- @Savvy Raj Yes you can ! Louise
- Producer26/05/20175 Tips To Cultivate Self ConfidenceChange is the only constant. Highs and lows are part of life and living but very often when they are internalised subconsciously they get projected outward by your behavioural traits. They are then one of the parameters of how you are perceived in...
Comments26/05/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIn the perfect world we live with a family that loves us and home is where our confidence is. This however is rare, either the home is torn asunder by economic pressures, or people try make their way to the outside world, and it is in this harsher environment that self-confidence becomes a survival skill. Counting on people who may or may not be the friends we think they are, needs us to rely more on prescription, then life is search for a happiness pill.
This is where me and @Javier 🐝 beBee can enjoy our difference, because two of his greatest idols are much more like me and they are Sevy Ballestros and Rafeal Nadal. Where I share a commonality with @Javier 🐝 beBee is the root of working class life.
Sevy pushed back at authority and wanted to change the game, and he was a kind of a daredevil. It is the dark and the light that made him. Nadal's greatest strengths stem from what some would see as a weakness, which is his capacity to doubt.
This is what Nadal said about confidence in at Time magazine article :
"On confidence .. http://time.com/108222/rafael-nadal-interview/
“I doubt about myself,” Nadal says. “I think the doubts are good in life. The people who don’t have doubts I think only two things: arrogance or not intelligence.”
Now if this reality does not fit the scenario of tips for confidence then don't shoot the messenger. I love a yin-yang life, I love healthy contradictions in character. I agree with Nadal but I am not him.
- Producer23/02/2017Can you be silent? Even for just a moment?Received some good advice the other day from a very unlikely source - someone with whom I have had a few social media altercations. No, it's nobody on beBee so don't start thinking it's you! (Although I have received good advice here too. Oh, also...
Comments30/04/2017 #48 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYour wife Kate has a very nice site https://www.wakeupkate.com/ and she calls it a mindfulness meditation consultancy. I generally assumed meditation to be mindfulness, so it will be interesting to discern what the actual difference is. Moreover one of our club students is engaging in a speech in a couple of weeks about meditation, so this is a timely buzz in that regard.07/03/2017 #43 Gerald Hecht#42 @Don 🐝 Kerr no (well maybe --but that's not germane)...the important information here is that the comment box "ate up" my carefully crafted "white space metrics"...if the white space had been preserved; one could "hear" the "in space nobody can hear you scream".
Another piece of "solo performance improv" down the drain...06/03/2017 #40 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsSilence is Golden. The control we need to achieve quietude is humongous. But great ideas and thoughts are born during our silence ans disconnect from all the commotion around us. Sometimes Control and silence make great partners and should go hand in hand.
Btw I love Twenty one pilots.I love the song Astronaut alot. You much listen to it if you haven't. https://youtu.be/N-MgRkSh5Xk
- Producer24/04/2017Creative Enrichments Creative Enrichments in the' Spirit of Dance' A painting by Savvy RajTo create is to believe in the infinite…To create is to move with the power to connect the apparent disconnectsTo create is dare to reach beyond self-limiting doubts...
Comments25/04/2017 #3 Savvy Raj#1 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
Appreciate your thoughts here and by the looks of it considering the numerous activities you are involved you are already dancing to life in your unique way ..And as far as dancing lessons well they can certainly be accomodated by you as well.. Afterall when learning is intended the way appears...
- Producer20/04/2017Trance of JoyLet me feel the joy from within, it cheers me, and heals me, this inner grin.it fills my heart with delight, each chuckle casts off an evil fright.it captivates my entire being, perpetuates my enchanted mind to sing.each passing moment is bliss,...
Comments23/04/2017 #35 Rox CastanedaNever felt joy, not even thought it existed until one day I saw a baby goat jumping around a mountainside. That was the day I understood what Joy de vivre meant. I was amazed and a bit jealous. Why haven't I ever felt like that? Will I ever feel like that before I die? Probably not, but I close my eyes and see that little goat and smile. That is plenty of happiness for me. Thank you, little goat!22/04/2017 #34 Tausif Mundrawala#33 I am privileged enough to inspire you my friend, @Helena Jansen van Vuuren. You have placed a great responsibility on me to pen more better than what I did earlier. Give my regards to your mom. You have changed the course of my life by elating me and spreading those beautiful words. God bless you and your family.21/04/2017 #24 Tausif Mundrawala#22 This brief statement said thousand words, Sir. It has always been a delight to be appreciated by you and you made me feel like passing in an exam with flying colors. Your comments have contributed to my learning and will always do.
