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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!
  1. ProducerCory Galbraith

    Cory Galbraith

    Hack Your Brain for the Ultimate Life
    Hack Your Brain for the Ultimate LifeThere is increasing proof that the mind is more powerful than we realize. We can think our way to financial success, rewarding relationships, and even good health.Medical researchers now say that in many cases, a placebo - a pill with nothing in it,...


    Irene Hackett
    04/12/2016 #1 Anonymous
    There is so much being written about this subject matter today and I find it very uplifting. In this buzz, you've gotten to the 'pulse' of it all - and in very practical terms, with very practical examples on how to apply it. Very nice! I am sharing this in the Sanctuary hive as well as on twitter.
  2. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    A little solace ... for trying times

    Just listen

    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me
    I once was lost, but now am found
    Was blind, but now I see

    'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
    And grace my fears relieved
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed

    When we've been there ten thousand years
    Bright shining as the sun
    We've no less days to sing God's praise
    Than when we first begun

    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me
    I once was lost, but now am found
    Was blind, but now I see
    Amazing Grace - Peter Hollens feat. Home Free
    Amazing Grace - Peter Hollens feat. Home Free Grab Amazing Grace on the Christmas album w/ Home Free Here: Physical Signed CDs: https://peterhollens.com/albums/ http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PeterHollens...


    Irene Hackett
    04/12/2016 #7 Anonymous
    #5 Well said @Kevin Pashuk. It is true, grace is often misunderstood within the church walls. And I agree, grace and love is something that is quite personal and may have nothing whatsoever to do with religious or church affiliation. (FYI: I was blessed to be able to visit Zanzibar and walk that slave route and visited the old dungeons where those slaves were held. It was chilling.)
    Irene Hackett
    04/12/2016 #6 Anonymous
    #4 I like that label too @John Vaughan.
    Kevin Pashuk
    04/12/2016 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    #2 #3 Thanks for including me in on this John and Irene. You've picked two hymns that are special to me, and I regularly play contemporary versions of them.

    The power in the words demonstrate a faith that transcends religion, In the case of John Newton, a complete turn around and repentance from his life as a slave trader, and in the case of Horatio Spafford, a deep trust in God despite an incomprehensible loss. Interestingly enough, Spafford's church relegated the tragedy to judgement... showing that even back then the concept of grace and love were misunderstood by organized religion of the day. (Don't get me wrong... I do attend church, but one that understands the concept that judgement is not our job)
    John Vaughan
    04/12/2016 #4 John Vaughan
    #3 Thanks @Irene Hackett. Classics are ... classic.
    I may have a new mantra for my repertoire..
    ( I like the label "The Overcomers")
    Irene Hackett
    04/12/2016 #3 Anonymous
    #2 Welcome John, I love the old hymns. And I truly love the background story to Amazing Grace. Another great hymn I adore is 'It is well with my Soul' and it too, has a very touching background story: Listen to a current version of the song here: https://youtu.be/zY5o9mP22V0 and here is the background story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Is_Well_with_My_Soul. @Kevin Pashuk
    John Vaughan
    04/12/2016 #2 John Vaughan
    Thanks for the Like and the Share, @Irene Hackett ... and @Kevin Pashuk

    The fascinating backStory on the song and its author : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazing_Grace
    Irene Hackett
    04/12/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Beautiful - thanks or this @John Vaughan. Sharing in the Sanctuary hive.
  3. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    A Little Food For Thought
    A Little Food For ThoughtThanksgiving has come and gone once again here in the United States, and as I sit here contemplating yet another year gone by, this all too brief Holiday gives me food for thought. I’m sure you're familiar with the term "six degrees of...


    Sarah Elkins
    02/12/2016 #3 Sarah Elkins
    "It's sensible to me that we should all do our very best to treat one another with the respect and caring we would extend to a long lost family member and go out of our way to bring our best selves to the proverbial dinner table." And not just sensible. It's critical for our own happiness.
    Sarah Elkins
    02/12/2016 #2 Sarah Elkins
    Max Carter
    02/12/2016 #1 Max Carter
    Masterfully said.
  4. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Just Thinking Out Loud: Life with Me is a Limited Time Edition!
    Just Thinking Out Loud: Life with Me is a Limited Time Edition!TimeIn clearing the drafts in my email something popped up, "life with me is a limited time edition." So, here I go wondering where that line came from and saw it was from me - smile! I just have to smile at that cocky line which would have come...


    Laura Mikolaitis
    03/12/2016 #23 Laura Mikolaitis
    Those are some amazing thoughts @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I like the concept of living incomplete because it leaves the door open for new opportunities and challenges. There is so much waiting for us out there when we choose to seek it.

    Being ever evolving enables us to continue to broaden the depths of who we are, and that's a gift really. I really enjoyed reading this and I am so glad to see you writing again my friend!
    Alan Culler
    02/12/2016 #22 Alan Culler
    Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley for sharing your thoughts. I especially like the 'never stop growing point' - the absence of growth is death -life is about learning and loving. My father was asked at 95 the secret of a long life -he smiled and said "Just keep breathing." :-)
    Thanks again.
    Chas Wyatt
    02/12/2016 #21 Chas Wyatt
    "Nothing that is complete breathes." ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin. "May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect. Deliver me, Tyler, from being perfect and complete." ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 5.
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/12/2016 #20 Aurorasa Sima
    Thanks for sharing about how you feel and on which note you end this year.

    We breathe. It´s all complete. And there can be never completeness for one hunger satisfied gets replaced with more hunger.

    Yeah ... you´re a limited edition and a precious one. I like you attitude towards life and love a lot, my dear friend.
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/12/2016 #19 Lisa Gallagher
    Great attitude @Donna-Luisa Eversley, we are all incomplete! When we stop learning, helping, giving- well we stop living. I think we all have days we feel stagnant or may even stagnate temporarily and for me, it's recognizing those times and stepping back up to the plate. Very inspiring Donna and maybe we all need to push each other once in a while if another is withdrawing. We never know another's circumstances, it always helps to know we have others that care because we can't always be 'all that' for everyone. Sometimes we need an extra hug, someone to listen etc... I'm glad I saw you on facebook or I would have reached out to you on here, I would have been very worried about you, my friend. Thank you for this, you have a way of working through things, whatever they may be and coming back with a fervor.
    Deb Helfrich
    01/12/2016 #18 Deb Helfrich
    "Life is a paradox of balance." Feeling at peace with our past and full of hope for our future is the way to stay blissfully present to the sorrows and joys of being alive right now. Every minute we can figure out how to balance in the present brings us more fully alive.

    The right now is unlimited, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. And one very timely way to celebrate it is with writing straight from the heart.
    debasish majumder
    01/12/2016 #17 debasish majumder
    Excellent article madam @Donna-Luisa Eversley! enjoyed read immensely. thank you very much for sharing the post.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #8 Thank you @Susan Rooks...yes it is good to be incomplete 😊🎄..happy post resonates with you 😉
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #7 Thank you @Phil Friedman you captured my thoughts perfectly ..glad it resonated 😊🎄
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #14 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #6 @Sushmita Thakare Jain ..you are correct, everyday we can learn new lessons...it is an ongoing process. Thank you for sharing your thoughts 😊🎄
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #5 @Sara Jacobovici thank you very much...git me blushing 'perfectly'🎄😊
    Irene Hackett
    01/12/2016 #12 Anonymous
    Wow, thanks for "thinking out loud" @Donna-Luisa Eversley! I am in full alignment with your thoughts - we are imperfect beings and yet we strive to improve. You captured this so wisely in our looking for those "perfect opportunities to meet my imperfection,". And this process is ongoing - never completed. Bravissimo ! Sharing in Sanctuary hive & on twitter!
    Fatima Williams
    01/12/2016 #11 Fatima Williams
    #1 Love this buzz @Donna-Luisa Eversley Yes by being incomplete we keep on addling to ourselves. I stand with you on this by saying let me be incomplete I don't need people pushing me to be complete. I love my imperfect incomplete self.
    Christmas greetings everyone. I'm feeling all Christmassy since it turned December.🤗🤗🤗⛤🤗🤗🤗
    Dean Owen
    01/12/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    A beacon of light! They say seasons change, people don't, but I am certainly feeling less and less grumpy as the years unfold when perhaps with some it is the other way around. But we will never be complete I guess....
    Jesse Angeles
    01/12/2016 #9 Jesse Angeles
    I love this! The idea rings so true and for so many. In my line of work I see so many that believe that expanding their knowledge involves time which they do not have. The scarcity mentality that robs those of a richer life. Abundance of knowledge is a great life for me.
    Susan Rooks
    01/12/2016 #8 Susan Rooks
    I love that idea, @Donna-Luisa Eversley! I, too, wish to remain incomplete, especially in the terms you used. I continue to learn, grow, and love life. Thanks!
    Phil Friedman
    01/12/2016 #7 Phil Friedman
    Donna-Luisa, when I finally came to grips with a single fact, my life outlook became much more serene. Of course, serenity is relative. That fact is life is open-ended. There will always be items on my to-do list and places-to-see list, right to the end. As some items get checked off, others will pop up. Which is part of being alive, and not being one of the walking dead. So I understand, I think, your thoughts here. And thank you for providing the reminder to reflect on what it is to be truly alive. Cheers and best wishes.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    01/12/2016 #6 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley I believe the incompleteness within ourselves is what pushes us to learn new things. It is this life journey where each day is a new lesson learned in some way or the other, it may be limited edition but that is its beauty! Thank you for sharing this lovely post, will be sharing it ahead :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    01/12/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I would describe you as a perfect work in progress. All the best in your journey!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hahaha, In total agreement @pascal derrien #2
  5. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson
  6. ProducerZacharias Voulgaris
    How Plato's Dialogue "Apology" Is Now More Relevant than Ever
    How Plato's Dialogue "Apology" Is Now More Relevant than EverThose who have studied the classics of ancient Greece, may remember one dialogue from Plato called Apology (which was not his most famous work). There he talked about his mentor's trial and how he defended himself against charges which were...


