- 25/10/20167-year-old 'Guerilla Gardener' plants a tree on Oxford Street in London and leaves a note~
- 24/10/2016@Sara Jacobovici, @Ali Anani, @Claire Cardwell,
- 15/10/2016Enya "The Memory Of The Trees" Una canción muy relajante y un video con...
- Producer15/10/2016Humans, Nature and Creativity*Image credit: Colourbox “Trees, for example, carry the memory of rainfall. In their rings we read ancient weather—storms, sunlight, and temperatures, the growing seasons of centuries. A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even...
Comments16/10/2016 #9 Deb LangeDear @Sara Jacobovici thank-you for sharing a wonderful quote from Anne Michaels, " ....A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.” And we collectively have shared history, a shared present and a shared future. Places like beBee are helping us share those memories and collective create our future.16/10/2016 #8 Deb Lange#2 @Ali Anani I am so happy you share both the scientific research that nature is a part of humans, therefore, are humans a part of nature, as well as the rich metaphors and images that you share that evoke new insights and sense-sights. (my new word - a sense sight when we sense and experience something, as distinct from thinking about something intellectually. I am playing with it at the moment to sense what happens!!16/10/2016 #7 Deb Lange#4 Dear @Sara Jacobovici - you mention our capacity to be self-reflective, such a critical skill to learn or re-learn if we have become to busy in doing, and not pausing in the moment to reflect, not just on what we just did, but what we have been experiencing in our selves and within our relationships with people and nature.16/10/2016 #6 Deb Lange#1 What a profound and beautiful quote @Chas Wyatt. "Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fibre thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves." and so are we, when is all of nature, that includes us, when we lean in and listen to both self and other.16/10/2016 #5 Deb LangeI imagine as we shift the conversation to seeing and experiencing humans as an inter-connected part of nature, not above nature, that we will surprise ourselves with what new insights and sense-sights we discover. Love this to be a place where we share not only what we have discovered, but our questions, what we don't know, the tensions we are in the middle of, and allow the new growth to unfold, like new buds opening up in spring.15/10/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici#2 Looking forward to reading your next work @Ali Anani. You write, "When we study nature in fact we study us." This reminds me that we have the great capacity to be self-reflective, to ask why and to use these to learn about ourselves. How one dimensional would be the outcome of the learning be if we didn't study nature when we are learning about ourselves. Thank you for this important reminder Dr. Ali.15/10/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici#1 Great quote @Chas Wyatt. This part went straight to my heart, "But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fibre thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves." Thanks again Chas.15/10/2016 #2 Ali AnaniTelepathy again dear @Sara Jacobovici. Right now I am writing on if trees have feelings, senses and even memory like us then wi they have thoughts like humans> Would negative thinking affect trees as we humans do? Surprisingly yes. When we study nature in fact we study us. The new research findings are consistent with this claim. Trees and nature are part of us. Proudly sharing this buzz15/10/2016 #1 Chas Wyatt"Clouds at noon occupying about half the sky gave half an hour of heavy rain to wash one of the cleanest landscapes in the world. How well it is washed!... How fresh the woods are and calm after the last films of clouds have been wiped from the sky! A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fibre thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God’s first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself." ~John Muir, 1869 July 24th.
- 15/10/2016Any one who has planted 350 date trees deserves a warm beBee welcome! Please say hi to Aviram Morris.Aviram Morriswww.bebee.com My name is Aviram Morris, I grew up on Kibbutz Ketura in the southern Arava.. Today i live on Moshav Paran in southern Israel with my wife Liron...
- 12/10/2016People have written much about trees (Joyce Kilmer, @Ali Anani...)
For me, trees anchor me to nature, to a world that is bigger than I.
This is my favourite tree in the town where I live. If you look close, you can see the picnic table under its mighty canopy.
This is my latest photo posted to my Flickr photostream. ( www.flickr.com/photos/kwpashuk )
- Producer13/10/2016Rooted in TimeImage credit: Captain KimoRoots below, branches above; connected, making contact. The trunk acts as the bridge between the two, while its rings measure time.@Ali Anani has been asking, encouraging and teaching us to look at patterns in nature...