Thank you so much, Sir @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for liking and sharing it in that fantastic hive- White Learning.21/04/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#18 awe ;-) @Tausif Mundrawala21/04/2017 #18 Tausif Mundrawala#14 You made my day, my friend, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
- 20/04/2017Angels. Much thanks to @Chas ✌️ Wyatt for the blissful discovery of their Artistry!Joseph - Eyes to the Sky (ATO Records Session) ATO Records is proud to introduce you to Joseph, a bewitching trio of sisters from the Pacific Northwest with honest words and genetically perfected...
Comments21/04/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ WyattThank you @Melissa Hefferman, for tagging me. They will be appearing at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Or. next Friday after a whirlwind tour across the states & Canada. (The Crystal is a relic from the forties which has a wooden floor that 'floats' on huge coil springs that was built for ballroom dancing).
- Producer14/04/2017Wisdom of Change Knowledge is one thing. Understanding is quite another. Knowledge needs constant up-gradation as it is never ever constant in the time and space dimensions.The pathway to true wisdom is in acknowledgement of the potential possibilities of the new...
Comments23/04/2017 #27 Savvy Raj#26 Wisdom manifests in the challenges of life and living. And the way appears and then the choice is ours to take.
Your message conveys the depth of your passion for your work.. I loved your quote share as well @Randall Burns View more#26 Wisdom manifests in the challenges of life and living. And the way appears and then the choice is ours to take.
Your message conveys the depth of your passion for your work.. I loved your quote share as well @Randall Burns as there is profoundness in the simplicity.
I believe this to be true and that whenever there is need for some wisdom necessary in our lives they can be garnered from the very things that we are passionately connected to. You reflect from the soul of the kitchen a knowing beyond the knowledge which works for us all. And I guess I too sense much of my reflections manifest in the interconnects of arts and life. Often as a dance teacher there is a need to convey the perspectives in the patterns of movement beyond the steps...
So I couldnt help but smile with all my heart😊 . We as writers are artists of our thoughts and are one lucky lot as we can streamline our reflections of life and living, with our words to heal the self as much as the world we share our thoughts with. Thank you for sharing your valuable perspectives and appreciation for this post as well. Close22/04/2017 #26 Randall BurnsGreat post @Savvy Raj, very insightful and true. I agree with you. In the kitchen I'm constantly trying to mentor young Cooks, and it's not just about recipes but perspectives, knowledge and wisdom as well, it is a very rewarding aspect of my job. At the risk of sounding flippant, which I really am not, here is a quote that I use with them to try and get them onto the road of differentiating "Knowledge" from "Wisdom" , it's a start, (the more advanced one I will pass your articles onto),
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit,
Wisdom is knowing NOT to put it into a fruit salad"15/04/2017 #15 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz. I am so for change in life. The world changes with technology, culture, and so much more. If I do what I always done, I will get what I've always gotten. For better results and goals, I must change. "Try, Fail, Adjust (Change), Succeed"
So I am for change in all things EXCEPT ONE. Man does not have the authority to change the will of God on any subject. We have been given severe warnings in several places in the Bible concerning any changes that we try to make to God's word. As we have already seen in Galatians 1:6-9, if we pervert the gospel by changing it, we will be accursed. Society has been using the word "Change" as change the Word of God or just ignore the Word of God. This is dangerous and will is just from pride and ego.
"Pride is a Spiritual Cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense." - C. Lewis. EGO is the pride we show to others and the pride we keep to ourselves that we don't do the world is real Pride and the real spiritual cancer.15/04/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis is the first time I tag you @Savvy Raj to read my last buzz on Friction of Ideas and I do hope you respond. This is because your attracted my attention immensely in your comment right from the first line. "Knowledge is one thing. Understanding is quite another. Knowledge needs constant up-gradation as it is never ever constant in the time and space dimensions" Just read the exchange of comments between @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and I to see the relevance of your buzz to the buzz and discussions.
"Think universally and act globally to begin with and see the structure in the chaos and relate to the rhythms in nature I love to connect with nature and I enjoyed your poem immensely,15/04/2017 #9 Savvy RajAppreciate your interesting shares here . And looks like I have interlinked to both of your thoughts in resonance somewhere.