    Zacharias Voulgaris
    02/12/2016 #8 Zacharias Voulgaris
    #6 Hmm. So the whole dialogue that Plato wrote about all this was a decoy then? Interesting theory
    Kevin Baker
    02/12/2016 #7 Kevin Baker
    Nothing lasts longer on earth then a perverse idea
    Mark Blevins
    02/12/2016 #6 Mark Blevins
    His students probably found some bum who looked like him to poison and kidnapped Him. That's what I would have done.
    Zacharias Voulgaris
    02/12/2016 #5 Zacharias Voulgaris
    #1 Thanks Javier. Glad to be part of this creative community!
    Henri Galvão
    02/12/2016 #4 Henri Galvão
    Besides the fact that your text is really compelling, it's great to see some ancient wisdom brought to our present situation. It seems that way too often we dismiss the value of these philosophers.
    Irene Hackett
    30/11/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Absolutely, we must 'walk the talk', otherwise our words are nothing but a "clanging cymbal". There comes a time when each of us are faced with having to take a stand, to act according to our values. And it often is not in matters of life and death.
    Robert Cormack
    30/11/2016 #2 Robert Cormack
    Good post, @Zacharias Voulgaris. Living by conviction has certainly lost some of its lustre today. We write, we argue, we talk but actually living by this conviction seems foreign and, as most people would conclude "not really necessary." So we're now at "talk is cheap."
    Javier beBee
    30/11/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    thanks for sharing it ! @Zacharias Voulgaris welcome to beBee !
  7. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc
    Coaching Exercise: Expose The Thorn. Our Reward? A Golden Kiss From The Rose!
    Coaching Exercise: Expose The Thorn. Our Reward? A Golden Kiss From The Rose!We are all magnificent roses in disguise. Awesome beauties. From the inside out. Yes, we are all that and so much more. We might have forgotten it. We might have been brainwashed. By ourselves and/or by others. As a result, we waste time by not...


    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #3 thanks @Angel Cabrera
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #4 thanks so much @CityVP Manjit
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #5 thanks so much @Irene Hackett. Beautiful remark.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/11/2016 #6 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thanks for sharing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc.. sometimes we can't see the flaws and need some help to identify their existence... great personal development advice🙂🐝🐝
    Irene Hackett
    30/11/2016 #5 Anonymous
    I love your contributions on beBee @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc - always filled with gentleness, kindness. This one in particular is a wonderful reminder for all - to accept ourselves in all imperfection but to strive for awareness of those traits that are keeping us from living life fully. I am sharing this in the Sanctuary Hive & on twitter!
    CityVP Manjit
    30/11/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    I say enjoy the beautiful blossom of the rose by keeping the rose attached to life. The thorns are there to protect the rose, but we human beings have become accustomed to pluck beauty for ourselves, rather than appreciate nature for all of nature's wonder. The thorns hurt us because they were put there by nature and not by man-made mechanics and yes, it is true that as a species we have suffered from human being plucking human beings, and the rose is simply one more line item that human beings pluck.

    The act of removing a rose so we can have it is a human act, but it removes a living rose and turns it into an artifact. I don't want to be an artifact but attached to life force just as a rose is attached to a life force, that the thorns protect - and in this way the metaphor of the rose embraces the whole and not the part - we can appreciate the fullness of the flower and the life-giving value of the plant, and when we do we accord plant intelligence with the same reverence we should have for human intelligence.
    Angel Cabrera
    30/11/2016 #3 Angel Cabrera
    Gracias por recordarme y darme el empujon que me asia falta esa motivasion que avia olvidado de creer en my te lo agradesco suerte y muchas gracias
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    29/11/2016 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #1 thanks @René Winteraeken. Your comments are appreciated!
    Rene Winteraeken
    29/11/2016 #1 Rene Winteraeken
    How very true and well written. This is so recognizable and appicable to us all. Keep on writing @ Liesbeth Leysen.
  8. ProducerCory Galbraith

    Cory Galbraith

    Live Life to the Fullest - Right Now
    Live Life to the Fullest - Right NowMy accountant (of all people) keeps telling me to live life to the fullest because, "you never know what disasters tomorrow will bring." Tim practices what he preaches - travelling, going out to events, and meeting as many people as he can....


    Lisa Gallagher
    28/11/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Cory Galbraith, the real life examples you wrote of above are good reasons to live in the moment and to the fullest. I think it's easy to get caught in the trap of 'what needs to be done daily,' and even easier to just forget that we need to experience life beyond our homes and work. I like your accountant, he has a great attitude! I'm glad you have learned that anger and fighting with others serves no purpose except to weigh us down. I try hard to forgive quick and forget. I'm still working on being more spontaneous and doing things I actually fear... things others may enjoy! Thanks for this reminder.
    debasish majumder
    27/11/2016 #7 debasish majumder
    unlike most of your post, this one is pretty different! Great post indeed sir @Cory Galbraith! enjoyed to read to the fullest. thank you very much for the share sir.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/11/2016 #6 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Verily, life shouldn't be anything except full of cheerfulness because what better people can live, with grim hearts.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/11/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks Cory for sharing such profound advice and words of wisdom. Just to reiterate some of your key points:
    1) Life is in the living -- and life is fragile.
    2) Worrying is a waste of time and bad for your health. Rather, adopt a positive mindset and be positively expectant about your goals, plans, dreams.
    3) Remember, "No risk, no reward." Don't be afraid to take a "leap of faith" once and a while. Ask yourself a simple question: if others can do it, why not me?
    4) Like the iconic Nike campaign stated: "Just do it!" -- as there's no time like the present.
    Thanks again for the very helpful and insightful buzz, Cory. It's always a pleasure to read you here. I and many other bees appreciate your writing and appreciate YOU.
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Sharing on twitter.
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #2 Anonymous
    This buzz describes what I have learned in this one life as well. And I too, am an Accountant who has learned: "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." [According to Quote investigator, this quote should be attributed to William Bruce Cameron instead of Albert Einstein. See Cameron’s 1963 text “Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking”
    Laurent Boscherini
    27/11/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Thank you @Cory Galbraith for sharing your insightful and brilliant post, so healthy as wealthy... To remind us a such positive pattern as we are ("here and now")
  9. ProducerFatima Williams

    Fatima Williams

    The  Wait
    The WaitSo you sit and you tell yourself it's gonna be alright. You will get past this phase. It's a trying time in our life and we need to wait it out. You tell yourself that you are strong and this cloud of testing will soon fade away and there will be...


    Fatima Williams
    28/11/2016 #41 Fatima Williams
    #40 Thank you dear @CityVP Manjit
    CityVP Manjit
    27/11/2016 #40 CityVP Manjit
    #39 If we are what we eat, we are also what we think and in this regard there is plenty of suggestions on how to get unstuck. The 7 things to remember when stuck by Allison Fallon serves as an example of the mental shifts available :

    7 Things to Remember When You're Feeling Stuck
    Fatima Williams
    27/11/2016 #39 Fatima Williams
    #38 Thank you @CityVP Manjit It's an inevitable truth waiting is a part of our life.

    But I feel sometimes we get stuck in our cocoons afraid to fly and spread our beautiful wings.
    I remember a story of how an impatient person who saw a butterfly struggling to come out of the cocoon tried helping it and that eventually lead to the death of the butterfly.

    This waiting phase in the cocoon is sometimes required to collect the strength as you said that required to break out and fly.
    Transformation is the fruit of waiting but lets not wait too much. 🤗🤗🤗🤗
    CityVP Manjit
    27/11/2016 #38 CityVP Manjit
    #37 I welcome moments of life which are a cocoon. In modern culture we treat cocoon as a euphemism for prison, but it is not that, the caterpillar is not a prisoner of the cocoon, but a transformation in waiting and we are not butterflies, we are are more than a transformation that is no bigger than our thumb.

    Let me take the song by Milky Chance called "Cocoon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ernVvrYH9vg so while his main lyric is "so lets go back to our cocoon" the context is still escape and not transformation. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/milkychance/cocoon.html If we identify with this song, we identify with escape and pain rather than transformation and privacy.

    I do not offer this as a perspective to a single a person because my own cocoons are a source of personal liberation. I am not afraid of melancholy or sadness, for when grief comes I will participate in the process of grief, but when freedom comes, I can place that in a cocoon too - for that is a different kind of waiting. The best privacy is to close my eyes or enjoy time at home.

    Whether it is waiting such as Van Morrison "Days Like This" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UUWkr4FUlo or I have to do what it is I must do for this thing called our work life and I can't open up my mind to you - there is something gestating in the waiting, there is something fermenting in the waiting, there is something good changing in the waiting. Waiting is a part of life.
    Fatima Williams
    27/11/2016 #37 Fatima Williams
    #36 Thanks @Deb Lange. Yes the incubation time gives us time to feel the joy and happiness and outcome that is gained on the Move. Incubation is just a short phase and the egg needs to hatch 😊😊😊😊
    Deb Lange
    26/11/2016 #36 Deb Lange
    Dear @ Fatima I resonate with the wait and the move. I wrote a buzz last week which was well received. I said there is a part 2. I know I have been putting off part 2 as I feel some pressure in myself to have it as well received as part 1, but maybe it won't be. --and maybe it will. I know incubation time is useful but I sense I wait a little too long and need to be bolder with my action in the world. Things are never perfect and are always perfect just the way they are. And can always be updated and improved.
    Ali Anani
    26/11/2016 #35 Ali Anani
    Part 2
    I have just responded to a comment by dear @Sara Jacobovici on my linked buzz and urged her to read this buzz. I also invite @Irene Hackett, @Deb Helfrich, @Deb Lange, @Max Carterr and the two Lisas @Lisa Gallagher and @Lisa Vanderburg to enjoy this great buzz and to contribute to the discussions.
    Ali Anani
    26/11/2016 #34 Ali Anani
    Dear @Fatima Williams- you are a greater writer, thinker and communicator. I read your buzz comprehensively, with great interest and enjoyed the flow of your ideas your buzz. You leave me with so much to think about. I just request you to read my last buzz and the two co (Parts 1 and 2) and you shall realize what I mean.
    We are working on developing a formula for movement and we need your brain. I hope your time would allow you to visit.
    Your explanation of the wait time, steps how to deal with it and highlighting the Waiting Step as the critical step leave me with much to think about.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/11/2016 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    #31 Thanks for the tag @Fatima Williams. I found your buzz intense. You cover much ground related to a challenging "place" to be. I appreciate your energy and insights. Thanks again.
    Gert Scholtz 🐝
    26/11/2016 #32 Gert Scholtz 🐝
    @Fatima Williams A most inspiring and uplifting post - thanks for sharing Fatima.
    Fatima Williams
    26/11/2016 #31 Fatima Williams
    Cc@Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici and @Renée Cormier 😊😊😊 Tagging you all if thats ok 🤔
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #30 Fatima Williams
    #29 It's my pleasure @Graham Edwards 🐝 Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    24/11/2016 #29 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Thanks for the inspiration @Fatima Williams
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #28 Fatima Williams
    #23 @Lisa Gallagher It's true and that's why we need self-realization to be at it's peak always. Life is a balancing act indeed. Thank you Lisa for reading and commenting :)
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #27 Fatima Williams
    #22 Lovely quote @William VanDorin :)
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #26 Fatima Williams
    #20 Ahhh @Deb Helfrich first of all I love you ! Can I say that I hope your love doesn't get angry with me LOL. I love your character, personality and the way you interact and share your thoughts. I am no longer looking at people like Steve Jobs for motivation. I just come here on beBee and connect with you amazing people and I'm more than Good ! Look at the lovely buzz @Franci Eugenia Hoffman wrote today. I am on TOP of the world Today !
    " I Flourish on beBee " That's the word I would like to use.

