- Producer05/04/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee This week is turning out to be a week with a purpose as I have written on the “sense of purpose” and an “out of the comment box” buzz related to Ali Anani’s buzz related to...
- Producer04/04/2017SSW@beBeeSensational Start to the Week at beBee: SSW@beBeeI have a hive called, “What words mean to me.”I have now added the following feature to this hive; every Monday, (sorry for this week the post falling on Tuesday) I am posting contributions related to...
Comments04/04/2017 #2 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsEmployees who take the time to link their values to their work will be rewarded with a greater sense of purpose.This can be applied to our personal life as well.
The word sense is the apt word for the week @Sara Jacobovici View moreEmployees who take the time to link their values to their work will be rewarded with a greater sense of purpose.This can be applied to our personal life as well.
The word sense is the apt word for the week @Sara Jacobovici.
We should be aware of Our sense of purpose and do a timely check to ensure we are on the right path. Useful insights.Thank you. Close04/04/2017 #1 Ali AnaniSense and purpose and their intertwining are beautifully, elegantly and convincingly researched and elaborated in this concise buzz. I have just added in my mind that purpose is a sense. We start with senses to shape up our experiences, beliefs and then intention of our purpose. May be the link may be indirect, but the beginning of senses and ending with purpose show their genuine attachment. I need to read this buzz several time to gauge in your thinking dear @Sara Jacobovici. You have set simple rules for new thinking. Proud I am to have a mention in this high-quality buzz. Sharing, sharing and sharing
- Producer29/03/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee In her buzz, One day at a Time!, 🐝 Fatima G. Williams writes: Live One day at a time. We are here for brief moments of our life. A moment gone never comes back. Don't hurt or...
- Producer27/03/2017SSW@beBeeSensational Start to the Week at beBee: SSW@beBeeI have a hive called, “What words mean to me.”I have now added the following feature to this hive; every Monday, I am posting contributions related to the word “senses”. This week I offer the...
Comments27/03/2017 #5 Dorothy CooperWow, I have taken courses in neuro-psych so this is information rich. We are beginning to measure sensory reception according to learning disabilities which tell us what is within a paradigm of sensory perception. I just got rid of my mind dust. Thanks @dorothy-cooper27/03/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici#2 The details of how we develop our senses are quite intriguing @Ali Anani. In the womb we actually have a "mixing" of senses. It's only when we begin to develop post natally through interaction with our environment and others that our senses begin to take their own route or branch. Just like we are born with the ability to produce all the sounds of all languages but most of us, once we engage in our mother tongue, if we don't learn other languages, we lose the ability to produce those other sounds. But, just like you say, and what I have posted over the last few buzzes, even if we are not officially synesthetic, our senses do blend or "reinforce" or "boost" each other. I love the examples you gave. They are right on!27/03/2017 #2 Ali AnaniI am not familiar enough with those extra senses or I would call them cross-pollination of senses. In my writing I now recall writing statements like"
I hear the music in your words or,
your comment tastes deliciously in my mouth
I believe that senses reinforce each other or the loss of one sense may boost another sense. One way of reinforcing each other is their cross-pollination.
Dear @Sara Jacobovici- I am sure there are people with extra powerful senses and you open my mind to try understand more how these people got this extra power. Thank you. Sharing.27/03/2017 #1 Logan AlexanderDo you need a Personal/Business loan without stress and quick approval today? If YES Revert back to me by sending me a message containing the amount needed, duration, location and email you will be contacted by the loan firm ..
You are free to also connect with me.
- Producer26/03/2017Epistle on the WhistleWe've all heard of whistles, you know what I mean:Oops, was that cyclone my fault? "Whistle up a storm".Ultra cheap, woeful noise producer, when in the hands of the musically challenged? "Penny Whistle".Produced by an oversexed long-haired canine,...
