- Producer20/03/2017Circle of Life!My artwork Title : CIRCLE OF LIFE Unending Hope in Humanity Life gives unto itselfSuch is the eternal circle of lifeHumanity is the eternal truth in artDeeds of compassion are matters of the heartTouched by gratitude in the livingAppeased by...
- Producer15/03/2017Swift and Firm"The questions raced through my mind. Each was answered in time, yet that last, “Do these people even care?” was answered swiftly and firmly. "Aaron Skogen~ This is the second in a brief series about a recent experience traveling with the...
Comments20/03/2017 #26 Laura Mikolaitis@Aaron Skogen, you are a kind, gentle and caring human being with such a big heart. This experience has truly made an impact on you as is evidenced by your ability to share such a compelling experience and story with us here. I cannot imagine what it must be like to live in those conditions, but your ability to convey ethos, pathos, and logos in your writing helps me to understand better. Your experience is a reminder to me that little things matter just as much as the big things. It is also a reminder that faith, hope, and love prevail - even when we doubt that they do. The world works in mysterious ways and we are led to and down paths that we may question at every turn, but there is a reason. Thank you for sharing this second installment of your experience and for giving me reason to take pause.20/03/2017 #24 Aaron Skogen#19 That was exactly the sort of mixed emotions I was hoping to elicit @Shelley Brown. I am so happy you enjoyed it. If you ever want to get involved I know a group that would happily accept you :-). While most of the team I went with was from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, we had one person from New York.
As always, thank you so much for reading, joining the conversation and sharing. I appreciate you!20/03/2017 #23 Aaron Skogen#18 I appreciate your sharing the post on FB @Andrew Books, I left a thank you there as well(a few days ago I think :-). I apologize for being late getting back here. Nevertheless, I think my reply to you here would be similar to my reply to Todd. It certainly changes ones perspective!20/03/2017 #22 Aaron Skogen#17 @Todd Jones, I am so happy to know you found it relevant and that it helps put our "First World Problems" into perspective. I'm certain Haiti did more for me than I did for it. That's the nature of it though, I think. I'm reminded of this quote as I read your comment; "Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry
Thanks again for the kind words and your thoughtful comment Todd.18/03/2017 #17 Todd JonesHi Aaron. From time to time, I try to stop and consider the trivial nature of my own problems. Articles like this are a great reminder that my challenges are really little more than inconveniences born of prosperity, and absolutely pale in comparison to what you have described above.
So goes life in America. We now spend so much time squabbling and bickering and fighting over the trifling details of politics and philosophy, that we have lost sight of matters that are truly important, and long with it, have largely abandoned our willingness to help our fellow man. It seems that our life of ease provides a fertile environment for breeding selfishness, petty conflict and hostility.
As far as I know, nobody in America has to carry water on their head just to survive. It sounds to me like a trip to Haiti would provide some much needed perspective to everyone in America, especially our politicians. Great post, and many thanks to you and your family for helping.16/03/2017 #13 Aaron Skogen#10 Thank you so much @Rod Loader. Its funny in a way. Each time I questioned or doubted while there, I received a response. Often it was in this form, subtle, yet by paying attention and observing, the answers were made clear. With eyes open, the beauty was obvious. I cannot really express the awe in all that I witnessed, yet I hope the stories do it some justice.16/03/2017 #12 Aaron Skogen#9 I am so happy you took some time to explore the work of Alyn and Jeff. I never had the opportunity to meet Alyn, but I would wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Jeff is a wonderful human being as well and has carried the mission forward. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to join the work of the mission. The people of Haiti have given me a gift and I will be forever in their debt.
Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to learn more. I am awestruck by your thoughtful comment, thank you!
IF you are interested in reading the first in the series, "On my Knees, it" is mentioned earlier in this post and includes a link. I'd love your feedback. And as I mentioned to Dean, the story about how I came to this point, is on my blog page, entitled "Knocked off the Fence". If you find the time, I'd love your feedback.16/03/2017 #11 Aaron Skogen#5 Indeed it was @Dean Owen. I quickly understood why my Bride fell in love with the people there. I'll jump on the business end of that hose anytime!
I hope you get a change to read episode one "On my Knees", there is a link in this post. . . And if your so inclined, my post entitled "Knocked off the Fence" which tells the story of how I came to this point.
Thanks so so much for sharing your comment, I appreciate it!16/03/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 I listened to Alyn Shannon on the video featured here http://healinghaiti.org/who-we-are/our-founder/ View more#4 I listened to Alyn Shannon on the video featured here http://healinghaiti.org/who-we-are/our-founder/ and not only do I find her to be such a great woman and presence, but I am saddened to learn that she succumbed to breast cancer.
Having viewed the obituary and the video, as well as pictures of Alyn, it is quite self-evident that her husband Jeff Gacek lost an incredible partner and an angel of a human being. What I read here deeply honours what she was clearly trying to accomplish.
Her journal words are therefore very profound in light of the dedication people like you have to what Alyn cared about :
QUOTE: [ ‘What’s God trying to teach me?’ Have you ever asked ‘why?’ We don’t always understand the ‘why’ part, but maybe that is not what God wants us to ask. Maybe God wants us to ask ‘what’… What is God trying to teach us?"] By Alyn Shannon Close16/03/2017 #7 Aaron Skogen#3. I'm so happy is resonated today @Sarah Elkins. I hear you. As you well know, I struggle at times with that "pessimistic little voice", yet I am convinced, even the smallest gestures of kindness create ripples we may not even be aware of.
This is a lovely comment and about the best compliment a guy could ask for. Thank YOU! 💛
- ProducerMake That Move! Nightmare. Not on Elm Street. Scared to death. 'What ifs' fly around as horrible creatures and hide in the dark corner of the room. A room with a splendid view but the windows are closed. The sun wants to enter but she is not allowed to shine. Too...
