- Producer21/10/2016The Bushmen of Southern Africa/ /? // ! . These are but a few variants of the clicking sounds of the Bushmen language. Sounds that on hearing it in song are as softly charming as these forgotten peoples of southern Africa. If you sat beside their camp now, you would hear...
Comments21/10/2016 #15 AnonymousI enjoyed this very much @Gert Scholtz. It reminds me of the once vibrant culture of the Native American Indian. Something quite profound emanates from within these people and their close connection to nature and natural living. So much we can learn from observing their response to life and the world around them.21/10/2016 #14 Andrew Porter@Gert Scholtz a really good informative post about the Bushmen of South Africa, I found it a most enjoyable read thanks Gert, and it actually fell in line with a new documentary that I started watching last night called 'The Incredible Human Journey' which is about the earliest human life on the planet, and how human life spread out of Africa to inhabit other parts of the world, such as Europe and Eurasia, it even showed the cave at Pinnacle Point where early human bones had been found!
In fact according to this bbc documentary there are parts of everyone's DNA that can be traced back to the earliest human life in Africa some many many thousands of years ago, certainly an interesting programme!21/10/2016 #12 Ken BoddieThanks for the education, Gert, on another of this world's aboriginal people and their fast disappearing culture. I would guess that many of us have heard of the Bushmen through the popular movie "The Gods Must be Crazy" but your well illustrated buzz takes us well beyond the coke bottle falling from the sky and Xi's trip to the 'edge of the world'. Interesting how their stories, explaining how the universe around them came to be, seem to be a common solution to man's common questions. The traditional custodians of the land here in Oz also have a range of explanatory stories dating back to a time generically referred as the 'Dream Time', and obviously well before we 'white fellas' came to stuff things up.21/10/2016 #7 VDS Brink" / /? // !, " This is just brilliant Gert! What can we do for them and so much to learn from them and their history. Where I grew up in the North Western Cape their descendants were all around, Sadly every bit of the culture long lost. Our little town and its people are beautifully described in a new blog: https://karooblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/erfenisrap/ and https://karooblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/klein-insidente-groot-impak/21/10/2016 #6 Dean OwenI hope the soothing clicking sounds of the Khoisan languages survives although I have never heard it first hand. Let's hope the coke bottle does not mark the sign of the end of the remarkable Bushman. That would be most sad.
"When it grows dark she throws up a handful of white ash. This becomes the stars of the Milky-way that guide the hunters home." this is so poetic.21/10/2016 #5 Deb HelfrichI think we most certainly can learn a great deal from their fairness and playful exuberance. In any way we can get back to a less aseptic, driven, and combative lifestyle we will gain joy in being alive and most likely commensurate gains in health and well being. Tremendous buzz, @Gert Scholtz21/10/2016 #4 CityVP ManjitWhether it is bushmen in Africa, or native peoples of America or the aboriginal people of Australia - for sure there is so much that they understand about the immediacy of existence, that we can all learn so much from. We can also learn to appreciate their storytelling, rather than condemn their poetic observation of the universe.
- Producer20/10/2016Nature: Tamed and Untamed There is delight in disorder.There is underlying harmony in the chaosThere is joy in the un-calibrated.There is peace in abandon.A freedom to grow.In the wilderness of spirit.Untamed unshackled... Unrestricted unbound. There in that horizon...
- Producer20/10/2016LoveEverybody, please Listen, for I have had an Insight today. We are seriously endangering ourselves and each other, because in our dogged pursuit of the modern Mundane life, we are forgetting to freely express and feel Love, and it is an...
Comments21/10/2016 #17 Deb LangeThe group began to say, oh once , last year when ..., , on holidays I ..,,
We all stopped and listened to what we just heard. It was so normal to feel stressed, anxious, fearful and protective, that most people rarely felt the peace and joy from a loving state. It is like the state of grace and love is less common than the state of fear and anxiety. Everyone agreed they would be more intentionally create a state of love and grace in their lives daily.21/10/2016 #16 Deb LangeI absolutely agree with you. I remember asking a group to share what it felt like when they were stressed and anxious. We uncovered a lot! Then I asked to share what it felt like when we had the experience of the opposite of what we had just talked about. We had beautiful stories of feeling at peace, ease, kindness, freedom and love. I asked everyone to name the second set of experiences. They came up with a state of grace.
I then asked, how often do you experience the second kind of behaviours. well we were all very surprised!!!20/10/2016 #13 Praveen Raj GullepalliBlessed you are Gary...and connected by Love to all those who believe in it! Many a belief system has love at its core...and the entire human predicament can be resolved if we but believe in one thing, as spoken by Christ and various others, that God is Love. And believe in Love... not in the confusing many Gods or other things that can be bought. But the moment you start living Love, the giving will never stop, until all trappings and possessions are lost. But then again, what goes around comes around! With you, in Love! Let your life be an example!20/10/2016 #11 debasish majumderlovely insightful post sir Gary Sharpe. enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post. only today, i posted a short story, tried to amplify the potentials of love and devoid of which, focusing for mundane gains can only lead to disaster. Great share indeed sir!20/10/2016 #9 Robert CormackGood piece, Gary. Nicely expressed and absolutely true. Our "hate" state or "fear" state is responsible for more illness than anything else. When studies are done showing great sickness in lower societies, they blame it on diet, they blame it on people not taking care of themselves. This is essentially nonsense. Lower classes constantly live with the continuous fear of losing what little they have. This causes "stress" state with resulting illness.
