- 18/01/2017My beautiful Finland :)All About Lapland on Twittertwitter.com “Look at these incredible auroras! They danced so fast I've never seen anything like that! Last night #Rovaniemi #Lapland #Finland...
- 16/01/2017Fantastic video by Aryeh NirenbergThe Northern Lights From My Window Seat at 35,000ft This was captured on Delta Flight 446 from JFK in New York to KEF in Reykjavik, Iceland on December 31st 2016 I had a whole row to myself so I set up my...
- Producer14/01/2017I am a Beekeeper (Apiarist)I was fascinated by honeybees since I spent a summer, at the Ravanica monastery; the mother superior, was my father's friend and she and the orthodox sisters took me in when my mom was hospitalized with an illness. The Serbian Orthodox monastery...
Comments14/01/2017 #9 Pamela 🐝 Williams#7 David, I'm now following quite a few Bee organizations on Twitter and will try to get some followers from those groups through Paul's Growth Hacker portion of his App. Though I'm not sure I want to use the term "leverage" :-) I saw it the other way around: How can we use our 'bee' identity to help the pollinator crisis occurring around the globe.14/01/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergWow, Milic, you're like an bee encyclopedia. This is likely the most comprehensive buzz about real bees ever on this platform. Here's my question to all: how can bebee leverage the unfortunate fact -- now being broadly reported in mainstream media worldwide -- that bumble bees have placed on the USA's Endangered Species List for the first time??? http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/bumble-bee-species-declared-endangered-u-s-first-time-n706321
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- Producer03/07/2016A Trip to a Fantastical world full of Wisteria FlowersApparently once you step into this wisteria tunnel, you will be overwhelmed by the fresh cent and the beautiful scenery of numerous clusters of flowers lying on top of one another. There are many...
Comments03/01/2017 #18 Andrew Porter#17 Wisteria is a beautiful climber Pamela, it seems that the Japanese have some wonderful specimens of old Wisterias there is even a 140 something year old Wisteria tree in Japan, which I did a buzz about many many moons ago. If you do happen to take a picture of the Oak tree and Wisteria post it to my hive because I would love to see it, thanks again!03/01/2017 #17 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsSo glad you're back Andrew! Wisteria is one of my favorites. I would love to build a trellis over my driveway and create a tunnel. There is an old Wisteria vine that is growing on a road I used to take to work. It has intermingled with an old oak tree and is beautiful. At points it looks like the flowers are coming out of the oak. I'll have to remember to take a ride up that road next spring and take a picture!02/01/2017 #16 Andrew Porter#15 Yes definitely one for the bucket list @Brook Massey and here is another that may be of interest https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-porter/keukenhof-the-most-beautiful-spring-garden-in-the-world that I resurrected just before the new year...enjoy!02/01/2017 #14 Andrew Porter#9 Well Bill you found a blast from the past with this which I originally posted on Linkedin many moons ago I had forgotten about it until now, I think it lacks a little compared to some of my recent buzzes.
#11 Thanks Sara and a happy and healthy new year to you, I think Bill deserves a little credit for resurrecting this one.
#13 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit yes this is a wonderful organic creation, and agreed that revisiting has infinitely more power than repurposing.
Thanks everyone for commenting and a happy new year to all.02/01/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWow! I thought it was a painting and then the other photo's revealed that it is an organic creation.
I also love the fact that in age when people repurpose their posts, this buzz organically re-emerged the moment Bill Stankiewicz found it again two hours ago. Revisiting or discovering has infinitely more power to it than repurposing - the former is a measure of quality, whereas repurposing is the measure of content.
- Producer29/12/2016Ice world - Мир льдаПопав однажды зимой на Байкал, ты запоминаешь это навсегда. Фраза, казалось бы, расхожая, но в данном случае очень точная. Более того потом каждый год начинает снова тянуть туда. Почему? Вот объяснить это крайне сложно. По сути ведь там только холод...
