Hello, my name is..." I think of learning like laying a...
Comments09/12/2016 #21 Anonymous#14 In fact, lines and circles are two dimensions. If you add a third dimension to a circle, it becomes a globe. Definetly, we learn in "globe" mode, as we get information from all possible directions. When attending a training, you get not only what is taught, as well the lecturer attitude, the atmosphere, the others' attitude, comments, our own previous knowledge.30/11/2016 #15 Renée CormierHmm. I might be somewhere in the middle. A little of both, maybe? I definitely like things to be as uncomplicated as possible and people who natter on endlessly without making a concise point get on my nerves. My spacial perception is terrible and too many details and steps confuse me. Having said that, I can be very resourceful, a great problem solver, independent thinker and very entrepreneurial. What's your opinion, @Graham Edwards 🐝? I think Graham learns in circles.30/11/2016 #14 Deb Helfrich#13 Interesting that you brought up maps, @Susan Rooks, as I used the words globe and continent-shaped. I think circular learning is more about learning things spatially, in relationship, via representation. And linear directions are certainly part of the ease of recalling some of the most ridiculous things.
I have always had a great sense of direction, probably good since I traveled so much as a consultant, but I shun maps and the existence of GPS is outside my world right now. Even something like getting in an elevator and knowing which way to turn when I got to my floor. It floored me when colleagues would have to walk out and look in order to know which way to go.
I think I learn in 3-D. Back to spatial learning. I also love to pace while talking.
Finally, the newish work on embodied cognition is very self-evident to me, I think precisely because I don't learn in a straight line.30/11/2016 #13 Susan RooksWell, @Elizabeth Bailey, you've given us quite a question! Thank you!
I am pretty sure I think in circles; until the last few years no one would have ever called me organized. Straight lines were not for me! And although yes, I'm more organized . . . I am sure others might walk into my small place and wince. The one time straight line thinking works for me is with maps, especially trying to get to a place I've never been before. I don't much like getting anywhere late, so I like to go simply from here to there with a minimum of fuss.
Otherwise, I'm fine with being spontaneous and wandering around -- in my thinking and in my doing.30/11/2016 #12 Elizabeth Bailey#8 I'm glad you enjoyed it @Donna-Luisa Eversley I think, like your teachers, it took me a while to understand it was just a difference in people. Most likely if circle / image learning was mainstream those of us who learn by words and straight lines would be the ones finding it tough.30/11/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Elizabeth Bailey...I learn in circles, and growing up it was hard as my teachers tried to get me on the straight line. I'm also a picture learner and images are easier than words. I can do the lines and words now, but it took me a long time to accept my differences were great and did not make me less of a person.
Thanks for this.30/11/2016 #6 Lisa GallagherInteresting @Elizabeth Bailey. I think I'm a mix of both. I'm scattered at times, spontaneous and I can usually learn from fragments of my past if it's something that just makes sense. On the other hand, I need facts, I'm a hands on learner first and foremost. However, there are certain things that I need step by step instruction. I guess it just depends on the circumstance I'm facing.30/11/2016 #4 Deb HelfrichVery circular learner right here, @Elizabeth Bailey. Although I represent it a bit more like what I know right now is the 'globe', if I sit in a class, I wait to hear the entire lecture, get the entire scope of the new information, and then I integrate the whole of the new info into my world. I simply do not understand asking questions during the process.
Once something is integrated, I have a map to retrieve it. Maybe it could be said I learn in continent shaped chunks, rather than train tracks. I do very much agree with your statement "they seem to be able to remember all these odd unrelated pieces of information and when they've got enough of them just put them together with an amazing grasp of the subject"
They may strictly speaking be unrelated bits of info, but I learn the relationships, rather than the facts, and that leads to a quicker emergence of a 'concept.'30/11/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergThanks for such an interesting and thought-provoking post, Liz. I think the best outcome is to possess some combination of thinking in straight lines AND circles. I don't think this has to be an either/or choice, although I'm sure most people excel at one over the other. If not, then at least know what you excel at, in addition to your limitations. Then, as you suggest, seek out assistance and guidance as needed.
- Producer29/11/2016It all depends.....Image credit: Linkedin Perspective seems to be my word of the month but I suspect it’s been around much longer and is here to stay. I love the fact that a visual description is attached to a point of...
