- Producer20/11/2017What was, is and might be!Times we live in today with so called modern connectivity challenges us in every step to conform and yet can completely make us feel alienated in the non conforming ... Many of us are feeling the pinch a jab of what reality is turning out to...
Comments20/11/2017 #10 Mohammed A. JawadPerhaps, when we unveil our identities step by step we all become cautious for every step to be taken. In remaining obscure, we hold fleeting thoughts and lives, and forget and refresh ourselves by the dawn and dusk in this very digital, global village. Somehow, social media keeps our sinews soaring and we cherish dual states, that is, virtual and real worlds in disproportionate manner.20/11/2017 #6 Joel AndersonSmooth is fast. When we take the time to open our eyes to truly see, open our ears to hear, and open our minds to think beyond the moment we just might be getting somewhere. Far too often we allow the speed of things to cloud or hide the interwoven nature of things. The interactions, the inter-dependencies, the connections, the story's, the things we take for granted and yes, even the steps yet to come. May be a stretch but your writing made me think of humanity. We just may be like the Aspen tree(s). Where the roots are connected and interwoven and on the surface appear to be individual entities when in reality, they are one community. Maybe in our cosmic sense we can slow down and understand the essence of smooth. @Savvy Raj Keep making a difference: one person, one step at a time.20/11/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Savvy Raj- every quote in your outstanding buzz is a concentrated drop of honey. I salute you for putting many quotes in such a coherent manner. I enjoyed immensely your buzz and the great thoughts embedded in it. Shared proudly
I thank you for my mention. I am truly privileged
- Producer19/11/2017Emerging Tensions and CreativityI write on my profile that the more I know, the less I know for I realize how more I need to know. This is an emerging paradox in a way because I didn’t expect that the more I know, the less I realize I know. Do I stop trying to know more so as...
Comments20/11/2017 #59 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#55 th-at is what is meant by creative tension @Bernard Poulin. Not all tensions may lead to crestivity. We need tension with wonderness. Hence the equation linking purpose and wonderness. I do agree with you for if tension leads to burning out it shall only be destructive to the body and mind20/11/2017 #58 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#50 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee We have to thank my girl @Cyndi wilkins for that quote. She is an exceptional and fine lady filled with love.
I Like you have learned to pick up diamonds from the comments below.
I also love @Edward Lewellen
comment. I can resonate with what he says as I am at the same crossroad.
I see my purpose is broadened and that knowledge is very important.20/11/2017 #56 Edward LewellenDear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, knowing your Purpose brings your attention to people, places, and things in life that you would not otherwise have noticed. The company you mentioned which followed its purpose, but then failed due to becoming unmanageable; I would say that the Purpose had too finite of a Vision. The leaders failed to see it's full potential and possibilities. And, that truly is a paradox.
Another thought to consider: What we resist persists. What we accept transforms and changes. (This phrase is sometimes attributed to Carl Jung.) What if, instead pf tension (resistance), acceptance entered the equation? Example: If you find that you know that you don't know something, then ask, "Is what I'm questioning knowledge about in line with my Core Identity? Is it in line with one, or more, roles I play in life? If it is, then ask, "How does this fit into my Purpose?" "How does it fit into the Vision for my life?" If there is no alignment with any of those, then it may be seeking knowledge just for knowledge itself and may be not be a good use of time. Should you decide to accept the knowledge as it is, then the meaning or need for it may very well transform in time and you might acquire it when you are ready to receive it differently.
I have found this true in my own case. There have been times when I desired knowledge of something, but it didn't fit into my Purpose at the time. I left that knowledge to other people. Over time, my purpose broadened and the knowledge became relevant and I acquired that knowledge easily, without tension, because transformations and changes had occurred.20/11/2017 #55 Bernard PoulinGrowth is neither success nor progress. It is simply growth as per "profit orientation". It has no other purpose. As for tension and creativity. Creativity is never born of tension (unless unrelated to stress) as in the tension between knowing and not knowing which are the root feeders of a curious mind and spirit which in turn gives rise to a flowering of ideas through increased stimulation of curiosity and discovery and wonder and these i n turn lead to casual and then in-depth research and analysis and trial and error and the growth of the mind and spirit embodying an urge to be creative, in whatever realm - to better tomorrow what is considered best today. Scientific discoveries and commercial products of value and worth are born from this wondrousness of spirit. Tension is but a by-product of wanting to know and better.20/11/2017 #52 Jerry FletcherAli, You said, at one point in the comments, "Why follow an impossible dream?" My answer is the same as explorers and scientists throughout the ages: "Because it is there." In my view that is what being human is all about. Is that a paradox? If so, then so be it. I will live with it.20/11/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#46 Never a comment made me pause for a while than yours @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. Ikept looking for a reference that I read a while ago. Luckily, I found it. Let me quote this part from it He in the quote refers to Abraham Lincoln:
“He had the double-minded personality that we need in all our leaders. He was involved in a bloody civil war, but he was an exceptionally poor hater. He was deeply engaged, but also able to step back; a passionate advocate, but also able to see his enemy’s point of view; aware of his own power, but aware of when he was helpless in the hands of fate; extremely self-confident but extremely humble. Candidates who don’t have a contradictory temperament have no way to check themselves and are thus dangerous.”
You said it all in your brief line "The left says yes and the right says no...I'm in between...and the more I learn, well, the less I know." -Styx
You are truly an example of double-minded leaders.20/11/2017 #44 Lisa Vanderburg#43 lol @Cyndi wilkins..knock the Profs' out! :)
#37 Love that @Randall Burns!
#36 You're so smart, it...smarts @🐝 Fatima G. Williams!
I know that moment of frozen indecision. That taste of urgent ambiguity..is that the onus of emerging tension @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee et al? The nanosecond that drives......19/11/2017 #43 Cyndi wilkins@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Interesting that this was exactly the meaning behind the quote I put in my high school yearbook...
"I'm so confused by the things I read...I need the truth...But the truth is, I don't know who to believe.
The left says yes and the right says no...I'm in between...and the more I learn, well, the less I know." -Styx-
Funny, because everyone that signed it said..."What the hell does that mean?"
Well, now you know;-)19/11/2017 #42 Yogesh SukalAs i just read quote in comment mentioned by @Laurent Boscherini on @Gert Scholtz recent buzz about uncertainty.
"Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security." - John Allen Paulos
I think it is aligned with this post as well.
- Producer30/10/2017On TruthIn a world where the lines get blurredTo chalk out the differencesOf what constitutes real and virtual worldOur projections become our ultimate truthOur truth become a pawn in the handsOf those adept at carving out...A world of make believe!All... ...
Comments05/11/2017 #22 Geoff Hudson-SearleBeautiful set of words @Savvy Raj We live in a very fast paced technological world, running from one place to another and tasking ourselves from one thing after another, it is not surprising that we cannot prioritise exactly what is important in our personal and business lives. Because we get so busy doing all the things we have to do, making them all seem a lot more important than they actually are, we start to panic and live in this constant state of urgency with much anxiety. As a result, we start to accumulate a lot of stress and tension into our bodies and forget what it actually feels like to relax, enjoy life and live in truth!31/10/2017 #18 Savvy Raj#11 Thank you @Gert Scholtz ... for your kind mention of this poem... While it is certainly helpful to know what interests the reader... but am truly honored for it comes from a wonderful and inspiring writer whose keen sense of observation and very inclusive works I deeply appreciate.31/10/2017 #15 Savvy Raj#8 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for your kind appreciation of this post as well as for sharing your very interesting insights here mentioning about the truth in purpose ...
I took my time to contemplate on your words here and also thought perhaps another way of seeing is of the truth beyond facts which may just be experienced in time dimensions. Our sense of purpose may continue to be the truth of life unique to each of us but the truth is all life manifests purposefully for itself which whenever realised may take the route to the unravelling of truth in the ultimate transcedence.30/10/2017 #8 Harvey LloydTruth is explorative as humans generationally seek the advancement of concepts left behind by their ancestors. It’s search for, is noble and just.
If i might add to your great post the concept of truth in purpose. Purpose has been replaced with methodology. We cant find truth in methodology. Purpose is where truth is hidden. Media would have us discuss and focus on methodology as the polarizing affect. While purpose is left to the few puppet masters.
