- 15/02/2017@Susan Rooks writes: "Words have power. Words set the framework for how we feel, what we think, and how we act." An important discussion.Wednesday Words and Woes: A Productivity Killerwww.linkedin.com Funny. When we were kids, most of us heard and maybe said, “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” You remember...
- Producer15/02/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBeeFor this week, I am contributing the word: before. Einstein did not quite finish the job of presenting his theory of relativity as, what is referred to, the Fourth Dimension. Contrary...
- Producer08/02/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee For this week, I am contributing the following: Time and Metaphor: two words close to my heart I have often communicated that I consider...
Comments11/02/2017 #36 Todd JonesTime, time. There is no time. There is no time, for this rhyme.
Great post, Sara. As I age, I find myself contemplating the fleeting nature of time much more than in my youth. Quite possibly it could be because at 49, I am relatively certain that I have more life in the rear view mirror than in the windshield, and because it takes me longer to do EVERYTHING than it did 25 years ago. Or perhaps it's that, thanks to the internet, I finally appreciate how little I know of worldly issues and events and contraptions, and now find all of it so interesting. I am constantly distracted with new pursuits.
I recall a conversation with my grandfather during late August when I was 13 years old, and I was waxing melancholy over how quickly summer had passed. I believe that he was in his late 50's at the time, and his response was simply "Wait 'til you are my age."
36 years later, I finally understand what he meant.10/02/2017 #34 Max🐝 J. Carter#33 Well Deb as a Shaman I do teach these things and I do it for free.
And your judgement of me in your comment.....
And it is disrespectful to dismiss someone who has dedicated their life to making sure what they say is accurate and it is slanderous to call what I said in my comment a perspective that could be damaging to my brand as a Shaman who teaches these things for free because I do possess that understanding and I work to make sure what I say is accurate and factual or I state otherwise.10/02/2017 #33 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#32 Well, Max, on occasion you have a tendency to take on a tone of lecturing. And this style makes it hard to respond.
We are all adding to discussions of our own free will and we should each do so without expectations of any specific response. A person might do a quick reply because of family obligations, for example, or simply be in a happy mood and not want to take apart the entire history of science - at that particular moment in time :)
I firmly believe that using a word like ignoring is a judgment that diverges from the attempt to keep this a community free of bullying - as you so often advocate for. Your addition to the conversation was respectfully acknowledged. Your follow-ups feel accusatory based on some other situation and that is the opposite of dwelling in the right now.
I believe we've established that there is room for everything on beBee and that we are all free to scroll on past things that don't resonate with us, at any point in time, as long as we are respectful.10/02/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici#29 I have had the opportunity to exchange ideas with you in the past and at this point I feel that I can only respectfully disagree with your perspective. The invaluable worth of the opportunities of these posts and comments is that we get to hear and express a range of ideas and perspectives. That is why I thanked you for your contribution.10/02/2017 #30 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Cristina 🐝 López Hara for your share. I offer an invitation to contribute in Spanish:
Tengo una colmena llamada, “What words mean to me”.
Cada Miércoles, publicaré la/s palabra/s de la semana. Será hecho a partir de todos los mensajes privados que reciba antes de cada Lunes. Esta invitación la compartiremos fuera de beBee en tantos idiomas como sea posible, así que la/s palabra/s, serán publicadas en el idioma de origen. Os pediría que todos nosotros usemos el mismo formato de dos partes: la primera parte la palabra, y la segunda parte lo que la palabra significa para mí.
For example, I will start us off with the word, affinity.
La primera parte la palabra: Affinity is defined as:
1. A spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.
2. A similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, especially a resemblance in structure between animals, plants, or languages.
3. The degree to which a substance tends to combine with another.
Que la palabra significa para mí. What this word means to me.
As an active member of beBee, the word affinity has been introduced into my life as I had never had the opportunity to use it before. Now I feel like I experience affinity, I am connecting spontaneously with a number of people and their ideas. I feel that I am relating in a meaningful way with others. And increasingly more now, I have been combining my writing and sharing with learning and meeting.
Quiero pediros e invitaros a enviarme una palabra que tenga un significado especial para tí.10/02/2017 #26 Sara Jacobovici#24 Your comments are enriching @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Your words and ideas flow from beginning to end. I will use your concluding statement as a possible springboard. You write: "Even when what we know seems perfectly aligned with reality "out there", it is folly to become too attached to what we know in this particular moment." It makes me think that the folly is in attaching to an illusion that we then carry over, "holding on" to something that we believe to be right and then preventing ourselves from continuing to see what's out there. This is where I would use the idea of being "in the moment"; be aware of what is happening, how it makes you feel, understand that it is part of a whole, and in this way move on.10/02/2017 #25 Max🐝 J. CarterTime is a fable and human construct of the imagination to make sense of why it gets light and dark and why the weather changes and why we change. It doesn't actually exist.
This is part of the unlearning that has to be done in order to live now and achieve higher levels of understanding and conscious level awareness.
When you step outside 3d to 4d it's infinite space. Time only exists in our minds because we all agree to live the lie of time. In 4d space everything that has ever happened and will ever happen in infinite realities exists simultaneously. Just a fact of existence. Not a popular one because it destroys all the science that is based on the lie of time.
All language is metaphorical and we all tie different metaphors to different words based on experience.
As a Shaman it;s my job to understand these things and I put a lot of work into it over my life studying both physics and everything else.
As a conduit for wisdom straight from source, god, the universal consciousness or whatever helps you sleep you netter I can assure this is fact and not opinion.
I have spent years making sure I can trust that as well.
The "shift" we are going through on our world is about ripping back the veil and learning what the real truth is.
You can find a lot of reading material that supports every word of this comment.09/02/2017 #24 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#21 #22 Fantastically composed thesis, @Sara Jacobovici. It is an interesting conundrum as we do understand at some level that our objective reality is filtered through a very subjective lens; but we often behave in very rigid ways demanding that others acknowledge our perceptions as 'fact'
The Black Swan metaphor is brilliant at coalescing this point, as it only ever takes one outlier occurrence. And we rely too heavily on the small timeframes of our human lives, along with our confirmation bias.
Most people would guarantee that I will see the sun rise in the East tomorrow. But those folks don't live in Seattle. I first moved here in December one year. I would have sworn that one could not see Mount Rainer from the city. For almost 60 days I knew this to be a fact. And then one day, the clouds cleared and I was astounded.