Comments29/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici#4 As always @Ali Anani, great question! Off the top of my head, I would say that if we start off with acquiring a false perspective, that becomes the building block for the illusion. So in a way, by tracing the illusion to its root perspective, we can gain a better understanding of where it comes from.29/11/2016 #5 Ken BoddieThinking back to my younger engineering days, drafting on a board. In order to create a solid perspective image from a superficial plan and elevations, we need a point of convergence on the horizon for which to aim; a point to steer our lines towards and to create our third dimension. Similarly we need to look to our temporal horizon, forwards or backwards, and draw towards our point of convergence, if we are to gain mental perspective beyond a series of flat images. Thanks for the stimulation, Sara.29/11/2016 #3 Tony RossiPerspective IS reality. There is really nothing concrete in the physical world - it is to us, exactly, and only how we experience it. Completely and utterly uniquely from every other sentient being. That we experience perspective is the phenomenon that gives rise to our method and desire of interacting with the world, and people around us. Without perspective nothing new could be created; innovation would be an unknown word to us; we could not have love, joy, pain, and happiness.29/11/2016 #1 Harvey LloydThe word perspective is a huge word for me and my leadership. I believe that we have the free will to chose perspective. Your picture is awesome in displaying two peoples perspective of being saved. There is probably a whole series of posts waiting based on the two peoples perspective.
Choosing a perspective that gives you what i call the 1% edge is important in leadership. The picture will is burnt to memory @Sara Jacobovici
- Producer29/11/2016Trust Your Senses - Embodied Wisdom - has arrived! @deborahlangeThe books have arrived!I am feeling very happy.In fact - I am estactic!I hope my book will dancing its' way to book shelves around the world very soon! Thank-you Ali Anani and Graham Edwards for reading prior to publication and giving me some...
Comments30/11/2016 #26 Deb Lange#25 Yes @Tausif Mundrawala, most people do not know there is a disconnect. No-one is going around saying, 'I am disconnected from my body" . they are going around saying, "I am anxious, I am overwhelmed, i am busy, I can't find peace or happiness or my creativity." When we connect we can find peace in our body and mind, happiness in the simplest moments, creativity emerges and we can be the calm centre amidst the storm.29/11/2016 #22 Deb LangeYes @Tausif Mundrawala #19 all of our senses are working even if we do not notice and sense them as we have become so preoccupied with thinking rationally and with words. when we pay atttention to the other ways our bodies are making sense of the world we can integrate this knowledge with our thinking and generate better ideas, solutions, actions and be more aligned between what we think and say and what our body does. making the connection opens us to new knowledge that is waiting in the wings.29/11/2016 #20 Mohammed SultanI have read many books by writers I have never seen or known,but when it comes from you It becomes one of the most gratifying things I have ever sensed.One sometimes hear of a writer being a picture of events I have never encountered ,but you give me the sense of being the complete picture of all of us on Linked in and beBee. What a risen from your senses must be honored@Deb Lange.29/11/2016 #19 Tausif MundrawalaSenses play a prominent role in expressing our feelings and leading us towards our destiny which is bound to happen as per Almighty's wish. But we need to be self-aware and should be active enough to understand those senses in us. I wish you luck for your future endeavors, Deb Lange.
- Producer29/11/2016Coaching Exercise: Expose The Thorn. Our Reward? A Golden Kiss From The Rose!We are all magnificent roses in disguise. Awesome beauties. From the inside out. Yes, we are all that and so much more. We might have forgotten it. We might have been brainwashed. By ourselves and/or by others. As a result, we waste time by not...
Comments30/11/2016 #5 AnonymousI love your contributions on beBee @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc - always filled with gentleness, kindness. This one in particular is a wonderful reminder for all - to accept ourselves in all imperfection but to strive for awareness of those traits that are keeping us from living life fully. I am sharing this in the Sanctuary Hive & on twitter!30/11/2016 #4 CityVP ManjitI say enjoy the beautiful blossom of the rose by keeping the rose attached to life. The thorns are there to protect the rose, but we human beings have become accustomed to pluck beauty for ourselves, rather than appreciate nature for all of nature's wonder. The thorns hurt us because they were put there by nature and not by man-made mechanics and yes, it is true that as a species we have suffered from human being plucking human beings, and the rose is simply one more line item that human beings pluck.
The act of removing a rose so we can have it is a human act, but it removes a living rose and turns it into an artifact. I don't want to be an artifact but attached to life force just as a rose is attached to a life force, that the thorns protect - and in this way the metaphor of the rose embraces the whole and not the part - we can appreciate the fullness of the flower and the life-giving value of the plant, and when we do we accord plant intelligence with the same reverence we should have for human intelligence.
- Producer28/11/2016Why you should get comfortable with being 'an outsider'Do you consider yourself a rule follower or rule maker? Most people would like to think of themselves as an independent, or influential rule maker. But the truth is that most of us a are very compliant rule followers of other peoples' ideas. The...
