- Producer23/02/2017Seven Natural Wonders of TimeSeven natural wonders of time - in my view. I am drawn to heights and places where time surrounds me. Spaces where time stretches away and spots where distant history rushes towards you. Vredefort Dome More than two billion years ago...
Comments24/02/2017 #31 🐝 Fatima WilliamsWonderful images with a touching description. Beauty of nature never ceases to amaze us. @Gert Scholtz Your buzz tells me how well you connect with nature and appreciate it's beauty and the contribution it makes to each one of us.
A must visit all these magnificent places.
I Imagined travelling two billion years in the seven natural wonders of time.
Thank you for the journey into the beauty that surrounds you.24/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 you are welcome, all on my bucket list - let me first complete my business management course for startups then i take off @Gert Scholtz24/02/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Jerry Fletcher I hope that you will someday have the chance to experience the reality of the pictures and images. Many thanks for your encouraging comments.24/02/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Love this one from Gert Scholtz!24/02/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Well-being for our heart and soul @Gert Scholtz, each day a cup of inspiring beauty in words and images, I say yes to that! Thank you.24/02/2017 #17 VDS BrinkGert! What a wonderfull story about wonders of our country! The beauty is that you barely touched the surface. Please do a followup on the next seven wonders: The hollow caves in the Eastern Free State while the sun sets. The Richtersveld what no words will ever describe. The Tankwa Karoo where time stands still, the Wild Coast, the world's most beautiful flower show around Gharies and Kamieskroon, the endless horizons of the Highveld and an old lion sleeping away in Kruger while naughty warthogs disturb him!24/02/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz@Savvy Raj @Sara Jacobovici @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I appreciate your friendly words, thank you for reading. South Africa's natural diversity is a world in one country – mountains, forests, desert, tropical coastlines, waterfalls, lakes, the bush, many more. Do visit one day and come and explore even more natural wonders of time within the beauty of the country.24/02/2017 #11 Savvy RajAmazing journey through time and spaces @Gert Scholtz thanks so much for sharing these here. I especially connected with these lines amongst the many here ....The mists, strands and waters fall down in space only to repeat the cycle through the earth’s natural rhythms.24/02/2017 #10 VDS BrinkGert! What a wonderfull story about wonders of our country! The beauty is that you barely touched the surface. Please do a followup on the next seven wonders: The hollow caves in the Eastern Free State while the sun sets. The Richtersveld what no words will ever describe. The Tankwa Karoo where time stands still, the Wild Coast, the world's most beautiful flower show around Gharies and Kamieskroon, the endless horizons of the Highveld and an old lion sleeping away in Kruger while naughty warthogs disturb him!
- ProducerRenewed Perception This week I was honored to attend an interesting mindfulness workshop provided by Patrick Poedts. It was a beautiful experience. In every way. Not only because of the gift, expertise and life experience of Patrick to make us feel at ease, and to...
Comments24/02/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Praveen Raj Gullepalli, that is very insightful, very well elaborated, thank you!24/02/2017 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli@Ken Boddie thanks for the tag. Now I need to get a cat outta the bag;) I have had my share of silence, i must now exercise some poetic licence;)
Allow me a few words on awareness and mindfulness. Awareness is the door, for perception to receive its guests - the sensations, courtesy the senses. Meditation is the stilling of the senses - in a neutral, quiet environment, that automatically clears the mind of its thoughts. You are then aware of only being aware. An emptied / empty mind is a great medium, primed for the highest perception the moment our senses are deployed through acts of intense concentration. Concentration is often done to visualise something when it is not accompanied by physical action. When you visualise with the greatest of clarity and detail, you create. You enable the thought to become a thing. You materialise that into your life in just a matter of some time. But then again, going back, Awareness is always the first condition. The more aware / mindful you are, the higher the quality of meditation or concentration, and the greater the success. ;)24/02/2017 #18 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.great to see you here @Darko Lugonja! You are most welcome and thank you for your view.24/02/2017 #17 Darko LugonjaThanks for sharing those great stories and experiences. As chocolate afficionado may understand the comparison and the experiences. Usred to have simulator experiences with few other brands (like Leonidas, for example). The unforgetable experiences. Thank you for opening this topic. On the other hand, se need such experiences and escapes from everyday life and its burdens. Best 👍☺🙌24/02/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 thank you @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven this is a precious add to the article above. Thanks for expressing your unique voice here.24/02/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman grateful for your comments.24/02/2017 #14 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI totally agree with mediation. Yet, as a christian I feel mediation has a more powerful meaning.
Biblical mediation is not even slightly linked to transcendental meditation or yoga; you don't become detached in your mind from thoughts or images when mediating on the word. The object of Eastern Meditation practices is to focus on emptying the mind of thoughts or images. Biblical meditation is never a state that your mind becomes detached from thought or image. In fact, it is to focus the mind MORE on a particular subject. The objective for biblical meditation is to make the conceptual nature of the Word of God a reality in your life.
God promises good success and a prosperous way to a person who meditates on the Word of God. God instructed Joshua, that this Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. "For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." Joshua 1:8
You must first spend time investigating what the Bible says on your topic of interest. The Bible always reveals what God's purposes, plans, thoughts, and will are for humanity. You personally need to investigate what the Word of God says about the subject you are interested in.
Next you will need to collect all the scriptures related to the topic you are examining. Don't just gather scriptures from the Bible that support your personal perspective, but collect ALL the biblical scriptures related to your topic of interest.
