- Producer15/08/2017Projective SurfacesIntentionally projecting is fun: depending on the emotions. It doesn't have to be about guilt, or even anything bad.Actually, now that I understand projecting, I just had an epic epiphany that I would like to share:I might unintentionally project...
- 01/06/2017I would say it could be summed up in one word: Maturity, but maybe that's too simplistic. For sure, it includes impulse control and managing your own behaviour.What Is Emotional Intelligence, Exactly? Here's the Entire Concept, Summed up in 1 Sentencewww.inc.com Tired of all the complex, theoretical definitions for emotional intelligence? We can actually sum up it up in a single, simple...
- Producer12/04/2017FaceopsyIf an autobiography is a story of oneself, the time-line or wall on Facebook is more like an autopsy. With an autobiography, you first write your own history about yourself, in the second case the autopsy (faceopsy) you go looking for clues as to...
- Producer29/03/2017Visual sensation This page of writing could not be viewed and understood if it were not first sensed and then perceived by the brain . Initially your eyes are aroused by the lines and shapes which form this text , thus initiating the process of sensation . Visual...
- 13/03/2017...you know the dream you have where you quit your job and flip all those chatterboxes at work the bird?
It’s time to make it come true.
Watch today’s episode… it’s about what’s keeping you back from getting what’s yours.How To End Self Sabotage: William Wood Interview's Robert Smith (Part 3 of 4)www.empowernetwork.com How To End Self Sabotage: William Wood Interview's Robert Smith (Part 3 of...
- 28/02/2017Unpleasant thoughts create resistance to the good things life can give you. Choose your thoughts and choose to feel good in every moment. Have a wonderful day!
- 19/02/2017The Self Management Compass https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ALS/Training+Resources
Comments20/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 This is why you will find a great affinity with @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici and once they see your thinking and your approach to the scientific method, I know they will be fascinated by what it is you are developing and it will be interesting to see this evolve as a new triad. I envision it having a very powerful effect if it does so evolve and/or emerge in resulting fusion of relationships. I see in this three brilliant minds with a high potential of affinity.20/02/2017 #7 Walter SmithManjit, Optologics is categorization metrics. We need to categorize or generalize to understand the bigger picture. My idea is to find standard categories for the production and use of knowledge that we can all agree on. Then we can see knowledge scientifically rather than phenomenologically. #520/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Yes, Walter is an interesting mind with unique perspectives and he can abstract and conceptualize but at the most basic level he engages in thinking, naturally I appreciate a mind like that.
None of this for me is about enjoyment, it is about appreciation. What Walter does is in some ways parallel with what I do but Walter has his own unique DNA - he deals much more deeply with the ontological and explores infinitely more with physics.
I noticed Walter when he checked my profile today, and then of course Fatima you tagged me. What is important for me about Walter Smith is to recognize Walter Smith as Walter Smith and not on the basis of similarities.
We learn most from people who are different from us - and even if I might use the word compass and Walter uses compass or I may use spectrum and Walter may use the term, appreciation does not come through categorization but observation. I certainly do appreciate Walter Smith for being Walter Smith. We are both an N of 1 and what matters is the N of 7 Billion and the appreciation in that.19/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsFirst off @Walter Smith I am following you
Welcoming you to beBeeland 🐝🤗
And love this post on Optologics.
So simple and yet effective explanation that self-management is true intelligence. Yes we are responsible for the way we let others influence us. That's why I learnt not to blame situations or people but look at my mistakes as a learning journey.
As you say "Common sense is not what we believe, but what we can all agree on"
What the current education system doesn't allow an individual to use common sense or even to think. The set frame work is like a sheep of herd led in one direction. I enjoyed reading this alot and Happy to meet you here on BeBee 🤗
- Producer12/02/2017Positively Speaking (and Thinking)One of the things I love most about the people I surround myself with, is that an overwhelming majority of them are so positive-minded! Of course, that's by design. There are certainly enough negative people on the planet, I just choose to...