    Coming to the buzz I'm so happy you had something to take away from here that was my goal achieved. Stay Awesome and GET MOVING ( winks)
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #25 Fatima Williams
    #18 Thank you dear @Aurorasa Sima & @Bill Stankiewicz
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #24 Fatima Williams
    #17 Thank you @David B. Grinberg I'm happy you enjoyed reading this.
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/11/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher
    Such an honest piece @Fatima Williams. I think we can all get stuck in the 'wait phase,' from time to time. We do need to draw on something stronger than ourselves at times or from deep within. I thought of one more thing, guilt can also put people into 'the wait.' If we hold on to self-guilt too long, it will immobilize us. Life sure is a balancing act!
    William VanDorin
    24/11/2016 #22 William VanDorin
    Never wait, strive beyond your limits and leave love in your wake. Life happens while you wait.
  10. Chas Wyatt

    Chas Wyatt

    To ALL of my followers, introducing my new hive, "Echo of the Spheres", (Attn; @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Sara Jacobovici, @Sushmita Thakare Jain)~
    Rokia Traore - Sabali
    Rokia Traore - Sabali Rokia Traores song Sabali, along with a beautiful slideshow of africa and its...


    Pamela L. Williams
    27/11/2016 #10 Pamela L. Williams
    I need to find the videos I did at the International Folk Music festival and post here Chas. The diversity of the music both surprised and thrilled me.
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #9 Anonymous
    This is a beautiful video, both visually and musically - thank you for this.
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #8 Anonymous
    I too am excited about your new hive @Chas Wyatt!
    Chas Wyatt
    21/11/2016 #7 Chas Wyatt
    Thank you everyone for your feedback and shares- I am very enthused about this new hive.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    "...There's music in all things, if men had ears:
    Their earth is but an echo of the spheres."
    ~Lord Byron
    @Chas Wyatt started a new hive.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/11/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the tag @Chas Wyatt. Very happy to join the hive. Love the Byron quote and already appreciate your first selection and the discussion that has evolved. This excerpt from a Kirkus Review describes why I think THE WORLD IN SIX SONGS by Daniel Levitin is a must read: “Music played a key role in making societies and civilizations possible. So argues research scientist Levitin (Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise/McGill University; This Is Your Brain on Music, 2006, etc.), who believes that music and the human brain co-evolved. What distinguishes us from all other species, he declares, is not language or use of tools, but the impulse toward artistic expression. The auditory art of music became part of our brain's wiring tens of thousands of years ago, and human nature has been shaped by six broad categories of songs, by which Levitin means music of all kinds. Devoting a chapter to each category-friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love-the author speculates about its origins and how it influenced the human spirit over thousands of generations. Levitin sees songs as efficient systems for preserving tribal histories, transmitting essential how-to information from generation to generation and communicating spiritual feelings and deep emotions.”
    Deb Helfrich
    20/11/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich
    I think this is a great idea, @Chas Wyatt. I have to admit that I get stuck listening to the same stuff repeatedly, so very eager to follow along on a journey to many musical cultures.

    This first piece is magnificent.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    20/11/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for tagging me @Chas Wyatt. I noted and joined your new hive. Music creates and shapes culture and vice versa. Music is like a form of identification. It says a lot about who we are. Thank you for the lovely slideshow share.
    Chas Wyatt
    20/11/2016 #2 Chas Wyatt
    #1 @CityVP Manjit, thank you for commenting and sharing this buzz. I have a long 'playlist' already. More to come ;-)
    CityVP Manjit
    20/11/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    One of the peculiarities about residing in an age with an abundance of media is that we do not usually listen to music that someone has not given some context or meaning to. We are more readily to listen to Salif Keita because it visually captured a scene in the movie about Mohammad Ali in "When We Were Kings" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Rulsk1tWk and still not know who Salif Kaita was or is. With or without context the appreciation I have for music is commensurate to the talent that produced it and in this case the context is enhanced with a nicely crafted slideshow of africa and it's people.
  11. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    @Kevin Pashuk, this one's for you. Proof that its the relationship that counts.

    I am always in awe of talent and artistry. The guitar he uses still allows us to hear his music and I can appreciate that he must have his own unique connection with this instrument. Another guitar would be like another voice.
    Tom Ward with his Old Broken Guitar Amazing Street Performer
    Tom Ward with his Old Broken Guitar Amazing Street Performer Tom Ward with his Old Broken Guitar viral video [official]. Amazing Street Performer Tom Ward plays his custom made broken Guitar, a compilation of three...


    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 You're most welcome @Irene Hackett.
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #8 Anonymous
    WOW!! What a great share - thank you :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/11/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Couldn't be happier to get your response @Chas Wyatt. Thanks.
    Chas Wyatt
    24/11/2016 #6 Chas Wyatt
    Absolutely inspiring, wonderful and amazing. Thank you for sharing, @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/11/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 My pleasure @Phil Friedman. Thank you for sharing your story.
    Phil Friedman
    24/11/2016 #4 Phil Friedman
    Years ago, when I watched Segovia in the setting of a small NYC cafe, I thought nobody would ever match his accomplishment on guitar. But this video gives me pause about that judgment. Simply superb. I only wish that I could see and hear this in person. Thanks for such a worthwhile share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/11/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 There's something wrong with the "like" so I'll reply @Kevin Pashuk. So glad you agree.
    Kevin Pashuk
    23/11/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    Thank you so much for this Sara. It truly show the intimacy between a musician and their instrument.
    Luizia Patrício
    23/11/2016 #1 Luizia Patrício
  12. ProducerJosean Arranz Linares
    JOAN OSBORNEONE OF US - (RELISH/1995) If God had a name, what would it beAnd would you call it to his faceIf you were faced with him in all his gloryWhat would you ask if you had just one questionAnd yeah yeah God is great yeah yeah God is goodyeah yeah yeah...


    Renée Cormier
    28/11/2016 #4 Renée Cormier
    Always liked that song.
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Oh ya, haven't heard this song in a long time - LOVE it!!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/11/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Love the song and that nose ring!:)
    Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo
    27/11/2016 #1 Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo
    Best track ever, no doubt.
  13. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    To be(e)
    To be(e)My Dedication for all the Bees on beBee'.  Fractal Art of 'Being ' Savvy Raj To be in every now has infinite potential.When every thought arises from abundance  substantial.You can be an impactor or the collaborator.You can be a follower or followed...


    Savvy Raj
    27/11/2016 #12 Savvy Raj
    #8 Thanks @Irene Hackett for your kind shares . All is truly well in the spirit of learning and the sharing that is happening here .
    Savvy Raj
    27/11/2016 #11 Savvy Raj
    #6 Thank you very much @ debashish Majumder.
    Savvy Raj
    27/11/2016 #10 Savvy Raj
    #5 Kind of you to say that @.Mohammed A Jawad. Thank you for your mentioning so .
    Savvy Raj
    27/11/2016 #9 Savvy Raj
    #3 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher for your resonating words. Totally think likewise about affinity in the sharing .💕👍💕
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Shared on twitter.
    Irene Hackett
    27/11/2016 #7 Anonymous
    What a beautiful masterpiece of love for beBee and all the bees ! I adore this dedication - Thank you @Savvy Raj!
    debasish majumder
    27/11/2016 #6 debasish majumder
    nice post@Savvy Raj! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/11/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    A wonderful song to rehearse vividly, rejuvenate our spirits and churn our passions to bee active and boost beBee.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/11/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...this ought to be the humming song of passionate bees!
    Lisa Gallagher
    27/11/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    Beautiful @Savvy Raj. " In every rise and fall
    It is the power 'to be'(e)😊 that gives it all
    To share in the learning
    And learn in the sharing."

    And that's the wonderful thing about beBee, sharing in learning while learning in sharing. Affinity is limitless.
    Savvy Raj
    27/11/2016 #2 Savvy Raj
    @Sara JacoboviciHow lovely to read this . Trust you to highlight these two lines . Thank you indeed for the thoughts tapping along in tandem
    Would love to add that this particular post originated a long while ago when I was newbee and reading through a few posts here on Bebee. But guess came to a frution only now ...So in the spirit of thanksgiving I dedicated this post to all of us ...new and old bees here on beBee.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Another work of art @Savvy Raj. A whole presented in all its sensory parts. Loved it!

    "You can be all that you are meant to be.

    Your choice rests with you for you to see."

    I consider this a great Call To Action.
  14. ProducerJoris Plaatstaal
    What am I, compared to you?
    What am I, compared to you?Hi, there.I roamed around a little on this site for a short time. I've given some comments, got some back.This beBee seems a little bit different, compared to other social media. A little less slashing each other...I am Joris. Pleased to meet you...


    Joris Plaatstaal
    27/11/2016 #25 Joris Plaatstaal
    #14 Thanks, Raquel.

    It was great dancing with 17.000 others and my son to this.


