- Producer16/07/2017Branches of WisdomMy exchange of comments lately with the thoughtful Tricia Mitchell led to the writing of this buzz. Tricia wrote "Dearest @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you are too kind. I have greater breadth than depth, where my knowledge is concerned...
Comments31/07/2017 #52 Tricia Mitchell#7 Thank you dearest @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I appreciate your mention of our conversation and that it formed the basis of your buzz. There are a couple of strands now running through my mind. In terms of branches of wisdom, and your buzz where you invited people to enhance your model (I believe there was reference to venn diagrams, it may have been represented as a continuum; I cannot find your buzz right now, I thought it was this, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/i-love-you-what-does-it-mean but now I'm not sure).... I'm currently pivoting (yet again), which leads me to question whether we start out as saplings, grow roots, branch out and diversify, only to then, with our breadth of knowledge and wisdom, converge on and simplify all that is? In my personal experience, I'm now being shown the 1 thing that will set people free and it is to be my key message. The vehicle and the message do not reflect my journey, but were all nutrients necessary for my growth. It's so deceptively simple that anybody without the knowledge I acquired, but who was wise enough to feel the truth that has been known through the ages, could impart it to others.
Is it about knowledge or wisdom? Knowledge can enable us to be wise or act as tyrants, depending on how we use it. An uneducated man can be the wisest soul that most educated men seek counsel from. A knowledgeable man can masquerade as a fool, though in wishing to be compassionate in my communications, that seems unkind. Maybe we can liken it to the Riddle of the Sphinx? "What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, three legs in the evening, and no legs at night?" We start off simple - become complex - then refine & simplify our knowledge as nourishment for others?31/07/2017 #50 Tricia Mitchell#47 thank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I apologise for the tardiness in my response. Ovid's Metamorphoses springs to mind. It's been an interesting time & continues to be so. The irony about being consistent in our communication with living bodies is not lost on me.
As I am being more purposeful in my communications, if I am led by the Divine to address it in a buzz somehow, I will do. I thank you for the suggestion, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee22/07/2017 #48 Yogesh SukalThank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for appreciating my comment. Continuing to the point of turning information to knowledge and knowledge into wisdom.what if information we have is not enough. does this lmiting our wisdom.
One of philosophy group, someone posted "when nothing is sure everything is possible".
I guess most wisest approach to keep mind curious and open.
hence the some of few examples in academics trying some laws from one field to another field and it works.
So in my opinion branching out with curiosity and with open to all possibilities while branching out towards wisdom.18/07/2017 #45 Tricia Mitchell#25 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you mentioned if the trees could talk I know of people who purport to communicate with animals. I know what I am able to do in the non-physical realms, so I looked for a tree communicator. I don't know who authentic this man is or isn't, but I have heard of others who claim they are able to understand what trees are communicating. Here's a short clip of Jim Conroy talking about helping trees to be healthy, internally, then supporting them to be in synch - in groups, based on community and categorisation, then "balances the ecosystem" Never heard of him before until I searched online this evening https://youtu.be/UElnvKgOovY (under 4 minute video)18/07/2017 #43 Tricia Mitchell#36 love your comment, Jean Serio, so many people prefer to remain in their comfort zone, enduring the discomfort of the familiar, than taking risks. Growing up (depending on which era you belong to), we are told to go for the 'safe bet' not to risk everything that we have worked for. To be grateful for what we have accomplished (even if it has made us miserable in the process). I have met accountants, who joined the family business, because their parents were accountants. They didn't question whether if what they wanted to do was at variance with what was expected of them. Then, sometimes, they wake up one day in their 40s and question whose life they're living, as it's certainly not one of their choosing... Then begins the search to uncover who they truly are and their desires, when they're not looking to seek approval from their parents.18/07/2017 #42 Tricia Mitchell#38 Indeed dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee one of my buzzes in the making is of a woman who is preparing for exams. She is worried that she will not pass the assessment. Reaching out for assistance in a social media group, everyone suggested strategies. As I l tend to go against the grain, I asked her a veiled question: "Supposing you didn't have test anxiety?" What I meant was, "What is the benefit of this fear you've created?" Instantly, she got the awareness: fear of failure and money constriction. The tuition had cost a lot and she couldn't afford to fail. Yet, rather than choosing to change her belief pattern, she chose strategies (which work, but on a clean slate are far more effective). So, yes, fear does have a function - protection, including protecting us from failure, if we exhibit perfectionist traits. It's amazing how false assumptions can restrict our lives and choices.17/07/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#37 surely you are a born poet dear @Tausif Mundrawala. Yes we make false assumptions. It is onlt recently that science found the intricate relatioship between trees and fungi. Who knows if there is a hidden relationship between weeds and trees. Love the clarity with which you express yourself.17/07/2017 #37 Tausif MundrawalaSometimes we think that a weed like branch which had grown without our permission should be axed as soon as possible. But we may not know that the weed like branch would flourish one day and would become the rising star in the entire body of a tree. Getting rid of branches won't help because we may channelize our energy in trimming and manicuring it to look it's best. We don't know the fact that the most uncertain shapes and sizes of branches would make it an artist's delight when we see through through the lens of one. In the difficult time of grief which I am going through right now have allowed me to channelize my energy into more reading and reflecting on certain subjects and topics. Let these branches flourish to it's best level and allow it to bear fruits in future. Am glad that you shared this with us and am thankful for all your support, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee17/07/2017 #36 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThank you Ali Anani for another thought-provoking post. This particular post reminds me that often people don't branch out because they feel comfortable in the position they're currently in. Perhaps this is not the best position for them, nor will it provide them the salary or benefits required to better support their family; nor stimulate passion or a sincere feeling of accomplishment. In short they generally fear 'branching out'.