Comments12/02/2017 #4 Blaine Little#3 Thanks, David! Reverend Peale was some of my first introduction to creating a positive life. However, I still consider myself to be a pragmatist. Be sure to check out my article on "Control Issues", https://www.bebee.com/producer/@blaine-little/you-re-out-of-control12/02/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergWell stated, Blaine. I don't know any successful person in business or life who has not had a positive outlook and mindset. Recommended reading on positive thinking, the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8435.Norman_Vincent_Peale View moreWell stated, Blaine. I don't know any successful person in business or life who has not had a positive outlook and mindset. Recommended reading on positive thinking, the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8435.Norman_Vincent_Peale I've also shared this buzz in three hives. Again, nice read! Close
Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.21/01/2017EMOTIONAL BANK ACCOUNT - Is your balance Positive or Negative?Imagine that you have dropped and broken your mobile phone, and find it’s going to cost you $200 to repair it.Your reaction to this incident is influenced by the amount of discretionary money you have in your bank balance.If you have a lot of money...
Comments23/01/2017 #11 Brian McKenzieI un-banked when I left the States, I haven't had a telephone in 3 years, if I were to say I have any Emotional Account - it would have been unplugged too. Emotions, and pandering to them, are quite avoidable. We live in a six second world where 'Reality' is faked, scripted, produced ~ where you are an easily replaceable line item on a corporate spread sheet ~ where 'love' is transactional, temporary and disposable ~ where war is not only inevitable but routinely scheduled. Society is merely a herd of widgets - managed through the life-cycle wickets of eat, sleep, work & reproduce well teased with money and goaded with fear before you are shuffled of to the meat packing slaughter house.
I try to keep my Apathy in check with doses of Indifference and Detached Ambivalence - I am rewarded daily for those efforts.21/01/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergAs someone who prides himself on positive thinking -- despite naysayers -- I completely concur with your astute advice, Emilia. It's just as easy to think positively than negatively and view the proverbial cup as half full, rather than half empty. I wish you all the best and hope your cup overflows with positive life experiences.
Lastly, for those who have a negative mindset as knee-jerk reaction, here's some recommended reading by the godfather of positive thinking, the late and great Rev. Norman Vincent Peale https://www.amazon.com/Norman-Vincent-Peale/e/B000APPE7E Keep buzzing in 2017!21/01/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#4 thank you @Emilia M. Ludovino! You are most welcome.21/01/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.everyone should read this one, it is so good to know!
- Producer02/01/2017Does The Future Feel Overwhelming?Have you been feeling more apprehensive lately about the future of our world? Let’s be honest with the increasing divisions and tensions between people and nations - from the recent US elections, to Brexit and bombings that target the innocent –...
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- Producer21/12/2016Why might depression be a good sign? Почему депрессия может означать что-то хорошее?Why might depression be a good sign?In our society almost 80 percent of people are depressed. Temporary or permanently. Depression may lead to stress and stress may lead to depression. According to doctors most of the diseases happen because of the...