We only know we found truth after we have journeyed with purpose that stands the test of time.
- Producer10/10/2017The Flow of Life and LeadershipPhoto Credit raramsey.comThe workplace is increasingly becoming an extension of who we are within our social selves. The weaving of personal and professional lives is creating a different need at the leadership level. Mindfulness and emotional...
Comments18/10/2017 #55 Harvey Lloyd#54 My leadership is mostly with my peer group. Children get to close to my heart. My daughter has now taken the lead director position and she has a heart that can compartmentalize many of the events. But even she comes home with a heavy heart in leading children.
The conductor is really what we are when we lead. We are guiding the energies of our teammates to success around the proposed goals.
Thank you for your kind words and the staff here at our firm are an amazing group of teachers and aides who each day face a feedback loop that would make most cringe. Never do they give up.18/10/2017 #54 Joanne Gardocki#29 @Harvey Lloyd, after I made the jazz leadership analogy a book showed up in front of me, "The Art of Possibility" by Rosamond and Benjamin Zander. Benjamin Zander from Wikipedia, "In 1967, Zander joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and remained on the faculty until 2012 (see below). He founded the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in 1979 and has been its music director ever since. The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, for musicians aged 12–21, was founded in 2012."
He speaks so eliquently of the responsibility of the conductor to see that every musician shines. I stand corrected, this kind of conductor is our bridge to the future, particularly with children and those at risk. In truth we are all at risk from time to time. Thank you for all you do and all you are.18/10/2017 #53 Harvey Lloyd#47 It has taken a while and some deep thought to read into the comments you have made here. ALthough agree as we look at the nature of man from the screen we watch. I would say that the two questions create two legs while purpose creates the third. These are not physical legs but represent the facts of questions we seek answers for in daily living.
Specifically within purpose we ascend to seek value in our existence through whatever purpose we pose as righteous. I mean this with our own, individual, self talk realm that no one really shares.
So when i speak to these questions it is within this paradigm that the answers guide us through the events and situations our purpose places us in front.
I see so many who are answering the questions on the fly while supporting a great purpose. This always ends in zero gratification as the purpose is never able to survive the ever changing values of the two questions.
Thanks for the thought provoking perspectives and your kind words.14/10/2017 #52 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#51 I definitely endorse the view of disruption that causes new thought gateways to open. My goals online are determined by a learning pathway and not necessarily at the level of social, in the way it typically defines "social media". The web is better when it has room for this kind of thinking, and that is why I like buzzes like this one.13/10/2017 #51 Harvey Lloyd#49 I find some comments disruptive. @CityVP 🐝 Manjit comment as an example would disrupt the conscious thought flow and bring new thinking and perspective. Disruptive
This what enjoy about real dialogue of exploration.
I don’t mean argumentative disruption but rather disruption that causes new thoughts gateways to open.13/10/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#47 your writing my dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit below kindles many ideas in my head:
With that question I honour the flow that comes with "I complete me". I don't want to marry an incomplete person whose life will shatter into pieces if I leave them.
This quote reminds me of antifragility. When chaos can create better version of us to have antifragility. If somebody's heart shutters into pieces then this person has no antifragility.
The 2nd point is the question if personal branding leads to fragility or antifragility. My initial screening says this most likely lead to fragility. That I shall explain in my next buzz.
May be the authority on antifragility Dr. @Vincenzo De Florio would like to comment13/10/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#46 I am writing a buzz on chaotic comments and if they would have any value. This idea dear @Harvey Lloyd is occupying my mind. It is an extension of my last buzz on dispersal versus agglomeration. My previous comment and the response of our friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit prompt me to go ahead with writing this buzz. It is proving to be a formidable task. The wisdim of your buzz and all comments here are opening new venues for new ideas to incorporate in my next buzz. How soon I don't know because digesting the comments here requires deep thinking. Thank you for the challenge.13/10/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#47 If you noticed dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I just wanted to share what am I with you has different meanings in our minds. I aimed at sharing other views of what the great line of who am I with you means. I am reading the great discussions between you and @Harvey Lloyd. Now you have added an even greater depth of what it means.
I go back to my last buzz and honestly I can not recall if either you or Harvey commented on it. In this buzz I ask if dispersal of our seeds of ideas isn't evil. Your comment here is the proof it is not.
Confinement in the boundaries of personal branding doesn't appeal to me either. It is putting me within certain boundaries. This is confinement of my seeds. I would rather have them spread out.13/10/2017 #47 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#43 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the problem with that song is that it falls back to the romanticized idea of "you complete me". What I like about Harvey's question "Who am I with you?" is two-fold.
1. With that question I honour the flow that comes with "I complete me". I don't want to marry an incomplete person whose life will shatter into pieces if I leave them - but we want that Tom Cruise mythology and we want jobs that compete us because we are predicated by "What do you do for a living" and not "Who am I with you?"
2. Most importantly "Who am I with you?" is a question that provides a dyadic answer. Who I am with you? with Ali Anani is a different answer to Who I am with you? with Harvey Lloyd. Each answer creates a unique stream of dyadic value. We don't construct relationships this way in organizations.
Leaders do have a third leg as Harvey has said in #44 but I hate that third leg. Howard Shultz created a third leg that was pure genius, for in Starbucks his genius was not expensive and overpriced coffee but creating the third space between home and work. I live isolated from the world of work because I am not built of finding meaning in work. I chose to find meaning where meaning originally used to exist prior to the industrial revolution, which is meaning from home.
Instead of the third space that Howard Schultz created I triangulate the base of work and society towards HOME. That is why I hate personal branding with a vengeance and hate it in the same venomous way I view slavery. Today we are not slaves to corporate owners, we are slaves to personal brand. So it is our chains are expressed as "everyone has a personal brand!".13/10/2017 #46 Harvey Lloyd#42 The world is a scary place without “you” with you in it possibilities exist that have not yet thought.
Although sometimes we are discouraged by each other the thought of extended “me” only would be cycles of synaptic storms that always end with the same verdict.
Great song qoute. I appreciate your wisdom as always @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee13/10/2017 #45 Harvey Lloyd#41 I really appreciate your feedback and dialogue. This discussion of the two questions is a consistent and constant discussion of my synaptic storms.
I watch as folks challenge these two questions into a life of success and then those who seem to change their answers based on others within their life. The hopeless helpless cycle.
I have gone as far with close relationships within the team to ask they write a paragraph about who they are with no considerations of others. I find it interesting they cant write anything. Myself i could write ten pages. When it comes to with “You” yet another ten pages, mostly concerning exoploring a new and different POV.
Thanks again, you are a wise man on a wise journey.13/10/2017 #44 Harvey Lloyd#40 Although i agree with you from a philosophical perspective, leaders have a third leg to “Me” and “You”, this would be purpose. In reality they have two purposes, one the human dynamic and the corporate purpose of goals.
From this context i discuss leadership. In an effort of self preservation at the fundamental level of food clothing and shelter, (I would guess many would add internet connection:)) we as a society must either separate and go it alone, or join the tribe in some way to multiply our efforts.
The questions were presented in the philosophical sense that when jioning the tribe to fulfil the fundamentals you had best have answered the latter question of who am i without you.
By answering this question first we can establsih the greatest possibility of fulfillment when answering the question of who am i with you.
By answering the questions for myself, it took away the fear and anxieties that would most likely show up in a proffesional setting. I cant be who i need to be with you or we can share a part of our journey. This is a no fault answer. No it is merely my path and i get to choose, not because “You” are wrong, but rather because we cant share a journey of meaning from my perspective. I rarely find this in my life currently. I find things i dont like but can endure.
This is great but in the end, as leaders we must figure a way to harness as much of the personal motivation of the team without loosing site of the purpose. Shared self preservation used to be enough. Today it seems that folks take preservation for granted in their actions, until grand “situations” appear and threaten their existance, 08-09 economic crisis.