    It beats social media big time! Nice to meet you too.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    26/11/2016 #24 Joris Plaatstaal
    #23 Hi @Lisa Gallagher. Thanks.

    I try to practice what I preach, that's all.

    Opening up is a very frightful step. I know. I think that is what society lacks.

    I am very pragmatic in my nature. (is that good English?)

    I met people who lived their lives, trying to conform to all the rules society have set for us. Do this, do that.
    I met people who lived their lives opposing the same set of rules. We call them criminals or outcast.

    I can understand both 'species' . We can argue about which one of them is more happy or more free.

    And I don't really care. For me, both groups do not represent my own ideas of freedom.

    There should be more in life.

    I only have one life.

    I am glad you call my bit of honesty 'awesome' . Not because I want to be 'awesome', but because that is a conformation of what I experience.

    I think it is really true: 'You receive what you radiate'. Being open and honest and respectful is liberating. Once you crossed the line, you can go back, but you never will.
    Thank you for your comment Lisa..
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Joris Plaatstaal, I really like this buzz. You are very open and that is awesome. I choose 3 & 3 on both questions you posed. We've all made many mistakes and I guess we can only try to learn from them.

    There are many rules to society and self imposed rules. So many rules can cause stress.

    Sounds like you and your son had a great time going to the Concert and there after!

    I like to try and just follow my gut, do what feels right, be there for others and when I screw up, learn from it. Life is a 'life long' lesson! Nice to meet you.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    26/11/2016 #22 Joris Plaatstaal
    #13 You are right @David Navarro López. Maybe I am a bit spoiled, being born in Holland. I think I am.

    Maybe that is why I don't think that 'being allowed' is freedom.

    Holland is fast becoming the next state of the USA. We are losing the freedom, you never had. The freedom of 'political acceptance' and other bullshit.

    Almost every society is all about money and power. Even the few that have that can cot be called free.

    Freedom should be not having to fear. My freedom is not real, I should fear, but I chose not to. For now it is the best I can get.

    Nice, meeting you.
    Mark Anthony
    25/11/2016 #21 Mark Anthony
    Hi Joris. I was touched by your post. I wonder about freedom a lot. I don't know if I know what real freedom is although I have plenty of Phantasies about it. Thank you for your post, interesting to say the least. Hello and good stuff and good to have a great time.
    Nelson Rogério
    25/11/2016 #20 Nelson Rogério
    Olá meus Amigos, não percam esta Black Friday imperdivel https://www.magazinevoce.com.br/magazineeutiamo/
    Don Kerr
    25/11/2016 #19 Don Kerr
    Welcome @Joris Plaatstaal. Not sure why you would refer to yourself as a 'terrible father'. Sounds like you're imbuing them with real spirit.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    25/11/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee, @Joris Plaatstaal. Being yourself is what beBee is all about. You will fit right in.
    Deb Helfrich
    25/11/2016 #17 Deb Helfrich
    #8 You know, @Joris Plaatstaal, fitting in around here is just being yourself - I have the t-shirt to prove it.
    Kevin Pashuk
    25/11/2016 #16 Kevin Pashuk
    Welcome to beBee Joris. You will find that passionate authenticity goes far here on beBee.
    Camille Mari
    25/11/2016 #15 Camille Mari
    You'll find your place here, beBee is all about this. Welcome :)
    Raquel Amorós
    25/11/2016 #14 Anonymous
    You ´re a great father Joris and what a plan to see Placebo!!! Nice to meet you :)
    David Navarro López
    25/11/2016 #13 Anonymous
    #10 Wow. The more I read from you, the more I like the way you think. Therefore, I am allowing myself to follow you.
    You completely hit the point with your question "what is freedom?"
    I have no bloody idea what it is. But I can have some idea what is not. Our freedom is been cut so many times and so deeply, that being able to think what we want can be a kind of success, considering the enormous task the "factic powers" do to brain-wash us, telling us what we should think, trying (and in many cases succeeding) to manipulate our minds.
    I come from a country, Spain, on which along 40 years we had "police of the thinking". You could have been killed just by trying to think differently, having a religion which was not catholicism, or being hit and put in prison if you claimed that women had the same rights than men, or if you were homosexual, or if you criticised the government.
    Some of the fiercest ministers of Franco are the ones who founded the political party which is ruling my country today.
    In the mean time, you have lived in a country to which along years Spaniards went to see with own eyes and were astonished about the level of freedom you have been enjoying.
    I really look forward to having a deeper talk with you, on which I am sure you have a lot to say in terms of what is freedom, and I am sure I can bring many ideas about what is not.
    Brian McKenzie
    25/11/2016 #12 Brian McKenzie
    Stay out of the system long enough and they will villainize you, calling you bitter, illogical, radical, anti-social, 'X'-phobic, 'X'-hating, daft, irrelevant and of course a terrorist or enemy of the State. Without fail.
    Reginaldo Afonso Bobato
    25/11/2016 #11 Reginaldo Afonso Bobato
    Eu compartilhei este texto por engano, entendo muito mal o inglês, mesmo com uma poderosa ferramenta de tradução que é o google. Portanto , desculpem-me!
    Joris Plaatstaal
    25/11/2016 #10 Joris Plaatstaal
    #7 @David Navarro Lopez. I hear you. I did not read your link yet, I will.

    One remark. "I believe we are free to think the way we want." I wonder, is that freedom? Think what we want? Is that freedom?

    I can have thoughts about anything. And still they would be private. No one can read my mind, so far. That is safe? Having all the thoughts in the sanctuary of my own private mind? Freedom is not getting exposed? Freedom is private? I see some kind of friction there.

    Again, I will read your post.

    In the mean time I can not help wondering. What is freedom? Why does freedom seem to have a price? It just does not add up. It is a mystery to me.

    I need to learn.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    25/11/2016 #9 Joris Plaatstaal
    #2 @Mamen Delgado. Yeah, you should have been there! It was great! Thanks.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    25/11/2016 #8 Joris Plaatstaal
    #5 We will see @Deb Helfrich. It would be 'nice' , I must confess, to fit in something. It could happen some day.

    We will see. Freedom seems to incorporate limits, in our way of thinking. Maybe the joy of fitting in is a limit?

    I don't know, we make everything so complicated... I will get back to you, thanks.
    David Navarro López
    24/11/2016 #7 Anonymous
    First thing first, welcome to BeBee, the land of free thinkers like you and me. We are here to share our opinions expecting and showing respect to other's opinions, no matter if we agree or disagree with them, and that is precisely what it makes it great to be here. I confess I am a little tired too of these post starting with, "5 ways to". I believe we are free to think the way we want. This freedom allows us to submit our will to others, and to be brain-washed too if we want. But in no case is my option. Concerning to this, I have just written a post I imagine could be interesting for you. Please have a look. Your opinion and comments are more than welcome https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/the-navarro-loop
    Deb Helfrich
    24/11/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    Honestly, you are going to fit right in, @Joris Plaatstaal. There is nothing more important than seeing life as an adventure. Going to see the concert just because it is an experience, screw the obstacles.

    We are all so busy meeting people and finding out what brings them happiness that there is never any time to slash - at least that is how I cultivate my experience on beBee. Welcome and I will look forward to buzzing around the hives with you!
  15. ProducerSarah Elkins

    Sarah Elkins

    The Spectrum of Humanity
    The Spectrum of HumanityWhat do Jews think about Jesus?He asked me as innocently as a college freshman at a small, Jesuit school could ask. It caught me a little off guard.What do ALL Jews think of Jesus?It was puzzling to me that he would think ALL people of any...


    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #30 Sarah Elkins
    #17 You hit the nail on the head, @Sara Jacobovici, I'd be willing to say that the vast majority of hate is based in fear. And thank you for that wonderful share and comment. I love our spectrum of humanity. Even the people who are horrible to me teach me something!
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #29 Sarah Elkins
    #19 Unfortunately, @Ali Anani, that doesn't surprise me at all. I have similar stories from early in my time here in Montana, and from my travel experiences. What you say here is exactly right, we must connect one-to-one to change the dynamic. And it helps to be a good ambassador for our people, speaking and educating rather than being insulted and defensive.
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #28 Sarah Elkins
    #23 Thank you, @Alan Culler, I appreciate that comment!
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #27 Sarah Elkins
    #25 Oh dear, @Nicole Chardenet, I know exactly what you're talking about in terms of it being hard to forgive the chronically and willfully stupid. I call it willful ignorance and have a really hard time with it myself. The reason I've been able to look past that issue with some people is that I realize that without talking about it, without having that dialog, the people who voted without the intention of exacerbating hate, fear, and bigotry, we are truly lost. Those who were more intentional with their votes are a lost cause.

    I agree that asking what Jews think about Jesus is a totally fair question, it's the way he asked, as if all Jews would believe the same thing about Jesus. Many Jews fall into the category your mother described, and many do not. Just like some Jews keep kosher, others do not. The best question that is consistently asked by the students I encounter each year is this: "What makes the Jewish belief so different from the Christian belief." And my answer is that practicing Jews are still waiting for the Messiah, while Christians believe he has already been here. (Notice I said "practicing" Jews, as opposed to all Jews.)

    Thanks for that great comment, it made me clarify why I responded that way to the student's question.
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #26 Sarah Elkins
    #10 So true, @Kevin Pashuk, and that loss of our humanity begins with fear. Thanks for the comment.
    Nicole Chardenet
    28/11/2016 #25 Nicole Chardenet
    Asking what Jews think about Jesus is a fair enough assessment. It could be interpreted as perhaps the 'party line', with or without a Pope or other centralized figure. When I was a kid, growing up in a Christian family, my mother said that Jews believed Jesus existed but wasn't a Saviour, but that he was a great teacher. I actually cleave toward that view more myself now, rather than the Christian one...but then again, I haven't been Christian in many years.

    As for not judging people en masse, easier said than done sometimes. I find myself struggling with the anger at people who elected a total asshat for world leader and put the rest of us in danger as well. That's not judging someone on biology; that's judging them on their unwillingness to take a real look at what they were voting for. It was eye-opening going to the States for Thanksgiving; it because quite clear that it wasn't just uneducated, chronically unemployed rednecks who hadn't been paying attention during the election campaign.