At this point, actually begin to practice biblical meditation by thinking about God's Word in your mind. You might want to say the scriptures out loud to yourself. Fill your mind and your mouth with the Word of God. Meditating will increase your confidence or level of faith in God and His Word.
This is the objective of Biblical Meditation. A believer meditates on the Word of God so that Faith [confidence] is produced in the heart.24/02/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanPerception can lead us in many directions, some good and some not so good. I prefer the good and try to be mindful of which direction I take. Using our senses to enjoy even the little things life has to offer is worth the time. Enlightening post, Liesbeth.24/02/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#11 thanks for being so brave and open @Robin Barton. This helps others as well. To realize we are never alone.24/02/2017 #11 Robin BartonThere was a time when I did not believe in meditation or mindfulness-I thought I had all the skills I needed to cope with life, until for the first time in my career, I was laid off from a job that paid very well and I loved. Budget cuts...but still, I was devastated. At that time, I couldn't see the positives. I wouldn't see the positives. But I knew I had to calm myself down and focus. One minute of meditation a day was all I could handle, but it did something in my brain and my heart. Not physically, but mentally of course. I extended the time every few weeks to go longer. Truly, I can only sit like that for about 10-15 minutes max, but I know it helped me get through that crappy time and build my confidence back up to get a new job. Thanks Liesbeth, for writing about mindfulness. It truly is helpful and not just some new age crock!24/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.oh my God @Deb 🐝 Helfrich the chocolate link you added, leads to deliciousness! We are lucky to have you around. I so adore your comments, many thanks!24/02/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis is such an interesting buzz, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. - I would have included you in my hall of fame of people I know who were present to their perceptions - your stories are marvels of seeing & describing life in surprising and therefore enlightening ways. And yet, there is always something new to be learned, and the world is full of inspiring teachers who can open our mindstate to how contemporary life causes us to sleep-walk - at a very fast pace.
I call my state of overwhelm mind-full-of-itself-ness. The racing, repetitive thoughts keep my mind occupied only with what it needs to process, rather than having the ability to be drawn into the moment, out into the world via my senses - the neighborhoods were delight can lurk.
I am confused by chocolate ice cream. Utterly. In order to really savor chocolate, our mouth needs to be warm and the solids need to begin melting. This may be the most controversial thing I've ever said, but chocolate ice cream is a travesty concocted to keep people from understanding their own tastebuds. I myself am tremendously partial to Askinosie Chocolate: https://www.askinosie.com/
There is a lovely paradox in the way that sometimes conversations with other people, or a small group class can help us become aware of our own internal states and the complexity of the experiences that we take for granted when we rush about our overly scheduled days.
"We have the right to be human just as we are."24/02/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#7 agree that can make all the difference @Pascal Derrien thank you24/02/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#5 that sounds good @Devesh Bhatt, you are in an excellent mood!24/02/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.I love the term beBee community @Ken Boddie, I wonder what the following beautiful bees would love to add here @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Devesh Bhatt @Milos Djukic @Adriana Bevacqua García @David B. Grinberg @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador24/02/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#2 @Ken Boddie what a beautiful comment. Thanks so much. You have well understood the message. Grateful for you!
- Producer18/02/2017MOON, AN AMAZING MONIKER!Looking at a crescent Moon The beauty nature portray is an amazing boon Uniquely it appears to our vision Deflect us from our mission Moon, you are not our ultimate destination! The way it glows Gives us a strong blow...
Comments21/02/2017 #16 Lada 🏡 PrkicYou are a true poet, and poets are definitely cut from a different cloth, dear Debasish.
While I was writing this comment I watched the moon through the window, looking for inspiration. Although a worshiper of its beauty, I am not a poet and don't have this special ability to express feelings through poetry like you. But I can understand the feelings beneath the verses. Thank you for putting down on paper those emotions and showing us your wonderful gift.
- Producer16/02/2017Fireside Chats: MilestonesDid you know that February is Spunky Old Broads month? I hadn't until two years ago when a friend -- Claire LeSage -- told me about it. I wrote a post on it -- Spunky Old Broads -- but that one wasn't about aging. This one is, and it's on my mind...
Comments19/02/2017 #13 Susan Rooks#11 Thanks so much for the kind words, @Gloria Ochoa! Yes, in the last few years she has been sharing stories -- no Alzheimer's or dementia -- and it's fun to remember.
And like you, 30 was my dreaded milestone, although many, many years before you. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment here!18/02/2017 #11 AnonymousHappy 100 Bday to your mom!!! I bet she has stories we all would love!!! (Wish I had, had the foresight to ask my grandparents for their stories). 30 was my dreaded milestone and what spurred me into life long learning and student loans that just wont go away! hee hee. The only one in my circle and family to take nerd and geek it out. LOL
Proud to be a Spunky Old Broad (in my own mind anyway! LOL) Great post Susan!!18/02/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanAww, I love this post, @Susan Rooks. I remember turning 16 - sweet sixteen wasn't me, though. I didn't get into trouble but I was a bratty had to be in the "in-crowd" teenager. Turning 30 was major for me. I got a divorce, had surgery and my father passed away when I was in the hospital. Two years later, I moved to South Florida. After that, I had many life changing events but I managed to keep moving forward. Happy 100th Birthday Marcia Rooks!16/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici"Happy 100th birthday, Marcia Rooks!" And many more!!! Great post @Susan Rooks. I appreciate your sentiments and insights. I also agree with the following: "All of those milestones make us who we are today. Each set us on a path we couldn't have seen clearly then, even if we had mapped it out, debated the pros and cons of action plans,or created a timeline of dates for accomplishments." Onward and upward!