Comments27/03/2017 #34 AnonymousGreat piece Ken. Made me think "wet your whistle" immediately. Hope you did while you wrote it. Did a quick bit of research to sadly find that the "Gil Evans Whistle" from 1905 Invincibles era used in Rugby World Cup opening games is not an Acme Whistle. It was manufactured by VH & Co.27/03/2017 #33 Ken Boddie#27 I refuse to pass comment on the "Vuvuzela", Claire, on the grounds that I may incriminate myself. Totally off the record, however, the deafening simulated sound of 40,000 wasps in one large confined space may, at best, serve the purpose of muffling poor sports commentary, or, at worst, chase off tsetse flies and midges. 😂27/03/2017 #30 Praveen Raj GullepalliCops around here still carry them whistles Ken, from way back when! Man you sure have a whistle in that bonnet! ;) So much whistle-talk made me recall that quaint old movie novel/movie - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe....and of course ''Winds of Change'' by the Scorpions and that lovely whistled tune in that song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ27/03/2017 #29 Ken BoddieI have it on advice from my daughter, Dean-san, that dad will be grandad in about 2 months. So you can look forward, soon thereafter, to my dad jokes improving when they become grand, dad jokes. As for the Chinese whistle, perhaps poor quality control has its benefits in some circumstances after all? 🤣27/03/2017 #27 Claire L CardwellSo what's your opinion @Ken Boddie about the Vuvuzela? South Africa's contribution to the whistle? In my opinion it's like a cheap penny whistle combined with a digeredoo with a ton of cheap plastic attitude! Loved your article - the last pic really made me smile!27/03/2017 #26 Dean OwenEnough of the dad jokes @Ken Boddie-sensei, when are we going to hear grandpa jokes! Giddyup! I've actually been trying to teach my daughter to whistle. Not an easy thing to do. I bought her the Chinese version of the Thunderer which cost all of 10 pence, but thankfully all it can do is blow a stream of noiseless air through the halls of the living room.
- Producer22/03/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee Brand to Personal Branding Brand is defined as: 1. “A type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.” 2. “An identifying mark burned...
Comments23/03/2017 #4 Susan RooksOver 20 years ago, @Sara Jacobovici, I was "branded" by others who saw me as a resource for American grammar rules and usage. Because I was able to answer a few questions from other leaders of the American grammar workshop that we all taught for the same international seminar firm, they called me the Grammar Goddess, a name I instantly loved! It's alliterative, fun, and memorable.
And even though it can be seen as somewhat limiting because I also teach other types of communication skills, I continue to be grateful to those who tagged me with it so long ago.
It has served me well.
- Producer20/03/2017SSW@beBeeSensational Start to the Week at beBee: SSW@beBeeI have a hive called, “What words mean to me.”I have now added the following feature to this hive; every Monday, I am posting contributions related to the word “senses”. This week I offer the...
Comments21/03/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherOur brains are amazing and mysterious organs @Sara Jacobovici! When I think of seeing with my skin, it makes me think of when I step outside for one- and I feel the breeze against my skin. For some reason when I feel the breeze my mind sees butterflies, the ocean, kids playing (maybe that's just memories that hit me?). I do feel energy and I'm not sure where that comes from. I can feel positive and negative energy as soon as I walk into a room. The video was amazing too!21/03/2017 #6 debasish majumderwe cannot see Atom, yet we strongly accept its presence through our brain indeed, but it is a complex process, being contradicted before accepting this belief through external methodology, which resulted an inference by experimentation and there after accepted by brain. so the vision of brain also develops through a process of continuous transformation and change and that also being time to time converted from qualitative to quantitative. however, intriguing content indeed @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read. thank you for the share madam.21/03/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrichwhole-body perceiving machines - this does make sense if we think of our development as an embryo represented in the form of disciplines like acupuncture, hand and foot reflexology, and the concept of the cortical homunculus where a map of body regions is depicted in size proportionally across the brain. Our body parts are inter-related in many ways.
I have long been aware of feeling sounds, mostly in the form of unwanted vibrations, such as sounds from heavy construction machinery that cannot be masked via sound volume in my own vicinity because the vibrations are felt more than actually heard.21/03/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThis is an outstanding share, @Sara Jacobovici. I read a couple of articles on your topic and find it intriguing. Hearing through our skin may increase our overall sensitivity plus open up a whole new world for those that are hearing impaired. I will feature your new hive in my next Hive 🐝Talk.
- Producer15/03/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBeeIn her buzz, Freeze Your Brain And Live Forever, Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. writes:"Choose to drink from the endless source of trust and life will never let you...
