- Producer12/08/2017Space BarTurns out that writing "Twiddling Thumbs" at LinkedIn is not sufficient to describe the present state of my current calling, which far from being a call to action is a call to in-action. As I explained to Dean Owen over at LinkedIn, the title of my...
Comments13/08/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorIMHO, deciding to not having a definitive plan is a calling that it is time to take a break from your current state of mind. Like @Dean Owen said, taking time off can do wonders for your life. Embrace this feeling as there is a reason for it.13/08/2017 #5 Dean Owen#4 I love his "Whisky Bible", which reminds me I need to get the latest edition. Referenced him in my article : https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/a-tale-of-two-distilleries13/08/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 @Dean Owen I used to use the term "learning journey" but earlier this month @Jim Murray wrote a buzz about why he thinks it is lame to use the expression "learning journey" and when I thought about it, I knew he was right. It is not a journey, so I shifted or pivoted or whatever that change is called and I am now referring to "Learning Pathway" - so Learning Pathway 56 means I am 56 years old on this particular pathway.
Now there are only two pathways - the first is the complex header picture above that is titled "Renaissance" currently numbered Release #54 and the pyramid that serves the latest "Paradox Wisdom" currently 27th which is found here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/non-verbal-life are the "Learning Pathways". When I go to my earlier Renaissance or Wisdom Hive pathways I find my earlier pathways. So it is not a fixed definition or model, but an evolving picture based on trial and error, serious play and personal definition.
My two principle learning spaces are online and offline. beBee happens to be the current hub of that online learning space and this is where principally I have moved my two pathways. I have 15 elements which transcribe to 15 hives and fortunately I got in early enough at bebee to be able to name all 15 hives with their respective colour.
the other 14 colours are white, black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, magenta, bronze, gold, cyan & crimson
There are other hives I have for additional purposes but the these are the 15 core pathways for my learning.13/08/2017 #1 Dean OwenSpace does wonders for your life. I firmly believe that. Which is why I took a year off when I was thirty, and again forty, and again 48. You have been a good father for 20 odd years, but more than that, perhaps your calling was and is to be a father and mentor. There is a reason the space bar occupies the largest real estate on our keyboards. We use it between words. But never forget you have not yet finished your sentence so don't get trapped and make this your last space.
- Producer31/07/2017Shells of WisdomJerry Fletcher commented on my previous buzz very eloquently. He wrote “Again, cogent and contained but not comfortable. This multi-layering idea also occurs in nature in the formation of pearls which I've likened to the development of...
Comments06/08/2017 #47 Lisa Vanderburg#46 Oh yes - me and @Deb 🐝 Helfrich are good buddies and Gary & I go back a-ways too.
Love your comment #45 , delightful @Louise Smith - very astute your chicken & egg analogy! Even the origins of the word passion means 'to suffer for' - most apt in this revolving/evolving buzz by the wonderful @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!06/08/2017 #46 Louise Smith#45 Thank you @Lisa Vanderburg Do you read buzzes by @Gary Sharpe & @Deb 🐝 Helfrich ?
They write about Parkinson's.
A wobbly pearl is still a pearl and is beautiful as it is different to the perfect shape.
Killing the pearl bearer is a downside, I agree, but sometimes things which provide beauty are sacrificed as the pearl out rates the oyster.In money and beauty. It's a bit like the chicken and the egg, isn't it?06/08/2017 #45 Lisa Vanderburg#44 lol...no, I have a need to 'step out' now and then Think: serenity and passive tolerance in one instance to rabid cupboard monster the next : ) We have to move quickly & I have a husband with Parkinson's for 18 years and WILL NOT stay in his moving box!
But I love your comments #34 #37! Naturally my pearl would be very wobbly indeed, and of course, we have to kill the pearl-bearer!03/08/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#37 @Louise Smith- you are a "wisdom extractor". I read your comment thoughtfully and I myself couldn't extract the main ideas like you did. You are gifted and know where to focus your attention. You have a unique skill. You can listen to others and them extract the main issues I bit. I admire your comment as much as I admire your skill.02/08/2017 #37 Louise Smith#23 MY NEXT LAYER
It also occurred to me that from reading your buzz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee that the addition of something foreign (microbe) into the oyster has a gloriously unexpected result. The formation also reminds me that just as the layers of nacre build up the pearl to be both strong and beautiful, so too the experiences I have both good and bad can do/have done the same for me. This is what makes a "unique light reflecting character".
And "The thinner and more numerous the layers in the pearl are, the finer the luster as successive layers break up light falling on their surfaces." represents that ageing is a positive refining process if we are open to it. Which agrees with "From salted waters of experiences come the pearls of magical colors"
"It is bewildering that these silica shells are efficient converters of sunlight to energy." So we can use our personal traits and talents, those raw materials and convert them to energy, polish them up to do or create something worthwhile for ourselves and others.
"The honeycomb arrangement appears as in mollusks with hexagonal shapes. Is this a coincidence?" No it is not. The hexagonal shapes are strong building blocks even if light that bear weight well and fit together to make a strong structure. They are found often in nature like beeswax !
Yes we can learn a lot from Nature. Thank you for an intriguing buzz.
( I also applaud you of your choice of Nat Geo Wild - Broome Australia video. Down Under we have pearls to rival the best. They are bought by the Royalty of UK and Japan ! )02/08/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#34 "While I was reading your buzz, it occurred to me that pearls are like people or situations - different on the outside but similar on the inside".
Great thought and I would expand on it and publish a buzz. It is worthy @Louise Smith View more#34 "While I was reading your buzz, it occurred to me that pearls are like people or situations - different on the outside but similar on the inside".
Great thought and I would expand on it and publish a buzz. It is worthy @Louise Smith. Please tag me if you do. Close02/08/2017 #34 Louise Smith#23 MY UNDER LAYER (NOT BELLY !)
I understand why you like baroque and freshwater pearls @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
They are formed the same way but look more natural.
I have worn pearls since I was 16yo when I inherited my Grandmother's. I didn't care if they were in fashion or not. I love them.
But I started out wearing the perfect shaped pearls. This reflected that I was brought up in a very conservative family.
With time, growth and acceptance, I have now come to love the difference of shape and colour of baroque and freshwater pearls.
So pearls are a great symbol for me of my life journey and the variety of shape, colour and acceptance of difference I have come to believe in.
While I was reading your buzz, it occurred to me that pearls are like people or situations - different on the outside but similar on the inside.02/08/2017 #33 Louise Smith#23 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I also really liked Jerry Fletcher's comment in your previous buzz
“Again, cogent and contained but not comfortable."
It's very intriguing because it's exactly how I feel about most of your buzzes. Especially the "not comfortable" part.
This is what makes your writing so interesting @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
It's a bit edgy which makes the reader focus and concentrate to understand the content.
Usually I read them twice and sometimes I have to read them 3 times to be sure I have understood each component and how they fit together.
I like your use of metaphor, simile and narrative intertwining.02/08/2017 #29 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#28 I have already tagged you my dear @Lisa Vanderburg
The buzz link is:
- 28/07/2017What makes you happy outside of work? What passions do you pursue? It's always good to remember who we are and what makes us tick along with smile in order to keep moving forward. What makes me happy? I'm happy when others are happy. I'm elated whenever I spend time with my grandchildren, children and immediate family. Photography is my drug, it brings me to a peaceful place deep within my soul. The Ocean renews my soul and I try to find a way to visit the coast once a year if possible. Please share your passions and have an awesome Friday. A photo of the bridge crossing into my town over the Allegheny River. Please share your passions!
Comments29/07/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#14 @Jim Murray, do you keep a collection online somewhere? I'd love to see them. Really enjoy looking at others photos too! I feel naked without my camera. I was posting to instagram alot but I haven't used it in a while. I have a ton of photos there and on Facebook in albums. I think when the new platform rolls out we may be able to do something similar on beBee?28/07/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#9 I'm glad you enjoyed this @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, that was my intent when I posted it last evening. Ah, quaint Mountain towns are always fun, I can see why they would be a passion of yours! I've been on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Va, very pretty. You have a great weekend too!28/07/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergHappy Friday Lisa! What a nice buzz with such a positive message and beautiful photo. My passions are broad and diverse. In addition to Nicole -- my amorcita and "better half" -- some of passions include: sunsets, writing, national politics, nature/environment, space/cosmology, beaches, ocean/water, new technology (VR/AI/IoT/Nano/Robotics/Quantum Computing). That usually keeps my preoccupied when I have some free time.