- Producer18/10/2016Buttresses, Pademelons and Glass HousesA lazy Sunday afternoon in the countryside unexpectedly turned into a memorable lesson on South-East Queensland's amazing natural history. My wife and I often take a drive north of Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast hinterland plateau lands, where we...
Comments21/10/2016 #51 Ken Boddie#48 You are a bold person, @Claire Cardwell. My earlier post may, however, put you off durian.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/durian-heaven-or-hell21/10/2016 #49 Claire Cardwell#30 Durian is delicious, bit whiffy but it tastes amazing. Apparently your love or hatred (there is no middle ground when it comes to durian) is genetic. I had it once in Malaysia about 100 years ago. My Dad and I loved it, Mum and my younger brother Chris hated it. Durian has been banned from Singapore due to bad smell!
- Producer18/10/2016Trapping IdeasA great value of a social media platform is linked to its ability to promote symbiosis of minds. I have reasons to claim this. Like a tree and a fungus forming symbiotic relationship that both parties strive to keep so are minds that work...
Comments20/10/2016 #32 Deb Helfrich#31 I so appreciate the encouragement, @Sara Jacobovici. I have been marinating a lot on the seeming contradiction of independence and interdependence as they are both always present, it just depends on which way we squint - like the visual illusions where one image yields two entirely different pictures depending on which feature we focus on. And of course , fractal patterns - we, as observers, are the determining factor between seeing the initial shape or the larger patterns the repetition of that initial shape creates - that shape is always both an independent entity and an essential part of the pattern.
Watching all these ideas, concepts, and different expressions by different minds each day is priceless. I am so grateful for all this knowledge ripe for snatching as it flies by; I feel like a Venus Flytrap myself.
As @Ali Anani said "The movement of the parts selve the functionality of the whole system. "20/10/2016 #30 Deb Helfrich#28 It feels like we are moving a bit more in the direction of seeing the entire globe as a web of symbiotic relationships, but it runs counter to the trend of putting ourselves - humans - into boxes for the last century or so. As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.20/10/2016 #28 Deb LangeIn reality, we do not live our lives n our own. We are all in symbiotic relationships with each other, but, we pretend we are independent. I wonder if we accepted this natural condition to be interdependent whether we could be better at supporting one another in work and life.20/10/2016 #27 Deb LangeDear @Ali Anani it is the symbiotic relationship that resonates with me so much in this post. Our society has favoured individualism, do things for yourself, be independent etc - that is all very well, I think we do need to be responsible. BUT, when we think for ourselves and create our lives as if we are separate from each other, we wonder why so many people feel alienated.
Many people feel at odds with how to be inter-dependent, or how to create a symbiotic relationship like plants, where you may do something for me and I do something different, but we are both supporting each other in different ways. In reality, we are not alone and we can not live without one another. I do hope we can learn how to create better symbiotic relationships with each other and all of nature.19/10/2016 #21 AnonymousOh I really like this comparison to the Venus fly trap. The plant on the edge of plant and animal (love that) traps what it needs to survive. The question that remains is this 'need' for ideas to produce symbiosis of minds - is this a need that must be filled in order for us to survive as a species? It would seem so, as the excellent comments reflect. I will contemplate more on this as there is much to digest in this fascinating buzz!19/10/2016 #15 Robert CormackFascinating piece, Ali. I discovered in the business of advertising something I didn't know before. The symbiotic relationship has no perimeter lines. If ideas (creative) are allowed to flow, they travel. They travel on elevators, in washroom stalls, they go everywhere. In some respects our ears are like a Venus Flytrap. They attract ideas just by being open. You've really educated me on plants and trees, Ali. Thanks for that.19/10/2016 #14 AnonymousDear Ali, you are the king of metaphors!
Saving energy by discarding useless ideas can be a challenge.
As the mentioned plant though, the process starts when we attract ideas. If we are to search for ideas that suit us, emiting the right "aroma " will define and atract the right ideas. Then even more energy can be save by first making a selection of the aromas we want to release. Just saying.
- 15/10/2016Enya "The Memory Of The Trees" Una canción muy relajante y un video con...
- Producer18/10/2016ALL IS WELLThe pale daylight moon suspended in the free and open sky; reminds me there is no why. The elastic dancing shadows appearing with the high and mighty sun; reminds me Life is...
- Producer16/10/2016Parasitic ThoughtsInitially, I intended to write this buzz on cellular times as @Sara Jacobovici urged me to do so. However; during the thinking of the flow of ideas I found myself attracted to other aspects of our lives and I was dragged into writing this buzz...