Comments18/03/2017 #15 Deb🐝 LangeA quick response : trust for me is a sense of wholeness & connectedness to everything. Trust feels grounded. Trust feels like I can lie down and I am safe and I can rest well. Trust feels like I am free to express anything as long as I am not hurting others - & I am accepted just the way I am & just the way I am not. Trust gives me permission to be excited, to cry, to dance a silly walk, to ask "dumb"questions, to be intimate, to sense freedom, to sense the darkness, to walk a tight rope, and when I truly sense trust i am safe.17/03/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 well said @Sara Jacobovici17/03/2017 #11 Ali Anani"Choose to drink from the endless source of trust and life will never let you down". A great quote by @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I recall now the book of @Deb🐝 Lange on Trust Your Senses. It is all trust. It cleans our minds and hearts. Thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici for continuing highlighting these lovely quotes and inviting authors to expand on them.17/03/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 It is very true that if we doubt ourselves, how can we be open minded enough and free enough to constructively apply doubt in an innovative or factual way. When doubt is made of the construct of fear it is a terrible and destructive thing, but when doubt is an instrument of learning, then the probing, exploring and learning we do with that instrument makes doubt a toolbox and not a statement of our own identity. Our emotions are also toolboxes that nature gave us - but have we have become the tool. Emotion is a beautiful thing as a spectrum but only if it does not lose its light.17/03/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici#8 Perfectly said @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. There is doubt that leads to questioning and so we grow and thrive, as you describe. Unfortunately there is the "psychological" doubt that @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. describes. When we begin to lose our sense of security, not feel grounded in our sense of self, then, "Doubts can destroy the quality of life."15/03/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee@Sara Jacobovici @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. This is great !!!!15/03/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#2 fully agree15/03/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici#1 Love your response @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. It makes it all worthwhile.15/03/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, this is so lovely, @Sara Jacobovici, high five to your creation, simply adoring it, thank YOU!
- Producer13/03/2017SSW@beBeeSensational Start to the Week at beBee: SSW@beBeeI have a hive called, “What words mean to me.”I have now added the following feature to this hive; every Monday, I am posting contributions related to the word “senses”. This week I offer the...
Comments13/03/2017 #1 Praveen Raj GullepalliFantastic initiative dear Sara. We are sensory creatures no denying it. The smell that tops my list of smells is one of the Earth after the first sprinkle of rain. Currency notes smell comfy too ;) I recall the line - A rose by any other name would smell as sweet! And they do too! Thank you for a lovely buzz. We owe our senses everything.
- Producer09/03/2017A BeBee Poetry FestPoets abound right here on beBee Words and verse they deftly weave In patterns of rhyme as you read Come join the beBee poetry fest Read and delight, think and digest palettes of prose penned with zest Pick a line, a...
Comments14/03/2017 #38 Yogesh Sukal@Gert 🐝 Scholtz Thank you starting poetry fest, here is one from me.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/glorified-suffering10/03/2017 #30 Gert 🐝 Scholtz#26 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Thank you Franci for your contribution to the post and the thread. Even a second poem! Love this one of yours:
Ode to a Poet
A touch of imagination
A bit of inspiration
A tad of ideation
A spot of time to spend
A message to send
A thought to lend
A chance to pretend
A mind puzzle to link
A spirit to think
There is no brink
We must spill our ink10/03/2017 #29 Brian McKenzieWe have a lot of inspirational poets here - some great lines and vision
If ya are feelin down & liquor'd up
And your life appears to be shit
Add the rocks, make that double cup
Come and find my grump, have a sit.
*Warning No Happy Endings, Rainbows, Unicorns or Love will be found09/03/2017 #26 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThank you, @Gert 🐝 Scholtz, for including me in your beBee Poetry Fest. I'm honored to be included with these masters of poetry.
Ode to a Poet
A touch of imagination
A bit of inspiration
A tad of ideation
A spot of time to spend
A message to send
A thought to lend
A chance to pretend
A mind puzzle to link
A spirit to think
There is no brink
We must spill our ink09/03/2017 #21 Tausif Mundrawala#20 Thank you so much, Gert . I would like to offer my profound gratitude for allowing this art to flourish in the form of a buzz. Please create a hive so that we poets can share our poems as much as we can and would even encourage the hidden jewels here on beBee.
- Producer08/03/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee My contribution for this week is the word, light.Light tomorrow with today! - Elizabeth Barrett Browning One of four words in the above quote and the word light evokes a myriad of...