Comments15/10/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici#5 Thank you @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht. for your generous and kind words, your reminders of the Park and Sequoia trees and for your line, "...the universe is a vast tapestry meshed by myriad threads of interconnected consciousness, spun in subliminal links of harmony."15/10/2016 #5 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.Beautiful Sara. I love your Ode - and the awareness it conjures. This is a poetic and poignant reminder of how the universe is a vast tapestry meshed by myriad threads of interconnected consciousness, spun in subliminal links of harmony. I am reminded of King's Canyon National Park and the palpable, powerful sentience of the great Sequoia trees. Thanks so much for this! It's really lovely.15/10/2016 #4 debasish majumdermirror gives a virtual reflection to our eyes. it is our brain which can distinguish the reality. quality and quantity relationship is being envisaged by us, as we know the tree we observing is also in a process of continuous changing and the former state of it will never be appeared, as the time we spent in association with the tree will never be the same soothing moment which once being enjoyed never be appeared in same tune. however, lovely insightful post. enjoyed read. thank you very much Sara Jacobovici for sharing such lovely post.15/10/2016 #3 Chas Wyatt"It has been said that trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. But they never seem so to me. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!" ~John Muir, July 1890.13/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniDear @Sara Jacobovici- I surely will start working on a buzz and title it The Sara and I. You stand out as the most engaging person I have had exchanges of mind with. Now, with the honor you bestow upon me by mentioning my name in this great buzz, I am baffled by your quality of thinking and relating. Yess, the tree rings reflect the quality of time and the environment surrounding the trees. Your linking the three parts of the tree with the three parts of the human body is amazingly relevant. What to say more? I am honored that a buzz of mine has a linkage to this post, which I shared on three hives very proudly.
- 12/10/2016@Sara Jacobovici, @Ali Anani,
Comments20/10/2016 #8 Mamen Delgado#7 Yes please, don't miss this film. I went to the cinema theater to watch it and when it finished my head was vibrating in such a harmony with everything around me, I felt my senses were expanded. Try not to be disturbed when you watch it, so you can get much more involved in the story.12/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniAmazing post with fantastic illustrations. The video showing the trees bonding to each other is superb. I am amazed to read this line also "Mother trees recognize kin and send them “messages of wisdom” as I published a hour ago ""Nuggets of Wisdom" mostly extracted from comments on my buzzes on trees. Thank you so much for this share and tagging me. I shared this buzz very proudly. A must read
- 05/10/2016The Trees
by Franz Kafka
"For we are like tree trunks in the snow. In appearance they lie sleekly and a little push should be enough to set them rolling. No, it can't be done, for they are firmly wedded to the ground. But see, even that is only appearance."
Kafka's words are a powerful reminder to me that we live in the tension of strength and vulnerability, perception and reality. We can never rely on our perceptions as we look outward but can access our reality when we reach inward.
- 29/09/2016"...all the organisms are connected..." Great article! Well written, very informative and definitely worth the time to read through.
Thanks to @Dale Masters for the link.Plants talk to each other using an internet of funguswww.bbc.com Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made of...
Comments29/09/2016 #3 Ali Anani#2 You are filling constantly "The @Sara Jacobovici Jar of Wisdom" with great gems dear Sara. I have just responded to a comment by you and you produced a great gem there as well. I do hope to read two buzzes on these two gem ideas by you and soon. You have "A fractally beautiful Mind". Even though you master paradoxes yet this beautifies your mind even more.29/09/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici#1 "I have yet to find one idea that nature failed to discover before humans." Agreed @Ali Anani. Isaac Newton said in 1676 (following up on the writings of Bernard of Chartres.in the 12th century): "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." What I would like to add is that all giants stand with their feet planted firmly on the ground of nature, our foundation for any means of development and growth. We limit our potential if we cut ourselves off from the learning that nature has to offer us. Thank you Dr. Ali for being an important teacher.
- Producer28/09/2016The Lonely WisdomI am forced to be alone. I am not seeing anybody because of my severe cold. I am pretending I am alone, but I am not as I spend most of my time on beBee reading and commenting. Then the last buzz of debasish majumder carried this background...