It would appear we have two choices in leadership, force the team into a funnel of purpose or help them find their purpose within the funnel. The latter for me has proven successful.13/10/2017 #43 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#41
"Who I Am With You"
I've been a rolling stone all my life
Flying all alone, flying blind
I've seen it all, I've been around
I've been lost and I've been found but
Who I am with you is who I really want to be
You're so good for me
And when I'm holdin' you, it feels like I've got the world in my hands
Yeah, a better man is who I am with you
I've got a ways to go on this ride
But I got a hand to hold that fits just right
You make me laugh, you make me high,
You make me want to hold on tight, 'cause
Who I am with you
Because of you I'm a lucky man
You're the best part of who I am
[Repeat Chorus]13/10/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#41 you have both dears @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and @Harvey Lloyd reminded me of the song of Chris Young
But who I am with you is who I really wanna be
You're so good for me
And when I'm holdin' you, it feels like I've got the world in my hands
Yeah, a better man is who I am with you…13/10/2017 #41 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI shared this into my White Learning Hive because in that hive I incorporate my learning about both vision and flow, but you have touched major aspects of why I set up my personal learning hive called workable. This is a masterful and marvelous buzz and a privilege to reference and ultimately to return to. Since I am invested in flow I did overlook "who am I with you?" but I cannot understate what brilliance the distinction you have made and coupled with the current state of "who am I without you". That I personally consider "who am I without you?" a perversion caused by personal branding is for me to contemplate, but I invite @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee to note this liberating distinction you have created Harvey with "who am I with you?"13/10/2017 #40 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#39 I love the "who am I with you?" rather than "who am I without you?" distinction. In the latter "who am I without you" we as a society fall for the Tom Cruise character of personal branding a.k.a. "you complete me"
A person frothing for their personal brand definitely wants the other person to "have them" at hello. So Harvey you did not have me at "ego proliferation" because you are a thinking person, so we do have a shared understanding here but that does not mean we are branded by our hips. It is the stuff that is beyond the scope of this post which liberates me.
You went beyond the scope of your post when you wrote "who am I with you". Those five words are so packed with meaning, that on hearing them they open new doors, for one cannot contain what exists within the brilliance of those five words.
"Who am I with you?" therefore deserves to be the title of your book.
We are too tightly woven inside the human corruption within personal branding to trust in natural energy. For one, it puts even greater demand on leadership in order to navigate between the conditioned existence and an environment of flow. A dumb maestro creates terrible music, but modern organizations are tone deaf to this corruption of human spirit.
So it is that an image centered environment coupled with people trying to be something they are not (otherwise if they are what they really are why do they need a personal brand) means people don't feel complete without image. Out of flow thus becomes the norm rather than flow.13/10/2017 #39 Harvey Lloyd#38 Thank you for your comments and share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
I believe struck at the heart of my thoughts here, but also unearth the complexity when we delve into the motivation of our team members existance. This is somewhat beyond the scope of my post as leaders face the current trends in ego proliferation. Materialism has set the stage that we look at individuals through material things to measure various attributes of ones existance.
Personal brands, identity, ego or the other terms that describe our walk with ourselves are merely that words. We all seek to answer the question Who am I with You? Unfortunately we have replaced the question Who am I without You?
Self Awareness answers both questions but will also separate us from some present relationships that may be important, or so we think. Religion, philosophy and other readings will show us about ourselves and help us form this self awareness. Choose wisely.
Its Monday morning and we have a team that requires motivation. The major points in the post describe how we can move forward with natural energy. Without these major points installed and understood the probabilities of success are greatly reduced or in some cases sustainability within success is challenged.
Your points are well taken and i have tried to refocus some team members to seek the answer to Who am I without You? In some cases this has lead to a recharged team member as they find their own mojo in existance. In most cases it is the hopeless need of self reflection from others that wins.
Leaders today are having to rekindle the fundamentals of harnessing the natural energy without getting to deep into the human condition. The preponderance of personal brand information is a powerful force to overcome in the real world.13/10/2017 #38 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 Brand as a musical flow of an organization is what makes brand valuable. Flow has a relationship with diversity, but now consider flow that has a relationship with personal brand. We don't increase diversity when we paint by numbers and follow a certain pattern or socially orchestrated way. Such orchestration eventually becomes homogeneous and not diverse. When I look at people's brand's I see the same tribal features - personal brands create tribes, not flow.
Organizational brands however mirror the music Harvey speaks of here but that brand is special, it is not a mass market. That is where personal brand loses it's meaning for me - because personal brand is trying to stand out in the crowd. It is the violin player who says "look at my violin - it has differentiation".
Yet music of organizational brand is not the conductor but the diversity enabled by leadership, it is not an orchestration like Hitler did at the Nuremberg Rally, it is the enlightenment of value that takes on a life of its own. Personal brand can never encompass that freedom because their is ownership involved - "ownership" as in one's "own image". (Such selfishness !).
That does not jive with the flow of music, then it becomes a singular dance of identity or image. Krishnamurti said it best when he said there can be no relationship with image, for then image is the block between relationship - where image becomes the primary thing. If there is a flow in relationship through the music of brand - it is not a single stock-keeping unit that is a conscious desire to promote one's personal image, it is something that is now life in it's own - and there is magic in that.
- Producer11/10/2017The Art Of Changing Your Thinking For The BetterThis is part of the insight meme series I have been developing for my new partnership with Charlene Norman, which features some very practical business wisdom that is pulled from our ongoing series of blog posts at...
Comments12/10/2017 #7 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisIndeed! However, some businesses confuse changing with adapting. A company may change its name, the software it's using, or even some of its employees, yet this may not yield any significant improvements. Sometimes it just needs to change its approach to things, adapting to circumstances with discernment, in order to enable any serious improvements.12/10/2017 #6 Neil SmithShort and sweet and oh so relevant. In my business dealings here I am being asked to deal more and more with sales reps who sit at a desk and fire out emails and rarely, if ever hit the road and walk in the front door. I surely can't be alone in preferring to do business with people rather than companies? What those guys save in lowered expenses is nothing compared to the plummeting sales.
The last point is huge. How did we get to a situation where people on all levels of business can't tell the difference between "Cheap" and "Value"? Thanks.
- Producer07/10/2017How to Achieve the "Flow State"This content is inspired by this article from Marta 🐝 García QuijadaThe State of Flow The state of flow, or being in the zone, is a state of peak performance. The flow state has been described by the world’s greatest thinkers as the most...
Comments25/10/2017 #37 Sara JacoboviciGreat share @Javier 🐝 beBee. Important insight and practical reminders. My humble suggestion would be for us to try not to compartmentalize too much the state of flow and "not" state of flow. It is important to become aware of what elements exist and be able to adjust the intensity of those elements to help us be in that state; the life flow. Thank you to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing your buzz to my attention.11/10/2017 #36 Alan Culler@Javier 🐝 beBee
Thanks for sharing.
Like you I experience flow when doing something I love and do well -I get lost in the work and hear very little from the outside -sometimes it is just something I love -even though I don't do it particularly well -like woodcarving, or songwriting -I get immersed in the learning and love the progress I make -. Sometimes it is something I don't particularly love but do very well -like writing training materials -when I get done procrastinating (because I "say" I don't doing it -I focus and it begins to go well -the reinforcing cycle.
Flow never happens when I disagree with or dislike (really dislike) the activity though and no amount of let's just get this done focus will conjure it forth.
Thanks again09/10/2017 #33 Tausif MundrawalaTo disrupt this flow of energies surging inside us is like sentencing our ourselves to a death punishment. Our minds are the powerful beings which requires constant nourishment in order to achieve many great things in life. One of the example would be to read or write. I like the example which you sited of a writer who embarks on a journey to pen a novel.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz, @Javier 🐝 beBee09/10/2017 #32 Luizia🐝 PatrícioBeing in the flow, is one of the powerful experiences and tools that help a person to give the best. In the flow state they are able to deliver much, much more than the best (deliver the extraordinary) Congratulations on your article @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreBeing in the flow, is one of the powerful experiences and tools that help a person to give the best. In the flow state they are able to deliver much, much more than the best (deliver the extraordinary) Congratulations on your article @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Marcia García Quisada Close08/10/2017 #31 Ian WeinbergThanks for highlighting this pivotal concept @Javier 🐝 beBee We have studied what you have referred to as the ‘flow state’ for several years. On review of our own case studies as well as the prevailing research, we have defined the ‘5 core elements’ which contribute to a mind state promoting enhanced wellness and productivity (in effect, your 'flow state'). These core elements are: 1) Meaning and purpose; 2) Self-esteem/self-efficacy; 3) Gratification – task engagement gratification, task mastery gratification, reward; 4) Achievement – anticipated achievement or achievement experienced which was greater than anticipated; 5) Value contribution – to self and to the extended environment. The converse of the core elements or your state of flow is a state of hopeless-helplessness – akin to ‘what’s the use of trying, I never experience success or gratification’. Our whole program is directed at promoting the 5 core elements which has shown to enhance wellness, performance and leadership as well as personal gratification. Arriving at the core elements requires a detailed de-brief of the individual to establish the appropriate activity for engagement – a comprehensive personal mission statement, among other things.08/10/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis buzz is very poignant for me because the book "Flow" absolutely changed my life. I found a meaning in which invigorated my mind, heart and will. Prior reading this book I was tired of existence, cynical of people, exhausted by bullshit, devoid of meaning and empty of desire. The transformation that Mihaly's book provided me is the very reason I am here at beBee and now participate in my own learning pathways online - once I understood what flow was and the relationship with capability and challenge, it absolutely changed my life - and my life changed at the end of my 30's.