When seeking to know challenges the wisdom to dare beyond the comfort zones . And exploring in understanding takes its course it time .... we evolve together as we witness with joy the emerging patterns in the fractality of our beings .
Thank you my dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and @CityVP 🐝 Manjitty for these valuable inputs as much as your kind appreciation.
- 10/04/2017Thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for bringing us this beautiful tweet from Seve's son.
We will never forget Seve.
Comments10/04/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAs a golf player he was unique and there will never be another like him. As a family man along with his sons, his wife Carmel and his parents and brothers that part of his story is something I value even more than his professional accomplishments. Then there is the legacy of his foundation, and here I would like to leave a video - one in English and the other in Spanish. It is an honour and privilege to have been witness to his life and being. The video's are linked below
English - Foundation Video
Spanish - Foundation Video
@Juanma Romero talks much about charisma - and I find Seve's charisma and vitality still so much alive that I shed tears of absolute respect to his memory and life, for he transcends golf and he is the human being that we can all aspire to be because he was thankful to life, to his blessings and he is so missed but his spirit is with us. We share in this immense tribute to him.10/04/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBeeSeveriano "Seve" Ballesteros Sota (9 April 1957 – 7 May 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. A member of a gifted golfing family, he won more than 90 international tournaments in his career, including five major championships between 1979 and 1988: The Open Championship three times, and the Masters Tournament twice. He gained attention in the golfing world in 1976, when at the age of 19 he finished second at The Open.
He played a leading role in the re-emergence of European golf, helping the European Ryder Cup team to five wins both as a player and captain.
He won the World Match Play Championship a record-tying five times.
He is generally regarded as the greatest Continental European golfer of all time.
- Producer03/04/2017Subtlety of ConsciousnessThe mystic of the UniverseIs in the shaping of creationsSquares circle spheres....Countless dimensionsOf perspectives and proposistionsOf proclamations and possibilitiesOn the profoundness of potentialitiesDrawing from parallel to the...
Comments03/04/2017 #3 Savvy Raj#1 @ City VP Manjit To address your thoughts and words is itself being in a flow in conscious awareness as I too enjoy your unique sense of amalgamation interspersed in exemplerary associations.
Appreciate your words here in all humility in the spectrums of learning.
As well as in the hues and tones betwixt and beyond the white and gold learnings that one may at times get glimpses of in these states of awareness.
Sometimes a writer/ artist addresses a few thoughts in the flow only to see it deciphered by the reader which then opens up a gamut of potential possibilities in the learnings it is the learnings in these sharings that is crucial to our journey hare is to learn and to learn is to share.
You mention that
Spirituality is sensed in the words ...
As the farther and deeper we go attempting our own explorations in the free will into the dimensions in abstraction around and beyond us.... we find the path is only leading to the subtler consciousness in our being.
Thank you for envisioning along these paths in the lines you have highlighted from this poem and sharing your significant reflections.03/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSubtlety is a maturation that I have yet to touch. I can see it in the flow and formation of this poem because it contains a great subtlety of consciousness but I have much in personal development to bring me personally to this dimension. I can get there but it is harder work for me because it is not a natural part of my disposition - which it is in very highly developed spiritual people. We can cognitively improve ourselves, we can physically improve ourselves but this is an area of spiritual growth. That is what I gain from interacting with you because it reveals itself in your words and ways. Just because we can see this in someone does not necessarily mean we can be it ourselves - but I can see the span of growth that we can learn to inhabit over the wellness of time.
This significant spiritual dimension and depth reveals itself in lines like this :
Shapes and angles in the abstraction
Dots to lines in the interconnection
Lines to Dots in the simplification
Dots to the void of the core in the sublimation
The spiritual dimension here is the core of the human condition - where values and being resides, hence white learning.
This is a different thing than the social expression of spirituality which is a connection between people and hence gold learning.
As I develop in my white learning, I will find more accessibility in the gold learning - because spiritual development must be nurtured within first - and that subtlety of consciousness are what some have a natural affinity with and others like me must work hard to appreciate in the maturation that comes with time.
- Producer20/03/2017Circle of Life!My artwork Title : CIRCLE OF LIFE Unending Hope in Humanity Life gives unto itselfSuch is the eternal circle of lifeHumanity is the eternal truth in artDeeds of compassion are matters of the heartTouched by gratitude in the livingAppeased by...