Comments18/03/2017 #54 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Pamela 🐝 Williams may all talented people worldwide have the opportunity to meet a mentor with the best intentions; a person that offers that little push to make someone soar. Not a story about ego, but about finding the courage to walk the path meant for a person.18/03/2017 #53 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsSo I just said in a comment to Ian Weinberg; I'm being the pessimist today; Very inspirational in a rose colored world; if success does not bring with it the dark side. They say that with success comes power, which makes me think of the quote; "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet. When we forget all that led to success and those along the way that helped us get there, that is when self-importance and ego enters. May she never forget the mentor who got her there.15/03/2017 #52 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#49 well @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, you hit the nail, so well finetuned to the essence, thank you, for reading between the lines. Let me wish that everyone of us may be inspired to do so after reading my article.15/03/2017 #51 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#50 that sound @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I just adore it, one of the reasons why Spring is my preferred saison!15/03/2017 #50 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery inspiring @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and when I read the last paragraph it brought me back in time... to a time when worries were less and I would jump out of bed as soon as the sun peaked through the window and I heard the birds chirping!15/03/2017 #49 Deb 🐝 HelfrichIt can be an inspiringly simple transformation. This story enlivens the process of growing into our destiny, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.14/03/2017 #48 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#45 @debasish majumder, what about the joy to do what you love from the heart and soul, and to benefit from that ocean of energy freed because you have the courage to walk your path?14/03/2017 #47 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#44 @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven my pleasure14/03/2017 #46 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#43 beautiful comments, thank you @Qamar Ali Khan, a pleasure to have you here on beBee.14/03/2017 #45 debasish majumderchess or chase for opulence and fame? i am bit confused! smart presentation indeed! enjoyed read. thank you for the share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.14/03/2017 #44 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Thanks for the Invitation to this Buzz. Great Story.14/03/2017 #43 Qamar Ali KhanWhat a captivating story @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! This is a superb piece of hope, encouragement, and motivation. Just a change in thinking changes the ways to see the world and its realities. Superb and lively wording Liesbeth! Loved it. It's only you who can put such emotions and feelings in such words. Thanks for the mention and giving me the opportunity to touch such a marvelous work!14/03/2017 #42 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#40 just imagine @Erroll -EL-Warner, you activated the best seller process right now!14/03/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#39 thank you for your kind words @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, blessed to receive them.14/03/2017 #39 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanBravo! @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I wonderful story and well written. I love this message, ""Please make that move. Have faith. All potential is ready to manifest". The world has transformed. From within."14/03/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#33 oh that is kind thank you @Tausif Mundrawala14/03/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#29 thank you @Aaron Skogen, highly appreciated!14/03/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 faith is the key ... well said @🐝 Fatima Williams, thank you!14/03/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 glad it is @Jan 🐝 Barbosa, thank you so much.
- Producer23/02/2017Spring“Spring is in the air.” I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that said. It’s right around the corner, yet I find myself contemplating just what that means outside of shedding those layers of clothing I enjoy so much. How did “Spring” come...
Comments23/02/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI have always loved science and Spring is a reminded for me of new chances. For example, every one has a new beginning in their lives. Take this. Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there's not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago. So it is like a Spring blooming every seven years for those who don't like their old "Shell", because it is brand new, literally.
- 12/03/2017Invest in creating valuable experiences for people so that you are well-remembered beyond death. Cemeteries are filled with people who worked too much and earned a lot of money without having made valuable contributions during their lifetime so they're forgotten. Being rich in good actions leads you to live a more fulfilling life.
Comments12/03/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt#3 agreed in full. I do not need money to be remembered.
I also dont need to be remembered to do good.
Sometimes the most inspiring of quotes and lessons just slip by in knots during times of struggle.
Suddenly when life starts picking up and the groove sets in, so does the real meaning of things.
My life is picking up, i realised how easily the best of words meant different to me in ways that diluted their meaning.
Maybe i am overloading you with overthoughts.
On the bright side, such buzzes are triggering some useful thoughts :)12/03/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee#1 @Devesh Bhatt you don't need money for being remembered by yours. YOU CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS TO LEAVE a legacy
- Open doors for others
-Return shopping carts for people
-Volunteer at the local food pantry, school, library, etc.
-Thank someone for t...heir hard work
-Write notes of appreciation to anyone who's made a difference
-Look for ways to serve people in your family
-Bring in the neighbor's garbage can/recycling bins
-Help a coworker meet a deadline
-Offer to watch a young mother's child for a few hours
-Take a friend/neighbor's dog for a walk (and give him a nice brushing afterward!)
-Mow/rake/sweep for an unsuspecting neighbor
-Go through your clothes and donate items to a local shelter
-Spend an hour at the local nursing home assisting with crafts or reading to residents.
-Give someone a compliment
-Leave a positive comment on a blog ( 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝)
-Let someone in line go ahead of you
-Ask all your friends & family members to do something nice for one other person in honor of your birthday and to use the money they would have spent on a gift/card for you toward an act of kindness instead!
Smile and make people happy
..and so on...12/03/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt is interesting to study the origin of the "richest man in the cemetery" quote
http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/11/18/richest-in-cemetery/ View moreIt is interesting to study the origin of the "richest man in the cemetery" quote
It even has Prince citing that he wanted to be the richest man in the cemetery - unfortunately he tempted fate in saying that and sadly that has come true.
We do not know who or what immortalizes people across generations but the names that get carried across millennia are few, we are all mostly forgotten and the most valuable contribution is made in this world by those most forgotten - which is teachers, guardians and parents who shaped brilliant people.
What is absolutely true is the virtue of our actions and not our showing of them as a public display, and in this virtue exists the meaning of happiness that Aristotle described - and Aristotle is a name that has been remembered through millennia, but the actual Aristotle is dead and gone, we don't know who he actually was - only the larger than life contribution that has been passed on across generations.
The reality is that history is a peculiar beast and instead of living in memory, enjoy the journey - what history remembers is our mythology, not the actuality of our existence. We don't control that history. Close
- Producer09/03/2017Tending FlowersDonned in kirtle,tending flowers with her hands as gentle.array of blossoms arranged exquisitely,making plucked ones aware about their beauty.with their mesmerizing serenity and innocence,has won many hearts with sheer brilliance.its fragility holds...
Comments15/03/2017 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#28 Yes, I just pulled up a site on fen shui and vaastu shastra - very interesting.
http://www.vaastushaastra.com/vastuforhouse.html View more#28 Yes, I just pulled up a site on fen shui and vaastu shastra - very interesting.
Here is the link to the Lladro site
http://www.lladro.com/home.jhtml Close10/03/2017 #20 Tausif Mundrawala#19 How wonderful it might be for you to judge all the antiques and exhibiting it. I would say, Wow! I got myself enrolled in one of the MOOC's based on this subject. My interest died down due to some reasons but after meeting you I would definitely complete this course as soon as possible.