Comments30/09/2016 #37 Anonymous#31 Now that is doubtful but sweet nonetheless. And I'm around sometimes and read yours and a few others articles often but Life is lived in the sunshine not a box I've rather deduced, so sometimes I visit less frequently because I like to engage by dancing with people under the sky. Have a lovely day!30/09/2016 #30 Mohammed SultanThe lonely wisdom of new Start Up's is to find themselves a market niche when they can't compete head-on with a well established company.When the marketplace becomes like a forest,it's not wise to compete head-on with a giant tree .Find yourself a niche and protect it by a fence, a barrier to other new entries too.The best Start Up may be that one operating on the periphery of a forest.If a Start Up positively differentiates itself from the others,then people will travel long distances out of their way to find it and to enjoy its shadow.Thanks my dear Dr .Ali for stretching my thinking that reflects the same market feeling.30/09/2016 #28 Anonymous#9 oh @Ali Anani; truly, thank YOU! The desert brought me to the water where I'm aware that few people understand me but the few who do and all things really keep me growing in my own unique way. Much love to you and thank you again; there's magic in the air in the ebb and flow of my Youniverse again! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@melissa-hefferman/heat-wave29/09/2016 #25 Ali Anani#24 Dear @Irene Hackett- I am sure you are heading towards something substantial. Dear sister please read my buzz of today and it may help you in crystallizing out your thoughts. I am on a journey with you:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/washing-out-old-beliefs-and-habits29/09/2016 #24 AnonymousDear @Ali Anani I am still churning your mysterious statement "Humans are indifferent- but trees know better how to make senses of their senses." There is a sacred truth in this and I am wondering if it is the human mind that often obscures connection to our true essence? So many questions l feel leading to something very significant29/09/2016 #23 Donna-Luisa EversleyInteresting @Ali Anani...my own thoughts on this may differ a bit from your own. People should be involved with or impact positively on each other, thus being alone, even on the edge would be a somewhat self imposed isolation. One should however, learn to enjoy aloneness can bring for some periods, just like your four hundred year old tree - its habitat has determined its survival depends on being able to live alone. Thanks for another thought provoking post!29/09/2016 #21 Mohammed SultanWhatever our joys ,they vanish with the crowd at the end of the day .Griefs don't vanish with the crowd,but in loneliness.Giants trees which escaped forests slaughtering and cleaning are a landmark and a sign of clear memories.They survived slaughtering because they were alone.We should also learn the same lesson ;to know when and how to isolate ourselves from the general movement of events in order to have a non-deceptive memory.Isolation from the current of events is a comfort zone for those who have a vision, patience and continuous self -monitoring to position themselves in the right direction.Giants trees are true masters and their value is in their scarcity and mystery.Their mysterious is the source of your inspiration DearAli Anani,PhD.29/09/2016 #19 Ali Anani#18 I am truly amazed by your ingenuity dear sister @Irene Hackett. I started writing the buzz stating that even though I am alone in reality I am not. So, when you ask "Does a tree or a human thrive in isolation? This tree, alone in the desert may not have the company of other trees, but without other life forms to help pollinate, will its purpose be thwarted"? my response is no. An isolated tree can only survive by sensing its environment and responding to it. It could interact with birds, with ants by giving them a shelter so that the ants army may attack predators. Trees don't move, but they make others move for them. Humans are indifferent- but trees know better how to make senses of their senses. That is why I concur with you "As we connect more deeply with our 'inner universe' we develop that space that allows us to connect more fully in the 'outer universe' as we become aware of our 'oneness'. When I address you as my sister I do it proudly, dear Irene.29/09/2016 #18 AnonymousFirst, let's clarify something my dear brother @Ali Anani - you could never bore us! This is another lovely and thought provoking buzz of great depth which is so satisfying to the reader to ponder! I love Einstein's quote and it resonates. To "walk alone" however, in this quote may be more of a mindset of nonconforming rather than the physical state of BEING alone. I find I have many more questions than additional comments after contemplating the ideas expressed here. To be alone as a lifestyle or to be alone on occasion? Does a tree or a human thrive in isolation? This tree, alone in the desert may not have the company of other trees, but without other life forms to help pollinate, will its purpose be thwarted? I agree whole-heartedly with your conclusion. Perhaps to connect to our 'inner universe' is to be alone. As we connect more deeply with our 'inner universe' we develop that space that allows us to connect more fully in the 'outer universe' as we become aware of our 'oneness'.
- Producer27/09/2016Ideas Don't MoveTrees don't move and yet they produce lovable fruits. I often say "a moving idea", but I am still in my place. To be living is to be moving? Trees live longer than humans. Is this a paradox? There are the walking trees. In fact, they don't...
