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Paradox Wisdom

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Paradox WIsdom is my learning journey, where the purposes are only for my own personal development and learning. The Learning Journey I play with is an emergent individual discovery and is not meant for any other purpose.
  1. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    Practice of Leadership
    Practice of LeadershipThe greatest dilemma in leadership today is that the more we write or opine about leadership the less we seem to be changing trust in leadership or engagement through leadership.聽 Buzz Submitted by : Sushmita Thakare Jain ...
  2. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    The Story
    The StoryI am not going to say why this buzz is important to me but it is an acknowledgement of those who make a difference in a person's life and in this case the original appreciation buzz is here: Buzz Submitted by : Aurorasa Sima Buzz: Story Seekers ...


    Mike Bosworth
    29/11/2016 #2 Mike Bosworth
    Manjit, Beautifully stated.
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/11/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    To loyalty! Thank you for another thought-provoking buzz, dear @CityVP Manjit, and for the honor of being mentioned.
  3. Walter Smith

    Walter Smith

    The Dilemmas of Thinking Walter Smith
  4. Walter Smith

    Walter Smith

    The Thinking Spectrum Walter Smith
  5. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    Paradise vs. Parasite
    Paradise vs. ParasiteBuzz Submitted by : Dr Ali Anani Buzz: Parasitic ThoughtsThe second part of Dr Ali Anani's buzz will be discussed on site, but this Paradox Wisdom is from first part In his buzz (linked above) Dr Ali Anani began it featuring statistics about the...


    Fatima Williams
    23/11/2016 #4 Fatima Williams
    #3 This is what we really have to be " Appreciate life from that lens, appreciate the ability and not the disability - and ability is what we should be focusing on."
    A standing ovation quote Love it馃
    CityVP Manjit
    23/11/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    #2 How time flies that I have returned to this hive for the first time in 3 weeks. I watched the Isaac Lidsky video and did not realize he was blind until he told the audience, and only then did I see the walking stick he was holding. I loved the analogy of the backward swimming fish. I agree fully with Lidsky's view that firstly we all do lie to ourselves and secondly recognize the distinction between vision and seeing.

    Our sensory channels are a sum of what we feed into them, but what surprised me from Lidsky's account is the amount of resources our mind and body uses for what should be the power of sight. That also speaks to the act of shutting our eyes so we can become more cognoscente of our other senses. Learning to see is a terrific thing, but improving our sense ability is an even greater dimension.

    One way of appreciating that dimension is imagining a world that would cater for every need of disabled people - because such a world be a smarter world, because when we appreciate life from that lens, we appreciate the ability and not the disability - and ability is what we should be focusing on.
    Fatima Williams
    31/10/2016 #2 Fatima Williams
    @CityVP Manjit Things that happen around us like the people / things / situations created etc always end up clouding our minds and leave us in perplexity as to what is our part in all this ? what did we contribute ? Should we contribute ? Should I be taking any actions ? Am I being selfish ?

    Yes we can watch that which which we can control, which is our own attention as we cannot control the uncontrollable happenings in the world. And it is best to watch that which gives & contributes to our interests I would rather than watching the news on who killed who ? I'd read an interesting resonating buzz that will fill my mind and wake up my senses to what is the reality in front of me.

    I just shared a ted talk by Issac Lidsky where he talks about the reality that we create for ourselves and I found it pretty inspiring !
    Is this reality we have created for us or were they created based on the assumptions/fear etc ? It was an eye opener for me as well. We are the creators of our reality ! (https://www.bebee.com/content/924204/888297#c6) Would love to hear your thoughts on his thoughts.

    This buzz is truly a paradox and these golden words so true "If what we consume leads us to a millimeter of actions that transform our world, the the net aggregate effect is a multiplier - and we know that change as a fashion tends to spread rather quickly, yet change as a human transformation - the one thing we hope and dream for, this paradise is the parasite we actually become, because then we begin to eat our own hope, and such eating of hope is at the end of the day, merely an entertainment and not transformation"
    Ali Anani
    17/10/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    @CityVP Manjit- A buzz on a buzz that left me mesmerized. Very deep your thinking, great are your examples, tremendous are your comparisons and reasoning such as the differences in the USA and Iceland and fantastic are your words. Just reading these extracts from your buzz:
    鈥aradise, a paradise that comes from the reality of sacrifice, whether it is global or in our own gut.
    To be able to operate a remote control and have signals arrive to a media unit in our home would have been seen as paradise by societies that had very little of the technologies we today take for granted.
    - the one thing we hope and dream for, this paradise is the parasite we actually become, because then we begin to eat our own hope, and such eating of hope is at the end of the day, merely an entertainment and not transformation
    filled me with so many more ideas to think about. You know you affirmed my thinking that beBee is the land of fertile exchange pf wisdom. Your buss is just one great example of what I mean. I am truly honored to have a little inspiration in making this buzz one of the mose thinking buzz that I read for a while. Thank you, Manjit
  6. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    Mind Compass
    Mind CompassBuzz Submitted by : CityVP Manjit Buzz: Big Mind & Small MindWhat was initially a buzz written from a backdrop of personal frustration now has become a mind compassI never intended that a buzz initially written by me would become a "paradox...