Comments28/11/2016 #1 Max J. CarterI dig the piece. There's some solid advice and what I would add is to help maintain the attitude of change is to build a playlist with songs about changing you such as Michael Jackson's MAN IN THE MIRROR or David Bowie's CHANGES. for two examples.
It was WHITE RABBIT by Jefferson Airplane that suggests we do as the door muse says and feed your head.
Be careful what you feed your head less shit come out your mouth.
The music we listen to can help us keep that from happening.
- Producer27/11/2016No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.We are in anxious times and many of us feel angry, disappointed, as we grieve for the world we think we have lost. But we need to stay strong and keep our own power when many want to take our power away.Let your love flow outward through the...
Comments27/11/2016 #1 Max J. CarterSome great advice in this piece.
Maybe we think "they" are better than us. Or more powerful. Or smarter. Or more beautiful!
This is result of comparison and the reward system of popularity within the social construct. Go along with what is popular regardless of it's correctness and find the acceptance we all want. We become so concerned with how we are perceived by others that we cower to the popular.
The problem with agreeing with the masses is the result of every study on the subject that shows when we gather in mass we become dumber and easier to influence
No one is better or more powerful than anyone else. Some people do have a higher intellect and get over it if you meet them. We have allowed ourselves to become Narcissus with the selfie. We then use sex to sell any and everything creating a harmful body image standards that are rewarded for being met and those who do not measure up often find difficulty due to the mass brainwashing in the form of marketing and branding that has been going on forever and the only way it stops is when we stop rewarding them for creating the idea of needing to be as good as or similar to anyone or anything.
Individuality is the gift we are given and then we too often give it away in the name of going with the crowd just so we can feel as though we belong somewhere even if it goes against our own inner feelings of what is best for us.
- Producer27/11/2016The seduction of going backwards...Recently I had an opportunity come my way where almost instantly a very pithy saying popped into my head - "Been there, done that, and got the t-shirt". The more I got into the situation, the more I could see myself sliding into the comforts of the...
Comments28/11/2016 #2 Renée CormierNot so long ago, I wrote about my experience watching people jump through a deceptively deep mud puddle. Once you are soaked, there is no going back. Heads up, look forward, just move on. That's the only way to get yourself to a better place. Old habits/places are comfortable, but they will never take you anywhere new. Here's the link to the post, if anyone is interested. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/discovering-wisdom-success-fate-and-truth27/11/2016 #1 Max J. CarterI would say what you are getting at is a war of ideas. Ideas from the past that have created the shared reality we live in clashing with ideas of how to make it better for the sum and in order to have real progress the old ideas have to be let go of and old ways must be forsaken.
The war of ideas is fought by the selfish and the selfless. The selfish are those companies nation states and the like you spoke of and the selfless are people like Elon Musk investing in sustainability and humanity to change it for the betterment of the sum.
- Producer25/11/2016Paul's Blog: Now Is The TimeThe time to get anything is before you need it. The time to get water is before you feel thirsty. The time to eat is before you get hungry. The time to exercise is before you feel out of shape. The time to solve problems is before they become...
Comments25/11/2016 #2 Kevin PashukWhen I was a kid, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, it seemed every house had a number of humorous plaques on the wall (I guess it was a very early version of Facebook or Pinterest). One of the most common, was a circle with the word "TUIT" in the middle, with a caption "I asked my husband when he would finish that project. He said when 'I get around to it!'" (For those of you who don't get Dad Jokes... around to it = a round tuit.
- Producer24/11/2016The Navarro LoopThe brain is by far the most complex item of the universe. Thanks to the latest technology developments, we can virtually “see”(fMRI) a thought travelling our brain from one part to another, even if we cannot see the content of it. We have roughly...
Comments26/11/2016 #14 Anonymous#12 Thank you David, for taking your time to read it. I don't know if it is a 10%, or if we are going to be able to increase it in the future. The fact is, that we already have a lot of unused potential available, and it is up to us to use efficiently.