Comments23/12/2016 #55 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#53 Thank you @Andrew 🐝 Goldman, no one wants pity. Thank for believing... that's a positive reinforcement. Honestly, this isn't just about me, I've been an advocate for Mental Health issues for a long time and when people feel they are pitied I think they feel belittled and not taken seriously. Again, thank you my friend.23/12/2016 #54 Andrew 🐝 Goldman@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Anything that will help is great. If you picked your way, ok. Healing is important, not the process. If you found something that works, great. I may not sound sorry or supportive cause it really doesn't help, it just rewards your current state. You get connection and will be there longer. Not my goal. I believe in you. I believe in everyone who did all the comments. When I believe in you, I want you to feel strength. That's what I'm sending your way. #5123/12/2016 #51 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#50 @Andrew 🐝 Goldman, I hope you understand I am not trying to come off as sounding mean. Your right, I try to be a positive person. I found I've tried for way too long and ignored myself. I ignored or tried to ignore what was really going on. Like a boil, slowly festering. No offense, but I don't care for Tony Robbins. I can't watch his videos. I will share by ignoring what is going on inside of us and hoping it will just pass can be dangerous. We can't fix an illness with positive affirmations. As for Medical Personel who treat this, I've been told that medication along with CBT and for some EMDR are the therapies of choice. Again, it's a process that takes quite a bit of time. It takes support of family and God willing, friends too who support you and don't expect you to just put on a smile and pretend you're OK because even smiling can be difficult when your not feeling well. Things we take for granted when healthy feel like they are out of reach. @Don 🐝 Kerr, thank my friend- back at you and looking forward to watching that black dog retreat ;-)23/12/2016 #49 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#44 I understand dear Lisa. It depends on the nature or the degree I suppose. Don't Worry Be Happy mantra...or Get a Grip mantra...Self Control mantra might work for one stage or type but assuming it is the mantra for all degrees may be wrong. However, it is good to see through these interactions some new facts emerging on the nature, degrees, and escape velocities required to beat the black beast :)22/12/2016 #47 Ian WeinbergNotwithstanding what I've said in my quoted buzz and with great respect to@Andrew 🐝 Goldman and @Deb 🐝 Helfrich , there is another component which needs to be included in this discussion. Prompted by the descriptions of subjective suffering and the difficulty in overcoming the affliction as contributed to by @Phil Friedman, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Don 🐝 Kerr, one has to appreciate the enormous influence that the formative years and the ensuing life narrative have in determining receptivity to effective intervention. I have coached many with a program combining behavioral-type therapy with a strong logotherapeutic flavor. And yes I've had successes, but also many failures. On review I've concluded that components deeply embedded in the life narrative determine the success versus the failure (and the whole range in between) of intervention. I outlined this component in a recent buzz - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/the-neuroscience-of-change22/12/2016 #45 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#43 First, Great article. I wanted to agree with what you said in your article. I took struggle with Depression in my twenties. That is for another story. What I learned from that was I could not control the circumstances in which I was blaming. Yet, it did open my eye to what I could control.
This lead me to a feeling of conviction. Conviction brought awareness of my specific sins, habits, and attitudes in my life that needed to be changed. It was light a specific spotlight that needed help. I was no longer dependent on circumstances, because I was back in control.22/12/2016 #44 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#23 Some of these comments (not yours @Praveen Raj Gullepalli) make me cry. I don't think some people realize just how sick someone is when they are in the depths of a clinical depression. Yes, seeking help is vital. Yes, meds can help to get over the hump, but they are not a cure (and I'm agreeing with those who mentioned medications), but until a person is not so ill, they aren't able to many of the positive things mentioned any more than a person who's ill from heart disease can do these things. People forget the brain is an organ, the most vital organ in the body and just like any organ it can become diseased or malfunction. We do not have control over these things. Recognizing the illness is the first step. Recovery can take months. I fully disagree that it's a person's fault. It's an illness. I wouldn't wish this on my worse enemy.22/12/2016 #43 Andrew 🐝 Goldman#40 I like the quote of Henry Ford:
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. After 3 years of depression that was a thought that turned my thinking around. Sense of purpose totally destroyed it. I understood that I have no time for depression. Cause I have important goals to achieve. I just share my example and those that are worldwide known. If someone made it through. It is possible. Sense of personal failure that bothers people actually could be turned into a victory. If a person realizes and believes that it's his/her own fault, then he/she could turn it around. It's impossible to change stuff that is out of our control. Better get things under our control. So we get the chance.22/12/2016 #41 Lisa 🐝 GallagherPt 2- Many people with depression lose their excitement for things they always enjoy or look forward to. It's hard to get out of bed (literally), and for many, it's a chore just to shower. Depression is complex and if it were that easy to just wish it away or think good thoughts people would not be going to Dr's, take medications that quite frankly suck and be openly admitting to it because sadly, there is still a stigma attached to depression and anxiety disorder, there is still a lack of education that this is an illness... which makes so many feel embarrassed to reach out to health professionals or their family members. People also suffer from a great amount of guilt because it's not an illness that disappears in a short amount of time, they know it affects their family members too which adds to the horrible guilt. We are far from this illness being accepted as what it is, an illness.22/12/2016 #40 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Andrew 🐝 Goldman, I am suffering from depression due to anxiety, that has been hard to treat which led to clinical depression. I wish it was that easy to just think happy thoughts and it would go away. As @Don 🐝 Kerr noted below illnesses are not a result of personal failures and depression isn't either. I haven't been online a lot lately because I have not had the energy or focus to read let alone write much at all. Unless a person has truly suffered from depression (not a low feeling or sadness that comes and goes) they can't imagine how dark and hopeless life can feel. It's like being in abyss without a way out. A person's physical body suffers too. Fatigue that is hard to fight, weakness, deep body aches, and more. Pt. 122/12/2016 #39 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#35 #37 What about Parkinson's? There is a long trail of breadcrumbs suggesting that a simple change of thought - from 'the fact' that there was nothing @Gary Sharpe could do, as the doctors said he would experience inevitable decline & medication was his only hope; to his willingness to believe me when I said there were things he could do for himself that would improve his daily life. Even as he would continue to experience difficult symptoms every single day.