Ironically my brother had later attended a complexity conference in Boston and the person sitting next to him was Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. As my brother listened to the speakers, I believe one speaker called Francis Fukuyama happened to say something that hit a nerve with Mihaly's own life experiences growing up in Soviet occupied Hungary. I can't remember what my brother said Fukuyama said which got Mihaly upset, but Mihaly simply got up and walked out into the hallway. My brother seeing him visibly not happy followed him into the hallway.
It is at this point that my brother mentioned to him the impact his book "Flow" had on me. He explained my life before and after reading this book and how it was transformational, that within it I found my compass and liberated meaning. When Mihaly heard my story in that hallway, my brother said he teared up and he was absolutely surprised that his book could have this kind of effect. In contrast to what Fukuyama had said on stage, Mihaly was now focused on my own transformation as a person.08/10/2017 #23 Edward Lewellen@Javier 🐝 beBee, the flow state is associated with top-performance, feeling full of confidence, and feeling powerful. I regularly help people access this state, especially in the field of sales. By creating associations of neuropathways of times when a person was "in the flow" with times when they feel negative emotions, the positive powerful feelings override the negative and allow them perform at a high level in what used to be challenging tasks. Another fascinating tool I'm able to give people is to be happy anytime they want. I'm able to help people create a vision of happiness that is amazingly real and then create an anchor they can trigger any time they want to feel happy. This is true even when under extreme stress. One executive I did this for was giving a presentation to a large audience. I was a guest and had been seated at a front table. While giving his presentation, the executive looked at me, winked, triggered his anchor for happiness and broke out in a big smile for all to see!
- 17/09/2017The Power of Curiousity by Todd Kashdan - originally shared in a comment by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee in his Visualized Leadership buzz.
https://experiencelife.com/article/the-power-of-curiosityThe Power of Curiosityexperiencelife.com Discover how cultivating an inquiring mind can help you lead a happier, healthier...
Comments17/09/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 It is indeed a profoundly exceptional post so thank you for alerting me to it via your original buzz @ https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/visualized-leadership
Producer para reflexionar el fin de semana....
Personas que construyen su marca personal desde el anonimato, con humildad, aportando valor al mundo...
Comments16/09/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitVery pertinent quote (see also http://lifehacker.com/try-not-to-become-a-man-of-success-rather-become-a-ma-1460884136 ) which in age of success heads that promote "person of success", brings perspective and clarity to the meaning of value creation and why it is important to be a person of value.
- Producer01/09/2017Drowning in my pursuit of adding value to purpose!PC- Fatima Williams "On my ride back home Sunset Dubai!"The past few months the hottest topic on beBee and for me has been Purpose.What is our Purpose in life ?Why should there be a purpose in life?How to exercise purpose?The definition of purpose...
Comments05/09/2017 #39 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#34 @Louise Smith Your doing a wonderful job helping people express their purpose by themselves. Something I will be doing as a part of my journey.
@Chas ✌️ Wyatt is so unique and is a wonderful great bee I'm super proud to share some traits with him.
Thank you the link to Phils buzz will head there to read it. The support i have from you bees will make me move mountains.05/09/2017 #36 Louise Smith#13 This is such a beautiful compliment from @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
"you may not write often (a trait we share), but, when you do, you do so with a sense of purpose.
You may be swimming against the current, but, you certainly are not drowning. "
There is also a lot of insight.
You can choose what you want and when you swim against the current towards your goal.
You can choose the time when you can do this with a sense of purpose.
If you take your time, breathe, relax and swim diagonally, it may take longer than you expect
but you will not drown !05/09/2017 #35 Louise Smith@🐝 Fatima G. Williams The buzz I read before this one was by @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
I recommend you read it after this buzz. It's a great continuation along similar lines.05/09/2017 #34 Louise SmithAs a psychologist, I see many clients without purpose and clients in addiction to avoid having to deal with this concept as has already been mentioned. I ask each client to write down their short, mid and long term goals even if they can only identify 1 for each category. Early on in my career, I was stunned one day when a client said they couldn't do that as they had no goals. I let that pass and talked with the client and during the appointment from what the client told me,
I wrote out their set of goals. At the end, I gave them the list. It was the client's turn to be stunned. The client had goals but struggled with the abstract concept of what goals and purpose actually were.The client had imagined a complicated esoteric task when in fact it was quite the opposite.
Another interesting part of the process for the client was the novelty of being able to choose to themselves what they wanted rather than what others, work, family and life had previously dictated. SO a very important part of the process is the liberation of the client from perceived restrictions and learning to tolerate ambiguity, discomfort and freedom to be whatever they choose.01/09/2017 #30 Geoff Hudson-Searle@🐝 Fatima G. Williams great buzz, you purpose is possible nearer to you than you imagine, ‘find something more important than you are,’ philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, ‘and dedicate your life to it.’ There are certain factors and certain choices on your journey that make life easier and more worthwhile……01/09/2017 #26 Jerry FletcherFatima, You, like others here on beBee have the courage to wade in even when the waters are deep. Isn't it wonderful to know that Preston and Harvey, Ali and Deb as well as a host of others will be there to assist in the exploration. Thank you for diving into the deep end.01/09/2017 #25 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat buzz. When I in my late thirties, I understood my purpose in my life. Yet, what I love about beBee, is I don't have to do it alone. I love teamwork and inspiration. When I was younger I felt it was cowardly to ask for help, so I tried to do everything in life alone. I was more scared to ask for help and join a team than I was to face my challenge alone and fail. I know that doesn't make sense, but that was my ego back than.
beBee is a great place of inspiration to keep going and great library of information.01/09/2017 #23 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#22 I am swimming right now Deb I was drowning when the questions dawned but not anymore. Infact as Chas said I am swimming against the current as I sense my purpose.
I normally go for a swim when the day's work drains my energy out. Swimming is a good energy revivor.01/09/2017 #20 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams I enjoyed reading your musings as you ponder your purpose in life. I find you to be a sincere and curious seeker who is innately curious and a wonderful support to others. I sense you are finding your purpose in each moment. For me, when I feel connected to the deepest part of myself there is nothing but purpose. An energy that generates action perhaps even before consciously choosing.
- Producer13/08/2017Five Ways to Improve Your ImaginationWhat the world of business needs now is more imagination and creativity. Every day creative leaders face problems and challenges. Too often leaders continue to respond to these problems in the same way that they have always responded. They keep...
Comments16/08/2017 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 Hi Harley, this is my resulting buzz
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/image-imagine-imagination View more#15 Hi Harley, this is my resulting buzz
Thank You. Close14/08/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#13 Dear @Harley King there is a whole lot more going on here which is significant for my own learning which I will shortly translate into one of my "Paradox Wisdom" pieces. Should have that written up by tomorrow and then you will see how this buzz triggered personal significance within me. Will link that here when it is done.14/08/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI don't think anyone should talk about humanity if imagination is not a compass in that being. It is easier to occupy the relationship between inhumanity and darkness than to enlighten our own minds with life creating imagination.
Distraction works both ways it can free imagination to move towards the power of imagination or it can darken the imagination until we are imagining our own fears.
Imagination is a powerful force to create the humanity we aspire or imagine the worst - imagination is best a being that informs us what is inhumanity is in order to brighten us to recognize humanity. As a force imagination is a light we can cultivate or a darkness we can surrender to and so humanity should be the chief compass point of our imagination.