Comments29/12/2016 #3 Aleksandra DiuzhevaСпасибо за фантастически красивый пост @Andrey Narchuk!👏👏
Я и вся команда beBee искренне рада нашему сотрудничеству, мы хотели бы поблагодарить вас за работу, за блог, который никого не оставляет равнодушным, и ваш подход к любимому делу, который вдохновляет нас и всех ваших читателей. Поздравляем вас с наступающим Новым годом и желаем много новых путешествий, исполнения задуманного и успехов во всех начинаниях!
- 20/12/2016Coral reef ecosystems play a vital role in maintaining Earth's biodiversity. But reefs are in trouble. NASA three-year field expedition now underway will give scientists the opportunity to study reef ecology and condition. Video -ScienceCasts: A New View of Coral Reefs Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. A three-year NASA field expedition to examine Earth’s coral reefs is now underway, giving scientists the...
- Producer08/12/2016Человек и тюлень - The Man and the sealНебольшая история про то что находясь в одной среде и в одинаковых условиях человек и тюлень становятся гораздо ближе друг другу. О том что мы можем быть интересны и в даже общаться между собой. По мотивам экспедиции Сахалин-Курилы.A little history...
- 12/12/2016This week, NASA experts and scientists are presenting new science findings at the American Geophysical Union’s annual fall meeting. This annual meeting draws more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators and students to the west coast. You can tune in live to learn about things like our Curiosity Mission on Mars and our Dawn mission orbiting dwarf planet Ceres. For a list of events and to watch live, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive #AGU16
- Producer24/11/2016MY ART ON CANVASGIFT IDEAS - limited edition 15 - support artistthe reproduction of my series "WILDLIFE" on canvas are available in limited edition 72x48cm / 29x19inches Shipping worldwide Shipping inside a tube FREE shippingPrice: 90€ each Paypal...
- Producer24/11/2016Bears that fish at a distance of 10 meters from you - this is Kamchatka! Медведи, которые ловят рыбу на расстоянии 10 метров от тебя - это Камчатка!And we are talking about their natural habitat! When you approach them carefully, so as not to frighten. And they will continue to fish and fooling around at your leisure!;-)Today was an amazing day! For his sake and worth the trip to go to the Far...
- Producer22/11/2016Living sea - Живое мореОдин случай на Филиппинах. One case in the Philippines.Иногда так бывает, что море становится живым не только иносказательно. Ты всматриваешься в синюю даль и понимаешь, что это не просто вода. Тысячи живых существ сливаются в одно целое - громадную...
- Producer17/11/2016Colors of the Sea - Краски моряWhy the Red Sea is so popular? Follow of divers in Egypt and Sudan does not stop. Even with existing difficulties Even with the problems in those countries. The answer is easy. You can get just by looking at the water's edge. Here you will see a...
- Producer14/11/2016Sea Fans - Морские веераВеерные кораллы или горгонарии, украшение кораллового рифа. Изящная структура, внушительные размеры, и самые разные оттенки цвета от белого и желтого до темно-красного, и фиолетового. Они часто занимают стены расщелин, боковые и верхние участки...
Comments17/11/2016 #7 Andrey Narchuk#6 По будущим экспедициям всегда сложно, там много факторов влияют, и до последнего момента не понятно что и как получится. Как с тем же Монероном было - сможем ли мы туда попасть решалось уже на Сахалине. По этому готовим обычно несколько вариантов.
А вот по поводу обучения все проще. Мы сейчас готовим к запуску проект совместно с журналом Нептун. Там будут все варианты касающиеся подводной фотографии, как выездные так и здесь на месте.
Есть уже страница на фейсбуке, где все будет публиковаться : https://www.facebook.com/neptunschool/
Она сейчас дорабатывается и наполняется.14/11/2016 #5 Andrey Narchuk#4 По образованию я программист и в той или иной степени до сих пор им являюсь)
А так, дайвинг и фотография очень затягивают. Сначала это пару поездок в год. Потом 4. Дальше больше.
Последние года 3-4 мы сами организуем поездки и экспедиции. Ставим себе задачи, или, к примеру, проводим обучение.