- Producer14/02/2017Personal Brand, Personal, Persona: The mask you where for business purposesI have typed that title out in comments on what personal branding is more than few times recently. Here's why.I have read articles that suggest it is a good thing to use a professional name in order to distance who you are in life from your brand. A...
Comments16/02/2017 #22 Max🐝 J. Carter#21 There has been the term Medicine Man and Woman, Taltos, Kahuna, Healer, Priest and a slew of others that have been lumped in one category that these days is called Shaman.
In the oldest of definitions a Shaman is one who would wield influence in the spiritual world for the purpose of soul healing and teaching the people of a community wisdom and how to treat each other in order to keep the other side from screwing with their lives.
As cultures and definitions have blended this has been lost from the origin of the word. Generally speaking depending on the type there are those who enter a trance state to do the job using rituals and plants with psychedelic properties in order to get the job done.
In modern day too much of the focus in my opinion has been placed on the use of psychedelics as the short cut for awakening and moving up the ladder of conscious level awareness as a short cut that too often in my experience becomes a crutch and at times leads to self destructive behavior.
The Shamanic journey itself is learning to master your darkness and never again fear anything that might go bump in the night or anything within yourself by bringing balance to you inner darkness and the light that it gives birth to. Once you do that the things on the other side that would scare most are sacred of you and you tend to creep out those who only know the light and forsake the darkness.16/02/2017 #20 Max🐝 J. Carter#19 It's a term that has been bastardized in the USA to get away with doing drugs and calling it a religious practice.
I don't use psychedelics and never have.
There is no box but the boxes we create for ourselves.
Or to quote the band Delain and their song We are the Others. Normal is just a uniform.16/02/2017 #19 Robert Bacal#18 @Max🐝 J. Carter Glad you weren't offended. I couldn't come up with a better word than "normal" at the time, but I use it with no judgment attached. Just meaning outside the box (ugh) or unconventional, or like that. Most societies and belief systems have included, or still include Shamans. Or the remnants.16/02/2017 #18 Max🐝 J. Carter#17 I reject the idea of normal just as being an individual however I get what you are saying and I am not offended by it at all.
In ancient times a Shaman was a soul healer.
Livin' it true from the core is the authentic life regardless the mask we might wear. Any time we act with a deceptive intent we damage our souls and soul healing is emotional self healing and more of what a Shaman does is guide you through that.
I agree we have many aspects of us that all are true representations of self.
The beauty is we can also grow and evolve and not be trapped in the prison of history.
Everything we do that involves identity is a projection of self based on the words we use after I, me and what we claim as my or mine to define who we are projecting ourselves to be into existence.
We are all infinite. After the words "I am" anything else is merely describing the state of our being in the present moment. It's the image prison of how we see ourselves that we build.16/02/2017 #17 Robert Bacal@Max🐝 J. Carter Max, if one strips away the more arcane aspect of being a shaman, which many reject out of hand, and focus on a few "normal" elements of what you say, it starts to make sense.
"We all wear masks in some form or another throughout our lives. It's the behavioral traits we allow to come forth in one situation versus another."
IS true and accurate in psychological terms. Different parts of ourselves come out in different situations, either intentionally or unintentionally. Behavior is context driven. I talked differently to my boss than my wife, for example. Or to my football buddies compared to people from academe.
In all those situations, I am being authentic. It's all "me".
We DO tend to project images (or in the new jargon, brand characteristics. Different ones at different times. Again, different image projections, different aspects of a brand can all be "true and authentic".
One of these days I have to write about what my view on personal branding and autheticiity means to me.14/02/2017 #14 Don 🐝 KerrNormally I am loathe to comment on such balderdash as those who perpetrate such nonsense and fakery will attempt to find sanctuary in the temple of bullying trolls - witness your comment to @Jim Murray View moreNormally I am loathe to comment on such balderdash as those who perpetrate such nonsense and fakery will attempt to find sanctuary in the temple of bullying trolls - witness your comment to @Jim Murray. If one can equate telling the truth to committing slander then we have truly slipped fully into the embrace of alternative fact. To suggest for a moment that the road to create a relevant and impactful brand - personal or corporate - lies in fakery is absurd in the extreme. To wit - "When forming an online identity that is your personal brand and you put on a mask to show the world this is who you want them to see. That mask is as authentic as the intent behind it." This approach is predicated upon creating a false impression and runs counter to all principles of what it means to create genuinely and emotionally connected brands. If one does not want to be identified with what they're selling - perhaps understandable in some cases - and thereby retain plausible deniability in the vein of 'well you should have known better than to buy what I was selling' then your are creating a brand, a persona and in many regards a person whose foundation is built upon shifting sands. Poppycock. And, to put a final touch on this - before you get all huffy and puffy with whichever persona you choose - I ain't slandering you. I am though calling you out. Close14/02/2017 #12 Jim MurraySo basically you have created a fake persona that you are calling authentic> Do you have any idea how dishonest that sounds to someone who believes that authenticity has nothing to do with personas at all but with real people? Nobody knows who you really are at all, and you're proud of that. Wow. You should be working for the Trump administration, they could really use some fake personas because their real one just aren't working out for them. You don't need to respond to this because, honestly anything you have to say to support the position you take in this post will further this absurdity of it all.14/02/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee"The reason beBee is the tool to use, is that through Publisher you can explore that brand and refine it through blogging. It's a tool for exploring your brand as you go while you are getting constant feedback from the community and how they feel about what you are bringing to the table.
