- Producer30/08/2016Can the Character be Forged?It is obvious that surrendering to our own emotions, desires and external influences, can modify our way to understanding life and our subsequent reactions to it, and somehow, forge our character. Of course, that is the easiest way, but allowing it...
Comments22/11/2016 #17 Sushmita Thakare Jain@David Navarro López yes, the character can be forged I don't believe one must but have met a few who have like you said allowed the circumstances to forge their character or them as a person, thank you @Ali Anani View more@David Navarro López yes, the character can be forged I don't believe one must but have met a few who have like you said allowed the circumstances to forge their character or them as a person, thank you @Ali Anani for sharing this buzz! Know few with whom this needs to be shared. Close21/11/2016 #16 CityVP ManjitWe have iron in our blood, that is fact that makes our blood red - otherwise nature could have chosen copper and our blood would be blue. Iron in our will is a different story because the forging of that is in our mind, that is something that is individual.
The classic character speech from The Big Kahuna speaks to the X-factor of character that goes beyond meaning and strength and takes us into our daily day-to-day experiences https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PkOc-B64dY21/11/2016 #15 Ali AnaniDear @David Navarro López- I mentioned this great buzz in my buzz of today on Finding Answers to Simple Questions:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/finding-answers-to-simple-questions20/11/2016 #13 Anonymous#12 That's interesting, dear Ali, I did not know about Emily Dickinson. To write the post, I took my inspiration of a much older book, the bible. On it, many references about it can be seen, using gold and silver as a metaphor for character, and how making ourselves to become red hot in a melting pot would separate the "contaminating" parts, and reveal purity.20/11/2016 #12 Ali AnaniIt was Emily Dickinson who first introduced this metaphor. One aspect of this metaphor is "This is when the iron ore grows impatient. It has become too hot for the forge to handle and soon the lighted ore is released from the forge. This describes the longings in the soul. In time these passions become too heavy and too pain the bare. The only way to stop the pain is to succumb to the desires"
May be this exlains thecmment of @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
@David Navarro López- I enjoyed gain the explanation of cold and hot forging. Yes, it is painful to change permanently and this why we fall back sometimes to what be were and not what we aspire to be07/09/2016 #11 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão@David Navarro López said: "The good thing about it is that forging a character, unlikely to forging a metal, it has no end" ...There is another good thing in the case I may say..Metal are not able to feel the pain in the transformation ....
Metal cant moan in pain ..and sometimes it is really painful to improve some changes in life.. even though the change is necessary it can be at the same time extremely painful.. A lot of to think about .. thanks for sharing this motivating buzz02/09/2016 #10 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão@David Navarro López said: "The good thing about it is that forging a character, unlikely to forging a metal, it has no end" ...There is another good thing in the case I may say..Metal are not able to feel the pain in the transformation ....
Metal cant moan in pain ..and sometimes it is really painful to improve some changes in life.. even though the change is necessary it can be at the same time extremely painful.. A lot of to think about .. thanks for sharing this motivating buzz02/09/2016 #8 Anonymous#4 Mr Randy Keho, I am sorry I don't know about Colin Kapernick, but I understand your point.
This is precisely what I meant, that there is a work we need to do with ourselves, and that is to mold our character according to our will and convictions, no matter what other people say.
This is what is nice of being a human being. You have the right to be unique, and no one has the right to tell us who should we be otherwise.
Am I or are you a bit off-center? No, i am sorry. Nobody has the right to say what the "center" is.
(I know what irony is, I am Spaniard, you know?, but precisely with the people who want you to be like they think you should be, the ones who think having the right to set what "center" and "off-center" is, one can not go with irony. Irony is for intelligent people. They aren't)02/09/2016 #5 Anonymous#2 Thank you Praveen for your deep thoughts which it worth another buzz. I agree that, in your words "we are born into a certain family, in a certain place, at a certain time", and it could determine the type of character it should be forged.
Nevertheless, some human values are universal, love, respect, you name it, valid for any culture or place in time.
The process you mention "It is Character that drives the Will to shape the hot smouldering metal of Desire into something that would translate its intent into being." it is, effectively, how it should be.