Comments28/09/2016 #26 Ali Anani#25 Dear sister @Irene Hackett- it is a paradox. I am writing about standstill tree while having caught severe cold and then your comment warms me up and runs my water. Yes, we can go beyond our limitations and this is the core message of this buzz. Acceptance of our limitations creates creative thinking and yields to the production of fruity ideas such as yours.28/09/2016 #25 AnonymousDear brother @Ali Anani - first, please take good care of yourself as you are recovery from that cold! Second, know that your buzzes always warms my heart and move me beyond thoughts. It is interesting this idea of movement that is not associated with a phisical shift - I find the key concept to be 'shift'. Something within can shift as we go beyond limiting circumstance, beyond limiting thoughts (refer To @Lisa Gallagher recent triumph) and it is the power of the universe. Nothing less.28/09/2016 #21 Ali Anani#19 The expected quality of comment from @Mohammed Sultan and you never fail to deliver high quality fruity comments. I like so much your attention to "the idea we stick in our customers mind about our fruits(products) can pull them or move them to the store shelves to pick these fruits.This's the " idea pull" on which the concept of our ads is built". Amazing how you summarized my recent buzzes with such depth and interconnections.28/09/2016 #19 Mohammed SultanDear Ali Anani,PhD.Your ideas can take us everywhere and even can change the equilibrium of our minds.Trees don't move but produce fruits that provide us with the energy required to make us move.Some fruits, as well as,ideas are more preferable than others although they are irrigated by the same source ,the same water, and the same source of knowledge.Trees are like organizations can diversify organically either vertically or horizontally,change their leaves and businesses, but also keep their roots intact.The idea we stick in our customers mind about our fruits(products) can pull them or move them to the store shelves to pick these fruits.This's the " idea pull" on which the concept of our ads is built.Whether our advertising ideas are enough to do the job or not,we always go back to our pipelines of ideas to find a new one,and then run with it to the market.Our innovation process also starts with an idea that can move us everywhere and even can change our strategic equilibrium.27/09/2016 #11 debasish majumder'Trees move as well the make a paradigm shift in terms of different soil texture. lovely intriguing post. heat have two different impact on the same body. cold may solidified and hot evaporates. heat is also an intriguing form of energy! however, lovely insightful post as always sir Dr. @Ali Anani, Phd. enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post, wishing you to be more solid in terms of your phenomenal posts enabling us to enrich sir.27/09/2016 #10 Ali Anani#7 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- Because we can propel ourselves across space, we often forget that movement takes place on so many different levels. What could i add? I think we need to collect your wisdom and fill it have A Jar of Wisdom by @Sara Jacobovici. Thank you and I agree fully that movement may be intangible sometimes.27/09/2016 #8 AnonymousThank you @Sara Jacobovici for your relevant and consistent comment, I am fully agree. The brain is converging to the quantum and cognitive limit, both sensorily sensitive in each of the principal quantum modes of interaction and possessing generalized sensory processing capabilities arising from edge of chaotic dynamics and quantum electro-physiology, understood in the perception of its existential dilemma to move on...Maybe ;) #527/09/2016 #7 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2 You're right @Ali Anani when you advise us to learn from trees when things seem not to be moving. Because we can propel ourselves across space, we often forget that movement takes place on so many different levels. And, as you say, trees have much to teach us. They may not be able to propel themselves across space but there is constant movement in their growth and development and in their dynamic and intricate dance with nature. There is much to learn from how we move in stillness.
Vibrations are the signals of life forms; they are movements and only become sounds when they can be "heard".
Finally, I am always amazed by the fact that the same area of the brain that gives us signals to move our muscles is also the area that allows us to experience emotion and so we use the words "being moved" when describing something that we feel deeply. In this way, movement does not need to take place exclusively on a physical level. But there is no doubt how important emotions are to help us move, react, respond, engage and so on. And no doubt how important a physical movement is to enable us to shift or get out of an emotional stuck place.
Dr. Ali, I wish you a quick recovery. Feel well soon and thank you for the bottom of my heart.
- Producer24/09/2016Different Facets of GrowthDuring my visit to Istanbul and in the Asian part of it last week I noticed the construction of huge high-rise buildings next to some green parks. The growth of a city brought the idea of the different facts of growth in my mind. Fractal growth,...