Comments09/03/2017 #6 Ali AnaniI had to share this synchronicity. After I posted this buzz, I saw a youtube that ended with these words:
The above quote and your explanation of the ways the word light is used enlightened me @Sara Jacobovici View moreI had to share this synchronicity. After I posted this buzz, I saw a youtube that ended with these words:
The above quote and your explanation of the ways the word light is used enlightened me @Sara Jacobovici. Thank you for sharing this worthy buzz to share. Close08/03/2017 #5 Sara JacoboviciI had to share this synchronicity. After I posted this buzz, I saw a youtube that ended with these words:
Even the most powerful darkness can be defeated by the tiniest spark of light.
And for someone lost in the darkness, a flicker of kindness can be the beacon that guides them home.
- Producer06/03/2017The History of HappyAs long as beings have been human, the idea of being happy has both eluded and delighted those in pursuit.Perhaps, exploring the origin of the word, will better help you to know how to find it!In the late 14th century the word, “hap” (from the Norse...
Comments06/03/2017 #10 Emilia M. LudovinoHi, @Sonny Melendez. I enjoyed your article on the word Happy. Though could you, please clarify the following sentence: - In fact, the majority of European words for “happy” at first meant lucky, with the exception of Welsh, where word meant wise.". When you say European words, you mean only to the English language spoken in the UK, right? Because in the other languages spoken in the EU the word to express happiness actually means Happy.06/03/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.as 'history' repeats itself, there is more happiness to come @Sonny Melendrez
- Producer03/03/2017“More or Less” or More or Less?”Language is perhaps our greatest asset. Understanding others and being understood perhaps our greatest challenge. Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific...
Comments03/03/2017 #21 Lance 🐝 Scoular#19 So true Debasish. Your mention of the signals in the noise factory reminded me of my primary school years in the 1950's where we had a small class of deaf children who coomunicated though sign language. 👌👍👎✊✋👏
Also a good freind of mine is an audiologist and can sign as well.
Of course there is also for all ofvus or body language and facial expressions and our vocal intonations.😊😆🤔😑😣😢😭
Thanks for your thoughts.03/03/2017 #19 debasish majumderlanguage true is a unique means of communication and it is equally in the continuous process of evolving. different country having different socio economic fabric and language also equally evolved. i have observed in a factory, workers are making effective signals to communicate within themselves and as owing to tremendous sound in the factory, their reflexes are equally evolved. even in our daily life we may use plenty of words which are traditionally being used and being carried on generation after generation, virtually ingrained in our reflex. we seldom ponder seriously about its pragmatic value. however, lovely insight @Lance Scoular! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.03/03/2017 #18 Ali Anani@Lance 🐝 Scoular- I am sharing this beautiful buzz for it contains great wisdom. I ask myself sometimes it is less or more or less and more together? I try to avoid separation thinking because it limits our choices.
You brilliantly showed why less is more. I have experienced myself that the less time I have, the more I am productive. People need as much time as you give them. We only then increase their slack time and giving more time means getting less work done.
I enjoyed reading your buzz immensely.03/03/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 GallagherIf I can ever perfect "less is more," I will have a party for myself LOL! I'm too long winded when I write. Geez, I just let all my Scotish relatives down because my spending habits tend to be a bit on the higher side when it comes to groceries since I love to cook. I do need to work on that one! Thanks for sharing this @Lance 🐝 Scoular, great tips with excellent examples!03/03/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular#8 Culture is indeed an important factor.
Interesting that you mention "Rhapsody in Blue." In my youth I played cornet and trumpet with a number of brass bands, concert bands and an orchestra. In one in particular "Rhapsody in Blue" was in our repertoire. Great music. 🎼🎵🎶🎺03/03/2017 #10 Kevin BakerThe level of our understanding is not relevant to communicating within the sophistication of our audience. I tend to be overtly entrusted to the most complicated possibility yet when discovering the solution it presents itself with grating simplicity. The glass is half empty or half full. Is it refillable or do you get a different sized glass? Oh the possibilities ............03/03/2017 #8 Sara JacoboviciThanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular, for writing on a topic close to my heart; communication. Definitely interests me to look at how we use words and the meanings we ascribe to them. This does shape our choices and behaviours. Culture is also a factor that influences the meanings or expressions. Individual experiences also influence the meaning. My mother's eastern European culture of her generation put much value on more; more education, more titles, more money, "the more the better". In the movie Rhapsody in Blue (1945), a biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin, the father always asks Gershwin how many pages is his latest composition. When he gets the answer, the father repeats the number and says, "A very important piece".