Know your audience and build the right audience. " by @Max🐝 J. Carter
- Producer09/02/2017TIME- THE ONLY PRIME!What is time? I am in dilemma Wasting time is a crime? Exploiting to its fullest and crate a value, which is prime Time you are truly an enigma An abstract icon, failing to utilize it causing an anathema! What is time?...
Comments11/02/2017 #11 David B. GrinbergVery creative and impressive buzz, Debasish. Time, for all practical purposes, is a manufactured and artificial creation to give order and structure to our lives. As you know, time is relative and moves at different speeds on Earth and in space. Scientists say the faster one travels in space, the more time slows down compared to Earth. Thus, by traveling near the speed of light for one year, a decade or more of time might have passed on Earth. Therefore, if one were to return to Earth after intergalactic travel near light speed, it would be similar to time travel to the future. Moreover, as Einstein theorized, space and time are one and form the fabric of the Universe (space-time). I hope the mysteries of time are solved during our time here on Earth. The wonder of the Universe awaits us.10/02/2017 #9 Joris PlaatstaalWhy do we seem to need capturing life in words and poems?
Time is relative, subjective and objective. That leaves time to obtain a freedom you can use or neglect.
Time (or life) is not something that is forced upon us. I see it as a gift.
Am I wrong in my perception that many of us experience that gift as a burden?
We are not obliged to endure life and time. It is a gift to us. Not a curse.
It only seems to be a curse, in our addiction to achieve wealth and power.
Please, don't let me be the only one that is able to be happy with the gift we received.
- Producer05/02/2017Small Today, Significant TomorrowIt is very unfortunate that we tend to associate the butterfly effect mostly to weather. Humans are affected equally with the butterfly effect. Managers and leaders need to grasp the extensibility of this effect to the human domain. This buzz is...
Comments09/02/2017 #78 Ali Anani#77 Dear @Deb🐝 Lange- I have just commented on your buzz of today. You know by now that I trust completely what you say here. You are correct. It is in taking small steps that we may eventually have a great change happening. If we go too fast we might miss the real value of change. It is like the logistic equation- if we go very fast we lose seeing the steps in between. I couldn't agree more with you.09/02/2017 #77 Deb🐝 LangeDear @Ali Anani yes - we often talk about all the changes we want to make in the world or in our lives and get overwhelmed. Once again, I "think & sense" when we do this we live in the world of ideas and abstractions rather than coming back into the physical world where we can take a fist step. If we take the first step, and the next first step, and the next first step - all those little steps begin to ripple out and the next minute we look back and say, yes we created change - and it started with the first act of kindness, or that first act of composting, or that first act of generosity. Thank-you again for a wonderful post.07/02/2017 #75 🐝 Fatima Williams#71 I admire the comments between you amazing intelligent and creative people. I just read them and reflect on them as they reflect real life experiences and I am thankful to you for being so generous in your choice to give which leaves me with a choice to receive.
When we make a choice some fail to consider the most important question.
A.How does this choice benefit me ? B. Will it add value to my life? C. Will the consequences of this choice be good for the people around me?
" Rather than the above we end up with the below questions?Will this choice benefit others ? Is it good ? What will he/she think of my choice etc "
I believe that an embedded choice for me is asking the questions A,B & C. You might call it selfish. But this is the lesson I've learnt from my experience with the people and MY choices in life so far.
Thank you @Ali Anani for tagging me to share and also read these great comments which I would have otherwise missed.07/02/2017 #73 Max🐝 J. Carter#60 I am not sure this has anything to do with what I said.
#67 @Ali Anani Who wants to go against the tide and lose popularity?
I do it daily and with nearly every piece I write.
That we let popularity dictate anything is part of the problem. It is again something that stifles growth and progress in society and in humanity.
Scientific studies on the herd or mob effect show that generally speaking the popular thing is usually the dumbest thing as when we gather in crowds we lose our intellect and become as intelligent as the least intelligent person or people in the crowd. It's one of the most damaging things we do as a species to allow ourselves to give in to popularity.
This is why I never really care who I am about to piss off because the ones who I usually piss off the most are more concerned with their popularity and showing off then they are with getting it right.
The thing I find interesting is watching the unpopular gaining ground against the popular for finally cutting through all the bullshit that every one is tired of seeing the results of the now we live in.07/02/2017 #70 Ali Anani#69 Yes, you are right @Harvey Lloyd as we have the keys to the executive wash room. I had my own experiences and I did affect change (For example, not segregating male students from male students in a conservative country). It is a story I am proud of because I used a simple creative idea to d that. I met huge challenges, but I was also ready for them. Like your catalyst idea assuming there is a chemicl reaction first. Who will start the reaction then my friend?07/02/2017 #69 Harvey Lloyd#67 I believe you have the key to the executive wash room. I contend that any choice that will change the path of existence will present the 50/50 polarized positions. My personal opinion is a catalyst will be needed to force change. I believe we can all conjure up the scope of many catalysts. I will leave that to your imagination.
@Sara Jacobovici discusses the individual efforts and the choices we make can have effect. I agree to a point, but my choices are offset by mere population growth. We will reach the tipping point where lifestyle change will be mandatory. This will not be a pretty time. I am not a doomsdayer. But do recognize a little change now in the path of existence at the macro level will go a long way for future generations to live comfortably.
