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A CityVP Manjit Learning Hive Featuring :
PEACE & VIRTUE
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  1. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    20/03/2017
    Circle of Life!
    Circle 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...
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  2. ProducerAaron Skogen

    Aaron Skogen

    15/03/2017
    Swift and Firm
    Swift 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...
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    Laura Mikolaitis
    20/03/2017 #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.
    Aaron Skogen
    20/03/2017 #25 Aaron Skogen
    And a huge thank you to @Susan Rooks for helping me see an error in the piece. Did I ever mention I dislike homophones. . . "Fowl", "Foul", while I know the difference, I did not catch it. So again, thanks Susan, I appreciate it!
    Aaron Skogen
    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!
    Aaron Skogen
    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!
    Aaron Skogen
    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.
    Aaron Skogen
    20/03/2017 #21 Aaron Skogen
    #16 Thanks @Jason Versey. I appreciate the share and support as well as your kind words.
    Aaron Skogen
    20/03/2017 #20 Aaron Skogen
    #14 Thank you so much @Joyce Bowen. There is a great book about exactly what you describe, its Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. Its one you might enjoy.
    Shelley Brown
    18/03/2017 #19 Shelley Brown
    @Aaron Skogen - you crafted an indelible story. I felt heartbroken and hopeful at the same time. So very touching. I am thankful you were called to go on this mission trip. I have been feeling that calling for a long time.
    Andrew Books
    18/03/2017 #18 Andrew Books
    An excellent read, @Aaron Skogen. Shared with others on Facebook. This is the kind of stuff that should makes us all stand up and take notice. Oftentimes, our concerns are trivial and petty.
    Todd Jones
    18/03/2017 #17 Todd Jones
    Hi 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.
    Jason Versey
    18/03/2017 #16 Jason Versey
    Absolutely beautifully heartbreaking and beautiful. Thank you dear friend and brother. Exceptional article. Much love, JV
    Susan Rooks
    18/03/2017 #15 Susan Rooks
    There are those talk. There are those walk. @Aaron Skogen is one of the walkers.
    Joyce Bowen
    16/03/2017 #14 Joyce Bowen
    such a moving story--thanks for sharing. I have read things about how the billions of $ donated to these relief efforts never made it into the hands of the Haitians. You give me heart.
    Aaron Skogen
    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.
    Aaron Skogen
    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.
    Aaron Skogen
    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!
    Rod Loader
    16/03/2017 #10 Rod Loader
    It takes a while to see through the poverty, the pain and the pre-concieved ideas. When God helps us to do this we always see a compassion and care on the other side. I'm so glad your questions were answered in such a wonderful way.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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 Close
    Aaron Skogen
    16/03/2017 #8 Aaron Skogen
    #2 I'm so happy to hear that @Pascal Derrien. I'm humbled by your comment. Thank you my friend!
    Aaron Skogen
    16/03/2017 #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! 💛
  3. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Make That Move!
    Make 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...
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    18/03/2017 #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.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    18/03/2017 #53 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    So 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.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    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.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    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!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/03/2017 #50 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very 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!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/03/2017 #49 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    It can be an inspiringly simple transformation. This story enlivens the process of growing into our destiny, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    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?
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    14/03/2017 #46 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #43 beautiful comments, thank you @Qamar Ali Khan, a pleasure to have you here on beBee.
    debasish majumder
    14/03/2017 #45 debasish majumder
    chess 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.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    14/03/2017 #44 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Thanks for the Invitation to this Buzz. Great Story.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    14/03/2017 #43 Qamar Ali Khan
    What 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!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    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!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    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.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    14/03/2017 #40 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Great article. Well articulated. Looking forward towards the future best seller novel.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/03/2017 #39 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Bravo! @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."
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    14/03/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #29 thank you @Aaron Skogen, highly appreciated!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    14/03/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #28 faith is the key ... well said @🐝 Fatima Williams, thank you!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    14/03/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #27 glad it is @Jan 🐝 Barbosa, thank you so much.
  4. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    23/02/2017
    Spring
    Spring“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...
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    Joyce Bowen
    13/03/2017 #4 Joyce Bowen
    @Don 🐝 Kerr We're in the throes of a cold snap here.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/02/2017 #3 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Joyce Bowen here comes the sun. 19 degrees centigrade here in Burlington. It is a Reade I know but most welcome.
    Devesh Bhatt
    23/02/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    Emerge from the chills to express variety.
    Nature has wrath but it has more. More to offer than just wrath.
    Beautiful pics too.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    23/02/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I 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.
  5. Ivette K. Caballero
    Invest 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. Ivette K. Caballero
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    Devesh Bhatt
    12/03/2017 #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 :)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    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.
    -Adopt somebody
    -Give someone a compliment
    -Donate blood
    -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...
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/03/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It is interesting to study the origin of the "richest man in the cemetery" quote

    http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/11/18/richest-in-cemetery/ View more
    It is interesting to study the origin of the "richest man in the cemetery" quote

    http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/11/18/richest-in-cemetery/

    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
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/03/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Unfortunately, memorable good for people does require money or an entire lifetime or the circumstances of suffering for many.