Comments20/03/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhen I look at humanity I do see some really excellent bits and they are bits worth focus on and then there are monstrous and terrible parts, which we wish could be reduced to bits but that is a reality of existence that may heal over time. In the middle there is a vast wasteland mediated and medicated on media and an industrial age education and this conformity is what it is.
The reason hope remains a positive four letter word is that there is progress within a world that is still far from evolved. The generations that the young adults will give birth to will enter a far different sense and respond world. Those that have made most of innovations as conduits of humanity are no longer operating on hope but fundamental core practice. Yet hope is still an essential defense because no matter how optimistic we are, the system produces behaviours not conclusive to humanity.
What looks like pessimism should be viewed as realism and that which is real is what we should shine the light on because that is fact bound optimism - and this is a long, long, journey but the essence of hope keeps it moving in the right direction.
- Producer15/03/2017Swift and Firm"The questions raced through my mind. Each was answered in time, yet that last, “Do these people even care?” was answered swiftly and firmly. "Aaron Skogen~ This is the second in a brief series about a recent experience traveling with the...
Comments28/03/2017 #36 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#33 The honor would be mine @Marianne Naughton. Would you shoot me a link a link to your site?
This is actually part two of a short series, the first is here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aaron-skogen/on-my-knees . I plan to publish the third soon. Also please feel free to visit my blog page here: https://www.bebee.com/@aaron-skogen
Out of curiosity are you new to beBee? I checked your profile and it looked relatively fresh. I would be happy to introduce you to the community here.
Thanks again for reading, commenting, and your kind word.21/03/2017 #29 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#26 Oh, wow, thank you so much for the kind and generous comment my friend @Laura Mikolaitis! I love how you used the ancient Greek terminology to describe my writing. That alone took me back to my college days and gave me pause to think about how I structure the next installment.
You know, that is part of where this leads (even though I haven't quite figured out how to get there. . .). Despite the apparent hardship, no where in the world have I witnessed so much joy and love, than I did there. It begs the question, what are we missing. . .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.20/03/2017 #24 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#19 That was exactly the sort of mixed emotions I was hoping to elicit @Shelley Brown. I am so happy you enjoyed it. If you ever want to get involved I know a group that would happily accept you :-). While most of the team I went with was from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, we had one person from New York.
As always, thank you so much for reading, joining the conversation and sharing. I appreciate you!20/03/2017 #23 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#18 I appreciate your sharing the post on FB @Andrew Books, I left a thank you there as well(a few days ago I think :-). I apologize for being late getting back here. Nevertheless, I think my reply to you here would be similar to my reply to Todd. It certainly changes ones perspective!20/03/2017 #22 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#17 @Todd Jones, I am so happy to know you found it relevant and that it helps put our "First World Problems" into perspective. I'm certain Haiti did more for me than I did for it. That's the nature of it though, I think. I'm reminded of this quote as I read your comment; "Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry
Thanks again for the kind words and your thoughtful comment Todd.18/03/2017 #17 Todd JonesHi Aaron. From time to time, I try to stop and consider the trivial nature of my own problems. Articles like this are a great reminder that my challenges are really little more than inconveniences born of prosperity, and absolutely pale in comparison to what you have described above.
So goes life in America. We now spend so much time squabbling and bickering and fighting over the trifling details of politics and philosophy, that we have lost sight of matters that are truly important, and long with it, have largely abandoned our willingness to help our fellow man. It seems that our life of ease provides a fertile environment for breeding selfishness, petty conflict and hostility.
As far as I know, nobody in America has to carry water on their head just to survive. It sounds to me like a trip to Haiti would provide some much needed perspective to everyone in America, especially our politicians. Great post, and many thanks to you and your family for helping.
- ProducerMake That Move! Nightmare. Not on Elm Street. Scared to death. 'What ifs' fly around as horrible creatures and hide in the dark corner of the room. A room with a splendid view but the windows are closed. The sun wants to enter but she is not allowed to shine. Too...
