- Producer09/01/2017YSSUP (Wise Up)I don't slide in easy with the elites and I stick out like a sore thumb with the working class, and if I am either finding myself between those two extremes since the middle class is where I get eaten up. There has to be a sweet-spot between the...
- Producer04/01/2017Learning Journey 56Today, 4th January 2017 - I begin my new learning journey - Learning Journey 56. During the prior learning journey [Learning Journey 55] I established new hives at beBee and consequently shifted from Twitter being the home base of my learning to,...
Comments04/01/2017 #1 Sara JacoboviciDear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, you are part of my learning journey. I am grateful for everything I have read that is written by you, all your links and resources, including from this post (great stuff!) and from your perspective. Wishing you a wonderful journey ahead Manjit, whatever time the clock may show.
- Producer31/12/2016HNYIt is a good time to connect the acronym "HNY" for Happy New Year with the word "HONEY". CityVP Manjit 30th December 2016I wish everyone much honey. As New Years go - you alone can decide which one is going to be happy. Moreover you alone can...
Comments02/01/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#17 Dear @Dean Owen I will be kicking the groove on Saturday January 28th 2016 HNY-Zhonggou style. Your comment also inspired me to add an opening paragraph to my post at LinkedIn called "Perpetual Inventory". Life for me is a freeform celebration, with the spice of meaning added in from time to time to change up its dance and flow. Much Honey to You.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/perpetual-inventory-cityvp-manjit02/01/2017 #17 Dean OwenJust recovering from the New Year celebrations and will hopefully be fully recovered in time for the next, and bigger HNY celebrations which happen to occur here in just under a month! HNY @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View moreJust recovering from the New Year celebrations and will hopefully be fully recovered in time for the next, and bigger HNY celebrations which happen to occur here in just under a month! HNY @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! Close01/01/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 I only understood why my parents were so absolute in their over-protection of us when we lived in a similiar environment, but now I look back and realize what they protected us from. My mom and her best friend used to share duties taking their babies to the clinic - neither could afford time off work but also knew the visit to the clinic was a good thing for the health of the new borns.
One mother gave absolute love and the other absolute protection. Two babies in the same pram yet living in two different environments. A toxic and dangerous environment can lay waste to the best intentions and create exceptions also. As my mom's best friend gave her boy all that she could give him, he eventually grew up and expanded his network of love. A network of love in a dangerous neighbourhood is something my mother kept us away from.
Eventually, the baby was given absolute love became the leader of one of the two notorious gangs in our town, while we managed to find a way out and now fully appreciate who made the sacrifice so we could be sparred. Today, the baby that shared a pram with me is institutionalized, strangely in the off-spring that emanated from his philandering ways is a daughter who is an incredible woman, who loves her grandmother with such love, that she is the gift that came out of this mess - and she is the one who offers protection to that son's mother.
The only places I have read about compassion for jerks is either in the Bible (turning the other cheek) or in quotes about Buddha about not accepting the "gift". We can even forget what it was like growing up in toxic environments but it is rare to get protection from that, and I am thankful for that good fortune. I have no idea about life's hardships other than watching from a bubble where my parents who took all the blows.01/01/2017 #15 Aurorasa Sima#13 Positivity is a word that to each has a bit of a different meaning.
I do not have a home right now, feel trapped in (the wrong corner of?) a country I don´t belong. Facing a severe health threat in a country where everything has a price tag.
To me a positive person is never 100 % self-centered and only considers their own suffering/happiness. Yes, Yin and Yang. Both lives within us, sadness and happiness.
BUT I fully and wholeheartedly disagree with the implication that being compassionate towards jerks is the right way to go always. Self-preservation is your very responsibility and if you are not (like many self-proclaimed positive people) feeling indifferent you can only digest so much negative energy and misery before it harms you.
I grew up in a rough spot with loads of drugs and violence around me. Some of the people who grow up and survive in these conditions would not be able to receive your compassion before they understand that you are also capable of breaking their skulls.
Call me mindful with an edge - I see no wrong in kicking some jerks´ butts to hell. You gotta spend your 100 energy points wisely.
Help where help is needed and can be accepted. And have enough self-love to help yourself too and remove yourself from harmful situations if needed.01/01/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#12 Dear Franci, I personally cannot have an intelligent relationship with happiness if I do not at the same time have a sensitive relationship with sadness. The attitude I prefer is equanimity and then the flow of positive and negative are in relationship to that. How can we seek biological balance within us if we cannot sense our own equanimity.
If someone is being a jerk then we can choose a compassionate response, which is a positive attitude, or we can return our own being or self to equanimity - where we neither view that response as good or bad and then we don't pick it up and take it with us.
Why stockpile happiness like inventory when any positive balance may trigger unintended consequences - and from a state of equanimity, the positive and the negative are both valuable - the positive flows through us without imbalancing our internal hormones and the negative flows around us as our mind, spirit and body maturing our personal resilience.
The three relationships equanimity produce are the one's which we as human beings do value :
HARMONY with life outside of ourselves and HEALTH with life inside of ourselves. The multiplication of that is not a forced construct, it is an organic emergence - we emerge naturally. Yet I am a million miles from that reality sometimes - and I have proof of that - I can see it in the evolution of my own words and in the flowering of what we all call HOME. cc @Aurorasa Sima31/12/2016 #11 🐝 Fatima Williams#10 Awww Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit You and few other beBees are one of the reasons I love beBee. My heart skips a beat for you guys. Do you know what that means. That's the bond I have built here. I hear people say this world is this and that. I tell you this world is what we make it. You and me and all the awesome people around us make this amazing world. Wishing everyone here an amazing 2017 and all the happiness in the world.
I am in debt to beBee for I realise I don't need anything else when I love myself and the people around me.
Happiness and Happy new year 201731/12/2016 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Dear Fatima, you are the sweetest of all and I absolutely mean that. I don't think of honey as love, I think of honey as nature. The nature of honey is not questioned by a Honey Bee, but when it comes to real honey in nature, human beings are thieves. We steal their nectar and then replace those hives with sugar water. Then we take that natural honey and we industrialize it for mass consumption, and the end product that gets served is no more different to highly processed sugar - the nutrients, the richness of honey squandered by the mindset of the industrial age. It is not a question of who loves honey, but if we did love honey, how do we do that by respecting the nature of honey? Is honey golden because it is honey or because it sounds like money? As a tribal and communal being I wish you Much Honey!!! May you be as sweet as you are today on 31st December as you were on 30th December, in certain parts of the world it is already New Years right now. It is not the years that pass which is much honey, it is you and you knowing your own life and nature. I admire your fundamental nature, thus why I think of you as the sweetest of all.31/12/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 Dear Deb, the online space is indeed the learning fields and whether one is flying, sitting or waggling - all of this is a part of the learning experience. The reality of humanity which is not the reality of actual bee's is that we are generally a superstitious bunch - superstition has stitched its way through human time and life. The human mind that is progressing into the future is learning from its fundamental nature of being an animal and also from its unique ability to recognize the machine. We are animal in our instinct and emotions, but we are a complex organic machine which apparently resulted from accident. I am not too fussed about the origins of our design, but I do know it relates to what it is and how we learn. The origins of learning is what unites us. Much honey to you whether the honey is years, months, days or operates in seconds and much honey from the "learning fields".31/12/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Wishes in return Milos. One thing I learned this holiday season at beBee is from the greetings I saw expressed by Russian HNY bee's. One of their wishes Happy New Godom. When I looked at what the translation of Godom was, I learned that the Bolsheviks in the Soviet Union had banned Christmas - and as a result New Year celebrations became the big thing. What that has shown me is that a government can take away Christmas but no government can take away this desire for human beings to want to celebrate the beginning of new life at this time of the year. If HNY isn't in part a metaphor for rebirth, then what is it?31/12/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 The best to you Aurorasa. The way I look at HNY, it is not 2017 that has much honey, it is always in the here and now - this is what is the greatest distinction between being human and being a bee is - the metaphorical bee is a human being first, and that is who you are.
- 17/12/2016We live in a world where people still present the new side and the old side and taking sides is a really old business, done very well from the time of Zoroaster and this light vs dark thinking was further expanded into the consciousness through Christian philosophers.
Where yesterday there was dissertation and debate, today today there is you-tube and rap, the former garners a few hundred people who can reason exercising their high capability and powers of argument, but the latter ends up with nearly 30 million hits e.g. A rap battle between Eastern and Western Philosophies
The difference is a beBee that is like The Well http://www.well.com/ a.k.a. small and significant or a beBee that becomes bigger than Facebook and seeks a billion different perspectives as a global phenomena.
It is OK to remain smaller and a niche player, otherwise one can embrace this diversity and become one with the masses - who clearly are OK with less than absolute values or principles. Niche is actually cool. but I am OK with mass scaling - a few will be really big, "huge" like Trump says, because all of this has always been a group behaviour.Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 4. Download this song ► http://bit.ly/iTunesPhilosophers ◄ Watch Behind The Scenes ►http://bit.ly/Philosophers-BTS ◄ "It does not matter how slowly you go as...
- Producer09/12/2016SatelliteI loved this idea that flew into my consciousness the moment I read it in an email from a friend I went to school with and who after a few decades I have been reacquainted. She has always been a private person. If I googled her name, the most I...
Comments09/12/2016 #3 Dean Owen#2 Personally I would have no issue if the powers that be wanted to take it a step further and have humans microchipped or something, but I realise I am one of only a few who feel this way. The Chinese govt tracks our moves with us having to give our passports in order to by train tickets and stay in hotels. No issue with that. I am a guest in their country. No point worrying about online privacy too, life is too short in my opinion. I do worry about abuse, with the NSA for example being able to turn on your webcam. I think we should all be concerned perhaps if all that information, street circuit TV cameras etc, were centralised and available to a single entity - the global neuronetwork in the hands of an evil mastermind. That is a bit Orwellian. It is a battle to be had, just that it is not my battle. I say develop the tools. It's all about intention. The development of the atom bomb was perhaps with good intent.09/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Other than what Nicholas Carr said in 2010 http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703748904575411682714389888 View more#1 Other than what Nicholas Carr said in 2010 http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703748904575411682714389888 and what all that tracking creates as in gigantic corporations most of us have never heard of http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/technology/acxiom-the-quiet-giant-of-consumer-database-marketing.html
All this means to me is that privacy is not what we don't want to reveal about ourselves on life, but engaging online in such a diverse way that anyone collecting that data cannot make head or tail of our variety - in other words we are the chief culprits of our own privacy violation when we are predictable as can be.
Then there is those things that remain in our neurons and there is early work being engaged on mind-reading computer technology http://www.academia.edu/8305012/How_Mindreading_Computer_Work_And_How_It_Is_Useful_In_Different_Working_Areas which are only important to know because it changes the conception of what privacy is in the 21st Century.
Zero online presence does not guarantee that people are not tracked - all video systems with facial recognition systems are engaging new levels of tracking as people go about their daily business on an urban street.
I agree that this is nothing to get worked up about, but it is interesting to discover just how far we are down the line with neurotechnology and the scientific undertaking to one day understand the workings of the brain. Close09/12/2016 #1 Dean OwenThought provoking. I do know so many people that have zero online presence. On satellites, I just perceive them as routers, a mere instrument much like a typewriter that allows us to communicate. The fact that in theory someone could take a peak into the wavelength, or undersea cable, or any point of the transmission journey really doesn't bother me as we can't really spend all our lives worrying. Really not much has changed since the 1980's. We could communicate then, but it is only more efficient now.