    Doing good because it is the right thing to do is an immediate reward, the one that feels wonderful every night.
  6. ProducerTausif Mundrawala
    Tending Flowers
    Tending 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...
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/03/2017 #30 Tausif Mundrawala
    #29 I think we should discuss it in detail but this column won't suffice.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/03/2017 #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.
    http://www.vaastushaastra.com/vastuforhouse.html
    Here is the link to the Lladro site
    http://www.lladro.com/home.jhtml Close
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/03/2017 #28 Tausif Mundrawala
    #26 I believe they have healing power too. They are considered auspicious according to fen shui and vaastu shastra. Well this topic itself is very interesting.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/03/2017 #26 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #25 Yes, crystal is pretty and I love it when the sunlight shines through creating beautiful prisms but Lladro has a such a softness to it and quite different from other elegant pieces.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/03/2017 #25 Tausif Mundrawala
    #24 Am sorry for the loss. But crystals are great too.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/03/2017 #24 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #23 Unfortunately I don't. After my husband passed away, I moved several times so rather than risk having the pieces break and chip, I gave them to a dear friend. I also use to collect crystal, which I still have a few pieces.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/03/2017 #23 Tausif Mundrawala
    #22 I hope its there with you now. I would like to see the pics, if you don't mind.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/03/2017 #22 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Beautiful and artistically crafted words. I used to collect Lladro. They are lovely and delicate pieces.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/03/2017 #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.
    Aleta Curry
    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!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/03/2017 #18 Tausif Mundrawala
    #17 Thank you so much for an instant reply and acknowledging the essence of this poem.
    Ivette K. Caballero
    10/03/2017 #17 Ivette K. Caballero
    @Tausif Mundrawala Very deep and exquisite thoughts! Thank you for sharing.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    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.
    Aleta Curry
    10/03/2017 #14 Aleta Curry
    I'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?
    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/03/2017 #13 Tausif Mundrawala
    #12 Thank you so much, Sir. Your feedback is a topping on a cake.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/03/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    In the paraphrased classic line of "Jerry McGuire" - "You had me at Kirtle".
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/03/2017 #11 Tausif Mundrawala
    I would like to thank you, @Joyce Bowen for reading this poem and finding it relevant. You are an exceptional writer to an extent that irrespective of length your buzzes have made me totally immersed in those written words. Appreciated.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/03/2017 #10 Tausif Mundrawala
    #8 This figurine needed this poem and I penned by observing it very closely. My hard work paid off. Thanks, @🐝 Fatima Williams
  7. ProducerClaire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Art by Claire Cardwell
    Art 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...
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    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    20/03/2017 #40 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thank you for the share @Chas ✌️ Wyatt! Have a lovely evening!
    Ian Weinberg
    19/03/2017 #38 Ian Weinberg
    Really great work @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell Uplifting stuff!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    19/03/2017 #37 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #36 I do play with Pepper a lot. She is the only one allowed on the bed (her call not mine) and we cuddle and kiss for at least an hour before I go to sleep. She has a very very loud purr.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/03/2017 #36 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #35 Really you must spend more time playing with her I guess. I'm watching out for her when we meet 😍
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    19/03/2017 #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.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    19/03/2017 #34 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Whiskey & Brandy sound really cool. I have two African Wildcats here that I have raised by hand from since they were a few hours old - Jasmine and Tiger-Lily. Pepper is also a wildcat - but looks like a Norwegian Forest Cat......
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    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.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/03/2017 #32 🐝 Fatima Williams
    It's actually the Lion King Claire where he looks in the water and his father's spirit in the clouds.
    I love your Diva Cat - Pepper. Super Cute ❤
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    19/03/2017 #31 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Pepper is v. cute @🐝 Fatima Williams - but she's big, bad ass and she bites......
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    14/03/2017 #29 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks @🐝 Fatima Williams! Maybe it was Dougal and the Blue Cat you are thinking of? The Magic Roundabout. The Blue Cat takes over and gives this speech 'I am Blue, I am Beautiful, I rule!'
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    14/03/2017 #28 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell Your artwork is simply amazing love love love the blue lion. It reminds me of a movie not sure which one though. You are very talented. Keep rocking always 🤗🐝🤗
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    04/03/2017 #27 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Chas ✌️ Wyatt! Have a great weekend!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    04/03/2017 #26 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #22 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit - I find that meditation gives me a lot of energy and great clarity and focus. Art is to me a form of meditation as well. I found my copy of The Artist's Way yesterday and am re-reading it, thanks for reminding me!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    04/03/2017 #25 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #23 Thanks @Phil Friedman for the shares! Glad you liked my art... Have an awesome weekend!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    04/03/2017 #24 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #21 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici - you have a super weekend too!
    Phil Friedman
    03/03/2017 #23 Phil Friedman
    Very nice, Claire. Thank you for sharing your art. I anticipate that this may open a new avenue for marketing your talents. Best wishes. Phil
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/03/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #20 Claire the following buzz is in Spanish https://www.bebee.com/content/1271290/1151151 but in its translated form it speaks to the productive nature of silence. The very thing that feels so counter-intuitive is it seems that which returns us energy.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 Wow! I accept as an opportunity to commission something from you! I'll pm you soon. Have a great weekend!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    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!
  8. Producerdebasish majumder
    CHARACTER, AN ENIGMATIC AFFAIR!
    CHARACTER, 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...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    02/03/2017 #22 Cyndi wilkins
    I think in a nut shell the Lincoln quote nails it...Another intriguing read by the poet master @debasish majumder;-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/03/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Well said @debasish majumder, "Character is ones grace, we must uphold good character." Yes, for the sake of ourselves and hold up others who show good character.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    02/03/2017 #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.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/03/2017 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Well crafted poem, @debasish majumder. Building character is part of defining who we are which you have done a fine job for yourself.
    Yogesh Sukal
    02/03/2017 #18 Yogesh Sukal
    From these fascinating words & lines, I can see your rhythmic poetic character...
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/03/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    very happy to receive your tag @debasish majumder. You have written a wonderful poem on a timely topic. Thank you for having the character to write such a poem.
    debasish majumder
    01/03/2017 #14 debasish majumder
    #13 thank you very much sir @Ali Anani for sharing your valued comment, which i was expecting till almost dawn in my country's time.
    Ali Anani
    01/03/2017 #13 Ali Anani
    "A character with passion I admire"- this reflects your personality dear @debasish majumder. WEll-thought of poem. Character is what we learn from our experiences and what we do with them passionately. You simply learn and exchange knowledge with passion. Shared.
    debasish majumder
    01/03/2017 #11 debasish majumder
    #8 thanks for your appreciation @🐝 Fatima Williams. i am privileged and honored.
    Pascal Derrien
    01/03/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    that one shows character I know that was easy :-)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    01/03/2017 #8 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Wow What a excellent eclectic poem @debasish majumder
    Who am I truly to judge the character !