Comments18/03/2017 #54 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Pamela 🐝 Williams may all talented people worldwide have the opportunity to meet a mentor with the best intentions; a person that offers that little push to make someone soar. Not a story about ego, but about finding the courage to walk the path meant for a person.18/03/2017 #53 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsSo I just said in a comment to Ian Weinberg; I'm being the pessimist today; Very inspirational in a rose colored world; if success does not bring with it the dark side. They say that with success comes power, which makes me think of the quote; "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet. When we forget all that led to success and those along the way that helped us get there, that is when self-importance and ego enters. May she never forget the mentor who got her there.15/03/2017 #52 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#49 well @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, you hit the nail, so well finetuned to the essence, thank you, for reading between the lines. Let me wish that everyone of us may be inspired to do so after reading my article.15/03/2017 #51 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#50 that sound @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I just adore it, one of the reasons why Spring is my preferred saison!15/03/2017 #50 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery inspiring @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and when I read the last paragraph it brought me back in time... to a time when worries were less and I would jump out of bed as soon as the sun peaked through the window and I heard the birds chirping!15/03/2017 #49 Deb 🐝 HelfrichIt can be an inspiringly simple transformation. This story enlivens the process of growing into our destiny, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.14/03/2017 #48 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#45 @debasish majumder, what about the joy to do what you love from the heart and soul, and to benefit from that ocean of energy freed because you have the courage to walk your path?14/03/2017 #47 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#44 @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven my pleasure14/03/2017 #46 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#43 beautiful comments, thank you @Qamar Ali Khan, a pleasure to have you here on beBee.14/03/2017 #45 debasish majumderchess or chase for opulence and fame? i am bit confused! smart presentation indeed! enjoyed read. thank you for the share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.14/03/2017 #44 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Thanks for the Invitation to this Buzz. Great Story.14/03/2017 #43 Qamar Ali KhanWhat a captivating story @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! This is a superb piece of hope, encouragement, and motivation. Just a change in thinking changes the ways to see the world and its realities. Superb and lively wording Liesbeth! Loved it. It's only you who can put such emotions and feelings in such words. Thanks for the mention and giving me the opportunity to touch such a marvelous work!14/03/2017 #42 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#40 just imagine @Erroll -EL-Warner, you activated the best seller process right now!14/03/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#39 thank you for your kind words @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, blessed to receive them.14/03/2017 #39 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanBravo! @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I wonderful story and well written. I love this message, ""Please make that move. Have faith. All potential is ready to manifest". The world has transformed. From within."14/03/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#33 oh that is kind thank you @Tausif Mundrawala14/03/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#29 thank you @Aaron 🐝 Skogen, highly appreciated!14/03/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 faith is the key ... well said @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, thank you!14/03/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 glad it is @Jan 🐝 Barbosa, thank you so much.
- Producer23/02/2017Spring“Spring is in the air.” I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that said. It’s right around the corner, yet I find myself contemplating just what that means outside of shedding those layers of clothing I enjoy so much. How did “Spring” come...
Comments23/02/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI have always loved science and Spring is a reminded for me of new chances. For example, every one has a new beginning in their lives. Take this. Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there's not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago. So it is like a Spring blooming every seven years for those who don't like their old "Shell", because it is brand new, literally.
- 12/03/2017Invest in creating valuable experiences for people so that you are well-remembered beyond death. Cemeteries are filled with people who worked too much and earned a lot of money without having made valuable contributions during their lifetime so they're forgotten. Being rich in good actions leads you to live a more fulfilling life.
Comments12/03/2017 #4 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#3 agreed in full. I do not need money to be remembered.
I also dont need to be remembered to do good.
Sometimes the most inspiring of quotes and lessons just slip by in knots during times of struggle.
Suddenly when life starts picking up and the groove sets in, so does the real meaning of things.
My life is picking up, i realised how easily the best of words meant different to me in ways that diluted their meaning.
Maybe i am overloading you with overthoughts.
On the bright side, such buzzes are triggering some useful thoughts :)12/03/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee#1 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt you don't need money for being remembered by yours. YOU CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS TO LEAVE a legacy
- Open doors for others
-Return shopping carts for people
-Volunteer at the local food pantry, school, library, etc.
-Thank someone for t...heir hard work
-Write notes of appreciation to anyone who's made a difference
-Look for ways to serve people in your family
-Bring in the neighbor's garbage can/recycling bins
-Help a coworker meet a deadline
-Offer to watch a young mother's child for a few hours
-Take a friend/neighbor's dog for a walk (and give him a nice brushing afterward!)
-Mow/rake/sweep for an unsuspecting neighbor
-Go through your clothes and donate items to a local shelter
-Spend an hour at the local nursing home assisting with crafts or reading to residents.