Comments19/10/2016 #43 Ali Anani#39 Great examples dear brother @Anees Zaidi. SO, you come back from your vacation with great examples. I am sure you shall cover few of them in a buzz. The experiments on the memory of plants are astonishing. Being a living body as we are no wonder plants share many of or attributes.19/10/2016 #40 Anees ZaidiHarvey Lloyd, trees do respond to trauma in their chemical communication. Sage brush in North America and willow & oak trees in Europe 'warn' their neighbors of insects attacks by emitting pheromones, which raises the production of bitter tannins and other predator-deterrent chemicals in nearby plants. Similar happens with Mopane trees in Africa where the predators are the elephants.
I agree with you Dr. @Ali Anani we may take many lessons from the plants. We need to love them and adapt them.19/10/2016 #39 Anees ZaidiDear brother @Ali Anani, your scholarly writings are always great stimuli for us to learn new things, know more and sail in new waters. During my recent holiday break I had the chance to lay my hand on Richard Mabey's authoritative and very interesting book 'The Cabaret of Plants'. The book is globe-trotting exploration of the relationship between humans and the kingdom plants. The learned author shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience. While I still have to cover the book's 400 pages the chapter that attracted me the most is 'Plant Intelligence'. Exploring the history of the sensitive plant 'Mimosa pudica', attempting to find satisfactory explanation as to why the sensitive plant shuts its leaves in a dramatic fashion on being touched, Mabey takes his readers to an interesting experiment done as recent as 2013 by Australian ecologist Monica Gagliano.
Gagliano did 'habituation' experiment on sensitive plants (repeated dropping on plants from a height of six inches every five seconds. Each training session involved sixty drops). While in the beginning of the experiment all the plants shut their leaves in thner. But some started to reopen after only four or five drops in subsequent sessions. Gagliano repeated the experiment, using the same 'trained plant', after one week and then one month. Again they ignored the drop stimulus, suggesting they had 'remembered' what they had learned. Surprisingly, the Bees, in similar experiments, forget what they have learned in forty-eight hours. It is astonishing how a plant, without any organ comparable to brain, could store or process memories.17/10/2016 #36 Ali Anani#35 I am preparing a buzz on plants movement and including some examples that you mentioned in your rich comment @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. I shall also mention some of the work Indian scientists did. The issue of what stimulates plants and how they respond just shows how less we know than some plants. Your lovely comments motivates me to continue with this journey and I am truly grateful to you.17/10/2016 #35 Praveen Raj GullepalliAnother beautiful buzz Dear @Ali Anani I read somewhere that negative thoughts and feelings manifest as disease, and I have been looking for a book that connects emotion and attitude to a specific disease, for long! I had mentioned Dr.Bose's earlier to you Sir...Dr. Jagadish Chandra Bose..."His major contribution in the field of biophysics was the demonstration of the electrical nature of the conduction of various stimuli (e.g., wounds, chemical agents) in plants, which were earlier thought to be of a chemical nature. These claims were later proven experimentally. He was also the first to study the action of microwaves in plant tissues and corresponding changes in the cell membrane potential. He researched the mechanism of the seasonal effect on plants, the effect of chemical inhibitors on plant stimuli and the effect of temperature. From the analysis of the variation of the cell membrane potential of plants under different circumstances, he hypothesised that plants can "feel pain, understand affection etc."16/10/2016 #30 Ali Anani@Deb Helfrich-surely this segment of your comment is a nugget of wisdom "The more we can learn to trust our bodies the better off we may be. Then we can focus on responding to our environment rather than trying to control it". You are very correct. The mentality of control is still prevailing. We need to change that. Trees respond and adapt; we try to control the uncontrollable. We continue to pay a heavy price and still try!16/10/2016 #28 Susan RooksI am sure if we think about it, @Ali Anani, we would recognize the impact of fear and stress on everything we are. Yes, our brains suffer. Yes, our bodies suffer. The whole organism suffers! I hadn't considered including trees in my thinking, but now? Now I have to at least consider that.
Thanks for a most-unexpected buzz!16/10/2016 #27 Deb HelfrichWhat a fantastic buzz and comment section to light up a Sunday morning after a very stormy night. All the trees in my neighborhood are still standing - actually better for the winds that might have toppled them overnight. The dead material has been pruned for the earth, insects, and microscopic warriors to feast upon and the trees now have knowledge of the types of forces they might need to withstand in the future. But am I as resilient as they to the windstorms in my mind?
"I dare say we humans have been short-sighted not only using a reductionist approach to study the human body." This is the current dilemma, we are losing sight of the fact that we are using our conscious minds to comprehend our bodies and they are just not built with the processing capacity - that is why our bodies are run by the subconscious mind - a much more infallible operating system. The more we can learn to trust our bodies the better off we may be. Then we can focus on responding to our environment rather than trying to control it - for in the impetus to exert control, we generate our own fears.16/10/2016 #24 Aurorasa SimaYes, fears - rational and irrational - are like parasites that eat us alive, spread and grow stronger. Fear limits us and makes us act in ways that attract what we are afraid of. Self-fulfilling prophecies.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention, allowing us to analyze and eliminate parasitic thoughts that attempt to gain control over our minds. The sulfur example is very revealing.