    But I can definitely appreciate good fine character and heart such as yours. Keep buzzing. #beBeesforever
    debasish majumder
    01/03/2017 #7 debasish majumder
    #4 thank you very much for being kind enough to go through my post and shared your valued comment and appreciation @Gert Scholtz. I am privileged and honored.
    Joyce Bowen
    01/03/2017 #6 Joyce Bowen
    beautiful words definitely tackling a difficult concept. Thank you
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/03/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Very well done !!! It takes character to write a poem on character that imbues character.
    Gert Scholtz
    01/03/2017 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @debasish majumder Poetry that shines with YOUR character Debasish - I read it three times - superb.
  9. ProducerTausif Mundrawala
    Dive Deep in the Waters
    Dive 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...
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    11/03/2017 #33 Tausif Mundrawala
    #32 I am honored and elated by your feedback. Thanks, @Christina Glazar
    Christina Glazar
    11/03/2017 #32 Christina Glazar
    Beautiful including the illustration ...
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/02/2017 #31 Tausif Mundrawala
    #30 Thank you so much, @Pascal Derrien for your kind co-operation.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/02/2017 #30 Pascal Derrien
    Kool :-)
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/02/2017 #29 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you so much, @Milos Djukic for sharing this poem in this wonderful hive of our bees.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/02/2017 #28 Tausif Mundrawala
    #26 Thank you so much @Joyce Bowen for reading my poem and commenting on it. Thank you so much.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/02/2017 #27 Tausif Mundrawala
    #25 Sir, you have been a guiding force for me in this fantastic journey of beBee and would like it to be continued in future. I am blessed to have such wonderful connections and you are one among many.
    Joyce Bowen
    26/02/2017 #26 Joyce Bowen
    beautiful
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/02/2017 #25 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Pretty much a poem that echoes the essential backbone in learning through which eventually emanates life wisdom.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    26/02/2017 #24 Tausif Mundrawala
    @David Navarro López, @Milos Djukic, @Michael Hrubos, @Mike Macioci
    Tausif Mundrawala
    25/02/2017 #23 Tausif Mundrawala
    #21 The intent with which I wrote is poem is achieved. Thank you so much, my friend, Devesh.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    25/02/2017 #22 Tausif Mundrawala
    #20 I am speechless. Thanks for this wonderful message.
    Devesh Bhatt
    25/02/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt
    I am deep diving in your words and enjoying every bit of it
    Gerald Hecht
    25/02/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht
    This 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!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/02/2017 #19 Tausif Mundrawala
    #18 What else could one ask for than being appreciative of one's work. I highly regard you ,Gert and was anxiously waiting for your response. Wish granted.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    @Tausif Mundrawala Many poignant verses Tausif. This one sticks in my mind: Purge yourself, of all the impurities, by announcing the seizure of insecurities.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/02/2017 #17 Tausif Mundrawala
    #16 Thank you so much, Sir. The appreciative note means a lot to me. I can't thank enough to all of you, wonderful bees.
    siraj shaik
    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".
    Tausif Mundrawala
    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.
  10. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    22/02/2017
    Touch
    TouchWriting 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...
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    Joyce Bowen
    23/02/2017 #11 Joyce Bowen
    @Pascal Derrien, @🐝 Fatima Williams @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I am truly humbled by your praise of my words. Thank you all.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    22/02/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Beautiful Beautiful poem with such depth truth and meaning. Even I was waiting to reach the 2nd part of the poem..
    Pascal Derrien
    22/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    oh gosh.....I really had to force myself to read it until the word tomrrow and glad I did :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    You 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.
    Joyce Bowen
    22/02/2017 #6 Joyce Bowen
    @Devesh Bhatt @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Pat 🐝 Bagano @Sara Jacobovici Thank you all. And thanks so much for the shares.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/02/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Beautifully, and courageously written @Joyce Bowen. Thank you for sharing.
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    22/02/2017 #4 Pat 🐝 Bagano
    thank you for this. I love it @Joyce Bowen
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/02/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 but no bear hugs in a beehive. Or life :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/02/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Nice! Touching and hugs are essential for our survival.
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    A touchscreen shares a beautiful poem about touch written by you.

    This silly handset has some meaning now .