I wish you a wonderful weekend, Lisa. Also, I'm most grateful for your exemplary social media marketing and cross-channel pollination of beBee. You are a kind and generous person who always goes out of her way to support others. Thus, thank you for being YOU!28/07/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#5 Its wonderful when you love your career so much that it becomes your passion! Thanks for sharing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.28/07/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.I just realized that I mentioned writing and coaching, part of my professional activities, but I love these two so much that I do not even consider them as work ;-).28/07/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.tell Lisa what your passion is!28/07/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Love that picture, Lisa! My passion is writing and also coaching (I love to support others), I am inspired by the beauty of nature and I absolutely adore the sea, and last but not least, love is something that truly keeps on capturing my attention!
- 25/07/2017#MondayMotivation (USA/ET) Remember: behind or below every cloud in life there's a silver lining or illuminating sunrise/sunset. Retweets welcome via https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg per @beBee @bebeePhotos @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
Comments25/07/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergAlso online at https://snapescape.com/2017/07/25/silver-lining-sunset-behind-every-cloud/
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- Producer22/07/2017I've Only One Thing To DoThis is a contemplative evening.I was thinking about the last time I surrendered to the now in the face of tremendous uncertainty.There was a soundtrack to that feeling, the title song to 'The Affair' - written and sung by Fiona AppleThe opening...
Comments23/07/2017 #2 Lisa VanderburgMy thoughts run dark. No matter where I move in this world, it's always next to the ocean. I love this post, darlin' @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! Deeply intuitive and intriguing.
For me, it's the temptation of such an overwhelming force......keeps me dangling or grounded (that changes).
- 19/07/2017Planet 9 and even a 10 ...We Now Have More Evidence For The Existence of Planet Ninegrendz.com In January of 2016, astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin published the first evidence that there might be another planet in our Solar System. Known as “Planet 9”, this hypothetical body was estimated to be about 10 times as massive as Earth...
- Producer16/07/2017Branches of WisdomMy exchange of comments lately with the thoughtful Tricia Mitchell led to the writing of this buzz. Tricia wrote "Dearest @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you are too kind. I have greater breadth than depth, where my knowledge is concerned...
Comments31/07/2017 #52 Tricia Mitchell#7 Thank you dearest @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I appreciate your mention of our conversation and that it formed the basis of your buzz. There are a couple of strands now running through my mind. In terms of branches of wisdom, and your buzz where you invited people to enhance your model (I believe there was reference to venn diagrams, it may have been represented as a continuum; I cannot find your buzz right now, I thought it was this, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/i-love-you-what-does-it-mean but now I'm not sure).... I'm currently pivoting (yet again), which leads me to question whether we start out as saplings, grow roots, branch out and diversify, only to then, with our breadth of knowledge and wisdom, converge on and simplify all that is? In my personal experience, I'm now being shown the 1 thing that will set people free and it is to be my key message. The vehicle and the message do not reflect my journey, but were all nutrients necessary for my growth. It's so deceptively simple that anybody without the knowledge I acquired, but who was wise enough to feel the truth that has been known through the ages, could impart it to others.
Is it about knowledge or wisdom? Knowledge can enable us to be wise or act as tyrants, depending on how we use it. An uneducated man can be the wisest soul that most educated men seek counsel from. A knowledgeable man can masquerade as a fool, though in wishing to be compassionate in my communications, that seems unkind. Maybe we can liken it to the Riddle of the Sphinx? "What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, three legs in the evening, and no legs at night?" We start off simple - become complex - then refine & simplify our knowledge as nourishment for others?31/07/2017 #50 Tricia Mitchell#47 thank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I apologise for the tardiness in my response. Ovid's Metamorphoses springs to mind. It's been an interesting time & continues to be so. The irony about being consistent in our communication with living bodies is not lost on me.
As I am being more purposeful in my communications, if I am led by the Divine to address it in a buzz somehow, I will do. I thank you for the suggestion, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee22/07/2017 #48 Yogesh SukalThank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for appreciating my comment. Continuing to the point of turning information to knowledge and knowledge into wisdom.what if information we have is not enough. does this lmiting our wisdom.
One of philosophy group, someone posted "when nothing is sure everything is possible".
I guess most wisest approach to keep mind curious and open.
hence the some of few examples in academics trying some laws from one field to another field and it works.
So in my opinion branching out with curiosity and with open to all possibilities while branching out towards wisdom.18/07/2017 #45 Tricia Mitchell#25 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you mentioned if the trees could talk I know of people who purport to communicate with animals. I know what I am able to do in the non-physical realms, so I looked for a tree communicator. I don't know who authentic this man is or isn't, but I have heard of others who claim they are able to understand what trees are communicating. Here's a short clip of Jim Conroy talking about helping trees to be healthy, internally, then supporting them to be in synch - in groups, based on community and categorisation, then "balances the ecosystem" Never heard of him before until I searched online this evening https://youtu.be/UElnvKgOovY (under 4 minute video)18/07/2017 #43 Tricia Mitchell#36 love your comment, Jean Serio, so many people prefer to remain in their comfort zone, enduring the discomfort of the familiar, than taking risks. Growing up (depending on which era you belong to), we are told to go for the 'safe bet' not to risk everything that we have worked for. To be grateful for what we have accomplished (even if it has made us miserable in the process). I have met accountants, who joined the family business, because their parents were accountants. They didn't question whether if what they wanted to do was at variance with what was expected of them. Then, sometimes, they wake up one day in their 40s and question whose life they're living, as it's certainly not one of their choosing... Then begins the search to uncover who they truly are and their desires, when they're not looking to seek approval from their parents.18/07/2017 #42 Tricia Mitchell#38 Indeed dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee one of my buzzes in the making is of a woman who is preparing for exams. She is worried that she will not pass the assessment. Reaching out for assistance in a social media group, everyone suggested strategies. As I l tend to go against the grain, I asked her a veiled question: "Supposing you didn't have test anxiety?" What I meant was, "What is the benefit of this fear you've created?" Instantly, she got the awareness: fear of failure and money constriction. The tuition had cost a lot and she couldn't afford to fail. Yet, rather than choosing to change her belief pattern, she chose strategies (which work, but on a clean slate are far more effective). So, yes, fear does have a function - protection, including protecting us from failure, if we exhibit perfectionist traits. It's amazing how false assumptions can restrict our lives and choices.17/07/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#37 surely you are a born poet dear @Tausif Mundrawala. Yes we make false assumptions. It is onlt recently that science found the intricate relatioship between trees and fungi. Who knows if there is a hidden relationship between weeds and trees. Love the clarity with which you express yourself.17/07/2017 #37 Tausif MundrawalaSometimes we think that a weed like branch which had grown without our permission should be axed as soon as possible. But we may not know that the weed like branch would flourish one day and would become the rising star in the entire body of a tree. Getting rid of branches won't help because we may channelize our energy in trimming and manicuring it to look it's best. We don't know the fact that the most uncertain shapes and sizes of branches would make it an artist's delight when we see through through the lens of one. In the difficult time of grief which I am going through right now have allowed me to channelize my energy into more reading and reflecting on certain subjects and topics. Let these branches flourish to it's best level and allow it to bear fruits in future. Am glad that you shared this with us and am thankful for all your support, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee17/07/2017 #36 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThank you Ali Anani for another thought-provoking post. This particular post reminds me that often people don't branch out because they feel comfortable in the position they're currently in. Perhaps this is not the best position for them, nor will it provide them the salary or benefits required to better support their family; nor stimulate passion or a sincere feeling of accomplishment. In short they generally fear 'branching out'.