-Give someone a compliment
-Leave a positive comment on a blog ( 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝)
-Let someone in line go ahead of you
-Ask all your friends & family members to do something nice for one other person in honor of your birthday and to use the money they would have spent on a gift/card for you toward an act of kindness instead!
Smile and make people happy
..and so on...12/03/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt is interesting to study the origin of the "richest man in the cemetery" quote
http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/11/18/richest-in-cemetery/ View moreIt is interesting to study the origin of the "richest man in the cemetery" quote
It even has Prince citing that he wanted to be the richest man in the cemetery - unfortunately he tempted fate in saying that and sadly that has come true.
We do not know who or what immortalizes people across generations but the names that get carried across millennia are few, we are all mostly forgotten and the most valuable contribution is made in this world by those most forgotten - which is teachers, guardians and parents who shaped brilliant people.
What is absolutely true is the virtue of our actions and not our showing of them as a public display, and in this virtue exists the meaning of happiness that Aristotle described - and Aristotle is a name that has been remembered through millennia, but the actual Aristotle is dead and gone, we don't know who he actually was - only the larger than life contribution that has been passed on across generations.
The reality is that history is a peculiar beast and instead of living in memory, enjoy the journey - what history remembers is our mythology, not the actuality of our existence. We don't control that history. Close
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Comments15/03/2017 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#28 Yes, I just pulled up a site on fen shui and vaastu shastra - very interesting.
http://www.vaastushaastra.com/vastuforhouse.html View more#28 Yes, I just pulled up a site on fen shui and vaastu shastra - very interesting.
Here is the link to the Lladro site
http://www.lladro.com/home.jhtml Close10/03/2017 #20 Tausif Mundrawala#19 How wonderful it might be for you to judge all the antiques and exhibiting it. I would say, Wow! I got myself enrolled in one of the MOOC's based on this subject. My interest died down due to some reasons but after meeting you I would definitely complete this course as soon as possible.
Stay blessed. I wish you luck for your future endeavors.10/03/2017 #19 Aleta Curry#15 Terrific, thanks! I will message you my email; not sure if it appears anywhere on our profiles. Anyway, I realise now I should have messaged you privately in the first place, not blurted in out in public, sorry! I just got so excited!
As to recognising it, well, I am an accredited Fine Art and Antiques valuer, after all. It would be a bit pathetic if I couldn't pick out classic Lladró!
I didn't know it was *that* popular. We really do learn something new every day!10/03/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala#14 I am exhilarated to have found someone who recognized that this figurine is of Lladró. I have been a fan of this brand since my childhood as I have been observing it in advertisement columns in one of our newspapers. Celebrities were been presented and were felicitated with these figurines meant for couples.
They have even started catering to the needs of Indians in the form of their favorite dieties statues.
Permission granted. Do you want me to mail this poem to your email.10/03/2017 #14 Aleta CurryI've always loved Lladró, and the detail in this beauty, 'Flowers of the Season', is exquisite. You've captured her essence perfectly in verse, @Tausif Mundrawala. If I have some time, I'd like to have your poem reprinted on a poster and displayed at the Sydney Antiques Fair. May I have your permission to do so?09/03/2017 #11 Tausif MundrawalaI would like to thank you, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee 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.
- Producer02/03/2017Art by Claire CardwellBlue Lion - 2007 I've been rather busy recently painting and finishing off projects. I am starting a marketing campaign to promote myself as an artist and sell my work both in South Africa and overseas. I don't have a particular style or genre, I...
Comments19/03/2017 #35 Claire L Cardwell@🐝 Fatima G. Williams - Pepper has gone out her way to make people feel unwelcome in my home. She glares at them and has perfected the Death Stare. She can keep this Death Stare up for hours on end..... Recently she glared at poor Molly Zodwa for over two hours. She also bites all my guests. Only two people have ever come over unscathed. One of her favourite tricks is to lurk behind doors and attack you as you go past. I have to keep her pretty stoned on Catnip on many nights.19/03/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#31 She bites really ? 😂 I have two cuteys back home. Named them whiskey and Brandy 😂😍. Love them loads. If we irritate them they act like they are biting us but if we were to react with a painful sound. They would look with concern. They recognise my voice whenever I skype home. Miss them loads.03/03/2017 #20 Claire L Cardwell@CityVP 🐝 Manjit - thanks so much for the links - I actually have a copy of The Artist's Way knocking around somewhere, I will go and dust it off! The Pinterest page was v. interesting and inspiring. Since I work for myself I am free to take time off or work whenever I want. As I do things that I love (Architecture, Writing and Art) work does not feel like work, it's playtime all the time for me! However you are right I do need to focus in being here right now and I do need to take time off to rest and recharge!