    Thanks
  11. Producer🐝 Fatima Williams
    Words are just Words
    Words 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...
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    🐝 Fatima Williams
    25/02/2017 #48 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #47 That's my experience too Thank you @Steve Brady 🤗
    Steve Brady
    25/02/2017 #47 Steve Brady
    #42 What a wonderful "challenging crowd", @🐝 Fatima Williams! BeBee is a meeting place of perceptive, kind, wise mentors of "wordcraft".
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    24/02/2017 #46 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #45 Thank you @Dean Owen What if is a very powerful question and I guess these two words have the power to Change in our lives and the world around us.
    Dean Owen
    24/02/2017 #45 Dean Owen
    "Dear Claire, "What" and "If" are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if?" - Letters to Juliet
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    23/02/2017 #44 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #43 A drug of choice isn't it. Beautifully said Ken. To weave skilfully once needs alot of practice. Thank you🐝
    Ken Boddie
    23/02/2017 #43 Ken Boddie
    Words are a bee's drug of choice, Fatima, but they come with a heavy price. If we don't weave them skilfully and respectfully, they'll come back to bite us.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    23/02/2017 #42 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #41 Thank you @Steve Brady Aren't we that challenging crowd ! 😉 Thank you for taking the time to share your words 🤗✌
    Steve Brady
    22/02/2017 #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.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    22/02/2017 #40 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #35 Thank you @debasish majumder Your poetry inspires me alot I just don't find the time to pour my heart out.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    22/02/2017 #39 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #37 A Soulful comment @Mohammed A. Jawad. Thank you
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    22/02/2017 #38 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #36 Keep smiling @Jerry Fletcher ☺🤗☺
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    22/02/2017 #37 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha....When heart goes pulsating with passions, eyes sense strange happenings, mind hears dulcet sounds and ears turn attentive to surroundings then there's an eruption, there's a flow...and that's whispering words.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/02/2017 #36 Jerry Fletcher
    FAtima,

    I have glimpsed your heart and I am smiling. Thank you.
    debasish majumder
    22/02/2017 #35 debasish majumder
    wonderful words @🐝 Fatima Williams! enjoyed read which engulfed me in silence and surely overwhelmed! thank you for the share.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    22/02/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #32 Thank you @Gert Scholtz and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit #beBeesforever 🤗🐝🤗
    Ali Anani
    22/02/2017 #33 Ali Anani
    #29 You are a unique person dear @🐝 Fatima Williams. You comment reflects the light of your wisdom.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/02/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    @🐝 Fatima Williams Words can never be just words - as you poetically say - in the most beautiful words.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/02/2017 #31 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Fabulous words like the great spirit you are Fatima.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    22/02/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #1 And my dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Your words not only have meaning and life but as Ali Anani says they flow like water nourishing the tree.

    Thinking of CityVP Manjit's buzz of "Be Water my friend" - Bruce Lee.
    That was a quite a buzz.
  12. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    16/02/2017
    From one bee to another...
    From 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...
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    Ali Anani
    21/02/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    This quote describes also both of you dears @Sara Jacobovici and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit "QUOTE: "Satyagraha means the exercise of the purest soul-force against all injustice, oppression and exploitation. Suffering and trust are attributes of soul force."
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    21/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Beautifully said. Joyce's writing is very intense and tells the ugly truth which many tend to look away. Thank you Sara for sharing this comment of @CityVP 🐝 Manjit with us
  13. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    20/02/2017
    We Did Not Stop The Fire
    We 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...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    21/02/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins
    I just had to add that the Imaging you selected here really drew me in...in a creepy kinda way;-)
    Pascal Derrien
    21/02/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #20 @Cyndi wilkins I really dont know how this one came up but when I read it I thought that could be appropriate to quite a few situations :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    21/02/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #19 knowing and acknowledging it is alreay a step in the right direction but we still need dont Quixottes in this world even if it is far being won ?
    Cyndi wilkins
    21/02/2017 #20 Cyndi wilkins
    "You are not a monkey or a chimpanzee not even a baboon or is it what they call a buffoon."
    I'd say that just about nails it @Pascal Derrien...Let's hope they don't get drunk and start a fire....
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    21/02/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Absolutely 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 😜😈💀#1
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/02/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Thank You Pascal for Patti Smith - fits beautifully in the mental furniture I arrange each time my fingers move here.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/02/2017 #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-power
    Pascal Derrien
    21/02/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #14 Always a question of choice when one is lucky to be able to have one @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I suppose. I have no doubt you are far from being ready to be regimented :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Eh! 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 more
    Eh! 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". Close
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #12 yeah sorry I dont have an extinguisher at hand and thats the problem isnt it @🐝 Fatima Williams :-)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    20/02/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima Williams
    This is so intense @Pascal Derrien Had my mind on fire 😟😳
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #9 many thanks @debasish majumder as long as the appalling is not too appealing :-)
    debasish majumder
    20/02/2017 #9 debasish majumder
    Great insight @Pascal Derrien! enjoyed read. thank you for such appealing as well appalling share.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 hmm I suppose you can only rebound when you fall at the bottom :-) I am actualy quite funny (says he :-) in a twisted kind of way :-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    20/02/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    #6 i gotta figure a way to lose the obsession with thought and perhaps get beyond the self .