    Prakashan B.V
    09/10/2016 #4 Prakashan B.V
    Nice article @CityVP Manjit...Thanks @Ali Anani for bringing this to my attention...Thanks
    CityVP Manjit
    08/10/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    #2 Dear @Ali Anani, I will take a look at these links next Saturday, for the next six days I am going to be occupied in preparing for the very event that initially was the backdrop to Big Mind & Small Mind. I will lurk in between breaks from this event prep but will return with full attention to beBee on 15th October 2016. Thank you in kind.
    Ali Anani
    08/10/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    Part 2
    You remind me of two presentations that I wrote and now I am thinking of merging them with a new thinking as prompted by this buzz. The two presentations are:
    1. Separation Thinking- it is not OR as much as it is AND http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/separation-thinking View more
    Part 2
    You remind me of two presentations that I wrote and now I am thinking of merging them with a new thinking as prompted by this buzz. The two presentations are:
    1. Separation Thinking- it is not OR as much as it is AND http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/separation-thinking
    2. Story Attractors- and Slide 15 as an example. Now, the center of the tetrahedron is No Mind. This opens a new thinking on developing the structure of a story. http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/separation-thinking

    Thank you @CityVP Manjit for the inspiration Close
    Ali Anani
    08/10/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    @CityVP Manjit= I discovered one important idea from this buzz. When an author (bee) of a buzz evolves, because of a comment the author of the comment evolves as well. I am truly honored that my simple comment on your previous buzz dear Manjit resulted in this hugely relevant buzz. The movement away from separation thinking of OR to AND opened huge possibilities to reconsider minds and how they may operate.
    I look at your pyramids as tetrahedral of new thinking and these two tetrahedrals are fractal because they operate at all scales and spaces. That No Mind is freedom is also greatly linked to vivid imagination where we may imagine things beyond reality. Is this imagination a form of meta-imagination or what I am not sure about, but what I am sure of is the opening of novel ways for us to think.
  7. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    The Nature of Talent
    The Nature of TalentBuzz Submitted by : David Navarro L贸pez Buzz: Your Talent: What are you going to do with it?In this buzz David Navarro L贸pez opens up a discussion about talent - click above to access this discussion The word "buzz" is interesting because it...


    CityVP Manjit
    29/09/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit
    #5 Dear @David Navarro L贸pez the only line that I would want you to focus from my comment is this one "Your buzz is the hub and from that individual explorations germinate" - I like the flow of discussion that is at your buzz, that is why it is profiled at the beginning and why I link to it. The Paradox Wisdom here is to look at our own words, not as messages to the other, but as metacognition (which means to think about our own thinking). Even if we examine our own face in the mirror, do we actually get to the thoughts behind that face? These thoughts are revealed in our own words and responses and also in the things we have not said - because in those spaces is learning. What percentage of what you want to know is that which is already within you? That finding of that which we have not seen within us is "paradox wisdom".
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/09/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @CityVP Manjit, I literally just came across your Buzz now and notice you posted it a day ago. I posted a Buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/compounding-communication 5 hours ago also on @David Navarro L贸pez's Buzz.

    I appreciate how you present and organize your thoughts. My focus or take away from this discussion was how I ended my Buzz by giving you the last word with a quote from one of your comments from David's Buzz: "The innate talent of choice is the fundamental talent, it is the core heartbeat of talent, because we do not grow without each other. Without serving something of value (which is always in relationship to someone else) talent becomes meaningless."
    Irene Hackett
    26/09/2016 #7 Anonymous
    #4 How honored am I to have mention here. There seems to be many of us whose territories are expanding by way of these outstanding exchanges. I am thrilled beyond measure as I am learning much and more importantly - developing meaningful online connections with some great individuals. Thank you @CityVP Manjit for all your thought leading here on beBee!
    Ali Anani
    25/09/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    #4 This is a quite interesting dialogue that fired neurons in my head and is generating the flow @CityVP Manjit. I feel I am watching the flow of waves in a sea. Waves tat reinforce each other and create a stronger waves or canceling each other and dumping the wave. Our "ideas waves" are like that each idea moving in a wave, encountering another idea wave and what happens happens as some ideas die and others get nourished. Free-flowing waves till they meet each other or collide with a big rock or whatever. Waves disruption (thank you for the kind mention on this dear Manjit), or whatever need a medium to carry them such as beBee, which is doing a great medium for both carrying waves and initiating them. I am in full accordance with your writing "This is why I say that beBee is the playground for my mind, heart and being that I had always been looking for".