To be fully alive, we have to stay cognizant of that awareness that our bodies come equipped with only a limited set of perceptual apparati (What a perfect illustration! If I want to create a cool plural of apparatus - I can do so, strict grammatical rules aside, as long as the context of meaning is accurate)
Even when what we know seems perfectly aligned with reality "out there", it is folly to become too attached to what we know in this particular moment.09/02/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici#11 Part Two: When an individual is urged to “use their common sense” there is an assumption that the meaning of the action or even judgment of the person doing the urging is understood by the individual being urged and is in sync with their own drive to survive. Immanuel Kant, in his Critique of Judgment (1987), states: "[W]e must [here] take sensus communis to mean the idea of a sense shared [by all of us], i.e., a power to judge that in reflecting takes account (a priori), in our thought, of everyone else's way of presenting [something], in order as it were to compare our own judgment with human reason in general... Now we do this as follows: we compare our judgment not so much with the actual as rather with the merely possible judgments of others, and [thus] put ourselves in the position of everyone else..." So…what I am trying to say again is, you’re right @Deb 🐝 Helfrich; my sense of time is not your sense of time, but together we share a common sense. Metaphors are the language we use to communicate with each other and share what our individual sense “feels” like.09/02/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici#11 Part One: You are right on @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Our perceptions are based on the sensory input we process and experience. The objective laws of nature were developed by people who observed and perceived nature differently from their predecessors. Human beings are referred to as “sentient”. Sentient is defined as “having sensation or feeling”. As sentient beings, in order for us to feel, perceive and experience, we are dependent on our senses. From individual perceptions we then expand to communal or common perceptions. My red is not your red but we need to have to have a common enough representation for us, as individuals, to survive in the community. In his book The Psychology of Consciousness, Robert Ornstein (1972) states: "Ordinary consciousness is each individual’s own private construction. This insight has been more elegantly expressed by philosophers and poets. Alfred North Whitehead said: Nature gets credit which in truth should be reserved for ourselves, the rose for its scent, the nightingale for his song, and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self-congratulations on the excellence of the human mind. Nature is a dull affair, soundless, scentless, colorless, merely the hurrying of material, endlessly, meaninglessly." So...not only do we each have our individual scent of the rose, but our own red. In other words, both the subjective and the objective are subjectively perceived.09/02/2017 #17 Sara JacoboviciPart Two: When an individual is urged to “use their common sense” there is an assumption that the meaning of the action or even judgment of the person doing the urging is understood by the individual being urged and is in sync with their own drive to survive. Immanuel Kant, in his Critique of Judgment (1987), states: "[W]e must [here] take sensus communis to mean the idea of a sense shared [by all of us], i.e., a power to judge that in reflecting takes account (a priori), in our thought, of everyone else's way of presenting [something], in order as it were to compare our own judgment with human reason in general... Now we do this as follows: we compare our judgment not so much with the actual as rather with the merely possible judgments of others, and [thus] put ourselves in the position of everyone else..." So…what I am trying to say again is, you’re right @Deb 🐝 Helfrich; my sense of time is not your sense of time, but together we share a common sense. Metaphors are the language we use to communicate with each other and share what our individual sense “feels” like.09/02/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici#11 Part One: You're right on @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Our perceptions are based on the sensory input we process and experience. The objective laws of nature were developed by people who observed and perceived nature differently from their predecessors. Human beings are referred to as “sentient”. Sentient is defined as “having sensation or feeling”. As sentient beings, in order for us to feel, perceive and experience, we are dependent on our senses. But….in his book The Psychology of Consciousness, Robert Ornstein (1972) states: Ordinary consciousness is each individual’s own private construction. This insight has been more elegantly expressed by philosophers and poets. Alfred North Whitehead said: Nature gets credit which in truth should be reserved for ourselves, the rose for its scent, the nightingale for his song, and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self-congratulations on the excellence of the human mind. Nature is a dull affair, soundless, scentless, colorless, merely the hurrying of material, endlessly, meaninglessly…” Both the subjective and the objective are subjectively perceived; the rose, not only for its scent but for its color. My red is not your red. But we have to have a “common sense” of red in order for us individuals, who are dependent on our community, to survive.
- 05/02/2017I dedicate this buzz to Dr. Ali Anani and the shared journey of personal growth, which I know Sara Jacobovici would join me in whole hearted support, both of us have been enriched by his presence both at LinkedIn and here at beBee. re: @Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici
In the early days before Ali Anani and Sara Jacobovici got to know me at LinkedIn, I engaged in a way of writing that is absolutely not what anyone should do if they are more invested in maintaining a personal brand, which was streams of consciousness. I would write furiously and without inhibition, inspired by the way one writer wrote his work. His name was Jack Kerouac.
As I now look further into stream of consciousness writing, what seemed so natural to let forth at LinkedIn and before in other networks, streams of consciousness apparently has a far greater and interesting background than I had ever realized - because I did not study "streams of consciousness" I merely did it. When I go back now and read these streams I must admit that sometimes even I don't understand what poured forth but I know that it came from my consciousness, and thus it had far greater metacognitive value i.e. [the act of thinking about my thinking].
Now I am in a position to study it, it makes for fascinating reading :10 Writers Who Use Stream of Consciousness Better than Anybody Elseqwiklit.com By May Huang A narrative technique that has perplexed and fascinated readers for centuries, the stream of consciousness technique has been used by many writers to trace the seamless (and oft...
Comments05/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Dear Pamela [ @Pamela 🐝 Williams ] the chief reason I dedicate this to @Ali Anani is that when I was pouring out comments that were as much a page or page-half in length at LinkedIn, he was always appreciative, because he could see that there was a thinker behind those screeds. Ultimately as a writing style, it is a different type of excellence that can move it from brainfart to braincraft. Let things flow but be conscious that you have let things flow. I received greater criticism when I wrote a one-line blog called One under the name "Mark Zorro"
The One Blog "Mark Twain wasn't Mark Twain - Mark Zorro isn't Mark Zorro" 
http://bit.ly/2km1wyU05/02/2017 #8 Pamela 🐝 Williams#5 Sara, I think I've mentioned before my nephew who deals with adult onset schitzophrenia. He at times goes into these long speeches that at the time make no sense. After time my sister will realize it did have meaning. Like you say; it's their own language and like any language its up to us to learn and communicate in their language, to break down the language barriers that separate us.05/02/2017 #5 Sara JacoboviciCouldn't be more honoured to be part of this Triad; @Ali Anani, yourself, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and myself. Your post and share are true gifts to the readers and learners.
In my clinical work, you often see individuals with severe mental health challenges writing or talking incessantly; literally streams and streams of consciousness. The majority of mental health professionals would identify this as a symptom of thought disorders. I have always experienced this as an expression of their thoughts, a language I needed to learn, to understand. Once I read it and heard it, as their expression and communication of their consciousness, their experiences, it all made sense! In the hands of writers, this is a technique. In the hands of those who are suffering, this is a lifeline.05/02/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI didnt know this wrriting style had a name but it is how I write and I think why my words sometimes raise a lot of questions. I can also see why you dedicated this to Ali. He does have the gift of letting thoughts flow and is able to share in words that inspire our own musings. Great share Manjit05/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 When it comes to studying, it is important to differentiate that we don't study it in the moment but we must study or at least appreciate it afterwards - that is why I put a huge stress mark on developing the skills of metacognition.
Otherwise stream of consciousness becomes an exercise in lazy thinking, temporal novelty or just downright mediocrity. The laziness that it affords (where laziness is intelligent) is to free the tyranny of control, but the mining of it, that is when the work begins - especially if the origin is not from a well-spring of experience.