An interesting article in Psychology Today, by Mary C. Lamia PhD - 'Why You Should Fear Failure' - Dr. Lamia states it succinctly - "Many of the professionally successful people I’ve studied—both procrastinators and non-procrastinators alike—tend to fear failure. Some of them worry that a fear of failure might jeopardize their careers, especially those who tend to procrastinate as well." Here's a link to the full article - http://bit.ly/2uv5ppI
- Producer27/06/2017Quit while at the TopLada Prkic shared a beautiful buzz about the Stiniva beach on the Croatian island of Vis. In a response to my comment Lada wrote "Dear Ali, it sounds to me like an intriguing thought for a new buzz. :-) Hiking on a steep and narrow path is...
Comments29/06/2017 #40 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#39 This is a quite interesting comment @Tausif Mundrawala. I always ask myself what makes me change direction. YOu offer one great reason "This pain leads us to change directions or if pain leads us to that direction than it becomes easy to chart our path towards success". Great inspiration28/06/2017 #39 Tausif MundrawalaIntially our pain leads us to unbearable and excruciating one where we feel that it's never going to end but that pain slows down slowly and gradually it makes us strong to question what the damn is pain. This pain leads us to change directions or if pain leads us to that direction than it becomes easy to chart our path towards success. Thank you for this wonderful buzz,@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee28/06/2017 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 If we look back n history and whom e call disabled achievements we shall be sorry for our modest contributions. The "Dean of Arab Literature" the Egyptian Dr. Taha Hussein became blind when he was only two years old. One of the greatest musicians who passed away three years back was also blind.As you say blind people can see what we fail to. When they are seeing we are blind. Mind you dear @CityVP Manjit these comments from you and few of @Louise Smith will be the basis for my next buzz.28/06/2017 #33 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#32 Do not forget that there were New Testament words such as "they have eyes but they do not see, they have ears but they do not hear" - and that on any given day half of the Earth is in light and the other is in dark. A blind genius is someone whose eyeball does not function but in the black space that is blindness, the blind man is not blind when he can see greater things in life that we cannot see. In seeing the blind man as disabled we continue to see life as a square thing where we place people in boxes and need these compartments to categorize people and find comfort in this conformity, rather than be in the sphere of greatness we live in.28/06/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- keep writing and I keep my mind busy. If I tell you that I have three buzz ideas from your comments on this buzz I shal be understating reality.
You wrote "All media is the creation of someone's vision but not all vision is media". Immediately, you brought to my mind a presentation that I wrote on Unequal Opposites.
Now, you provide me with a great example of what I mean. The eyeball has a ball shape regardless of the shape of the eye. I wonder if the focus of the eyeball is affected by its surrounding (eye shape) and what factors will affect the performance of the eyeball, besides its surrounding. Al I can say is that your comment leads me to the freedom of asking, wondering, searching and seeking knowledge. Your probing comment has turned my eyes into new possibilities.28/06/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#25 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, no matter what particular shape each of our eyes are, the eye is always a ball and that ball is either connected to the media it see's or the vision that feeds conscious existence. Our Earth is a ball there are no square planets only square rocks. We have certainly never found another Earth, never mind a Square One.
This eye ball either feeds the brain of control which is our external existence or it feeds the brain of freedom which is our internal choice. For me this is profound as anything I can think, the measure of which is always the profoundness of thoughtless existence or simply thinking about life rather than creating value that is life.