Stay blessed. I wish you luck for your future endeavors.10/03/2017 #19 Aleta Curry#15 Terrific, thanks! I will message you my email; not sure if it appears anywhere on our profiles. Anyway, I realise now I should have messaged you privately in the first place, not blurted in out in public, sorry! I just got so excited!
As to recognising it, well, I am an accredited Fine Art and Antiques valuer, after all. It would be a bit pathetic if I couldn't pick out classic Lladró!
I didn't know it was *that* popular. We really do learn something new every day!10/03/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala#14 I am exhilarated to have found someone who recognized that this figurine is of Lladró. I have been a fan of this brand since my childhood as I have been observing it in advertisement columns in one of our newspapers. Celebrities were been presented and were felicitated with these figurines meant for couples.
They have even started catering to the needs of Indians in the form of their favorite dieties statues.
Permission granted. Do you want me to mail this poem to your email.10/03/2017 #14 Aleta CurryI've always loved Lladró, and the detail in this beauty, 'Flowers of the Season', is exquisite. You've captured her essence perfectly in verse, @Tausif Mundrawala. If I have some time, I'd like to have your poem reprinted on a poster and displayed at the Sydney Antiques Fair. May I have your permission to do so?
- Producer02/03/2017Art by Claire CardwellBlue Lion - 2007 I've been rather busy recently painting and finishing off projects. I am starting a marketing campaign to promote myself as an artist and sell my work both in South Africa and overseas. I don't have a particular style or genre, I...
Comments19/03/2017 #35 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell@🐝 Fatima Williams - Pepper has gone out her way to make people feel unwelcome in my home. She glares at them and has perfected the Death Stare. She can keep this Death Stare up for hours on end..... Recently she glared at poor Molly Zodwa for over two hours. She also bites all my guests. Only two people have ever come over unscathed. One of her favourite tricks is to lurk behind doors and attack you as you go past. I have to keep her pretty stoned on Catnip on many nights.19/03/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima Williams#31 She bites really ? 😂 I have two cuteys back home. Named them whiskey and Brandy 😂😍. Love them loads. If we irritate them they act like they are biting us but if we were to react with a painful sound. They would look with concern. They recognise my voice whenever I skype home. Miss them loads.03/03/2017 #20 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell@CityVP 🐝 Manjit - thanks so much for the links - I actually have a copy of The Artist's Way knocking around somewhere, I will go and dust it off! The Pinterest page was v. interesting and inspiring. Since I work for myself I am free to take time off or work whenever I want. As I do things that I love (Architecture, Writing and Art) work does not feel like work, it's playtime all the time for me! However you are right I do need to focus in being here right now and I do need to take time off to rest and recharge!
- Producer01/03/2017CHARACTER, AN ENIGMATIC AFFAIR!Character, an amazing gift of nature What a unique nomenclature! Utterly confusing to define its essence An abstract in form, but emphatic in its presence By virtue of its manifestation We comprehend its supreme expression...
Comments02/03/2017 #20 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"Character is not a stationary affair " This is such an interesting take on the vicissitudes of character, @debasish majumder. I think we may have a tendency to believe someone is either a good or bad character, but that is way too reductive. Situations maketh the person. I may behave badly in certain situations when something is triggered in me, like a previous problem, but yet a very similar situation the following day may allow me to behave in a good way, having realized the errors from the day before.
It is all relative. We exhibit tendencies. And we can surely make advancements in our character, if we simply choose to learn how.
- Producer23/02/2017Dive Deep in the WatersDive deep in the waters, break yourself freefrom being a pauper.explore its depths,by traversing throughits length and breadth.Each ushered tide,brings with it a shiftwhich helps to move with glide.Purge yourselfof all the impurities,by announcing...
Comments25/02/2017 #20 Gerald HechtThis feels like that time I was Scuba Diving...and I was deep enough to make a controlled ascent...my tanks ran out...when I woke up on this dock...I SAW HER! SHE SAVED MY LIFE...It's been 5 years; still I will search the ends of the earth; there will be no other --her, her, her!24/02/2017 #16 siraj shaik#15 @Tausif Mundrawala awesome expressions.. "quality evaluation (related poetry): when appreciations shared by the maestro @Ali Anani and the best collective nectar contributors @Sara Jacobovici @debasish majumder @Devesh Bhatt (positive comments from them are like pats and applauses). Also there are some more who are perfectionists whose engagement (at least a word mentioned in comments spaces are worth..) and hoping surely they will also join to contribute potential value to this superb poem".24/02/2017 #14 Tausif Mundrawala#7 By sharing a name of my progeny, your feedback is quite similar to what I receive from her. My friend ,you have always proved yourself indispensable in the intellectual circle and your feedback mean a lot. Thanks once again for acknowledging it as one of the best poems.
- Producer22/02/2017TouchWriting became a perfect medium for me to define trauma in my own way. Oftentimes, I didn't even know I was writing about trauma--just sharing a story or poem. Below provides worded images of self-healing, I believe... Touch, I say, it will not...
Comments22/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYou are laying down great marks Joyce, great marks because of your touch and ultimately they will be felt even more greatly by those who are in most need of this touch.
May this poem reach those who feel most out of touch, for in reading this, I acknowledge that world which needs this touch most and which has most assuredly received yours. Such are marks left in time.
- 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...
Comments22/02/2017 #41 Steve Brady@🐝 Fatima 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.
- Producer16/02/2017From one bee to another...CityVP 🐝 Manjit found the way, in his own unique style to communicate his impression of Joyce Bowen. I share this with our readers. Dear Sara [ @Sara Jacobovici ] Joyce has been a breath of fresh air since her arrival because she is not an actor...
- Producer20/02/2017We Did Not Stop The FireWe did not stop the fireAs far as you are concerned the world is full of nice blokes, on that note allow me to chokeWe did not stop the fireYou keep telling me you are a brave man and that you are doing all you canWe did not stop the fireYou keep...
Comments21/02/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsAbsolutely Paul. We are the blight, not the world ( you know that other song that inspires a false hope). It's inconceivable to me that humanity climbs over itself to achieve but Why? Money, power, to be remembered when they're gone? Well Atilla the Hun is remembered, so is Hitler, Well I have a song for them; the worms move in, the worms move out, go in your ears and out your mouth....
No matter what you do, you're going to be worm food one day.