The great writers had already absorbed (one can also say stolen in a good way) a great body and variety of experiences and then they have so much that laying it out as a stream of consciousness is what the 10 writers link is about - so what they pour forth in gusto already has a source which is rich in depth. Here I do put the emphasis on "great writers" for at that level streams of consciousness is equal to their wonderous talent.05/02/2017 #1 Ali AnaniI am extremely privileged to have this lovely buzz dedicated to me. I find the experience of partnering with you and dear @Sara Jacobovici extremely rich.
I find that writing with the flow of positive energy and attitude lead a writer to write and keep his flow. We don't need to study this as it becomes a natural flow.
I take this opportunity to thank you for who you are Manjit. I learnt from you and the proof is in record. Only earlier today I published a buzz that was inspired by a buzz of you and dear @🐝 Fatima Williams.
I am honored to be associated with great humans like you all are.. Shared
- Producer02/02/2017My WordsTempted to submit a WORD for Sara Jacobovici's Wednesday Word(s) of the Week, I stumbled about in a web of terms and expressions, so many weird and wonderful words, whacky and woeful words, all wandering around in my head ..... and then it came to...
Comments03/02/2017 #38 Todd JonesLettered squares, on the keyboard rattle…
Crafting tales, of pleasure and battle.
A major peril, lurking with each stroke…
Is an unclear tone, that leaves intention broke.
For the very same words, can have different meaning…
Depending on where, the emphasis is leaning.
I have seen a few comments, raise prodigious ire…
As uncertain gist, leaves much to be desired.
This I have learned, from @Susan Rooks…
The Grammar Goddess post, deserves a second look.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@susan-rooks/american-grammar-checkup-are-we-being-clear03/02/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great poem and good timing with this! My favorite part (well I enjoyed the entire poem) "Words can do so many things,
Give us wings or pull our strings.
When we carefully choose our words,
We can melt an army's swords. "
We've all used words we do regret
It's a learning curve at times, I bet.
One can only hope through regret,
we choose our words with thoughts of love and respect.
- Producer01/02/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee For this week we have the following contributions: 1. Claire 🐝 Cardwell writes: my favorite word is Serendipity. Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or...
Comments01/02/2017 #2 Cyndi wilkinsHi @Sara Jacobovici...This is a great buzz! How about a good old fashioned "conversation"...By tapping into the transformative energies of one's voice. Sound vibrations that awaken the spirit of the "imagination"...oooh...another good one;-) I've had some great "chats" this week and I feel as if I've been freed from the womb of the physical body...Flying all over interstellar space with nothing but the wings of my imagination to keep me afloat...It's where magic happens;-)
- 30/01/2017Please accept my invitation to participate in Wednesday Word of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee.
- Producer30/01/2017WWW.beBeeImage credit: Word-Game-WorldWednesday Word of the Week on beBee: WWW.beBee In English: (In Spanish below.) I have a hive called, “What words mean to me.” I would like to add the following feature to this hive; every Wednesday, I will...
Comments30/01/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAFFINITY
Affinity has been described by Sara
What this word means to me:
Affinity is the word I identified with when beBee introduced it to me - today I link it to A-Players. I can see that a part of what I call my "workable life".
The opposite for me of Affinity is Bozo
Bozo is the word Steve Jobs identified to describe the kind leadership that are B-Players, the kind organizations hires that dumb down their organization down, Steve Jobs last instruction to the Apple Board was to ensure Apple hire A-Players.. This is what I personally want to avoid and what I also call an element of the "branded life".
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/workable-life-intelligence30/01/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitA word that has meaning to me is
Contribution is defined as :
1. A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.
2. The part played by a person or thing in bringing about a result or helping something to advance.
3. An article or other piece of writing submitted for publication in a collection.
4. See What this Words Means to Me
What this word means to me: Is how William Hewlett and David Packard defined the word CONTRIBUTION :
HP Way: CONTRIBUTION.
Do our products offer something unique—be it a technical contribution, a level of quality, a problem solved—to our customers? Are the communities in which we operate stronger and the lives of our employees better than they would be without us? Are people's lives improved because of what we do? If the answer to any these questions is "no," then Packard and Hewlett would deem HP a failure, no matter how much money the company returned to its shareholders.
The HP Way
http://www.jimcollins.com/article_topics/articles/the-hp-way.html30/01/2017 #3 Claire 🐝 Cardwell@Sara Jacobovici my favourite word is Serendipity. It means Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend, Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. it was first used in 1754. The princes, he told his correspondent, were "always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of". The notion of serendipity is a common occurrence throughout the history of scientific innovation such as Alexander Fleming's accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928, the invention of the microwave oven by Percy Spencer in 1945, and the invention of the Post-it note by Spencer Silver in 1968.
The reasons I love the word Serendipity is that not only does it sound great tripping off your tongue, you can almost guess the meaning of the word from the way it sounds. I love the concept of happy coincidences and I have seen the ripples of serendipitous meetings and discoveries throughout my life. In fact I doubt I would be living in SA if I hadn't met a chap called Glen Peck in London in 1996 and I don't think I would be following my dream of being an architectural designer if I hadn't met Gary Pereira in 2002/3.
- Producer20/01/2017Touching With WordsIt's been a while since I've been active on beBee. Due to an attempt to keep my sanity, I cut my time on social media back and only wanted to post on one site. With LinkedIn's new changes, I can see that my decision to choose LI was a mistake.So, if...
Comments21/01/2017 #24 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis might make you smile, @Rod Loader. I scrolled down to check out the comments to gauge the length of my reading time. As I scrolled back up, I read the poems first.
I felt the ocean via your words without context.
The secret, I feel, to beBee as we grow the site to the many millions it will soon have, is to remember to reshare.
Since the feed is based chronologically, and then by following & hives, it is up to us bees to keep things buzzing across the gloe's time zones! This is especially important for those of us whose days barely overlap.21/01/2017 #23 Ken BoddiePainting pictures with words so that they reel in the attention of our readers, as they flit like butterflies from post to post, is indeed an art form, Rod. At the opposite end of the spectrum, staying awake while reading, through necessity, a technical report, a specification, or a contract document, is a challenge.
One of the endearing things I have found about common language 'word users' in my adopted Land of Oz is a healthy and liberal use of the idiom, coupled with the intriguing veil of the metaphor, and a vicious application of the 'tall poppy' syndrome which, through sarcasm, reminds us that our communications with our readers should be clear and concise.
Welcome back into the light, Rod, where entertaining words, proffered in the spirit of clarity and conciseness, are rewarded here on beBee, with engagement and eventual affinity between bees. Many of us chose to come across into the light from the Dark Side, because our words over there were disappearing like water droplets in sand dunes, faster than any potential followers could dig. Take a deep breath through your nose. What you are smelling is delicious honey being produced.21/01/2017 #18 Rod LoaderMohammed, I have read some writers who regularly use big words and I feel like they are trying to impress me, rather than entice or enthral me. Your image of a garden of weeds really rings true when reading those pieces. You are right about a writer (and all creative artists) needing to create several positive impressions, before a reader begins to allow themselves to become a fan #1321/01/2017 #16 Rod LoaderHarvey, here's a story you might enjoy.