    I really like reading you and @Joyce Bowen in continuity. Although i really find the themes very tragic.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    a thank you @Devesh Bhatt thats a wicked comment :-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    20/02/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    thought 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.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 as Paul was saying never did never will :-(
    Brian McKenzie
    20/02/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    Nobody is coming to the rescue. It's a hard wad to swallow with all the imagery that Hollywood panders in 'heroism', but it is the cold truth.
  14. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    16/02/2017
    Scratching The Surface
    Scratching 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...
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    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #22 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Thank you Pascal for the time warp. I think I will stick with my cousin's quote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVEiskNv1hs
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #20 thanks @🐝 Fatima Williams complex equation it is to be a human being :-)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    17/02/2017 #20 🐝 Fatima Williams
    When your mind's made up ! There's no point trying to fight it ! - What a song @Pascal Derrien Gave me the chills.
    Open your eyes and see, there is a better world for you and me. We need to look beyond !
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #16 thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher indeed indeed :-)
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #17 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I saw them at US Festival too. I'm looking at the lyrics - lol - Class... Class... Class... SHUT UP!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/02/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Few answers and so many questions, the story of our lives?! Deep like the sea @Pascal Derrien!
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #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.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #7 thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit indeed real people real lives not digitally filtered :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #8 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman thats right :-) or is it hell or hight water ?
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #10 thanks Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl , I saw them probably 5 or 6 times sinc eI was a kid :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #9 indeed :-)
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #10 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Saw 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" lol
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #9 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    "If you think I'll sit around while you chip away my brain
    Listen I ain't foolin' and you'd better think again"
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    17/02/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    No longer treading water. :)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Scratching 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.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 oh thank you @Emilia M Ludovino a sould dive indeed that a nice metaphor
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    16/02/2017 #5 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Thank you @Pascal Derrien! BEAUTIFULLLLl!!! I'm short of word to make a decent comment... Just loved it. Loved the image, loved the depth of the words despise we're just scratching the surface and loved the music. Perfect triad for a soul dive.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 most probably @Joyce Bowen different place different time same sh*t :-)
    Joyce Bowen
    16/02/2017 #3 Joyce Bowen
    We hit the same wave, did we? :)
  15. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    16/02/2017
    Soul Cages
    Soul 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...
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    Savvy Raj
    07/03/2017 #18 Savvy Raj
    Appreciate your sharing of this buzz dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley and @Max🐝 J. Carter
    Savvy Raj
    20/02/2017 #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.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    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 .
    Savvy Raj
    17/02/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    Thank 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 .
    Savvy Raj
    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 .
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/02/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    A 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.
    Savvy Raj
    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 . Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    16/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Freedom 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
    http://www.museudacrise.org/

    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.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This 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!
    Savvy Raj
    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 .
    Savvy Raj
    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 all
    Devesh Bhatt
    16/02/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    And we have freedom :)
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    Dear @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.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    the difficulty is to be free as much as you can stand to be .....
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    #2 Certainly true @ debashish majumder .Thank you for your concurring thoughts as well .
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    #1 @ Max J Carter Appreciate the mention. Thank you.
    debasish majumder
    16/02/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    yes, we are born free! but, an abstract cage, as per your apt metaphor, we are sadly being incarcerated! lovely insight @Savvy Raj! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    16/02/2017 #1 Max🐝 J. Carter
    The cage is a great metaphor for it.
  16. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    15/02/2017
    Locked In
    Locked InWhy would you undress your emotions when it is so easy to give in to inhibition? Why would you undertake such an expedition when it is so easy to go thru the motions?Are we not all facing that dilemma at some point or another? What does it take to...
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    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #32 Pascal Derrien
    #31 thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich that is a comment and half as simple as that :-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/02/2017 #31 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Simply 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.
    Ken Boddie
    16/02/2017 #30 Ken Boddie
    #27 Either way, Pascal, the result is perspiration.
    Ken Boddie
    16/02/2017 #29 Ken Boddie
    #28 Have no fear Joyce. I know a great locksmith!
    Joyce Bowen
    16/02/2017 #28 Joyce Bowen
    @Ken Boddie I think we've thrown it away.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #27 Pascal Derrien
    #26 huge thanks @Ken Boddie some great questions about preservation or is it perpetration...
    Ken Boddie
    16/02/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    As 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?
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #25 Pascal Derrien
    #18 Helena Jansen van Vuuren the gift of lucidity is not always a welcome gift at a denial party, sometime its not the right time , btw many thnaks for kind words too :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #19 thanks @Devesh Bhatt so many questions so few answers......
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #20 thanks @Dean Owen takes time one has its own pace it 's just vital to head in that direction and not get frozen
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #21 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher thanks for sharing such a personal story I have beene using that sentence quite alot this week but it seems appropriate, people do what they can not always what they want
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    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.
    Dean Owen
    16/02/2017 #20 Dean Owen
    This is what they mean by authentic. I hope you inspire many others to open up.
    Devesh Bhatt
    16/02/2017 #19 Devesh Bhatt
    why did i dress my emotions in the first place?