An interesting article in Psychology Today, by Mary C. Lamia PhD - 'Why You Should Fear Failure' - Dr. Lamia states it succinctly - "Many of the professionally successful people I’ve studied—both procrastinators and non-procrastinators alike—tend to fear failure. Some of them worry that a fear of failure might jeopardize their careers, especially those who tend to procrastinate as well." Here's a link to the full article - http://bit.ly/2uv5ppI
- Producer10/07/2017Dancing SensesHumans are dancing bodies- molecules in their bodies dance. The cells in their bodies dance. The molecules making up the cells dance. The atoms forming the molecules dance. The particles forming the atoms such as electrons dance. Dancing is on...
Comments12/07/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Magdalena-Maria GROSU started a discussion thread on this buzz on LI
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4972340/4972340-629066312575055462512/07/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 The buzz that you wrote today and linking to this buzz is more than enough for me to feel the sincerity of your words. I rarely share a buzz more than platform, but I shared your buzz o three platforms and to my followers because it is a great buzz. i invite readers of this buzz to read to the very sound buzz of Sara in the link below:
I plan to respond to your buzz in my next buzz and also elaborate more on this great comment of yours. I say that you are spot on with your comment and I shall share some proofs of its soundness.12/07/2017 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- I feel from your words the degree with which you like abuzz of mine. This time I felt the warmth more than ever before. As this buzz proved to be a challenge to write, I assure you your comments relieved me more than you can imagine. I say thank you.12/07/2017 #33 Lisa Vanderburg#31 Thank you, lovely @Sara Jacobovici! I try and read the responses - usually after I've commented as I can't be trusted: a huge Scotsman in a group I was talking with once had such a strong accent, I inadvertently picked it up his accent (a natural mimic) until he got a bit miffed and said, 'R ya taakin the pis'?12/07/2017 #32 Sara JacoboviciDear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I trust that you will not see the cliches but know of my sincerity when I say that, first, I am truly moved, emotionally and physically, by your buzz and, second, that your buzz has left me with thoughts literally moving about my head in a whirl!! I not only read your buzz but the great discussion it inspires. So I have been reading and following the links and videos and have a list of thoughts that I will add to the questions you posed in a comment in another buzz, pull it all together and see what comes out. In the meantime, I just want to add one thing that I was attaching to your ideas while I was reading and that is the concept of memory, as in cellular memory. At that level, the memory can only come from movement and so it must be with human memory. As you point out, we are made up of cells, everything moves and so memory occurs. We have discussed the concept; where there is life, there is movement, in past buzzes. I think this buzz, Dr. Ali, reinforces that concept perfectly.12/07/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici#11 I do read the comments of the readers of an @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz @Lisa Vanderburg as it never ceases to amaze me how Dr. Ali's work inspires some of the best insights into the discussion. And it is because I do get to read the comments, I was able to read yours. It definitely resonates with me. Thank you.11/07/2017 #28 Tricia Mitchell#27 my pleasure dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I appreciate you enhancing my knowledge. It brings to mind the nights when I would blend with the music, happily lost somewhere between the lyrics, beats and memories that 'anthems' evoked. Strangers would ask what I was smiling at. I'd truly found my bliss point. Enjoy your joyful night ☺11/07/2017 #26 Tricia MitchellI love this buzz. The contrast between the peace lily & reed diffuser image and the psychedelic looking video, the calm stillness versus the kaleidoscope of colours, sound & movement; the link back to your slime buzz; the spiritual aspect - I'm working my way through the FB video... It's delightful and reminds me of the whirling dervishes discussion we had about blending spirituality heaven and earth.
"We are fractal dancers"
A truly fascinating buzz.11/07/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#24 Thank you for your dancing cat metaphor. I shall explore it @Jerry Fletcher. Truly, whatever new idea we may have somebody else must have thought about it. The difference is in experimenting this idea. Great and mind-provoking comment, indeed.11/07/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 You are very correct @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. If you would review the lengthy research video in the buzz (the linked one as I couldn't embed it in the buzz) you shall find that the type of dance affects differently the spiritual souls. This research by the way is done by Indian reserches in which they used thermo scanning to study the effect of type of dance on the dancers' spiritual state. Not all dances are the same.
When we affect the energy field of the earth by polluting it it shall in turn affect ours and we may end up dancing madly and deprived of human spirit.11/07/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 A nations wealth does not equate with the dance of life if that nation fracks the earth, sends chemical pollutants into the water system, emits damaging gases into the atmosphere, creates weapons for profit that enable destabilized regions, cuts down forests without thought of recycling, reducing the variety of seeds in favour of for-profit seeding, ignores soil nutrition in favour of volume, uses fear and hate as principle instruments of control, controls its working population with the drug of superficial entertainment, engages hypocrisy of laws against corruption while creating national debt as the 1% get richer, and do I have to go on and on about what can potentially get in the way of the dance of life.
The dance of life is for the beautiful souls in the world and there are beautiful souls and these beautiful souls are imprisoned in a really ugly and soul-sucking system - a system that is in need of the dance of life - a dance that takes time to form and then to live unencumbered by human foolishness and short-term thinkers - and when a nations wealth equates with the dance of life, we will all surely know it because there would be no questioning about the dance of life, for it will be as natural as air and not polluted air.11/07/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#18 Basically, we should trust our senses @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. However; we have a proof to trust our senses even more when we see the invisible. The combination of senses such as seeing and hearing even serve our trust more. So, at least there is proof you are right in trusting your senses and calling others to do the same.11/07/2017 #18 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee that is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. How wonderful to have technology to shine a light on the invisible. I don't need proof like this to sense energy, I trust my felt sense. Although other people with less developed felt sense and more highly developed sense of sight want visible proof of the unseen. Perhaps that helps some activate the felt sense. There must be so much more that is invisible to our sense of sight.
- Producer30/06/2017What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up is a Misleading QuestionWe've all thrown this query around. We've asked others and we've lamented our own inability to nail the answer down properly. But what if the question itself is the problem? What if we've created a society that assumes our childhood urges...
Comments08/07/2017 #32 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#31 I think politicians and I are chalk and cheese. I truly come at these things from the philosophical vantage point... I am, though, excited now to consider naming my school of thought...
Inspirational Existentialism? Hell is other people, although they can be delightful?
Today is my playful day!07/07/2017 #31 Tricia MitchellWow! This is like reading @Deb 🐝 Helfrich's Manifesto. Powerful, rallying piece. Are you sure you're becoming a soulpreneur strategist or a liberator of the people running for public office? ;-) I loved reading this. The powerful opening paragraph... "I demand a life-centric world". Keep the discussion going. A true ambassador.06/07/2017 #30 Louise Smith#26 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for your erudite compliment
I guess I see, meet and talk to people with such complicated lives
that they can't or choose not to see a simpler way until they are forced to by circumstances outside their control.
My job is partly to help them to draw up a new life map with positive changes
SO as a Psychologist I am very practical
I mostly like to use CBT and Solution Focussed strategies
and often give clients worksheets with tasks for the next session
or email them links to interesting articles and free therapy programs
harkening back to my bad old days as a high school teacher05/07/2017 #28 Anonymous#27 sometimes the most obvious is the least obvious, maybe because we swim in a sea of mind control. I've had the strangest string of odd luck and sad news from home, then back at work to listen to "I hate people" all day long and I think I might let out a Munsch like scream! Aka, I'm feeling so ready for the road today.lol First I have to find my rose coloured glasses, remind myself to stay in my own LOVE people lane, and read your next article. :)05/07/2017 #27 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#25 I did pause for a while, editing that call to action, away from some of the lesser centricities.
It seems so obvious, with just a little reflection, that devaluing life is precisely when we went awry. And then we built systems to keep corporations 'existing' that almost begs these new entities to undermine all organic, sustainable methods of life, living, prospering.
So, I am just going to keep shouting this phrase until the tipping point arrives!