- Producer12/08/2017Space BarTurns out that writing "Twiddling Thumbs" at LinkedIn is not sufficient to describe the present state of my current calling, which far from being a call to action is a call to in-action. As I explained to Dean Owen over at LinkedIn, the title of my...
Comments13/08/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#13 Dear Sue, saved the PDF to a bit.ly link here http://bit.ly/2uD9u8u that is a pretty tough road that you emerged from and consequently evolved.
My life has been unusually blessed but also significantly protected and where there was a rebel spirit but tempered greatly to steer me down safer paths and that credit does not belong to me but my parents. What I learned growing up was that the family network was the highest value and freedoms that other people take as a given are one's that I am willing to trade but in that communal setting to find a space which was my own is more challenging - where the extent of my shared space is phenomenal.
What is different now is that in the current time there is no desire to achieve, so eliminating that as a social and local pressure is something good, because where there is no answer to the question "what do you want to do" in terms of defined purpose, that moment in our existence should bring us back to our fundamental nature, but it strangely does not. Instead the social and cultural edict is always at play and this edict translates everything from work as the center of meaning.
Translating home as the center of meaning is not anywhere obvious as I would have thought it could be, simply because society looks at us from the work we do rather than the space we create. When we create the space that is us, we become home, we become work and from within us those spaces enlarge as us.13/08/2017 #14 Edward LewellenThis article was especially interesting to me, my friend, because "Office Space" is one of my wife's all-time favorite movies and I've watched it many times. Many people relate to the characters and the useless TPS reports. I especially related to it because hypnosis is my specialty. I hear new clients ask me what would happen if I died during the session and then they refer to this movie. What I want to make you aware of is the state Peter Gibbons is shown to be in; one that is focused, calm, and introspective, can be achieved in many ways. When people allow themselves to turn off all the "noise" and look inward, amazing things happen. Some do this through meditation and mindfulness. Others take months, or years, of self-reflection to discover who they really are and what is really important. My clients take the shortcut, like Peter Gibbons, and use hypnosis. I know something amazing will emerge from you during this journey you're on. Now, close your eyes and begin counting backward from 100...13/08/2017 #13 Sue BryanThank you so much for sharing this bit of your pathway with us @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I appreciate your words, "Space is what we are, structure is what we think we are." And wish you all the Space you need. If you are interested, my version of a similar pathway is described in my latest article about my Core Values that you can find here: http://www.inward-journey.com/articles-and-blogs.html13/08/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 The great thing about Jim is he has this new partnership with Bulletproof and his partner Charlene Norman is someone I ironically know very well having met 6 years ago. Having read his recent buzzes I know Jim is in a very good place now, I would say keep the Whiskey Bible closed and keep the Bulletproof fully open. I know when people have found a sweetspot in their life, it starts showing through in their words, their enthusiasm and their focus. The Whisky Bible also may well have been written in Japanese for me because I am the biggest teetotaler of all time, coca-cola or pepsi is the limit to my "hard drinks".13/08/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 Pascal you have mentioned what I was thinking out in Structure and Space. Space is what we are and structure is what we build. If we think life is an ongoing economic pursuit about structure, the only structure that kind of life is, is a prison. What is the difference between paid work and unpaid work other than one finances a bigger structure through the former than the latter.
I was never happy doing the TN1 visa thing, the hassles of flying, the staying in hotels, the meetings in boardrooms and the expensive restaurant lunches with clients (where I never get to actually enjoy what I order and never get to say what it is I really think) and that comes with structure. It is a different thing altogether if we don't have a choice in the matter, but that is not the case now. Years of my life have flown by in this same kind of groundhog day experience.
Imagine me having to update my LinkedIn status with the words "I don't give a shit", we can never say that as a LinkedIn status because our bondage is what others think of us, and that reputation status is called our personal brand, do you dig now why I have begun to hate that word - a condition for prisoners of it.
For sure it is great luxury not to give a shit about engaging work for the sake of work, but that luxury was not created today, it was invested and earned through structure, and when we HAVE TO work we are actually taking a break from life, that is the most stupid irony of all - it is so ironic that having a temporary reprieve from obligation is considered taking a break - no this is life and now I am going to think about how to have this and get paid to have it and how that life is sustainable for a period of three decades. Space is what we are, structure is what we think we are.13/08/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 Lisa, if we are not doing what we love then work is the interruption in our lives. I don't see me taking a break from work but more about this time being how I will break in work that will satisfy me for the rest of my life and that could touchwood be three more decades after this one. The last thing I want to do is figure this out, instead what is written here is a self-organizing process where the mindset is about emergence. That is a different mindset to the planned existence where we are more likely to see life as getting our ducks in a row. There is an additional mindset which puzzles me which is those people who think too much about how much runway our life has left. The only guarantee that life gives us is knowing we are going to attend funerals of people much younger than us and there is no point in worrying about things which are completely out of left-field, instead life I think is better as possibilities rather than probabilities.13/08/2017 #7 Pascal DerrienTransition pause break hiatus sabbatical etc often provide the necessary time to refine directions sometimes the stop can be much longer than anticipated but who says we always need to be in constant motion I am in one of those spaces having said that I am going cycling for the day now talking about contradictions hey 😀😀13/08/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorIMHO, deciding to not having a definitive plan is a calling that it is time to take a break from your current state of mind. Like @Dean Owen said, taking time off can do wonders for your life. Embrace this feeling as there is a reason for it.13/08/2017 #5 Dean Owen#4 I love his "Whisky Bible", which reminds me I need to get the latest edition. Referenced him in my article : https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/a-tale-of-two-distilleries13/08/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 @Dean Owen I used to use the term "learning journey" but earlier this month @Jim Murray wrote a buzz about why he thinks it is lame to use the expression "learning journey" and when I thought about it, I knew he was right. It is not a journey, so I shifted or pivoted or whatever that change is called and I am now referring to "Learning Pathway" - so Learning Pathway 56 means I am 56 years old on this particular pathway.
Now there are only two pathways - the first is the complex header picture above that is titled "Renaissance" currently numbered Release #54 and the pyramid that serves the latest "Paradox Wisdom" currently 27th which is found here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/non-verbal-life are the "Learning Pathways". When I go to my earlier Renaissance or Wisdom Hive pathways I find my earlier pathways. So it is not a fixed definition or model, but an evolving picture based on trial and error, serious play and personal definition.
My two principle learning spaces are online and offline. beBee happens to be the current hub of that online learning space and this is where principally I have moved my two pathways. I have 15 elements which transcribe to 15 hives and fortunately I got in early enough at bebee to be able to name all 15 hives with their respective colour.
the other 14 colours are white, black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, magenta, bronze, gold, cyan & crimson
There are other hives I have for additional purposes but the these are the 15 core pathways for my learning.13/08/2017 #1 Dean OwenSpace does wonders for your life. I firmly believe that. Which is why I took a year off when I was thirty, and again forty, and again 48. You have been a good father for 20 odd years, but more than that, perhaps your calling was and is to be a father and mentor. There is a reason the space bar occupies the largest real estate on our keyboards. We use it between words. But never forget you have not yet finished your sentence so don't get trapped and make this your last space.
- Producer06/08/2017How creativity shaped meI have been a creative being all my life. When I was planning to write this article, I traced back in my memory to the first time I created something…. And my earliest memory was creating some clothes for my Barbie doll when I was about 5 years old....
Comments09/08/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Dear @Anel Marx one of the interesting things about this particular platform is that it seems to have attracted some spectacularly brilliant women and you will begin meeting more of these minds in due course. The welcome here to you at beBee is as natural as life can possibly be. I look forward to see you become an integral part of this creative energy, and while you add to the brilliant women here, of course first and foremost I see you as a human being with a great mind. So yes welcome to beBee !!!07/08/2017 #8 Tausif MundrawalaIt allows our senses to mingle with the feel-good factor which we otherwise have forgotten about it's existence. That feel-good factor gives a huge high to our confidence and the feeling of that joy is indescribable. Even me being a creative person I love playing with resources available. One of the instance which I could remember is of an auspicious night where my brother bought a huge basket of lillies to decorate our house. Majority went with a string but I with my creative energy took the matter in my hand by decorating it in a unique way. I tried highlighting the shape and size of those exquisite and fragrant beings with the help of sellotape.