    what locker? what is opening up?
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    16/02/2017 #18 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Sjoe - 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!
    Pascal Derrien
    15/02/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #16 thanks @Gert Scholtz I was thinking less is more but I was surprised myself how short it was .... :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    15/02/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien In a few carefully chosen words and lines you pose big questions. A short piece that reaches deep. Excellent Pascal.
    Joyce Bowen
    15/02/2017 #15 Joyce Bowen
    I enjoyed it #14
    Pascal Derrien
    15/02/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #13 oh thanks @Joyce Bowen good to hear , as ana side I am more at ease with my broken prose but have made some incursions on urban poetry now it is what it is :-)
    Joyce Bowen
    15/02/2017 #13 Joyce Bowen
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Although I write an occasional poem, it is not a strength for me. Prose is my baby. @Pascal Derrien I do love this. It speaks to me. Thanks for a nice read.
  17. ProducerDeb 🐝 Helfrich
    Anger Buddies Does a Body Good
    Anger Buddies Does a Body GoodMy dear buddy Cyndi wilkins has really helped me move forward over the last few weeks because she is very good at using her intuition to guide a conversation into the nooks and crannies that typically get overlooked. We all have periods in life when...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #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.
    debasish majumder
    18/02/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    to 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.
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/02/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins
    #9 "Intention" is the mother of creation;-) Thanks for buzzing in with your support @Savvy Raj...
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/02/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins
    #7 Thank you @David B. Grinberg...After this session I had with Deb, I was the one "buzzing" all over the office! The fire energy created by the playful release of anger really does fuel those "jet packs" that keep us moving;-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/02/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #9 We really appreciate your support, @Savvy Raj
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    A Great idea with a good intention @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Cyndi wilkins I wish you success in this endeavour. Sharing on my hive' Life and Living '
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/02/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #7 Much obliged, David!
    David B. Grinberg
    16/02/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Hey Deb, this program sounds super awesome. I wish you and @Cyndi wilkins all the best and much success with it! I'm sharing this on three hives. Keep buzzing!
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/02/2017 #6 Cyndi wilkins
    As 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.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    #3 I am so happy that you found my comment useful and I am equally happy that my comment triggered your comprehensive and deep response. You are a great human and writer dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/02/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #2 Scrubbing bubble buddies of mood, I like the image, Pascal. It is all about moving forward, rather than getting stuck and lingering in resentment.

    While trying to avoid getting our mouths washed out with soap... :)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    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.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Anger buddies are like mood soap cleansers :-)
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    Dear @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.
  18. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    15/02/2017
    The Gift
    The GiftBirth is a precarious thing even in the best of circumstances. Those in the room exhibit an expertise as smooth as soft music; moving around the mother; building their movements into, what they hope, is the crescendo of a healthy, wailing child. It...
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    Joyce Bowen
    16/02/2017 #15 Joyce Bowen
    @Sara Jacobovici Thank you, Sara. That was good of you. Be still my heart
    Joyce Bowen
    16/02/2017 #14 Joyce Bowen
    No tengas miedo, mi español es malo. Estoy gald que deriva el significado de esto.#13
    Itziar Díez Fernández
    16/02/2017 #13 Itziar Díez Fernández
    Recordare siempre cuando nacio mi hija, un conocido por la calle me dijo eso. ¡ que bonito regalo!. Nadie me ha dado una felicitación mejor que esa.
    Mi ingles es nefasto y aun asi me he leido el articulo entero.

    saludos.
    Joyce Bowen
    16/02/2017 #12 Joyce Bowen
    The sense of what one is is always elusive and fluid. I strive to be these things. It's nice to know it comes through. Thank You. #11
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/02/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Agreed @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and thanks for saying it in the only way you can!
    Kevin Baker
    15/02/2017 #9 Kevin Baker
    I delivered both my children, the two most cherished series of moments in my life.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    it is sometimes easier to write about that tlak about it, great writing again :-) @Joyce Bowen
    Joyce Bowen
    15/02/2017 #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.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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.

    Satyagraha
    http://www.mkgandhi.org/articles/ramanand.htm
    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.
    Joyce Bowen
    15/02/2017 #5 Joyce Bowen
    Thank you @Sara Jacobovici, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, and @🐝 Fatima Williams. I tried to potray the story as it unraveled. Thanks for all that info, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    15/02/2017 #4 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Beautiful emotional experience. I was with you all the way hoping he was fine and Thank God ! #StayHappy
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I 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 more
    I 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

    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
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92116914

    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
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joyce Bowen's story speaks for itself.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/02/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Very moving, powerful and, to say the least, inspiring. Thank you for the courage to write and share @Joyce Bowen.
  19. ProducerTausif Mundrawala
    Never Say Die
    Never Say DieNever say die,                                                                                        Until you try.                                                                              Faith can move...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/02/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Thank you @Tausif Mundrawala, the feeling is mutual :))
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #22 Ali Anani
    #20 You are always more than welcome dear @Tausif Mundrawala
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #21 Tausif Mundrawala
    #19 thank you so much, @Joyce Bowen for your kind words.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #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 Anani
    Joyce Bowen
    15/02/2017 #19 Joyce Bowen
    Thank you for a great read.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #18 Ali Anani
    Dear @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"
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala
    #14 Thank you so much, @debasish majumder. I am on cloud nine to receive such a wonderful feedback from you.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala
    #13 I am exhilarated to be connected with you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Self-doubt makes us prisoners where we can't set ourselves free from those shackles. Thanks once again.
    debasish majumder
    15/02/2017 #14 debasish majumder
    lovely poem @Tausif Mundrawala! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/02/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks 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.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #12 Tausif Mundrawala
    #11 I was anxiously waiting for your feedback, @Sara Jacobovici. I tried messaging you but I couldn't as you don't follow me. Your comments and feedback means a lot to me as you are one of those intellectuals to whom I admire a lot. Thanks once again.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/02/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the tag @Tausif Mundrawala. I can sense your poem comes straight from the heart.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    15/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #9 my pleasure, that is what fellow bees are for!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    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.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    15/02/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    this is truly inspirational, thanks for sharing this precious reminder, @Tausif Mundrawala
    Tausif Mundrawala
    14/02/2017 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    #6 #4 Thank you so much @Jim 🐝 Cody for these exceptional motivational words. Sir @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, you have always been an inspirational intellectual for me. I am honored and exhilarated to be felicitated by you.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    What is important Tausif is how you express yourself. This poetic freedom brings some essence of you to an online page. Competition gets us in the game and thus won with game, whereas collaboration makes us one with life.