- Producer01/03/2017CHARACTER, AN ENIGMATIC AFFAIR!Character, an amazing gift of nature What a unique nomenclature! Utterly confusing to define its essence An abstract in form, but emphatic in its presence By virtue of its manifestation We comprehend its supreme expression...
Comments02/03/2017 #20 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"Character is not a stationary affair " This is such an interesting take on the vicissitudes of character, @debasish majumder. I think we may have a tendency to believe someone is either a good or bad character, but that is way too reductive. Situations maketh the person. I may behave badly in certain situations when something is triggered in me, like a previous problem, but yet a very similar situation the following day may allow me to behave in a good way, having realized the errors from the day before.
It is all relative. We exhibit tendencies. And we can surely make advancements in our character, if we simply choose to learn how.01/03/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"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.
- Producer23/02/2017Dive Deep in the WatersDive deep in the waters, break yourself freefrom being a pauper.explore its depths,by traversing throughits length and breadth.Each ushered tide,brings with it a shiftwhich helps to move with glide.Purge yourselfof all the impurities,by announcing...
Comments25/02/2017 #20 Gerald HechtThis feels like that time I was Scuba Diving...and I was deep enough to make a controlled ascent...my tanks ran out...when I woke up on this dock...I SAW HER! SHE SAVED MY LIFE...It's been 5 years; still I will search the ends of the earth; there will be no other --her, her, her!24/02/2017 #16 siraj shaik#15 @Tausif Mundrawala awesome expressions.. "quality evaluation (related poetry): when appreciations shared by the maestro @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and the best collective nectar contributors @Sara Jacobovici @debasish majumder @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt (positive comments from them are like pats and applauses). Also there are some more who are perfectionists whose engagement (at least a word mentioned in comments spaces are worth..) and hoping surely they will also join to contribute potential value to this superb poem".24/02/2017 #14 Tausif Mundrawala#7 By sharing a name of my progeny, your feedback is quite similar to what I receive from her. My friend ,you have always proved yourself indispensable in the intellectual circle and your feedback mean a lot. Thanks once again for acknowledging it as one of the best poems.
- Producer22/02/2017TouchWriting became a perfect medium for me to define trauma in my own way. Oftentimes, I didn't even know I was writing about trauma--just sharing a story or poem. Below provides worded images of self-healing, I believe... Touch, I say, it will not...
Comments16/05/2017 #18 Cyndi wilkinsTouching the heart of another...be it physically or through the energy of our words, speaks the language of the soul...when we give it in service to others, we heal our own wounded souls as well...Thank you for touching my heart today @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee View moreTouching the heart of another...be it physically or through the energy of our words, speaks the language of the soul...when we give it in service to others, we heal our own wounded souls as well...Thank you for touching my heart today @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee;-) Close16/05/2017 #15 Yogesh SukalNice, rich and meaningful poem.
Touch, I say to find the meanifulness in the thinking process with a positive words as such poem inspired me write something about the touch which touched my writing aspiring consciousness which I am currently writing about with the touching each alphabets and trying to figure out something meaningful, but mostly its even small effort on each blog readers do for commeting on the same blog is because of the touch they feel inside their mind with the thoughtful interaction of readers and writers.
Thank you for inspiring to me think and for this read @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee15/05/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 HelfrichYES!!!!!! Touch is a profoundly necessary part of human existence. And while the physical kind is so sensually delightful, we can touch via voices and words, if we simply make sure to focus our whole bodymind on the experience.
Fabulous, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee22/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYou are laying down great marks Joyce, great marks because of your touch and ultimately they will be felt even more greatly by those who are in most need of this touch.
May this poem reach those who feel most out of touch, for in reading this, I acknowledge that world which needs this touch most and which has most assuredly received yours. Such are marks left in time.
- Producer21/02/2017Words are just WordsI'm listening to my heart beatWondering what's with all the heatThinking about howWords are just wordsUnless they mean somethingWords are just wordsUnless they say somethingWords are just wordsUnless they enable you to do somethingWords are just...