My question is, what if you have fallen into a type of negative/destructive character?
For the same reasons, you would follow this pattern on and on, and it must be a point on which you need to stop, start from scratch , and breakthrough this process. Otherwise, your own survival would be at a thread.
Then is when it comes the choice you mention, I suppose, and were your destiny can be changed, don't you think?02/09/2016 #4 Randy KehoCharacter building is all about choice. If a person does not, or refuses to, "do the right thing." they are deemed of low moral fiber (character).
If a person, in the face of peer pressure, fear, or whatever, chooses to "do the right thing," they are deemed of high moral fiber (character).
However, the line between the two has become blurred.
Is Colin Kapernick, the controversial professional football player who is refusing to honor the American flag, of high or low moral character?
Some, even though they do not agree with his actions, accept his choice because of the freedom's provided by the Constitution of the United States.
There's also a difference between having character and "being" a character, although "being" a character does not mean you are of low moral fiber. It simply means your choices may appear a bit off-center. For that, I am often guilty as charged.02/09/2016 #3 Ali AnaniI love your metaphor dear @David Navarro López. We have saying in Arabic "hammer the iron while hot". You present a great verification of how powerful your metaphor is. Your reasoning in strong and extracting scattered points from this well-thought post is unfair. I call upon readers to enjoy reading it in full..02/09/2016 #2 Praveen Raj GullepalliThat is such a rivetting pic dear David! A seasoned engineering working the bellows. Your buzz took me back to Thomas Hardy...and his ''Character is Destiny'' principle. The Immanent Will and the characteristic moral flaw in every human being that inexorably drives the person to a logical conclusion based on his/her Character. The very fact that we are born into a certain family, in a certain place, at a certain time indicates a prior purpose that determines a particular setting for a soul to manifest in a particular gender to fulfil or live out a certain drama or role. We arrive predisposed, with egos and affinities. Parents add the next level/layer of conditioning that either clashes or strengthens innate Character. While events, friends/acquaintances and situations are the tempters or facilitators. We eat that Apple every day don't we! It is Character that drives the Will to shape the hot smouldering metal of Desire into something that would translate its intent into being. A weaker character is always influenced by a stronger one. At work or in life. The stronger influence may be positive or negative. Making a choice is sometimes going against Character too, and some choices can change destiny I suspect.
- Producer02/01/2017Be like the nature of water and understand the nature of water and it's formsBe like the nature of water is the most famous of all Bruce Lee quotes and here’s how I applied the Master’s lesson to master myself.Water takes many forms. Forget about how it forms to the cup for a few.Water cuts through mountains to create...
Comments02/01/2017 #3 Mohammed A. JawadGood, inspiring post.
Aha....be like a water! Yes, like gushing waters, with power, from the rocks, like serene waters of lake, like sweet waters of flowing rivers, like deep, pensive waters of seas, like refreshing waters from rainfall, like melting, cool waters from snows, and like receptive waters from truthful tears.02/01/2017 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter#1 If you follow Bruce Lee's advice he says not find a personality and duplicate it. Always be true to you and find your own way of expressing it.
Bruce Lee also was a workaholic and a show off and even though his teachings molded and shaped my life as much as any other.
I wanna be like me.
Comments01/01/2017 #1 CityVP ManjitI like to reflect on the pagan origin of January with the two faced God called Janus symbolic not of hypocrisy but past and future and beginnings and ends. Even in Christianity, the Roman in Roman Catholicism is worth exploring, as is the role of Constantine in adding the symbol of the Sun to Christian life, hence today is Sunday.
A dip into the ancient is one way I can think about January but there is elements in popular culture that I can meditate upon in our personal modernity.
When I was 14 a song called January hit #1 in the British pop charts, the song was by Pilot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdsU3H9TZ_M and it is actually about how time flies and already it has been more than 40 January's have passed since this song's release. We talk to time as if it is a human quality that hears us, but it is an intelligent reflection, because we are afforded the time to hear life.
- 24/12/2016Merry Christmas to all BeesSting - Fields Of Gold Music video by Sting performing Fields Of Gold. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 5,830,897. (C) 1993 A&M...