Somewhere along the journey vision becomes control, and that is the only sadness we see in our world, the happiness is our ability transform vision into a life that values freedom.
All media is the creation of someone's vision but not all vision is media - vision is either based on all our yesterdays or it is the laser of now, etching a new future, new ways of thinking, smarter ways of being because freedom is our freedom to think, have vision, and add value to life.
Great vision creates great media but it should never substitute greater vision - and that is the challenge called leadership. We can either lead for control or lead for freedom. The great leaders will create greater freedom because their brain is a ball, their eyes are ball and with in this ball the great game of life plays out just like a marriage - better or for worse, in sickness and in health.28/06/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#24 In reality you are a co-author of this buzz @Lada 🏡 Prkic and I therefore find it difficult to respond. However; I paused on this segment of your comment "But I've always remained true to my own course and never felt the need to change direction. I've always listened to my heart and my intuition". For me, I did superficially change direction, but now thinking about it I actually changed methods. Instead of using my scientific background to research chemical molecules I am now more into researching human molecules. I only realized this to a much brighter state because of your comment.28/06/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#23 If I claim that I don't feel sad because of the truth in your words @CityVP 🐝 Manjit then I shall be lying. "so the irony is that in this state we are not focused on spreading our branches and roots, we become merely object of the media owner". This is one example from your comment of what I mean.
I find myself drifting in to a river because of your comment. You wrote "There are many people who are driftwood just being carried by the river of media". I am not in the river media. I am in a different river flowing with some new thoughts because of your superb comment. Again, you wrote "our round peg is the human eye and the square hole the media we fit that eye into,..." Now, I find myself asking how about people with eye shapes other than rounded? Some people have protruded eyes, others eyes that are upturned and others downturned eyes. Are these related to the shape of our mind eyes? Are those people with more rectangular-like eyes fit more in the square pig?
Finally, @Sara Jacobovici may find this part of your comment relevant to her buzzes on Monday Talks!
You kindle my mind Manjit.28/06/2017 #24 Lada 🏡 PrkicI'm so glad that my response to your comment has served as an inspiration for this thought-provoking post. It made me think about my path of life.
I am on the same steep and narrow pathway I had chosen many years ago.
The path went over many mountains and hills. It sometimes went through a dark woods. But I've always remained true to my own course and never felt the need to change direction. I've always listened to my heart and my intuition.
There were some detours off the path that kept me moving forward when I encountered obstacles, but these detours brought me back to the same trail again.
I respect the path of others. Some chose to take a new direction in their walk of life. But I think, and this is something life taught me, that we are still able to grow although keeping the same direction.
However, never say never.
We develop through the whole life. When we reach the top of one mountain, life takes us to another. I'm now standing at the top of the mountain of my success. Perhaps my heart will tell me it's time for a change and show me a different direction. :-)28/06/2017 #23 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#19 A round peg can fit a square hole but what we do not see is that our round peg is the human eye and the square hole the media we fit that eye into, whether it be a television screen or a always-on cell phone screen. This inevitably brings me back to the conditioned (if not mentally sedated) lives many commercialized lives lead. I am not excluded from living this branded and mediated existence and also partake in the very same conditioning, sometimes my round eyes are also transfixed into the square hole of media.
What we learn from your buzz is that even tree's talk to the fungi because the tree is aware of its environment, which is exactly what we are not aware when our attention is focused on a square hole - a square hole that has a black hole kind of force and attraction. Yet even as I think this, I am aware that the brightness of the screen (which is actually a rectangle - so we use the word square as a metaphorical approximation) has a backdrop to it, which is the room. With a cellphone the backdrop is whatever environment we happen to be in when we are engaged on that screen. If we notice the backdrop and the screen as a window that supports our awareness, then we are legions smarter than any tree, otherwise we become a lump of dead wood.
There are many people who are driftwood just being carried by the river of media and brand so the irony is that in this state we are not focused on spreading our branches and roots, we become merely object of the media owner. Tree's are not slaves, they are living contributors to the act of life giving yet we are the one's who are rooted. So the moral here for beBee is not to turn more people into wood but to focus on spreading the roots and branches so meaning and not media or even madness flow through them. Servant leadership is not a top-down model of the universe, servant leadership is a part of this tree of life.28/06/2017 #21 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 Yes, walking the goat path enriches us with its challenges and the joy of surmounting them as well the gained experiences. I fully concur with you @Harvey Lloyd. We can hover over the path, but walking it is what makes us more wise. The new products deprive us mostly of this joy as they take us on a helicopter trip.28/06/2017 #20 Harvey LloydThe goat path of life is difficult. We live in a world that wants us to believe that we can use various products and services that grant us instant gratification. Even with enough money this lifestyle is so unfulfilling.