The page stares back at me, expectantly.
“Ink me,” it demands, lying before me. “But not with the scribbles of a child, or the harsh, ignorant strokes of the careless. You say you’re a professional, now is your time to prove it.”
My mind becomes as blank as the pale skin my eyes survey.
Images created before could not be repeated. They were old, used and etched into the paleness of others.
Imagination releases a thought, which swirls and expands, longing to be shown.
“You’re going to love this,” I whisper excitedly, picking up my pen. “It’s beautiful.”
© RG Loader
#1120/01/2017 #13 Mohammed Sultan@Rod Loader.Words are shadows of the writer's feeling and thoughts.Saying big long words without a good image means little things.it's like painting a garden full of weeds.If you change the environment of your words,certainly a totally different picture would emerge .it's not the subject and the event that count but the visual impression as caught at a certain time and reflects the best shadow of your feelings.You need several impressions and several manipulations in reader's mind too to change their perceptions.Thank you for sharing your impessive and well manipulated poems.Welcome at beBee,the most suitable platform to convey your feeling and enhance your poetry instinct and Loader Writing that cultivate deeds,not weeds.20/01/2017 #12 Devesh BhattA word can mean anything, one has to develop a context.
You have seen the good in imagery and impact. This will motivate many people.
Just that sometimes one enjoys wordplay so much that they underestimate others who do the same.
I went to the opposite direction. In a professional sense,. I witnessed a majority of people misuse this skill, project a desirable, speak a deliverable and secure business.
But wherever legal liability was avoided, even avoid the deliverable.
Conclusion it's good for a first impression but it is best to explain stuff there itself, realisation may dawn anytime.
Showcasing it and then explaining oneself adds to the trust factors, exactly the way you have explained right now.
I look forward to reading more of your posts.20/01/2017 #11 Harvey LloydIf a picture is worth a thousand words then a memory is worth millions. A writer has the chance to paint so many pictures within their exploits. The canvas they seek to write on, is mine. Clearly i have a choice to make my canvas available but sometimes i just have to see where it goes.
Yours is worthy of the art you have painted. Memories are something that a synapse is given over too. Be wise in your writing but more importantly give those synapse over with guarded optimism.
- Producer03/01/2017Ancient Advice for Your New YearThe best advice might very well come from thousands of years ago.These ancient scribes have a lot to say about how we should live and do business in 2017. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” - Greek Philosopher PlutarchThis was a...
- 27/12/2016The five day count down to 2017 has started and I thought I would share five of my favourite memes. I find them wonderful reminders as I find my way.
- 12/11/2016"Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once." ~Paulo Coelho
- Producer24/10/2016Are our names instrumental in shaping our personality?We all, must, in some way, keep track of people by their names. And that name becomes a short-cut for who they are. Yesterday, in a light-hearted buzz, Ali Anani inquired whether the change of Javier's surname to his business and clear passion...
Comments04/11/2016 #78 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#77 Most certainly in the observer sense. I notice things. Aesthetics was one of my favorite Philosophy courses. When I respond to Art - I really respond. But I lack any capacity as a maker of visual art. I also know now that I have some degree of Auditory processing dysfunction, which is probably the real source of why my memory is better if I see a name written out when I first meet someone.
This whole online avatar thing really works to my favor.... I can chunk the written name and photo together.04/11/2016 #76 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#75 Yeah, I know I'd butcher it. I am not one of those people who can easily mimic names (or words) phonetically. I really need to see them spelled out, it assists me in some way. I know I have a better memory of names if I get a business card where I can insert the mental picture of the spelling of the name along with the face. If I just have a face and sounds, that is when I have a chance to categorize a new face with an old face and name. Brains are fascinating!31/10/2016 #71 Sara Jacobovici"The synchronicities of the world are just so juicy!", now I know why I didn't see this when it first came out. I had to spend last Saturday reading as much as I could about naming and meanings of names. So now I was able to connect in a meaningful way with your wonderful writing. Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich!31/10/2016 #70 Anees ZaidiA very interesting series on 'What's in a name?' dear @Deb🐝 Lange and dear brother @Ali Anani. My grand-daughter's name 'Aliza' was selected by my wife. The name has two parts 'Ali' my son-in-law's first name and 'za' the last two alphabets in my daughter's nick name 'Muniza'. Aliza means 'Joy' , 'Joyful' and baby Aliza is true to her name - making our evenings joyful over Facetime everyday.26/10/2016 #69 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. #68 Even when I use google translation @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, "I am ready" still comes up as je suis prêt. Not sure what basque means. I would love to know more about our heritage, because that's a peice that is missing. We were told my grandfather was from the 'dark side of Scotland." I later found out that meant darker skinned people lived in that part of Scotland and they had migrated from somewhere in the Meditteranean. We think we narrowed it down to France but can't be sure. Would be interesting if someone did have further linguistical info!26/10/2016 #68 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#67 That is some great information, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I am not one to nit-pick, but I have a special relationship with the French word for ready, it is... prêt prest looks to be Basque. Pretty ironic being from a region between France and Spain.... wonder if anyone has any further linguistical information.26/10/2016 #67 Lisa 🐝 GallagherOk, this SO wasn't true for me but I thought it was funny. I pulled this from the Urban Dictionary: The name of a girl who is very pretty and is so lovable that boys fall in love with her instantly.
Chick: OMG! DID YOU SEE LISA YESTERDAY?!
Dude: Yeah, I'm like...in love with that chica.
English- The name Lisa is a baby girl name. The name Lisa comes from the English origin. In English The meaning of the name Lisa is: Diminutive of Elizabeth: Oath of God. My God is bountiful. Lisa is often used as an independent first name.
As for my surname Fraser -Origins of the clan- The Frasers are believed to have come from Anjou in France. The name Fraser may be derived from Fredarius, Fresel or Freseau. Another suggestion is that the Frasers were a tribe in Roman Gaul, whose badge was a strawberry plant (fraisier in French). What does Je suis PREST mean in English?