Comments24/10/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitI tend to skip quotes but this one is nice and to the point. It falls into the idea of learning to see. Another example of learning to see is the story of the buddhist monk who carried a woman across a river, and the response "why are you still carrying her". http://www.kindspring.org/story/view.php?sid=63753
- 22/10/2016RESPECT IS THE SEED OF LOVE AND PEACE FOR HUMANITY. I HAVE A DREAM, BEINGS TO LIVE IN HARMONY. WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE, LIFE , EMANATING , LIGHT .
- 11/08/2016Rawktails Fire Dancers/ Performers Life Holds A Special Magic A Rawktails and Bombshell Production Music By: Human Experience - David Block and Krystyn Pixton "Beads On The Wind" Check us out...
- Producer02/08/2016A Share of Kindness.Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.Kindness in giving creates love. LAO-TZU Profound words of wisdom from the great master! Always believe that when you share some kindness the well of kindness springs...
Comments05/11/2016 #29 Anonymous#28 You see Irene? You are so kind to me, and there's no need for further explanations. Nevertheless, I would add that kindness is a two-way-benefit-thing, and the one who starts enjoying it is the one who gives it, so if you are starting your day an "uplifting way", is simply because you are the one who started being kind. When you make kindness a way of life, your world is much better, full of colours and unpredictably, fills your heart with unexpected nice things.05/11/2016 #27 AnonymousI like your words "With every sharing there will be depth and dimensions a new, which in turn will pave the path for greater clarity and wisdom . However the choice of walking the path is one's own!" Some people have never experienced this feeling. Being kind opens doors to new experiences worthy to enjoy, really enriching. I believe Mark Twain said "kindness is something blind people can see and deaf can hear", because kindness trascends our senses and goes straight from heart to heart, and that's the ultimate kind of communication, the real one. No words are needed by being kind, no explanations are needed.14/08/2016 #22 Savvy Raj#20 Every step in thought word and deed towards kindness creates ripples and amplifies acts of kindness Thank you for your kind comment @CityVP Manjit .I especially liked the mention of the instant compass of the heart that flows in the direction of kindness as that is the truth of being human .14/08/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit#5 What we do not encounter that much has infinitely greater value when it is encountered. That is the special thing about kindness since our heart is an instant compass towards the direction kindness flows. The counting of kindness loses it value but encounters with kindness increase kindness beyond all measure.04/08/2016 #14 Anees ZaidiWonderful post @Savvy Raj that I share from the right and left chambers of my heart. You wrote "With every sharing there will be depth and dimensions a new, which in turn will pave the path for greater clarity and wisdom." I am seeing this continuously happening on this platform. Each post results in few triggers in these tiny boxes giving birth to new ideas, new discoveries and new learning - day in day out.
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- Producer26/07/2016Be Peace Know Peace Spread Peace If you are thinking of peace in every living moment for one and all, perhaps you have known suffering from the depths of despair.If you are talking of building peace in and around you… perhaps you have seen what devastation feels like.If you are...
Comments26/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitPrem Rawat is known for his talks based around peace. If you are not familiar with him, there is link at you-tube Words of Peace page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAtLnMjKTaM View morePrem Rawat is known for his talks based around peace. If you are not familiar with him, there is link at you-tube Words of Peace page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAtLnMjKTaM - I like his style because it seems so deceptively simple, yet his delivery is compelling - this particular talk is called "Where Peace Resides" - it is 1 hour 5 minutes. Close
- Producer15/07/2016The Master PlanSeek if you must, but seek to be ready for the master to appear.Seek if you must, but seek to train the self to reach beyond attachment.Seek if you must, but seek to move with lightness of your being.Seek if you must, but seek with a knowing that...