They're right, no white knights in this world. Now how's that for depressing 😜😈💀#121/02/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 And just like that HEY PRESTO !!! I present you "People to the Power" Thanks Pascal and to think it has just gone past 5am where I am - now right now I would call this a really fine morning on the East side of the American continent.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/people-to-the-power21/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 ManjitEh! Damn bro ! This is the spirit in which I wrote The Water of Life https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-water-of-life View moreEh! Damn bro ! This is the spirit in which I wrote The Water of Life https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-water-of-life
For sure we are not just coal for the marketer to burn or firewood for the latest HR policy or a gas chamber for the project manager to regiment us through.
Billy Joel was bang on in his song that we didn't start the fire and that it has burning all along, from the moment the oldest profession came into being and the priesthood became a professional force directing itself on ordinary people. Just as I had finished writing The Water of Life you Pascal Derrien have inspired in me another "People to the Power". Close20/02/2017 #5 Devesh Bhattthought i'd get cheap thrills
Watching fires from afar
Then tell you i did my best
Before the bodies char
thought i would be king
from the praise of monkeys
but you did know for sure
i forgot to say please
thought i lost myself
in search of twilight
i believed it was dark
but i didn't guess right
thought fame had gone
had my luck run out
you were too thoughtful
to clear up my doubt
Thought i'd come out clean
With no more wounds to lick
But Theres no heaven or hell for me
i am stuck in traffic
(How could i possibly stop the fire?)
Pretty disconnected and rough for now:( but thanks for the great read.
- Producer16/02/2017Scratching The SurfaceOne life I'm gonna live it up, I'm takin' flight, I said I'll never get enough-Judas Priest – You’ve got another thing comin’-You remember I told you once about a school trip to the sea somewhere in Brittany. It had begun like any jolly all happy...
Comments17/02/2017 #15 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#12 I meant "THEM" lol - I only knew two songs at the time. I got used to being teased about thinking he was Judas Priest then... some things haven't changed lol... I have to say that is the best show I've seen. I thought for sure I was going straight to hell for going too. Shhhh don't tell anyone.17/02/2017 #10 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlSaw him in Los Angeles as a teen and he drove his Harley up on stage and waved to me and my boyfriend because we were lucky to have special seats off to the side on our own. My boyfriend teased me and told me "you know you still have to go home with me" lol17/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitScratching the surface of any human being is a privilege like opening the doors of perception, especially when we live among a multitude of souls who are as predictable as melting ice lolly, who are too busy knocking on the doors of the day-to-day.
There has to be fundamental depth to a human being, where removing the onion layer yields even richer layers underneath and then discovery is mutual, friendship is profound and humanity is renaissance.
What I read here is that and I enjoy scratching this surface.
Otherwise it is learning what the masses learn and that is never that much.
- Producer16/02/2017Soul Cages Titled: Unshackled A Digital Artwork By Savvy Raj http://www.savvyraj.comBorn free we truly are but we learn to evolve to move beyond the soulcages of our own being! ! When we learn to appreciate the freedom that is ours for the taking ,we realise...
Comments20/02/2017 #17 Savvy Raj#16 @Donna-Luisa Eversley Yes indeed! And I appreciate your mentioning of the changing feelings through life experiences that could form shadows or reflect light to another... and so in just to be and let another be ....there is all the more reason for us all as the world to wake up with greater empathy consciousness in our thoughts words and deed.18/02/2017 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley"Every thing alive has a right to be all that they manifest with the uniqueness of their thoughts ." Very beautifully stated @Savvy Raj! I guess as a child we have the innocence of the unknown as we get older experiences seen through our eyes and feelings create shadows forming a cage. Thanks for sharing .17/02/2017 #15 Savvy RajThank you @ Sara Jacobvici for your kind appreciation of this article and your equally thoughtful intepretation and valuable insights. Varied choice of meanings can play an important role in understanding new perspectives . I sincerely appreciate and receive yours in this context . In the post above I chose to highlight the idea of acceptance as a receiving of a situation in the depth of awareness and acceptance of the reality than to relegate it as destiny as a choice in our hand. And then in such a receiving in awareness one can then work to adapt to the situation exploring the potential possibilities. The freedom is in the power of the choices as we choose to see and it certainly rests with us .17/02/2017 #14 Savvy Raj#10 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
Dear Lisa.Great to read about your family and thank you for sharing this. Have felt one with your words here as it related so much with my family here as well. Freedom is a huge responsibilty in both the giving and the receiving.... and is a blessing to have for all who sense as it is alligned in its path by an internal compass of consciousness awareness and conscience.
.Have often felt that as parents the power of freedom and love will keep the need to rebel in check than the power of control and coercion .17/02/2017 #13 Sara JacoboviciA profound and valuable piece, poetically written @Savvy Raj. You write, "A child very lovingly brought up has to experience and grow and live in a world of dualities." This is our fate as human beings; before we integrate, we experience the separation. What I experience is, shackled and freedom = choice. We can only choose to be free if we understand to what we are shackled. Being in the confines of boundaries, in and of itself, does not mean loss of freedom. You wisely write about acceptance and adaptability. I would humbly change that to meaning and adaptability. At the risk of oversimplifying: we are shackled to oxygen to survive. We don't consider ourselves caged. We form the meaning and adapt. So much so, that when we want to move out of the boundaries of the space in which we can breathe, we adapt. We can breath underwater, we can breathe in outer space. We adapt, we make choices. Too often, the meaning we form of something will shackle us to the point where we experience loss of freedom. That is when we mistakenly think we have no choice.17/02/2017 #12 Savvy Raj#11 Thank you @ City VP Manjit for these interesting links that propel a new direction of flow in the shifting perspectives of thought. Appreciate this focus on the word' Unshackle' and thank you also for your thoughtful mention to @Sara Jacobovici View more#11 Thank you @ City VP Manjit for these interesting links that propel a new direction of flow in the shifting perspectives of thought. Appreciate this focus on the word' Unshackle' and thank you also for your thoughtful mention to @Sara Jacobovici As I saw it here Unshackling is a focussed approach as well and has the potential to create new spaces for light and every now and then . A conscious unshackling of patterns of thought brings forth new and diverse ways of thinking and such a diversity acknowledges new movements and breeds further creativity. And in such
unshackling there is the underlying freedom to evolve further . Close16/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFreedom is often the illusion we feel most free in but unshackle is a tangible action and it might be multiple actions or a continuous state of becoming or renewal. We are most free when we don't know we are - and then someone asks how do you do that? Then we become conscious of a moment that actually was freedom.