    Harder to forgive, sometimes, the chronically and wilfully stupid.
    Alan Culler
    27/11/2016 #23 Alan Culler
    @SarahElkins - an amazing post and video thanks so much for sharing.
    debasish majumder
    27/11/2016 #22 debasish majumder
    Great post with incisive amplification about humanity! enjoyed read. thank you madam @Sarah Elkins for this amazing share.
    Lisa Gallagher
    27/11/2016 #21 Lisa Gallagher
    That's the second time I watched that video @Sarah Elkins and it still brings tears to my eyes. If only... most people would realize we are all connected in one way or another, we'd have a more humane world. We are humans, we are not our religion or our designated ethnicity. One day I hope that prejudice and biases end... that's my hope! It sure will be a better world when that time comes. I wish it would happen in my lifetime.
    Ali Anani
    27/11/2016 #20 Ali Anani
    #17 @Sara Jacobovici- thank you for alerting me to this buzz and your shared video. It is fantastic. I wish you good progress with the loop.I am sure some great thoughts shall emerge.
    Ali Anani
    27/11/2016 #19 Ali Anani
    @Sarah Elkins- I experienced what you experienced when I first went to the UK to do my PhD. As an Arab I was mocked. It took me three months before people accepted me as a non-conforming Arab to what impressions they had about Arabs. People tend to generalize and extend their conclusions linearly. I agree with your post. I find your writing "When we paint an entire community with the same, broad brush, we miss incredible opportunities to learn, to grow, and to make connections with each other. The only way to heal our fractured communities is to care about each individual we interact with, and avoid making assumptions". I believe this is the only way.
    Mind you when my elder brother went to study his undergraduate studies in the USA he was asked to show "his tail". Some students believed that Arabs have tails. It is true. However; it is our actions that may change those impressions as my brother and I did.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2016 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    Another work of art produced by an artist story teller @Sarah Elkins. Beautifully written, beautifully told.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    Another work of art produced by an artist story teller @Sarah Elkins. Beautifully written, beautifully told. Thank you Sarah. You write, "The spectrum of humanity is always my first priority." Agreed. I find beauty in the spectrum. Although I am always moved when I hear John Lennon's Imagine, it's the idea of hope that moves me. I don't want a world where we are all the same. Our challenge is to allow the differences to enable us to grow as humans, not to negate us. You write, "When we paint an entire community with the same, broad brush, we miss incredible opportunities to learn, to grow, and to make connections with each other." 100%! I regret to say that that brush is dipped in fear; for some reason we are made to feel that differences are a threat. It's individual behaviors, both verbal and non-verbal, which hold the potential of threat, not our differences.

    @Ali Anani and I spent some time last evening (our time) in a synchronicity loop. I open up your buzz this morning and feel like I have fallen right back into that loop. You write, "The students laughed uncomfortably. I explained why that story was important in our discussion". I have recently shared the following video which I think greatly supports your invaluable message. Thanks again Sarah.https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspr
    Sarah Elkins
    26/11/2016 #16 Sarah Elkins
    #8 @Dean Owen, thank you for the comment. When I notice an immediate response to a person, I dig in to figure out whether it's truly intuition or bias. You're so right, it's human to make a snap judgment - and being introspective about those snap judgments helps us grow as humans.
    Sarah Elkins
    26/11/2016 #15 Sarah Elkins
    #6 Thank you, @Irene Hackett, for the comment and for sharing!
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/11/2016 #14 Mohammed Sultan
    Very impressive @Sarah Elkins.God gave us the gift of life and honored us as humans and let us decide how to live well.Only wise people regardless of their religious devotion know well that a life is worth living when we live it for him.There's only one fact ,but can be interpreted in different ways and different manners because we each receive different "Light" from the same source.Because we receive the same message differently ,we have different and enduring cultures,not related to our DNA but to the paths we chose.Everyone has his own light and his own path and can see and think best within this context.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    25/11/2016 #13 Jared Wiese 🐝
    The Spectrum of Humanity @sarahelkins "Are you able to truly judge ALL Americans based on.. handful of experiences?" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sarah-elkins/the-spectrum-of-humanity
    Ian Weinberg
    25/11/2016 #12 Ian Weinberg
    If we all learned to recall just one real exception before defaulting into judgmentalism of an entire group, we would live in a very different world.
    Susan Rooks
    25/11/2016 #11 Susan Rooks
    Beautifully written and wise, @Sarah Elkins! I am also a Jew, but much more secular than many others I know -- of any religion! I identify as a Jew, but it's cultural. Yet one of my daughters is a Kohennet, sort of a rabbi. We are all different in the ways we understand and practice our religion / faith, and you made the point so very well. No group is 100% homogenous.
  16. ProducerAlexandra Galviz
    Strangers: Would you help them out?
    Strangers: Would you help them out?I often get asked why I spend a considerable amount of my spare time giving back to strangers in some shape or form. More often than not I really and I mean really struggle to answer the question. It’s complicated to put into words because it’s just...


    Alexandra Galviz
    25/11/2016 #12 Alexandra Galviz
    Thank you for your comment @Jared Wiese 🐝. Glad you loved the post and always paying it forward. Happy Thanksgiving from across the pond!
    Alexandra Galviz
    25/11/2016 #11 Alexandra Galviz
    #5 Thank you for the comment Graham, don't usually associate that word to myself but I'll take it :)
    Alexandra Galviz
    25/11/2016 #10 Alexandra Galviz
    #4 Thanks for your comment. Precisely Mohammad! Everyone has the capability to do it, it's if they're willing to try.
    Alexandra Galviz
    25/11/2016 #9 Alexandra Galviz
    #3 Thanks for your comment Debasish. Glad you enjoyed the read!
    Alexandra Galviz
    25/11/2016 #8 Alexandra Galviz
    #1 Thank you for your kind words Pamela. As long as people keep reading, I'll keep writing! Totally agree, we are one.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    24/11/2016 #7 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Great read for Thanksgiving!
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    24/11/2016 #6 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Alexandra, this is one of the best articles I have read in a long time. Short, factual, provoking, inspiring... And oh so sweet!

    THANKS for paying it forward by writing this. Especially, this time of year!

    I especially loved your quotes! I will refer to this post often!
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    23/11/2016 #5 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Wonderful leadership @Alexandra Galviz. Thank you!!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    23/11/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Thanks for the insightful post.

    Indeed, it's amazing to have a sense of helping others because it means how humane you are.
    debasish majumder
    23/11/2016 #3 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @Alexandra Galviz! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.
    Pamela L. Williams
    23/11/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    A wonderful and thoughtful post Alexandra! Please share more of your experiences as they are very inspiring. We are one humanity and we tend to forget that.
  17. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    Relationships and Empathy
    Relationships and EmpathyThere have been a lot of articles, buzzes and/or blogs written about Empaths and empathy.  I read many articles, then shake my head while thinking, "you might be making some valid points but do you honestly live the life of an empath or are you able...


    Lisa Gallagher
    24/11/2016 #81 Lisa Gallagher
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley thank you for the share! I know I'm missing others who shared and I apologize!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/11/2016 #80 Lisa Gallagher
    #79 I need to find a new keyboard for that phone @Deb Helfrich, so yes... I will go with 'the pirate stole my phone," matey! ;-)
    Deb Helfrich
    23/11/2016 #79 Deb Helfrich
    #76 Did a pirate steal your phone, Lisa? Are you doing battle with a snow-plow driver and losing your cool?
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #78 Lisa Gallagher
    #77 Thanks @Leckey Harrison. Just laugh at my typing. I cant even type typo without a typo lol! My comment below. It sounds like I called myself a queen haha!
    Leckey Harrison
    23/11/2016 #77 Leckey Harrison
    #74 Thank you, @Lisa Gallagher, that's very kind of you. I respect you, your experience, and your perspective as well.
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #76 Lisa Gallagher
    #73 arrgh matey, I am the type of Queen on my phone's keyboard LOL
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #75 Lisa Gallagher
    #73 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, you do work hard! I bet (judt knowing whast I do about you that you're always putting others first and forgetting to put yourself first sometimes. I'm happy that you're relaxing now. I actually got a tear in my eye when I read your comment. Have a great holiday with your wife and family if for some reason I don't talk to you before then!
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #74 Lisa Gallagher
    #72 Well ssid @Leckey Harrison, I eill have to remember that phrase. Your a good man! Much respect to you!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    23/11/2016 #73 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Thanks, Lisa, I needed that. I've been so hung up lately trying to get stuff done before the Holidays that I seem to have forgotten why those Holidays exist in the first place.

    So, again, thank you. . . I'm shutting my computer now and going to sit with my wife. Time enough for work tomorrow.
    Leckey Harrison
    23/11/2016 #72 Leckey Harrison
    #47 I sometimes say, healed people heal people. Or, "sane healthy people don't hurt people."
    Leckey Harrison
    23/11/2016 #71 Leckey Harrison
    #46 Tis indeed. I have witnessed it. It isn't a microwave experience, but real one.
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #70 Lisa Gallagher
    #69 I thought that was important to point out because people who are highly sensitive are viewed as weak, that is not true (at least in many cases). Some of the strongest people I know are extremely sensitive but they don't wear it on their sleeve ;-) Thanks @Melinda Brain, appreciate your comment!!
    Melinda Brain
    22/11/2016 #69 Melinda Brain
    @Lisa Gallagher lovely post! I like your statement that empaths are highly sensitive and this really rings true to me
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #68 Lisa Gallagher
    #65 Hi @Ebenezar John Paul, I'm so glad you and your friend are able to share those unspoken words! Many times it is the unspoken that speaks to the heart more than words alone, thanks for sharing!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #67 Lisa Gallagher
    #63 Hi @Elizabeth Bailey, I think even people who feel deep empathy for others can burn out so it can be a work in progress! Thanks for reading.
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #66 Lisa Gallagher
    #62 "People are drawn together based on common ground and not an emotional obligation to do so." Isn't that the truth @Sou Abbas?!! Great way of putting it and couldn't agree more, thanks!
    Ebenezar John Paul
    22/11/2016 #65 Ebenezar John Paul
    I can relate to the Unspoken understanding of each other" with a best my friend of mine. Very true and it gives a sense of content and happiness knowing that we share more than what can be put into words!!
    Great article @Lisa Gallagher View more
    I can relate to the Unspoken understanding of each other" with a best my friend of mine. Very true and it gives a sense of content and happiness knowing that we share more than what can be put into words!!
    Great article @Lisa Gallagher :) Close
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #63 Elizabeth Bailey
    Food for thought indeed. Empathy is a quality I am always working on esp to others who don't show it or whose difficulties I don't know.
    Sou Abbas
    22/11/2016 #62 Sou Abbas
    I like how you think Lisa. It is important to allow yourself to feel what you feel and express it as it is for you. People are drawn together based on common ground and not on emotional obligation to do so. With an open heart and mind to explore further what that common ground is whether spoken or unspoken. Thank you.
    Ken Boddie
    22/11/2016 #61 Ken Boddie
    #59 Well said, Fatima! You go girl! 😊
  18. Rick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico

    Rick Delmonico
    Complete Works.pdf


    Joris Plaatstaal
    21/11/2016 #4 Joris Plaatstaal
    Ah, your first article is 10 pages.