(and of course, this shall be one of our conversation starting t-shirts on the drive to spread love!)04/07/2017 #24 Louise Smith#18 People's lives have become over dependent on $. We hear it everyday from politicians in the media "we have to tighten up our spending and household debt to reduce the budget deficit and go into surplus"
And they almost never do what they say they will and we seem to get into more debt. So much money is wasted on tenders and projects that never eventuate or are thrown out when the government changes. Not to mention costs of stationery, business cards and letterheads that are changed when departments are reviewing their corporate governance structure, renaming, rebranding and restructuring to make it more profitable ! This happened 3 times in 18 months once where I worked. Waste of taxpayers $ that I would prefer to be used to help people in need.04/07/2017 #21 Louise Smith#10 Yes Deb it's the system ! It's hard to fight but creative people manage (I don't mean tax evaders)
My fav things to do are play with my dogs, work in my garden to grow my own food and flowers and hang out with my 7yo nephew !
Almost completely free and no digital or gadgets - quality time instead of throwing $ around.
N.B. Some of my friends complain they can't get me on my mobile for half a day when I garden. It's a mobile free zone !04/07/2017 #20 Louise Smith#8r I have tried from childhood
to NOT be captivated by the design being crafted by the society in and around us
to NOT be a product of the ambiance we are accustomed to
to NOT consider that familiarity breeds security
I don't know if I learnt this or it's part of my personality. Probably both !
But my 3 siblings are all like this. We were taught to be independent and to look after each other and to care for and be kind others.
This has carried through into adulthood for all of us as well.
I was lucky to grow up in a time when people were ordinary not wealthy or megastars,
brand names were nonexistent and peer pressure was not so influential.
I am very grateful for all of these things.
It means I can be content with little and with simple things and with Nature and not be a slave to fashion and fads and media.02/07/2017 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#12 Such a fabulously heart-centric comment, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
We need to stop all these aspects of our society that require and cause us to de-identify with ourselves!
Which is not to say we stop teaching children how to collaborate and share in the efforts and spoils of a community.
But our communities should support all members, as they are, in their uniquely expressed glory, rather than try to deviate us all to the norm.
This task isn't even that hard, we have many examples from indigenous societies that supported and accepted all who were born. We chose a path, along the curve of civilization, were we wrongly though alignment would be required. We've now seen how this dampens the joyful living of our lives, so we need to repeal all the ways we regard humans as widgets.02/07/2017 #17 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#8 Thank you for such encouraging words, @debasish majumder - and I share your questions and accept that we are such paradoxical creatures. We are products of all that is around us and yet absolutely, undeniably unique.
I feel that there was a spark in us, as children that should never be extinguished. But that for efficiencies sake, we have may education a place of conforming and memorizing, rather than a place where each person learns how to grow into their own best life.02/07/2017 #16 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#7 It is all about the children, on that we are utterly aligned, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. We traveled different paths and approach the REQUIRED change from different angles, but we both demand that we change our world for the betterment of the institution of childhood itself.
Being born, in and of itself, should guarantee a human regardless of nationality, skin color, and parent's economic or mental or physical health, certain rights and protections and avenues for a meaningful life.
We can't ever foresee the true impact of our words, but we can continue choosing to voice all that we have to say that needs to be shared.02/07/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 I am excited for that day, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, to meet in person, share a meal, and engage in some soul-nourishing conversations. I am certain that the energy we both invest in our own unique ways to make beBee a global destination will make this meeting a reality, for us and for so many of our fellow worker bees.
We will all be as giddy as kids going to an amusement park.
And that is not a bad phrase to use to start my day -
How can I amuse myself in the joyful cause of making the world a joyful life-centric playground?
- Producer20/06/2017Continued learning keeps the mind yearning“I am still learning.” Michelangelo said at the age of 87! Short, sweet and powerful. It is an inspirational quote that I like to follow and share.There may be folks out in the world today that disagree with this growth mindset, believing there is...
Comments07/08/2017 #31 Louise SmithHi @Barbara Henslee Like everyone else said Very good buzz ! Knowledge is power has long been one of my mantras. It was the motto at the last High School I taught at. My own High School motto is also good Nil Sed Optima = Nothing but the Best. It hasn't changed ! I've had 4 main jobs to date. I'd like to have another one but don't know what to do yet. But I also have a list of things I want to learn when I retire ! I am a lifelong learner. I can't help myself. I'm too curious !23/06/2017 #21 Melody Greenkeeps the mind yearning and the creative juices flowing! Most artists of any persuasion continue to create until they are disabled by poor health... that means a long life span of creativity. - even if not for public consumption. So if you haven't taken up a creative hobby now's the time to start so you have something that continues to inspire you to learn and grow.
- Producer17/05/2017Spontaneity in Human RelationshipI love to write about ideas that create spontaneity in my mind. The writing of such ideas requires minimum amount of energy and they flow naturally like waters of a waterfall. The writing of this buzz is a spontaneous process which resulted from...
Comments22/05/2017 #66 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAIt would seem, then, a successful business would be one which has a combo of individuals whose comments and ideas are 'salty' as well as those who add salt to the mixture. Hopefully with time and encouragement the two will - like ice-cubes melt into each other having - eventually - found common ground. As always, Ali, thanks for a post which makes us think outside the box.19/05/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici@Harvey Lloyd, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Lisa Vanderburg, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, @namita sinha, @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. I wrote something on spontaneity inspired by your great discussion. I know it can't do your exchange justice, but at least a small contribution. Thanks. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/part-three-you-can-take-science-out-of-philosophy-but18/05/2017 #62 Harvey Lloyd#61 Now you bring back some memories of not just childhood but the lost years of exploration. Reaching never land through chemicals in search of the mad hatter. Ahhhhh the days of old when knights were bold. The lead solo was a classic, you could almost hear it talking.18/05/2017 #58 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SANot much I can add to the erudite discussions @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee except to say that I found the discussions on this important concept.I wondered about the connection between spontaneity and creativity.When in the "stream of conciousness/flow" many great artists and musicians have claimed to have achievedtheir greatest succeses. Example a song composed in minutes; a painting in hours. I also find a close connection between spontenaity and innocence; how much easier for an innocent child to be spontaneous than a world weary child? Its a truism that we all need to seek our inner child again @Sara Jacobovici.
(I loved your image of the sun dappled trees Ali...induces a calmness of spirit)18/05/2017 #57 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#12 @Harvey Lloyd.Agree the spontenaity of childhood is the purest type..i find spontenaity and innocence to be very closely correlated qualities. Neil Young expresses this perfectly in his song" I am a child":
"I am a child, I last awhile
You can't conceive of the pleasure in my smile"18/05/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#55 Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for your support and appreciation. I have just tweeted the buzz and I am grateful to you.
Yes, many commenters don't tick the like, but they make repeated comments. I believe the comment is more enriching for them. Also, some bees tick the like button, but don't comment. A third point is that the comments count the authors' responses. So, the number of comments might be well-over the likes sometimes.18/05/2017 #55 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianVery thought-provoking.
BTW: Right now, you have 55 comments and 29 relevants (I'm not sure how that works. I would think a comment means you find it relevant). Consider sharing this post to Twitter. Add buzz @beBee ( That's the word "buzz" + a space + @beBee ) the end of the text window.
BeBee will tweet-promote it for you. Powered by https://www.myTweetPack.com18/05/2017 #51 namita sinha#50 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee , Your posts and comments always inspire ..and have a cathartic effect ! Yes I am on my way to write further...thankyou so much for the motivation ! Blessed are we to have "mind-troublers" - as you fondly referred to the ones like dear @Sara Jacobovici ; in this network of great souls ! Have a safe and successful journey Sir :)18/05/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 "This is true for all relations – initial spontaneity and being vulnerable –and then letting our curiosity take the better of us as we unravel further..". You said it beautifully my dear @namita sinha View more#43 "This is true for all relations – initial spontaneity and being vulnerable –and then letting our curiosity take the better of us as we unravel further..". You said it beautifully my dear @namita sinha. I agree and wonderment coupled with curiosity have a synergetic effect. You can build on this and expand it into a great buzz, or even book.