- Producer13/10/2016Rooted in TimeImage credit: Captain KimoRoots below, branches above; connected, making contact. The trunk acts as the bridge between the two, while its rings measure time.@Ali Anani has been asking, encouraging and teaching us to look at patterns in nature...
Comments15/10/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici#5 Thank you @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht. for your generous and kind words, your reminders of the Park and Sequoia trees and for your line, "...the universe is a vast tapestry meshed by myriad threads of interconnected consciousness, spun in subliminal links of harmony."15/10/2016 #5 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.Beautiful Sara. I love your Ode - and the awareness it conjures. This is a poetic and poignant reminder of how the universe is a vast tapestry meshed by myriad threads of interconnected consciousness, spun in subliminal links of harmony. I am reminded of King's Canyon National Park and the palpable, powerful sentience of the great Sequoia trees. Thanks so much for this! It's really lovely.15/10/2016 #4 debasish majumdermirror gives a virtual reflection to our eyes. it is our brain which can distinguish the reality. quality and quantity relationship is being envisaged by us, as we know the tree we observing is also in a process of continuous changing and the former state of it will never be appeared, as the time we spent in association with the tree will never be the same soothing moment which once being enjoyed never be appeared in same tune. however, lovely insightful post. enjoyed read. thank you very much Sara Jacobovici for sharing such lovely post.15/10/2016 #3 Chas Wyatt"It has been said that trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. But they never seem so to me. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!" ~John Muir, July 1890.13/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniDear @Sara Jacobovici- I surely will start working on a buzz and title it The Sara and I. You stand out as the most engaging person I have had exchanges of mind with. Now, with the honor you bestow upon me by mentioning my name in this great buzz, I am baffled by your quality of thinking and relating. Yess, the tree rings reflect the quality of time and the environment surrounding the trees. Your linking the three parts of the tree with the three parts of the human body is amazingly relevant. What to say more? I am honored that a buzz of mine has a linkage to this post, which I shared on three hives very proudly.
- Producer13/10/2016Compilation of MindI wish I could compile my buzzes on beBee and publish them as an e-book here. I am sharing my new e-book on another platform for now. The compiling of my buzzes evoked many great feelings. The excitement of finding an idea worthy of expansion into a...
Comments15/10/2016 #24 Sara JacoboviciA treasure's worth of ideas. Download a free copy of @Ali Anani’s free book on this link.
http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/thinking-on-the-edge15/10/2016 #21 Ali Anani#20 My dear sister @Irene Hackett- I am lost of words to thank you enough. Just before reading your very emotionally moving comment I was reading how our body cells respond to emotional shocks. Now, I am living the experience and I plan to share soon. I have equal feelings towards you and too I am grateful to beBee for providing us with the opportunity not only to connect socially and mentally, but also emotionally with such power to be like a brother and sister.15/10/2016 #20 AnonymousMy dear brother, I most certainly will go grab that book. But first I must express my 'affinity' for you & you ideas. For me, the past few months, coming to know you through your writing, has been somewhat of a dramatic 'new birth' of inspiration in my mind and in my heart. I have truly looked forward to your buzzes and each of the readers' thoughtful responses - the learning (which I adore) has been diverse and profound. You stir something inside each of us which is nothing less than beautiful. I bow in gratitude at having the honor of your personal attention on this platform - which connected us, to which I thank @Javier beBee & @Juan Imaz & entire beBee team for creating the place. To you dear @Ali Anani, we are all thankful for making this place a safe, respectful & interesting place to converse. ❤️❤️❤️
- Producer12/10/2016Nuggets of WisdomI have been honored by a considerable number of comments on my buzzes. Some comments carried gems with them. I extracted some gems and compiled them as Nuggets of Wisdom. I have plans to write Part 2; however I wanted first to probe your...
Comments15/10/2016 #83 AnonymousDear Ali, I am honored to be on your listing, at the look of so much talent and wisdom here, even if my contribution is so small. Wish I would have made more comments to your last posts, but as you already know, I do not use to make comments unless I did not understand firstly, and meditated about the running issue, and it will take some time for me to be capable to understand them, as your posts are lately out of the bounds of my possibilities. Sorry for that.13/10/2016 #78 Ali AnaniClarisse Nigaud
Dr. Anani, your post is appreciated profoundly. Most peoples would go online fishing for ideas, rebuff them and post an article under their names. You show in reverse, appreciate great ideas into a pot of gold! Warm Regards.
This comment was made on G+. I find it very relevant to share here. WE learn and progress by digesting ideas and not by stealing them. I am profoundly grateful to Clarisse as much as I am to everyone of you who helped me move forward. The least I could do is to say thank you and this is the nugget of wisdom that helped me improve.