Comments16/07/2016 #16 Sara JacoboviciThank you @CityVP Manjit for bringing my attention to this incredible post. @Savvy Raj you took me through a process, a journey, moving me between different states of consciousness and then you ended with a wake up call: "The power of choice is always one’s own ! " Strength in the process, power in the choice.16/07/2016 #15 Savvy Raj#14 @CityVP Manjit A precious reflection indeed and thank you for it as much as the beautiful link share of the lovely song . .Deeply appreciate your thought share. They speak of the depth of disparity in a world of contrasts, what one takes for granted ,another has to struggle to have .In the struggle for survival the creative reflections often get sidelined . Yet we find the very same creative reflections and their uniquely emanating expressions for many , often become the reason for life and living. And then we know not if life becomes an art or art becomes life .16/07/2016 #14 CityVP Manjit#13 That is exactly how it should be but we are blessed to have our internal compass without any encumbrance to our expression. For a large swath of folks in our world, I have learned their world may not be like that, and for those people life might simply demand an ordinary miracle, and so their experience may transcend the internal compass of our soul speaking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4j_wrmpMnU16/07/2016 #13 Savvy Raj#10@Tausif Mundrawala Thank you for your kind words here although it may have seemed as if it is a sermon of sorts on the seeking .... the truth is, it was simply an internal compass of my soul speaking and in the listening my pen just danced in between to the tunes of the thoughts and words in the flow and am sure we all ,as writers can relate easily to such experiences .
- 09/07/2016Since I live my life in the moment called now, I just received a great gift from @Juani Sánchez Serrano-Sánchez which then led me to a track called TIMELESS I have already including Juani's original buzz into White Intelligence. The only way I know how to make our world a more beautiful place is to use my hand to shine it, in circles of gratitude. My thanks to Juani.PBSR | Timeless Official audio for "Timeless" from the EP "Of Flaming Souls..." PBSR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pbsrworld PBSR on Twitter:...
My name is Alvaro, I have an Travel & Photography instagram page called @joeredtravel where I try to inspire people to get out there and explore. I take my camera with me everywhere I go, and I try to go as many places as I can!
I will try to post a picture a day with you beautiful people!
This one was taken in January during a brutal snowstorm and is one of my favourite black & white pictures.
Comments09/07/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht#4 @CityVP Manjit In an Intro to Photography Class they would have said that could never be in the center of the composition --that it should be off to one side, asymmetrical...CLEARLY @Alvaro Rojas is has transcended anything that an Introduction to Photography Teacher would espouse!09/07/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht@Alvaro Rojas this looks exactly like the town in upstate NY where I went to graduate school, and nearly froze to death and or succumbed to the joys of pneumonia on numerous occasions. What you've captured here is the the essential feeling of that town --every single day of the year 🌨☃💨🌬
- Producer26/06/2016Wisdom of Equanimity My first intentional practice of Tai Chi began years ago on a rainy day in the month of June. The sweet cadence of the rain in all it's rhythmic glory, the cleansing nature of the rain was just as wonderfully comforting as much as the experience...
Comments28/06/2016 #9 Savvy Raj#7 @CityVP Manjit
A few lines from my post "Emergence' here ... which seem apt to share here as well after reading your reply here .
There is a dignity in an emergence
With understanding that arises
In patience tolerance and perseverance
Beyond an attitude of indifference.