A few years ago the "Cradle to Grave concept" was initiated, it fizzled. But implied you can't move forward unless you had a recycle plan. A case study by Caterpillar demonstrated that by beefing up their parts engineering, the end of life was now a rebuild opportunity and increased sales.07/02/2017 #68 Sara Jacobovici#62 Thank you for the mention @Harvey Lloyd. I confess, I am behind in reading the comments so I hope my response does not seem out of place (or out of line). I don't have a scientific backing for this but my attitude is; where there is a will, there is a way. From what I have been taught, we have the capacity to have clean technology. When it comes to lifestyle, we don't have to give anything up, I think what we have to do is adjust. It comes full circle back to choice.07/02/2017 #66 Harvey Lloyd#65 I agree in theory the 100 monkey scenario mentioned earlier is a process to look upon. I would contend though that in order to reach critical mass we would need a great many to make the change as you describe. This is why leadership within all areas is needed along a singular platform. In essence this theory is asking the tail to wag the dog. Clear and concise leadership that all can follow is what is needed.
This is difficult to find, as leadership must also contend with popularity, regardless of side. Key players in industry have the opportunity to present alternative plans of global success and many may have already done so. But i fear many are more for or against something as opposed to becoming solution providers.07/02/2017 #65 Ali Anani#62 I invite dear @Sara Jacobovici to respond first dera @Harvey Lloyd as Sara is the one who writes often about choices. However; I would add that taking a choice means taking a different position. In complexity, small changing in positions may take us into new paths that emerge.07/02/2017 #63 John RylanceAli , I think there are two concepts here re the sand and snowflake quotes, the first is the "straw that breakers the camel's back". That is taking the risk the outcome of your action won't cause problems, whereas the snowflake sees no correlation between its action and the possible likely outcome. #4407/02/2017 #62 Harvey LloydAhh, @Ali Anani, you and @Sara Jacobovici invite the elephant to the room with your thoughts. I can only take but small bites as the old wiring of my brain is slow these days.
I sit here and write a comment on a computer that was manufactured and the digits roll through our local network (copper and mined for the wires) to a server farm in hinter land. A site like beBee has engaged us in the butterfly effect you speak. In order for us to have a voice in social media we needed all the components to make it work. From the land to the professionals of design to the construction workers and many more.
I speak to our existence as the issue and not necessarily our choices. Can we get people to alter their lifestyles, i believe so, but lifestyles are not the cause, it is our existence and the need for advancement of our civilization. Are we willing to give up beBee for a reduction in our carbon footprint?
This is not to say that we cant return to sustainable living. I believe the butterfly effect can be used to make this happen. A few decades back, when this all began, we started a process of cradle to grave thinking. It stalled. I believe this is the process we need to consider for our sustainability. Cradle to grave design made entrepreneurs, capital investment and many other aspects of development include the planet in the ultimate design.
But we all need to be prepared. This will convert the resources that once were free into a cost center. This cost will raise our cost of living.07/02/2017 #61 Anonymous#59 "We need to be alert that a drop of kindness today may build the future of others" this is key aspect where there's a roller coaster ride taken and (doesn't imply to those with power pockets). But hurts the economy. Dig out the past a few decades back "what made some great persona(s) to say so and so countries will be aspiring after some years or will be under the category of highly developed. Where as the growth awareness aspects were part of those locales of great persona's". Yes, this was my first focused point delivering subject point perspectives with east Asians during 1990. And later connecting the dots expressed reasoning and referring the why's (in return the team told me to relocate to china travel along we will look into the needful, they were in a hurry not ready to wait for the crisis/recession to come and go, it was risky for investment returns). What has been told by East Asians (5 of them) in 1990 and the team (group of 50) never thought who or what I am but extended the reach. At some places some jump up to extend reach and be beneficial for both OR exchange in research to bag benefits OR engage in requirements gathering build businesses.. A times my spouse will say "you need to generate job opportunities for others not focusing on like others looking into profiting, maybe in journey of doing good to others you die with poverty".. I give a smile because often hear from many saying those words "don't think for others, think for yourself". There are many who think for themselves (one of the reasons of crisis, recession, sudden country growth, fear of attack, making variety of weapons and some instigating groups). At least if few countable people should step forward sharing awareness..07/02/2017 #60 Anonymous#54 Once on travel in transit, observed a couple were murmuring whispering eye and eye brow signs, tap on a phone and fingers pointing (many whether America or UK fav smartphone) were towards a roughly used mobile in my hand. (later understood they were originated from the country I was going to visit). I didn't hesitate to ask about the features of the phone they carried, gave a listen showed what they said along with proud feel of the cost and quality. In turn showed how comfortable I am using Nokia E90, the price is more and also it's authentic made, assembled, mfg in a place to view removed the back cover. Then showed another mobile with dual Sim, sleek and fancy having all the features of the same smart phone they were plus few more functions included came along a stylus. And with a smile gave my feedback this fancy phone is made, assembled, mfg and designed in China by removing back cover and told them for the cost of your smartphone in your hand I can buy a dozen of these, And I know what's behind the back flap of the smart phone. They took excuse, giving an ear to announcement about flights. Walked off hurriedly. I know the later consequences, while boarding American Airways flight ignoring their comfortableness, was seeing the flights across the panes on Heathrow. In some countries it's tough to play with customers, but need to be true. I agree people get carried away easily but not always (much to focus on this point). Without hesitation I salute your new president.