Comments29/03/2017 #52 Timothy Phoenix#51 My pleasure :) I was actually thinking about this a lot lately, how words are just words and how we as a society and as individuals, put different weight behind them. But essentially, it is just a word. Only our individual perception of a word gives it value or meaning emotionally.22/02/2017 #41 Steve Brady@🐝 Fatima G. Williams thank you for this post. To form, and practise living out of an intent to write and speak words of life is a foundation for wise living. We are bombarded with so many words in our modern world. Your call to a life-giving economy of words is challenging but refreshing.
- Producer16/02/2017From one bee to another...CityVP 🐝 Manjit found the way, in his own unique style to communicate his impression of Joyce Bowen. I share this with our readers. Dear Sara [ @Sara Jacobovici ] Joyce has been a breath of fresh air since her arrival because she is not an actor...
Comments21/02/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis 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."
- Producer20/02/2017We Did Not Stop The FireWe did not stop the fireAs far as you are concerned the world is full of nice blokes, on that note allow me to chokeWe did not stop the fireYou keep telling me you are a brave man and that you are doing all you canWe did not stop the fireYou keep...
Comments21/02/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsAbsolutely Paul. We are the blight, not the world ( you know that other song that inspires a false hope). It's inconceivable to me that humanity climbs over itself to achieve but Why? Money, power, to be remembered when they're gone? Well Atilla the Hun is remembered, so is Hitler, Well I have a song for them; the worms move in, the worms move out, go in your ears and out your mouth....
No matter what you do, you're going to be worm food one day.
They're right, no white knights in this world. Now how's that for depressing 😜😈💀#121/02/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 And just like that HEY PRESTO !!! I present you "People to the Power" Thanks Pascal and to think it has just gone past 5am where I am - now right now I would call this a really fine morning on the East side of the American continent.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/people-to-the-power21/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 ManjitEh! Damn bro ! This is the spirit in which I wrote The Water of Life https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-water-of-life View moreEh! Damn bro ! This is the spirit in which I wrote The Water of Life https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-water-of-life
For sure we are not just coal for the marketer to burn or firewood for the latest HR policy or a gas chamber for the project manager to regiment us through.
Billy Joel was bang on in his song that we didn't start the fire and that it has burning all along, from the moment the oldest profession came into being and the priesthood became a professional force directing itself on ordinary people. Just as I had finished writing The Water of Life you Pascal Derrien have inspired in me another "People to the Power". Close20/02/2017 #5 Devesh 🐝 Bhattthought i'd get cheap thrills
Watching fires from afar
Then tell you i did my best
Before the bodies char
thought i would be king
from the praise of monkeys
but you did know for sure
i forgot to say please
thought i lost myself
in search of twilight
i believed it was dark
but i didn't guess right
thought fame had gone
had my luck run out
you were too thoughtful
to clear up my doubt
Thought i'd come out clean
With no more wounds to lick
But Theres no heaven or hell for me
i am stuck in traffic
(How could i possibly stop the fire?)
Pretty disconnected and rough for now:( but thanks for the great read.
- Producer16/02/2017Scratching The SurfaceOne life I'm gonna live it up, I'm takin' flight, I said I'll never get enough-Judas Priest – You’ve got another thing comin’-You remember I told you once about a school trip to the sea somewhere in Brittany. It had begun like any jolly all happy...
Comments17/02/2017 #15 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#12 I meant "THEM" lol - I only knew two songs at the time. I got used to being teased about thinking he was Judas Priest then... some things haven't changed lol... I have to say that is the best show I've seen. I thought for sure I was going straight to hell for going too. Shhhh don't tell anyone.17/02/2017 #10 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlSaw him in Los Angeles as a teen and he drove his Harley up on stage and waved to me and my boyfriend because we were lucky to have special seats off to the side on our own. My boyfriend teased me and told me "you know you still have to go home with me" lol17/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitScratching the surface of any human being is a privilege like opening the doors of perception, especially when we live among a multitude of souls who are as predictable as melting ice lolly, who are too busy knocking on the doors of the day-to-day.
There has to be fundamental depth to a human being, where removing the onion layer yields even richer layers underneath and then discovery is mutual, friendship is profound and humanity is renaissance.
What I read here is that and I enjoy scratching this surface.
Otherwise it is learning what the masses learn and that is never that much.