- Producer01/03/2017SSW@beBeeSensational Start to the Week at beBee: SSW@beBee I have a hive called, “What words mean to me.” I would like to add the following feature to this hive; every Monday, I will post your contributions to the word “senses”....
Comments02/03/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici#5 Although it would be wonderful to have you join the hive, it is definitely not a condition to your sharing your thoughts on the topic of senses. Please go ahead and either write it as a buzz, which I will share on the hive and feature on a Monday, or share it a comment, if you wish. Looking forward to hearing from you.01/03/2017 #3 Tausif MundrawalaSenses knew no boundaries as depicted by science or certain benchmarks being set. Great writers uses senses very well because they are well aware that there exist more than in actual terms what the world thinks. It would be fun to share more about senses. I wish you luck, @Sara Jacobovici
- Producer01/03/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBeeIn his buzz, The Power Of Intent, Jim Murray writes: ...“the power of musical intent.”This is a very interesting collection of words because it not only describes a great musician...
Comments01/03/2017 #5 Ali AnaniGreat extracts of beautiful mind this is @Sara Jacobovici. Enjoyed reading it.
I suggest a contribution for next Wednesday. It is a gem of wisdom quote by you "you can have a process without a product, but you can’t have a product without a process". I extracted this from your lovely post here"
you can have a process without a product, but you can’t have a product without a process.
https://medium.com/@sarajacobovici/one-size-shouldnt-fit-all-ffc8c8635e0e#.otx72whuj01/03/2017 #1 Deb🐝 LangeMy words are is "senses " Sensory sensing - I am a little obsessed by them - I sense a response to all the thinking in the world, all the abstractions that are devoid of humanity, and the constant focus on the brain as if that is the seat of our intelligence! Words are powerful ! Why do we use the words "seat of our intelligence?" Unless intelligence is housed in
Our whole body not just our brain!
- Producer28/02/2017Cross-Pollination continued....Credit image: 123RF.com I write a buzz inspired by Ali Anani’s buzz and Ian Weinberg’s buzz. Please read Deb🐝 Lange's comment on that buzz and my reply. I totally agree with you, to ask the...
Comments28/02/2017 #1 Ali AnaniTo be mentioned in this buzz is honorable to me dear @Sara Jacobovici. Your buzz, the comments and buzzes of dears @Deb🐝 Lange and @Ian Weinberg are great examples of ideas pollination. "Our words arose from our sensory and lived experience - we have got further and further detached from them". THis deep statement from Deb is worthy a long pause because it is very true. I shared the buzz with maximum pride.
- Producer21/02/2017Words are just WordsI'm listening to my heart beatWondering what's with all the heatThinking about howWords are just wordsUnless they mean somethingWords are just wordsUnless they say somethingWords are just wordsUnless they enable you to do somethingWords are just...
Comments29/03/2017 #52 Timothy Phoenix#51 My pleasure :) I was actually thinking about this a lot lately, how words are just words and how we as a society and as individuals, put different weight behind them. But essentially, it is just a word. Only our individual perception of a word gives it value or meaning emotionally.22/02/2017 #41 Steve Brady@🐝 Fatima G. Williams thank you for this post. To form, and practise living out of an intent to write and speak words of life is a foundation for wise living. We are bombarded with so many words in our modern world. Your call to a life-giving economy of words is challenging but refreshing.
- Producer22/02/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBeeFor this week, an exchange between CityVP 🐝 Manjit and Savvy Raj on the word UNSHACKLE. Savvy Raj wrote a buzz Soul Cages. Below, please find...
Comments22/02/2017 #3 debasish majumderi am in dilemma whether particle or wave plays the key role to create a new particle @Sara Jacobovici! however, interesting thing is not all particle help to create bonding. for example, carbon helps to form amino acid, but if reacted with acid alone, it would have been fatal. nice share madam. intriguing too! thank you for the share.22/02/2017 #1 Savvy RajThis is an interesting take off on words choices by @ Sara Jacobvici and I appreciate and thank you Sara for your choosing to highlight on the word Unshackle from the post on ' Soul Cages' for this week along with the context..I certainly look forward to learning more from these shared interactions and the emerging patterns and perspectives.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 #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.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.08/02/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#13 No need to wait, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador - Sara is just 2 shy of publishing the big 1-0-0 on LinkedIn. Well worth clicking to find a title that grabs you:
- 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 G. 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.