    I am enjoying the dialogue between you and David @David Navarro L贸pez in spite of me coughing and sneezing and having a fever. Being in the flow makes life easier. Your neurons are creating waves that wave-riders enjoy riding.
    David Navarro L贸pez
    25/09/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #4 Will have a deeper look at it, as I perceive there is a lot of wisdom on your hive, which to be honest, it is almost out of reach for me. I am a simple and not educated man, so it takes much longer for me to follow your thoughts, but I'll try.
    CityVP Manjit
    25/09/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    #3 Ah David, but focus on the paradox here that helps me. https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/wisdom

    When I encounter a buzz that makes my neurons runneth over, that flow becomes my Paradox Wisdom. You so far are only one of four bee's that have managed to inspire that kind of flow. What enters the Paradox Pyramid is something that substantially elevates my own practice.

    A discussion is something that can come and go, but here as I contemplate the Nature of Talent, I am also contemplating Living Concrete (inspired via @Irene Hackett) Thinking our Disruption (inspired via Ali @Ali Anani) and the first Paradox Pyramid "The Sins of Science" inspired by @Milos Djukic This is why I say that beBee is the playground for my mind, heart and being that I had always been looking for.

    That is why this inner buzz is linked to the outer buzz you created at https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/your-talent-what-are-you-going-to-do-with-it#c21 Thus think of Paradox Wisdom as the spokes that emerge from a hub. Your buzz is the hub and from that individual explorations germinate. My learning hives serve the same purpose. I am reinventing here the accepted orthodoxy of blog and comment (group), and replacing it with thought and personal action. (individual)
    David Navarro L贸pez
    25/09/2016 #3 Anonymous
    I am honored to have provoked such a "bubbling honey" on you, my talented and admired friend, and as such, i am sharing it at https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey View more
    I am honored to have provoked such a "bubbling honey" on you, my talented and admired friend, and as such, i am sharing it at https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey, in the hope that more bees will be able to enjoy your talent, and make comments on it Close
    CityVP Manjit
    25/09/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    #1 Talent for home, talent for work, talent for play - any of those can become a market for something or another, but not all talent needs a market. Whether it is opportunity, innovation or labour of love - the nature of talent is worth examining and the system of talent is worth disrupting.
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/09/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    You brought @David Navarro L贸pez麓s article to my attention. I understand the pictures are your comments on David麓s article. Saying we had the same thought process would be too ambitious, but my simple little train of thought also led to a conclusion that is a small part of your large presentation of knowledge and wisdom: There also has to be a market for your talent. Even though passion can be a powerful engine for creating a new market.
  8. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    Living Concrete
    Living ConcreteBuzz Submitted by : Irene HackettBuzz: "Drowning in the "Pursuit of Happiness"How we pursue happiness and its meaning, featuring a deeply personal story and Victor FranklIn 2014 there was a movie that was made that largely escaped widescale notice...


    Fatima Williams
    05/09/2016 #26 Fatima Williams
    #25 Wow that's such a lovely thing of giving them a set of keys. We all need that passage way back sometimes.
    I love the part of your comment on LinkedIn and I'd like to share it here "Learning is the open mind where we have to unlearn and keep our journey fresh and vital" Thank you once again.
    CityVP Manjit
    04/09/2016 #25 CityVP Manjit
    #24 Dear Fatima the expected orthodoxy is that woman leaves home and becomes a part of her husbands family is a way that maybe is the same in both of our cultures, and three of my daughters are now married and are making the adjustments or have already made the adjustment to their new married life, but there is one thing in common with all three, all three were also told that they must retain the key to our home - not because it is a passage way back, but it is symbolic that the concrete is what has been extended, but that they must also see that they must establish their own homes, while recognizing that there is no loss in love simply because their walls are different now to the one's they grew up in. Eventually we will also move from our existing home and when that time comes, yes there is much left in the house one leaves - but this is life, eventually we all have a last journey from our home and at that point living concrete becomes either a tombstone or dust scattered where a culture or family scatter it.
    Fatima Williams
    04/09/2016 #24 Fatima Williams
    Your thinking and the way you explain them is the greatest learning journey anyone can ever ask for.
    Home as our thought, space and earth I just love the connection here. You talk about mind as if it were connected to our body language. Our thoughts enhance our body language and an open/closed mind can exihibit the same in a different manner.
    I agree that our life is written on the concrete of our homes and thats why, it makes moving homes difficult unless it were to bring about fruitful memories or if it was to begin a new life with a new family ( talking about marriage here).
    I am in agreement when you say it is indeed simply a home on this Earth a global virtual space called beBee because it is here where my mind gives birth to new ideas and learns new theories of life that which the notebook or school did not teach me. I learn with you and that is the greatest gift beBee has ever given me.
    I am achieving parallel interest ( learning) personal interest (success) here.
    Thanks @CityVP Manjit for such a superlative buzz and love that its was inspired from the dear Irene's buzz.
    CityVP Manjit
    27/08/2016 #23 CityVP Manjit
    #22 Dear Irene, when I am in flow with all more senses exhibiting life force, I am fully present - otherwise I am the regular half-dozing cat purring to be present.
    Irene Hackett
    27/08/2016 #22 Anonymous
    #21 Yes, we are all always, only fully alive in the present, that is it! Thank you @CityVP Manjit
    CityVP Manjit
    27/08/2016 #21 CityVP Manjit
    #20 Dear Irene, it does not matter what I think of death, I am not waiting for death to bring me answers about beyond-death when there is so much to understand about this life we have been given, that is enabling me to think these thoughts.