Understanding that we each can utilize our mind, right now, as we are being made aware of its capabilities, does not suggest the person was at fault for causing these horrifically challenging diseases. There is no implied personal failure.
The focus should be on 'hope' for right now, because even in the most challenging of diseases - depression being one of them - small daily concrete changes in action or THOUGHTS today, tomorrow, and each day forward based on a realistic assessment of the actual limitations of the condition, can change a person's life.
That change in belief by a person that they can begin to trend TOWARD wellness is a revolutionary belief. They still will have the disease. Be in pain. Have a long, challenging road. Continue to need to utilize and rely on Western Medicines best practices.
But as @Andrew 🐝 Goldman said: "The main thing here is a sense of control."
- 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 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessRecent 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!
- Producer17/11/2016The Positive Side of Negative EmotionsI wrote a presentation on separation thinking in which I discussed our tendency to ask this or that such as is it the egg or the chicken? I wondered why not this AND that. More relevant questions are available that reinforce this separation...
Comments22/11/2016 #110 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorNegative emotions are natural reactions that we need to cope with. Recognizing the cause of negative emotions can lead the way to deal with them appropriately. Ignoring them can eventually cause a downward spiral and even result in harm to others and ourselves.21/11/2016 #109 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici responded in a buzz to this buzz. What a great read Sara's buzz is. You may read it here:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/developing-a-tolerance-to-negativity20/11/2016 #108 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#107 I agree with you dear @Mohammed Sultan. Your comment is consistent with the quantum theory "When we consistently make certain assumptions about the bad things that may happen to us we trigger our negative emotions". When we focus only on negatives we develop the Observer Effect. Negative emotions help to stabilize positive emotions, but excessively reflecting on negative ones throw us out of balance.20/11/2016 #107 Mohammed SultanDear @ Ali Anani PhD.Thanks for sharing the output of your balanced emotion.When we consistently make certain assumptions about the bad things that may happen to us we trigger our negative emotions.Everything depends on how we view our external world.People with unbalanced emotion explain the bad things that happen to them in terms that are internal and stable.Thinking all the time of what went wrong is the moving sands of our emotions.It leads to giving up and prevent us from seizing opportunities because we think of punishment of failure(negative emotion) rather than the rewards for success(positive emotion).Fit and balance of our internal emotions should be done first before we align them with reason or with the external world.It also make sense to delay our decisions or meetings when we temporarily are flooded with negative emotion and become unable to balance them with reason.20/11/2016 #105 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#104 You writing is packed with images dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Having just read your beautiful buzz of today on "Relationships and Empathy", you proved to me that your words are poetic, rich in vividness, and draw images in my mind. You words are images and I wonder why you think it is hard for you to describe in words. For readers, I strongly recommend for you reading the buzz of Lisa. It shall be time well-invested and for you to know that my comment reflects reality:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@lisa-gallagher/relationships-and-empathy#c1120/11/2016 #103 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#102 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher- emotions and thoughts lead to actions. For every action there is an equal reaction in the opposite direction. That is why I find your comment so deep and informative, and especially this part of the comment "The more we put out to the universe, negative or positive, well it comes back to us". You do amaze me with how simply and clearly you express complex ideas.20/11/2016 #102 Lisa 🐝 GallagherIt's amazing how negative emotions can over take the postive emotions @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I think you described some of the mystery behind them well. We can co-exist as long as our common core is one that comes from a good place. I think we aren't able to co-exist if one person is positive (for the most part) and the other is inherently evil. I've always believed that positive attracts positive and vice versa. The more we put out to the universe, negative or positive, well it comes back to us. Everyone has negative emotions and that's not a bad thing. It's when we allow those emotions to dictate our lives and treat others unjustly because we feel so bitter inside.20/11/2016 #100 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#96 @David Navarro López wrote a beautiful buzz on the forging metaphor. Thanks @Max Carter for reminding us of this metaphor. To better understand this metaphor, I urge you to read David's buzz at the following link:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/can-the-character-be-forged20/11/2016 #95 Anonymous#92 No idea who gave you a -1, Max. Maybe an inexperienced user who does not know how it works, because your comment is full of wisdom.