- Producer04/02/2017If I Were Given A Second Chance, I'd Skip The Hard WorkIt may be a cliche; but like all cliches --it's existence depends on deep, inevitable and universally understood human truths.The truth here is that when you reach a certain age, you begin to take stock of your life. On the whole, I have no no...
Comments21/02/2017 #79 Darrell Dudeckhttps://youtu.be/d8Ql1mCx_Fo
Spending too much time in recess only leads to a different set of regrets. I often wish I had a bit more of your self-discipline when I was younger. What I do have, are many bizarre strories and at least as many that are...well, just sad. Regrets?...you betcha, but I've always stood firmly on my side of the fence that is moderation. The only change has been what I choose to indulge in.
Funny...I used to party occasionally at West Chester around the same time you were there. Cheers, Gerry06/02/2017 #67 Brian McKenzieShit like this bothers me go no end. Where the fuck was I before? And really, an all seeing, all knowing God already knows the end, do why bother with the show at all? Or maybe there isnt a God and it just a story we tell each to make the end into Nothing palpable. Given the choice, I would not have come. Which leads me to the notion that I was forced to come here by a grand scheme ... or that there is no grand schemd and the whole fucking thing is pointless. It is truly dithering. Damn the Mayans for being wrong about 2012.- damn them indeed.06/02/2017 #65 Brian McKenzie#53 i meant the whole shebang - i wouldnt do LIFE again. Mine or one that is changed or one of somebody else's. I wouldnt do it at all. None of it. It's a miserable little diorama that I would not volunteer for. I dont believe it has any value beyond 6 seconds and 3 cents, tis why I will not give the machine another generation. This shit ends with me. These genes are done.06/02/2017 #62 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#57 A very good morning to you too Gerry...and you're the man who can even when he can ;) That's a great pic of yours by the way...woulda been purrfect with that guitar in hand. Gotta see if i can buy a bottle o Geritol at the apothecary. Could well replace the nightcap:)
- Producer04/02/2017TYRANNY OF TECHNOLOGY!Tyranny of technology Engulfing us with its mighty cacophony Making us numb A sheer dumb Compelling to surrender us with its stunning presentation Dazzled us by its dispensation Accelerating us with its immense motion...
Comments05/02/2017 #7 Ali AnaniYou said it all at the end dear debasish majumder by writing "Where we lost our vision, but having no regret"? We are increasingly getting less responsible and this is brilliantly reflected in "When we observe a modern man hooked with his modern device
Crossing a busy road, not heeding to impending disaster in disguise".
Sadly true. I believe this is one of your best poems.
- Producer02/02/2017An Empowered Life Question To Self...Do I have the skills, authority, capability, autonomy, motivation to take charge of my life?That is one of my questions to self, as I grow older. I am accountable to the 'me' I want to be, and have been throughout my life.If I...
Comments03/02/2017 #13 Laura MikolaitisA beautiful message and lovely and vibrant poem, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. While we have definitely made strides in many areas there are still road blocks, aren't there? I continually deal with the label of "being a woman" in the work place and fighting for equal pay. It's an exhausting battle, but one that I have to fight. Not just for me but for those that come after me, and for those who haven't found their voice yet. It's disheartening to watch the inequality that reverberates throughout our society, and sometimes within the confines of our own environment. If you are a strong, intelligent woman who is passionate and not afraid to speak her mind, you risk being labeled as a bitch. And for a while, I let the labels and judgement hold me back from being me. It's freeing to walk the walk though and I'm so glad I finally broke free from the "can't" handcuffs.03/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great conversation you had with your daughter @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Believe me, the things you speak about now may not seem to be resonating with her but your words will. You walk the talk and that's what matters. Your poem sounded like something Maya Angelou would have written, I really like it. Very inspirational read.02/02/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergThanks for this awesome buzz, DL. Put simply, sex-based discrimination against women and girls should never be tolerated -- period! Moreover, sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, pregnancy bias and gender-based wage discrimination (equal work for equal pay).
Further, I would be remiss without mentioning the many other types of discrimination ranging from the workplace to every place, including (but not limited to): race, color, religion, national origin/ethnicity, age/looks, disability, genetic information/DNA, etc.
- Producer01/02/2017Chasing Your Dream Without Having It Turn Into A NightmareA while ago I wrote a piece entitled ‘The Inherent Value of Doing Nothing.https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/the-inherent-value-of-doing-nothingThis was essentially a treatise born out of the extreme fatigue that comes from packing up your...