    Our new bee friend @Yogesh Sukal does entertain matters of the future, but in his case it is singularity because as he says Moore's Law is moving us to somewhere profound. A moment of singularity does not need the confinement of Earth, it can exist beyond this planet, but we are born to live within this planet.

    For Yogesh he already envisages that singularity creating a livable martian planet, but for me, Earth is enough and I am simply mastering home without entertaining that which is beyond home.

    We need people who think in futuristic realm, as we need people like you to ask the big questions of life. Yet living concrete is something tangible, it is appreciating the gift we have now - and in this idea of presence is where we do find resonance. For me the practical touch of life outweighs the existential question of how life will one day be. We don't realize the existential without those of us who engage the practical.
    Irene Hackett
    27/08/2016 #20 Anonymous
    Dear @CityVP Manjit - I had to read your reply a couple of times before it 'sunk in'! :-) Here is more pure brilliance from you when you say "A core part of the parallel mind is an elevation of appreciation with a corresponding softening of brand judgement and awareness of parallel interest (learning) over personal interest (success)." I simply like this idea very much. It sounds to my mind, like you are describing 'love'. So interesting also is your phrase "the contract called life" although I'm unsure who the parties are in such an agreement, is it eternity with birth & death? You suggest that eternity contains 'rebirth' so perhaps nothing is keeping us bound in this contract after all. Is it possible that death is just a portal to another level of consciousness not yet discovered by Science? I wonder about such things, in parallel, of course. :-)
    CityVP Manjit
    27/08/2016 #19 CityVP Manjit
    #17 Yes Irene, being conscious of the whole is a part of the contract called life that eternity gives on arrival (birth) and takes back on departure (death). I am not happy that we are bound by this contract but that is what makes the present moment now valuable. Eternity will eventually fold into self and that is what the big bang represents - the point where eternity renews itself.
    CityVP Manjit
    27/08/2016 #18 CityVP Manjit
    #16 Dear Irene, the value of parallel minds is that one can co-exist with the diversity of 7 billion minds, without discounting that the group mind can produce something infinitely bigger than any single one of us. We do separate from nature when we begin to find ourselves relating to certain tribes over others rather than parallel minds. I know that the parallel mind is what gets separated because conversation moves from a normal distribution to a power law distribution. This power-law is the norm, it is the reason why we have super-rich people, the silent majority and the existence of perverse poverty.

    If our underlying objectives requires concentration of thought to deliver against prescribed personal goals, the very nature of goals creates separation because personal ambition rather than diversity becomes our norm. We are always going to be drawn to friendships that we create and that is friendship speaking rather than parallel minds. A core part of the parallel mind is an elevation of appreciation with a corresponding softening of brand judgement and awareness of parallel interest (learning) over personal interest (success).