- Producer13/11/2016Living on the Edge of ChallengeIt amazes me, and may be you too the reader of this buzz, that we tend to go the extremes and swing from one extreme to the other. Is this the call of nature? We find many trees living in arid zones, or water logging areas, but very few trees...
Comments19/11/2016 #42 Ali Anani#41 You never make useless comments and even if we differ sometimes you always prove you have a solid point. Thank you @David Navarro López for the comment and the link to your buzz. I repeat the link here as this buzz is so rewarding to read:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge19/11/2016 #40 Ali Anani#39 Dear @David Navarro López- I will do now
I wish also your time would allow you to read my last buzz as it is inviting for many great discussions. I need your view on there.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-positive-side-of-negative-emotions19/11/2016 #39 AnonymousDear Ali, your provoking posts always awaken my will on commenting.
Please have a look here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge View moreDear Ali, your provoking posts always awaken my will on commenting.
Please have a look here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge
as comment space was too small to answer to your post. Close18/11/2016 #37 mohammed khalafok Dr Ali People who believe in the power of dialogue usually abhor either/or distinctions. Few things in life are same of the trees if cut the water from it will died , cut and then dry, and when it comes to mitigating differences between people we need watering these distinctions .18/11/2016 #31 Joris Plaatstaal#26 "Conformity is not learning @Joris Plaatstaal" So now I know why you are here @Ali Anani, thank you.
It proves that if one needs an answer to a question one just have to ask.
To go on-topic about trees and roots and us... Well, I am sure you know this, but nevertheless I link it.
I like this, though it can be misunderstood.18/11/2016 #27 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanTrees have roots to assist them in grasping the ground and holding on to life. Humans have roots to assist them in connecting with others and holding on to life. Unfortunately, humans don't always appreciate their roots and lose touch with life and all it has to offer. Humans can benefit from learning about trees and the challenges they face. Learning to adapt to uncontrollable or controllable circumstances is a major advantage in how humans can cope with challenges.16/11/2016 #25 Joris Plaatstaal#13 @ Ali Anani. "yes, we humans have choices, but do we select carefully?" .... I think not. They majority of people I know, just go with the flow. They need to conform to the public mind. They need to be part of, some, society.... I give you that, trees just live or die. Can humans live without conformation? I doubt it, I think we need it. I think we are so desperate in need of just that, conformation. Are we willing to ignore the entity we are in order to receive conformation?
Loose yourself in order to fit in the virtual hive? To be accepted? To be what some idea wants you to be?
I entered beBee to question us and myself. Why are you and me here, in this domain? Why do we even spent time here? Is being on social media a conformation to the rest?
I need to learn. I will learn.14/11/2016 #24 Ali Anani#23 No question I am going to spend this evening pondering on this idea "Our barter system of time/intelligence for money should act like the grove of trees. Learn, stabilize and grow.......But for some reason the need for volatility is strong in the human psyche". This is sheer brilliance @Harvey Lloyd. I shall be back with more elaboration of my understanding of this great and provoking idea.14/11/2016 #23 Harvey Lloyd#20 The hurricane within the metaphor is our current political climate to humans or the opportunity for the sapling to grow is when the grove becomes damaged and the canopy opens.
Our economic system benifits from volatility, it shakes the leaves of money lose from one group and allows another to flourish. The system can be played, but to what end? Our barter system of time/intelligence for money should act like the grove of trees. Learn, stabilize and grow.......But for some reason the need for volatility is strong in the human psyche. We have to shake things up.
We call this our best system to satisfy the masses the best way possible. Trees show us a different path. But the path is not special, exciting or glorifying. Humans have to make that part work.
- 09/11/2016Esta escena de "Planet Earth II", impresionante documental sobre naturaleza producido por la BBC, no tiene nada que envidiarle a las mejores persecuciones hollywoodienses.
¡Con la carne de gallina me ha dejado!Iguana vs Snakes - Planet Earth II This behaviour has never been filmed before! Hatchling marine iguanas are attacked by snakes hunting on mass. This clip was taken from the Islands episode...