    Without thinking to much about the words, but more feeling the implication of those words. ( I seem to operate that way). We seem to agree to this idea that life, as in mankind f.i, can not be any different from whatever force that created our universe. Despite the seemingly endless possibilities. Consciousness being the converging force of nature? Stronger than the diverging force of entropy?

    Making gravity, black matter and black energy an illusion?

    Or do I want to see that in your first article?

    Could be, but I love your post.

    P.S. I evenly like the thoughts of Erik Verlinde. He also sees the universe as a vessel of information. He sees gravity as a force resisting to any change of information. Come to think of it, it seems similar to the converging force of consciousness.......

    Did not expect ideas like this emerge on social media.......
    Camille Mari
    21/11/2016 #3 Camille Mari
    Hello Rick! Make sure to protect your work, just in case, it's a lot. Good job !
    Rick Delmonico
    19/11/2016 #2 Rick Delmonico
    #1 It took me a few years to write.
    The poems range from the 70's through 2015.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    19/11/2016 #1 Joris Plaatstaal
    It will take some time to read this. At least we share the same interest.
    I read your first and last page (193).....I have to read the rest. But 193 pages, Why not in quantum's of say 10 pages? You must have your reasons. Your first and last page made me curious.
    I ask myself, are you similar to me? In mind at least, but I could never write 193 pages.

    We will talk, I am sure.
  19. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    I Love You- What Does it Mean?
    I Love You- What Does it Mean?It amazes me how we use words very frequently without knowing exactly what they mean. Just ask for the definition of leadership and strategy and you shall be puzzled by the variations in definitions. I experienced this. I asked for the opposite...


    Ali Anani
    03/12/2016 #164 Ali Anani
    #162 Thank you @Sonia Quiles Espinosa. I appreciate your comment.
    Ali Anani
    03/12/2016 #163 Ali Anani
    @You make me think- fear is the repellent of love. Thank you @Ben Pinto
    Sonia Quiles Espinosa
    03/12/2016 #162 Sonia Quiles Espinosa
    Great Post @Ali Anani, Congratulations!! :)
    Ben Pinto
    23/11/2016 #161 Ben Pinto
    A long time ago I read that FEAR is the opposite of LOVE. This was in Richard (Dick) Sutphen's Master of Life Manual. This is not apparent on the surface, but makes sense in many more ways than the other answers one typically hears.
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #160 Ali Anani
    @Pamela L. Williams- you always amaze me with your depth. You really expressed what love is in a great way. You said when you remember Cat Stevens the memory brings you a smile. Well, you brought me many smiles.
    Yes, love is energy- it doesn't die. It may transform to other energies, but it stays. So this comment of yours- it shall stay..
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/11/2016 #159 Pamela L. Williams
    I sometimes contemplate this question. In my very humble opinion, love encompasses so much; loyalty, an energy connection that goes beyond the superficial, a bond that does not recognize sacrifice as such. To say "I Love" is a commitment to truth, honor, and respect. Love encompasses so much more than the simple human mind can fathom. I recently wrote "Love Him" on a buzz about Cat Stevens, the artist, and even as I wrote it I did question whether I use that word too loosely but then I thought of what the music of this artist meant to me; times of youth, a time more simple, a time of contentment. Yes, I Love the artist Cat Stevens, because just remembering him brought a smile. Yes, love encompasses so much more than the superficial we see in the soap operas of movies and TV shows.
    As for it's opposite; I view love as an energy and as @Andrew Goldman spoke of in one of his live buzzes; energy does not dissipate, it can change, transform, but it does not decrease. The energy of love that transforms become bitter, angry, vengeful. Like those elements that degrade to toxins, love can become a poison to the heart of humanity. We have witnessed this in this toxic US election year, and now it permeates the psyches of the entire country.
    Ali Anani
    25/10/2016 #157 Ali Anani
    #156 @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015- you make me say "tell me how frequently you visit trees and I may tell you what a writer you are". If you accept this, then you know why you stand high like tall trees with your writings.
    Ali Anani
    25/10/2016 #155 Ali Anani
    #154 It's hard to pick out the voice of nature within the screaming of life around us. You quiet those voices and make the world a better place- great dear @Harvey Lloyd and soon I shall respond in a buzz with dedication for whom? Who else, but you
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/10/2016 #154 Harvey Lloyd
    #153 To know someones heart and respond with action (love) implies the symbiotic relationship has to exist. This is the portion i can see. The experience of that love is unique and individual to the person receiving or giving. I cant see that in its true meaning. I see this by observing body language, tone of voice and responses.

    You challenge me @Ali Anani we are humans within a state of nature. Nature shares its wisdom, and you make me listen. Its hard to pick out the voice of nature within the screaming of life around us. You quiet those voices and make the world a better place.
    Ali Anani
    22/10/2016 #153 Ali Anani
    @Harvey Lloyd- you never fail to surprise me and provoke me at the same time. Love has no opposite- either it exists or does not. I wrote once on the fractal love a mini forest (family love) and scale this up. But, the idea that love shows in different, but integrated processes like those we see in a forest. Is it self-love that make a tree share its root with fungi. This can't be genuine love , but symbiotic relationships are the true indicators of what love is or the way it exists.
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/10/2016 #152 Harvey Lloyd
    @Ali Anani after reading your post again i would answer your question, what is the opposite of love, with the same complexity you found in the answers you received. What is the opposite of a rock? There is no opposite. Love like the rock merely exists or does not. Trees like love show us a symbiotic relationship between the seed, the earth and the atmosphere. If we walk to a place where no trees are, we cant see this "love" as show by complex relationships between natural, but different processes. Love, the noun, as we have forced it into, is undefinable in a public setting. Only you can answer the questions of love for yourself. Having navigated the forest of my wife's existence, love means something very unique for me. When she comforts a grandchild or sees my heart and comforts me in her special way i feel we are in a personal forest that only we share. How do you explain the opposite with out demonstrating that the personal shared forest just doesn't exist?
    Ali Anani
    22/10/2016 #151 Ali Anani
    I walk in your forest knowing well I shall get great experiences @Harvey Lloyd. LOve looking from outside to inside might look different than love viewed from inside to outside. This is a brilliant observation and coupled with your writing "A critical juncture comes with our love journey when the practical attributes start to wane and love wants us to find a deeper meaning. This phase of love has attributes of wisdom, shared journeys and a collection of experiences that rekindle our youthful drive towards loftier relationships". Love is a verb and within this frame I say love has rekindled my desire to go deeper and apprehend more this super comment
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/10/2016 #150 Harvey Lloyd
    @Ali Anani Love is complex when we look from the outside in. The complexity expands within conscious and subconscious when viewed from the inside out. My current understanding of love is that it is a verb. Meaning that love is an adverb that describes something we have done, participated in or acted on someone else. This is the complicated part....If i have "Acted" from love did the person the act was bestowed upon receive it that way? If not then was it truly love or just an act of blind kindness?

    Like leadership Love has attributes, not absolutes. I enjoyed your graphic it shows the complexity of love. In our youth loves attributes seem to surround hormones and motivations to pro create. Once we find a mate love seems to take on its practical attributes of building homes, families and the future. A critical juncture comes with our love journey when the practical attributes start to wane and love wants us to find a deeper meaning. This phase of love has attributes of wisdom, shared journeys and a collection of experiences that rekindle our youthful drive towards loftier relationships.

    Love is a individual experience and a word with similar attributes shared in the definition of forest. We use the word love to explain and cover the deepest thoughts of our mental forest. When we seek to uncover this forest within the individual human we find they don't want or cant explain the attributes of this forest. Love grows through silent observance and reflection. The forest is revealed through acts of love and the observance of how the act swept through the forest. Over time we find the various paths of another through this observance. We don't speak of the forest, we just walk with the other in a shared experience.
    Ali Anani
    22/10/2016 #149 Ali Anani
    #148 Love and regret - a nice topic that popped up because of your story @Vincent Andrew
    Vincent Andrew
    20/10/2016 #148 Vincent Andrew
    A father looks at his son who appears to be in mental anguish. The father sits and listens to his son. He offers no advice but a listening ear. The story comes out. The pain is lifted. It's ok son. I am here with you. I am sorry that I was not there with you when you suffered. I am sorry that I did not notice your pain before. Here I am. I promise I'll do better. This is one example of love from a father to a son.
    Ali Anani
    12/10/2016 #145 Ali Anani
    #144 Yes, you are right @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. They may show love to animals, to a country or whatever. DEprivation of love is deprivation of life.
    Ali Anani
    08/08/2016 #143 Ali Anani
    #142 Yes, the comments on this buzz enriched it and added meat to the bones dear @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    08/08/2016 #142 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    wow! great post! the coments also brought me inspiration and good vibes. thanks for sharing so nice stuff @ali anani. All we need is love!
    Deb Lange
    24/07/2016 #141 Deb Lange
    It is wonderful to see a post on love in bebee. I wonder how little and how differently we engage with life when we are not in love with life itself, ourselves, others and nature. When in love our actions are more in the range of kindness, empathy, fun and joy. When in love and fear, compliance, tension arises, I can notice the difference and make adjustments that return a state of love and contentment to myself and a situation. However, if I have experienced a limited range of what is love in life, I may live in a state that is more akin to fear and control. Fear and control may manifest as control over self and others leading to more conflict and control. There is certainly much confusion about what is love and what is not in this world. I love my sons, I love my parents, I love my ex- husband, I love my friend, I love my work, I love Your work and your kindness @Ali Anani
    Deb Helfrich
    08/07/2016 #140 Deb Helfrich
    #136 And you, in turn, made my evening, @Melissa Hefferman. I love you for radiating love and understanding. I urge you to imagine the positive impact you just released into the world.
  20. Irene Hackett