- Producer17/11/2016The 4P's of a 21st Century ExistenceThe preamble for this individual observation begins with what I began writing at LinkedIn :https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/4ps-21st-century-existence-cityvp-manjitMuch of our existence today is still geared to the Power of Three, lives that live out...
Comments19/11/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici#6 I am impressed @CityVP 🐝 Manjit at your ability to navigate in different environments and "waters". Your comment here (as on LinkedIn) is very insightful. Your concluding statement is powerful indeed, "Your internal map takes you into the lives of people, whereas a generalist would and may could never view or dive into such finer private detail." The first thing that came to mind for me and is consistent with the map metaphor is boundaries. As difficult and challenging as it is, in my clinical work it is something that is clear and doable. Online/offline boundaries is a whole new form of challenge for me. Still working on it.19/11/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Hi @Sara Jacobovici the great thing is I can split my observation of your comment between LinkedIn and here at beBee due to the differing contexts of each half of my buzz, thus showing the same comment can be viewed from many different angles.
Whereas I observed on from your "On/Off" comment at LinkedIn, here I am focusing on your "Internal Map" and in line with what I said, that internal map has a unique territory that applies far more greatly to professionals in your line of work. That difference applies to why I split Private and Practical from Professional and Personal i.e. that which appears online and that which does not.
In your case the practice (or practical) involves a high private side. In this case this privacy is based on discretion. It is also a part of who you are as a person, what would feel appropriate and not appropriate for you, will be different for others. Intelligent sensitivity not only fits into the practice but it speaks to what private is. Privacy does not just include the things you know, but the things you do not want to be exposed to.
A highly developed nervous system will not be able to handle the emotional bandwidth of suffering and cruelty that is a part of this world. Caregivers are exposed to that to a greater visceral level than other professions and you are very intelligent in making sure that your emotional bandwidth is not overloaded - so privacy is not just about information but also the health of our own mind, spirit and body. That is testimony also to the detail and experience that constantly informs your internal map. Your internal map takes you into the lives of people, whereas a generalist would and may could never view or dive into such finer private detail.17/11/2016 #5 Ali Anani#4 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I agree "ey are not because it is the tougher road to be practical about leadership and how it reaches a human being that we personally touch, and this mind, heart and will is not a formula or a prescription, it is a practice". This may be the reason why we have few great leaders. I wish this idea of yours would be discussed on a large scale17/11/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Dear Ali Anani, when we push Leadership through this lens, what do we find in actuality? I find leadership thrives most in the practical and private. For sure we can espouse/profess theories of leadership and we can have our personal opinion about leadership - but leadership is foremost a practice, and its value happens in private interactions.
Some may make a professional case study of those interactions and even if society constantly tries to define leadership, the absolute value of leadership is how it is delivered. If we as a society actually delivered on leadership, the trust ratings and the engagement ratings would be phenomenal. They are not because it is the tougher road to be practical about leadership and how it reaches a human being that we personally touch, and this mind, heart and will is not a formula or a prescription, it is a practice.
Why not spend more time on the practice rather than the professional dance of storytelling. For sure we inspire people but inspiration is no guarantee of action. This goes back to the act that is professional and personal, and the reality that is practical and private. The idea that we one hand does not know what the other is doing means there is a place where authenticity does exist - and that authenticity is expressed as the practice of leadership as a private act and not as a performance art.17/11/2016 #3 Harvey LloydWe were in some economic mess a long time ago and an author coined the phrase, "You are an economy of one" This statement had a profound effect and follows your 4P. We can create our own economy both professional and personal.
But we have to choose to do so. The 4P approach is a great starting point of creation.17/11/2016 #2 Ali Anani@CityVP 🐝 Manjit- your 4-Ps are sure joy to think about. I paused for a while reading this part of your buzz Just like that the history of the world changes but the world goes on even if it changes and life returns back to who we are individually. I cannot live in a media bubble of paranoia or a digital gratification of novelty or the money making machine that is called the 24 hour news cycle". Like an atom decides who we are, rightly you wrote life returns back to who we are individually. I simply agree and your 4-Ps are consistent with this notion. Shared17/11/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciYour article has a number of threads to choose from that inspires a discussion. I am choosing the following one: "When that place has no digital extensions, there privacy exists - and I am aware of this truly offline experience." This is a real eye-opener @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You have taken a concept which can be defined by its external physical realities as it applies to the world today and challenged me to look at its impact on my internal map. A strong image that comes to mind is in relation to "switching off". Technological devices are dependent on a power source to be "on or off"; so are we. The difference is that in between being on or off, we have experiences (these, too, can be argued to be places). Your use of the word "aware" is key. Awareness based on digitally acquired information and/or data provides a limited form or type of experience. Awareness based by the human's sensory system provides an unlimited potential of forming different types of experience. We can choice to have that "truly offline experience" because we have the capacity (sadly, I have to add for now) to navigate from that online experience to the offline experience; we can still make choices of where and how to be. We have more than a "power on or off" button.
- Producer02/11/2016What is Your End Game?This is a question asked by someone I know in the offline world that is my daily face-to-face reality, which is a continuation of an observation I penned earlier today at LinkedIn...
Comments02/11/2016 #15 Mohammed SultanDear @ CityVP Mangit,Your wisdom awakened joy in our journey.No body can determine his end game but we must keep going.People are stressed when they look for perfection in life because perfection is a moving target.The most beautiful thing among wise people who are able to turn their dreams into gold and silver is that they are not competing with others,but are challenging themselves.They have learned that their progress lies not in enhancing what is ,but in advancing what will be ,it's a STEP forward from what's obvious and well-known to what's ambiguous and unknown.When we know that this STEP is good for us ,we will recognize that the feeling and the more satisfying depth of understanding,are always there.02/11/2016 #10 Sara JacoboviciOne of the things that comes to mind is the duality of being process versus product oriented. Sounds like you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit are describing a process. So the challenge of the question about "end game" is not that available to a process oriented person as we're in the game that is still playing in extra innings. I agree with @Irene Hackett, great music choice (as always). I want to add to the quotes that your buzz is inspiring with an Einstein quote (because you already made reference to Frankl): "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."02/11/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Hi Tony, for the vast infrastructure of society the end game is either a sacrifice or an investment towards some future state, and that is the engine of the economy and that is the LinkedIn form of society. I hope that the beBee form of society is the one where craft and the knowledge age is kindled, especially the rekindling of craft - that means in one single a word, replacing future state end game with presence and appreciation. Not appreciative inquiry but appreciation which contains the whole and not just a positive spin, appreciation that makes us present to our existence.
Appreciation is a NOW thing in the present moment and not what have you done for me lately, or living off old glories or dreaming of a better future. We want a better anything, it has to be a better NOW - and that is the chief thing that we individually can change because like @Sara Jacobovici references to Victor Frankl, our sense of making meaning reframes what better is the here and NOW. We can see what is wrong with the present but are we allowing what is right with the present to fully germinate?
If my end game is to get a good nights sleep, it is a movement away from what keeps people up at night, but the infrastructure of society is what keeps people up at night, because we are more vested in keeping the machine running that may counter the flow of life. In a way there is evolution in this need to create an economic and operational world that is in our DNA, otherwise we would not have the extent of assets, product and services we are able to bring to market year in year out. It is OK if my end game changes to a market focus one day, but right now it is a life focus, because there is life around me that is well worth focusing on.02/11/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Yes, Irene that is a pic of me at 25. That is the great thing about life that we can be so different at 5, 25, 45, 65 and 85 - and even better when we appreciate what we have today. The worst legacy of all is that we did not bless our life when he had it, the best legacy is that generations will give rise to generations and the hope is that as the new generations arrive, that it points towards the needle of renaissance and not towards the needle of the dark ages.02/11/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI believe in living each day and enjoy the journey of life. I am also glad the internet was not around when I was 25. I feel what I learned and the way I learned it makes the internet more meaningful - like the icing on the cake. A way of life is day by day where a goal means something that can come to an end. Enjoyable buzz, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
- Producer23/10/2016Ambassador Spock Has DiedThe latest installment of Star Trek movies "Star Trek Beyond" is going to be one that trekkies are going to love for the value of it as a memorial to Leonard Nimoy. It is also tragic because one of the young cast members who played the young...
- Producer06/10/2016Big Mind and Small MindFirst I must make it clear that how I view a big mind and a small mind is very different to how most people react to these words. For me a big mind is a person who can think for themselves with a individual spirit, and a small mind is a person who...
Comments08/10/2016 #23 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#22 Thanks @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 - the backdrop to the event that inspired this is my way of channeling frustration into creative energy. This is the third event of this type that has been organized at the college in over a year. None of them where we ready for and all of them I had suggested we not proceed. I am using Trello to help me organize it https://trello.com/b/8U4Hn7Np/area-contest - once I factor in a general indifference to this event from the student body, and that the time I will be spending on it means I cannot be on beBee for the next week (at least until Saturday) and being this morning I waved goodbye to my spouse, my kids and my grandkids who off to a vacation in Jamaica, and on top of this I am receiving officious rules that I must abide with. So now I await pictures that will begin rolling in this week of my family having fun in Jamaica. It is in this backdrop that the nature of your intuition response that makes this buzz so satisfying to me and that is where the mind compass (the eventual thing that emerged from this buzz) is also so helpful to me, because it will keep me focus on the enlightened mind compass and not upon the shadow mind compass. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/mind-compass I will be back at beBee next Saturday, time for me to do my bit for my college and officialdom, but now I am truly in the right frame of mind to remain creative rather than sob out the pettiness of a easy to engage pity party :-)08/10/2016 #21 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#18 Dear @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 Perspective for others, reflection for self one can choose either. Now if I reflect upon six hours of zen music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO-VDXpUNls View more#18 Dear @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 Perspective for others, reflection for self one can choose either. Now if I reflect upon six hours of zen music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO-VDXpUNls now that can lead to things really deep, but six minutes of social media, not so much. Close08/10/2016 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#17 Dear @Ali Anani I am have taken the mind compass that I have surfaced here to my Paradox Wisdom Hive, and called this reflection "Mind Compass" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/mind-compass07/10/2016 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#14 Dear @Ali Anani let us think about technology. Both you and I are using it right now. This conversation does not unfold or grow without it, so we are using OUR big mind and OUR small mind (rather than "stretching and folding" here I use the a term that I love "THE POWER OF AND"). So there is no difference in the way we flow.
What the observations that people have so far made has shown me that in stead of addressing two states of mind, I think it makes more sense to expand my thinking to FOUR states of mind and a FIFTH state that centers that compass. The two states that I will add are
If I began this buzz simply talking about open mind and closed mind, the river of thought will begin to flow towards classification and categorization, instead of contemplation and consciousness. The FIFTH state is
Technology is simply a catalyst for those states, and this is why we need to be patient for change, because change happens at the individual level. The duality of good and bad is the lens that people view change. TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATES DUALITY. So now I have (we ALL have) BIG MIND - SMALL MIND - NO MIND - CLOSED MIND - OPEN MIND - all of them being what we really are, but we brand and project what we identify with, not with that we are. I am all those minds, technology does not change that.07/10/2016 #14 Ali Anani#11 I meant in my previous comment to say that even people were classifying brains as big and small for long times dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You wrote "A compressed mind is small, an expansive mind is big - it is OUR mind". I believe it should be both stretching and folding. My concern do we have a choice when the advancement of technology making the production and transportation as easy as it is? Individuals have become writers and publishers effortlessly. Mobile phones is one example of technology that is taking the attention of people away from serious reading. May be the shallow content is expanding that is of where most people spend their times. We are happy here with one thousand views and a song attracts millions of views. Is is education alone or it is the rising social media?07/10/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 Dear Harvey, there are affinities that we have in the way each come to this world, and largely there are more similarities in our visceral human responses than there are differences, yet everything is subject to context. In your last paragraph, if this was a movie the end credits of "everything will be OK" is how we all want the story to be, but in our life the director of the movie is us.