I shal not be able to contribute more buzzes for the next twelve days because I am traveling tomorrow noon. But I shall write the buzz upon my return. Here, I live spontaneity and many times I started writing a buzz then a bee such as the wonderful mind @Sara Jacobovici makes a comment that pulls me to its attractor of wonderment and curiosity and I find myself swimming in different waters. This is my I address Sara sometimes as my mind-troubler Close18/05/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#42 We all have been also lucky enough dear @namita sinha to stop by and make your two great comments. It is enough reward for all of us what you have written "As humans, we all have , albeit to different degrees the ability to really feel the other persons emotional energy, or vibes….and this knowledge if used spontaneously is all about honouring our instincts". You are truly a great thinker my friend.
- 13/05/2017AN ENGINEERING WONDER, THE NEW CROTON DAM
This masonry dam is among the most impressive man-made structures in the world.
When originally constructed in 1906, the New Croton Dam was the largest in the world (91 m high from base to crest). To this day it is the third largest hand-hewn structure in the world, after the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Wall of China!!
Its foundation extends 40 m below the bed of the river, and the dam contains 650,000 m3 of masonry.
The original dam was built in 1842. In the 1890s construction on the New Dam was begun to provide more water to New York City. Located near Croton-on-Hudson, New York, the dam has a beautiful waterfall-like spillway and an aerial bridge.
Here is the link to a video about this amazing structure, including a short history lesson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_o2rcMAjLI&t=48s
Comments14/05/2017 #3 Lada 🏡 Prkic#1 Dam engineering has always fascinated me. When you see such massive structure that holds millions of cubic meters of water and hear the roar of the gushing water, you can only respect the ingenuity of engineers who built it, along with the expertise of many skill stonemasons.
I am glad you like the video. This quick look at the dam and its history gives insight into how much the construction is truly magnificent. Thank you for commenting and sharing, Tausif!13/05/2017 #1 Tausif MundrawalaTo marvel at this man made dam I am still coming in terms with my senses. What an excellent creation. I was watching this video along with my younger brother and he was equally astonished to watch it. He can't resist himself praising beBee and it's bees. Thanks my friend for sharing this excellent architectural creation, @Lada 🏡 Prkic
- Producer12/05/2017How Do You Mend A Broken Heart? A Visit To Beirut.. Welcome to Beirut, recognised as one of the oldest cities in the world where Archeologists have dated human habitation here to over 5000 B. C. This picturesque city is perched on a thin peninsula that meanders outwards into the azure...
Comments15/05/2017 #39 David B. GrinbergWow, Paul, you sure get around. I really enjoy reading these illuminating, informative and insightful articles.
Are you contemplating (or already writing) a book about your travels and all the different cultures you've experiences first-hand? Could be a good one. Keep buzzing!13/05/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 ManjitBeirut the beautiful became Beirut the bombed and I am so glad to read this renaissance account of Beirut becoming beautiful again among the bombed structures. I have never met a person from Lebanon who did not offer great accounts of how life used to be, and to see this account mirror their sentiments is very good to see. Very well written piece, enjoyed the writing and the insight that speaks in volumes that all is well again, as it should be for this beautiful land and city.
- Producer30/08/2016CURIOSITY should be in our SPIRIT to find new OPPORTUNITY for a hopeful future of mankindHistory Of ExplorationThe everlasting quest for exploration is in our DNA since the origin of humans in Africa two hundred thousand years ago and we all descended from that small handful group of people with explorer’s gene who made their way out of...
Comments11/05/2017 #13 Yogesh Sukal#5
Indeed I agree with you on the fact that we are really lucky to be on such perfectly designed planet earth and should take care of it.
As condition on Mars are not even close but it can be terraformed to liveable for human beings with technological advances.
But the fact that it will loose its atmosphere gradually as science say's.
But it is the closest and possible journey which is in actually in plan with organizations like Mars one and Elon musk vision with SpaceX.
But yes Mother Earth is the best and have respect it.
Thank you so much @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your thoughtful notes.11/05/2017 #11 Yogesh Sukal#10 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Sharmin Quazi Bonny @Pascal Derrien Indeed...11/05/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.beautiful bee @Yogesh Sukal!11/05/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe great thing about taking a trip to Mars is that it will show us just how lucky we are to be living on Earth . The bad thing about taking a trip to Mars is that it will be one way trip for now. Mars is a great place to contemplate that how crazy we are to have left Earth, no matter how much we convince ourselves that we chose the pioneering spirit.
Look what happens to Astronauts when they enter microgravity, https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/postsecondary/features/F_Bones_in_Space.html - because we are not even biologically designed to be in space, never mind the rigours and atmospheres of other planets. http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-could-we-actually-create-artificial-gravity10/05/2017 #4 Yogesh Sukal@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @George Touryliov @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Pascal Derrien @Paul Walters
- Producer07/05/2017You can take science out of philosophy, but.....Image credit: Wikipedia.....you can't take philosophy out of science. INTRODUCTION In a discussion that was taking place recently on beBee, Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee wrote; “…the many buzzes...
Comments08/05/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici#32 I like the way you organized your thoughts @Gert Scholtz. In the spirit of philosophy, Aristotle produced the work Problemata; each volume made up of questions related to a topic. He had one on Music and used similar descriptions such as yours, "We improvise, mix tunes and melodies, play in harmony with an orchestra, orchestrate a band..." All musical elements can be found in any aspect of our lives; physical, emotional/psychological, social and spiritual. What I love about the line in Hameroff's quote is that he finds the music in the deepest parts of our brain. His is an inward view while Pythagoras and Plato looked outward; "There is a legend that Pythagoras could hear the 'music of the spheres' enabling him to discover that consonant musical intervals can be expressed in simple ratios of small integers. The tones correlated with the great celestial movements of the day. Pythagoras' concepts were transferred by Plato and others into models about the structure of the universe."08/05/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz@Sara Jacobovici “Consciousness is more like music than computation”. Taking only this words and applying a binary view, as far as this relates to a general business environment, I would say that consciousness alternates between music composition and computational efficiency. Innovation, adapting to change and social interaction is very much a music composing state of consciousness. We improvise, mix tunes and melodies, play in harmony with an orchestra, orchestrate a band, and create new self-awareness and a shared consciousness. But often computational efficiency is required. Quick and correct actions to be implemented, sequential thinking in terms of practicality and experienced cause and effect iterations, and efficiency improvements all are components of computational thinking. So, as far as it relates to business, I would say consciousness alternates between music composition and computation of practicalities.08/05/2017 #31 Harvey LloydConsciousness has implications. If we explain the concept in scientific terms then it is merely a collection of machine parts acting out their natural existence, much as a tree lives. If we explain it spiritual then we leave the tangible and enter the mystic world of understanding human nature.
There is a hitch of course as it seems to be in all human endeavours. Speaking from one perspective or the other we find ourselves in a camp. A camp that is defined by the nature vs nurture discussion. There seems to be a need for many to subscribe that we are one or the other.
I believe your post subscribes to, we are both. Regardless of the one you choose to motivate or propel you forward within a community they both apply at some point. Fact and faith are not necessarily dichotomies.
I see science as drawing a hard line in this mystical area of consciousness because they can't find it under a microscope. I appreciate this point of view as empirical science should be tested and understood wholly. I also see that the line has caused issues as science not only went so far as to say empirically something doesn't exist until proven, but observation of something unproven is bogus.
We can't have it both ways. I can't claim something doesn't exist just because i can't prove it does. I don't know would be the response in such a case. This circular argument is confusing and leaves folks at the altar of science wanting. Philosophy/spiritual is needed to fill in the gaps that science leaves behind.
Science is the "how" and spiritual/consciousness is the "why".08/05/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#25 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici. You surely swim in the sea of music.
My last comment had two linguistic mistakes, which I am sure you detected (studies instead of studied and o instead of to).