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Thank you for sharing26/11/2016 #13 Anonymous#11 I have given a point to your comment, dear Deb, but it worths much more than that. Thank you for your enriching words, I agree entirely with all of them. The buzz is, apart from other things, the product of my infinite thirst to question everything and to try to find the truth by doubting from it at the first place, due to the stated fact that every thought we have is subjective, biased by our own thoughts, fears, prejudices, beliefs. This is why I included the "reaction" of other people caused by our "action", as a way of controlling or mirroring to confirm or deny our internal process. The wisest man of humankind, King Solomon, said that in the multitude of counsellors resides the wisdom. Because nobody possesses the ultimate truth, so it is good to compare with others our own thoughts, to see the sides we could have surpassed due to our own biasing, because the brain has not the capability to understand the difference between fiction and reality. As you say, the unconscious can be "treacherous" and can blind us from the reality.
in the other hand, as you are pointing out, with your words "with an eye towards understanding how to achieve the sort of life we desire for ourselves." you are showing a way on how can we "trick" our unconscious by rationally setting our goals, and influence it to make it helps us achieving them. This is called Neuro Linguistical Incitement. I encourage you to have a look at a presentation I did some time ago concerning to this. I am sure you will find it very interesting.
http://www.slideshare.net/bicefablog/not-in-the-mood26/11/2016 #12 David B. GrinbergVery interesting post, Dave, lot's of food for thought. I'm always amazed by the fact that most humans only use a mere 10% of their brain power, according to scientists and neurologists. I wonder what would happen if we doubled or tripled that amount, and why can't we?
cc: @Ali Anani25/11/2016 #11 Deb HelfrichThis is a great buzz, @David Navarro López. I honestly have to say I am partial to The Navarro Maze, as it incorporates the concept that the unconscious - the stuff just around the corner, out of sight of our conscious mind - is the most treacherous part of our human journey. Your example of being suffused in a negative work environment is a poignant one, because even if we think we love our job, that we manage to stay positive in our own mental space, inevitably some of those negative particles will float in. And then there is the media, and social media, and .... So many times it was some random statement, that didn't register very loudly in our conscious mind, at the time, that keeps us stuck.
"Someone said the publishing industry is dead." And now many people self-sabotage their writing because this statement got stored, or the woeful news about the economy, stops someone with a great business idea. These types of vague, generic, fear-based statements are basically in the air all around us. And it does take a framework, like the Navarro loop, to help us think through, in a complex way, why we struggle, or repeat negative behaviors, or stay stuck.
Change is inevitable. But we do not have to get swept up in the speed of public opinion. We can exert the effort to know ourselves. We can pay attention to our choices and evaluate our actions through the filter of our beliefs and knowledge with an eye towards understanding how to achieve the sort of life we desire for ourselves.24/11/2016 #9 Anonymous#6 Has dado totalmente en el clavo, compañero. De hecho, si por algo somos amigos, es porque pensamos de igual forma en cuanto a que cada uno es responsable de lo que piensa y como lo hace. Desde luego que no es fácil, y como apuntas, el primer paso, que es ser conscientes de que ese potencial que tenemos nos pertenece y tenemos el derecho y el deber de moldearlo a nuestra voluntad, ese es el más dificil de asumir. A partir de ahí, todo es un poco menos difícil, y tiene sus recompensas. Cuanto más tiempo le dedicas, más te lo agradece.24/11/2016 #8 Anonymous#7 Completely agreed that we are not neurologists and that we might be able to work out a loop for our complex brain. As well, the brain is not a computer. Is much more complex and sophisticated. In the other hand, everybody has one, and together with it, the right to use it at his own will. This includes allowing others to influence our mind. It is an option too. The wonder of it is that each one is the responsible of our own mind, and that we can change our choices accordingly to our will.24/11/2016 #7 Mohammed SultanDear @ David Navarro Lopez.It's untapped mental potential that is influenced internally by our physical-chemical state of the brain, which is the same for human and animals.We are not neurologists to play in this huge playground which contains billions of neurons making thousands of connections with our nerve cells and with the outer world.What's going on in the playground is either discovered by the anatomy of the brain cortex or is reflected on our minds and on our behavior and attitude.Our minds are interpretative states influenced by the physical-chemical properties of our brains and the adaptive conscious and unconscious activities like feelings--> perception--->thinking--->willing-->action (with reason). I think, if we are able to make patterns from the atoms in the universe ,we will also be able to work out a loop for our complex brain.The brain is not a computer in which decisions can be modeled or a machine in which every part has a predetermined assigned role.24/11/2016 #6 Oscar Montejo RodriguezCompletamente de acuerdo @David Navarro López. Es lo que yo llamo reprogramación mental. Mucha gente se asusta cuando hablo de ella pero cuando eres consciente que has sido reprogramado desde niño sin darte cuenta, no es mas que desaprender para volver a aprender de nuevo. Pero es dificil de hacer y mucho más de concebir. Creemos que somos así y punto. Si fueramos conscientes del verdadero poder real de nuestros pensamientos,tal vez trararíamos con mucho más mimo lo que metemos en nuestra cabecita loca. Un articulo estupendo! Un abrazo amigo!24/11/2016 #5 Ali Anani#4 I understand very well your point of view and the complexity of the Navarro Loop. However; you start with the perception and you end it with the perception. May be it is also a spiral loop, too. The concept is clear. Images help people to remember the loop. Keep trying because the challenge is worth it my friend @David Navarro López.24/11/2016 #4 Anonymous#3 Thank you for your kind words dear Ali, but I just would like to remark that "I tried to make a scheme of the Navarro Loop. I failed. I could not find a chain or a pattern on which the components fit one with each other because they interact disorderly."