The difficulty of the goat path is where character is built and gratification becomes wisdom. With each branch of the path new wisdom and understanding is found along with a deep sense of joy.
The one who rides the helicopter to the top of the mountain vs walking the path is a challenging branch. But i know the walk along the path will give me new beginnings i would never achieve within the helicopter. Although both people would bring home similar pictures of the event the one who walks the path will bring a rich and shareable experience.28/06/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#15 Very true and maybe we need to use upside down term more often @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Sometimes we try to fit a "rounded " ball in a square pig in a round hole. The funny thing is that the opposite "square" ball in a rounded peg" is funny. How can a ball be square?
- Producer11/06/2017Growing on the Cliffs of ChallengeOn the bus from Ankara to Istanbul I enjoyed greatly the scenery. I saw my different types of trees growing in symmetry, one-sided symmetry, growing on cliffs and slopes. I began thinking on us how we go through sloping lives and find ourselves...
Comments16/06/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#24 Dear friend @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- you say you don't know if saying this makes you shallow "I don't know if that makes me shallow or deep but IMHO we are all living on the edge of life and death". In my opinion this is one of the most deep quotes I have ever read. Yes, we don't know when we shall pass away and so we live on the edge of life and death. It is a fact of life, but the way you stated it is eloquent, smart,,and deep. If this is your shallowness what would then be your depth? I would say ocean deep.15/06/2017 #24 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsA inspiring nature tour and an intriguing buzz with insightful comments. Your thoughts are like the water that falls on the cliff @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador important and enriching and we lucky bees get to absorb it first. I don't know if that makes me shallow or deep but IMHO we are all living on the edge of life and death. We exist for a minute and the next minute we are gone. Like the wind. So looking at trees living on the edges and cliffs only gives me nature's acknowledgment an affirmation at I’m doing ok and I'll survive just like they do. I will grow beautiful like the tree on the cliff and see the beauty of the world around me.
To living life on the edge! Thanks for the lovely buzz and my best favourite picture is the last one 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 Stayblessed Dr Ali Anani14/06/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorLiving on the edge must have its challenges. Having deep strong roots prepares us for the draughts we may encounter. If we stay strong and steadfast, we have a better chance of helping others survive. Shallowness presents the need for balance thus giving those with strong and deep roots a sense of purpose.11/06/2017 #15 Yogesh SukalAs famous quote
‘If you don’t live on the edge, you can’t see the view’ -vicky corrington
But to live on the edge is not that easy unless your inner strengths are strong and deep as the roots of the tree which provides us nutrients required we call inspiration, self-belief and strength to keep the balance while living on the edge.
Inspired from nature @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thank you for the post,11/06/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#13 Thank you so much for your great comment @Lance 🐝 Scoular- you are truly a scholar Scoular. You deserve the title "The Scholar Scoular".
Yes, I tend to favor "green"metaphors and by thais I mean metaphors derived from nature. Your onion example resonates with me. I appreciate your good words and I feel so encouraged by them.11/06/2017 #13 Lance 🐝 ScoularInteresting and challenging concepts to cogitate on.
For over 20 years in my Importing Exporting and International Trade Courses, I refer to the need understand the foundational basics that other concepts are built on.
I use the analogy of the the critical but unseen foundations of a building, be that a one story home or a mulitstory office block.
In this thought provoking article you open up a much more organic analogy, replacing foundations with roots.
The concepts you invite us to consider are onion like.
On many layers!11/06/2017 #11 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SALovely piece Dr @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.. these slope-based forests in Turkey are so beautiful and abundant: we saw many on the way down from Dalaman to Kalkan last year. May us humans learn the important lesson that "both the plant and the tree can actually survive side by side in spite of their different proportions".11/06/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#5 Thank you dear @debasish majumder and your comment has a special place in my heart. I am reading your last buzz and in fact started thinking about you. You write stories on people living on slopes and cliffs and this buzz should benefit greatly from your insights.11/06/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#2 Not surprised at all my dear @Sara Jacobovici that you highlighted the shallowness paradox. I agree with you completely in that proportions have a major role to lay and play. How deep is your writing "It's reality has the richness of its own depth"! This is a wonderful statement and warrants probing. So, reality could be as shallow plants wit shallow roots, or it could be deeply rooted in the soil. Where does reality get its "waters"? You mesmerised me with this deep thought.