    Ironically it is the parallel mind which is a smarter facet of diversity - so we can talk about diversity until we are blue in the face - but the actual practice of diversity requires suspension of purposes of making a living. I am prepared to suspend that here so there is no ulterior motive for me greater than learning through diversity and more importantly to focus on appreciation in parallel. Now what does that mean? It means that the same parallel that exists online becomes the parallel exercised offline - and that means I am one of billions and not one of the chosen people - or whatever belief system that creates natural divisions we call tribes.
    Irene Hackett
    27/08/2016 #17 Anonymous
    2 of 2 Dear @CityVP Manjit, On your brilliantly phrased interest to the "time encoded in our DNA", could it be as we sojourn, we arrive at a place where time no longer exists, where perhaps time no longer is necessary? What, for instance, will be our "interest" in time as we face the moment of physical death? What will be the living home at that juncture of the journey? Lastly, you offered the following: "Think thought as mind, think space as spirit but think earth, home and being as body. We love metaphors but are not good with physicality." All of these may be compartments of the one cohesive whole - experienced only in the moment, the present moment, all that is and ever was. Yes, I speak of eternity here, to which I understand the scientific aversion. In line with your reference to the "observer is observed", as we become the one who 'watches the thinker", we may be beyond thought and form, perhaps in the one true 'home', presence. Thank you CityVP Manjit for the expansion of mind that your buzzes and comments allow - it is a very special treat for me to partake! I am humbled. Be blessed my friend!
    Irene Hackett
    27/08/2016 #16 Anonymous
    Reply 1 of 2 - Dear friend @CityVP Manjit", today I finally had the opportunity of time - time to sit down with your thoughts and mine - a 'parallel journey' with you. I use your words "parallel" and "journey" in reply to your comment "..my learning journey is that it must be a parallel path rather than an intersecting one". So true, this 'journey' is individual and yet becomes amplified as we 'walk' together on this journey, side by side, with the needed space (distance) from which we can have our own experience. (I speak of space two other times today, in replies to dear friends @Ali Anani & @Sara Jacobovici.) However, I truly wonder about the 'separateness' this implies. You state aptly that "I cannot put my brain in another human being." But I wonder if the physical transplant is required procedure from which to 'experience' the one 'consciousness' that exists in all humans? However, I see what you are eluding to. There are many 'seeker' desperately struggling to have the 'master's' experience, when in reality, the master can only 'point' the way.
    Irene Hackett
    23/08/2016 #14 Anonymous
    #13 dear @CityVP Manjit - Digesting your feedback has left me full with intense rumination! I will come back to this buzz to re-read and comment.
    CityVP Manjit
    23/08/2016 #13 CityVP Manjit
    #4 Dear Irene, I did not add the comment number to my response #6 so I have copied it below in summarized form but there is a point I don't want to get lost about learning journey. The hardest thing for me to explain about my learning journey is that it must be a parallel path rather than an intersecting one. When you take practice Irene, it must be your practice. This goes against the grain of why people engage on either BeBee or LinkedIn. I hope you see how I view learning journey as personal discovery and why that is important to me to use the online space as a learning lab or as Krishnamurti said "the observer is the observed".

    A "place of inclusiveness" is better referenced as body IMHO.

    The Home as a body - Is your core body - this is different from home as a space which is the meaning generated. Think thought as mind, think space as spirit but think earth, home and being as body. We love metaphors but are not good with physicality.

    It is easy to see our being as body because of what we can transplant between bodies, but I can't give another human being my brain. It is easy to see home as core body - these are real walls. Earth however is filled with animals, plants and rocks - real stuff that we don't need to humanize but appreciate.
    CityVP Manjit
    22/08/2016 #12 CityVP Manjit
    #10 I Dear @Sara Jacobovici and @Irene Hackett wrote that late last night, what I should have written is The Planet Body, The Home Body and the Being Body - all three represent EARTH. Of course the Being Body returns to dust - that is the physicality.

    With ancestry time is implied, what I am more interested is the time encoded in our DNA - which is evolution. It is also how we have evolved that also contains our linkages to all our ancestors. I think the First Nations people have a greater reverence for ancestry, whereas the West become drawn into destiny - and thus create heinous conceptions such as "manifest destiny".
    Federico 脕lvarez San Mart铆n
    22/08/2016 #11 Federico 脕lvarez San Mart铆n
    #2 Thanks for your opinion @CityVP Manjit. We value this. This text is displayed for the user to follow the thread of the conversation, but in these cases is not consistent. Thanks for the feedback.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/08/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 I just finished my comment with my triad; Home as our Body, Home as our Relationships, Home as our Being, and I read you replying to Irene by writing, "...a place of body has three parts. The Earth Body, The Home Body and The Being Body." The connections never cease to amaze me.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/08/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 2/2 "Home as our Space". I can't experience space without time. This makes more sense for me as I read your description, "we are also willing to create new spaces when we leave one home and move into another. Is not life also like this - and if it is then ancestry becomes much bigger than destiny..." This movement covers space and time. Then there is the Frankl connection with space as the place between stimulus and response. And finally, Home as our Earth, for me is the organic/physical aspect of a "living space". My mind is fractally creating triads of home; Home as our Body, Home as our Relationships, Home as our Being. Thanks, as always, for inspiring me to think Manjit.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/08/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 1/2 Thank you @CityVP Manjit for your holistic and thought provoking (pun intended) work. My comment will express a breakdown or fragments of your work that I am drawn to during this first reading. I have never heard the description of our mind expressed more than "open" or "closed". I appreciate you adding "living". Yes Manjit, I do appreciate your home triad. And interestingly, as you mention @Ali Anani, his last Buzz asks us to "think" about whether thoughts are energy or mass. Your Home as our Thought, seems to incorporate both. You write, "...if our home is an expression of life, our life is written into the walls itself." This a beautifully written and powerful statement and has brought up all the connotations of a "living" home, not just a closed or open one. Also the connotation of the imprint of experiences of joy and pain. Interesting that in the old testament a house and the walls and stones of the house are depicted in the same way as when there is a description of skin disease, a disease that not only effects human beings but also houses. Often I use the imagery of a house when I work with individuals who are dealing with issues of identity. The house represents themselves and all the rooms in that house as different aspects of themselves. Of course, it is always necessary to do this at different times and see the similarities and differences of the imagery. I thought you might enjoy reading this poem. https://theheartofawakening.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/poem-of-the-week-the-guest-house-by-rumi/
    CityVP Manjit
    22/08/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit
    #5 Dear Irene, you will love Hector and Search for Happiness, it is a rare movie that is funny yet profound at the same time.
    CityVP Manjit
    22/08/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit
    A "place of inclusiveness" is better referenced as body IMHO. A place of thought is as I see it, as is a place for space i.e. the meaning of home, but a place of body has three parts. The Earth Body, The Home Body and The Being Body