- 08/11/2016Why bees are the most invaluable specieswww.theguardian.com A public debate this week saw five scientists putting their case for saving one endangered species. Alison Benjamin on why the audience were right to save the...
- Producer07/11/2016Monkey Business; The Disappearing Habitat Of Boneo’s Orangutans. The title for this piece is perhaps a little ambiguous as it will revolve around the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra, rather than the Gibbons or the Proboscis monkeys of that region. The monkey business reference in the title refers to many of...
Comments08/11/2016 #25 Aurorasa Sima#23 It´s possible but it´s a chore at first. I used to stay so long in supermarkets when I first tried to change that they often asked me if they could help. The link I posted has a barcode scanner app.
That´s one of the reasons I hate shopping. With the exceptions of a few sins (PIZZZZZZA), I also avoid GMO and MSG´s and sugar.
Shopping for cigarettes is so much easier (:08/11/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima#19 I´d use the up. The damage for those is done anyway. Making your own is not an easy job. Two things I use:
A messy alternative are Indian shampoos that just consist of one ingredient or a few herbs/plants. It takes time and is a real mess. http://amzn.to/2eHnubX
And http://media.mercola.com/assets/pdf/product-labels/shampoo.pdf and the conditioner. It takes about 2 weeks for your hair to get used to it. Your hair might look greasy for the first short time. After that, whatever problems you might have will get better. Conditioner and shampoo last very long, so that it´s even super cheap.
Might not be perfect but as close as it gets while still offering the same features as the bad stuff.08/11/2016 #18 Aurorasa Sima#17 I only knew it because I already tried to remove every single product containing palm oil. Even many organic brands are trying to cheat on you and use only some organic ingredients.
Marketing departments go through great lengths to make up so many words for sugar, palm oil and and and that it´s hard to keep up. "Sustainable shopping" is a time-consuming nightmare in the beginning. You´re not at fault when you did not know.08/11/2016 #17 Claire 🐝 Cardwell#16 @Aurorasa Sima - just lost the bet! V. pissed off, I deliberately chose SA products that were not tested on animals and stupidly assumed that they would not be killing animals and destroying forests in the production phase. Will have to do a search to find products that are ethical and organic.08/11/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima#11 You might want to sit down before investigating this list: http://www.deforestationeducation.com/products-that-contain-palm-oil.php
Cell phone is yet another topic. I stopped using Iphone for a few years after learning about the horrific conditions for the workers.
Then I learned the others are not better.
I´m planning on this as my next phone: https://www.fairphone.com/en/08/11/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#9 I need to pay more attention, just when I think I'm paying attention to all icky ingredients, something new comes my way. I'm not sure what has palm oil in it that I may be purchasing?
Great idea for an app- App with ingredients on labels to stay away from. It would be beneficial to carry that around on one's smartphone.07/11/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWe simply have to start cherishing our whole planet and every single lifeform right now. There will always be some level of give and take and predators and prey; but no natural lifeform stands a chance - us included - if we don't severely curtail the industrialization of the world immediately. Our machines are more advanced than our understanding of the havoc they ensure.
A nice cuddly reason, @Paul Walters, to really start speaking up about non-sustainable industrial practices.07/11/2016 #9 Claire 🐝 Cardwell@Paul Walters thanks for the reminder about how terrible palm oil is and the devastating effect the producers are having on the environment. I have cut out creamers that contain Palm Oil - but from now on will check the labeling on packaging a lot more carefully.07/11/2016 #7 Dean OwenThe recurring haze, almost an annual event since the late 90's, is a travesty. I remember moving to Singapore in 98 when the haze was the worst it had ever been. All passengers on that flight from Japan disembarked with facemasks. Back then we only thought about our own health risks and not about the loss of habitat for numerous endangered species. If anyone has a few spare weeks and are looking for an adventure, you can volunteer for 2 to 12 week stints at an Orangutan sanctuary here:
http://www.globalteer.org/volunteering-with-orangutans.aspx07/11/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherAs much as I enjoy being able to see a variety of animals in zoo's, I also get very sad knowing they were taken from their natural habitats. I didn't know about human diseases and they can contract them. Wow, the fires... insane and to have to wear a mask for that long, actually scary. Orangutangs are really cute. They can play video games? I'd say, they are highly intelligent! Thanks for tagging me Paul!! Always enjoy your pieces.07/11/2016 #4 Don 🐝 KerrMy eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters View moreMy eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters with him. Close
- Producer07/11/2016From human centred learning to bio-curiosityI have a passionate interest in human nature, from the perspective that humans are one of the forms of nature. If we are nature, our relationship with other forms of nature changes to one of co-existing in a delicate balance in the world we share...