Clan Fraser of Lovat. Friseal. Crest: A buck's head erased Proper. Motto. Je suis prest (I am ready)
So, This "chicas oath," I am ready ;-) LOL26/10/2016 #66 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.#51 I never mind telling people that the Gaelic spelling for Shawn is S-e-a-n and that it is Irish for John. Nor do I mind pronouncing my last name for folks, which is phonetic (and also Irish). These are conversational openings, sometimes into the world of Celtic heritage and wisdom -- King Arthur, Catholic missions, Druids, Stonehenge, wee folk, the Lady of the Lake, alchemy -- mystical and fun!!26/10/2016 #64 Praveen Raj GullepalliWhat's in a name? A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet! Who said that?;) Anyway, that said, any name uttered or heard, or written down or read (mentally) carries an audio signature / vibration to it that affects both the listener and the person uttering. Either positively, or otherwise. Compound that with our association an affinities and you have a persona that springs up in front of your mind's eye :) Whether you like him/her or not! And we react...or respond...accordingly. In our community we are used to naming children after our many deities and scriptural figures. My Dad took a radical departure and called me Praveen (means ''expert'' in our traditional language. And I am humbled by that definition always. He named my two siblings Raghmore (...R.I.P. - after a German name he heard on the radio that sounded like it in 1970...); Arun, the youngest one's name is derived from the Charioteer of the Sun God's name, Aruna). The middle name Raj, Dad edited from his own name RAJESHWAR. The last name or surname - Gullepally - has an interesting explanation to it. Gulle - means an oval basket woven with bamboo strips, sturdy and egg shaped; Pally - means a hamlet. My ancestors used to bury their dead in these baskets, in the foetal-curled up position (minutes before dying the breath pattern changes and you can hear a low growl which is taken as indication of imminent death and the person is brought into a sitting, knees-folded up to the chin position and a fibre rope is used to gently tie up the limbs into that posture. After demise the body is carried in that basket, tethered to a single long wooden stick carried on either ends by family members to the grave. The body is returned to the Earth as a child rests in the mothers womb, basically. Dad took another radical departure and discontinued this ceremonial practice starting with his Grandpa! :)26/10/2016 #60 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#55 I can understand protecting your families name. My dad was born to Scottish parents in Scotland. His middle name was his mom's surname and of course last name- his dads :)) I love how you promote beBee with your first name @Javier 🐝 beBee View more#55 I can understand protecting your families name. My dad was born to Scottish parents in Scotland. His middle name was his mom's surname and of course last name- his dads :)) I love how you promote beBee with your first name @Javier 🐝 beBee and that's funny about your friend, Daniel. Haha, that would have confused me too. @Ali Anani, I love how you put it about your wife's name.. you didn't say, what do I call her when I'm mad, you said, Shereen when happy and Lana when extremely happy!" That's love!! My sister's name is Deidre, but we call her DeeDee. Close
- Producer18/10/2016From Winnie-the-Pooh to NietzscheImage credit: FamaHaber I cannot express the feelings I have been going through since I found my name on the new ambassadors list and the response I am receiving from you to my having to decline. I feel...
Comments31/10/2016 #24 🐝 Fatima WilliamsYou speak out true feelings in words and these quotes are an excellent way of showcasing them.
" The potential of the connections we make with others on beBee is that each connection can be a source of illumination." As everyone rightly said here "You are an enduring source of illumination and your thoughts leave an indelible mark in the reader's mind and that's what matter at the end of the day. #beBeesforever18/10/2016 #7 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)Truly beautiful and illuminating, @Sara Jacobovici. When I saw the pic and title, I think a bit of the kid in me DID anticipate :)
Ahem... hate to break it to you... but this sort of honey is EXACTLY what an ambassador produces! Please keep it up!!
Yours in sweet anticipation...
- 11/10/2016I would like to share the words of Gino Bartali in the following 2 quotes: number 2.
Here I am reminded that it's not whether I can, it's finding my means through which to do it.
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Comments21/10/2016 #1 Claire BridgesBeautiful! Reminds me that in many ways we don't choose it, nor is it necessarily packaged the way we might have chosen for ourselves. I spent so long rejecting my life's purpose. I knew what I excelled at, I knew what I got fired up about, I knew what there was a need for, and I understood the 'sweet spot in the middle' Dharma concept. But I didn't like it. So I back-and-forthed between judging my 'bicycle' either too dull for a rider as special as me, or too special for a rider as dull as me. Arrogance, self-importance, self-loathing and self-doubt, all tangled up in one disabling mess! I'm so grateful I found acceptance (of it and myself) in the end. Thank you for sharing @Sara Jacobovici.
- 11/10/2016I would like to share the words of Gino Bartali in the following 2 quotes: number 1.
Here I am reminded that at times actions are more important than words. It is because of his perspective, that rewards are not external but internal, that allowed him to know the difference of when to speak and when to act.
- 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.
- Producer03/10/2016Why Love is the Best MedicineThis is a topic very near and dear to my heart, my daily life, my future, and the change I want to be in the world. I was intending on sharing this to Sara Jacobovici's "What Words Mean to Me" hive just as soon as I saw it on LI via Emilia...
Comments04/10/2016 #8 Emilia M. LudovinoThank you dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for this wonderful post. Just made my day, as I subscribe every word you penned down for us. Being myself a Reiki Karuna Master - Love, Compassion and Kindness are my working tools and my way of living, that I've been using for almost 20 years in all the walks of my life - as a Lawyer, Coach, Volunteer in Prisons and Hospitals - and I already testified some "miracles". Though I 100% agree with @Melissa Hefferman and #@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman that we need to be more vocal about the importance of Love, Compassion, and Kindness in our world and to gather the like-minded soul. One Heart at a time and the LOVE REVOLUTION is possible. Much Love dear Deb and a blessed day.
- Producer22/06/2016Irrelativity: Are we being crowdsourced into irrelevance through a war on words and artful use of information?"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the...
Comments05/10/2016 #28 Joel AndersonHere is to all the original, creative maladjusted non-conformist out there. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists … Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted,” Martin Luther King Jr.03/10/2016 #27 Joel Anderson#24 I just don't want to end up in virtual car, at the grocery store, or at the restaurant and find that I found myself in a location not of my choosing. Finding myself only to be confronted with an unending plethora of overwhelming distractions and choices. Find myself at a place where someone has effectively channeled me into a mindless approach of how to think, how to engage, how to collaborate, and using my intellect to pick and choose.