So I find the word unshackle interesting and ask @Sara Jacobovici to include that word in her WORD-OF-THE-DAY
In this video I found called UNSHACKLE - it isn't about people who are unshackled but a recital of artists who feel shackled by neo-liberalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmMxUAJ2duQ In less than five minutes they do produce an interesting video yet the word "Unshackle" is a hope here rather than a personal exploration. The boogie man here is neo-liberalism the video calls a deep dystopian faith a dominant worldwide ideology exhibiting all the signs of a religious cult" etc etc etc
The important thing here is that just from this one word Unshackle it sets off different trajectories and pathways, a bit like random atoms hitting each other in a collider and the scientists watches for new particles to form. In my case a new particle online is finding something that perks my interest that I would not otherwise would have found - and in this case this particle is Portugal originating art project :
Museu da Crise
Now that to me is more soul and less cage but when it comes to the ownership of our own mind, it remains all relative. Great piece here really supports the way I personally think.16/02/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis was a good read @Savvy Raj. It made me think of my own kids. I always brought them up to seek out what they like, not push my own agenda on them. I wanted them to make decisions based on what they were comfortable with after watching so many kids their ages being pushed to do activities they weren't happy doing. I'm not saying I didn't give guidance or that we didn't talk things through but they were never forced to 'try out for football, soccer, join this club etc.." They did participate in things they loved and sometimes found out they didn't after the season was over. The only thing we asked and followed through with- if you decide to join a team you have to follow through with it until the season ends. We wanted them to realize the importance of following through with a decision along with realizing a team needs you once you become part of one. So to end my long paragraph... I hope I allowed them the freedom to choose because they aren't afraid to make choices outside of the box now. They both are good decision makers and enjoy life!16/02/2017 #9 Savvy Raj#5 Yes I can perhaps empathize with that .... yet In my little understanding of it all ....The moment now is free of all the shackles of opinion and judgement
In dispelling the thens casting off the whens through a sense of purpose that extends beyond our immediate self ...
in passion and perseverance.
Living can become a blessing in the now .16/02/2017 #8 Savvy Raj#6 @Ali Anani
Your astute sense of observation is the gift of seeing beyond the mere looking of the apparent aesthetics. Likewise to understandings in the patterns of flight of the birds in your precious example and social media interaction and the evolving patterns of affinities the shifts may have much to do with Energy ...in emission transmission and the ensuing transaction..
Must add this certainly is like taking a flight of creativity essentially as a possible future buzz in formation.
Thank you indeed as I deeply appreciate your ever valuable steering of thoughts as a sort of sifting through to rake in the creativity for us all16/02/2017 #6 Ali AnaniDear @Savvy Raj. When birds fly in V-Patterns they follow three simple rules. As a result the pattern emerges. Your writing promises there shall be a pattern emerging. Your four simple rules:
Dealing with what must be dealt
Bending in the flow where it is necessary
Standing up for something or someone you care in support
Steering through the crisis that show up without notice
As simple as they appear, they still feed back to each other. I feel strongly that deep observation shall reveal a hidden pattern. Just consider or watch a group of people following them and notice new patterns emerging. This buzz is worthy of sharing.
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Comments16/02/2017 #31 Deb 🐝 HelfrichSimply profound, Pascal. I think that while others are responsible for putting on the locks, and should be held accountable, each person is the only locksmith that can chose to find & use the perfect key. We can call the professionals and they will cut the keys, but the unshackling is an inside job.16/02/2017 #26 Ken BoddieAs one door closes another ..... slams shut in our face! But .....
Do locked doors keep our feelings and emotions securely shut up inside, or prevent them from being shared?
Do locks prevent invasion or avoid others helping?
Have we temporarily lost the key, or thrown it away?16/02/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Pascal Derrien, I'm glad you are writing about it. I think (well I'm learning) to face our demons, fears etc... are part of the healing process. You have a way of writing where you don't sound like the victim (even though that would not matter to me) because you WERE a victim and I feel your pain in your writing. My husband will kill me for saying this but he was abused severely growing up and no, you don't get past it. I think his way of dealing with it was to try and block it. He's a type A, a workaholic and over the past 3-4 years he has finally been able to show more emotion around me and share feelings.. he will never be able to share like some men do. My mothers illness and death changed him over time. He told me she was the only mom he ever had. He said she took him under her wing when he was just a teenager and always treated him like a son. His mom is still alive but they aren't close. I know he loves her but not in the same way many men would love their moms. Thanks for sharing this and I'm sorry I went on about my husband.16/02/2017 #18 Helena Jansen van VuurenSjoe - how do you do that - stop me dead in my tracks!! I have lived on autopilot deliberately and intentionally to avoid confronting things and the self. It is easy to do. Or is it easier to do? I did stick my head out once and the backlash made me lock that box and here you are 20 odd years later. Do I want to think or do i just keep the box locked or maybe for me my stuff belongs in the box. Lurve your way with words!
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Comments18/02/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#13 You've highlighted the very thin line between anger and danger, @debasish majumder. I think that is why we find it easy to want to ignore these feelings, bury them, and pretend everything is fine. It is incredibly hard to express anger in a constructive way, and yet, learning this skill is pretty crucial for living a contented and meaningful life.
Knowing the things that draw our ire - the things we will not tolerate - helps us navigate life in a direction that will ultimately bring us to serenity, while ignoring anger is very likely to dump us right into situations that trigger the emotion in ever-escalating cycles.
Like so many things in life, the way to learn how to deal constructively with anger is to practice and @Cyndi wilkins and I are finding this buddy system to be a fun, fruitful, and sometimes profound way to express feelings, understand life-long patterns, and start to change the way we feel so that we move on, full of hope, curiosity, and delight.18/02/2017 #13 debasish majumderto prefix 'D' to anger i guess, amply clarify the gravity as well demerits of anger @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. yet, anger have positive impact too, as it vent out our suppress emotions, enabling us to understand our constraints and how detrimental our emotions are if we allow them to overrule us. however, lovely insight madam. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.16/02/2017 #6 Cyndi wilkinsAs a manual therapist by training, I am more accustomed to using therapeutic touch to interpret the signals that the physical body communicates to me. In that way I can assist my client in the release of their pain through soft tissue manipulation. This was more of a cerebral experience where I really had to trust my intuition to guide me ...@Deb 🐝 Helfrich and I were both challenged to engage ALL of our senses...particularly sight, sound and body language, in an effort to tap into the "emotion" trying to make its way to the surface. Once we did that, we could have a little "playdate" with it...give it expression in a supportive environment where it can be transformed through the eyes of others as they reflect back to us the lessons to be learned from our collective experiences.