I am sorry if Ii gave the wrong impression by writing it this way. My intention was to put them orderly by way in/way out, but what it happens between them, it changes continuosly. It took me many hours to trying to find a scheme, only to find out there is none. A perception can lead to a knowledge, but if the beliefs are against it, it can go back and forth, depurated, corrected, or deleted. Or, a reaction can be strongly adverse to an action, and make entire line to become a chaos.
Above all, you are completely right. The buzz is worthy for many discussions. Hopefully, it will have the desired reach to all the big minds around bebee, in order to provide some further light to it24/11/2016 #3 Ali Anani#1 Part 2
If these are not worthy of discussions then what would be deserving
You know that Sara Jacobovici, Franci Eugenia Hoffman and myself have been developing an equation that started with:Knowing + doing = action (movement). In the Navarro Loop the starting point is perception and then knowledge. Here, you suggest knowledge to proceed to action through moving from knowledge to beliefs and then actions. This means we may consider modifying our equation to include beliefs. I wonder what Sara and Franci would comment.
The way you link the conscious and the subconscious minds is amazing. I am thinking of having the controllable mind in the vicinity of the uncontrollable one. This is how nature works.
I am moved by your dedication my friend and would hope this buzz receives due attention.24/11/2016 #2 Ali AnaniPart 1
@David Navarro López- this post,thediscussion on a large scale. Let me first note down some of the key statements in your buzz;:
…with the accuracy of a drunken elephant in a crystal store
Something it kept me thinking is that we can actually physically modify our brain consciously.
• The Navarro Loop (Perception, knowledge, beliefs, action, interaction, perception)
We need to remember that our subconscious is who gets ready the “reports for the boss”
the subconscious works full speed when the conscious sleeps
So it is up to us to allow them to percolate us, and in any case, we need to reinforce ourselves with the things we want, to give a stronger voice to our priorities
- Producer24/11/2016Find Your Calm. Achieving Mindfulness in a Demanding WorldYou are on a beach at sunset, walking along the water's edge. The air is crisp and warm, smelling a little salty. The sky is clear with a few clouds. You feel a slight breeze on your face and see the waves coming in from the ocean. You sit down...
Comments24/11/2016 #12 Max J. Carter#11 I teach a little bit of everything that goes into assisting people to live unified in mind, body and spirit and that encompasses a great variety of topics for mapping ones life to be something one can be unified in mind body and spirit in living.
Enjoy the meditation many have said it has aided in making great leaps in personal realization and self discovery. I myself have been using this particular one for several years after studying many other forms.24/11/2016 #10 Emily Forget (Newbee!)#4 Hi Jared! Thanks for your comment! I am too curious about this Miracle Morning, it sounds wonderful. You should most definitely try to use the App more... at least daily I would suggest, even for 5-10 minutes to start.. I know it sounds like a lot, but you will most likely start to enjoy it so it becomes a pleasure. Like going in and out of a Jacuzzi on a cold day.... soooooooo amazzzzzing. I find that now, I get the urge to meditate more than once a day, but time and daily duties restricts me. In a perfect world, I suppose! ;-)24/11/2016 #6 Emily Forget (Newbee!)#2 Hey Max! Those are awesome mantras, love it! When you say "I use this meditation", do you mean the Calm App specifically? Allowing space for everything that comes up during meditation is so important. Pema Chodron once said, "Sticking with uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic - this is the spiritual path." Thank you for commenting!!! :-)24/11/2016 #2 Max J. CarterI use this meditation and have given it to thousands I have worked with.
Say "I let got of everything"
Repeat these words until your body takes over the breathing and then tel yourself.
"I go into the void of my mind to learn what I need to know right now."
This creates a calm space for you to be shown things that will aid you in dealing with life better and in less stressful ways getting the guidance form within.
- 24/11/2016Happy Thanksgiving to all our American bees! A day to remember life is about more than just ourselves.
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.