I also enjoyed reading why the balance of work-life is distorted. We may have deep roots in our work, but shall roots for our lives. ANd yet they live together "You wrote "What is interesting is that both the plant and the tree can actually survive side by side inspite of their different proportions". Is this also extensible to work and life? Very deep thinker you are Sara.11/06/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee writes: "In our increasingly complex world requiring us to grow on cliffs and slopes we need to develop great roots to survive and help others survive too. We need strong roots to face life difficulties. I believe identifying what makes great roots for us is a worthy issue."11/06/2017 #2 Sara JacoboviciBeautifully written piece @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. An intelligent and insightful piece which I was able at the same time to experience in all its senses. I could feel the air and wind, hear the movement of the branches and leafs, smell the earth which supports the trees and see the beauty of every detail. In response to a couple of points, you write, "trees also face competition from plants with shallow roots as they get the first "touch" of rain and deprive trees from it. Sometimes shallowness helps. Is this a paradox of life?" The paradox can be that depths can be measured in comparison and obtain one result, while the proportions of the object measured will produce a different result. In other words, the plant is not "shallow" in proportions to its own species size. It's reality has the richness of its own depth. What is interesting is that both the plant and the tree can actually survive side by side inspite of their different proportions. And the second point, you write, "Genuine leaders have their roots firmed in what they do." With this statement Dr. Ali, you have written the law of integration. This is why the duality of work-life balance does not exist. Thank you as always for sharing how you see the world and our place in it.
- 09/04/2017@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I just found this article - you will love it. I was going to write a big post but it will take too long. i am just going to share it now. I love this quote by george David Haskell, "There are more than a very few seedlings of one type of species, insects will come to know that common species and will chew it down to the ground. So if you become too common, what happens through the ecological process of the forest is that commonness is trimmed down, and that’s a force that promotes diversity within the forest.
I knew these things intellectually — I’ve been teaching biology for many years. But to actually go into the forest and have this come at me through every single one of my senses was overwhelming, particularly the first time."
And I found this article as I created "the Senses Daily" newspaper, which picks up articles on the senses for me every day! https://paper.li/deborahlange/1490591052#/The Songs of Trees: On the Beauty, Wonder, and Balance of Naturewww.signature-reads.com David George Haskell, author of The Songs of Trees, talks rainforests, coal power, and how we're all neighbors in the ecological...
Comments21/05/2017 #4 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#3 yes it's great isn't it @Sara ! I think I eas experimenting wirh what happens when you just do an update? What happens when you write short posts? What happens when you write long posts? At the time - this was a quick update - it didn't go very far! I can stillwrite a post .10/04/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI have read the interview with great interest.There are so many hidden gems in nature. To be able to observe certain patterns and trends of the trees networks shall be of a great relevance to us. It is a great read. I wonder why this buzz has so far only 200 views. This brings the question: why? Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee again for sharing this great link. .
- ProducerThe Path Of The Mentor And The Student.The trees are humble and silent.Their path is perfectly designed.Each tree once was a strong lesson.Learned through life's ups and downs.Separately the trees are less powerful.Together they are able to sing a whole song.Their story becomes visible...
Comments24/04/2017 #47 Tausif MundrawalaToday I passed through the boulevard of JW Marriott Hotel located near Mumbai International Airport. Reading this buzz you transported me to the same place again. Each and every tree seemed like a key on a piano and the breeze had the access to play it. Each fluttering leaf made a sound like a nature's symphony. I loved this buzz in its entirety and thanks for buzzing me my friend, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.23/04/2017 #45 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#44 thank you so much @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA22/04/2017 #44 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SALovely evocation of life as trees/trees as life @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I do find that there's something very peaceful and stress - relieving about sitting and watching trees gently swaying in the breeze22/04/2017 #43 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#36 beautiful answer @Lisa Vanderburg thank you so much22/04/2017 #42 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#37 glad you enjoyed it @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!22/04/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#38 thank you queen bee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams22/04/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#39 and your comments stand out to me, very wise and true thank you @Kevin Baker22/04/2017 #39 Kevin BakerThis is the sentence that stands out for me "" The strength and purity of nature always supports us in the most mysterious way. "" The more we listen to our instinct the higher quality of life we live. The further from nature we stray we lose that part of us that defines us as human.21/04/2017 #37 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessWow, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., just wow. Lovely. Thank you.21/04/2017 #36 Lisa VanderburgLovely @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. - just lovely! I have been observing the long demise of the great Horse Chestnut. This long journey into extinction is an equally long vigil and each year, as their three-pronged disease brings them closer, I watch. I wait. I applaud their valiant efforts at renewal...but we are mere mortals.21/04/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#34 thank you @John Rylance.21/04/2017 #33 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#32 fully agree with you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and thank you so much; for your reading and comments!21/04/2017 #32 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThis is a beautiful and powerful verse, in itself - "Separately the trees are less powerful.