Comments27/09/2016 #38 Anonymous@Franci Eugenia Hoffman - I am glad you shared in this discussion; I know your appreciation of trees. Great phrase, "putting tangibles above intangibles" - a precise way to describe the way cultural conditioning leads us to cling to external solutions to resolve inner longing. There must be a conscious awakening if we are to make a positive shift.27/09/2016 #37 Ali Anani#36" I wish this was more prevalent in humans, however, we seem to put tangibles above intangibles thus creating a false sense of neediness"- I love this quote from your comment @Franci Eugenia Hoffman View more#36" I wish this was more prevalent in humans, however, we seem to put tangibles above intangibles thus creating a false sense of neediness"- I love this quote from your comment @Franci Eugenia Hoffman/ It is deep, and coming a little bit late is rewarding and is worthy. I am sure your comment shall attract more comments. Close27/09/2016 #36 Franci Eugenia HoffmanNoting that I am a bit late in appreciating this post, I find both the article and the comments well worth my find. Trees are amazing in displaying their majestic dignity. They continue to grow unless there is an unexpected catastrophic event. Even so, they have the ability to make a comeback. I wish this was more prevalent in humans, however, we seem to put tangibles above intangibles thus creating a false sense of neediness. The need for "keep up with Joneses" has created a greedy society and with the decline in jobs, we're grasping for solutions. It seems we can't see the forest for the trees because our approach is a one-way street.
I am not one to listen or read the news. I would rather sit on my back porch, sip my coffee and appreciate the trees. We shouldn't fret about what we can't control and to be honest, I am not very successful with this. So, like @Deb Helfrich, I live in a vacuum when it comes to the news media.
I agree with @Irene Hackett that the pendulum has swung too wide and I believe it will take time and patience to experience a true sense of balance in our lives.26/09/2016 #32 Deb HelfrichWe are contributing to the demise of our own species by setting up organizations that only value the super-human among us.#31 #28 #27 A simple look at the vast unemployment statistics while companies all seek perfect specimens of candidates who have already done exactly what the company uniquely requires. That we have let the very dignified goal of seeking work become devoid of dignity is very telling about why we have so many societal problems.26/09/2016 #31 Anonymous#28 yes @Sara Jacobovici - "time is money", this is the pervasive mantra - and it may be creating more than wealth. It may be creating a particular social anxiety, a super 'rat race', a never ending cycle of performance- acceptance, "what have you done for me lately". The human condition mostly ignored.26/09/2016 #29 Anonymous#27 The demands on employees to adapt are aggressive @@Ali Anani. Basically, if one is unable to adapt - they're 'out'! Person to person training is practically non-existent. Many hard-working people who require more time to adapt are not naturally inclined to thrive in such environments. Negative emotions? I think the political landscape reflects the results.26/09/2016 #28 Sara Jacobovici#26 If the Industrialized Revolution influenced education and healthcare in becoming factories of mass production, then agreed @Irene Hackett, speed is now the determining factor of decision making. As you say, "It may be that the very 'foundation' of some of today's Corporate structures are built to be "short sited". "Time is money" is probably the marriage of these two eras; industry and speed.26/09/2016 #27 Ali Anani#26 This is great thinking and a worthy idea dear @Irene Hackett. Th fastness of change don't give enough time gelly ideas to solidify. Te fears of nw competition, substitute products and technology are among the reasons. However; people need some to familiarize themselves and adopt a new technology. What would happen if a new product is substituted before due time? Are these negative emotions build up?26/09/2016 #26 AnonymousNeither am I a news watcher @Deb Helfrich and @Ali Anani. I find its negative bend quite disturbing. As we know, public corporation is seen by investors as an investment tool. Nothing new there, however what is new in the past 30 years is the speed in which transactions are completed. With the growth of technology, business transactions - including sales of entire companies - are not unlike the 'flipping' of houses. The turn around is unbelievably fast to put it mildly. It is not like it once was, where businesses were built for the long-term, to create jobs and build communities. It may be that the very 'foundation' of some of today's Corporate structures are built to be "short sited"??25/09/2016 #24 Deb Helfrich#23 Nope, I am completely in a vacuum when it come to the news media. I would rather invest my time in actual communications rather than being force fed doom and gloom. But it is unsurprising to me that corporations are toppling based on their short-sitedness. As you so eloquently point out in this buzz, nothing can simply grow unfethered into the sky without paying firm attention to the growth of the foundation as well.25/09/2016 #23 Ali Anani#22 I wonder if you are hinting in any way to the Soros leaked emails affair @Deb Helfrich. I was n't even aware of this issue when I wrote the buzz. But I am fully aware and in agreement with your conclusion- it is time to go back to organic growth and I see no alternative.25/09/2016 #22 Deb Helfrich"Can we then "play" with the spacetime of growth? " Wow. We do need to learn how to incorporate a way of diverting primary growth into secondary growth. This is the exact problem we now face with the power of corporations who are locked into a 90 day earnings cycle and the very progress of our world is hijacked by this exceedingly detrimental construct that resembles sustainable, organic growth in almost no way.25/09/2016 #19 Ali Anani#18 I love symbiotic relationship. each party is enriched and strengthened by the other. This is how I view my relationship with you dear sister @Irene Hackett. You are the nectar and I am the bee- only together we may produce honey. So, did I miss you and all my friends here? In fact I had no choice but to miss you.