I have a question here. Why do we spot our mistakes only after publishing comments? Is it because we think we proof read while our minds are busy in publishing the comments? Do we dance to the music of mistakes? This happens to me frequently and I am trying to find out why. I was even considering publishing a buzz on this issue.08/05/2017 #29 Sara Jacobovici#24 Thanks for highlighting the music metaphor @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. When it comes to music and consciousness, music is perceived at every level or state of consciousness. Although music is seen as a skill, or related to a "talent", elements of music appear in every aspect of our lives; physical, emotional/psychological, social and spiritual. Many scientists are also musicians. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein08/05/2017 #25 Sara Jacobovici#19 Dear @Milos Djukic, thank you for your comment and generous words. You write, "Freedom of self-expression is worth fighting for, that is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept." In the many discussions about purpose, identity, self, and community, I think this line captures what is at the core and heart of it all. Thanks again.08/05/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici- this buzz is worthy of repeated visits. This time I paused on your last paragraph and mainly the point "Consciousness is more like music than computation."
You studies music and I wonder how it added to your consciousness. I only enjoy music; otherwise I know nothing. Had I had the opportunity to study music how would have it affect my consciousness is a question that I find no answer o.07/05/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz@Sara Jacobovici Your words "The rising demand for both creative and concrete problem-solving as well as abstract and strategic thinking indicates the necessity to broaden the reflectivity-horizon of the narrow business perspective that future business leaders will determine their decisions within." lays the ground for an excellent post and discussion.07/05/2017 #20 AnonymousFor the right of free speech is worth fighting for in social media and networks:
"Writing and Editorial Board in Social Networks", beBee article:
"The willingness to answer boldly and the willingness to be corrected correspond, respectively, to bravery and temperance“ - Malcolm S. Brown
Of course we must be careful what we write, always.07/05/2017 #19 AnonymousDear @Sara Jacobovici, I wrote about the relationship between science and philosophy in 2015 on LinkedIn. On that occasion in the section entitled: "Science and Philosophy -Self-similarity concept" I emphasized that the apparent separation and relocation of scientists from philosophy is a fatal mistake. Maybe, Mr. Albert Einstein did not have with whom to share their philosophical dilemmas and insights during their old age. This is not surprising having in mind the presence of the extraordinary woman beside him: Mrs. Mileva Einstein - Maric; “The Sixth Element“. Yet, Einstein asked her for a divorce in 1919. It was a fatal mistake and probably the reason why he had not finished an ultimate innovation. Freedom of self-expression is worth fighting for, that is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. During childhood, usually we are fully self-similar. Nevertheless, fragments tend to become scattered with time and due to the accumulation of conflicting experiences. Then, targeted interactions with people, adds up all again. That's what you said so eloquently in this excellent article and thank you so much for that. I call it virtual synchronicity or a fractal alignment (I'm not the only one).
- Producer04/05/2017Following simple Rules of lifeThe comments on my last two buzzes sent me into a deep journey with myself. I know that every day passes my existence on earth will be closer. Has my purpose in life has changed? When I was young I had more time to live than now. Does having a...
Comments05/05/2017 #56 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAMy parents instilled within us the importance of respecting others. Your article points out - without belaboring the fact - before we can respect others we must respect self. In respecting self we are able - as your 3 short - but invaluable statements conspicuously point out - 1. Treat others as I would love them to treat me; 2. Do what you have passion for and act on it; 3. In serving others I serve myself". Thanks for another wonderful share, Ali. You are an example, to us all, of a life well-lived. And still working on refining it!!05/05/2017 #55 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#53 My dear friend @David Navarro López- we have been connected on social media for more than six years now. During this period we developed enough trust between us even to exchange our private concerns. So, your comments have their unique value to me. Your comment here is so pleasing because I know it comes from your own experiences. You put in it a practical meaning. Yes, we set the rules for our behaviors and these rules later shape our behavior and even unknown and unexpected results. I know even in the darkest our something great out of nowhere emerges. I know one thing for sure- love for your manners and human quality fill my heart towards you.05/05/2017 #53 AnonymousWhat do I think? That you have described with very little and wise words something I have tried to explain many times, which is, the path my parents taught me and I have been following mainly due to some inculcated instinct. Many times we have concurred in similar questions along with many posts, on which I always wanted to escape from being tightened to patterns, claiming that putting my energies on stitching to high human values instead of trying to discover a formula or a pattern that explains the human behaviour was the wise thing to do.
Human behaviour is by far one of the most complex issues we can face. In order to master it, instead of trying to understand it, we need to make it happen, that is, overwhelming our soul with the things we decide we want to have in our life, and our path on it will have no other option than following the rules we imposed. If we target love, love is what we are going to get.
Bravo Ali, you are the one.05/05/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#46 Thank you dear @debasish majumder for raising the what I call "The greedy passion" to destroy our earth with purposelessness. It strikes we that we keep doing the same while hurting us by hurting the environment. Very thoughtful comment indeed05/05/2017 #48 Tausif MundrawalaAccording to me you are an university in itself. Though you think that with each passing say your existence on earth is nearing end. But you know the value of each and every minute. So for you each and every minute has more seconds to utilize it. You didn't know the value of single minute when you were young. I hope My answer suffice your question, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee04/05/2017 #47 Harvey LloydYour rules are everlasting in nature. Within our life we see through filters, either by design or by reaction. When we design our filters ourselves as your rules would imply, we see in life what is real and not necessarily what is presented. When our filters are designed by our experiences and needs then we often take what is presented at face value.
Your questions are ones of a wise man who has experienced much and wants to share that experience and wisdom with others. I enjoy your search and display of thoughts.04/05/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 Dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador- I tagged you for this buzz because I expected a lovely feedback from you. However; you exceeded my expectation by "putting my best foot forward and be all Ican be". This is an organic comment, to borrow the term from the comment of @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I like also your two-ways approach to purpose "I believe our purpose in life finds us as much as we may endeavor to find our purpose". A very profound comment indeed04/05/2017 #43 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI agree with your three simple rules. Rule #2 is quite interesting because it is subject to change, as we change. During our journey, our passions may take a different a path and that's okay because as we mature, our path and purpose change as well. With that said, I believe our purpose in life finds us as much as we may endeavor to find our purpose. We, however, have to open minded, accepting and mindful of others. Our passion and our purpose should not just be for ourselves but for the betterment of our world and all that it encompasses.
I find this buzz very inspiring, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee because it makes us want to put our best foot forward and be all we can be.04/05/2017 #42 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAll three of these rules are organic intent. We live in a world of manufactured happiness, manufactured purpose and manufactured image. We must surely want organic intent because otherwise why create the word "organization"? In all three things whether it is happiness, purpose or authenticity, these are outcomes of organic intent. Does life throw supreme challenges and unexpected moments at us? For sure and when life does, we remember that we are an organism and not a mechanical construction and the way back where there is one, is in being in touch with our organic being and its inner wisdom.04/05/2017 #39 Louise Smith#37 Yes I think it takes a number of decades to get to be content with your/one's self.
But that's ok as the process is as important as the product.
Just as sometimes the journey is just as, if not more important than the destination.
Many people do not understand that and are impatient, rush and take short cuts.
I doubt they have insight and contentment as their product.04/05/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Javier 🐝 beBee- I am trying to share a comment on a buzz today by @Sara Jacobovici (not producer honey) and it is not working. I experienced this before lately. I hope you would look into this issue. I also find it difficult to relocate a buzz> I feel a buzz has a lower status than a honey produce.
I take this opportunity to thank you warmly for sharing this buzz with your followers.
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Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.24/04/2017Climb That Mountain, You Got The Power!Life presents challenges every day. It is up to us to decide to overcome them or to walk away from them. We can always make an empowering choice. What would be created if our mindset would help us to succeed so that we can achieve the top of the...
Comments26/04/2017 #58 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#57 will do superb new bee @Meera 🐝 Nair! thank you so much26/04/2017 #57 Meera 🐝 Nair@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.: Inspirational post!! I am new to beBee and this was one of the first thought that came to my notice! Keep buzzing more encouraging write ups!26/04/2017 #56 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#53 #54 wow, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, your honey delicious ideas taste for MORE26/04/2017 #55 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#53 you can do it I see you doing it @Qamar Ali Khan26/04/2017 #54 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorChoosing the right mountain is like choosing the right path. We should be mindful of our choices and how they can benefit others as well as ourselves. My choice for today is a mountain of empowerment. Perhaps tomorrow may be another choice in order for us to broaden our horizons.