Comments04/02/2017 #24 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Jim Murray.. Sometimes when I read your posts I imagine you're on a rocking chair and I'm sitting opposite, listening rapt with attention. Thanks for this advice.Ive had dreams go well and those which border on nightmares. I'm okay with both, once I don't stop dreaming 😊🤗04/02/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins"A lot of people end up sacrificing their dreams. Frank Capra knew that way back in the day when he created “It’s A Wonderful Life”, and it’s a very common theme in both literature and film." It's a very common theme in life in general...What would it really matter to the world if I was not here? Well @Jim Murray...I have to share with you my "It's a Wonderful Life" moment...After taking several weeks away from my practice to care for my father at the end of his "Wonderful Life," the first client I treated upon my return came into my office and broke down in tears...Yes, she had sympathy for me and what I had just been through personally, but more than that, she missed ME...ME...This person she and her body had grown accustomed to seeing...week after week...for relief of her physical discomfort and calming of her mind. She is a kidney transplant patient from birth...thirty five years old and looks like my grandmother...and she missed our time together. I am certainly not working miracles for anyone like Clarence might have done...I am just a human being giving what I can offer...My Time...My Patience...and My Love...That is all I have to give...and I know now, that it is enough...Thank you for the reminder;-)02/02/2017 #15 Jim Murray#3 @Paul Walters. Sounds to me like you are the best qualified writer to create a treatment for it. The advice I have is simple: encapsulate the story. Don't think of it as anything that's going to be a movie, because the people who read it need to have room to imagine it as such. Don't indicate any camera moves or any sort of cinematic visions. Just break it down into scenes, describe the scenes, dimensionalize the characters and connect the story dots. If you like I can send you one of mine. I actually don't believe in them a lot, because it's just as easy to write the screenplay and a lot more fun. Message me an email address.02/02/2017 #11 Jim Murray#8 Thanks @Todd Jones. (will follow you soon). I started my business by gradually starting to freelances while I was still working. It wasn't a hassle because the account guy and my art director where both people I was working with in the agency and we were all on top of our game. But I didn't let go of the agency gig for more than 2 years. So that's where this idea came from.02/02/2017 #8 Todd JonesFinally, a voice of reason! Jim, this is hands down the best advice I've read on the subject.
25 years ago, with more balls than brains, I turned my back on a stable career to pursue impassioned dreams of fortune and glory. The failed venture left me broke and struggling with debt for more than ten years. I suspect that my experience is far more common than the triumph and satisfaction promised by the "Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow" snake oil peddlers.
Thankfully I was young enough that I had plenty of time to recover. This might not be the case for those passion seekers struggling through midlife burnout. The statistics are well documented. Nine out of ten business ventures fail within the first three years. Never cash out a retirement fund to pursue a dream. If you are gonna be dumb, you'd better be young.
Humans are a funny lot. This post should be garnering far more attention and engagement than it has. I suppose it's because of the mortal proclivity to only hear and see what we want to hear and see, and not what we need to.02/02/2017 #6 Kristen MaslankaThank you for sharing your wisdom. This was certainly something I needed to hear. I'm facing some similar issues as you'll read in my stories, so I'm excited to hear such a (for lack of a better term) Taoist approach to let things unravel as they will, and as you worded it- phase it into my life.
- Producer01/02/2017My Don’t Quit Coffee Cup“Don't Quit” is two verses of a poem on my favorite coffee mug. Do you have some favorite mementos? Something, whether expensive or not, that reminds you of something significant in your past? I was just making another mug of...
Comments01/02/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergThanks so much for this inspiring and motivational buzz, Lance. I also like these sayings:
1) Quitters never win and winners never quit.
2) Those who never fall never climb.
3) It's always darkest before the dawn.
4) You're closer than you think.
Actually, I'm reminded of your Gold Rush blog post with the image of the miners. That's because some miners who worked for a long time ended up quitting when they were so close to striking the gold vein. If they only would have persisted a little bit longer, they could have hit the jackpot.
Nice buzz, mate!01/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe alternative is to be sent to Robben Island. One way or another, the world finds a way of making us.
Last year @Graham🐝 Edwards provided a profound view of broken china and a different way at looking at brokenness http://makezine.com/2015/08/17/kintsugi-japanese-art-recognizing-beauty-broken-things/ This introduction to "kintsugi" altered my perspective.
The long shot is even if that mug is highly valued, if it required kintsugi, the original meaning of it is not lost, but the new lines it supports makes the idea of challenge beautiful. Beauty in the brokeness rather than the struggle not to break, if we have this art.01/02/2017 #2 Max🐝 J. CarterThis was great @Lance 🐝 Scoular. When I am working with people one on one or in groups I often tell them to rest but never quit and I don't remember where it came from for me however it is something always in the back of my mind for several years.
I may start giving them this poem which is a great tool to have and thank you for sharing it with us in its entirety.
- Producer27/01/2017Human One Point O Have you heard about the Mars One Project `` Mars One plans to establish the first human settlement on Mars by April 2023? The first crew of four astronauts emigrate to their new planet from Earth, a journey that takes seven months. A new team will...
Comments29/01/2017 #25 Aleta CurryWhat an eerily-evocative photograph!
See, just reading the opening paragraph, there I was all ready to start with my 'stop with the cosmic gaseous emission pollution and leave people who are bigger and badder than we are alone ain't you people ever heard of The Borg?' spiel. But this isn't about that. before it's begun! :D
Thanks for another thought-provoking piece, @Pascal Derrien.28/01/2017 #24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#22 The Martian's would welcome us because we will arrive with solutions to overcome their global warming issue, it is the Venusian's that they are dead scared of. They did not even try to explore Earth or Mars before global warming turned Venus into a brimstone planet. http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/06/-venus-and-mars-hold-priceless-climate-change-warnings-for-earth-todays-most-popular.html
Alas the Martians are no more, so Mars is simply the planetary equivalent of early settlement Australia, we can place all the personal branding people that Douglas N. Adams once designed the B-Ark for. This time we will keep the prisoners though as prison workers.
B-Ark - Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSid-p0Xlk028/01/2017 #21 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHuman beings in jam jars - that is actually where civilization is in terms of how evolved it really is. The good news is that we are still evolving, the bad news is that it is not fast enough. The most amazing people are those who invited refugee's into their own homes - but that is the road lesser traveled. We only know where we are on this issue, when the territory is our own home. Empathy at our own individual door step has a different face than when a government takes responsibility for it. Remember Bablyon was in Iraq and the Rastafarians keep singing about the fate of Bablyon as a allegory for the United States. Empires rise, empires fall. We don't need to go to Mars, for the way humanity is proceeding, it seems they want Earth to look like Mars.28/01/2017 #18 Aurorasa Sima#11 Well, the US is not one them. The military has bombed Irak, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen in the last 4 weeks. Don´t ask me why. Ask someone clever.