Whether I can control it or not, I just cannot sit passively in the passenger seat and relinquish its ownership and control if it is in my power to do so. Rather than be a back seat driver, I want to be an active participant; reflecting, engaging and collaborating on the journey.03/10/2016 #26 Joel Anderson#24 How we decide to approach it or not, will prove to be interesting as we decide to retain some modicum of ownership, or relinquish control and influence over the information that is driving us in one direction and/or another. It will be an interesting journey. Whether that journey is complex or simple and we take it standing or sitting, it is my hope that we all actively understand how we leverage the power and use of information to advantage. I fully appreciate that there are times when others will drive a discussion, come up with a new idea, have an opinion on something and will try to influence thoughtful and productive dialogue. I also appreciate that far too often, there is an agenda behind the use of information that just may not be in the best interest of anyone other than those who are trying control information and in such control, have mastered an artful approach to crowdsourcing us into being irrelevant.03/10/2016 #25 Joel Anderson#24 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I agree. Despite the real and potential contradictions of the complex and simplicity driving any topic I am committed to a lifelong approach to learning, reflecting and better understanding the mechanics behind it all. As I thought through the recent comments, I revisited my thesis topic: "Convergence: Information Technology’s Impact and Changes on Organizational and Social Structures" that I wrote back in 2000 and served as a means to distill some of the summary of events in my comment at #23. Much has happened in the past 16 years and much is yet to be seen.02/10/2016 #24 Deb 🐝 HelfrichYou've summarized this well in the contradiction that "in the messiness of it all," we are "being handed information on a menu that is artfully designed to placate our individual pallets in a world of simplistic snacks that trivializes our intellect, serves to divide and distract us, and in some respects limits our ability to put things in context, see the bigger picture and assess/analyze it all"
It appears complex and therefore factual in a simplistic way, when in effect, we simply have choices from a very limited menu. Take the cereal aisle or dog food bags - my mind boggles at the variety. But there are only a few corporations and very little actual nutrition in all those flashy well-marketed packages.02/10/2016 #23 Joel AndersonThe world of information, knowledge, insight and the resulting convergence of it all over the past 500+ years has had significant impact and change on the world (organizations and social structures) as we know "it." In many respects, the essence of convergence began in 1436 with a technological breakthrough contributed by Gutenberg. That convergence continued and actually accelerated in the 1800's with things like Morse and the telegraph, Bell and his telephone, Babbage and his "difference engine." During the last century there were things like ENIAC, ARPANET and then the exponential growth and impact of the internet and global communication continued to influence the changing landscape of information--its use, ownership and its misuse. My point in this is that as with the likes of Dickens, Santayana, and Wresch I would merely say that in the messiness of it all, the process of and ability to reflect is becoming a lost art. In some respects we are increasingly being handed information on a menu that is artfully designed to placate our individual pallets in a world of simplistic snacks that trivializes our intellect, serves to divide and distract us, and in some respects limits our ability to put things in context, see the bigger picture and assess/analyze it all. Whether by design or just a matter of shere volume, it is troubling to see the trend of marshaling all of us simpletons towards the future. Whatever the construct of the command and control "model" is or will be-- heirarchical/napoleonic, matrixed or hybrid variation still unfolding, we have to do better in educating ourselves, our youth and yes @CityVP Manjit and @Deb Helfrich condition ourselves to be more dynamic, reflective, collaborative, responsive and in control of it all so that we can truly be the "change we want to see" not the change that is foisted upon us.01/10/2016 #21 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#20 Yes Deb, and that is why the actual practice of Gandhi's popular refrain "be the change you want to see in the world" is such great definer for personal action. I do actually like Margaret Wheatley's way of looking at "what works" because that accords with what I want to do which is to master health rather than illness. If I was able to change one thing from my student days, it would have been to reverse my outlook that was taught to view life from it downside, rather than life from its upside. It is that idea that if we have reached the bottom, the only way left is UP. As for the test culture, yesterday I got involved with a case competition team and so now I am off to the races reflecting about competitions, whether they are case, contests or club competitions https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/teams-judges-and-industries This is my own disposition, jump into that which I have instant affinity with on experiencing it first hand and then quickly immerse myself in that whole new blue ocean.01/10/2016 #20 Deb 🐝 HelfrichAs a practitioner of "dynamic pattern recognition of noticing" I find these 3 comments to be compellingly interesting. #19 #18 #16
@CityVP 🐝 Manjit - you have hit on something important, that we scroll so fast trying to get somewhere, thumbs-uping as our main pastime that we never bother to simply ask "What is Going On?" The liking is so akin to the reliance on our broken educational system which uses automated tests with the answer printed in plain site. In the subtlety of the difference in saying "Stand Up - Do Something" versus "Sit Down - Think Through What Must be Done" we have a reverse metaphor in select an existing answer or write your own thoughts in a blank essay book (or commenting box) Which leads us to an insightful statement by @Joel Anderson:
"Let’s stop allowing symptomatic sensationalism drive the train and take a look at the illness (real or perceived) and come up with logical, long standing, sustainable approaches for a better world." We were taught that we succeed by picking from an existing answer, not by synthesizing many ideas into a new approach.
People who excel at taking tests are often at a loss in real life tests. I feel that in myself sometimes. Can't someone just give me an A,B,C,D option to undo Parkinson's or to create a sustainable livelihood that encompasses the currently invisible skills of listening and observing and synthesizing knowledge to an effective place for the experts to begin their specialization.
Our problems are interrelated and specialized solutions will continue to ultimately lose the plot such that we will no longer have woods or the conception of a path less taken.01/10/2016 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#18 For a long time Joel human beings have been fighting the barbaric imposition of the industrial age mind, but now as we move into the knowledge age, what is in much shorter supply is reflective experience. I never understood why HR folk are so blinkered to pursue policies of employee engagement initiatives to engage people, when those very policies often end up with the reverse outcome of disengagement. What would happen if they instead focused on employee reflection initiatives, then it is the employee who owns engagement. Command and control was the natural by-product of the industrial revolution, but now the knowledge revolution is a foot, we are no longer operating on the linear model of rote education, but the dynamic pattern recognition of noticing. The irony here being that rote education is not actually an education, employee engagement is not actually engagement and as we move from the industrial age to the knowledge-based age, the proportion of reflective ability must be the new form of initial engagement, for it is far from being the natural disposition of the vast majority. I now do see you are referring to engagement but there needs to be a revolution in how we view engagement, in parallel to the change in times.01/10/2016 #18 Joel AndersonThanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for the thoughtful responses. I dont disagree with your point of difference. I do find it interesting in the world of globalization, perviasive information, social media and the internet of things (IoT) or as I refer to it as the Thing of Things (ToT) information and its use are, or in some respects may be fundamentally challenging the essence of our being.
Whether passive or active, sitting our standing my point in using the the phrase "if we do not stand up" was more of an attempt at a metaphor for engagement rather than the actual act of standing up an in your face stand up and fight perspective. That act may be relevant and germane in some cases, where as you have said, sometimes it is and will be better to sit down. There are some many aspects and nuances to it all, that I truly appreciate you taking the time to read it and whether your sitting or standing, to engage and explore this phenomena.01/10/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 ManjitA point of difference I have with Joel are the words "if we do not stand up". I think we have to sit down, even if what bothers us about the information age wants us to stand up, the urge to stand in a crowdsourced world inevitably leads not to standing but grandstanding. To sit and observe is a challenge in a world whizzing with information flows. If we are caught in that information current we are then fighting spin while being spun. This is the age where the Fool on the Hill is the observer that can sit still, at a time when everyone can stand. In that listening and observing, if it fundamentally transforms us, the world is better of with this one addition. The stand and fight mentality worked well in the counter-culture of the 60's but it is impotent in a network. How I individually process diverse views is the basis of a learning politics and not a winner-takes-all politics. How we each learn is our win and as we connect information flow with life flow - then and only then do we begin to take baby steps towards renaissance.01/10/2016 #16 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThere is a masters degree offered in political science, there is a masters degree offered in public administration, but we don't have that degree that politicians should earn and that is a Masters in Servant Leadership. We carry the entire weight of democracy in the casting of a single vote and we still use archaic forms of democracy to manage 21st Century life. Even a roll call for a vote is a long queue, in an age where digital democracy provides more efficient ways of making the political process more cost effective.
The political process is not cost effective for the same reason that healthcare is not cost effective, or that education is not cost effective, because constituencies of special interest and professional groups continue to add burdens rather than improve service, they look after their own and we become puppets to their theater. The political process itself does not have to be political, it has to be systematic and why is that system broken? Just as are other systems that confuse systemic improvement with political manipulation. We become feed-stock to the political process rather individuals who are seeds of transformation.