In my case the end credits do want to explore a different story, one where their is no end, and where there is no ending to the story, there is uncertainty. Most people do not want to live with a story that has uncertainty as an end credit. Yet uncertainty is a fascinating reality, because uncertainty equates with the Big Mind.
That is why I have inserted the video of the famous quote by Marianne Williamson. As @Savvy Raj says in her observation below - this process of reflection which she called "the spirit of reflectivity". I see Savvy in her observation an openness to uncertainty - which means what? The pull of her exploration shifts her from small mind to big mind. A small mind is what is most natural to us.
Such vulnerability can add a wave of extra discomfort. We generally don't want to touch uncertainty because psychologically we have an adult defense against it - which we learned as we grew. I am in full harmony with the idea of OK, but I also embrace the paradox of uncertainty. That is why I am not here to disparage the small mind because it is us and then I disparage myself. Marianne Williamson urges us to explore. This is what I am personally meditating upon, this is not a call for others to do the same.07/10/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 Dear @Gerald Hecht we are ALL conditioned by something or another and we ALL from time to time get focused in our tiny part of existence, that is life. There will be times when I participate in groupthink and there are times when my mind is elevated and far more free. Where I encounter others who are governed by objectives I do slide into groupthink, because the objective becomes all encompassing.
My chameleon like characteristics are a part of who I am and that does not represent ALL. So when I meet an open minded response I am more than likely to be open minded with it and if a conversation becomes compressed and very tightly bound, I feel that tightness tightening me. In this regard here is a fingerprint or a footprint which is not ALL, it is who we individually are.
At college sometimes I get stuck in the mud of groupthink because the conversation tighten into particular forms of hardness, but online here conversations can open up and flower. So while my experiences are not an ALL - the flow of human beings to move from small mind to big mind is a choice that ALL can make. Whether everyone makes it is an individual right. So I don't think that "you should be" because you should be is your life and not mine.
I would drop a caveat that we should ALL be wary about using the words "ALL" or "NEVER". In that context ALL is sound, but not all is ALL. We both know that.06/10/2016 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Dear @Ali Anani the way I was looking at this is that we can get so super-concentrated as compressors of knowledge as we cram so much into our own minds - and how much of that is often a trading of information. Isn't it interesting that the moment we see the words "big" and "small" we cease to this as fundamental to our own being and instead view it as "them and us". There is beauty in the small as their are in molecules and wonder in the big as their is in the universe. A compressed mind is small, an expansive mind is big - it is OUR mind.
In a technology driven of bits and bytes, we have generally become more atom than universe or at least. Information comes us at real fast, our focus shifts to the short-term and we begin living day to day. Then people like Marianne Williamson (see video above) and yourself come to this world and asks the question, does living small serve you?
That is where I am today, still in the small, wondering if being bigger is truly the way. There are great securities and comforts and feeling of being in control in serving the small. In my first paragraph I said from the outset that I do not think of big and small the way most people do. Yet today it is a sign of our times and age that these simple words "big" and "small" are front loaded with meaning and in seeing an expression such as big mind and small mind, our reflex action takes us to big headedness and small mindedness.
Going there does not serve me, it does not open my life to both realities, it merely creates a division where there should not be one, but because these words now exercise an emotional response or trigger within us - we cannot get back to the simple words "big" and "small" - when in this context that are our being, and what it is we personally choose to be.06/10/2016 #7 Harvey LloydWhat an elegant way to discuss such a topic. @CityVP Manjit. Our world is becoming a very small place as we homogenize everything we see. The freedom to flow with natural events is being constricted by limited thinking. We all seem to be in some form of problem solving mode with all the latest skills. The ebb and flow of the natural order is not a problem, but yet a teacher. To see the world in this fashion though we must know and believe that in the end everything will be "ok" regardless of how nature takes us there.06/10/2016 #6 Savvy RajEnjoyed these reflections and insights here on the expansive spectrum of learning that can be beyond limitations of mind and in understanding in the spirit of reflectivity .Also reminded me of something I wrote in an earlier blog on learning, which came to mind as I was reading this. and feel the connect is worth exploring in time.Thank you for sharing .06/10/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 I am not considering the small-minded here because what I am comparing here is a mind that encompasses a planet. This is not a judgement on small-mindedness but a contrast in the individual (which actually means WHOLE) and groupthink which may seem large but is much smaller in contrast. The Marianne Williams quote speaks in volumes how we dismiss what should be big. We often do not possess the humility to see that we are bigger than we think we are, but we can possess the narcissism to want to show others how small they are. We can be brilliant as a humble person and we can be brilliant as a narcissist, this is the contrast I am drawing upon - or at least that which is reflecting on the size of my own imagination. This not a finger pointiing about others, this is a self-reflection.
Comments03/09/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Yes, this is what I mean by nutrition, the quality of consumption. Empty consumption has no nutritional value and this can stem from ignorance or indifference http://grist.org/living/breaking-were-ignorant-and-lazy-consumers-who-judge-people-for-doing-the-right-thing/ View more#6 Yes, this is what I mean by nutrition, the quality of consumption. Empty consumption has no nutritional value and this can stem from ignorance or indifference http://grist.org/living/breaking-were-ignorant-and-lazy-consumers-who-judge-people-for-doing-the-right-thing/ or even decadence http://www.conspicuousconsumption.org/ Close03/09/2016 #6 José Brito e Silva#5 Tens toda razão. A arte, de certo modo nos concilia, seja ela antiga, moderna ou contemporânea, expondo nossas contradições: o velho não é tão velho assim e o que parecia novo, muitas vezes pode não ser tão novo como ver os olhos do gosto individual.
Quando falo no consumo, digo do consumo sem qualidade, sem alma, sem poesia, sem reflexão, sem ter o ser humano como principal...Um “consumo vazio”, o “consumo pelo consumo”.
Um amigo meu, diz que vive sempre com um pé no passado e outro no futuro, porque o “presente é uma chatice monumental”.03/09/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 "música de consumo" is a nice way of speaking about mass consumption. We want poetic content and we are interested in the aesthetic because we are poetic people, with aesthetic minds and hearts - which means that both of us are not consumers simply feeding from the machinery of economies.
It also means that we can speak two different languages and still understand each other at the human level. Mass consumers may speak the same language but turn their language into superficial communication, and then so called experts tell us that we must communicate at Grade Six level so we can reach these consumers.
I choose nutrition over consumption and this buzz represents the nutrition of great people and so I value it. Great people are timeless and so I value having access to history, because it is our choices that makes history come alive, for then we have made the old new again. So for me this making the old new again is far more than "sem saudosismo barato" it is the wellness of life in my blood and the flow of my neurons in my brain - and that is why I choose to view the mass consumer as an art form.
I see this in this picture of Angelina Jolie http://blogdobrito.com/caricaturando-angelina-jolie/ and from that caricature with the big red lips of media consumption we either find people like us who think about life or we find those stuck in their 15 minutes of Andy Warhol fame - the people who want to kiss the red lips of Angelina Jolie more than they want to feel what it means to be alive. We either line our stomachs with mass consumption or we find the guts of our own nutrition as it feeds our mind and heart.03/09/2016 #4 José Brito e Silva#3 Hoje, no mundo inteiro, existe a chamada "música de consumo", que mobiliza uma indústria poderosa e, em muitos casos abrem mão do conteúdo poético, estético e musical. Não que não temos bons novos artistas, existem sim uma geração de grandes e talentosos artistas mas, ainda assim, quando quero ouvir música - o quê faça todos os dias-, sem saudosismo barato, bebo na fonte do passado.03/09/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitEnjoyed learning about the life of Vinicius de Moraes http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/7454442/vinicius-de-moraes-rio-olympics-mascot-inspiration View moreEnjoyed learning about the life of Vinicius de Moraes http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/7454442/vinicius-de-moraes-rio-olympics-mascot-inspiration and I checked into a performance with him and his friends here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crruMnUlGcY I had no idea that the Olympic mascot was named after this artist until I read the Billboard article. So this has been my first exposure to this man - and from your share, I am now aware of this renaissance man
We assume that people know the music greats but I was surprised when I mentioned the name of Elvis Presley to my kids, and they replied "Who is Elvis Presley?" - and this is all a factor of the latest music drowning out the past. There are boomers who have no idea of the names of performers who appeal to Millennials.
What is however important here, is to learn about music and its association with other nations, not simply the music we may have grown up listening to. To me music is not about the track of my own life, that is a rather selfish and superficial way of looking and listening to music. To me music is the gateway to the ear - much more important before image makes us biased towards how the performer looks like. With the focus on my ear, I get to learn to listen more deeply and there is a greater delayed satisfaction in that compared to the instant gratification world we live in, a world where music has also become a source of instant gratification. Close02/09/2016 #1 José Brito e Silva@Túlio Ratto, @Tifany Rodio, @María Peña Jaquete, @Maria do Socorro Oliveira, @José María Toledo Soto, @Maria Luiza Freitas de Oliveira, @Monique de Andrade Dantas, @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Adriana Bevacqua García, @Adhemar Juan Netto Braga de Souza, @Ana Luiza Torres Quillin
- Producer07/08/2016Under the InfluenceThat we are influenced in this world, that goes without saying, but to know ourselves is to know whether influence shall inform me or whether the influence shall conform me. "Under the influence" means being intoxicated. I cannot complain about...
Comments10/08/2016 #10 Steve Brady#9 Dear CityVP, thank you for taking the time to reply so thoughtfully to my comment. This alone typifies the energy of meaningful connections. You have a depth in your social media interactions. that intrigues me and inspires more passion for learning....for "sober wisdom". I look forward to more meaningful interactions with you and reading your interactions with others.09/08/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 Dear Steve, society has extended childhood through learned helplessness and illness through institutionalized perspectives, so much so that the popular subjects of social media are often adults operating on very simplistic notions, in many ways addressed in ways one would expect children to seek permission from their authority and a prisoner becomes adjusted to their prison. The person who brings Steven Brady towards transformation is Steve Brady and in your comment you have not made a statement of permission but action learning in saying "to the fact that healthy change is possible as we each take responsibility for our own learning and self-development". I can't say "Steve Brady, stand and change yourself" because I am not your master and for me the very meaning of being adult is observing whether the master-servant relationship has produced from it a smarter and wiser society. That you see the energy I do means we share a commonality but I do not view following as a commonality, I see following as an institutionalized design, and social media is led by new institutions that have become the new 800lb gorilla's. At least Google set out in its mandate to "Don't be Evil" - but as they have grown they have dropped that from their code of conduct http://time.com/4060575/alphabet-google-dont-be-evil/ The reality of transformation is that a platitude is not practice and practice is best what I learn rather than become institutionalized by. We are all under the influence rather than sober in wisdom.09/08/2016 #8 Steve BradyDear CityVP I am fascinated by the paradigms you share in this post. The paragraph that includes the sentence, "It is an energy that I can utilize to shape the way I transform social media into energy media" hit me metaphorically "between the eyes". I have learned from you because you have articlulated concepts and a way of thinking that challenges the "follower gluttony" that seems to pervade much of social media. I view your posts as synchronicities in my life too. I seek to grow as a thinker, not just in the cognitive sense, but also the intuitive and visceral capacities as well. I am preparing to email some colleagues in an organisation I deeply support, about using social media to promote learning, awareness, and transformative attitudes that I hope will "wake" us up to the fact that healthy change is possible as we each take responsibility for our own learning and self-development. Thank you again for this post.07/08/2016 #3 Ali Anani#2 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I agree 100% to what you wrote "that is the kind of nonsense we participate when we make followership a quantity than focus on our own thinking as a quality". I addressed a question to you in response to your wonderful comment on my buzz on tears. I think indirectly and partially you answered my question here.