- 12/10/2016@Sara Jacobovici, @Ali Anani,
Comments20/10/2016 #8 Mamen Delgado#7 Yes please, don't miss this film. I went to the cinema theater to watch it and when it finished my head was vibrating in such a harmony with everything around me, I felt my senses were expanded. Try not to be disturbed when you watch it, so you can get much more involved in the story.12/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniAmazing post with fantastic illustrations. The video showing the trees bonding to each other is superb. I am amazed to read this line also "Mother trees recognize kin and send them “messages of wisdom” as I published a hour ago ""Nuggets of Wisdom" mostly extracted from comments on my buzzes on trees. Thank you so much for this share and tagging me. I shared this buzz very proudly. A must read
- Producer11/10/2016Hive Talk Special - Featuring "Sanctuary" owned by Irene HackettA Sanctuary, where people go for peaceful tranquility, Well Being and WellnessThere is no excuse for Verbal Abuse On and OfflineWhat we need is Nature and Sustainability - ideas for a better worldhttps://www.bebee.com/group/sanctuary Sanctuary...
- 09/10/2016Vincent...he was just too big for this world...Vincent (Starry Starry Night) Don McLean A slideshow of Vincent Van Gogh's work set to the song "Vincent" by Don McLean. It's part of an art and creative writing lesson plan for the patients at...
Comments09/10/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht#2 @Irene Hackett I always liked this version; I think it was gonna be on "Infidels" (which Knopfler produced)...but Bob didn't think it fit. There have been various bootlegs of it...but this was was the first "Infidels" take...btw...at the beginning Bob didn't laugh; he coughed and his cigarette flew out across the room; Knopfler laughed ...but he was playing lead guitar and was out of "mic 🎤 range"
- Producer09/10/2016Our Distance from True LivingHumans and trees share common enemies. We may learn from trees how to deal with our enemies by elucidating appropriate strategies. Trees may live for hundreds of years because they know their friends and how to welcome them and their enemies and...
Comments11/10/2016 #34 Anonymous"imagination is greater than knowledge," who said that? Why? What did it mean? What did they understand? Can we create something new? I found some keys, I guess I better just enjoy Life and be me! Maybe I'll fabricate those keys somehow before I kick off into the dust. Maybe I talked to the trees when I was a crazy kid for a reason. Maybe, lots of maybes. More concrete in my mind but, well, metaphors exist for a reason, I'm grasping. Have a lovely evening and thank you for the reflection!11/10/2016 #30 Chas Wyatt"The oaks and the pines, and their brethren of the wood, have seen so many suns rise and set, so many seasons come and go, and so many generations pass into silence, that we may well wonder what “the story of the trees” would be to us if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand." ~Author unknown.10/10/2016 #27 Ali Anani#24 Interesting comment @Harvey Lloyd and you are very correct. In my next buzz on patterns I shall be giving examples of evolutions that impose on us questions that still have no answer to. Living systems in general throw so many questions that we have no conclusive answer. May be asking has no boundaries whereas answers may have.10/10/2016 #24 Harvey Lloyd#21 If I read the comment correctly your point is we are constantly trying to beat the natural order. Yet each evolution of the battle challenges us with new questions. So every time we leave the farm we wind up right back where started. But now we track mill production with an App10/10/2016 #23 Sara Jacobovici#22 "...life is organic and in flux...movement is the definition of life." Beautifully written @Deb Helfrich. I agree with your perspective about tests. I think the model of education was distorted with the mass production approach of the industrial revolution. I always felt that the only thing that tests measure accurately is how good an individual is at taking tests. Thanks for mentioning my blog Deb.10/10/2016 #22 Deb Helfrich#7 "At least there are readers who expect no answers." The thing I notice is that we are socialized into thinking of answers within the duality of right or wrong - highlighted by @Sara Jacobovici View more#7 "At least there are readers who expect no answers." The thing I notice is that we are socialized into thinking of answers within the duality of right or wrong - highlighted by @Sara Jacobovici's blog article. The reason we struggle so much is we want to narrow down cause to one big bang or a few logical inputs but life is organic and in flux. An answered question today may need to be answered differently tomorrow based on what occurred overnight. We experience this all the time.
But we were trained in school that questions have definitive answers because that is how teachers make tests. In life, questions answered always will lead to a further question - that may only lead to other questions. Trees, like humans, response to organic, vibrant, and often chaotic conditions building questions upon questions which is what time is all about. Answers are merely frozen states of knowledge.