The two paragraphs I have written above do nothing to change ANY political system on the Earth and when I now bring all of this down to the unit level of a human being (which is me) what then does this contribute to the power of information? I do like Marshall McLuhan's question about living in the electric age, which is asking a fundamental question "What is Going On?". Yet only a few people like Joel or people who comment on this actually have the desire to explore that question. I am here because that question is very important to me, but not as a political question, but a systematic one - a system whose outputs are wisdom.30/09/2016 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#14 That video is 9 minutes worth watching, as it illustrates the point that what we considered 'empty' land, is in fact the lungs of the planet and because we have repurposed so much of it, we have stopped the natural carbon exchange from the air down into the soil at the same time we vastly increased industrial carbon exhaust. In addition to setting aside "national" parks that are beautiful, we need to create vast tracts of functional protected land as well. I put national in quotes, as this needs to happen all over the globe. Flatlands with grazing animals and native species of plants will help us out of our current crises.30/09/2016 #14 Joel Anderson#13 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Looking forward to reading it. I work with faculty here on a variety of related topics germane to the plains and elsewhere around our globe. A flatlander at heart, albeit the 7th flattest state in the US. One example is related to the Konza Prairie and the last stand f the tall grass prairie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy21uSG3ma8 And believe it or not, we actually have hills in Kansas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_Hills30/09/2016 #13 Deb 🐝 HelfrichAs a resident of the plains, @Joel Anderson, the book will be eye-opening. Apart from the catchy title it is about the soil cycle and where we have went remiss is in the desertification of the world because "The process that actually removes CO2 from atmospheric circulation is photosynthesis" The cows part, as the modern equivalent of savannah animals, is to keep plant material circulating into the soil as they tramp it down when they roam as they should be supported in doing.29/09/2016 #12 Joel Anderson#10 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich as usual spot on. Funny you raised the cow farting issue as there was an article earlier on climate change where cow burping and swamp gas was identified as the true and real culprit behind the climate and global warming issue. As with you I will continue to raise my voice and use my intellect to continue on my quest for insight and knowledge on my approach to better understand the world we live in. And one other thank you, I now have another good book to read.29/09/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 HelfrichHard to believe I missed this back in June, @Joel Anderson. It is a discussion worth initiating again and again. I have one problem and I suspect I am not alone, but with the amount of information one can scroll by, it is very hard indeed to parse out signals from noise.
One of the most memorable books I have read in the last few years is "Cows Save the Planet" by Judith D. Schwartz - and while the title takes a jab at the faction trying to get us to blame cows - COWS?!? - for global warming because of all the methane they fart. She makes a convincing argument as to why this is a faulty argument. As a philosopher, I have no way to verify either way. I do look for the money as that explains much that goes on in America,
We have to open up these discussions so that non-experts have a chance of comprehending via a robust explanation in order to have a chance at seeing how specialized knowledge is manipulating us into arguing for something that ultimately benefits the few with an 'invested' interest.
- 28/09/2016Dedicated to the work of @Ali Anani.
"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself." William Blake
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Comments29/09/2016 #3 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)I love this pic! Made me initially think of all that holds up a golf course, yet most never notice. Perhaps it is a view of what supports all green. Let's notice more! Makes me think of noticing nature one of the best ways to practice the Power of Now: https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/eckhart-tolle so sharing this there!
@Ali Anani, such beautiful views and thoughts. I see those too, thanks to you! Have a BEAUTY-FUL day...
- Producer25/09/2016Communication is a two ways journey.Whenever we try to share a thought, immediately some obstacles use to emerge hindering it to comes out as clearly as we wanted to share it. These obstacles, just mentioning some of them, could be classified into two categories, “talker...
Comments27/09/2016 #15 Ali Anani#13 AMazing, as this is the core message of my buzz of this evening dear @Mohammed Sultan on Ideas Don't Move. Sometimes we need to lose our ability to move and move others. We may lose this ability for many reasons such as getting cold, imprisonment or by intangible negative forces. But it can be rewarding26/09/2016 #12 Ali Anani#10 Good Morning dear @Sara Jacobovici. Yes, it is harsh and I slept very little. However, to wake up to such lovely response is pain-relieving. Yes, emotions is a multi-layered and complex issue and the paradox is your statement "Emotion can change meaning for humans, meaning never changes for devices". This is a solid foundation of Reverse Businesses. This is a great idea for expanding on my previous work. Your words relieve me more than Aspirin.26/09/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici#6 Under the harshest conditions and you still make "sense" @Ali Anani. I appreciate your comment on many levels but when you write, "It seems communication is a complex issue and more than I imagined...But the emotional part is important... " it reminds me of the difference between human versus technological communication. Development in the technology of Artificial Intelligence can only supply humans "high functioning" tools. Devices "communicate" with each other in a very specific/one dimensional way (still very dependent on human input). There is a difference, however, when devices "communicate" information and it is received by the human eyes and ears that interpret that information on a multi-dimensional level; and emotion is the factor that makes the difference. Emotion can change meaning for humans, meaning never changes for devices. Be well Dr. Ali and hope your cold passes quickly.25/09/2016 #8 Ali Anani#7 Interesting your comment is @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. I don't need the honey anymore. I remember when I was in Luxembourg staying at the lobby of the hotel because I couldn't sleep. The inhouse magazine was laid on a table and I picked it to read "if you are unable to sleep, drink milk hot milk with one big spoon of honey". I walked in the hotel bar to ask for a sachet of honey and milk. Many eyes steered laughingly at me ordering milk in a bar. I tried and the drink worked like magic. Since then if I have trouble sleeping I do that successfully. Is there a scientific reasoning? I don't know, but I know it works.25/09/2016 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 The cold effect - now that is one major obstacle that cannot be ignored. We've all experienced it. It is like our brain is in quicksand and we are listening via a long, dark tunnel. Get yourself some honey, @Ali Anani View more#6 The cold effect - now that is one major obstacle that cannot be ignored. We've all experienced it. It is like our brain is in quicksand and we are listening via a long, dark tunnel. Get yourself some honey, @Ali Anani, as I simply and clearly wish you better health. Close25/09/2016 #6 Ali AnaniI read this buzz and comments three times before commenting. I have terrible cold all of a sudden, sneezing and coughing and yet I couldn't stop myself reading this buzz or commenting on it. I am in a situation that i harsh for me to listen dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich View moreI read this buzz and comments three times before commenting. I have terrible cold all of a sudden, sneezing and coughing and yet I couldn't stop myself reading this buzz or commenting on it. I am in a situation that i harsh for me to listen dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and yet I enjoyed your comment, @Sara Jacobovici and surely @Mohammed Sultan comment. They added fragrance to the already fragrant buzz by @David Navarro López. I am saying if the sender communicates truthfully a message with simplicity and clarity then the listener shall listen without undue effort even if health conditions are not welcoming. Is the communication balance tilted more to the sender more than the receiver? This reminds me of changing TV channels and then one channel attracts my eye and senses even though the topic isn't my favorite. It seems communication is a complex issue and more than I imagined. I like the simple rules that David suggests. But the emotional part is important and I agree with @Mohammed Sultan on this issue. Close25/09/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI am very compelled to comment on this tremendously pertinent buzz on how very, very difficult communication really is, @David Navarro López I find it really ironic that 2/3's of the burden is identical for the listener. Listening is not a passive activity.