This is a point I wish to highlight here. Being friendly and admirer of Manjit doean't mean we have to agree always. We differ to improve our thinking quality. We don't necessarily follow each others' thought and likewise; we don't differ for no reason.07/08/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Dear @Ali Anani It is perfectly said when you say "How they taste in one mind may taste differently in another." The value of appreciating a thinker is priceless, there is no futures market which says 1 Ali Anani is now equivalent to the going rate of 15,000 followers - that is the kind of nonsense we participate when we make followership a quantity than focus on our own thinking as a quality. In that single estimation of quality your presence here is priceless and we fellows in the fellowship of value creation. I look forward to the growing union of the priceless because that is the nation that has no boundaries, for the value in that citizenship is global and the elevation of that spirit is in the horizontal - and not the vertical silo of divisions, differences and distractions.07/08/2016 #1 Ali AnaniOne thing I shall stick by that every buzz of dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit is a "mini lab". Each buzz is a mind and eye opener to talk to ourselves and learn.
This buzz is a clear example of what I say. I extracted the following gems from the buzz. They are coherent, consistent, have their persona and flavor. How they taste in one mind may taste differently in another.
Since it is energy I look upon it as media flow and not a media show
To turn social media into learning I needed to transform it into energy media. When we are on a diet we are engaged in a social action when we are conscious of how we look to others, but when we engaged in nutrition we are engaged in personal development.
So the role of influence is no longer a given to me, for I want to treat media as an energy - an energy that does not negate relationship but which educates us and transforms us. If media is an energy that is transforming us, then it is solely ours. Everyone must take responsibility for their own learning and here influence is an interruption because we become followers
- Producer05/08/2016Observing the Dyadic RelationThe way to destroy my family and home is to insist on a many-to-many network, because that is a group view that supersedes the evolution of individual relationships. The meaning of dyad is simply two of something and it is a word that I have come...
Comments07/08/2016 #34 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#33 Dear Sara, we are talking about the same thing because we are practicing the same thing. In a therapeutic one-to-one relationship with your client I am positive that you create a sacred space in which the dyad is given trust, discernment and discretion and in your work, you observe the individual, not imposing your pattern on that individual but hearing and seeing them fully. The strongest form of dyad therefore is active listening.
There is an active deficit of listening in the world today and when that deficit aggregates into the group we may it call it the evil side of things, but for me evil is the deficit expressing itself at larger and larger dimensions. We may well be practitioners but if listening begins with self-awareness at the monadic level and expresses itself in the dyad - that to me is where the individual is before group interaction informs our intelligence ie to observe what is before we create a pattern around that.
Sometimes by putting our hand on something and in trying to control it, we give life to that which would dissipate. Before the weekend, two of my daughters took issue with something and they huffed and puffed about it, but I understand their dyad, their personalities trigger each other and the catalyst of that often makes more noise than signal. Yesterday at a relatives party both are blissfully unaware of that noise, they moved on and that same dyad were operating on their dyadic catalyst of joy.
We can touch things that would have disappeared and we don't remain with that which will transform - and these are the tiny differences which as a therapist you are even better at noticing than I am, to a much greater degree - so we both may see the same thing but our practice varies - in this the dyad is not who we are, it is what is.07/08/2016 #33 Sara Jacobovici#31 #32 It's all in there @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. We're all talking about the same thing and in a way see it the same way. I think the challenge comes when we look at the evil side of things. It's one thing to look at improving relationships in dyads or families, it's a big jump for me to discuss famine and genocide. I'm not good at painting everything with the same brush stroke. What I do appreciate about this discussion is that I do get to "hear" how someone else "sees" things. This is invaluable to me in my learning journey. Thanks Manjit for creating that opportunity.07/08/2016 #32 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#28 Dear Sara, what I am saying is that there are two fundamentally important parts which inform each other but we have as a society a natural bias towards the group as a part and so we see the group as made up of individuals. We don't fully examine or be with the relationship before it transforms as a group being. I cannot understand why one would favour one or the other, when the two are the whole. There are a lot of lonely people in this world and the group bias treats lonely people as a group called lonely. I see the individual operating at a monadic capacity, just as if we choose self-reflection we are utilizing a monadic capacity. The individual is also in the dyad. As we become a group we move into the triad and triad maybe the optimal form of a group, but it is a group. To separate these two distinctions is like saying the ying does not have its yang - the two are totally a harmony of both - the individual and the group. If Jung is wise and I do think he is - his wisdom is in seeing the bias to the group.07/08/2016 #31 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#25 Dear Anees, appreciation is the wisdom here. One gets to a wise heart through the refinement and iterations of appreciation. Today appreciation is viewed through the filter of the group, whether we put a happiness lens on it or even a positive thinking lens on it. Appreciation is a most challenging pathway as to how our wisdom comes into being.07/08/2016 #30 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#23 Dear Sara, the group is who fundamentally are, we are tribal. Since I live in a communal household, I did not not just focus on the dyads in my own home because it gave me a new way of seeing, I also saw that Carl Jung saw something that definitely is missed when his personality types were summarized as a group tool. http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Jung/types.htm what became apparent is that Jung continually wrote about our tendency as a society to apply the optics of the group and that that imbalance between societal preference on the group. In psychological types it was not the types that he was trying to ascertain, but this inclination and resulting imbalance or bias towards the group.
The following Huffington Post article illustrates the words "Sawubona" I SEE YOU and "Njikhona" I AM HERE. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/glen-pearson/africa-famine_b_922063.html We do not really live at the individual level, we intellectualize the individual level and then as a group we collectively exhibit empathy, but the underlying causes of poverty stems from us acting as groups and economically purposing and digesting as a group - creating an economic exploitation of other parts of the world.
The natural bias is towards the group, Carl Jung clearly saw it and observed it, and that bias removes us from nature and places us in our own tribes. In the advent of the Internet, young people did not claim a liberation of the individual but acclaimed themselves as tribal. How can we be enthused about our tribal heritage and not see the link to genocide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocides_in_history in human history. In the last century the holocaust attempted to extinguish a certain group of people. That is the extreme case, just as a complete bias towards the individual would lead to another disastrous form of human suffering called anarchy. The group does see the individual but through a group bias. So now I explore my own dyads.07/08/2016 #29 Ali Anani#28 Thank you Sara @Sara Jacobovici. I agree and I checked even the literature today and found so many dynamic posts on whether a dyad or triad is a better one? The is no agreement, but this is the dynamics of discussions.
At this minute I am writing a buzz on tears. How surprising are some new findings. They knock down many of our beliefs. Men shouldn't cry is a long standing one. Tears from onion are different from tears from joy or crying. Even on tangible things we differ; it is more difficult to agree on less tangible ones.07/08/2016 #28 Sara Jacobovici#26 #27 I can't imagine this discussion focusing on right or wrong @Ali Anani. It's the dynamics that make the discussion vibrant. And your contributions are always dynamic Dr. Ali. We're looking at individual perspectives and experiences. In a way, if I understood correctly, that is what @CityVP 🐝 Manjit is stressing, the individual in the relationship. Differences and diversity in perspectives and opinions have the potential of forming something new.07/08/2016 #27 Ali AnaniPart 2
The dyad may have spheres of influence and they may intersect. The higher degree of intersection or overlapping, the stronger the bonding is. However; the overlapping of three spheres (Venn diagram-like) we have many other overlapping zones and more possibilities for sharing and findings areas of common interest.
I have many other points. However; as we are living the experience what do we learn from it? Would it better to limit it between us or have Sara involved as well? Where do you find us learning more? @CityVP 🐝 Manjit adds his knowledge and many ore shall do the same? Group dynamics become dominant with the addition of more people and new scenarios appear. However; the triad of simple rules is what usually lead to emergent behaviors. Birds flying V-shape follow three simple rules. There is room for feedback, but I find this possibility much reduced in dyadic relationships.
There are advantages to dyadic relationships, but I intend to go where there is built energy or self-energizing one and that surely favors the triadic connections rather than the dyadic ones. And I could be very wrong.07/08/2016 #26 Ali AnaniDear ANees Zaidi- thank you for the invitation to subscribe to this discussion. Dyads or triads has been an ongoing topic for discussion. I am still "brewing" my ideas. Le me explain some of my impressions. If you and I disagree on a topic then either one convinces the other or we continue to disagree. It is yes or no situation. However, if Sara @Sara Jacobovici joins us she might take your opinion and in this case it is 3 against 1 and their is a majority. Triads are not a yes or no and in other words it is not black and white.
SImilarity breeds similarity and if you and I get to know each other well we may coalesce into one. We become like two oxygen atoms fused into an oxygen molecule. Triads may be linear or not. For example, you and I are a connection, but with Sara we may fall in an open loop or in a triangle. Stressed triangles are energetic and open "their arms" for others to relax the members of the triangle.07/08/2016 #25 Anees Zaidi#14 I wanted to participate in this discussion (my digital relationship) yesterday. But my daughter (my biological relationship) whose husband (wife/husband relationship) was busy in his own work (professional relationship) requested me to accompany her to market for few immediate requirements. I struck a balance by postponing my discussion for today and take her to the market. Now when I decided to go with her I viewed all these dyadic relationships working at one time and to workout a fine balance I opted to accompany her.
Personally I do not see this as the resolution of relationships rather appreciating each relationship. These are my views subject to further exploration/refinement/correction. I would invite Ali Anani and Sara Jacobovici members of the Triad team to join the debate.07/08/2016 #24 Anees Zaidi#14 Dear brother @CityVP 🐝 Manjit all of us have multiple identities. Right, a woman is a wife, a mother, a sister, a grandmother, a teacher, a doctor, a engineer, her self and she is connected in the social world through her various identities. I do not intend to put her in a sole husband - wife relationship. What I look for is to explore and find how to make a balance in those interconnected relationship. A woman who is an engineer is back home after full day of work to find no milk in the house for her small kids. She immediately goes back to store and gets milk to feed and nurture her another relationship (child-mother). Don't we see a women out of her many identities works out a balance in her multiple dhips- she as 'herself', she an 'engineer' and she a 'mother'. She would have stayed back at home, took some rest than brought milk to feed hungry kids. But she did otherwise. When I say I look for what is 'missing' in relationship the intention is to find out that missing and fill it up through act of my balancing. And I do it as I appreciate my all dyadic relationships. All are important to me.