Nothing alive is ever frozen, because movement is the definition of life. Close10/10/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici#13 #14 #17 I find a paradox here gentlemen, @Ali Anani and @Harvey Lloyd. While we make the simple complex, we try to simplify complexities. For example, artificial intelligence or "[building a] biologically detailed digital reconstructions and simulations of the human brain." http://bluebrain.epfl.ch/cms/lang/en/pid/56882
The "old" us struggled with (and psychologically still does) experiencing immediate gratification and so we would want to skip the important building blocks and get straight to the results. That approach never led to successful outcomes. The "new" us wants to access information as fast as possible; download, digitally analyse and reproduce. The irony is that the organic biological aspects of humans and nature is considered "primitive" when in reality it this the sophisticated process of the tree, for example, that is able to simply let nature take its course.10/10/2016 #18 Ali AnaniI am collecting soon some quotes extracted from brilliant comments and compiling them in a buzz, which I aim to title "Nuggets of Wisdom". This extract from your response @Harvey Lloyd "we are human, making the simple complex is simple for us" shall be one of the quotes.10/10/2016 #17 Harvey Lloyd#15 I like that statement "adding to it" @Irene Hackett. In meetings i sense that we tend to "add to" the itch instead of scratching. What typically starts off as an itch will become the space shuttle and a bureaucracy of horse feathers. But alas, we are human, making the simple complex is simple for us.
- 08/10/2016"You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love." Cheryl Strayed
Ok, I am and I will!
- 08/10/2016Are we entranced by a 'story' called materialism despite its unsustainable prospects? Is this 'story' we live in a reflection of an inner sense of lack? Do we need a 'new story' to guide us back to a natural state of abundance? @Chas WyattChanging the Story: The Need for Magic - Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee "God is Alive, Magic is Afoot" — Leonard Cohen In order to free our world from its present nightmare of materialism and exploitation, we...
Comments08/10/2016 #12 Deb Helfrich"The entrancement is so powerful we are caught" Our nervous systems are not wired for what we have created over the last 50 years and it clearly is killing us and inciting us to kill our world.
Magic is simply a fancy way to talk about inter-connected-ness.
It is truly fascinating how we are forming into a community reflecting the change that needs to occur. We are building a human forest of folks willing to say that we've lost our sense of wonder, awe, and magic at the lives we've been given and the spectacular world we have to play in.08/10/2016 #7 Chas Wyatt@Irene Hackett, thank you for tagging me on this; I am finding many intuitive and synchronistic patterns coming through posts on beBee by my connections. It is hard to explain, but, there are projects I am working on that relate to things in which correlations are then manifested through posts by others here. Thank you very much.08/10/2016 #2 Anonymous#1 Thank dear brother @Ali Anani for your recognition of this sense of 'scarcity' leading us down a dark path... "greed" - a sense of never having enough and so we turn to substitutes - "secondary products" - great term. You and I both wish for more "knowing", which I might interpret as more awareness - awareness of our true nature, not unlike the truths you are spreading in your tree metaphors, dear brother. In the natural world of which we are part, abundance simply exists - nothing needs to be added to it.08/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniInner self of lack? Dear sister @Irene Hackett- yes, and this is a growing problem. People have a growing sense of lack for material things (new mobile sets, for example). I wish this lack would be more on knowing more, learning more and adapting more. This feeling of scarcity even for things available in abundance in "different clothing" is turning us into greedy consumers of secondary products leaving the primary ones behind.
- Producer07/10/2016Simple, but CreativeAmong the many things trees teach us is their ability to do complex reactions and functions with great simplicity. From very few simple chemicals trees are able to transform them into complex molecules with a purpose. Trees have discovered that...
Comments09/10/2016 #39 Ali AnaniDear @Deb Lange- yes, and you explain why we have so few pioneers. Numbers talk. 2-3% are pioneers and up to 15% are early adopters. Discovery means taking risk and not staying in our comfort zone. Birds migrate from cold regions to warm ones. We do the same, or use mechanical devices such as heating/cooling. Trees stay where they are and have therefore developed great and stunning ideas on how to cope with the environment. Yes, we do adapt eventually, but at what cost. You now that the cost of finding wound dressing or pain killers cost humanity so much money and troubles when trees were producing their own analgesics. I am publishing in few minutes what may be an extended response to your lovely comment. It is amazing that as I was about to upload that you commented. I always give priority to respond to sound comments than publishing.09/10/2016 #38 Deb LangeDear @Ali Anani, you say, "Trees have to stay on the edge to adapt for the uncontrollable environment. Trees face great challenges to which they respond with many creative strategies.". I think we too have to stay on the edge for an environment that is uncontrollable. We too face great challenges that require adaptation. However, the prevailing consciousness is safer in hanging on to the staus quo, or safer waiting until science tells us what to do, or until others pave a path before us to follow. Perhaps, it will always be like this, we will have the early adopters/adaptors/creators who are resilient and experiment and discover and create new ways to think, sense and be, just as you are leading the way with your study of trees and nature and how that relates to the way humans think. We have early adopters who are willing to plunge in, like the early people in BeBee, who want to create a different kind of connection. Then