    Irene Hackett

    Matisyahu - One Day - Spinner (HD)
    Matisyahu - One Day - Spinner (HD)


    Aitor Vacas Carrillo
    19/11/2016 #3 Aitor Vacas Carrillo
    it´s my pleasure @Irene Hackett
    Irene Hackett
    19/11/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Yes! I am happy you enjoyed it @Aitor Vacas Carrillo 😃
    Aitor Vacas Carrillo
    19/11/2016 #1 Aitor Vacas Carrillo
    Great song...
  21. Chas Wyatt

    Chas Wyatt

    A Prayer from Pir Zia Inayat Khan~
    "The election is over, and life goes on.
    We will keep bearing witness to the One Being.
    We will keep honoring the legacies of the prophets and prophetesses of all lands.
    We will keep revering the sacredness of the Earth.
    We will keep following the way of remembrance which all religions share.
    We will keep pursuing justice for all people.
    We will keep recognizing people of all races and persuasions as our sisters and brothers.
    We will keep extending our hearts’ goodwill toward everyone, excluding no one.
    We will keep witnessing the beauty that is all around us and within us.
    We will keep learning the truth of our being.
    We will keep working to draw back the curtains of egoism from our eyes.
    Life goes on, and we will keep going."~ Pir Zia Inayat Khan.
    Chas Wyatt


    Irene Hackett
    19/11/2016 #5 Anonymous
    I am glad I checked out your hive @Chas Wyatt, to have found this wonderful jewel.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    18/11/2016 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That is a Sufi prayer in essence. Ameen. Amen.
    Aurorasa Sima
    18/11/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    I can´t like your comment. Consider it liked.
    Chas Wyatt
    18/11/2016 #2 Chas Wyatt
    #1 I tried to tag many of my connections on this including you, but, it wasn't working for some reason. I gave up after three tries. I am glad you read it.
    Aurorasa Sima
    17/11/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Oh, well. I just read an article in a German magazine. About a Mexican business man from Texas.

    Life goes on ... .for the non-latinos of us.
  22. ProducerTony Brandstetter
    WHY DO WE NEED ART?Why The World Needs Art There is an easy way of thinking about art and its importance on the world. Like the ghosts of Charles Dickens' novel, "A Christmas Carol", they can be bundled up neatly for this article by placing them into three...


    Irene Hackett
    18/11/2016 #12 Anonymous
    Shared on Twitter too 😄
    Irene Hackett
    18/11/2016 #11 Anonymous
    So glad you wrote this buzz. I am a fan of your buzzes @Tony Brandstetter & admire your artistic talent - thus, I am thrilled you now write about Art and share your insight with us. Yes, we humans need Art! I agree whole heartedly that Art cannot be explained or named. But it is something inside all of us, something that may separate us from other life forms. The insight I find especially true and why I believe Art must be included in all educational curriculum, is in your words: When information is not available, the logical mind reaches an impasse. A mind aided by art and imagination will think beyond what is visible and thus creates the ability for the logical mind to progress". Our past, present and future are understood in different ways, through Art. A very well written and meaningful buzz 💕
    Don Kerr
    18/11/2016 #10 Don Kerr
    #9 👍👍👍
    Chas Wyatt
    18/11/2016 #9 Chas Wyatt
    "Creativity is a way of life and is not the exclusive domain of artists, writers, and scientists. It is the birthright of every human being.
    If we aspire to understand our most distinctively human capacity, the ability to create, we must first acknowledge that there are no universal formulas, certainly no quantifiable methods, and very few reliable road maps to assist us in our quest for authentic expression. The creative process draws on many different energies of the individual. It calls forth our deepest impulses, the full range of our life experiences, our most profound hopes and aspirations, and our most penetrating and insightful observations on society and ourselves, and awakens our search for something more in life than what is offered by the culture in which we live."~ David Ulrich, "The Widening Stream, the Seven Stages of Creativity".
    Henri Galvão
    17/11/2016 #8 Henri Galvão
    I love how you balance the apparent paradox of having a curious mind and, at the same time, having a deep respect for life's mysteries. This certainly helps us to understand the importance of art as a way to expand our consciousness. As you said: "A mind aided by art and imagination will think beyond what is visible and thus creates the ability for the logical mind to progress"
    Aurorasa Sima
    17/11/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    I love your written words and reading your thoughts about art and it´s purpose. Art and the artist´s reasons to produce it are individual.

    I heard this cynical definition a while back.

    "What is it about art that we give it so much importance anyway. Artists are respected by the poor because what they do is an honest way to get out of the slum using one's sheer self as the medium. The money earned is proof pure and simple of the value of that individual... The Artist.
    The picture a mother's son does in jail hangs on her wall as proof that beauty is possible even in the most wretched. And this is a much different idea than the fancier notion that art is a scam and a ripoff. But you could never explain to someone who uses God's gift to enslave that you have used God's gift to be free."
    (BASQUIAT - 1994)
    Deb Helfrich
    17/11/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    "Of course we should know from the past and present that the impossible has always been and will always be possible."

    Nothing more needs be said, @Tony Brandstetter, as imagination, the thinking process behind Art is what erases that pesky prefix -im- as possibilities are created.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    17/11/2016 #4 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Art enables us to find Ourselves & Lose ourselves at the same time!
    Julie Brandstetter
    17/11/2016 #3 Julie Brandstetter
    As we ponder the mystery of why we need art, we are blessed to have visionaries like you to show us what true art is...
    mohammed khalaf
    15/11/2016 #2 mohammed khalaf
    I think the art same a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/11/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
    ― Leonardo da Vinci

    Your statement " A world without art is a world where progress has stopped." is so true. Thank you for the nice buzz, Tony.
  23. Irene Hackett

    Irene Hackett

    An inspiring tech start-up helping to eliminate food waste
    NationSwell 2016 AllStars - Raj Karmani, Zero Percent
    NationSwell 2016 AllStars - Raj Karmani, Zero Percent Raj Karmani is the Founder of Zero Percent, a Chicago-based public benefit corporation that works to reduce food waste. Its platform partners with...
  24. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    Lines in the Sand
    Lines in the Sand“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner I saw this photo and for...


    Joel Anderson
    17/11/2016 #18 Joel Anderson
    #17 @Sara Jacobovici Indeed. Thank you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 #15 @Joel Anderson and @Deb Helfrich, your returning to DANCE reminds me of the fact that where there is life, there is movement.
    Joel Anderson
    16/11/2016 #16 Joel Anderson
    #15 Thank you @Deb Helfrich Not that I am fixated on the topic of lines but your comment reminded me of a moment in time when my daughter and I were having a conversation about early childhood development. The discussion reminded me of a poignant experience in my life. Every once in awhile, my schedule would allow me to engage with my kids in their classrooms. On one occasion, I found myself sitting down with one of my daughters and a group of youngsters in a small classroom filled with a lot of these little future contributors. It was coloring time. One of the kids was getting frustrated and would color, stop, color, stop, look exasperated. I came over to see what the issue was and why the tears were welling up during an activity that was just supposed to be fun. I looked at this youngster, and then at the very clearly defined lines of a picture that were supposed to be colored within. In this particular case, the lines and marks of the crayons were all over the place. I just looked at the picture and this young child and said, "this is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen." In an instant, the tears subsided, a smile arrived and the coloring went on with a renewed passion and sense of purpose. And it didn't hurt that I was handed a crayon to help color my own lines. My initial inclination was to color within the lines but was told with emphasis--"Its Ok to color outside of the lines." It is all about perspective. :)
    Deb Helfrich
    16/11/2016 #15 Deb Helfrich
    #14 This is perhaps one of the best responses I have ever gotten, @Joel Anderson. And I have pondered a little more about leaving footprints and lines in the sand. Because it is important to take the difficult stands and draw the crucial lines.

    I think that it is not the marks themselves that matter, it is the ability to make them again and again and again when life gives us the moments that matter. And to be willing to make the marks so often - DANCE! - that we become known as people who will make the footprints and lines.
    Joel Anderson
    16/11/2016 #14 Joel Anderson
    @Deb Helfrich I have thought a lot about your comment and have gone back to the picture multiple times since I posted this piece. As I thought about the messiness of it all, I was reminded of a quote attributed to Alan Watts "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." Which then led me to think about a few lines from Lee Ann Womack's "I hope you Dance" "And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, Never settle for the path of least resistance, Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin'." You and the others like you are the ones who inspire me to just want to dance despite the fuzzy lines and messiness of it all.
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #13 Joel Anderson
    #1 Thank you @Savvy Raj Keep making a difference.
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #12 Joel Anderson
    #7 Thanks @CityVP Manjit
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #11 Joel Anderson
    #8 Thanks @Deb Helfrich and thanks for the link to Andres Amador--very nice. Don't stop making those lines.
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #10 Joel Anderson
    #9 Thanks @Pascal Derrien 🐝 All the best to you.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    15/11/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    Was thinking about lines and ... borders this morning when I bumped on your article. An encouraging comment and invitation on your last sentence :-)
    Deb Helfrich
    15/11/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich
    I have been mesmerized for hours over that photo, @Joel Anderson. I can't remember if you have been around when the playa paintings of Andres Amador have been shared - I simply never tire of his work: http://www.andresamadorarts.com/

    I have always celebrated that my own lines are swirling and complicated and situational - I refuse to trace from anyone else's lines. And to offer a slightly different perspective, if I am not attached to my lines, if I can be at peace with the thought that they can disappear with the wind or the tide, then I am available to shift into what is occurring rather than relying on the belief of lines that may have evaporated with a changing world.