Contd....07/08/2016 #23 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2 The knowing of the other in the dyad changes with age, need and experience and the changes of the individual changes the meaning of the dyad. This of course can relate to any and all relationships. That is why a strong foundation of values and meanings lies at the “heart” of the matter; the wise heart. Not a simple discussion, not a simple process, but definitely worth the effort. One example to illustrate the complexity; you write Manjit about the family, “don't let the opinion of people who have no idea who we are, impose their will on us.” What happens when there is a member of the family who feels that the will of the family is being imposed upon him or her by a group who has no idea of who he or she is? We are born into our first group, the family and we carry that experience over into all other relationships and groups.
I agree with your writing Manjit and appreciate how Fatima was able to put it all together in #20. A couple of questions: 1. Are we in didactic relationships within a group? 2. Is the entity “group” made up of didactic relationships or can we as individuals relate to an entity called a group?07/08/2016 #22 Sara JacoboviciPart 1/1 A wise heart is the source or core of “the dyad which is the relationship of meaning that gives meaning to a relationship.” A wise heart allows us to “see” and observe, and to “hear” in silence. A human being comes forth from the union of 2. You need 2 to create life, you would expect that you would need 2 to help form and develop this human being. Often the first influence is the naming of the child, the second is the support of the dependent human being to develop its independence through the dependent relationship with the other. So here we go from the 2 to 1, the other. Yet, there is an expression that says, “It takes a community to bring up a child.” Many to one.06/08/2016 #21 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#20 I must give you a gigantic metaphorical kiss Fatima because you are seeing the dyadic. There is no guarantee of a resolution because if we are trying to resolve a relationship we are engaged in the resolution which again is not the relationship. If we are not trying to fix the relationship but appreciate the relationship, the appreciation is what we learn from the dyad. The resolution is a formula and at the tribal level, we live in a world full of techniques, formula's and answers. Cease changing the other at the dyad level and what is revealed to us is the relationship. The unresolved then is no different to the resolved because we are appreciating the human being and not the flaws of the human being - and in that appreciation we see the human being, not the Manjit, or the Fatima or the father or the daughter. This is why I say many-to-many relationship destroy because the effort is to fix and improve and solve - all of which are group impulses and we may find answers to our humanity, but we can get very intellectual about humanity, while the practical wisdom of being a human being is not really being practiced. Now don't take my metaphorical kiss as a reward for insightfulness - for this is the tribal impulse in me talking. It is possible to observe the dyad in a social network but it is best observed at a one-to-one level - and from that you begin to realize just how rich each unique relationship is - and what I am saying here is for my practice. For you to copy, emulate or inspire from my practice means in a dyadic relationship you become a clone of me. It is not you having a relationship with a particular human being, it is the pattern you have applied that you may have learned from me. At the tribal, triadic, group etc etc level all of these things come into play, at the dyadic level what works for me is unique to me in that moment - appreciation is key at the dyad, not resolution.06/08/2016 #20 🐝 Fatima WilliamsI am fascinated with the way dyadic relationships work. Your explanation to the same is fathomable! Among everything you have so graciously explained these lines have registered deeply " It is releasing from within us the notion that we are doing something - the dyad is the human being meeting a human being and now capturing the diversity of the individual". If we were to look at each person at a dyadic level then the complexity in any relationship will be resolved is what I concur. I guess I'm on the same page as @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Thank you for this brilliant explanation. These comments are worthy of a whole new buzz.06/08/2016 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Dear Ali @Ali Anani when you said "The dyad between you and your daughter is charged and isn't neutral and this made you willing to reach the other Fatima" you are addressing the evolution of the group. Stick with the evolution of the individual relationship and then we do not bring outside objects or comparisons into the dyadic relationship - for then we continue to observe the dyad with an external condition. At the triadic level where group is born - the other Fatima comes into being through a social response. Memory serves the group, but memories can inject themselves into a dyadic relationship to obsolete the dyad - why because then there is a three way relationship, the two human beings and the memories.
- Producer02/08/2016DisruptionDisruption has become a popular word. It is common to hear people announce the next disruptive force that has accompanied accelerated change. Disruptive innovation was made popular through the work of Clayton Christensen who saw a trend in...
Comments02/08/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Dear @Ali Anani the biggest AHA! I drew from my weekend study of plants is that the idea of network intelligence is far more akin to the idea plant intelligence than most people at this point even are beginning to realize. Network intelligence is built on the further development of artificial intelligence. Yet plant scientists are being chided today by other scientists in the human domain for using the words intelligence or even neurobiology to describe their field. So it is we are in this war of words and and traditional style intellectual battles - and none of us want to be sucked into the mind battles of yesterday - when all that does is consume our attention in the present, to understand accelerating change and digital evolution as we move forward.02/08/2016 #3 Mohammed A. JawadWith the abundance of diverse resources, means and outcomes, there's vivid disruption happening. ..not in one area, but in everything, everywhere. What this passing century is witnessing is the great digital disruption that's transhaping the whole world. Great divides are diminishing, nations are in collaboration, people of varying cultures and languages are in vicinity, communication and interaction has become faster and responsive, and the with the availability and ease of learning and sharing the world has become a singular platform, with rising, popular social media. Nothing is much obscure, and more and more there's a vast exposure of explicit knowledge, learning and wisdom. Perhaps, with the presence of social media and revolution of minds, there's more innovative disruption going on, and it matters most how the global audience and economy is going to absorb, digest and reciprocate.02/08/2016 #1 Ali AnaniDear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- this is a thinking post and where you ended I shall start. You wrote "Digital and personal evolution is what makes us the first of the new". I pondered on this and then find myself asking: the wind of change blows, but not all plants respond similarly. Flowers get blown off. Trees bend, break or hug each other to reinforce each other. Some plant seeds have wings and the wind carries them o pollinate somewhere else. The soil of some plants erodes, but the roots of other plants stabilize their soil. The strength is in having the self-purpose and the self-preparedness and the self-evolution to meet the winds of change. More to come, but I want to be one of the first few new
- Producer28/07/2016The Virtue of InspirationFor the second time within 24 hours my thoughts returned to Inspiration. This time in regards to the practice of inspiration as a virtue. Typically I have often seen inspiration serve as a medication rather than as a virtue, for it the foundation...
Comments28/07/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Dear @Sara Jacobovici just like @Ali Anani I too focus on your expression ["the individual who is struggling can reclaim their innate ability/virtue to be inspired. This is part of health, not illness"]
If you look at the Spectraneuron above, I saw that I wanted to include INSPIRATIONAL in that spectrum, but where? Instinctively I would see it as a GREEN WISDOM because that represents the spine of my development and what I learned most from writing my 90 day Physical Intelligence blog.
Yet I have entered INSPIRATIONAL as VIOLET WISDOM for I see it as a form of emergence. The manifestation of inspiration works its magic over time, and here the relationship is between patience and inspiration, which appear to be an odd couple but form an intelligent partnership. The example you gave of an individual finding their way back is a journey, that reclaimation you describe of the innate ability/virtue to be inspired.
This is what we learn most by watching professionals and why I now view the word EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT not as a symbol of crisis but a mindset of emergence. That the emergency rises in the moment must not distract us, indeed the pressure medical teams are under are to think under pressure and make split-second decisions that few of us are subjected to - and in that immediacy the work of healing begins. I can see why time sense appeals to you with greater vivid affinity and your violet wisdom.28/07/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Dear @Ali Anani I do indeed consider abandoning short-termitis http://coylefinancial.com/Websites/coyleasset/images/TheObserverOct11DigitalEdition.pdf I cannot see the transformative effect of an immediate reactionary impulse, one that raises our heartbeat only to fade again. These are quick chemical releases in our body and then a return shift the other way. Short-termitis effects decision making in the way we consume news, the way we make business decisions and the way we react to stimuli . A long-term or shift in perspective that is a connection to the future, means that which has just inspired us, is stored as the electricity of transformation - rather than dissipate as a momentary flash of inspiration. Long-term evolution as I describe it is what is evolving in us. If we are then constantly evolving that is one more shining light that does not quickly snuff out. Is this not transformation, that we have noted the darkness and have chosen this evolution. Otherwise inspiration dissolves. We want our problems to dissolve not our inspiration - save this fire as a constancy of purpose and create this light as an eternal flame.28/07/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Dear Sara, the one big reason I am making a distinction between medicated inspiration and virtuous inspiration, is that as a medication inspiration can be a means to avoid a stigma. Instead of addressing the root cause, we begin using inspiration as a reaction without getting to the root of the inspiration.
At the same time when we are inspired by a story of personal challenge where people are challenging the social stigma, we are still largely nonchalant about the contribution of caregivers. There is no point in looking for inspiration online and yet in a situation at a hospital complaining about the nurses and doctors or be indifferent about emergency workers/care givers.
The third aspect is that the more honest we are about the challenges others face, the more we can awaken the value of professional help, the value of trained professionals in the care business, without surrendering our own duty of care. When inspiration is a medication we must take care that there is not a viscious cycle at work - where we get high with the inspiration and then low again with the stigma. There is a time when it is wise to seek professional help - and we need investment in that.
It is this movement from vicious cycle to a virtuous cycle that I am addressing as virtue. This is inspiration that serves as a building block and not as a morality or a denial. There is still way too much stigma about cognitive health, about physical challenges and damaged psyche - but we are getting better at talking about the difficult side or receiving end of life - and at that point we pivot from the vicious cycle to a virtuous cycle. I too am open to and vulnerable to a vicious cycle as anyone here.28/07/2016 #5 Anees Zaidi.
#1 Dear brother @Ali Anani humans evolve around values. Values provide them the evolutionary environment. Right from our birth we keep evolving absorbing the values we live in. Evolution is a organic process and therefore capable of decay if it absorbs bad values But again who decides a 'value' as good or bad. It is the environment we live in. A thought provoking post by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I look forward to a rich debate.28/07/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici"The virtue of inspiration has a heartbeat." I think this says it all @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Any professional is a human first. Therefore any inspired human carries that virtue over into their professional lives. Uninspired professionals is not limited to one or two particular disciplines. In my work as a therapist, I often provide the environment in which the individual who is struggling can reclaim their innate ability/virtue to be inspired. This is part of health, not illness.28/07/2016 #1 Ali Anani"What inspiration is built on determines whether it is a long-term evolution or a short-term creation"- do you consider this as a form of transformation @CityVP 🐝 Manjit? Do value over time change from one state to other? If we humans evolve do our value evolve as well? If so, which comes first: the evolution of values or us? Great buzzes are the ones that make the readers think and this one is.
- Producer27/07/2016InspirationIt is a beautiful faculty of our supernal being that we can be inspired. To breath in that which invigorates and renews us. The limit of inspiration is to treat it as a lung rather than as a being. Breathing is a two way process that expires as...
Comments11/08/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 Dear Gert, like breath for sure. Yes we give the breath of life for those who cannot breath, but if we are drowning in our own media that is something that can be transformed by awareness rather than breath. So much so we attribute inspiration to the act of drowning rather than as an energy which we can convert into the energy of action. If inspiration is a continuous improvement then we have utilized the energy of inspiration, but if we make of it a medicine then we must change the way we breath, because there is plenty of energy giving media - why then drown in an overload, when inspiration is wasted and @Ali Anani's comment about turning inspiration back into gas is where I am with my thinking and action learning and more importantly the creation of a life in flow. Ali Anani's comment #8 is where I also am in viewing inspiration as an energy rather than a medication.11/08/2016 #8 Ali AnaniIf we are inspired but not breathing then we turn inspiration back into gas. If we are breathing but not transforming we are wasting the quality of our own breath, if we transforming but not inspired we are creating transformation that is not whole. If we are whole but continue to live in a divided village - then we continue to look for inspiration. This is the greatest waste of energy.