Emerge in spirit and soul
With all of your being
In every conversation
Or crisis confrontation
Emerge knowing truth is eternal
In spirit, knowing it is for you to kindle
In empathy knowing you are because they are
In compassion sensing the suffering and pain
Emergence is not an on off act
It is after all never ending journey.... Savvy28/06/2016 #8 Louise SmithHi @Savvy Raj, in 2014, I did 3 months of Tai Chi as my balance was out. It really helped. I was going to continue but didn't. Now I am going back in July again to improve my health. I loved the descriptive names of the movements and the fluidity. I loved the fact that I wasn't thinking of my everyday plans and problems. It was good for my mind and my body ! Thank you for your eloquently expressed description of Tai Chi, regardz Louise26/06/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit#5 In health care there is the emergency department and when we think of an emergency we think of crisis. The word emergency comes from emergence and I value emergence, and when we over the fullness of time understand equanimity what emerges is different to what emerges when our life is the mirror of the tension we associate with the word emergency. The question then is how are we going to emerge?26/06/2016 #5 Savvy Raj#2 @CityVP Manjit Thank you for your wholesome thoughts so warmly conveyed.as well as your link share . Appreciate your insights here and totally think likewise as well . Yet beyond the expression and the name, while the wisdom to sense the balance and equanimity is accquired gradually through practise and perseverance , , health care has a tremendous challenge at hand to bring balance amidst the chaos Here the art of movement amongst others is a transformative tool to bridge the gaps towards blending with nature and understanding the mind body interconnects...26/06/2016 #4 Savvy Raj#1 Gerald Mravik .Thank you for your interest in my reflections here . Yes if you are specifically asking about Tai chi form, starting of with classes are a good way to learn tai chi. You'll have the knowledge of the teacher, the structure of form and the support in the fellow learners. Yet to holistically answer you question....The essence of equanimity is in acknowledging and understanding the ebb and flow of life, so while a structural approach to learning it as a skill is a wonderful way to begin the journey , the learning is a journey of a life time...as it is in the application to life and living that the evolving happens gradually in thoughts words and deeds. .26/06/2016 #3 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoBeautifully written @Savvy Raj! I was practicing Tai Chi for a year, long time ago, and I assure you your words have moved me to the feelings I used to have while practicing. Specially the idea of the thoughts and sensations vying for your attention and the feeling of returning to my deepest inside, and stay still in there.26/06/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitI have always in one way or another arrived at the word equanimity but have not found a place for that word until today. It features within my writings https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-fourth-generation but it deserves greater acuity on my part. This piece on Wisdom of Equanimity is exquisitely well written. The soul of Savvy Raj flows through the words used here because the subject is equanimity and this is written with equanimity. It is not a selling of Tai Chi nor is this a push of new age idealism - it is a well centered expression of a practitioner and ultimately a beautiful packaged gift, that when I open reveals equanimity. My only quibble is that healing arts tells us that this world is a damaged place, but health arts is that health is primary. We have a medical profession that calls itself healthcare when it is disease care and we have practitioners of health that calls itself healing art when one of the most healthy things we can do is to get back in touch with our nature, which is nature.
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Comments26/06/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitJavier Benitez Toyos you are way to humble for your own good. There are people on tumblr who stand out but when I look at their shares they are sharing other people's art. Your art is distinctive and you are sharing your own art, you are the painter, this great work is you my friend. Your job description of Telemarketer in Customer Service defies and negates who you are, for who you are Javier is an artist who deserves the title of artist. I had to dig deep on the net to get to know this artist and then I saw only a small labelled bio at places like http://www.saatchiart.com/javierb talk of a self-learned painter who painting feeling. The quote you must read is by Marrianne Williamson - I have found her quote translated into Spanish here https://jgramajo.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/nuestro-miedo-mas-profundo/ It it good for you to tell stories of your paintings. Follow your calling because that is greater than all the calls in the call center. I look forward to seeing you emerge as an artist - but first know that FIRST you are ARTISTA and then and only then TELEOPERADOR.
- 19/06/2016Gratitude | Louie Schwartzberg | TEDxSF Nature's beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from...
Comments19/06/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit#3 I shared this for my Green Intelligence, but it is also falls into what I am exploring as White Intelligence which is the absolute quality of the authentic, the value of peace and the true meaning of meditation and another great human quality which is appreciation.
- 17/06/2016Ana Vidovic plays Asturias by Isaac AlbénizAna Vidovic plays Asturias by Isaac Albéniz Ana Vidovic plays Asturias by Isaac Albéniz. Visit us:...
- 17/06/2016Forbidden Colors - David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto - I heard the Sakamoto original score featured by @Alan Geller on his Birthday buzz for @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman and I loved this track. When combined with an artistic youtube video, the total combination is IMHO pure mindblowing bliss.FORBIDDEN COLORS - David Sylvian & Sakamoto No colors.....no life........ Senza colori...cosa sarebbe la vita....il rosso della passione, il nero del profondo dolore, il blu della speranza, il giallo...
Comments17/06/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit#1 Hi @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, here is the link to Alan's Buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@alan-geller/happy-birthday-franci-eugenia-hoffman-from-the-bebee-a-listers - and of course a Happy Birthday to you from me also !