These "patterns of behavior" are inherent within all of us. As society has taught us to bury our emotions like an unnecessary appendage, it is high time we did a little excavating of those old bones and shed new light on how we express ourselves effectively.15/02/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#1 Of course, you picked out my favorite sentence, @Ali Anani. And added so much more by extending it to the very important concept of SELF-NEGOTIATION. I actually think that is the core of learning to be a happy and well-adjusted human being.
Self-negotiation is learning about ourselves and how we react and questioning which parts of our actions and habits may be due to factors way beyond something as innocuous as a comment by a stranger that causes us to lash out in ways harmful to our own bodily equilibrium and meant to throw someone else off of their balance, regardless of who else might be inflicted unintended damage.
That sort of behavior solves nothing, generates nothing but hostility in return and actually becomes an ever increasing cycle since the actual wrong never had a chance to be rationally discussed.
I think the first step to being able to find the insight in anger is learning how other people process anger in ways that actually allow the emotion to resolve whatever situation first brought the feelings of hostility into focus.15/02/2017 #1 Ali AnaniDear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich- wonderful buzz. You said it in one line "Being able to express ourselves, and all our emotions, with clarity is part of the dance of negotiation that every human needs to learn to live a joyful, productive, and relatively stress-less life". You bring up to my understanding a hugely important point. We need to negotiate with ourselves as we do with others. Self-negotiation is an idea that strikes me powerfully. Great reading and is worthy of sharing.
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Comments16/02/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici@Joyce Bowen and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Please see https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/from-one-bee-to-another15/02/2017 #7 Joyce Bowen@CityVP 🐝 Manjit It is true I've suffered hardships. I'm grateful because they, in turn, drove me to learn how to write. It is my greatest pleasure. Thank you for your kind thoughts.
I think I would rather be a mouse in the wall. What I do is hard. Hard never scared me, but I must admit--the position of that mouse in the wall looks mighty good at times.15/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Dear Sara [ @Sara Jacobovici ] Joyce has been a breath of fresh air since her arrival because she is not an actor playing the role of difficulty and then thanking everyone for receiving an award to describe the human condition - we have become way too reliant on proxies to broach subjects from I guess people would call "a safe distance".
I have already noted Joyce as a person who has fully experienced the unthinkable and she has this rare quality I do not see in people - which Gandhi called Satyagraha - and which is a word that is sometimes reduced to non-violence - whereas what Gandhi meant by it was far different and significant as this link provides, for in reality Satyagraha is as difficult an individual way and challenge as is Agape love which also gets reduced to unconditional love. What gets reduced is actually the practice of it.
QUOTE: "Satyagraha means the exercise of the purest soul-force against all injustice, oppression and exploitation. Suffering and trust are attributes of soul force."
So what is conveyed as "non-violence" has an even more powerful meaning, which is "stand your ground". As I have interacted with every piece Joyce has written, she displays both humanity and tenacity of spirit to stand her ground when it comes down to her fight for justice. In a world where marketing is more important than meaning - the meaning in Joyce's writing is unmistakable.15/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI have never been comfortable with the first year of a child's life because complications can arise and the graph of mortality per 1000 people shows what a critical period the first year of life is :
Mortality Rates by Age [Per 1000]
https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/training/online-courses-and-resources/non-certificate-courses-and-mini-tutorials/multiple-decrement-life-tables/lesson-2/images/figure-2-5.1 View moreI have never been comfortable with the first year of a child's life because complications can arise and the graph of mortality per 1000 people shows what a critical period the first year of life is :
Mortality Rates by Age [Per 1000]
Now when we add in the life-saving role of healthcare and what those mortality rates would be without the supreme effort to save babies, these numbers would be much worse. The reality outlined in this buzz is still only faced by the few rather than the many and in reading accounts such as this, it speaks volumes to quality of healthcare.
Yet there are great differences in quality of healthcare even in Western nations. This 2008 comparison of healthcare services for mothers between Paris and New York, underlines the French healthcare model
France's Model Health Care For New Mothers
The key phrase difference between Paris and New York mentioned in the article is between the words "a special moment" vs "a coverage issue". One of these systems accords more with nature, the other with materialism - in the US they pay for materialism.
Another well written account Joyce and not just because of how the story concludes - but also the grounded reality presented here, that may make all the difference in the world. Close
Comments15/02/2017 #20 Tausif Mundrawala#18 I was waiting with unabated breath to listen to those golden words uttered by you. And finally my wish came true. I read a novel which was very dark in essence and amidst the story I dropped that book aside because I can't read more. Then this very idiom caught my attention and the idea of this poem germinated in my mind. I am thankful to have a mentor like you. Thank you so much in all aspects, Sir @Ali Anani15/02/2017 #18 Ali AnaniDear @Tausif Mundrawala- you are a talented and gifted poet. You really are. I like lyrics that are enjoyable to read; yet with their powerful simplicity they leave wondering how I couldn't write them. This is an example of I mean:
" Opportunity will definitely knock your door,
hold this crystal by not letting it land on the floor"15/02/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for tagging me @Tausif Mundrawala. "Self-doubt would make you a prisoner,
coward with your name would become a misnomer." --- We've all experienced self-doubt, thank goodness for others who shake that self-doubt when it arrives and for a strong will to persevere.15/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 my pleasure, that is what fellow bees are for!15/02/2017 #9 Tausif Mundrawala#8 Thank you so much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. for sharing this poem and your kind words.15/02/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.this is truly inspirational, thanks for sharing this precious reminder, @Tausif Mundrawala
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Comments13/02/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici#8 You're amazing @Pascal Derrien! Even your comments are beautifully written. "...a complicated story with different drawers..." That took me right into an attic, sitting in front of an old chest of drawers, wiping away the dust and looking through each drawer, one at a time, and discovering a lot of chapters from a complicated story! You also have me curious...are you willing to share what your original musical choice was?13/02/2017 #7 Sara JacoboviciRegarding the story, eerily beautiful @Pascal Derrien. Regarding the music, this is the second time in as many days that I write saying that the music you chose is one of my all time favorites. (I used it in one of my time posts.) "...you're the one I want to go through time with...", should be part of any vows a couple make to each other.
- Producer10/02/2017AUROVILLE :Dawn of ConsciousnessUnderstanding Auroville The Idealism in principle and its pragmatism in purpose! Is it ....A Dream of divinity A Manifestation of hope in humanity Mystical in its simplicity Solution for complexities Propogating human connectivityPromoting life...