Inspiration with no breathing>>>gas
Breathing but no transforming>>> breath of low quality
Transforming but no inspiration>>>partial transformation
Partial transformation>>> not living as a whole
A lot to think about your fractal approach in which the output becomes the input. Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for the inspiration and transformation28/07/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 Dear Anees for me inspiration is a bit more than it being ours, which is important in owning inspiration, but there is also a difference I am reflecting upon between the virtue of inspiration and inspiration as a medication https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-virtue-of-inspiration and this is about how we touch inspiration and its short-term and long-term outcomes.27/07/2016 #4 Anees Zaidi#2 Well stated @CityVP 🐝 Manjit 'once Inspired you own that flow, it's yours' so true. Classificationof your hives for personal learning journey is brilliant. Was pleasantly surprised to find one of my buzz in one of your hive. Lot of rich content methodology arranged.27/07/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Dear Anees when it comes to my divergent hives for my own personal learning journey, I also have convergent hives such as college toastmasters or tottenham which are additional forms of societal energy - where I speak of 10 personal energies and 1 societal energy - the hives below express this and the affinity here is for my own learning. I do not expect others to follow my divergent hives because they have not been built for following but presence, where the presence is my personal learning journey. Affinity that is convergent are not these hives, including the Brown hive which is exploration of my relationship to societal energy:
https://www.bebee.com/group/brown27/07/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Dear Anees the important thing as a reminder for me is that I remind myself that I have memory. Once I remind myself that I have space between where memory has filled, then I can either transform the memory or keep reminding myself of the memory. The memory you acquired came through your senses and even if events, situations or moments were totally duplicate, how I sense the world is unique to how you sense it - but what we do with inspiration is work on memory and not reminder that we have memory. This means the inspiration we breath in is not working on the present moment, it is working on the past - or in the case of a dreamer in the future. It is the present that creates the future not our dreams of future which are pulled from memory, it is the present that transforms us because it renews the past and not our memories of the past - hence the word "renaissance".
Inspiration is a part of flow - and the way Anees Zaidi flows is you breath in and out - your lung, your heart, your stomach, your brain i.e. everything that is within you. My flow is within me and this simple point can be squashed by what it is we know. What we can have in the present moment is an affinity - not my memory or perception of Anees Zaidi or my following of you - but my affinity with you is based in appreciation - appreciation of your flow, of your presence. Once inspired you own that flow, it's yours.
My flows are here when it comes to my renaissance - and while hives have been defined by BeBee as collective affinity, my affinity is in my personal learning journey - so I see hives differently and accordingly affinity as 10 personal energies and 1 societal energy.27/07/2016 #1 Anees ZaidiBrilliant thoughts @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. We ('I' included) are very casual in using words 'inspire', 'inspired', 'inspiration'. Nothing is going to transform by just getting inspired. What is next? Do we take any affirmative action to get transformed? Most of the time 'No'. Your post is a strong reminder.
- Producer25/07/2016Image and IdeologyThe world we exist in is largely based on image and ideology. The world I want to live in is one I want to largely be based on close relationship and personal learning. Image is a very open relationship where image is the relationship. Ideology...
Comments25/07/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Dear Steve, a call is the basis of how society functions today, whether that be a call to action or even a call to arms, the call represents the desire of another to follow their behaviour. In this setting here at BeBee, I don't want to put out a call for anything. If people want to learn that is their decision, if they wish to recruit to earn that is their decision, if they wantto instill some form of action from another, that is their decision.
Fellowship is not followership, the fellowship of BeBee will include the greater majority who may operate from the sell or tell or yell side of life, so I actually cease to be awake if I am making a call for anything. What I need to be awake to is how my desire to change others is in evidence and in that learning, I can stop trying to change others and instead think more deeply myself.
That is why whether it is LinkedIn or here, there is no CV or resume that sells my work background, there is no focus on my part to create a brand, and what image there is that too I must put under the lens. I don't want people to follow my lead, I don't need to be put on a pedestal or showcased - if that is what happens that decision is for another to make, not for me to endorse. All of this then is covered under my own observation of my own practice.
For sure I will put forth views but they are put forth in order for me to look upon the metacognitive value - and from that learning.25/07/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Dear @Milos Djukic I did check out comment 180 from the link. That is the great thing about wisdom, it reshapes itself through each insight. If it does not that is what I call being totally schooled.
Millennials are not that much different from us other than it is baby-boomers who have left them with a legacy of baby-boomer indulgences like a massive national debt - and the bright one's are really bright, just like their older generation X and boomers.
Be sure to watch the last video on this buzz. (the one with the spiritual face and DNA symbol on it), it is the kind of video I am sure @Gerald Hecht will probably relate to also.25/07/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear @Milos Djukic it may have taken several weeks but finally I have settled upon calling my Violet Wisdom hive "Fractal" as an exploration for my Personal Wisdom. This is ironic because my entire process is best adaptive and continuous, yet I have settled on this particular thought experiment. https://www.bebee.com/group/violet
- Producer22/07/2016Manjit & Many?I am fulfilling here a promise I made to Ali Anani that I will elaborate further upon the private discussion that transpired on 17th July and the outcome of that was the proposal of this title.My mother named me Manjit but my name could well be...
Comments23/07/2016 #18 Sara JacoboviciI would like to add a couple of thoughts to your buzz @CityVP 🐝 Manjit in addition to the likes, comments and replies to your readers. One is in relation to @Deb🐝 Lange"s comment (and to your reply to her comment): "Words reaching across space like molecules or atoms populating the skies. When our words collide together they form fractals that reach out further and bounce back to us forming our relationships through space." To me this "sounds" like what happened "in the beginning", when creation took place through the "spoken" word; when words collided together forming...the other thought is in relation to your discussion of "counting". In Hebrew, the word for counting and telling a story is the same word. As always Manjit, thank you for your thoughts, insights, knowledge and links.23/07/2016 #16 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThe one is who I am, but not as "I am the One" - I like this particular line and this is such an insightful buzz that I should say I read to twice. I've never read relationships being explained at such an intense level. Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View moreThe one is who I am, but not as "I am the One" - I like this particular line and this is such an insightful buzz that I should say I read to twice. I've never read relationships being explained at such an intense level. Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I'm glad to be here and I am learning each day. Things text books did not teach me at school and for that I am Thankful. Close23/07/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici#8 Thanks for bringing my attention to @🐝 Fatima Williams' post @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I unconsciously responded to Fatima using your description, "an expression from the heart of Fatima" when I wrote, "I felt and heard your words coming straight from the heart @Fatima Williams." We are still very young in our social media relationships, engagements and expression. As long as there is a spilling over of the old into the new there is hope.23/07/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 ManjitInstead of zeroing in wording between molecules and bits, I think we should take a leaf out of the movement that Jerome Feldman makes, which is molecules to metaphors https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/molecule-metaphor View moreInstead of zeroing in wording between molecules and bits, I think we should take a leaf out of the movement that Jerome Feldman makes, which is molecules to metaphors https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/molecule-metaphor Now the question becomes how does that metaphor translate universally rather than temporally. When a metaphor enlightens me it opens the universe in my mind, but when a metaphor misses it's mark and is but a temporal illusion, then imagine losing Rumi. Ask ourselves another question, with all this movement of molecules to metaphor,how come the world has not seen arise another Shakespeare? The novelty of the new is not the appreciation of the universal. This is what perplexes people when they read the Book of Ecclesiastes where the author claims "that there is nothing new under the sun" - for this is a universal rather than temporal metaphor. Science tells us that there is plenty new under the sun but this paradox does not matter if all we are exercising is a momentary media. My mind is not wrestling with the naming of this but the living of this. The good news is that what we are now exchanging is making me feel more alive not less - but in the liberation of meaning it is the meaning that lives within us, enlightening our own molecules and that which become the molecules of our home. Home is not just bricks it is something we pass on to our kin and kind. @Deb🐝 Lange's molecules and @Sara Jacobovici's metaphors are a great contribution, but our life directions are guided as unique pathways. These pathways may form tapestries but the enrichment of diversity is our personal being. This is where I am live and as I understand the Earth as my home, I must know my heart as my home. What enters our heart are experiences and moments that are unique to us. At the Earth level we find commonalities but diversity moves our heart. Close23/07/2016 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Dear @Ali Anani, I think that @Deb🐝 Lange and her expression of molecules was very much true of the oral culture, the age where stories were transmitted across many generations, a bridge which kept our link to the ancients, that even archeologists would not be able to reassemble. Look at words today, they are not cross-generational but temporal. There is a return of narrative and there is a rekindling of storytelling but it has to go beyond digital expression. Today we are not dealing with molecules, we are dealing with digital bits. We pass these bits in a way where our bytes are temporal. The "many" are the molecules but the digital life we lead does not mirror that. It does mirror that if we expand our horizons, become more integrated with the many and recognize how our way of life becomes once again cross-generational. Ideas, products and thinking are all temporal - there is no oral transference about them - but Deb said "Words reaching across space like molecules or atoms populating the skies" and I want to focus on the universal. When an astronomer looks at two black holes colliding http://www.nature.com/news/the-black-hole-collision-that-reshaped-physics-1.19612 we see this message from the universe travel 1.4 billion years to us and so what astronomers are looking at is the communication of an event that occurred at the dawn of time. If the universe can connect with us over billions of years, how is it that digital media has become so temporal? This is what this buzz is about, I am not here to sell ideas, product or thinking. After I pass from this world, it would be nice to have my kids and their kids be the astronomers looking back at their ancestor - but our digital psyche is not built for that - instead we have traded molecules for temporal bits and bytes.23/07/2016 #9 Ali Anani#6 "Notice the breath after the pause. This noticing adds breath to our words:- that is your writing @CityVP 🐝 Manjit in your response to @Deb🐝 Lange. I took my breath and dded commas, but still in need to comprehend more.
I muust say that I wanted to build on Deb's comment, but then shied off hoping to comprehend more your response. I still find Deb's metaphor quite interesting- words are molecules and their collision give different ideas, products, thinking and... We may vary the energy of the words by our breath. I wrote a novel in Arabic titled "Breath Prints" in which I showed how our attitudes, desires and actions affect our breath and its quality and that like fingerprints breath prints are.22/07/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe obituary is going to find a larger place in the many-to-many world because such a world brings us even closer to the personal and away from traditional memes of publishing. In a buzz I read from @🐝 Fatima Williams View moreThe obituary is going to find a larger place in the many-to-many world because such a world brings us even closer to the personal and away from traditional memes of publishing. In a buzz I read from @🐝 Fatima Williams about her father https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fatima-williams/they-say-time-is-medicine-i-now-believe-it-s-a-myth This is not publishing as far as I am concerned but an expression from the heart of Fatima. If we begin to understand this nuanced difference between a publishing mindset and a personal expression or a personal learning, then we have taken steps into the 21st Century, because these steps are a new way of engaging and relating - and that is what I am exploring here. I ask @Ali Anani and @Sara Jacobovici to read Fatima's expression. Furthermore these expressions may represent a linkage to Fatima's yet unborn relatives - relatives who in a media that itself remains available for future generations, changes the very relationship - which is fundamentally different from existing mindsets. Close22/07/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 The human race has always lived in a many to many world but it is network technology that has enabled many to many communication. Yet we continue the inculcated habit of one-to-many (broadcasting) or many-to-one (following).