You helped me unleash my creative juices where I sometimes try my level best to hide from others. Thanks for this wonderful gift, @Anel Marx07/08/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Failure is normal Lisa until that is we make it abnormal through personal branding and social judgement. The key part that I focus on from Anel's comment is trial and error, process shapes end result therefore trust the process, also as she says the moments that surprise us and thus being more open to this surprise and delight. I too enjoy the learning that comes from failure and I really do like most of all Anel's closing - progress not perfection. In a world that is tailor made for prejudice, creativity is the get out of social jail card and failure is also a great friend of creative response. We should not separate success and failure unless our desire is to live an abnormal existence, outside of that abnormality we will point failure as abnormal, but inside of us is where this abnormal existence becomes abnormal. It is our own soul that knows what is whole and what has become cultural prejudice.07/08/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIf there is not a renaissance in humanity with the promise of what may well have been a mythical "golden age", the renaissance in craft is huge, it is here and this buzz is exemplary of it. What matters here above the elements of creativity is the re-emergence of craft, that was particularly curtailed by the industrial age. This craft is detailed here as a personal story and it is also prevalent in the rise of D.I.Y. practices. Today it is expanding with the arrival of sexy new technologies like 3D Printing, but the essence of it is the same energy and purpose described by Anel Marx. Beyond what gets shared at Pinterest, there is digital scaling of craft through places like Etsy https://www.fastcodesign.com/3042352/how-one-knitter-makes-almost-1-million-a-year-on-etsy
While one might not see the connection between sowing and hand-crafts and 3D printing, the bigger connection of this craft revival (helped also by instructional videos on you-tube) is the rise of the "maker movement" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brit-morin/what-is-the-maker-movemen_b_3201977.html and once people are a part of this maker culture, they can combine resources and scale.
This element of creativity is one of the most positive effects of the rise of the Internet, and to keep focusing on what we have lost through internet and mobile communications, does a great disservice to those whose value now can be seen as they share their love of crafts, as is being shared here and recognizing that as the fastco article shows, this is not just a hobby anymore, it is a whole community, as well as new paths manufacturing and the return of the hand as a symbol of being human. I love this as much as I detest the mentality of focusing only on personal brand. This should be what the greater spirit of beBee should be about.
- 09/08/2017The Joyfulness of Nothing Special by CityVP ManjitThe Joyfulness of Nothing Specialwww.linkedin.com When the compass has moved so Due South to the point of a nausea about everyone having a personal brand, what happens when the True North is...
- 08/08/2017Just living is not enough, said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
~Hans Christian Anderson
Comments09/08/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander VenButterfly's are such beautiful creatures. They also have so much they can teach us. Here are just a few lessons I wanted to touch on.
Be patient. All good things come with time. We are growing, even when we cannot feel it. With great patience comes great rewards.
Be open to change. Be willing to be transformed. Without change, nothing beautiful would happen. You have to give up who you are to become who you might be. Remember, they came from the caterpillar.
Be spontaneous. Go wherever your wings take you. Fly forward with confidence. Have courage to seize opportunities.
Be in the moment. Look around. Enjoy the flowers, the sun and the breeze. The present moment is a gift for us to enjoy. Busyness sometimes keeps us from enjoying what we already have and being thankful for what have already achieved.09/08/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhat an incredible picture. I had no idea that glass-wing butterflies exist in nature, now that I do, all I can say is WOW !
I like the juxtaposition of the jewel and the butterfly, speaks out to the difference between value and wonder.
I place wonder above value, though t is also true that the jewel actually represents the human condition as it often experienced by us, and the butterfly is as most of us would like life to be.
What is the difference between value and wonder? It is how we most of us subscribe to material success rather than to life appreciation.
- Producer05/08/2017Bottled water sales overtake those of sodaWater is essential to life and we all need to drink water on a daily basis to function our best, stay healthy and replenished. So it should be to no surprise that bottled water sales have soared and surpassed those of soda. As consumers turn to...
Comments06/08/2017 #14 Preston 🐝 Vander VenWater has become a great product also with a placebo effect that markets great. One of the brand titles of a water I saw of Facebook I saw of a bottled was "Diet Water".
It explained that with this product, a balanced diet, and exercise, you WILL lose weight.
But, I am with @Juan Imaz, Drink water over Soda. Ten years ago, all I did was switch from drinking soda to water at work. In six months, I lost twenty pounds.05/08/2017 #9 Lisa VanderburgTruly gobsmacked at you buzz @Juan Imaz! I used to work for a church in FLA. All the Pastors (we called them JP & the Sunshine Band after the correct initials of the head Pastor) used to drink the ol' 45-gallon cups of soda - diet or other, coming back for several refills a day. I put it down to them 'wanting to get to heaven faster' :)
About bleedin' time! Great buzz!05/08/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.they say, BEE water (to remain balanced) and look, now we have a beautiful post on water by king bee @Juan Imaz!05/08/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.You made me curious @Juan Imaz about Voss water, so I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H80HFll8l88 Thank you for such a valuable post!05/08/2017 #5 John MarrettI never purchase single-use plastic bottles of water: they are an environmental disaster: millions of tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each and every year!
And, when I go to the gym, I bring my vacuum insulated aluminum water bottle with me. And I fill it with water from the tap -- Montreal has great tap water!
From the article linked below:
It is estimated that between four and 12m metric tonnes of plastic makes its way into the ocean each year. This figure is only likely to rise, and a 2016 report predicted that by 2050 the amount of plastic in the sea will outweigh the amount of fish.
A normal plastic bottle takes about 450 years to break down completely, so the components of a bottle dropped in the ocean today could still be polluting the waters for our great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren.
A lot of plastic debris in the ocean breaks down into smaller pieces and is ingested by marine life, and it is thought that a significant amount sinks to the sea bed. But a lot of it just floats around, and thanks to sophisticated modelling of ocean currents using drifting buoys, we can see where much of it ends up.
Time for a coffee!
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/29/if-you-drop-plastic-in-the-ocean-where-does-it-end-up05/08/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe one thing that needs to be added to this discussion about water is tap water. As privatization grows around the water supply, the net results have not always been good for communities, but an excellent boon for bottled water companies. Where the water system is considered a high societal value, we can progress in new fields of water development which includes new ways of developing fresh-water resource. That bottled water might reduce some soda sales is not the chief story, people will drink what they will drink and where there is prohibition, that usually serves to accelerate what is prohibited a.k.a. drinking alcohol. Tap water or the water that is coming to our home is the first priority, then increasing fresh-water supplies and then the profits of water companies and water bottlers. The fish rots from the head first and so if the higher level of water intelligence has less focus than the lower level of water intelligence, the net result is degradation of society, and without a market lost by that degradation, what is the point of talking sales if the market no longer has a market to sell to. The same goes to AI because robots don't drink :-)
- Producer05/08/2017Do we live as One, Whole and in Truth......I was recently asked by Lisa Vanderburg to write a continuation on mindfulness and this subject came to mind, and I decided to publish this blog ahead of my October 16th schedule ‘Do we live a life of One, Whole and in Truth?’ There is only one...
Comments08/08/2017 #39 Geoff Hudson-Searle#38 Great to have you read the buzz and visit the thread @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee really profilic words, no surprises that i feel in complete agreement that however individual or independent that we are without purpose their is no vision or community with others. Have a great week!07/08/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"All of this talk takes you away from being true to yourself. It leads you to live the life you think others want you to have"
"Finally, having understanding and interests, we can join together in a common purpose".
The above quotes from your buzz @Geoff Hudson-Searle say a lot. I am in total agreement with you. I wrote in few buzzes that a group without a common purpose isn't going to stick together. Purpose is the glue. Unless people find a common purpose to share they shall go in all directions. As @Sara Jacobovici wrote in her great buzz today "This side up fragile"
and my comment in which we said "The paradox of self sense needing the sense of the community to achieve mine?
We need to belong to a purpose.