I agree with your words "People fear changing themselves because then maybe they might have to take responsibility..."
Self awareness can be a very disgusting experience if you don't like what you see, and you don't have the guts to change it. But is possible, in every case.
Some time ago I wrote a post you might like, concerned to this: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/can-the-character-be-forged20/11/2016 #94 Sara Jacobovici#89 Thanks for clarifying your comment @Harvey Lloyd. I understand that the sarcasm can come from parenting experiences ;-) but..... objectively speaking.....that potential wisdom does exist and experiences with time does enable the realization of that potential.19/11/2016 #91 Harvey Lloyd#90 I have two wonderful children and 6 grandchildren so don't believe for a minute I am complaining. The teenage years are quite an epoch in parenting. Watching them look for independence while hanging on to parents was priceless
I have the gray hair to prove it
My youngest has just grasped and moving towards the interdependence phase. As a parent your wish is they can survive without you. I am now there. Life is good19/11/2016 #90 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Harvey Lloyd-may be it was the imaginative power that was in operation and not the wisdom. Going back to your three phases of life wherein dependence is the first one, but with imagination decreasing with age till a reversal happens and wisdom may become the overriding power.
- Producer03/10/2016Can You Develop a Strengths-Fueled Future?If you were given the opportunity to create your dream job, do you know what it would look like? What would you be doing each day that build on your strengths? Who would you be working with? Why would you feel proud when you went home each...
- Producer29/09/2016A Unicorn of All TradesA jack of all trades is like a unicorn of all trades. They don't really exist.I used to tell myself and others that I was a jack of all trades. I was delusional. OK, that might be a bit harsh. I lacked confidenceI lacked the confidence to look...
- Producer27/09/201610 Second Summary of the 1st Presidential Debate (2016)Trump: The American people are angry. Our futures are very uncertain. We are scared. We are angry and afraid, but we are not crazy. Hillary, please acknowledge our fears. Please acknowledge the mistakes we've made as much as you...
- Producer23/09/2016The Upsides Of Being Excellent To Each Other On BeBee. And Everywhere Else.I recently disconnected from several of the political and news sites that feed into my Facebook page.I was scrolling through this stuff when it finally hit me.These posts, which mostly have to so with all the crap going on in the United States right...