Comments11/02/2017 #11 Savvy Raj#6 City VP Manjit .Appreciate your empathic connectivity here as well.! Just realised that I posted this post link on my linked in article much after your hearty efforts to reach here. Thank you for all your supportive comments to this post that are both encouraging and empowering at the same time.11/02/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt#2 corruption is everywhere. Be cautious, gain a good experience and move on.
Wherever their is an institution and collective needs, this is inevitable.
Only thing is this, there was an effort to clean house at Auroville.
At the end of the day, nothing works better than some quality time with oneself, nature adds to the experience like none other.
I wait for an inspiring quote :)10/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 Hi Chas, along as one is aware that the foundation of cults can most often be traced to empaths being attracted to narcissists, then it is cavaet emptor [buyer beware] for the empath. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/the-toxic-attraction-between-an-empath-a-narcissist/
Such is the degree of empath response to the narcissist to seem them wounded rather than monstrous, that the narcissist can keep wounding and the empath will tolerate the wound ironically due to the tremendous humanity an empath has stored in them for caring for people.
When the wound is diabolical and the world begins to knock on the door of the cult - that is the moment when it is too late to realize that an empath has been used and abused by the narcissist. If there is awareness around this, then the danger of cult formation is mitigated. Even then the empath keeps quiet about the wound because the narcissist lays the blame on them and they are caught in this viscous relationship spiral.
For the times that this happens we must not negate the virtuous relationship of the empath to inform the rest of us the essence of humanity. That is what I find here. Then we can look upon the beauty of that which should be beautiful and in that regard I view Savvy Raj and you as the picture postcards of freedom. In that regard I send both of you my regards and highest appreciation.10/02/2017 #4 Savvy Raj#2 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt I appreciate your immediate concern and also understand the need to highlight the context of safety of one and all . I am by nature far removed from any kind of cult like propogation .
While I do resonate with the ideals of human unity and consciousness.I believe that embodying these practically and actualizing them to be a task of immense difficulty especially so in these times. And even more so having to live there and deal with problems of such a society with its unique sense of ideals, will certainly have issues of their implementation. But yet I found it to be great place to visit to experience the arts and cultural confluence reflected in life and living and spend some quiet contemplative time.10/02/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@Savvy Raj, I used to get a newsletter from auroville back in the late 70's. I don't mean to put a damper on your enthusiasm and idealism for Auroville, but, there is also a dark side to this utopian experiment. You may also wish to read this article about the undercurrent running through Auroville; http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/roads/2015/07/auroville_india_s_famed_utopian_community_struggles_with_crime_and_corruption.html
- 10/02/2017Avoid Overflows
Whenever we exaggerate we create a conflict or problem. Your kid needs passion and hugging, but not to the extent to spoil him. We need to eat, but eating excessively and hurriedly may cause health problems. We must hope, but excessive hopes may do what the image says.
Comments11/02/2017 #30 Savvy RajLife becomes simple and just as easy to live as we make it , letting go of excesses of any kind, which ultimately works towards healing oneself from within.
@ Ali Anani such a beautiful post that is both short and sweet filled with profound wisdom of equanimity.
Must add I have taken my time to relish all these amazing reflections here from all of you in your comments.11/02/2017 #26 Ali Anani#25 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- I loved your comment and so I copied. Here it is with minor editing to remove red lines. Please copy and paste your comment so that your name appears. It is yours and not mine.
In the bright light myths are born, in the dim light the reality is revealed.
In the bright light we often consider that success has resulted from ideas that nobody had before, whereas the reality is what we consider as new is something others may have devised before but could not figure out what to do with. Alternatively ,what seems new might really be a new twist to an old idea. In the dim light @Javier beBee and Juan Imaz realized this fact, they were aware that successful ideas could not be recognized immediately.
On the contrary, Linked in, who are blurred in the bright light, have fallen in the trap of overconfidence and relaxed to reap the fruits of their temporarily success. The glare and being dazzled by technology made Linked in unable to distinguish temporary from permanent success. They didn't realize that maintaining success requires a different mentality and different skills from those needed for achieving it.
What matters is not the light which is coming from outside but that which shines from within.11/02/2017 #24 Ali Anani#23 Your opening line is a gem on its own dear @Mohammed Sultan. Yes, the brightness of success might blur own eyes to realities and o the need to think differently. You crafted this idea very well in your comment "They didn't realize that maintaining success requires a different mentality and different skills from those needed for '.achieving it". Very wise man you are my friend and I highlight the names of @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz for you mentioned them very respectfully in your grand comment.11/02/2017 #21 Ali Anani#19 Thank you for bringing the Blue Ocean Strategy thinking to the discussion here dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You then wrote "BeBee can be proud of its technical capability but it is not paying attention to systems thinking..." SOmetimes even system thinking might be short of achieving the desired potential. Our body system has many subsystems and they talk to each other. This developed to complexity thinking. We need both types of thinking. We need all minds and senses to work together. The more we interact, the more new ideas shall emerge. THis is the first step because we need implementation as well. Creating opportunities isn't the same as capturing them. BeBee is constantly creating opportunities and the challenge is to observe them and turning them to reality.11/02/2017 #20 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#19 That is a very important point - Having an official & openly public function for gaining constant feedback from actual users - and I am pretty sure that Juan & Javier & John & Matt are making note of the PR disaster LI has created for itself.
If what a company is selling is access to its user-base, then it is imperative for the site to invest in keeping an open line of communication with that user-base.
Something relatively simple that boggles my mind is the way LI couldn't even be bothered to send out a quick update on the dates of the UI release. And no one is paying attention to simply acknowledging all the negative feedback, they are playing the oblivious card.
A whole industry of 3rd party LI experts had to spring up because of the lack of a strong function within the company to listen, collect feedback, and have discussions with the userbase.
We see beBee being different so far and I hope that continues.
After all, the user base is what brings the product alive and makes it so very useful and vibrant and full of financial possibilities.11/02/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 Actually @Ali Anani Javier needs to step back and take in how everyday people are using services - there is a huge difference between how one cultivates PRODUCER and how one develops the JOBS tab.
Where I agree with you is in what is called BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY - is there value emerging on beBee that wasn't on the original plan - and that is where the PIVOT https://hbr.org/2011/02/how-and-when-to-pivot-rules-fo is a perfectly good strategy in a fast moving and adaptive virtual world.