- 25/09/2016Thank you @CityVP Manjit for this link.The Wisdom Of Trees (Da Vinci Knew It)www.npr.org Some 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci noted that branches on trees split with mathematical precision. Recently, physicists studying this phenomenon have discovered it has important implications for the way wind flows around and through...
- 13/09/2016Mathematics can mimic real life!
The shapes of natural trees with their branches are fractal-like and self-similar in pattern. This mathematical tree is also a self-similar tree with branches scaling according to the golden ratio ► Φ.
- Producer12/09/2016HONEY, A DIVINE DRINK!While passing through lovely, dark woods Numerous trees appeared in dense mood In the same soil texture Some are bearing sweet fruits Amazing tamarind in the same recruit! A peculiar humming tune with an adorning gesture...
- Producer11/09/2016The Tree and Fruit Analogy - Ali AnaniThis honey is a "too long for comment" reply to Ali Anani´s post: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/are-trees-fearfulI spoke with Ali about why I commented quick and left. I did not want to be a troublemaker and disturb an enlightened...
Comments13/09/2016 #46 CityVP Manjit#43 A slow processor is a fascinating individual, they teach us patience and humility. I think top of the tree on my stupid category would be narcissists, and they might even be a professor or a philosopher, it all comes down to how we see intelligent action. To be intelligent does not mean knowing stuff, for me, it means being intelligent to existence. When I am stupid to existence, then I am stupid, but unless I have a bad hair day, I generally tend not to be.13/09/2016 #44 Aurorasa Sima#31 Did you have a chance to look at the ppt presentation about the default state? It´s very much related to your wonderful comment @Lisa Gallagher.
We´re lucky that we have the awareness that we have to continue learning. I thought about beauty and women. While they are in their most flawless state they are the most insecure and often even unhappy. Sometimes, only when the beauty changes and lovable flaws start to develop do they start to really embrace and enjoy it.13/09/2016 #43 Aurorasa Sima#42 I love the way you look at it. Yes, a tree can be both, a flower can be both. Do you mean stupid people as in ignorant? I don´t mind people with a slow processor, just the ignorant-stupid type.
What you are saying about evolution (trees will survive us, maggots, lizards ... ) reminded me: Yesterday I briefly read (I´ll have to deepen my knowledge about this research) that they found ... well here is the post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/03/30/cornell-study-finds-some-people-may-be-genetically-programmed-to-be-vegetarians/
I did not know that men have to watch their estrogen levels, interesting.
Your comment is great. It´s worth a separate honey.13/09/2016 #42 CityVP ManjitEverything evolves, tree's have evolved in both the time of the dinosaurs and the time of human beings. To understand a male tree and a female tree or a tree that can be both male and female, and a boy flower and a girl flower, is to understand the wonder of nature. The dinosaurs would have been around just long enough to begin digesting flowering trees, but the main tree in their era were conifers and ferns.
Whether the human race has longevity or it too goes the way of the dinosaur, one thing is for sure, tree's predate us and may even survive us. This means that human beings are still evolving. We are not yet evolved enough as a human race to fully embrace the wonder of nature that creates male and female aspects and that is what is important, rather than the way human beings have been conditioned to react to gender through cultural conditioning.
There are plenty of old men who will go to their graves with minds that they will refuse to evolve, stuck in their ways they will be, and some even may not paying attention to their estrogen balance, if it brings fear in their hearts that their bodies contain a female hormone http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2010/5/why-estrogen-balance-is-critical-to-aging-men/page-01
Tree's are therefore highly evolved and their evolution can teach us how to survive the ages in a way that dinosaurs could not. There is a bias that I do have, I want to engage intelligent women and men, and avoid stupid men and stupid women. As we evolve, this is the shifting balance which will lead us to renaissance - and tree's are a symbol of that renaissance.13/09/2016 #40 Salma Rodriguez#4 #9 @Sara Jacobovici When I read this: "When it comes to survival, we can't do it alone, we need each other. Nothing wrong with that." I was thinking of something someone said earlier on LI about "growing alone together", which is one of the actively researched topics in social media. Yet, looking through a different prism, I do not feel alone. In contrast to any preconceived notions of exacerbating the problem with solipsism (that of me only knowing that I exist but not being able to know about the existence of other minds or even if existence itself exists), social media has most certainly helped me communicate with people from other countries. This global citizenship and global outreach was never before possible, prior to the advent of the Internet.