when something looks like it is being successful others will follow. Perhaps, trees and plants and other animate creatures also have this embedded. For example the 100th monkey experiment. There is usually, one being, that will experiments and creates something new and adapts and then others follow. We do eventually adapt, or if we don't species die out. This seems to be true for any living species. can we quicken our ability to adapt the more we are now connected via the internet and in bebee where we can add to each other's ideas and further pollinate them both here and across the world.08/10/2016 #36 Sara Jacobovici#33 Thanks for your comment @Irene Hackett. I appreciate you bringing in the heart and our relationship to its function. I agree that, thank God, our heart goes on in spite of us but what is interesting is that our "thinking", consciously and subconsciously, actually influences our heart rate. We can choose to slow or speed up our own heart rate. It's just a matter of understanding how to use this ability and as a response to what need.08/10/2016 #33 AnonymousDear @Sara Jacobovici, yes, isn't it amazing how "Nature knows what it needs and where to get it." I think of our own heartbeat, it continues day & night without any help from us! I wonder what would happen if we had to 'think' about beating our own hearts? I love how you point out that "we have identity issues, trees and algae do not." Your purposeful "win/win" business description is a great example of what can happen as we become less attached to our personal 'identity' and more aware of the one presence in all.08/10/2016 #32 Ali Anani#29 Your comment dear @Sara Jacobovici is deep and your writing " we have identity issues, trees and algae do not" is very true. We are molecules and when they react and exchange electrons they are even willing sometimes to lose their identity for a big cause (stability). Just thinking about water it consists of two gases. but these gases are willing to share electrons to create a BETTER IDENTITY. I think it is here where humans fail- even for a better identity they still want to keep the old ones. Something to think about08/10/2016 #29 Sara JacoboviciWith each Buzz @Ali Anani you take us a layer deeper in learning about this fascinating life form which not only connects with ours but from which you show us how much we can benefit from this learning. The line that stands out for me at this reading is, "Trees form symbiotic relationship with algae..." What is meaningful for me is that this reminds me of the difference between humans and our co-habitants in nature; we have identity issues, trees and algae do not. They are not concerned that if they enter into relationship of interdependence they will lose part of their identity. Nature knows what it needs and where to get it. That is something we humans can be reminded of; if I need to enter into a relationship with a business colleague or partner, I do not lose any aspect of my identity or take away from the identity of the other. We acknowledge what we need and how we can help each other without any loss to either of us. I think this is referred to as a "win/win situation".08/10/2016 #27 debasish majumder#26 Thank you very much sir Dr. Ali Anani, Phd. for your kind appreciation. whatever today i am writing precisely for your support and appreciation, which enable me to write primarily for your inspiration. i am indebted to you a lot sir. my heartiest tribute to you which i can only offer. my struggle and inspiration, not letting my morals down precisely for your guidance and support right from my interaction with you. a true mentor by all means.08/10/2016 #23 Jeet SarkarGreat article sir @Ali Anani! An informative article provided with many thought provoking matter! Truly, trees are facing so much problems but they survive well with new strategies, not only that they provide some chemicals by virtue of which human society are benefited as well! Flavanoids, terpenes phenol, alkaloids, sterols, waxes, fats, tannin, sugars, gums, suberins, resin acids and carotenoids are among the many classes of compounds known as secondary or special metabolites which are very essential for us too! However, a good article sir. thank you for sharing it!
- Producer06/10/2016The Sea Knows The wisdom in the Synergy of Energy The clear azure and turquoise sea gives this moment a sense of calmto blend in with the beautiful view and transform.The sand on the beach implores you to walk slow To watch the wave as the cool winds blow.To move...
Comments16/10/2016 #15 Deb Helfrich@Savvy Raj - I have been cherishing this poem for a number of days. Each time, I have been enlightened metaphorically and literally by communing with the sea, even though it is far from my location right now. Ultimately this is the line that ignites me:
"And care enough to sustain its every drop knowing, in it is a universe that is thriving"10/10/2016 #14 Savvy Raj#12 Truly honoured to know you enjoyed the above post. This is one from a three part series which I had written a while back .I look forward to sharing the other two in the near future on Bebee as well..Thank you @ @Ali Anani View more#12 Truly honoured to know you enjoyed the above post. This is one from a three part series which I had written a while back .I look forward to sharing the other two in the near future on Bebee as well..Thank you @ @Ali Anani for the kind appreciation of my reflections here. Close07/10/2016 #5 Lance ScoularWonderful and descriptive words @Savvy Raj
I had the good fortune to grow up on the waterfront on Middle Harbour at Cammeray, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, 5 kilometers north of the Sydney CBD.
I spent much of my youth in a sailing dinghy my father made and on our family's 20ft half cabin fishing launch on Sydney Harbour and outside the Sydney Heads.
In my teenage years I spent weekends and holidays at many of Sydney's northern beaches body surfing.
Your words have conjured up waves of magical memories breaking like those crystal waves of the glistening golden sand.06/10/2016 #3 Savvy Raj#1 Wow! Thank you ever so much for such a generous and empoweing compliment and I am deeply honoured, as it is coming from you dear @Sara Jacobovici. I happen to deeply appreciate and sense the connect with the work you do.