    The Home as a body - Is your core body - this is different from home as a space which is the meaning generated. Think thought as mind, think space as spirit but think earth, home and being as body. We love metaphors but are not good with physicality.

    It is easy to see our being as body because of what we can transplant between bodies, but I can't give another human being my brain. It is easy to see home as core body - these are real walls. Earth however is filled with animals, plants and rocks - real stuff that we don't need to humanize but appreciate.

    These thoughts are flowing from my learning journey. You are Irene Hackett - your name is tied to what you engage at BeBee. I am trading away personal brand for this learning journey. There is a huge sacrifice involved there but for the next three years I am prepared to choose this.

    I am not a follower of Jiddu Krishnamurti but I recognize what he means by "The Observer is the Observed". Krishnamurti could afford to be on his learning journey because others supported him. Very few people are of independent means, if food needs to be put on the table then do not surrender personal brand. Just because I can, makes me an exception and not a rule.

    Otherwise observe but don't be influenced by me - observe why you are influenced and that truth of that.

  9. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    Thinking Our Disruption
    Thinking Our DisruptionBuzz Submitted by : Ali AnaniBuzz: Disruption of ThinkingPowerful Buzz that utilizes Plants as a focal point about Disruption When one is writing a buzz about plant brains and plant consciousness i.e. plants suffer pain, this is an especially...