Global citizenship exists without regards to social boundaries, our social status, where we grew up or what our background/culture is.
@Francis our role in life has become more clouded, but this can be taken as a challenge and opportunity for many people who figure out the best way to navigate our highly complex web. It is an opportunity to be human again and give to others, without requesting anything in return. This is the best quality of a human being; it is something that I am happy to see becoming important in the 21st century. Philosophers like myself feel empowered in this new Age of Aquarius and today we are what were yesterday's leaders. We lead with passion, love, sympathy for everyone and without interest :-)12/09/2016 #38 Aurorasa Sima#29 Well, my dear Irene, even a broken leg can be a source of growth if you do great things you would otherwise not have done while you heal. I did not expand on "pain" because my argument was that pain is the cause of irrational thinking - not that it is always bad. It´s also not the only source of irrational thinking. Also, people who suffer a lot of emotional pain are often stronger. Others break.12/09/2016 #33 AnonymousThe greatest gift to me was my tree house. An oak tree which sheltered me from all fear. I had solitude and time to understand how the universe works. Time to write. This tree taught me to be gentle on myself when i made mistakes. It gave the gift of writing. The fruit was acorns for the animals. Something for everyone. To this day I retreat to hear the wind thru the branches. It soothes my soul. I feel loved.12/09/2016 #31 Lisa GallagherI really enjoyed this buzz @Aurorasa Sima. You made a lot of great points like this one- "Trees are not fearful. For they know they can handle most obstacles and when they can´t they´ve already spread seeds to be reborn. " One thing about the human spirit as analogy to spreading seeds is that we can regroup and spread new seeds with hopes that our minds are reborn through positive actions and dialect. These are great conversations to be holding. And, the fact that trees and fruit spend their lifespan without knowing fear or having to be mindful of emotions is something we as humans have to work on daily. I think life is a lesson that is on-going until our time on earth is over. When we stop learning, we stop living.12/09/2016 #29 AnonymousDear @Aurorasa Sima - please don't every 'quickly' feel you must 'quickly' leave a discussion here on beBee, all are welcome and all have a valuable contribution to make. Your boldness is so refreshing and there is much truth and reality in your point of view. There is much to discuss throughout this great buzz, however I shall focus on your following statement: "The gift of rational thinking can be a tough one. The ability of rational thinking is affected by emotions. Especially painful emotions lead to irrational thinking and therefore fear." Is it possible that painful emotions and fear also be viewed as a different sort of "gift"? Powerful, positive change and human transcendence often gets its fuel from pain and fear. I'm not saying pain and fear is like receiving a happy, pretty package with a bow. There is value in painful emotion and a place for healthy fear. Growth. So great dear @Ali Anani to see these great offshoots from your ideas!
- Producer11/09/2016Are Trees Fearful?Trees represent life with all its challenges and consequences. Trees meet challenges from everywhere. The changing environment, the hostility of drought, the attack by parasites and the wounds they infect on trees, the changing of soil on which...
Comments12/09/2016 #40 Deb Helfrich#1 I have to agree, Irene. I think trees are not fearful in the ways in which we might super-impose human fear, which is a cognitive process, in many cases around things that may happen but ultimately do not. Trees respond only to what is.
But they do have stored memories of challenging times stored in their rings, as we store memories of hurt and wounds that reoccur when similar sensations confront us in our daily lives. I wonder if trees learn how to meet environmental challenges like drought conditions by being able to consult their rings and take a similar action to the course that saw them through a previous season?