One of the things I have learned the hard way is to distinguish from someone nodding and saying 'yes' as a way to encourage a speaker to continue versus actually agreeing to do a task.
I feel that we must always be aware of working to communicate effectively, as the moment we take these skills for granted, we are guaranteed to be misunderstood frequently. Each conversation is unique and we need to be willing to invest a little effort to make sure we ultimately convey or receive what is intended.25/09/2016 #3 Mohammed SultanDavid Navaro Lopez.Thanks for sharing your thoughtful post.The emotional culture is an integration of thinking and feeling and is often seen in people's eyes and in the way they behave .We all have strong feelings about different issues or about things that matter to us ,when these feelings are suppressed communication can't take place.The overwhelming communication messages and the narrower space of people's attention have made it difficult for any message to get through to the audience mind.So,adjusting the tone and wave length of our communication affect positively or negatively the behavior patterns and people perceptions.When communicating with others use simple words because they go unnoticed and can get agreement easily.Big words mean little things,and all big things have little names.25/09/2016 #2 Anonymous#1 Dear Sara, it is always rewarding sharing things with you, because you always bring to it further thoughts and enlightening.
Fortunately, there are some so-called-misunderstandings which can be positive too. Some expressed ideas from a talker can light a different line of thinking on the listener, which can cause consequently another spark reverted to the original talker. Could it be named as "bubbling effect"?. In that case, your quoting "This situation is inevitable, and it should be accepted rather than fought" is most valuable.25/09/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciImportant discussion @David Navarro López. Good insights. I am always tempted to post my favorite quote when it comes to communication.
"We express ourselves all the time, in all sorts of ways. And we listen to one another. But we do not simply, passively receive a communication. We construct the message (and even the sender!) for ourselves, using a mix of what we have heard, what we hope we did not hear, who we are, who we think the message sender is, what our values and expectations are, what our moods and contexts are, our memories of previous interactions, etc. So, misunderstanding between two people is inevitable, no matter how much they try to communicate, no matter who they are, no matter what their relationship. This situation is inevitable, and it should be accepted rather than fought."
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- 23/09/2016Dedicated to @Chas ✌️ Wyatt.Neil Young - Words (Between The Lines Of Age) Neil Young Words between the lines of age Harvest...
- 23/09/2016Words and meaning of words IN ACTION. An exchange of the use of a word leading to learning a new meaning and expanding on that meaning with finding the words of others
@🐝 Fatima Williams writes on her share: "A fantabulous panegyric by CityVP Manjit on Sarah and her words/work."
@CityVP 🐝 Manjit replies: "Thank you Fatima for introducing me to the word "panegyric". This article about John Dryden http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft4g5006bf&chunk.id=d0e368 has taught me more about this word. Where it states "encomium" meaning praise, but why panegyric means more than that. I then discovered that this is great speech in a public address, which led me to learn about the Agora of Athens - the first place where democracy began to flourish in Ancient Greece. I congratulate you Fatima for a well chosen word and in that word "panegyric", you have encapsulated an appreciation and admiration of Sara, a very well chosen word indeed."
This example "speaks for itself".
- Producer22/09/2016Be Mindful of the Pain You ChoseJohn White shared this last week - Sept 14th based on the date I saved it to my desktop. It is funny, I can't remember what was happening on that day that was the impetus for me to find this so poignant that I wanted it front and center. But I see...
Comments10/01/2017 #11 🐝 Fatima Williams@Deb 🐝 Helfrich I know we've exchanged comments so many times and yet I felt a spark of pain in my heart today. One is because I haven't spent much time reading all your buzzes and two is I was searching for my first comment on your buzzes and I go to this one.
I want to read every single buzz of every single beBee Ahhhh! I wish I use my time more effectively.
This relates to me at this moment "But it is also a pat on the back to be willing to chose the pain that comes from being who I am and doing what I feel called to do. That pain is useful because I know the why " Pain has always pushed me to go further as I know why we come to experience such pain.
Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for always being there for me & everyone and I want you to know that I will always be there for you. Hugs #beBeesforever23/09/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#9 #8 Really important point - physical pain is how our body talks to us. I know for a fact that my sensitivity to bodily pain is why I am so healthy. I feel it acutely, which makes me highly curious, which drives me to find a solution quickly.
But mental pain - that is a little complex. And I might be unique, but I cause myself pain that exists solely in my own thought processes. Because of lingering over the past - wanting to change something OR dwelling in the future - trying to predict what may happen so I can struggle today to avoid potential future pain.
This quote speaks to me as a way to evaluate whether the mental pain is part of growing or part of spinning my own wheels way past the point when the oil has broken down23/09/2016 #8 Sara JacoboviciPS @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. In the discussion of pain, from my perspective, I see pain as a communication, our body or psyche is letting us know something is happening, alerting us, bringing our attention to something. It may not feel good, or we may not like it but, in many ways, thank goodness for it.23/09/2016 #7 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI missed this poster by @John White, MBA @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Im glad you reposted it with a buzz. Pain will either hold some people back or ignite them to break free from the pain in order to find peace and hopefully a life that is filled with more pleasures, love, prosperity and good health. Great poster John, great buzz Deb!23/09/2016 #5 Sara JacoboviciFirst, as I try to gather my thoughts @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, I will echo @Melissa Hefferman's "words", "...there's a message from the Heavens and a kindred Soul writing hello to my heart without even knowing it. So I'll say THANK YOU! Happy Thursday Deb!"
If (not if, once) I finish my synchronicity article, it will include this kind of "connection" or openness to receiving, seeing or hearing, a message or response to a thought, question or feeling. While you were writing about your experience with this quote from @John White, MBA, I was having the same experience with your post. That is why, when I read Melisa's comment, I knew I needed to echo her words.
So, it's the meaning and timing of words that is significant. We could be reading the same words at different times and pull from them a different meaning each time. I guess Einstein was right after all, time is relative.
As always, Deb, thank YOU for your contribution.23/09/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 HelfrichGinger bowling... Shut up, Donnie! That might really mess with the Jesus.... Thanks for dropping in to check what condition my condition was in. I'll stop being a little Lebowski urban achiever.....
Always a sincere pleasure to bump into you, @Melissa Hefferman, being exactly who you are.
- 22/09/2016An informative and insightful perspective about words. A good read.Where do words come from? Do they really mean anything? | Dictionary.com Blogblog.dictionary.com How do we use language? We use it to express ourselves through speech, to record our experiences or to invent and tell stories in writing. But before all that begins, before a word leaves our lips or a pen hits the page, we use language in our...