Comments08/11/2016 #17 Deb🐝 Lange#14 @BenPinto thanks for sharing The giving Tree - yes, that is what Florianne Koecholin has revealed that plants feel, and sense and communicate. we used to imagine animals didn't have emotions either, but, now most people realise they do. we still have a lot to learn .08/11/2016 #16 Deb🐝 LangeThanks for sharing those extra words Deb Eco-playful, bio-joyful - I must watch @Fatimawilliams video - thanks for sharing! #15
What I love is when my thinking is stuck, I walk outside and as I walk- -and if I talk out loud- new ideas synthesise that would not if I stayed at my desk " trying to think"!08/11/2016 #15 Deb 🐝 HelfrichBio-curiosity - that word tickles my need to extend the theme - eco-playful? bio-joyful? eco-wonderful?
@🐝 Fatima Williams shared yesterday a short video on how it seems to be the arrival of a phonetic language that cuts us off from the languages of our natural surroundings. The alphabet segregates us from other sorts of languages and the "rest of the land falls mute"
"The letters usurp that participation - they short-circuit that reciprocity" ... with all the other environmental 'languages' that our senses can make available to us.
We have examples such as the tremendous ability of the Wayfinder's understanding how to navigate an ocean as written about by Wade Davis and Martha Beck's love affair with tracking in the African veldt - we humans do have the ability to speak nature, if we can figure out how to get out of our boxes.08/11/2016 #14 Ben PintoLoved this piece. The best selling book The Giving Tree is about a person that is friends with a plant. By the end of the book, though, you are left with the understanding that this plant was used and abused by a human. So sad. I think we need more of the above and particularly mathematical proofs that show we are all part of the same master plan and this is an area of innerspection that we need to unlock the mysteries of what our purpose is and where we go.07/11/2016 #11 Deb🐝 LangeDear @Irene Hackett #9 I can not imagine you living a technical life. Even though we use technology here. It seems there is a community of relationships and we are genuinely reading and sharing and connecting. I think we all have to remember to have down time from technology, to walk, to have the sun on our face, the wind in our hair, pat. Dog, weed the garden, create art.07/11/2016 #7 Ali AnaniI am moved by being mentioned in this superb and "green" buzz @Deb🐝 Lange. I enjoyed the logic and the video. I am in full support of the need to expand our biomimicry. You know we are on the same length.
Interestingly, I partially addressed your questions without being aware of this buzz in my buzz of today of Fractal Emotions and Perceptions.
Emotions are tree-like and what trees teach us will be of help to understand our emotions and perceptions.07/11/2016 #5 Deb🐝 Lange#2 @Mohammed A. Jawad I live what you said, "We ought to observe, perceive and feel our Mother Nature, our intimate surroundings and then reciprocate with refreshing thoughts that come out from our learning. If we fail to do so, then we are dull creatures, engulfed between our mechanical and virtual worlds." Yes, we only have to stop, breathe and look and sense Mother Nature and we can not only replenish our energy levels throughout the day, we can connect to an intimacy with life itself, sustaining us beyond modern day "consumersim" of fancy products.07/11/2016 #4 Deb🐝 Lange#1 @Savvy Raj I love the way you say," Yes indeed to getting back to the roots . In fact nature thrives in the rootedness which gives stability to reach beyond the knowing, in wonder, to dare to explore." I agree, it is like getting back to our roots, and I wonder if we go back, will we gain the stability of being nature, and with that connected stability to our roots, will we then be able to be even more creative and expand what we wonder at and explore evne more.07/11/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad@Deb🐝 Lange Reading your post, I am reminded of something interesting. Tell you what? We ought to observe, perceive and feel our Mother Nature, our intimate surroundings and then reciprocate with refreshing thoughts that come out from our learning. If we fail to do so, then we are dull creatures, engulfed between our mechanical and virtual worlds. Being forgetful of our busy, hectic work life, we can well enjoy by looking around the spread of greenery or up in the skies to have a glimpse if its glittering beauty.07/11/2016 #1 Savvy RajLoved reading this @Deb Lange Your interest is palpable and inspiring . Yes indeed to getting back to the roots . Infact nature thrives in the rootedness which gives stability to reach beyond the knowing, in wonder, to dare to explore .... . Thank you for introducing what Bio Curious is to me and for sharing this one .