Great buzz that is worthy of sharing07/08/2017 #36 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#29 Yes @Harvey Lloyd the humility of the short journey is the profound one, and even if we are clever with our words, we all end up in the same condition, food for maggots or dusty ash. I was fascinated to learn that in cremation the fire subjected to the dead body makes it curl up into a fetal position. Cremation is the practice of our tribe, but now I would like to break with that practice, at least through burial we are food for God's tiniest creatures. In the pristine world of loveliness and all things beautiful, maybe the maggots are the most honest creatures among us :-)07/08/2017 #35 Geoff Hudson-Searle#32 Thank you Devesh for your prospective, we have discussed choices' in the thread which depending on our own individual preferences can be a valid point to your comments, To build on 'Peace as the Beauty of Life' is a beautiful cause and reminds me of a quote by Menachem Begin 'Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Glad you liked the buzz.07/08/2017 #33 Geoff Hudson-Searle#30 Harvey, loved reading your comments, especially 'response-able' As you know the true meaning of responsibility is response able or ability to respond. Whatever we may think, say, do, or feel – these are our responses for which we, and no one else, are responsible. This is easy to see but hard to live, for we have been taught to believe and think the opposite. So we don’t consciously choose our response, we react instead, and then we blame others for our reaction. No wonder we feel imprisoned by others and our circumstances. The enlightened, on the other hand, have broken the trend, they see the illusion. They take full responsibility for their response abilities and as a consequence, they always hold their own destiny in their own hands, because they have choice. It is my belief that we do have choice, and more importantly when we consider truth and love, in my opinion Truth and Love 'should' be unconditional to be true to oneself and to others. So glad you have enjoyed this tread, it certainly has been thought provoking!07/08/2017 #32 Devesh 🐝 BhattSometimes the words "delusion" and "prison" manifest themselves as such upon being thought as such.
If all is one, how is the resident and the prison separate? We limit ourselves to desires, limit our desires or define inflexible thresholds to our desires.. another form of limitation.
Joining together in a common purpose and finding my own uniqueness are often labeled as conflicting by others .. so i aligned myself to the common universal idealistic goals. The conflicts disappeared, but so did the tangible outcomes which allow people to believe that a common purpose is being achieved. Soon doubt sets in with impatience.
"Peace is the beauty of life". Maybe what we all seek as the common purpose can actually be presumed as the common ground to build upon. Maybe , a presumption is all it takes for somethings to manifest as such.
Really enjoyed this buzz. Thanks07/08/2017 #31 Numo QuestFreedom of growth
What very often is forgotten is a life's right called is freedom of growth. Through all kinds of human designed doctrines, limits and limitation is designed and implemented, all depending where one is been brought up, live and work. Factor of fact is that each person is growing and when in unique bond, like relationship, marriage, continuous to grow. Here lays the foundation of diversification. When people resent the freedom of growing by the one, one intents to think of reason to state why that growth, in any direction, is to be limited, prohibited even sabotaged.
The 'growing person' is experiencing lot's of ill-will, envy, undesired effects of others while (s)he is doing no else than something entirely natural. Grow. Then choices usually are made to separate, which also is a natural, to continue growth.
Love & Exclusivity
There is Love, which is endless, or the love defined by people and made in different model and shape like the exclusive love for a partner, mother, father or the love of friendship. If one has Love according the endlessness like described anywhere, one simply Love's all, without reservation, without limitation.
No Good, No Bad
In essence the use of differentiating good/bad is a ill choice. There is no good, no bad, no right, no wrong. There is learning and experience in a way of choice. On the moment one is using the phrases good/bad, right/wrong, one is upholding, for whatever reasoning, doctrine, background, limitation to contain and to control.
That is not what Life is all about. All we are, we have created from the past, how we evolved as human race, is the sum of ways that worked, regretfully also experiencing the ways that did not work. And we hope to avoid the ways we know that doesn't work for the human race. Basically it is as simple as this.
A very good publish, thank you.....
Power@numoquest.nl07/08/2017 #30 Harvey Lloyd#23 I heard someone say that we are "response-able". This thought provoked an indepth study of the human condition of free will. Do we really have a choice in our responses to other humans, conditions and environment?
How you answer that single question changes your perspective within communications.
More importantly the answer will determine your responses as we consider truth and love. Truth and love in this context should be unconditional. In most cases though the two are conditional and contingent upon the other person. Conditional truth and love implies that others must meet a criteria before we can produce action.
The criteria of acting inside the truth/love envelope is what i enjoy observing. Watching two people sort our criteria before they commit at the higher level is mystifying and entertaining.
I have enjoyed this thread and the many comments that have sparked deep thought.07/08/2017 #29 Harvey Lloyd#27 Change is a word that has become synonymous with the life experience. I dont believe we change, but rather evolve.
As to saving the world and afternoon tea......We all have a world view of some form of destiny. The complexity comes forward when we discuss your first paragraph. Your nationality, dress and other hygiene visaulizations should not matter within a true discussion of truth and love. Yet it does.
But i believe you strike at the very heart of nirvana. This destiny can only be achieved within a shared value set that excludes the visual and promotes the human. To share anything we must first see truth and love from a singularity. In the end this is the cause and effect that each media outlet leverages to increase ratings.
Saving the world? This is a tall order and one that i gave up on. My goal is only to interface with others in a way that we can share a short journey and know that they and i have evolved a bit more in understanding. The weight of saving the world is to great for myself and comes with to large a dose of apathy. But my neighbor and i share a journey every now and again of truth and love.07/08/2017 #28 Lisa Vanderburg#27 Such a wise and droll man @CityVP 🐝 Manjit - you brought me laughter and grounding, and I'm grateful!! If you could just levitate, I think you got it covered :)
Yes, we continue these exchanges in hope, in vain and possibly vanity too, but it's also important for me to see others who hold humanity in far greater esteem that I do. Knowing my luck, I'll live to be 140 and will not have much more faith than I do now dagnabit! Love the Rocky clip - forgot the commentator was actually a Russian translator, just thought he had a mouthful of gum...duh06/08/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#24 Dear @Lisa Vanderburg, I bring you truth, love, happiness and peace. Follow me and you will follow the road to nirvana. At this point I have only one thing to ask of you, do you think I will look good in a white turban with a matching white but opulent dress or in a saffron turban with a Gandhi like impoverished look and leaving my legs visibly unshaven?
This is why I refrained myself from this conversation because I did not want to ruin everybody's afternoon tea. I don't often read about these subjects and think "man that inspires me", because I am not looking for this inspiration. When I wake up I think "O.M.G..I am still here,, everything is in working order, I still have teeth to brush and some kind of breakfast to look forward to"
I have been online since 1998 and I have participated in these kind of conversations about truth and next year it will be 20 years of hearing the same higher order desire for a better world. So consider me a failed guru unless this conversation leads to a transformed world, which it will not.
So the answer to this invariably comes back to Rocky IV and that final speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRBak_2X3Do so what I am saying here Lisa is "if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change" :-)06/08/2017 #24 Lisa Vanderburg#9 To your last question on this comment, I'd have to say no (in my opinion). We are too imperfect to really be capable of sustaining love; as are the people who we would wish to be recipients thereof. That is our nature and, inevitably, our end.
That said...keep it up - I'm loving this conversation and I embrace detractors! :)06/08/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg#19 Wow @Harvey Lloyd; that brings many new balls into play! I'm sitting her stunned at the perception of 'truth' and 'love' as equally a verb instead of a their normal confinement to noun. That requires 'time' - that moment of decision; 'This is where we can do the most harm or most good.'
You've brought an entirely new thread to the conversation, and I'm thrilled!06/08/2017 #22 Geoff Hudson-Searle#20 Thank you @Jerry Fletcher, I am pleased you like my blog, I was inspired by @Lisa Vanderburg it all started around mindfulness and the subject developed, I am enjoying all the comments, I should continue the subject and go deeper into the comments, its starting to get really fascinating, providing that we are not all overwhelmed. Have an amazing Sunday! :-)06/08/2017 #21 Geoff Hudson-Searle#19 Thank you Harvey, I so enjoy receiving your interactions and feedback, your structure and approach is so thought provoking. What happens when another's actions are not in alignment with my own? When words and actions cannot meet it will always make effective communicating at work or advancing a personal relationship challenging, if not impossible. When someone is unable to follow through on what he or she says with behaviors that match, there is a self-awareness issue. But it is not just some people. It is part of the human condition. If our external self has not developed a relationship with our internal self, they will operate independently until we actively begin to familiarise them with one another and integrate. It is then when actions begin to align with words and vice versa. For each individual's personal journey, this is perhaps life’s most profound and confounding challenge. However, when allignment is connected, the sky can be the limit in any situation. Personally, and as you have already quoted 'know the real truth and love definition' is of primal importance for long standing and sustained relationships.06/08/2017 #19 Harvey LloydTruth and love are concepts that require defining. The first aspect of these two words is "action", without action the definition of the words can not be realized.