Together they are able to sing a whole song.
Their story becomes visible only after all experiences gained."
Mankind can learn so much from nature, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.,21/04/2017 #31 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#30 what a beautiful memory / experience you share with us @Laura Mikolaitis, it is really beautiful what you have said, thank you.21/04/2017 #30 Laura MikolaitisBeautiful, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. The imagery that you create with your words is very peaceful and instills hope. Just yesterday I was walking among the pines in a local park near my office. It was a beautiful day and I found peace along the pathway lined with nature's arms. There's vitality in our natural surroundings when we give in to it. Thank you for sharing this with us. I really enjoyed it.21/04/2017 #29 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, Mr bee wonderful!21/04/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"The strength and purity of nature always supports us in the most mysterious way". This is a superb line @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.You are a gifted write rand poet. I love the flow of your writing. It touches the heart. Sharing
- 07/04/2017The Japanese 'Forest Bathing' - So much needed in this age of Technology and Smart Cities.. @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @David B. Grinberg @Sophie Perrin @Paul WaltersWhat is Japanese "FOREST BATHING" by World Economic Forum
Comments07/04/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergThanks for sharing this buzz, Harshal. This is also the time of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. The cherry blossoms were a gift to the USA from Japan and draw huge crowds to the Tidal Basin surround the Lincoln Memorial http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/
cc: @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador (another Washingtonian)
- 24/01/2017Nice metaphor, nice read.What Kind Of A Person Are You? by Tyler Perry « Rebuild Life Nowrebuildlifenow.com
Comments24/01/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI like the metaphor as well @Sara Jacobovici. The author Tyler Perry could expand on it. For example, relating to leaves the author wrote "LEAF PEOPLE
Some people come into your life and they are like leaves on a tree. They are only there for a season. You can’t depend on them or count on them because they are weak and only there to give you shade". One idea is some people change color depending on the "season". Some leaves are sharp, narrow (narrow-minded people) and others are broad leaves. I could go on.
- 23/01/2017Neither fires or earthquakes have altered this amazing tree. Just a quiet life in a California forest for all these years. Not every tree has a nickname, but 'The President' has earned it. This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall & is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. Imagine, this tree was already 700 years old during the height of ancient Greece's civilization and 1200 years old when Rome was well into its rule of most of the western world and points beyond. The trunk of The President measures at 27 feet across, with 2 billion needles From base to top. Because of its unbelievable size, this tree has never been photographed in its entirety, until now. National Geographic photographers have worked along with scientists to create the first photo that shows the President in all its glory. They had to Climb the tree with pulleys and levers, and took thousands of photos. Of those, they selected 126 and stitched them together to get this incredible portrait of the President.
- 07/12/2016@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.,~
Comments07/12/2016 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.beautiful thanks @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
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Comments05/12/2016 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#2 interesting link, great share, thank you @Chas Wyatt05/12/2016 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt#1 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., something I didn't tell you~ my mom and dad were friends with the owners of "The Trees of Mystery" in Northern California; although a 'tourist trap', when I was a child, I often wandered the Redwood groves freely. https://www.treesofmystery.net05/12/2016 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.that is beautiful thank you @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
- ProducerTurned Into RedwoodOnce upon a time a gorgeous man lost his heart to a special woman. Soul deep love. He waited long for her. Very long. All his life. She was his most preferred woman on earth. She did not answer any of his love notes. He even wrote her a book,...
Comments04/12/2016 #19 Gerald Hecht#16 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. yeah; no problem04/12/2016 #18 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 thanks so much for having shared this story, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt04/12/2016 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#10 wow, always lovely to read your experience, @Chas Wyatt, would be lovely to read them all in a book format!04/12/2016 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#11 @Gerald Hecht, good that you mention this intention here, thank you.04/12/2016 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 @mohammed khalaf, yes that is so true, thank you.04/12/2016 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 many thanks @Rene Winteraeken. That is wonderful to read.03/12/2016 #10 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., this story has a special relevance to me. Once during my vagabond days and ways, I stayed in a hollowed out Redwood in Northern California. It gave me shelter from the storm.