Comments25/10/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 It is a sad memory but not a bad memory, my friend was trying to take a photograph just like this one, it speaks to the risk any photographer takes with Elephants. Elephants have long memories. His death is a reminder that elephants need protecting from poachers, and the elephants in the picture are lucky to have their tusks, such is the size of the illegal ivory trade.23/10/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis picture fills me with a little sadness because it reminds me of my friend Don Hornsby who I stayed with in South Africa and who was rushed by an elephant and trampled to death while trying to take a photograph. Elephants have been so traumatized by poachers that the large elephant instinctively went on the attack. I cannot believe that this was six years ago, it was only a matter of months after I had returned from South Africa that we heard of this terrible news from his family. http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/elephant-tramples-man-to-death-687670
- Producer18/10/2016Trapping IdeasA great value of a social media platform is linked to its ability to promote symbiosis of minds. I have reasons to claim this. Like a tree and a fungus forming symbiotic relationship that both parties strive to keep so are minds that work...
Comments24/10/2016 #42 Ali Anani#41 Dear @namita sinha- I wish every bee would read your great and penetrating comment. You wrote "Writing and reading are medium to feel aware of our feelings and give them a safe route of expression and exchange, its almost a kind of meditation to focus on conscious writing / reading". How true!
EMotional Networks based on clusters of emotions shall reveal new findings, and I have no doubt this statement is valid. The network might show five main emotions as clusters. Emotions have connections to each other. Love shall attract people and hatred shall do a well. I started to see emotions in different perspectives.
Dear @namita sinha- do share your ideas in a buzz. They shall be valuable.24/10/2016 #41 namita sinha#40 Well, a kind of synchronicity again Dr @Ali Anani, indeed after reading your post, as already expressed, I too have been thinking on posting on how Emotional Connections are so vital and fundamental to successful social media networking, ad infact they are but "Emotional networks .. ". Come to think of it, why we all are pulled to your buzzes , well of course because you put forth such wonderful ideas but also because you value our feelings and emotions when we respond with our comments , which ultimately helps us further with our expressions and ideations . It is indeed a symbiotic relationship of great content and emotional satisfaction . As humans , we are driven constantly by how we feel ,..and its anytime good to be aware of these emotions and not suppress them.
Writing and reading are medium to feel aware of our feelings and give them a safe route of expression and exchange, its almost a kind of meditation to focus on conscious writing / reading .And some social media networks as these, allow for this safe haven to exist for all of us - where we come together for an emotional as much as an intellectual exchange ; and that's also a reason why ultimately its the like minded and emotionally close ones who become a part of a certain group / hive / community.... We feel the bond and the connection growing strong, don't we, we almost start caring for each other even though we may not have even met or spoken to so many in our networks ! The vibes continue ... to attract more ...
And as I am reflecting more on this...glad to see that it rings a bell to you too...and you shall do great justice, I am sure :)24/10/2016 #40 Ali Anani#39 Dear @namita sinha-it is always a pleasure to read your comments any time. You concluded your comment with a gem "we tend to learn so much from the processes at play around us in the nature and its never enough ...".