The two words can be defined from two perspectives. My actions and the actions of others. This is where we can do the most harm or most good.
What happens when another's actions are not in alighnment with my own?
Each day we ask and answer this question for ourselves with either a higher definition (Love your neighbor.) or from a definition that we have developed over our narrative.
"It is about taking time out to pay attention to the present moment, without judgement."
I believe we do pay attention but we use a definition of truth and love that is not shared. Can we love the employee or friend who selfishly manipulates their environment for their own purposes? We can if our definitions are absolutes. Not easy, but allows us to transcend our own experiences and create understanding for others.
Leaders today are managing a truth and love definition that gets defined by the media. Until they choose a higher absolute definition of these words we will continue down a path of uncertainty.
This is a very compelling post as we look at our way of life and cause and effect. The term "post truth" really implies we have entered an era of "multi-truth". Ours is only the choice of which one to follow. Or.....Or. Know the real truth and love definition and maintain a constant within the face of the multi-truth world that is developing.
- Producer01/08/2017Questioning the Questioner: Sara Jocobovici Takes Her TurnThe lovely Sara Jacobovici has taken to interviewing fellow bees and posting her Q & A series so that we may all know each other better. After Sara interviewed me, it occurred to me that Sara should also be interviewed. I have taken the...
Comments03/08/2017 #45 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThis is such a wonderful interview and a bonus to what we already know and learn from Sara. Her mind and thoughts are that a beautiful bee that buzzes around leaving pollen and honey on the way. Pollen helps generates more honey and the honey enriches our minds in creative ways. We have both shared our love for Victor Frankl and I knew the answer to that question.
Your journey on self discovery is inspiring and I thank you for sharing it with us. Keep inspiring the world and stay awesome always #beBeelove
Thanks Renee for the awesome interview.03/08/2017 #41 Tausif MundrawalaI kept on hold to watch this wonderful video and believe me I became a bigger fan of yours, @Sara Jacobovici The pain of losing the closest family member in fact my own progenitor was devastating. I wanted to forget myself so that I could forget her but my entire family would have been in ruins with this drastic step of mine. You have always been a great support whenever I needed as you have asked about her well being. God bless you always.03/08/2017 #35 Aaron 🐝 SkogenWhat an outstanding interview @Renée 🐝 Cormier! I love that you flipped the equation and put @Sara Jacobovici in the spotlight. And Sara, its so great to learn just a bit more about you. We have something in common, and its a bit funny. Just the other day a friend on LI posted about "what-if" careers. My response was twofold. First, I've always wanted to build canoes (Which I know my friend @Don 🐝 Kerr, would understand) and I WILL do that ("I'm working on my first pair of snowshoes to learn how to form wood strips), the second (and funny thing), was that if I had it to do over again I might have pursued the Ethnomusicologist path as well. I think that would be a seriously COOL job! Back in the day when I was just deciding on my degree path, I didn't even know such a career existed. It wasn't until I was about 30 that I ran into a museum curator who was. . .02/08/2017 #33 Tausif MundrawalaThank you so much, @Renée 🐝 Cormier for this interview. It was absolutely necessary to know the person who took pain to introduce many of our bees to us. The bees to whom I know but got to know them more closely just because of this interview. You are a jewel in this crown of beBee, @Sara Jacobovici
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- Producer14/07/2017Are Your Words Hot Air Or Power!!!“Reputation is what others think of us; character is what God knows of us. When you spent what feels like an eternity trying to repair a few moments of time that destroyed the view others once had of you then you must ask yourself do you have the...
Comments14/07/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMaria Popova attributes to Gandhi
"Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny." http://literaryjukebox.brainpickings.org/post/88882071407
People are not my project, whether anyone accepts, lives or preaches higher level values is entirely their own business. 7 billion people with 7 billion laws creates a world of anarchy rather than a world of people with values. It is good to have values and for me it is the foundation stone of "know thyself", in a world which is the opposite of that and wants to be personal brand.14/07/2017 #2 Bernard PoulinThough I am not a keener on "make myself feel good" philosophies (every emotion in the book is ours as humans and should be profited from whenever required). Happiness is not the be all and end all. It is simply an emotion, a state of mind other than an equal other. I do agree fully with your recommendations re behaviours such as : "It’s cool to be truthful. It’s cool, to be honest. It’s cool to be reliable" and " "when you say you are going to do something, DO IT. It’s that simple. . . Be a person who keeps your promises, especially the ones you make to yourself."
Comments15/06/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitVery mindfully written by Omad Safi. A great example of reflective thinking and who we are when we put forth our better angel. We are far more complex as human beings than what our best face is but if we can't see that face, then this veers us away from reflective thinking and into the mask of positive thinking. As reflective thinking I welcome the way Omad sees his world noting that this is his world. The world we see, that is our own choice to see, rather than as another mask such as found in personal brand thinking.
- Producer07/06/2017Stop! Maybe It's Time To Reassess Your GoalsA good friend of mine is an NCAA National Champion in his sport. Actually, I am being modest. He’s a multiple-time National Champion in his sport. At the end of every season, win or lose, he takes a week or so off of training to “emotionally...
Comments09/06/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 This is why I do not put stock into comments but into energy, and the energy of reflection you speak of is presence. The students in my college hate my emails because their meme is that attention is precious, but I say meaning is precious and the meaning we deposit is raw material. That is the problem with education is it not, it is all about doing/having and not thinking/being - so my doing is not your being, all I have here at beBee is thinking in what is presence that got presented.
What separates reflection from comments is the energy it generates and how we link this energy up will determine what it lights (hence the word enlightenment). Words like "goals" and "challenges" are also raw material but processed as an energy called reflection it can take us to a wholly different place like it did for Leo Babauta here https://zenhabits.net/no-goal/
The last thing I want to do is change others for they are responsible for that change but a comment is in the past - reflection is in the present - and the act of you reading what I am thinking out aloud here is you reading my past - for the simple reason presence is in my present.
Presence is where my energy meets my consciousness where I am fully alive, and so is reflection a foundation like a house or is it an energy that travels through a house that makes a house a home and shifts making a living into making a life?09/06/2017 #4 Casey KatchersydeSuch wonderful comments @Jerry Fletcher, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, and Michael O'Neil! Thank You! I'm very happy to hear how your experiences with this topic has helped you realize new goals and take on new challenges. As I am constantly learning, I am excited to practice new life experiences and being able to reflect back is a foundation to being able to move forward.08/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhen I was taking selfies in the early 80's, it looked odd that someone at that time would point a camera at themselves and take a picture, so when my kids discovered an old album of selfies, they screamed "Hey! Papa used to take selfies!!!".
The same goes with reflective practice. People are not familiar or largely do not engage in reflection, yet both of us do and therefore we represent the early majority of this particular way of thinking. Of course reflection cannot be compared to selfies. Reflection is a higher order faculty, whereas selfies is a lower order indulgence. The irony is that in recent decades I tend to limit being in photographs because reflective practice helps see through things and become conscious of what is image and what is presence.
Nor do I take pictures on my travels to capture moments to add them to the 10,000 other captured moments because it is easy to engage visual collection - but it is more meaningful for me to be present and enjoy the blessings of a mind that is more relaxed and free - and ironically in such a mind, there is greater room to learn to see, which sits at the basis of what we can imagine and in this way reflection is a complimentary intelligence to vision and this "learning to see".08/06/2017 #1 Jerry FletcherCasey, A prediction: You will do well in the goals you choose. I can say that because you have learned one of the great lessons of life. There always will come a time when you have succeeded, failed, finished or tripped over something. It is then that you need to step back and reconsider. It is worth distancing and rediscovering yourself as you have been transformed. Always.
- 26/05/2017@Savvy Raj Yes you can ! Louise
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