    We are aligned in the necessity of making lines as part of fixing what is broken and moving the world forward into a more sustainable future for the planet and all its ecosystems.
    CityVP Manjit
    14/11/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit
    What a beautiful picture. Privacy is one of the lines I like and another is mental and emotional bandwidth. As Clint Eastwood said in a far different contest "a man's gotta know his limitations". Once I have established a firm foundation which is akin to what is said in Matthew 7:24 - "to build your house on rock and not sand" - then the world opens up to me as a change agent.

    I don't make it a raison detre to change the world, nor want to change a single thing about Joel Anderson or any other person. The transformations that incur in me, occur because of sound values, learning from my mistakes, appreciating my strengths, valuing the love that is around me, count the blessings of a wonderful life and have the humility to learn and develop.

    As each one of us become a light, we add one more unit of brightness into the world. Then I can deal with the lines that imprison us, the lines that do not make sense yet continue to persist and as I engage all these kind of lines, get back to the picture of the lines in the sand and acknowledge the wonder of it all. What a precious thing life is and even more precious when it is priceless.
    Joel Anderson
    14/11/2016 #6 Joel Anderson
    #5 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joel Anderson writes: "I want to leave footprints and lines in the sand that will make a difference and help make the world a better place. I hope that you do too."
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joel Anderson, this buzz proves that you're walking the talk; you're leaving footprints. The beautiful image you offer is non-linear reflecting, from my perspective, that our movement in time is non-linear. Seems that everything related to time occurs more in patterns like those in the sand. The word "before" has a double meaning; either of something that came from the past or is placed ahead of us. More like moving around in circles ;-)
    Joel Anderson
    14/11/2016 #3 Joel Anderson
    #2 thanks Harvey. In some respects it reflects a conscientious decision to either stay at no, or do something different and get to Yes.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    The symmetrical lines are captivating. Seeing the chart and the timeline certainly does give one pause to consider are current status and how it may impact our future. The quote is appropriate and would add that the definitions of honesty and truth have been blurred. I believe that your growth chart demonstrates why.

    Technology has globalized our reach and we can share experiences and find confidence on our personal truth/honesty that comes with no performance requirements. Before technology your truth was tested and formed within a community's survival, everyday.
    Savvy Raj
    14/11/2016 #1 Savvy Raj
    Yes indeed Joel Savage . Great message in these lovely lines! The choice we make is, was and always will be in our hands . The need of the hour is to choose wisely.
  25. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Adaptations to Emotional Flooding
    Adaptations to Emotional FloodingI am not discussing the flooding of markets with products. I am not discussing the flooding of information. I am interested in this buzz to talk about emotional flooding and its consequences. I am tempted to write this buzz having read the buzz...


    Ali Anani
    17/11/2016 #75 Ali Anani
    I responded to the great comments on this buzz in a buzz titled "The Positive Side of Negative Emotions"


    I am deeply grateful to all commenters who inspired the idea of this new buzz
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #74 Ali Anani
    #72 @Deb Helfrich- your dog example is more than apt. @Max Carter wrote a buzz as inspired by this buzz and his buzz too has drawn some great comments. I plan to write my next buzz to elaborate more on some of the points you highlight in your comment. Negative shouldn't mean bad. Without negative pressures water shall not move more than 30 meters from the roots of a tree to its top. A battery shall not function without the positive and negative anodes together. But we can't deny that there stressing emotions that if we allow to escalate and flood us they shall cause severe health problems. I again emphasize that it is our attitude that counts.
    I strongly agree with you on this issue " So we are quite likely to have emotional responses parallel to the adults that raised us, but the underlying situations may be vastly different".
    Max Carter
    16/11/2016 #73 Max Carter
    #72 There is no model is the problem and people are searching for a model or technical guide to tell them what's right and what's wrong and too many over history and currently are far too willing to sell them one keeping them crutched and never searching within.

    One knows why one feels the way one does, it's when we tell people not to feel this way about this or that and then we pass project self-judgment onto others insisting they reflect our projected self image as their own and condemn them the fate we chose for ourselves.
    Deb Helfrich
    16/11/2016 #72 Deb Helfrich
    There are some really important points of @Max Carter's that I want to highlight. To start. I have another, less emotional, and more observable parallel to the damage we do in assigning the concept of positive and negative - judgement - to emotions. My dog smells everything for information; she doesn't label one smell bad and one smell good, she drinks in all the scent particles. Sometimes lingering, sometimes rolling in them, but mostly just letting them waft by. The human need for judgement causes problems in all kinds of ways, but with the inevitability of emotions, we have an especially damaging problem.

    Furthermore, he mentioned that we learned how to feel emotions by mimicking the adults around us. Big, big, big observation. It is how we learned language, too. Rules (grammar) and judgements come much later on, as our brains only develop that analytical aspect much later. So we are quite likely to have emotional responses parallel to the adults that raised us, but the underlying situations may be vastly different.

    Both points bring us back to learning to adapt to our actual current conditions, perhaps using biomimicry as a great model, so that we stay in the flow of life, and its seasons and chaotic events, rather than letting emotions hijack our higher analytical intelligence. Hard stuff, but it comes back to awareness again and again and again.

    @Ali Anani's metaphor of flooding is apt. We can grow into the ability to manage our emotions as a river that never threatens the banks of our peace of mind.
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #71 Ali Anani
    #70 I am very thankful to you @Joel Anderson
    Joel Anderson
    16/11/2016 #70 Joel Anderson
    Thank you @Ali Anani for some great insights.
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #69 Ali Anani
    #68 I am so glad that you are enjoying the comments on this buzz dear @Deb Helfrich for I too find them an integral part of the buzz. You appreciation is beyond description and I am about to flood with joy
    Deb Helfrich
    16/11/2016 #68 Deb Helfrich
    This is a masterpiece of community interaction, @Ali Anani, all initiated by your wisdom. I am surfing the comments with such thrill. There are actionable lessons for everyone in regard to Emotional Flooding contained throughout the conversation.
    Max Carter
    16/11/2016 #67 Max Carter
    #65 Is it poosible to be too grateful as I thank you again for your kindness.
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #66 Ali Anani
    Part 2
    A negative is a loss and the only loss that we truly experience is the loss of growth and learning when we ignore our emotions or other people because we use words such as Negative to describe the emotion and therefore the person.
    During a recent visit to my dentist, he said that the new "artificial teeth" shall stick in my mouth by negative pressure. Here negative is doing a great job and very positively. I think the distortion comes from our attitudes to view negative as bad. Joy is great and positive; however excessive joy is harmful and becomes harmful. It is our attitudes that we may think we may have joy without having pain or that joy is always a good thing regardless of its quality and quantity. Sometimes we need to say the positive pole and negative pole of a battery. The positive pole alone or the negative pole alone shall not make the battery work. It is the presence of both that we may have a working battery. You ignited the battery of my mind, Max.
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #65 Ali Anani
    Part 1
    I urge readers of this buzz to read the buzz of @Max Carter (the link is given in my previous comment). I commented on this great buzz by writing:
    This is an amazing buzz @Max Carter- You make me think and rethink. I am honored that my buzz and the discussions inspired you with writing such a profound buzz. In fact, you too inspire me to write a buzz on same, but using a different approach. I shall do soon.
    I read this buzz twice before responding and the following segments from your buzz caught my attention:
    Psychologically speaking by saying some emotions are negative we will do anything we can to avoid them or someone experiencing them
    Max Carter
    16/11/2016 #64 Max Carter
    #63 Thank you kindly @Ali Anani
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #63 Ali Anani
    @Max Carter responded to this buzz in a beautifully and mind-capturing buzz. The link is:
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #62 Ali Anani
    #61 Great and I tag @Deb Lange to your buzz @Max Carter
    Max Carter
    16/11/2016 #61 Max Carter
    #58 Well put. In fact this convo inspired me to write a piece on the topic just now. I tagged you.
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #60 Ali Anani
    #56 @Deb Lange- as I mentioned in one of my responses to @Max Carter trees know fear, but accept it. They store certain nutrients for winter times. They change the direction of their leaves so as not to get exposed to intense sunlight. Trees may use alternative roots to find oxygen instead of the deleted oxygen in the water-depleted oxygen. That accept fear and adapt to it. Adaptation isn't controlling; it is mobility to move to finding solutions. Honestly, I fail to see big differences in our thinking.
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #59 Ali Anani
    #54 Negative is made more negative by our attitudes. Negative emotions and positive ones co-exist, but in what proportions depends on us. I feel too I am in the rabbit hole, but I am not afraid to learn and find my way out. Thank you @Max Carter View more
    #54 Negative is made more negative by our attitudes. Negative emotions and positive ones co-exist, but in what proportions depends on us. I feel too I am in the rabbit hole, but I am not afraid to learn and find my way out. Thank you @Max Carter for this discussion has added lots of questions for me to ponder upon. Close
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #58 Ali Anani
    #53 I am not less than you enjoying those convos @Max Carter. In fact not only enjoying, but also learning. Attitudes have a role and intentions too do. Therefore I enjoyed greatly this segment of your comment "They allowed the possible reward cloud their judgment by allowing fear to guide them. Afraid if they don;t make it big they will have no love in their life". Yes, they allowed fear to guide them and this is the point how not to let such fear to take its grip on us. Trees store carbohydrates for fear of not having enough supplies of it during winter. Trees accept fear and know how to deal with it. We too need to do the same.
    Ali Anani
    16/11/2016 #57 Ali Anani
    #51 @Ian Weinberg- thank you for the link. Will read today
    Deb Lange
    16/11/2016 #56 Deb Lange
    #49 The person you mention, may not have realised that there was something fishy. That person may feel shame. I would advise for them to give themselves much self-love to heal the shame. Shame needs acceptance that we were not wrong in this situation. If I hide, which is what shame wants to do, I will be perpetuating the energy of shame, as if I was wrong. As @Max carter says, we get tangled up when we cast negative and positive judgements on our lives, rather than saying that just is. I don't think trees judge that is bad, that is good. they weather the storms, the sunny days, and they may "know" the sunny days, allow their growth, the windy days sow seeds, or help them drop their leaves. Nothing to judge, a windy day just is a windy day. being sad because my Mother passed on, is not bad or good, it is a human expression of loss of a loved one. I think Ali, we may have a slight misinterpretation of what we both mean by control. Best wishes to you.
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