"I've been to Hollywood
I've been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold.
I've been in my mind,
It's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold."~ Neil Young.03/12/2016 #9 Chas ✌️ Wyatt03/12/2016 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#5 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, you are a true beBee Sweetheart. Thank you for your active presence.03/12/2016 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#4 oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, @Milos Djukic, truly adorable comment! Thank YOU.03/12/2016 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#3 I admit it, @Julie Hickman. Happy to Bee. Thank you for your wonderful comments.03/12/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 HelfrichSoul truthful @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. "True love never dies. Connected hearts always find their way back home."02/12/2016 #4 Anonymous@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., There is something so beautiful in your writing and I can't explain what. Masterful. Thank you very much.02/12/2016 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.most welcome, @Debasish Majumder!!! Thank you for expressing your appreciation.
- Producer18/11/2016Always room to grow!Last February, I wrote a post called, Lessons From a Woman Who Changed My World. Well, today is my mother Ida's 97th birthday (till 120). In spite of any challenges, this woman continues to think of the future and of life. As such, in honor of her...
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- Producer07/11/2016RootednessA tree is a fine example of rootedness, let us explore what is this rootedness all about.To root is a sense of steadiness than a fixation in the belonging.To value the depth of where you came from than to cling to your past in desperation and fear...
Comments18/12/2016 #14 Savvy RajCertainly so @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt and that is the freedom in the grouding that I believe happens in the strength of these interconnects ... To evolve from the core of the being .Thank you for the kind appreciation of this post . In fact from my above painting which happened first as I was sitting amidst nature .... these verses evolved as an intrepretation of this very idea of the strength in Grounding in eternal connectedness .16/11/2016 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11 Thank you @Savvy Raj for the invitation to follow up on these brilliant discussions. I loved the quote of @Mohammed Sultan "" Change your opinions ,keep to your principals , change your leaves keep intact your roots". This quote is brilliant even though some trees may change the functions of their roots to allow them to store nutrients. I find these discussions highly illuminating and together with those more than 55 comments on my last buzz I find that both discussions are extremely rewarding. I wish we could compile the comments here and there to get a better perspective.08/11/2016 #10 Mohammed Sultan@ Savvy Raj.Victor Hugo quoted" Change your opinions ,keep to your principals , change your leaves keep intact your roots."
Your quote then,with apology to Shaksepeare"Under the greenwood tree,who loves to dance with me."A lesson to big corporation to stick to their identities and also learn to dance with the giants.To set things right or return back to their roots.08/11/2016 #8 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.
- Producer01/11/2016What To Do When You Feel OverwhelmedIf everyone was satisfied with himself, There would be no heroes. --Mark TwainI found myself feeling a little more stressed than normal. I was...
Comments02/11/2016 #20 Pamela 🐝 Williams#8 I walk. When faced with a dilemma of any kind, if I walk, I'll develop a solution. At my different jobs they had to learn that when they see Pam walking down the hall (ignoring anyone she passes) or outside, leave her alone because when she comes back...eureka! :-) One time I never made it out of my office before I did an immediate about face, it was so quick the team's new assistant thought I had lost my mind.02/11/2016 #19 Paul Kearley🐝#15 thanks @Sarah Elkins of course that example was from a few years ago pre cancer. Now I do the same thing except it's a brisk walk and I always walk with my border collie by my side. Oh the stories she could tell from what I've told her as we've walked countless kilometres01/11/2016 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI enjoyed this post, Paul. I got home from our trip feeling tired and overwhelmed. Your post helped put me back on track and I am ready to regroup and move forward. I'm not a runner but I like a good vigorous walk. It clears my mind and gives me new energy.01/11/2016 #15 Sarah Elkins#10 That's exactly what I was thinking, @Melissa Hughes. As well as the reminder in your book that sometimes when you get stuck, getting out of your routine will help un-stick you. That's a big part of my next post about #NoLongerVirtual.
@Paul Kearley🐝 View more#10 That's exactly what I was thinking, @Melissa Hughes. As well as the reminder in your book that sometimes when you get stuck, getting out of your routine will help un-stick you. That's a big part of my next post about #NoLongerVirtual.
@Paul Kearley🐝, it sounds like you and @Laura Mikolaitis have a lot in common in terms of running to clear your head. I'm not a runner, but I find that if I take a vigorous hike, I can stop my gerbil-mind from spinning for a little while and figure out my next steps. Of course, sometimes you have to give yourself a little time to be frustrated, sad, angry, before you can move on to action and problem-solving. Great reminder here. Close01/11/2016 #14 Paul Kearley🐝#12 we'll @Dawn Kieran as you can see you have come to a good place to find direction!
