- 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...
Comments21/04/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. writes, "Each tree once was a strong lesson. Learned through life's ups and downs."21/04/2017 #12 Sara JacoboviciThanks for the tag @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I regret that I haven't had the opportunity to read your previous posts. I had to stop on this one as after reading the title, The Path Of The Mentor And The Student, the next line described the trees. I love the connection and how beautifully you wrote about the relationship. One line that stood out for me (today) is, "Once we understand this language, we can move forward."21/04/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#8 happy you did and you do @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee, we are all in progress, and learn from others.
- 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
- 04/12/2016@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.,
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.02/12/2016 #1 debasish majumdernicely portrayed @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read. thank you for such lovely share madam.
- 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 HoffmanI 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 Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTSAwesome 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~
- 24/10/2016@Sara Jacobovici, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Claire L 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🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @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, Brand Ambassador @beBee#2 @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee#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, Brand Ambassador @beBee#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🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee. 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 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeTelepathy 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee...)
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 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @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, Brand Ambassador @beBee,
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 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeAmazing 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.
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