The grassroots and hard data are both great points of insight. Don't get emotional, don't let personal relationships get in the way of strategic insight.
The potential of beBee is ENORMOUS but it is still potential. BeBee can be proud of its technical capability but it is not paying attention to systems thinking - and that is hard going out and seeing the total interconnections and then working out how each strategic stakeholder works as a whole system.
From that whole system one has to illicit a superior job search experience. Easy said, extremely difficult to do - we can go on forever, in the end @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz have got to do what is right for THEM.
I of course must do what is right for me - and for me the right thing is not to get distracted from my own learning journey - and that includes ironically the distraction of having followers - hence I love AFFINITY.11/02/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#12 What social media teaches us is to do a dance with each other but 7 billion people dancing with each other is a conformity.
I love following down streams that represent our unique directions, and the one form of music that honours that is called Jazz. I am not into jazz but I love the concept of riffing and yet we all have music to play as they we do this.
If this is jazz, then we are jazz musicians with a different kind of instrument.where it is our thoughts which are at play.11/02/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#13 It think the format avoids overflows and encourages "huge irremovable smiles"
Anyone can jump in the pool anywhere, anytime, chatting about the buzz itself, or a specific comment, or some other simultaneous synchronicity.
I found myself in the last few days in a conundrum on LI, as I wanted to reply to 3 separate comments by 2 different people with one reply to tie the whole subtext together. A simple maneuver on beBee is utterly incomprehensible in the cubicle-based design of a rigidly professional site.11/02/2017 #13 Ali AnaniI just want to highlight one aspect of what @Deb 🐝 Helfrich wrote in her previous comment. It is the differentiation of beBee in providing a format that keeps the flow of comments. This is one reason we observe so many crosss-pollination of buzzes. I draw the attention of @Javier 🐝 beBee for this distinct differentiation.11/02/2017 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#8 There is no doubt that flow is intelligence and that self-appreciation is a state of joyful flow.
The joy of commenting, I feel for both of us, resides in what we feel when expressing ourselves. We look for no accolades, arm wrestle with no other points of view. We work just to participate.
The continuing of the learning journey is where bliss is to be found.11/02/2017 #11 Ali AnaniI was sure engaging the comments of both dear friends @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit will put me in the flow. One word- appreciation. APpreciation for the wealth of this exchange of comments. I am reading them, enjoying them and seriously thinking about them. Me too, Deb it is evident that I prefer the exchange of comments this way.10/02/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#1 "they will have honored life rather than hope." A truly deep line, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit What I take from this quote is that participating in actual. messy life is much richer than dwelling in an infinite fantasy.
A circle back around to the tension of too many choices and the way too much of anything leads to paralysis via chaos.
I am honored to take part in a creative twist of the basic commenting procedure.
It is actually why, after 9 months of usage, I prefer the beBee way, rather than the nested responses. Here, all are passing the talking stick in chronological order, rather than the old LI-style which read more like mini-break out sessions which worked to break the conversational flow.10/02/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Dear Deb we have this intelligence barometer within us called our emotions and this provides a spectrum of understanding within us - but the primary signal within us is the state of being in flow and out of flow. Where we spend more time diagnosing out-of-flow that we spend being in-flow our call is for positive thinking, where we spend more time recognizing when we are in-flow our call is for appreciation. At this point I have recognized appreciation, well then nature is the next step as my appreciation grows and beyond nature there is the cosmos - and then intelligence is intelligent - and the proof is in the living of it. If I now call for appreciation, mine is not a broadcast but a realization I have been playing poker with myself and the winning card is when I call my own appreciation.
Comments06/02/2017 #5 🐝 Fatima Williams#4 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit The link you shared resonates with my buzz on active listening as I share the difference between listening and hearing. Here it's about seeing and looking. Wow just Wow.
I think there needs to be a buzz on not just breathing but living.☺ Thank you for the link.06/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 We are peers Fatima because we are people and this is where equality is found and even if I use the example of a mentor and protege relationship the mentor is also taught as much by the protege - this equanimity is in the seeing and not in the looking. http://create-shift.com/blog/2010/10/creativity/seeing-vs-looking/
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- Producer04/02/2017If I Were Given A Second Chance, I'd Skip The Hard WorkIt may be a cliche; but like all cliches --it's existence depends on deep, inevitable and universally understood human truths.The truth here is that when you reach a certain age, you begin to take stock of your life. On the whole, I have no no...
Comments02/03/2017 #82 Gerald Hecht#81 @Joyce Bowen yeah...in the end...I'm not sure it matters.
I used to have a roommate (in a house we all got evicted from --'nuther story) who would frequently remind any of us who were having a hard time that " the grass is always greener on the other thigh".
I find it to still be an effective mantra for creating laughter and silliness out of "thin air"!01/03/2017 #81 Joyce BowenI took your wishful route and wish I hadn't. I had dreams of becoming a geneticist. Spent my early adolescent years studying the bejesus out of genetics, then gave up all hope to follow the psychedelically colored brick road. Wish I had gone your way. It seems no matter what road we take, in retrospect, we think we missed the boat. You didn't.21/02/2017 #79 Darrell Dudeckhttps://youtu.be/d8Ql1mCx_Fo
Spending too much time in recess only leads to a different set of regrets. I often wish I had a bit more of your self-discipline when I was younger. What I do have, are many bizarre strories and at least as many that are...well, just sad. Regrets?...you betcha, but I've always stood firmly on my side of the fence that is moderation. The only change has been what I choose to indulge in.
Funny...I used to party occasionally at West Chester around the same time you were there. Cheers, Gerry06/02/2017 #67 Brian McKenzieShit like this bothers me go no end. Where the fuck was I before? And really, an all seeing, all knowing God already knows the end, do why bother with the show at all? Or maybe there isnt a God and it just a story we tell each to make the end into Nothing palpable. Given the choice, I would not have come. Which leads me to the notion that I was forced to come here by a grand scheme ... or that there is no grand schemd and the whole fucking thing is pointless. It is truly dithering. Damn the Mayans for being wrong about 2012.- damn them indeed.06/02/2017 #65 Brian McKenzie#53 i meant the whole shebang - i wouldnt do LIFE again. Mine or one that is changed or one of somebody else's. I wouldnt do it at all. None of it. It's a miserable little diorama that I would not volunteer for. I dont believe it has any value beyond 6 seconds and 3 cents, tis why I will not give the machine another generation. This shit ends with me. These genes are done.