The thing I have found about finding the right moment is that you sometimes have to stop waiting for them to appear and start making them happen.
I'm so happy you stopped by my article for a little read.
Now the ball is in your court.01/11/2016 #10 AnonymousWow... I love this post, @Paul Kearley! There is a lot of research out there about how nature decreases cortisol production and other ways it impacts the brain. Sometimes, all it takes is a quiet moment with the earth to reset and refresh. Thank you for the reminder.... we've all been there!01/11/2016 #8 Paul Kearley🐝#6 @Pamela 🐝 Williams yes, I had heard that. Funny thing, as long as I can remember, whenever I feel out of sorts, I find an old tree (preferably a pine) and I put my whole back against it including the back of my head and I meditate, feeling the strength of the tree and I just listen. I am amazed at some of the ideas I have taken from this meditation/listening time. Yeah, I know. weird. But, for me, it seems to work.01/11/2016 #6 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsPaul, know when to say when was the hardest lesson for me to learn. An interesting note about trees. For a long time scientists believed trees were stand-alone, self reliant. It's only been more recently that they've learned that plants have what you might call an Internet in which the cables are actually a fungus that grows on the roots and through this fungus the trees are communicating with other plants. A literal plant communication network that tells the trees when something is amiss and allows the tree to react accordingly. Nothing lives, works, or just exists in isolation. It's when we think we do that we stop listening to the signals telling us something is amiss. That is when those heavy, hard objects come flying at us! You might say the fungus among us is trying to tell us to chill out!01/11/2016 #5 Jared 🐝 WieseAwesome post, Paul!
"I had even put off going for my daily runs, which usually helped me to clear my head and put things in perspective."
See, you KNEW better - and your body finally made you get moving to realize it ;)
So many parallels here. As such, am sharing to the following hives as in the order of your discovery:
- The Miracle morning (https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning) for the routine of exercising daily to clear yourself in so many ways,
- Eckhart Tolle (Eckhart Tolle) for the Power of Now and using stillness to connect with nature, and
- Habits of Highly Effective People (https://www.bebee.com/group/habits-of-highly-effective-people) for Covey's paradigm shifts of proactivity and "Circle of Influence".
Also check out https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-daily-questions-create-a-quality-life for more "pause time" to reflect and recharge - daily.01/11/2016 #3 Paul Kearley🐝#1 you're right @Kevin Pashukwe both seem to be blessed with wonderful spouses who just know us sometimes better than we know ourselves.
As for being an introvert, I do it kicking and screaming. I seem to find myself as an incompetent introvert sitting on the fence between two states... introversion and extroversion.01/11/2016 #2 Laura Mikolaitis@Paul Kearley🐝, this is a truly inspiring post and one that I can relate to. I've descended into that abyss on more than one occasion and if it not for the nudge of my husband telling me to "go for a run" and the winds of nature accepting me with open arms, it would have been much more difficult to climb out. I've learned (and believe I am a work in progress) that we all need those moments of reassessing where we are at the present moment. I believe that when we fall into that abyss it is so that when we finally climb out, we climb out stronger and with new perspective. Kudos to you for recognizing and accepting the opportunity to start again. We need the reset button from time to time. As for viewing problems as challenges, I couldn't agree more. It makes all the difference in how we approach them.01/11/2016 #1 Kevin PashukI didn't get past the first paragraph Paul before I nailed you as a fellow introvert. I recognize those emotions and thankfully, like yours, my wife knows when I need to recharge the emotional batteries with some alone time. Your epiphany was important... perspective of facts, not emotions, is how you need to frame things.
In the meantime, while you are practicing your newfound wisdom, perhaps you could order one of these shirts. https://www.lookhuman.com/design/57638-sorry-i-cant-right-now-im-busy-introverting?aff_sub=TnL5HPStwNw
Comments27/10/2016 #3 Lada 🏡 Prkic#1 #2 Thank you both! I like this poem by Ilan Shamir. Just like the author said about his poem, everyone needs a wise friend who knows how to say just the right thing at just the right moment. This old tree, like a wise old man, shares its simple wisdom about life, about living in harmony with ourselves and with nature.
I thought this is an appropriate share for this hive. :)
- 25/10/20167-year-old 'Guerilla Gardener' plants a tree on Oxford Street in London and leaves a note~
The Tree of Life~ 100 buzzes
"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