    CityVP Manjit
    17/08/2016 #14 CityVP Manjit
    #11 Daer David, ultimately we as free thinking individuals must contend with the media virus or the parasitic nature of economic or special interest. That contending is our own disruption and how we we handle that disruption is what really tests and boils the fermentation of our own wisdom - whether like a gas that wisdom dissipates or a like a liquid is shared in social bottles or hardens as scars - it is an ongoing awakening. The AND is disruption and PEACE. In that "AND" is the roots of wisdom. There is safety in numbers yes, but this thinking our disruption is ours alone - and that can either transform into huge personal cost or a rare human freedom.
    CityVP Manjit
    17/08/2016 #13 CityVP Manjit
    #12 Dear Anees such is this wisdom that we end up on the read least traveled but most wise - and why is it least traveled? For that we must engage our own heart and mind, but our societal values treat such engagement as a threat - look at the history of human thinking and why even rational scientists burn their own, or innovators come under fire or thinkers silenced because they disturb the mind. The economic reality we live in affords us the choice to find the least traveled paths, and when I choose that path the decision and consequences are mine and mine alone. This is the most disruptive we can be and that disruption must be biologically and psychologically managed within us.
    Anees Zaidi
    17/08/2016 #12 Anees Zaidi
    Dear @CityVP Manjit @Ali Anani and other valued commentators, I missed to notice this great buzz that I regret. Disruption of thinking is to 'challenge status quo'. I see @Ali Anani's buzz with this insight. @CityVP Manjit rightly said 'he introduces plants as a disruptive topic'. However, @CityVP Manjit's inquest of plant science not as a 'disruption' but as an 'intelligence' led me to do some homework. 'Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years Of Plant Life and the Human Imagination', British author Richard Mabey make us see 'that plants are as thrilling as animals and have been key to our relationship with the world'. (http://books.wwnorton.com/books/The-Cabaret-of-Plants/). Plants can regenerate when 90 percent of their bodies have been eaten away. They can have sex at long distances and communicate with approximately 20 more senses than an animal has. Mimosa plants, long known as the "sensitive plant" able to "remember" the difference between an apparent and a real threat, and retained this discrimination in their memory. Famous experiment done by Monica Gagliano a plant physiologist, or "plant neuro-biologist," as she likes to call herself. These two buzzes have led to me think about my own thinking on plants intelligence and I have ordered the book and I eagerly look forward to my 'disruptive holidays' next month :))
    David Navarro L贸pez
    17/08/2016 #11 Anonymous
    #10 I am grateful for the wisdom you share with us, @CityVP Manjit
    With very few words you have been able to explain a very deep concept, "an AND not an OR"
    To act like a parasite to nature, or respectfully, to be tolerant or not, to be pessimistic or optimistic, are all of them attitudes, positive or negative, constructive or destructive, and those are things one can choose.
    If I would select a person with positive/constructive attitude to join me in life, business, etc, it is logical to think that the rest of the world would do the same.
    So it is obvious that when I choose an attitude, I am choosing as well the type of life I want.
    Therefore, we choose our life AND our life chooses us.
    I believe is a wonderful thought that would add value to the buzz of @Ali Anani https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/we-plan-and-destiny-laughs
    In all, I am happy and grateful to be here enjoying such a quality "honey"
    CityVP Manjit
    17/08/2016 #10 CityVP Manjit
    #9 The key for me in what @Fatima Williams, Mohammed Sultan and @David Navarro L贸pez demonstrate is the awesome power human beings have been given compared to other species and how we have ended up wasting that power by assuming a God like position over nature. That is where David is spot on that our response to this power has been way too parasitic, but that is what underpins the Socratic idea of "know thyself" - Fatima, Mohammed and David are three human beings are exercising the mind, heart and spirit in the wonder of it all, recognizing that there are new ways of seeing, hearing and feeling - especially to the wonder of it all. (Where all is a constant surprise, where what we think we know is constantly revised by what we learn). This development is a constant iteration, as well as moving forward and back, learning and unlearning. The value of metacognition is that it allows us to do this at human speed rather than group level. We are inseparable from nature and we are by-products of the universe. There is a tremendous humility in that but yet we are also blessed with tremendous gifts of awareness and nuanced intelligence - and these are disruptive ripples. David asks "Do we choose our life, or our life chooses us?" Yet the only place that question truly lives is within - and how we come to that answer should enable that question to be an AND not an OR.
    Ali Anani
    16/08/2016 #9 Ali Anani
    I look forward to the response of @CityVP Manjit first, but the new comments by @Fatima Williams, @Mohammed Sultan and David @David Navarro L贸pez are very rich and open new lines of thinking.
    David Navarro L贸pez
    16/08/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Among many other things, and according to this, two concepts have impacted me the most about the information presented here.
    -The concept explained by Michio Kaku (I have already ordered his book, The future of the Mind) saying 鈥淭he consciousness is the number of feedback loops required to create a model of your position in space with relationship to other organisms and finally, in relationship to time鈥
    In connection to this, Stefano Mancuso shows that plants, although they don鈥檛 have specific organs, are conscious too, as they act precisely the same way, but much more sophisticatedly than humans.
    This concept impacted me because it is one of my lately preferred issues I like to think about, and is describing very accurately something that I was just starting to have some clue of.
    -The concept explained by Michael Pollan, about looking at us (humans) from the perspective from another species to understand our own position in the world.
    Paraphrasing his speech, we humans think we are the top of creation, whilst from the point of view of the corn, the corn has manipulated us to be actively destroying thousands of acres of trees, a natural competitor to corn due to soil and sun, to make the corn specie to spread much more than ever.
    Quite the same way than bees think they are choosing the flowers they want, whilst the flowers, evolving their geometry, colour, flavour and smell, are manipulating the bees to spread their seeds.
    It has been a smack directly in my face, awakening me from the dream that humans are the most important for this world, due to our so-called own consciousness and intelligence while we are just parasites.
    Then a major question comes to my mind:
    Do we choose our live, or our lives chooses us?
    @CityVP Manjit @Ali Anani , thank you for your disruptive minds
    David Navarro L贸pez
    16/08/2016 #7 Anonymous
    The more I learn, the more I perceive I know nothing.
    It seems a philosophical sentence, but in this case, is an absolute truth, as you left me like a little child with my knees trembling about the enormous amount of things I still do not know.
    I am absolutely overwhelmed about all the new (for me) concepts you have brought to the table, which it will take me some months to assimilate.
    @Ali Anani wonders how it can be there are such few comments. No wonder. The buzz itself and the bunch of information contained on it provokes automatically such a disruption on everything humans have taken as an absolute truth, breaking it into pieces, that is not so easy to respond to it with a minimum of common sense, or to add a lot to it, without sounding naive.
    @CityVP Manjit gives as well another ground to it. 鈥淢y responsibility here is metacognition, to think about my own thinking. Even the very paragraph that I have inscribed here...."
    Fatima Williams
    16/08/2016 #6 Fatima Williams
    I agree with you on this one Mohammed " When the thoughts and the intelligence of dear @Ali Anani & @CityVP Manjit rush upon us without preparation ( I wouldn't say without preparation these days I am prepared) they disrupt our thinking patterns"

    I am still in deep contemplation with the out-pour of thoughts on this one. Another extraordinary buzz - Thinking on disruption. Thank you CityVP Manjit Metacognition is what happens to me when I read your buzzes.