    Always say LIFE :-)
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    14/02/2017 #4 Jim 🐝 Cody
    "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
    Tausif Mundrawala
    14/02/2017 #3 Tausif Mundrawala
    #2 Thank you so much, @Javier 🐝 beBee, for your kind words and sharing this poem.
  20. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    13/02/2017
    The Bottle & The Dancer
    The Bottle & The Dancer1979It all began with a Sunday trip to a small village in South West BrittanyIt always was a respite almost an anomaly but the days we went to my grand-parents we almost functioned as a family. Crepes galore, roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate were...
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    Pascal Derrien
    14/02/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    #19 thanks @Aaron Skogen encouragement much appreciated :-)
    Aaron Skogen
    14/02/2017 #19 Aaron Skogen
    Thanks for uncorking this rich and hauntingly beautiful composition @Pascal Derrien. Bravo my friend.
    Pascal Derrien
    14/02/2017 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #17 thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli for the best wishes :-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    14/02/2017 #17 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Sad yet beautiful Pascal! Here's to Elody and you, on Valentine's Day! Wishing love comes true...for all!
    Pascal Derrien
    14/02/2017 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #15 ah thank you @Paul Walters :-)
    Paul Walters
    14/02/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    @Pascal Derrien Bravo !!!!!!
    Pascal Derrien
    14/02/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #11 oh thank you @Gert Scholtz !!!
    Pascal Derrien
    14/02/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #12 thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman while I like the 7 it is pure coincidence really (or is it ?) :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    13/02/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I don't how to describe my feelings about this post except, Brilliant! I note the years shown 1979, 1997, 2017, 2047 - any significance in the years containing the #7? The music by Jim Croce is perfect.
    Gert Scholtz
    13/02/2017 #11 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien Simply brilliant.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #9 indeed I was looking for a special cover of ''message in a bottle'' not the usual version but did not come across something that truly stood out :-0
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/02/2017 #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?
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 thanks :@Sara Jacobovici a bit of a complicated story with different drawers , musically I had made another choice but this one got so strongly obvious.... :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/02/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    Regarding 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.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 many thanks @debasish majumder :-)
    debasish majumder
    13/02/2017 #5 debasish majumder
    amazing post @Pascal Derrien! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to the next 30 years then it will be great for Elody :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I wish Jim Croce had lived longer because his music was divine and it remains timeless. Yes, lets raise a glass to 30 more years on this planet and to the dancing ballerina in a bottle. I can see that when you found your music you found your melody in your elody.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 it is fascinating what could one learn from a bottle and it is more than just liquidity @Ken Boddie :-)
    Ken Boddie
    13/02/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    Sometimes we all need to have our bottled genies close at hand to help us remember .....
  21. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    10/02/2017
    AUROVILLE :Dawn of Consciousness
    AUROVILLE :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...
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    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    Thank you @Milos Djukic appreciate your sharing this post ... The fractality of consciousness evolves in the pragmatism amidst the ideslism
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    #10 @Devesh Bhatt I appreciate your summation ...."At the end of the day, nothing works better than some quality time with oneself, nature adds to the experience like none other." Truly so and nature never ceases to amaze.
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #13 Savvy Raj
    #9 @Cyndi wilkins Touched to read your warm words here. Will confess .....' Artist of the Soul ' has set me thinking for sure..😊 Thank you for your kind appreciation
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    #8 Gert Scholtz Thank you for your thinking so about this post.
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #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.
    Devesh Bhatt
    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 :)
    Cyndi wilkins
    11/02/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    Ahhhh...There is that lovely word again...Consciousness...Thank you for sharing yours Savvy Raj...You are an artist of the soul;-)
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @Savvy Raj Thanks for taking me on a poetic journey to Auroville. Beautiful writing and beautiful pictures.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    What a long journey in order to find this buzz - but sometimes notification is on the other side rather than here, so I am glad I ran across this over at LinkedIn before making my way back here - for an enhanced view. Thanks again Savvy.
    Savvy Raj
    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.
    Savvy Raj
    10/02/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    #1 Thank you Devesh Interesting you think so too.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    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
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    I agree. A must visit.
    It's an amazing experience.
    It is also a very inventive place.
  22. Ali Anani

    Ali Anani

    10/02/2017
    Avoid 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.
    Ali Anani
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    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #30 Savvy Raj
    Life 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.
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/02/2017 #29 Devesh Bhatt
    How much hope is too much?

    Maybe a mix of hope and reaction to the hopeless rather than hope reinforced by rationality?