It is here where fractals are interesting in how they form the web of life. I am adding Fritjof Capra's video "Systems View of Life" at the end of the buzz above. At the universal level beyond life there are more stars in the universe than their are people living on the Earth. I can become smarter and more aware of the web of life but there is also all these stars burning energy for no reason whatsoever. Is that not fascinating why nature would create massive energy that has not been designed for any life purpose?
Human beings are afraid of burning energy like a star, we have instilled within ourselves that we must have purpose - yet the star and the person share a beginning, middle and end. I want to be more comfortable with this view of "many". At the same time the network of many-to-many allows me to spread my wings, but do we? Do we fly, do we have that joy of freedom within us? I do not think I do fully. At the same time the web of life requires meaning in our relationship.
So we have both but our primary focus is on meaning and not simply being as a star is. We humanize the star instead of appreciating that nature allows freedom of energy also - and here appreciating many is still ONE even if we talking about MANY to MANY, it is when we separate one from many that we become conscious that many is different from us. We are the one's who are conscious of fractal dimension - whereas life does not need to apply meaning in order to grow and build up the fractal.22/07/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Dear Deb, our collective ruach is even more important than the words because in breath we are all alive. In our networked age we have access to words but the network is not what makes us breath or imagine all of our bodies inhabiting our space. In this particular space there are over 10 million bee's and the breath we share is what makes us "many", it is what makes me and you "many" and not just a part of the many, and only a fraction of this inhabited space knows us personally. That space is not filled with words but with breath - at some point 10 million Bee's of BeBee created their own space - and it is that action which is what I identify with. The fractal is breath and blood that forms humanity as structure from space. This structure is the tree of life and tree's are fractal. Deb, I see your breath in your words, that breath comes with each comma and full stop. This is also what I want @Milos Djukic and Ali @Ali Anani to focus on here. Notice the breath after the pause. This noticing adds breath to our words. This buzz is not about thinking. My practice at BeBee is about thinking, but this buzz is understanding my relationship as "many" before I am defined as a name. The fractal is breath, lungs like trees - and the breath is not the space between the words here, but in the comma and in the full-stop.22/07/2016 #5 Deb🐝 LangeHmm interesting the time of the relationship one to many. I imagine all of our bodies inhabiting this place we call earth. As our words are also manifestations from each of one of us, our words also inhabit our space. Words reaching across space like molecules or atoms populating the skies. When our words collide together they form fractals that reach out further and bounce back to us forming our relationships through space.22/07/2016 #4 Ali Anani@CityVP 🐝 Manjit- From one-to-many to many-to-many there is a changing world. With fast changes so many other issues get destabilized. Yes, you need no proof that you are still the Man of Manjit. It is you and this is not easy to preserve.
You are one who is loyal to his authenticity, but I wonder in this unity we have a fractal heart with a dimension other than one. It is a fractal dimension. Being authentic means being your own fractal with our own "dimension". That is a new definition for authenticity.
I am proud to have my name mentioned and even more proud that my persuasion to publish this buzz succeeded. One -to-one- and now one-to-many. You threw Manjit the pebble in water and a new wave of thinking may be forming.
- Producer14/07/2016Time-ArtThe origins of what I engage here began a long time ago. Originally I drew a circle and then apportioned the circle into a clock. From here I came up with seven colours for various aspects of my daily life. I called this simple circle Time-Art or...
Comments15/07/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Dear Donna we have learned how to share online but we have forgotten how to play, There is much we can design solely for ourselves in a world where creating an image or a brand has become more valuable than personal play. Who said we all need to be publishers, who said we all need to create something with enormous return on profit. We look to become finished product as if we are social engineered artifacts and SEO is our prime directives. I am having fun with this without worrying if I have "done" social media the right way, as if view statistics are some prized and heavenly thing. The great thing about thinking is that we choose both it's scale and scope and it is the one thing that is 100% ours and a huge part of how we think is governed how free we are to play. That is what made art valuable in the first place - it was the stuff that made us think - but today it is just another commodity on Tumblr or our Facebook page shared to make up for our collective boredom :-)
- Producer10/07/2016The Friend and Foe WithinI do not advocate understanding or following what it is I do because that defeats the purpose of this as a learning journey. If I am truly learning than to understand me is to try to define a moving target and the dartboard of human existence here...
Comments12/07/2016 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#14 Dear Juani my next buzz in Renaissance will depend when the Spectraneuron changes, but it will explore more about the original conception of Time-Art. There is no time set for that change, and forced changes are not emergent but calculated. BTW the only hive that is not listed as a colour is https://www.bebee.com/group/oranges - I had to use "Oranges" because Orange is an existing company, but I actually like using Oranges because BeBee itself is Orange, which is nice synchronicity. The same emergent principles that apply to Spectraneuron, apply to another of my explorative creations called "Wisdom Pyramid" http://learnersjourney.weebly.com/uploads/3/7/6/2/37628583/wisdom_pyramid_-_learning_journey_55.png - I do not use this on BeBee but in comments at LinkedIn. Most of my time is now spent on BeBee rather than LinkedIn - simply because this platform is more condusive to my personal experimentation'..12/07/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#11 Dear Juani, normally we create a model and we work off the model. Spectraneuron is the complete reverse - it is my own practice which changes the model - so it is a personal thinking window for me - which also allows me to see at a glance a very renaissance view that aids my learning journey. I do not use the online space as a social network but as a personal learning network. Each spectra has an associated hive and if you write the colour name under groups you can see them, each of these hives change in definition as a result of practice. In some ways it is a pictorial form of action learning but most of all it originated from an idea had years ago, as to what time would look like if it was art. It was originally called TIME-ART and has since involved into Spectraneuron - i.e. neurons as in the mind arranged as a spectra. Later on I added gray, white, black which is equivalent to tint, tone and shade. Time-Art is the best way to look at this - but as an emergence and not as a model.11/07/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 Dear Ali Anani normal service will resume, my daughter is off on her honeymoon and our new grandson is visiting us today, it has been a monumental time and life is gradually returning to the new norm. I look forward to contributing and merging minds as the days arrive.11/07/2016 #7 Ali AnaniThis is an excellent buzz dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Yes, our worth is a variable and it is up t us how to increase it with real value. Time is a pot and what we fill it with or take out of it gives us our networth. Splendid views.
I am thinking of how to boost my buzz of today with your colored- minds spectra. To learn what you know is a learning journey on its own, Manjit. How to merge your interests with mine so that the emergent body would increase the net worth value of both of us that is buzzing in my head right now.11/07/2016 #6 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCAn excellent and thought-provoking article @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. The one sentence which resonated with me - and is so powerful "It is not that I am a work-in-progress but like all good little accountants, the present moment is simply a balance sheet of assets and liabilities from which we can determine our equity - not just a sense of worth in our place in the world but our true value - and when we don't know whether we are a friend or a foe to our own given selves then we have lost accounting of our own value. The one thing I do fail at is doing actual accounts." Thank you for the wonderful share.11/07/2016 #3 Edward LewellenDear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, what an inspiring post! Your comments remind me of our dear mutual friend, @Ali Anani, who describes himself as, "A man who aims to know more to discover how less I know." As I tell Ali, your true "humaness" is showing through and it is magnificent!10/07/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Sara I like an expression which says the map is not the territory, and it is the territory which is the actual reality and that is where the soil of the spirit is. A mark of growth for me is the cross-pollination, which is far more profound than creative expression, because at that point a nutrient of @Sara Jacobovici or a nutrient of @Ali Anani or a nutrient of @Milos Djukic etc etc enters that spirit and one of the limitations of us growing from each others experiences and insights is the friend and foe within. An example of that within is the evolution within us - that if we become too serious as an adult are we able to find the child within us - equally we may be sulking or engaging in a pity party when we need our adult selves to assert maturation. So there is that foe within us which prevents us from the spiritual nutrients that we have been exposed to in sharing the same space. Milos contributed to me via Kudos to recognize that yellow intelligence is not about the cerebral or the cultural, it is about the educational. That is the map I reference as creative expression, but the compass that I use, that is calibrated within effected by my territory. The soil of the spirit is a shared experience minus our inner foe.10/07/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciDear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I heard your words like a "song of life". Your ideas flowed seamlessly and I appreciate how you incorporate all aspects of creative expression. As always, you offer much to think about and today's line that stood out for me was the following: "How can we even reach the foundation stone of Socrates refrain "To Know Thyself" when at our own foundation we not have the greatest affinity of all - no not to love oneself but know the soil of our own spirit upon which grows our harvest." Thanks Manjit.
- Producer07/07/2016Superficial IntelligenceIn even the most intelligent communities, the glue that holds communities together isn't the essential but the superficial and weak ties. I continue to underestimate the importance of the superficial in our lives, and this is a blindspot I need to...
Comments08/07/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 I just finished listening to Wallace on the Kenyon College commencement - ironically he even addresses suicide and so it is sad in many ways but Gerald you are spot on - he was bang on in what he was saying about what real education is and how to think. It is also ironic that in being so clear how as an introvert he got pulled into extrovert gatherings that worshiped him - which reminds me of that line "have ears but can't hear, have eyes but can't see". What a great loss, an amazing human being now immortalized as forever young.08/07/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht#2 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit yes, and I was. Mostly referring to (not so much in his writing as when he had to give interviews and umm the point he was making in his famous Kenyon Commencement Address...and you could literally feel and see how much sustained effort he expended to keep the focus off of himself...he knew the real meaning was in the "everything else except me".. If that makes sense (the opposite of the Norman Mailor TV appearance to the point of pain08/07/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 The life of David Foster Wallace informs us how cruel depression is and Wallace was claimed by the hi-brow rather than lo-brow league. Infinite Jest is a complex work, whereas On the Road by Jack Kerouac is earthy and continuous. When we are not focused on superficial intelligence we tend to more indignant about what belongs on LinkedIn and what belongs on Facebook etc etc - and I want to get personally past that form of superiority judgement. So I make the distinction between superficial intelligence and non-superficial intelligence because that is for my learning purposes. Another way of looking at superficial intelligence is appreciating street intelligence. It is the difference between appreciating a street fight from appreciating Queenbury Rules in boxing. The hi-brow boxers engage in intellectual boxing no different to championship boxers fight in the ring - but streetfighters are only superficial in my use of the term because it does not make sense for me to say non-street intelligence. So it is through brown intelligence I will appreciate the mundane and ordinary - that means appreciating the Facebook crowd. Jack Kerouac is a lo-brow person who was claimed by the hi-brow crowd, in the same manner I lay now lay claim to superficial intelligence.
- Producer02/07/2016Personal Transformational PurposePublish and perish has been the chief mantra for decades upon decades and it is this view that dominates the mentality of traditional media. When I look at new media, in this regard I see traditional media wrapped up in a new digital medium - or...
- Producer26/06/2016The Love of Something10CC is the first band whose records I purchased back in the day when cassettes were the primary form of bootleg and they wrote what I still consider to be one of the finest love songs in "I'm not in Love" - because it continues to say something...