This buzz is a wonderful idea to expand on 💡! Plus, I am bringing this buzz to the attention of @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee because I feel this is some good honey for his brilliant mind.25/04/2017 #53 Qamar Ali Khan#52 This is a tough choice @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. :-)25/04/2017 #52 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#51 I would say, you will find a way and then share your creativity with all bees on beBee @Qamar Ali Khan!25/04/2017 #51 Qamar Ali Khan#50 Great idea @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! I'll relay it through wifi?? No, it'll not work there. Through satellite connection, yes.25/04/2017 #50 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#49 superb and then you can write an article from that place @Qamar Ali Khan!25/04/2017 #48 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#47 Swiss Matterhorn!25/04/2017 #46 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#44 that is good to know, join the club @Qamar Ali Khan!25/04/2017 #45 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#43 thank you MM25/04/2017 #44 Qamar Ali KhanGreat thinking @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! I'm with you! I'm a passionate climber :-) Love mountains and the steep zigzagged paths. I basically belongs to such a terrain.24/04/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#40 yes! it is ;-)
- Producer24/04/2017Timeless EinsteinIt became apparent in my readings of Einstein over many years that he recognized that physicists and other scientists needed to be philosophers first and foremost. Philosophy created the passion for scientific exploration. Here then are some...
Comments25/04/2017 #11 Sara JacoboviciI appreciate the tag @Ian Weinberg. Einstein was very human, but as close to "authentic" as only a handful of individuals I can name. And I refer to your definition of authentic: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/a-stand-alone-comment-84917. I have this quote of his as the banner of my work when using the creative arts and metaphor in business: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."24/04/2017 #7 Gert Scholtz@Ian Weinberg Something I find interesting about Einstein is that apparently he struggled at school and received a low ranking academic post after obtaining mediocre university results and applying to a few universities. One of his many quotes: "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. "24/04/2017 #6 Yogesh SukalIn my last year blog "magic of singularity and it's analogy", mentioned timelessness as a analogical singularity.
Both great scientist Einstein and his thoughts, theory are singularities which are timeless in theory and in the history. I am sure, you will like it.
Thank you so much for the post @Ian Weinberg reminded me my old buzz.
- Producer24/04/2017Why I Prefer to Look Smaller?The story of this very rich man puzzled me. He suddenly had a PhD even though his mental capabilities were quite limited. He got his degree six months after failing miserably his master degree qualification exams from another university. One day...
Comments26/04/2017 #47 Edward Lewellen#39 Yes, Ali, it is a lack of confidence, but the problem goes much deeper. When people don't have a clear "Core Identity", they flounder in all of the roles they play in life. They put so much emphasis on a role, or roles, they play that they lose who they really are. Then, it becomes important for them to find validation that they are playing their role(s) well, again, by verbal accolades, titles, awards, etc. People who know their Core Identity also appreciate accolades, titles, awards, etc., but, those things don't make-or-break them, as it did with the person in your post.26/04/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#45 I echo the advice of your senior Director @Asesh Datta. The other dayI was invited to the wedding of a man in his mid sixties (his wife passed away a year ago). The bride was in her thirties. The man died his her and had a haircut of young people. He danced like a young man. He wanted to look young. I leave it to your imagination what comments I heard.26/04/2017 #45 Asesh Datta@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee There is popular saying, If you want to be young, look young. We color our hairs, dress with jazzy stripes, put on sun glass and put on fairness creams. Your article on 'Why I prefer to look smaller?' is also quite similar. This smallness is youth, innocence, ignorant, foolish, simple and energetic. One very senior Director advised me "Asesh, Imitate like a fool, you will be successful." I can see a lot of significance in that advice. Regards26/04/2017 #44 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 One think is inescapable is that that your denominator gives you a high value f self-respect @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I love your comment and the ration you give between what we w are and what we think of ourselves. Very-well said "No matter how much we want to look bigger, we can't escape of what we really are". In life unfortunately people tend to forget the obvious.26/04/2017 #43 Lada 🏡 Prkic#35 Ali, I am not surprised at all. People do many things in order to gain prestige and look bigger in other's eyes.
Furthermore, how many people we know who are doing a job they are not capable of, not in terms of academic degrees but in terms of their abilities. Many of them sit in various steering committees or, even worse, they are part of the government.
They don't understand that this is not the way to look big, it's a lack of self-respect.
“A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.”
No matter how much we want to look bigger, we can't escape of what we really are.25/04/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 The beauty of your comments is that we don't need to comment much on them dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit because they are crystal clear. You wrote a great point which merits our attention and is a worthy buzz on its own. I mean " When thoughts about humility become a groupthink, it is not humility but a categorization to good and bad". Great thinking here25/04/2017 #40 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 Dear friend @Aaron 🐝 Skogen- you have the right mentality and that is why you learn. Yes, we should seek self-respect and with it comes good work. If I have self-respect I don't behave badly. What a self-respect does a person have with a faked PhD have? This person will spend his life doubting himself and others for fear of being found out. If he had self-respect and a PhD degree is his ambition he should work hard to achieve his goal. Living a life based on lies shall only make things worse.25/04/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 Dear friend @Edward Lewellen- you are a wise man. "Because many don't give value to their worth, they find their importance in titles and degrees". Yes, you are correct and these are the people like your singer example get their worth from people. Is it because of self-doubt? Why a good singer would think he isn't if some people told him so? Is it lack of self-confidence? You raise an important issue- what are the root causes of such behaviors? This would be interesting to explore. What do you think?25/04/2017 #38 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSometimes life becomes like Donald Trump talking about his hands, and at that point if we are devoid of reality big and small become mere illusion. When thoughts about humility become a groupthink, it is not humility but a categorization to good and bad. Possessing humility is more good or bad than possessing ego. When Marianne Williamson says "Your playing small does not serve the world." http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/928-our-deepest-fear-is-not-that-we-are-inadequate-our it brings balance to the frame we may have set about identifying with small vs. big. Context then becomes relevant for the healthy of big is a different context to the unhealthy of small. If the context is health then the sizing is healthy and sizing of humility becomes a contextual intelligence.25/04/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 I feel bigger and truly bigger not because I stretch my arms dear @Alan Culler, but because I am connected with people with your caliber. My understanding in life is that we grow in value and not in cosmetics and appearances. A person with a fake degree lacks self-respect and spends life in doing the wrong things. If I put a doctorate degree on a donkey it shall remain a donkey. I wish those people would learn your wisdom.25/04/2017 #33 Aaron 🐝 SkogenIT sounds to me like the man in your story had a very low opinion of himself, did not see his own value and felt the need to "cheat" the system for outside validation. How unfortunate!
I have said it before and I'll say it again. I WANT to be the dumbest guy in the room! I say that because that is where my opportunity for growth lies, in learning from others. I'd say you are saying the same dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I'm not sure that makes us large or small, but I know it makes us eager to learn, collaborate and share, and that my friend can only benefit everyone in the room. I enjoy spending time in your room Ali.25/04/2017 #32 Edward LewellenDear friend, my experience working with people who have low self-esteem relates to your post. Because many don't give value to their worth, they find their importance in titles and degrees. When working with people, including corporate executives, I often find that they have a high self-ego, but low self-worth. They have accomplished much and they are proud of those accomplishments, however, they feel no value in them unless the value comes from others. I recently saw a contestant in a singing competition being interviewed. The person made the statement, 'I'm so glad people are voting for me. It let's me know that I'm a good singer.' I instantly wondered, "So, if those people don't think you are, does that mean you're not a good singer?" I'm sure there are people who don't think that person is a good singer, but, does that mean he's not? To me, it was if he couldn't be a good singer unless someone else told him he was. And, this is how many people live, needing and wanting endorsements and approval from outside of themselves. I believe this is why so many people want the title of Assistant Manager, Manager, VP, President, CEO, PhD, etc. Those are external sources which give people validation of their internal worth. How sad. My guess is that was the case with the person in your post.25/04/2017 #30 Alan Culler@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Very engaging insights, Ali, as always. I do so look forward to your posts.