    Either way, too much of anything is damaging.
    Ali Anani
    11/02/2017 #28 Ali Anani
    #27 It is not obsolete dear @Mohammed Sultan because the fact I copied it means that it influenced me. What has low value goes as froth, but comments of value stays firm on ground. Your comment is grounded in my mind.
    Mohammed Sultan
    11/02/2017 #27 Mohammed Sultan
    Thank you very much dear @Ali Anani PhD .I often work for the writer's concern and may main concern was your comment.I work with the mentality of what's produced has become an obsolete.This's my marketing attitude.!
    Ali Anani
    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.
    Mohammed Sultan
    11/02/2017 #25 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear@Ali Anani PhD.I feel very shy because I mistakenly have removed my previous comment .I don't know either how to restore it .Sorry, for the inconvenience.
    Ali Anani
    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.
    Ali Anani
    11/02/2017 #22 Ali Anani
    #20 I agree with you on this dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich " Having an official & openly public function for gaining constant feedback from actual users". One indicator of success is exactly turning this idea into a permanent key indicator to gauge progress.
    Ali Anani
    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.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    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.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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.
    Ali Anani
    11/02/2017 #15 Ali Anani
    #14 That is why I invited @Javier 🐝 beBee to read your comment @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. This value must be highlighted and is a strong differentiation for beBee over other platforms
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    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.
    Ali Anani
    11/02/2017 #13 Ali Anani
    I 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.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    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.
    Ali Anani
    11/02/2017 #11 Ali Anani
    I 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.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #9 Deb the litmus test of life is in searching did we shoot our brains out before we died, or in not searching at all, we died with a huge irremovable smile. Not that I want to contemplate death but our inner being is our greatest epitaph.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    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.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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.
  23. 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Sunset Dubai Autodrome Dubai - UAE
    #Reminder of Brighter Tomorrow's 🤗
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Dear Fatima

    "Living" = what we are.
    "Buzz" = indicator we are alive.

    The best buzz on "living" is actually living and this was reiterated by @Dean Owen in a recent buzz because experience is in living.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/02/2017 #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.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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/
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/02/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Awww Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit You are on the list of a men I greatly admire and Look upto. Thank you ! I will live up to my expectations of Brighter Tomorrow's 🤗🤗
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    My definition of a brighter tomorrow is the human being who took this picture - my wish for the world is that more people in this world could be more like this person.
    Maria Oslara
    06/02/2017 #1 Maria Oslara
    Nice!!
  24. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    8 Powerful Ways To Build True Connections Worldwide
    8 Powerful Ways To Build True Connections WorldwideBuild bridges. We are not in competition with each other. That is such a fake belief. It does not serve humanity at all to be stuck in this old perspective. We never were. We never will be. There is more than enough for every single one of us....
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    05/02/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #5 oh @Deb 🐝 Helfrich you are so much more than that! Take excellent care of you!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    05/02/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "Let us be the magnificent business partner we are looking for." So simply and powerfully stated, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    05/02/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #3 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt what would beBee's posts be without your lovely comments? They are jewels, always.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    05/02/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts." ~Thích Nhất Hạnh.
  25. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    04/02/2017
    If I Were Given A Second Chance, I'd Skip The Hard Work
    If 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...
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    Gerald Hecht
    02/03/2017 #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"!
    Joyce Bowen
    01/03/2017 #81 Joyce Bowen
    I 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.
    Gerald Hecht
    01/03/2017 #80 Gerald Hecht
    Actually, I changed my mind; I'd work twice as hard.
    I'd have a better chance of crossing that ole' river --while it's still mostly water.
    Darrell Dudeck
    21/02/2017 #79 Darrell Dudeck
    https://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, Gerry
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #78 Gerald Hecht
    #77 @Zack Thorn --Yeah but that was Prenatal -- not infantile.
    Zack Thorn
    09/02/2017 #77 Zack Thorn
    #76 You mean everyone doesn't remember getting poked in the eye repeatedly?
    Gerald Hecht
    08/02/2017 #76 Gerald Hecht
    @Zack Thorn Well, we must remember that infantile amnesia is a gift of unfathomable value.
    Zack Thorn
    08/02/2017 #75 Zack Thorn
    #67 A shame we don't get a preview trailer before coming into this world isn't it Brian. If we did I bet a bunch of folks would just say no. It really is a bitch. No one tells you birth is a life sentence.
    Zack Thorn
    08/02/2017 #74 Zack Thorn
    #40 Always the why haunts us. Hey...but the rest is fun and so we continue to play at the game of life. Beats the alternative now doesn't it?
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #73 Gerald Hecht
    #72 @Brian McKenzie ...thank you; now I got it.
    Brian McKenzie
    07/02/2017 #72 Brian McKenzie
    #69 they are equally repugnant and loathsome
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #71 Gerald Hecht
    #70 @Aleta Curry it does make one wonder...but I seem to misplaced the proof thingie --from the probability matrix permutation stuff...I just had it a minute ago...right before I went into the truck stop to pick up som....(static).......(.....).....
    Aleta Curry
    07/02/2017 #70 Aleta Curry
    #56 Touche, @Gerald Hecht. That's a good one!
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #69 Gerald Hecht
    #67 @Brian McKenzie I thought I had it; don't mean to bother you --a brief request for clarification --do you hate one more than the other; meaning: Which (if either) is "worse"; 1) the idea of having to To it again or 2) the present doing of it?
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #68 Gerald Hecht
    #67 @Brian McKenzie got it.
    Brian McKenzie
    06/02/2017 #67 Brian McKenzie
    Shit 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.
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #66 Gerald Hecht
    #65 @Brian McKenzie yeah, the "volunteer for thing"...I don't know --I would they let you taste it first or would it be like a military recruiter's description of "visiting exotic lands" ...
    Brian McKenzie
    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.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    06/02/2017 #64 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #63 If it's that good for the keys and the chords then damnitol, I gotta get me some Geritol! :)
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #63 Gerald Hecht
    #62 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli Yes; the data that I have so far is that it improves mood, energy and fluidity on the accordion --interestingly, guitar still demands the same requisite hands-on attention...but that's what I love ❤️ about them so much...
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