I don't know how feasible or even silly the idea that started ringing in my head if we have social networks why don't we have equally emotions networks? When we socialize are emotions are involved. How to relate the two is an idea that started brewing. May be you can help, dear namita24/10/2016 #39 namita sinhaDear Sir @Ali Anani, loved this buzz from you and though a bit delayed my response, I still stand to gain even more - by the post and the enriching comments as well by so many Bees !
When you talk of symbiotic existence, I am instantly connected to the idea of Emotional Intelligence in Action in Human relationships , be it at workplace, family or any other social context. And its indeed true that Social Media is another powerful one to germinate a most powerful network of connected ones.
So though Emotional intelligence ( commonly referred to as EI or EQ) begins with building awareness of one's own feelings and behaviour and then to those of others, its all about using this awareness and knowledge towards constructive and mutually beneficial long term relationships. Hence the one who knows how his partner is expected to feel and behave in a situation uses this intuition and wisdom to build the most fulfilling relationships and experiences. The perfect case for harmonious existence and synergy, but ofcourse , only if purpose and intent as always is right and not manipulative towards greed and short term gains !
Coming to ideas again, I would say its all about being aware in the moment and taking it up one at a time rather than rushing and multi tasking or forcing ideas towards deadlines ! One needs to slow down at times or change gears so to say !
Your metaphors beautifully support the fact again , that we tend to learn so much from the processes at play around us in the nature and its never enough ...22/10/2016 #38 Ali Anani#31 As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.- yes, I agree completely with @Sara Jacobovici View more#31 As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.- yes, I agree completely with @Sara Jacobovici in expanding this into what promises to be a great buzz. Close22/10/2016 #35 Ali Anani#28 I believe it is distortion i thinking and all for me mentality- I have done it alone- I have achieved this on my own- are just examples of this pretension. An almighty tree builds symbiotic relationship with fungi and together they established the most powerful underground social networks. It is not strong with strong or weak with strong as much as it is what symbiosis offers the two parties.22/10/2016 #34 Ali Anani#27 Yes, and I am truly happy this thought resonated wit you @Deb🐝 Lange. Being our own doesn't man isolation and no matter how strong an individual is he/she needs other people. It is going to the extremes and this or that mentality that is causing this distortion. And like you said this becomes an awakening to building symbiotic relationship and we have to search on how best to do that as not all people are the same.20/10/2016 #32 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#31 I so appreciate the encouragement, @Sara Jacobovici. I have been marinating a lot on the seeming contradiction of independence and interdependence as they are both always present, it just depends on which way we squint - like the visual illusions where one image yields two entirely different pictures depending on which feature we focus on. And of course , fractal patterns - we, as observers, are the determining factor between seeing the initial shape or the larger patterns the repetition of that initial shape creates - that shape is always both an independent entity and an essential part of the pattern.
Watching all these ideas, concepts, and different expressions by different minds each day is priceless. I am so grateful for all this knowledge ripe for snatching as it flies by; I feel like a Venus Flytrap myself.
As @Ali Anani said "The movement of the parts selve the functionality of the whole system. "20/10/2016 #30 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#28 It feels like we are moving a bit more in the direction of seeing the entire globe as a web of symbiotic relationships, but it runs counter to the trend of putting ourselves - humans - into boxes for the last century or so. As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.20/10/2016 #28 Deb🐝 LangeIn reality, we do not live our lives n our own. We are all in symbiotic relationships with each other, but, we pretend we are independent. I wonder if we accepted this natural condition to be interdependent whether we could be better at supporting one another in work and life.20/10/2016 #27 Deb🐝 LangeDear @Ali Anani it is the symbiotic relationship that resonates with me so much in this post. Our society has favoured individualism, do things for yourself, be independent etc - that is all very well, I think we do need to be responsible. BUT, when we think for ourselves and create our lives as if we are separate from each other, we wonder why so many people feel alienated.
Many people feel at odds with how to be inter-dependent, or how to create a symbiotic relationship like plants, where you may do something for me and I do something different, but we are both supporting each other in different ways. In reality, we are not alone and we can not live without one another. I do hope we can learn how to create better symbiotic relationships with each other and all of nature.