    I would love to quote Aristotle here"The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching" and that is exactly what happens here but your approach is a little different it is a teaching that disrupts our thinking and leads us to reasoning " A reasoning that would allow man to learn every conceivable thing about reality.
    Mohammed Sultan
    16/08/2016 #4 Mohammed Sultan
    @Dear CityVP Mangit our thoughts become disruptive when they create a high degree of change that is not reflecting our true feeling.Innovation also creates a high degree of change in the buyers' day-to-day existence and,so too, disrupts their established routines.Our thoughts are our innovation,will also cause disruption when it conflicts with our held beliefs,and in order to settle in our minds they should either have a new path or considered as replacement.When your thoughts and the intelligence of dear @ Ali Anani rush upon us without preparation they will disrupt our thinking patterns.Your thoughts are always disruptive as you always are dear CityVP Magnit.
    Ali Anani
    16/08/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    I am reading this post again as it scrolled in front of my eyes. A post of this quality should stretch our minds and I find it extremely unfortunate that this buzz drew few comments. Engage your minds in a most powerful buzz.
    Ali Anani
    02/08/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    Having read this buzz again, and watched one video I am revisiting with this segment of the buzz capturing my attention "My greatest takeaway is two fold, one is valuing the role of disruption but also in focusing on disruption in thinking, to seriously think about our disruption. In order to innovate disruption is a necessary injection of change, but in order to appreciate science we need to close the door on disruptive behaviour - here disruption is about the process and not the person "!!! We always talk about the triad Imagine-innovate-create, but @CityVP Manjit adds here a hugely important point hat in order to innovate you must have disruptive thinking to make substantial and impacting change. The triad is enriched with disruptive thinking. Still, so much more to ponder on
    Ali Anani
    02/08/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    Dear @CityVP Manjit- this is a powerful buzz and I am honored to have had any influence in its writing. As it is well beyond midnight I shall re-read the buzz FIRST thing in the morning. For now, this quote from your buzz "My greatest takeaway is two fold, one is valuing the role of disruption but also in focusing on disruption in thinking, to seriously think about our disruption" is super and need attentive reading to dive into its full depth. I thank you and hoping that Part 2 shall be published soonest so that I may enjoy both
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    The Sins of Science
    The Sins of ScienceBuzz Submitted by : Milos DjukicArticle: The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientistsExcellent Insights in the Vox Great article linked by good friend Milos and like many areas of life, science also is facing its...


    Milos Djukic
    18/07/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Thank you very much @CityVP Manjit, great idea and the continuation of your thinking. You're a great scientific communicator! Your post is a must read for all. Cheers, Milos
    CityVP Manjit
    16/07/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit
    Finally figured out how to share a buzz without having to email the share https://www.bebee.com/content/671035/662170 this @Milos Djukic original buzz which linked to the Vox article. I still have yet to read the other article Vox wrote linked above.
    Ali Anani
    16/07/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    #5 @CityVP Manjit- yes, I am peering through the pyramid and find it not only adaptive, but also expansive.
    CityVP Manjit
    16/07/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    #4 Yes! Totally adaptive, totally emergent. I look forward to seeing how this pyramid looks after it has been processed via many articles. The chief benefit here is that I can now go to exhaustive lengths exploring what is essentially a massive comment. For years I loved the idea of the blog being in the comment section, now I get to explore comments in the blog (buzz) section. You have it spot on in your comment "never limit thinking" and more importantly I must understand where it is I may have.
    Ali Anani
    16/07/2016 #4 Ali Anani
    Your opa-like colored pyramid is beauty dear @CityVP Manjit. I like what you wrote "potential meaning and not actual meaning". This is very smart as you are not limiting your thinking to one color and one direction. It is an adaptable pyramid. Great contribution, my friend.
    CityVP Manjit
    16/07/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    #1 This pyramid will change continuously as I try to describe the content I am accessing and the hierarchical component is 100% play. The base which says Equanimity is simply a frame. Before the frame was Intelligence, so I look for potential meaning and not actual meaning. This is simply playing with chaotic ideas and iteratively moving pieces like a jigsaw - never representing a final picture, but creating an hierarchy of own focus. The spine is important though for that represents Leader, Manager, Thinker - and that itself is an inversion of the typical pyramid that has leader on top. So this is a playful construct, and with each article I explore, the construct will change. It is not saying humanity & culture is more important than design & art, simply my current state positioning of it, which is arbitrary. It is a plaything for my own exploration - helps me think.
    Ali Anani
    16/07/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    @CityVP Manjit- I wonder if you or @Milos Djukic would explain why you selected the titles of the pyramid. For example, on what rational equanimity was selected. This shall be of help to us to understand the behind-curtain thinking of this lovely buzz. Thank you
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    The Paradox Pyramid
    The Paradox PyramidWhat was the Wisdom Pyramid that I used at LinkedIn has now been transformed into The Paradox Pyramid that I will utilize in this hive at BeBee.聽 The net union is noted as the Paradox Wisdom hive, which is complimentary to my Renaissance Hive - both...