Comments29/06/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#12 And isn't "to be present" "a present" in itself? It exists as a gift that is opened, has substance, and a use. It is as a movie that never ends. As you so rightfully stated, "it is a constant navigation of what is most valuable about life." Enticing.26/06/2016 #11 Randy Keho"Love is but a song we sing ... If you hear the song I sing, you will understand, listen. You hold the key to love and fear, all in your trembling hands. Just one key unlocks them both. It's here at your command," sentiments from the "Summer of Love," from "The Youngbloods. "Come on, people now. Smile on your brother. Everybody get together , try to love one another right now." I think we need a remake, right now.26/06/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#9 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, it is all about love. Exactly. Just a blend of serenity, and an absolute epiphany... Few people really, truly see it until laying on their deathbeds in a hospital: "Where is my son? I want to see him before I die." And the patient mingles on for the two-day stretch. As soon as the son arrives, "completeness" is .... so.... pervasive that it fills the room. One immediately feels that it is a sacred time, not for the sharing of outsiders. Then, I go home and hug my son.26/06/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici"...it is the fundamental nature that runs through all living things that are conscious enough to know that they are indeed living and in that, this is the best way I know of saying to all those conscious enough to see this, I love you." No words to express the gratitude for this statement @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and that specifically reflects the nature of love; we express it predominately in a non-verbal way and when we attempt to put it into words we produce art like your statement. Then we have the picture of your 2nd grandson Roshan - no words - but if you could only see my face......26/06/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear @Ali Anani I thought hard about capturing my thoughts about the different types of love but I can't publish love, I can only discover it every single minute of the day, and in your buzz I LOVE YOU? What does it mean? Every comment in that buzz here in this link https://www.bebee.com/content/626207/611145 is sufficient to keep us busy for the entire life to put into practice that which flows in our mind - so it is I will maintain LOVE as the Open Book that it is and will always be.
- Producer25/06/2016The Ten IntelligencesThe Ten Intelligences is not the Ten Commandments. This is not Moses coming down from the mountain with the word of G-d. It is a product of emergence and playing with ideas on a board which represents the state of my mind as one likens a balance...
- Producer22/06/2016My WayI actually think that following is a chronic way of living that simply leads me to making a living, and making a living is not sufficient for me. The alternative to following is observing and observation is not an emulation or an imitation, it sits...
Comments29/06/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#26 Awwweeee! My father had 6 girls, and just like you, he made me feel like I was his "only daughter." I grew up thinking that all men were like him, but learned the hard way that they're not. But I know I have arrived at that "Take No Shit from Anyone" destination that women don't all know about...and for that, I am blessed. MAN! You pierce me with a stunning laser beam of such pride and love for your daughters....I wish this upon all of our daughters. I just want to cry.29/06/2016 #26 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#25 It is more important that Ann Hawkins was there for me, in the four years I worked with her, they are treasured years. This Friday, my third daughter gets married. All three will now have wedding anniversaries in the last week of June, with the latest getting married on 1st July. Ultimately that they are succeeding in life and take absolutely no shit from anyone is something I am proud of. In their respective cases I value my family's privacy and within that privacy the best decision I made was to focus on family rather than work. I worked with Ann between 1984 and 1988. My daughters were born between 1987 and 1991. They are human beings, that is what matters to me. As father-of-the-bride this Friday, I have watched my third daughter take full control of her wedding, if anything I more like Steve Martin - watching them lead, but without Steve Martin's tantrum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYIHLUxzRr829/06/2016 #25 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#24 "Laser Backup. How wonderful that you were there to provide "Laser Backup" for Ann Hawkins, with pure support and the strength that a woman derives from a man that empowers her. It is clear that the depths and reverberations remain within you today, yes. Moreso, you embrace it as a pivotal physical and emotional assault that needs to be met head-on. The man's way. And how blessed she was to have you, her mentor, encouraging her to fight back. It is a fight, a deeply psychological one that empties one's bowels in great fear of imminent danger. Such a vivid scene (I am sorely temped to know how long ago this happened, to wonder what more you have done for women in leadership (or in subservient positions ~ I only mention it because the thought is there ~ but I do not want to distract from the moments at hand for they are too worthy). Your perseverance and tenacity to devote reflection and mindful investment in contemplating this matter to its higher levels, choices, and consequences, is truly honorable....most don't give it but a passing glance. It is too 'taboo' to wonder if a woman had to sleep with a superior to 'get that account,' to 'make that sale,' or to 'rise up the ladder' in academia. I know @Rebel Brown faced this issue and fought it 'her own way,' without 'backup.' While this situation definitely 'breaks' many young women, it also serves to 'make' others find the 'real me' that will fight alone. So many thoughts, reflections, and more experiences...yet this is a good place to stop for now. Beautiful that you were there for Ann Hawkins. It has the makings of a dedicated Buzz. I'd like to know more...29/06/2016 #24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#23 Margaret I don't think of the feminine in terms of Jack Ma, I think of it both the feminine within me but also in terms of Ann Hawkins. Who is Ann Hawkins? Ann is the first girl I hired when I was a 23 year old manager, yes she was pretty but she was amazing as a person and not because her good looks. A year into working for me, I was over the moon with her professionalism and work contribution but then one day she was not her usual self. I could see that she had been crying and so I wanted to know if I could help. As it happens, she confided in me that she had been sexually harassed by another manager. So I faced Ann and new this was a pivotal moment in her career and asked her if she trusted me. The answer was affirmative, so I asked her to go to that manager and let him assertively know that she did not like his language, that it was inappropriate and that it was unacceptable to her. She was brave enough to do that and when she came back, she had asserted herself, found that she had the strength to assert her feminine power and she was never bothered again - but more she blossomed from that - and on that day I touched upon feminine leadership, not only did I witness a young girls power but I was intensely proud of this for I too had grown.29/06/2016 #23 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#17 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit: Beautiful and empowering to thousands and throngs. Please allow me to so aptly refer you to a similar-stringed manifesto on the role of the feminine touch on this video. I do hope that it speaks to you. It features Jack Ma, the CEO of Alibaba Group, who was rejected by Harvard 10 times, and more... https://www.facebook.com/igbondioma/?pnref=story23/06/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici#17 What an honour to have my name in any way connected to your deeply uplifting (and the use of the push and pull of the opposites @Ali Anani is intentional) writing; your thoughts and insights always leave me in wonder @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. When you write, "what we are born into", there is no way that the feminine can be neglected or minimized. Our journey or process of becoming whole human beings in this world started from the union of genders and then we were given time to form and then pushed out into the world through the feminine only to integrate once more the feminine and masculine. Lots of hard work but definitely worth it.23/06/2016 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#16 Dale I am sure that @Dean Owen will read what you have written. The jobs I enjoyed most are the one's where I worked with truly great people and if that paid me minimum wage the value is in those relationships. Minimum wage work is a part of my black intelligence - not because it is something that must be hidden or dark or dirty but because it is an area of life that people do not shine their light upon - if only they did, they will see the true value in people like you and me. Originally in our society before the industrial revolution, meaning was created by our home, today due to the industrial revolution meaning is created by our work - as in "Dale what do you do for a living". To me such a question is not important, the important question that was the one where meaning when it used to be attached to our home is "Dale how are you making a life". My life remains private but this I can say, my meaning comes from home and not my work - without the home, the work is just an act of passing one's time.23/06/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 My dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, you and @Sara Jacobovici in mentioning caring and color for life have made me deeply aware that I have left out a vital piece of my focus on Blue Intelligence - and that is the Maternal. Not the paternal because we already reside in a paternal society and that is what we are born into. As I meditate on the Blue I see that which connects the great leader with the great doctor and the great mother, and this is the act of tending. My Way will now proceed with a 21st Edition where I will look at all aspects of my Spectraneuron (My Way) and fit in the missing feminine that serves to make my leadership more whole. As the 21st Century proceeds, the feminine strengths will serve to make me a wiser leader also - feminine here does not mean the woman, but the at of tending that can be done by those who care regardless of their gender. The paternal society will push back at this notion but what is push back but a society stuck in the past not ready to embrace the future. This is the essential aspect of "My Way" it is in within, the inner reflective spirit which as a society we have not been taught to access. Who you are as a leader is within you, not as a King but as the mother we all came from that remains always umbilical within us.23/06/2016 #16 Dale MastersI have never understood the consumer-driven way of life in the US. I had to be taught at a young age that if you give money to people they can use your friendship as a means of obtaining the money, or (worse yet) they might rob you.
I chose the jobs I did because I enjoyed them, and it gave me an opportunity to help people. I remember a conversation I had with an MIT physics professor. We were talking about the latest developments in physics (this was the 1970's...and I know we said something else that drove the rest of it out of my head: "We'll see where you're working in 5 years...then we'll see how intelligent you are."
I always thought that finding a job you enjoyed was a measure of intelligence. I got jobs a manager of gas/service stations because I enjoyed fixing cars (much like I enjoyed building models when I was younger), and I enjoyed the people. I also got a job at a materials handling company delivering steel and tools to different worksites. When I got back to the shop, I would either fix tools or construct parts. It was my favourite job...and at times I still dream that I'm working there, and that the waking world is just some psychotic fantasy world I've come out of. It was about the people there as well---we were like family.
I really miss Viatech...and the people there. Dean, if by some chance you ever see this, I love you.22/06/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDBeing yourself means being a Leader. And most leaders have to get used to be alone to see themselves through, without exception. Only one King sits on the throne, and he is not there to please every individual. When we stop caring about what others think of us, only then do we have the freedom to be our raw selves, and find the special gifts that each one of us has as a God-given right. "I did it my way." Great application of this song! Fantastic! I knew this song, but I never realized its depths until this moment. What an epiphany! I can't thank you enough.22/06/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Perfect Sara. I am listening to the Berlin song now. The version that most resonated with me is by Bryan Davis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX5qZoCOxfo It is so beautiful and I will add this song to my Physical Intelligence log at LinkedIn - this is so appropriate to that journey. My struggles with achieving the simplest thing as sleep now has an amazing reference point - love this and it is the first time I have heard this song. Thank you - you talk about time sense, this is time sense.22/06/2016 #11 Paulo CastroThe colors speak everything in this life! Through them it is possible to decipher all Millenary Sciences. Many scientists talk bad or do theater. They did not understand where the Millenary Sciences extracted so much knowledge. It is a global challenge to prove they are not true! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ptharso/ciencias-milenares-sao-uteis-e-verdadeiras22/06/2016 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 When I finally develop a slow appreciation as I addressed in a "yellow intelligence" it will allow thoughts to percolate and settle a while and that goes back to your thoughts on habits. The difference here is appreciation for fine wine rather than a focus on what alcohol does to the brain, in the former we discover patience and value, in the latter all the myths that are not actually facts http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/23/health/the-claim-alcohol-kills-brain-cells.html?_r=022/06/2016 #9 Sara JacoboviciPowerful Buzz @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Each paragraph, each line so rich in insight and meaning. "My Way" (written by Paul Anka, a Canuck) is definitely a song that communicates your message Manjit in a strong way and underscores your Call To Action; "Observe all that you can observe but do not follow my way, observe your own way."
1. The alternative to following is observing...2. One must not throw away their crutches, or their labels or their attachments if that is what it takes for people to survive...3. ...we grab hold of the nearest arm or mind because creativity is too taxing and thinking is too hard...4. ...who wants to live in a Universe where the Earth is mortal and we are immortal. Immortality is watching everything die around us until we are floating in the blackness of space forever. 5. A metaphorical representation to observe this metaphor.
You reminded me Manjit when you write, "We hardly count our blessings and cannot see what it is we have." of Berlin's song, "When I'm worried and I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep, And I fall asleep, Counting my blessings."
Renaissance~ 100 buzzes
My primary interest is in appreciating 21st Century values and through hives at BeBee I use the media space for my own personal learning and no other purpose, I want to learn about what works and what emergence is. What I describe as renaissance is work-in-progress and not a destination.