And yes as you rightly mention as well the sun and the moon the sky, the sea and the sand are all interlinked in the synergy in the energy.. and to me too it is certainly a subject of fascination of the flow.06/10/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciWhat a talented and creative woman you are @Savvy Raj. The "wholeness" of the work is palpable. Water, we are made of mostly water, we begin our lives in a fluid environment. I experience the connection between us and the moon and I think it is because of the "Synergy of Energy" in relation to water. "...the sea reflects the sky above..." what a wonderful description of the relationship. Also, it always fascinates me how both water and sky don't have a color but are given the different shades of colors based on sunlight; the depths of the water make the blues darker and the shallowness, the blues lighter. The sun, too, is responsible for the light of the moon. Thanks again Savvy for letting me "dance and surf a midst the waves".
- Producer05/10/2016Creative Metabolism of IdeasTrees are amazing as they turn limited resources into a huge variety of chemicals that serve strategic purposes such as growth and survival. Trees utilize sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into sugar and then convert this sugar into varieties of...
Comments09/10/2016 #47 Deb Lange#45 Good Idea @Ali Anani - what about a Humans , Mother Nature & Creativity Hive - why I am thinking about putting these together? To re-connect the inter-connection between humans and mother nature and creativity. We are born to create, as is nature and we are nature, and I sense we are in another transition to re-birth our creativity by making new connections. I am choosing "Mother" Nature - as when we call nature a name and a gender we are more likely to have empathy, compassion and a connection than if we approach nature as if it is not a part of us. And the word Humans not people as Hu-mans comes from "the earth". humous. What do you think Ali?07/10/2016 #44 Ali Anani#40 Before reading any of your comments dear sister @Irene Hackett I prepare my heart for a big joy. You never disappoint me. Your writing "our brilliant analysis of how trees exist in stillness peacefully and yet are so much at work" highlights beautifully this paradox with musical words and passionate logic. You are filled with beauty dear.07/10/2016 #41 Deb Lange#34 an environment hive hmm interesting, I will see if there is a people and nature hive - the word environment conjures up a blandness from the past - but nature stirs the soul. I belong to another group/site that is called, The Centre for Humans and Nature, perhaps I can invite them to post some of their posts on Bebee. interesting idea @Ali Anani07/10/2016 #40 AnonymousDear brother @Ali Anani, in this buzz I am reminded once again, how in nature the true essence of life is all that is needed. Your brilliant analysis of how trees exist in stillness peacefully and yet are so much at work - creating that which it needs, which in turn, creates that which all of life needs - reminds me that creativity occurs naturally and for good reason. Life flows from creativity. It is wonderful that you compare life's beautiful processes to what is happening here on beBee, naturally. This seems to be a community of creative souls.07/10/2016 #37 Savvy Raj@Ali Anani Amazing to see the amalgamation of your thoughts on nature to nurture that compound the complex to the simple and create patterns in the progression .Thank you for inspiring so many of your readers with your extremely analytical and yet inclusive way of expression .07/10/2016 #35 John RylanceI agree with you Ali and Deb Lange. In human terms we talk about whether our behaviours are due to nature or nurture. One of these behaviours should be to nurture nature. The images you mention Deb where occurring long before we lived on this planet, and we need to ensure they continue long after we've finished enjoying them.07/10/2016 #34 Ali Anani#32 Dear @Deb Lange- you wrote "I always imagined it strange that policy makers who make decisions about the environment sit behind glass doors in concrete buildings disconnected from nature.". This is a crucial issue and I wonder if you would consider establishing a hive for environment protection. I feel sometimes there are policy makers who hate nature and concerted efforts are needed to raise awareness of the environment.
- 03/10/2016My sister, Rebecca, has been developing an application that isn't about playing games or watching videos. It's about helping those who are voiceless and cannot speak for themselves when they need it the most. It's been in development for a while now. Please take a look for yourselves.UT nurse develops app to help voiceless patientswww.wbir.com A UT nurse is developing a mobile app to help nonverbal patients communicate with their...
- 03/10/2016@Melissa Hefferman, @Deb Helfrich, @Pascal Derrien, @Joel Anderson, @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Milos Djukic, @Aurorasa Sima, @Ali Anani, @CityVP Manjit, @Sushmita Thakare Jain, @Irene Hackett, @Savvy Raj, @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira, @Hans Dholakia, @Ian Weinberg, @Dean Owen, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Charles David Upchurch, @John White, MBA, @John Vaughan,Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein A Short Film Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation,...
Comments03/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa SimaI love the movie and I love the message. As well as the idea of sacred economics. One can argue that it´s easily possible to leave money society and live autarkic somewhere where it´s allowed or if we can afford to buy our own land.
Thank you for sharing this video and it´s important message.
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- 02/10/2016I intend to walk a path of peace; a path with heart. Won't you join me? (This photo is from the front entrance of our Apartment complex - such a blessing!)
Sanctuary~ 100 buzzes
According to vocabulary.com, "sanctuary" is any place where people go for peaceful tranquility or introspection. This is that place for me on this platform, where I save buzzes that fit this intention - and I can come here and refer to them. All are invited to relax, read, comment and share in peace and in safety. Be blessed!