When faced with a grizzly bear on a hiking trail -the usual park ranger advice is to spread your arms wide to appear bigger and shake your body so all the hanging paraphernalia on your pack makes noise to make you sound bigger. I've not met a grizzly yet -but it seems a good strategy is such circumstances.
However, most of life is unlike meeting a grizzly bear on a hiking trail. I find that I am attracted more to those who are humble, i.e. not so blinded by their puffed up size that they will not be able to empathize with "'l'il' ol' me" :-)
I experience you through your writing as a humble man -but certainly not small in any sense -big ideas -highly visible on social media -a giant, but. . .
open - -receptive -definitely NOT a puffer fish.
Please keep sharing your insights - they make me think BIGGER.25/04/2017 #29 Lada 🏡 PrkicWhether we admit it or not, we all tend to look bigger because we live in a competitive world. This is particularly evident in the world of science.
For some people getting a doctoral degree is a means of elevating themselves over others. The rich man you mentioned in the buzz is not the only example.
Indeed, a very relevant topic to discuss, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.25/04/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#25 Absolutely @Phil Friedman as the certificate doesn't make the human- it what h/s does with it. I am glad that your first name is only having the two letters of PhD. More, knowledge advances rapidly not only in the field of speciality, but also its interconnections with other branches of knowledge.
- Producer22/04/2017The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.Now, before I launch into this diatribe I have a confession to make; I have never liked mangrove forests or mangrove trees in general. From afar they look fabulous but get up close and personal and, once inside that forest is a bit like stepping...
Comments26/04/2017 #53 Aaron 🐝 SkogenI have seen the Mangroves in South Florida (where I believe they are protected) and in Haiti, but have not spent any time walking or wading through them. This article inspires me to take a closer look the next time I have a chance. I guess I'd better pack a bugsuit though! We joke around here that the Mosquito could be the "Minnesota State Bird", as they do come out in droves in the summer, but the Mangroves may have me rethink the word "droves". . .
Its unfortunate to see coastal development destroying this ecological treasure. You'd think we, as a species, would learn.
Thanks for the educational piece @Paul Walters and a quick thanks to @Dean Owen for leading me here by sharing a link on my buzz.24/04/2017 #41 Paul Walters#30 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Thanks for that. Environmentalist?? Well perhaps I will however coninue to write about it. Just wait for further pieces on kalimantan ( Borneo) and Sarawak ( Malaysian side of Borneo) The environmental destruction there is indescribable all for timber and the growing of palm oil . 75% of the native forests have gone in just 40 years !!24/04/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI grew up in Florida, where Mangroves contribute to the health of the coastline, especially in South Florida. They are true natives to the state of Florida and state and local regulations are set to protect them. They are considered one of Florida's most important resources. And yes, Avon's Skin-so-Soft is a great mosquito repellent. Thank you for the excellent read, @Paul Walters.
- Producer20/04/2017Golden Moments on BeBeeToday I have been on beBee for a year. Time flies and often I am caught up in the immediacy and novelty of the latest feeds, posts and comments. In this post my thoughts travel back to treasured experiences and friendships formed in this global...
Comments07/05/2017 #57 Ken BoddieAs you know, Gert, I've been on my travels and have hence missed this anniversary epistle to the epistlers.
You might say that:
I'm sorely pissed,
That I missed your list,
And I must insist,
That you persist,
Since your blogs have a twist,
That I can't resist,
So don't desist,
Or you'll be badly missed.
Here's to the next 70 posts and many more years of inspiration. 🤔29/04/2017 #56 Aleta CurrySorry I'm late to the party, I had a hellish couple of weeks (Life does that to us sometimes, as I'm sure you all know).
Thank you, @Gert Scholtz for mentioning me in such distinguished company - I am truly honoured. I hasten to add that you yourself are one I think we would all include on our lists of beBee faves. You're always so humble about your own contributions, too. When I grow up, I hope to be as gracious as you are.22/04/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love how you put this together @Gert Scholtz. I'm glad we met on beBee, I really enjoy your writing! Congrats on your 70th buzz and I can't believe it's been over a year already!! More excitement to come and keep those buzzes coming, I will keep reading as they cross my timeline :)) You mentioned great people on here!21/04/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz@David B. Grinberg You could not have said it better David: "Every bee is significant and special in their own right, as are all the hives. Every bees buzzes with unique perspectives, knowledge and insights, which contributes to a thriving community of bees and honey." Thank you for commenting and sharing and spreading the buzz from north to south.21/04/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Time flies indeed Franci. It feels like yesterday that I became acquainted with you on beBee. You could not give me a bigger compliment than saying you are saving the post to enjoy again. " Soveel vriende, soveel vreugde - so many friends, so much joy."21/04/2017 #44 David B. GrinbergKudos to YOU, Gert, for being such a valuable part of the beBee community in general, and among the ambassadors in particular. All of the brilliant bees you mentioned likewise deserves accolades for enhancing and enriching the overall user experience, engagement and satisfaction platform-wide. Every bee is significant and special in their own right, as are all the hives. Every bees buzzes with unique perspectives, knowledge and insights, which contributes to a thriving community of bees and honey.
The buzz is growing louder every day now from continent to continent and region to region worldwide. All one needs to do is listen closely to hear the sweet sound of the growing swarm.20/04/2017 #43 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorHow time flies when you're with good people, @Gert Scholtz. My time spent on beBee is definitely filled with golden moments and it is because of you and people like you. I am honored to be mentioned here along with this amazing group of people. I am saving this buzz in my personal file so I can enjoy it again and again, especially when I need a good reason to smile.
Soveel vriende, soveel vreugde - so many friends, so much joy. How true this is.
- Producer16/04/2017Could We Survive Without 🐝 Bees?From the beBee perspective the answer is a resounding no because each member is a bee. From the worlds perspective: For some people, bees are simply an annoyance. They crawl in soda cans, chase people down the street and sometimes sting when they...
Comments18/04/2017 #12 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl"First evidence found of popular farm pesticides in drinking water" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/04/05/iowa-scientists-find-first-evidence-of-popular-farm-pesticides-in-drinking-water/?utm_term=.0bf6ed20c68617/04/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThis is such a calming and well-written post @Jim 🐝 Cody. Well, except for the part where our bee population is threatened. I hope more actions are taken soon to protect our bees. Whether they're bees or beBee bees, we need to spread the honey.16/04/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsBeautiful message and a very important buzz @Jim 🐝 Cody We need to remove the toxic bees that contaminate the honey we produce and the toxic pesticides from tje plants that produce the crops. This toxicity is not good for the bees and us humans who consume those crops.
Excellent buzz A must read.
- Producer12/04/2017NEWS TO BE ONLY BEMUSED?Past propounds on future Death propounds on living Share propounds on giving Amazing! Where we are exactly heading? News are now only aiming to create sensation T.R.P. and profit is our only intension Devoid of reality...
Comments13/04/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.without trees no bees, thank you for again a gem of a honey delicious post that reminds us to be grateful for what nature offers @debasish majumder12/04/2017 #6 Gerald HechtThank you kindly for tagging me @debasish majumder thought provoking. A lot of truth seems (in this world) to be missing or something; yet the number of graduating broadcast/journalist majors keeps increasing; as do the number of green screens, cameras and microphones...and (I guess) they gotta say something...
WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion and Drive)~ 100 buzzes
Sara Jacobovici- "Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world."
Fatima Williams - “…we don't need to be an expert at something to make a change or do something different. All we need is the passion and drive to do something different .”
Ali Anani - "WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion, and Drive) is the main factor of succeeding in whatever we do."
Ali Anani "Handle your WPD with care…it is fragile unless your self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contamination by negative emotions.", which his statement is the purpose of this hive. We welcome your contributions pertaining to the complexity of emotions.
Fatima Williams - “…we don't need to be an expert at something to make a change or do something different. All we need is the passion and drive to do something different .”
Ali Anani - "WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion, and Drive) is the main factor of succeeding in whatever we do."
Ali Anani "Handle your WPD with care…it is fragile unless your self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contamination by negative emotions.", which his statement is the purpose of this hive. We welcome your contributions pertaining to the complexity of emotions.