Comments24/09/2016 #26 Jim Murray#13 @John White, MBA. Two years ago I shut down my FB account for the reasons I describe here and started a new one with only about 100 friends. I subscribed to these news outlets because I was attracted to the Trump Traveling Circus. But like everything it just got to be too much.24/09/2016 #24 Jim Murray#23 @Steven Kalavity I'm sure there will be no censorship imposed here. The main purpose of this piece is to promote civility. There will always be trolls and morons and smartest guys in the room. It comes with the territory as the site grows. But if we can at least promote the idea of civility then we might just all be better off. It's more intellectually challenging to make a hard point without resorting to some sort of below the belt tactic. But you can find that sort of thing anywhere. It would be nice if we can set some sort of example for healthy civilized debate.24/09/2016 #23 Steven KalavityThe main issue that I had with LinkedIn was its distribution algorithm among followers and beyond and then LI censorship d/t anonymous complainers. I think that writers and companies for that matter need to be equipped to defend their prose, if any. Art and writing can be offensive and maybe should be in a democratic forum. As a producer's followers and users of BeBee increases managing content will be an issue as more writing ideas to be seen by more minds will generate more opinions. People who go public cannot be shielded from public impression. I would say that sharing or commenting on every post one takes the time to read would be a good thing. We hope readers are respectful, but variety is the spice of life after all. We should take comments in all forms as some sort of compliment that ideas resonated in some way.24/09/2016 #19 Jim Murray#9 @Phil Friedman. You kn ow as well as I do that it's hard to control how people interpret anything. The strong implication here is civilized discourse as opposed to in your face rudeness is a much better way to carry on, more or less as we have for the past year or more. Also on the issues of the FU, just remember who pranked whom in the first place. :)24/09/2016 #17 Phil Friedman#15 Milos, in the main, I agree with your position -- as you well know, since we've discussed this quite a bit. And as in the past, I am moved to point out that sugary sweet words and phrases of affection are not always meaningful or genuine expressions of care (or love). Somewhere in the mix there has to be authenticity. As Chung King wrote in the Second Scroll of his aphorisms (circa 650 AD), "Mistake not external form for genuine underlying substance." Cheers!24/09/2016 #15 Anonymous#9 #10 Hm @Jim Murray, being positive is a very popular concept in social media and elsewhere, but I think that it need some further clarification. I wrote this on Li, but the same applies here:
" How to find your proper voice, having in mind that the essence is in the conversations? There is only one extreme and that is to give only positive comments on other people's writing. This is a fairly common practice, here on LI. This is certainly not what we want. Critical or negative comments, made by some members, may cause some degree of discomfort on both sides. In order to avoid indifference, which is undesirable, we need to provide highly emotional engagement of an audience. In this case, both emotions: “love” (admiration - respect) and “anger” (disappointment - discourage) may occur at the same time. Fortunately, “anger” can easily be turned into “love” if handled appropriately. My experience suggests that the effects of tactful critiques are often highly undervalued. I think that criticism is useful for everyone, but social media criticism modeling, that will have fruitful effects (stretch and grow), is a special kind of art. What is important is the way in which we manifest our disagreement. People tend to feel threatened when they are attacked. A heated discussion can be very fruitful, but also unproductive. A good foundation is certainly unquestionable respect of diversity and a very careful interpretation of other people's attitudes. Communication is always a two way process."Nice words and iron door opens!" A nice word does not need to be only agreement or approval. "24/09/2016 #14 CityVP 🐝 ManjitTaking the high road does not mean taking the blind road and taking the fun road does not mean taking the silly road - for the high road should be about reputation and the fun road about viability. The wrongs of the world will not be righted because beBee was created, there will be plenty wrong with the world even after beBee IPO's or is acquired by a digital behemoth.
What it does portend is marrying European sensibility with global startup mentality - which still has its hallmark in Silicon Valley. Last year HBR published an article called "How Europe Can Create Its Own Silicon Valley" https://hbr.org/2015/06/how-europe-can-create-its-own-silicon-valley It isn't opinion that matters in this context, opinion is ubiquitous as networked utility, what matters is vision transforming itself into being. In that context beBee becomes a verb.