Ali, I shall be waiting impatiently for your treatise elucidating upon this profound question: "I wish to discover in more depth the relationship between types of trees and types of love."12/09/2016 #36 debasish majumder'Trees have tears!' intriguing indeed sir! i consider tree itself comprising of both character, one in roots and other in shoots. one engaged fixing nitrogen, other producing oxygen. what a grand rendition of nature! however, lovely post sir Dr. @Ali Anani View more'Trees have tears!' intriguing indeed sir! i consider tree itself comprising of both character, one in roots and other in shoots. one engaged fixing nitrogen, other producing oxygen. what a grand rendition of nature! however, lovely post sir Dr. @Ali Anani, Phd. enjoyed read. thank you very much sir for sharing such lovely insightful post. Close12/09/2016 #34 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCSuch a perfect statement of our lives, @Ali Anani - "The trees have many stories to tell. Their conflicts, their strategies to cope with challenges, their self-healing, their pride, their longevity and long experiences and their coexistence provide golden opportunities to learn more from them." And we can learn from each.12/09/2016 #33 Ali Anani#32 I published the buzz dear @namita sinha
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/trees-don-t-produce-honey12/09/2016 #32 namita sinha#31 Dear @Ali Anani , all my best wishes to you for this forthcoming post then - ;which shall be as sweet and stimulating as Honey, I am sure ! And please do not avoid any wandering either, because the variety of precious gems like ideas that lie " scattered as roses ", sometimes along the various detours only help further towards the wonderful posts that only a creative genius as you can weave for all of us to absorb !12/09/2016 #29 Ali Anani#24 Dear @namita sinha- I agree fully. I am glad you are so involved and that we are giving this topic due attention. I like your point that trees experience different types of growth, if not to get taller then to get broader. Growth in different directions. I fully endorse your reference to the comment of dear @Sara Jacobovici. I am sure we shall have much more to discuss along the way.12/09/2016 #28 Ali Anani#23 Dropping leaves and dropping habits. Even though leaves change color and are the centers for photosynthesis they drop. We need to drop all bad habits, our focus on the past, not-accepting change as you mentioned and selfishness. Leaves have different colors from the colors they absorb and the colors they reflect are not the colors they absorb. We need to absorb and that we we reflect to the world might be of different colors. Variety is the spice of life and trees exhibit this variety beautifully as as lovely your personality is dear @namita sinha12/09/2016 #24 namita sinha@Ali Anani This almost makes them immortal and beyond the fears old age or dimnishing vibrance. This is essentially also about once having discovered your WHY, the HOW of survival and growth comes very naturally.I see us learning the genuine growth mindset from trees.
I completely embrace here what @Sara Jacobovici quoted as mentioned in your post ,"Only awareness, a conscious understanding of what we are doing and exploring the why, will lead to change".
Most people think that once trees reach a certain height, they just stop growing (or at least slow down). But an international study has revealed that this is false. Once trees reach a certain height, they do stop getting taller.However, their growth rate increases continuously ,they continue to get wider — packing on more and more mass the older they get.
Let’s learn from the trees -We should keep growing !
After all, "Life is all about what we can still Grow, and not so much about what all we have to let go "12/09/2016 #23 namita sinha@Ali Anani Yes, so I wish to notice here how the trees never cling to their leaves, they allow the fall to take away the dead and give place to the new, nor do they fear the falling fruits and flowers, but are always excited to blossom the new ! How lovely and liberating it is to let go what no longer serves. This could be a profound learning in battling any kind of fear - to embrace change and be open to try the excitement of the new ! In their stillness, as if having found and being aware of their purpose , they are deep rooted and fixed to their vision and their values . They are supremely capable of developing mechanisms of growth and development for ever - the essential "plasticity" of life , of their own being.12/09/2016 #22 namita sinha@Ali Anani You say, "Trees represent life with all its challenges and consequences."
Yes, indeed they do and I love how you further conclude - The trees have many stories to tell. Their conflicts, their strategies to cope with challenges, their self-healing, their pride, their longevity and long experiences and their coexistence provide golden opportunities to learn more from them"
I’ve always been in awe of trees, myself ! Trees are amazing—both in how large and in how old they can be.
- From @Deb Lange:Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Treeswww.boredpanda.com Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around the globe to capture the most magnificent trees that grow in remote locations and look as old as the...
- From @Irene Hackett:Mother Trees Connect the Forest | KarmaTube | beBeeview.bebee.com
- ProducerThe Tree of LifeImage credit: lens-art.photoshelter.comOn the north tip of the South Island in New Zealand is this grove of trees. I have been inspired by an invitation from @Ali Anani's Buzz to start this Hive, The...
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"The trees have many stories to tell. Their conflicts, their strategies to cope with challenges, their self-healing, their pride, their longevity and long experiences and their coexistence provide golden opportunities to learn more from them.
I look forward to your joining me on this challenging journey."
- @Ali Anani
I look forward to your joining me on this challenging journey."
- @Ali Anani