The consumption element is designed limitation or as our good friend @Aurorasa Sima says in her article about beBee "The lover of cat pictures will not have to see the posts of the scientists, the business professional will not be bothered with political posts, the grumpy person can stay away from "happy quotes." from http://www.successful-online-business.com/2016/08/linkedin-alternative-bebee-review.html
At a time when diversity is being rejected whether that be Brexit, or insular European countries that were formerly under the control of the USSR or those that favour Trump in the US, diversity in technology design is not a political question, it is a digital phenomena for creators rather than consumers and if I knew how to make that personally exponential - I would be doing that now - I don't, but beBee is in a prime position in a landscape where digital surprise and speed is the norm. High road & fun is good.23/09/2016 #12 David B. GrinbergFYI, Jim: I shared this in the following hives: beBee English, Inspiration, and Positive Psychology. Moreover, @Phil Friedman also makes some excellent points as well about striking the right balance between being positive and offering constructive criticism to advance an open dialogue on the issues. Being positive doesn't mean being a conformist. Great points, too Phil!23/09/2016 #11 Jim Murray#10 Thanks David. I will continue on my quest to help save America from itself. It's my pro bono mission for this year. I have started a new series of memes on Facebook. Just remember, America was a perfectly good country till the multinational corporations took it over and sucked all the jobs out if it.23/09/2016 #10 David B. GrinbergKudos to you @Jim Murray for another excellent buzz, especially about being positive. It's amazing how beBee appears to have transformed at least some of your healthy cynicism and skepticism into positive thinking (albeit not about about the USA -- which I suppose is understandable). What an amazing development. Let's call it, "The beBee Effect"!
As a purveyor of the power of positivity, I'm just thrilled to read this buzz, Jim. You might want to check out the godfather of positive thinking, the late American Minister, Norman Vincent Peale https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Vincent_Peale
Wishing you a positively wonderful weekend, Jim.23/09/2016 #9 Phil Friedman@ @Jim Murray - Good post, Jim. As anyone who has followed the twenty installments of "HE SAID HE SAID" knows, you and I are friends, as well as literary compradres. And we have come to trust and support one another. But what is authentic about our relationship on beBee, LinkedIn, and elsewhere -- a relationship that began by you telling me in print to go F$#K myself -- is that neither of us has felt the need to stroke the other or agree when we do not.
I fear that your words here will be misinterpreted by many to imply that one should never openly disagree or be critical of someone else's expression of ideas or opinion. Which I know for a fact is neither your meaning, nor intent. For if I understand you correctly (which I sometimes do not), you see positivity as being open to the ideas and opinions of others, and when disagreeing, being civil and polite. Positivity equals civility, not mindless conformity.
As you well know, my own feeling is that constantly knee-jerk patting and stroking is not a sign of caring, and that truly engaged conversation is more than simply waiting politely for your turn to speak -- too often about oneself. No, just as friends don't let friends drive drunk, friends don't let friends express half-assed ideas and opinions, without at least discussing the matter. And if anyone is interested in see how that works, I recommend watching for the next installment of HE SAID HE SAID, in which we and two other bees turn it into (HE SAID HE SAID) ^2, and demonstrate how people can be good friends, yet disagree in lively discussion. Cheers!
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Comments22/08/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherProfound statement @Daniel Donachie, "The Universal language of our nervous system is feeling and any feeling that we repeatedly become aware of will manifest in our experience." I need to connect with depths of the ocean, as you put it. And, I need to keep in mind that deviating from the present leads us back to the surface of the waves. This truly makes sense and I'm really glad I read this!! Thank you for sharing. Excellent video too.15/08/2016 #2 Daniel Donachie#1 Thank you so much for your feedback @David Navarro Lopez! I completely agree with your conclusions and see the value in choosing lies that will lead to action. Hence, removing a thorn with a thorn. However, to find what we all seek, the ultimate transformation arrives without any thorns or lies. For sure, use the mind as a servant when needed in life and at the same time remember present moment awareness. The more grounding in presence, the firmer foundation in the wonders of the inner life and therefore the possibility of joy and bliss spontaneously arising.15/08/2016 #1 AnonymousThank you @Daniel Donachie for your inspiring post and video.
You are giving me a perspective of inner life which is completely unexpected and at the same time, I can not agree with it entirely.
For sure, beliefs are a lie, as they are subjective conclusions of the reality.
But who said that lying is something so terrible?
Sometimes reality can be so overwhelming and so out of our bounds, that to achieve your objectives you need to "lie" to yourself not to fall apart.
Neuro-linguistic programming, although is not a "fully recognized science", is as well, somehow, lying to yourself to provoke a positive reaction.
In this matter, and about your disrupting ideas, I need to think more about, in 3rd or 4th reading of it.
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