I agree that Germany should be proud. But they must not make the mistake of ignoring and underestimating the anger of the people for too long. Latest since the terror attack, there´s a fair share of anger in France too.
That said, making sure that everyone follows their rules. Guests and citizens alike s not racism. Germany has potential to optimize in that area - or they´ll end up with a Trump of their own.28/01/2017 #10 Aurorasa SimaIt must be difficult to come to a country that has such a different culture. I´m glad that Europe helps many people, even though the acceptance is slowly going downhill.
I feel so embarrassed. In the US, for the next three months, refugees from 7 different countries are not allowed to enter. Including Syria.
Germany took over 1M refugees on in 2016. Trump limits the number for 2017 to 50K. .... Germany is the size of Maryland (or so).
- Producer23/01/2017Difficult times make you strongerInspirational Uplifting Quotes For Difficult Times If you’re going through a rough time, reading some uplifting quotes can help you remember that life isn’t always bad.Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today....
Comments02/02/2017 #67 Preston 🐝 Vander VenA great analogy of a difficult time in life is like a fire. It can be used for something of beauty or it can be ignored. Imagine a difficult time in life as an obstacle that we learn from. When we do this, you and I are like Silver or Gold put into the fire. Yes, it hurts, but through this learning process we can be refined stronger and more pure. We learned from our mistake and now we can move on.
If we choose to ignore that the difficulty exist's or play the "Blame Game", it can run wild and destroy everything in our path.26/01/2017 #64 Mohammed SultanDifficult times always reveal the "teachable moments" from which you should benefit..Do't use the word mistake but talk about the challenge.When you do a mistake but you do't learn the lesson you are going to be passed over even if you are in the right track.To be strong means your attitude will always be aligned to creating opportunities rather than solving problems.Doing mistakes but learning from them will even make you stronger and when you become stronger, you will be looked at as a "guarantee" of being responsible rather than casting blame.25/01/2017 #58 Graham🐝 Edwards"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt25/01/2017 #57 Renée 🐝 Cormier"There are no problems; only solutions." My former boss used to say this all the time. It resonated with me because it is true. Every challenge in life is only as challenging as we perceive it to be. If you focus on moving forward, you will realize you never really had a problem. Life is all about the choices we make. Choose solutions over problems, positivism over negativity, progress over stagnation, happiness over misery...25/01/2017 #56 Mohammed SultanEverybody can be strong- that's easy; but to be strong to rapidly bounce back from failure and see an opportunity in every setback and to be optimistic in a sea of bad news ,that's not within the strength of everyone and is not easy.Thank you @Javier beBee or sharing such inspirational quotes.
- Producer21/01/2017When the student is ready the teacher arrivesLast night was Friday night and that means community service night for your friendly neighborhood Rock 'N' Roll Shaman down at The Bassmint in Chico, California, USA. My night started around noon. I had gone to a protest event held on the Chico...
Comments25/01/2017 #37 Max🐝 J. Carter#36 @🐝 Fatima Williams Thank you. I am in the middle of editing something I had started over the summer and set aside. The first few chapters are laying the groundwork for the rest of the story that is my life.
@Devesh Bhatt mentioned in comment that some of it has already been spread throughout my buzzes here on beBee and will be always.
I'm a blogger and not ashamed of it.;) haha
I will always be blogging and doing it here on beBee for a long time to come.
You are probably planting a lot of your own seeds for your book as you go as it flows through you as you write here on beBee as well.
And thank you, I will probably take you up on that offer once I am ready.25/01/2017 #36 🐝 Fatima Williams#34 I am currently reading a book by @Deb Lange and I can't wait to read your book. I'd feel pretty excited to have the first edition in my hand 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 I have a book in mind but thats not for another 3 to 4 years before I can sit back and write. Looking at your buzzes You are more than ready to explore that mind of yours my friend. Wishing you the very best. Let me know if you need help I can do the publicity and advertising 😉😉😉😉😊😎🤗🤗23/01/2017 #22 Max🐝 J. Carter#19 I will keep mulling it over and see what pops up. I have one unfinished attempt I decided to set aside. The Gods that never were and have always been.
I have never been able to bring myself to delete it, maybe all of this is the nudge I need to look it back over.
Thank you Franci and everyone for the words of encouragement and support.23/01/2017 #21 Max🐝 J. Carter#18 Thank you @Alan Culler.
I would say as a veteran and martial artist I agree and it is defense of self or family and a last resort.
The problem I have is finding an editor, much less a 4th wife;) haha I think it takes that kind of trust or something close to really get the best of any of us.
With all this support on the idea I have a feeling I am not going to have much of a choice ;)
My internal conflict is going on and I think you all are starting to win.23/01/2017 #18 Alan CullerNice ramble, @Max J. Carter
What I really liked most was the "Stand by Me" video - great music from all over the world.
We all get passionate sometimes. We all lose our best selves sometimes. Catching ourselves and apologizing as you did takes real courage.
I think I'm with you on the non-violence point -not unless self-defense -but I think I might have a slightly broader definition of self-defense -one that included protecting those among us who were weaker.
I experimented with the idea of pacifism during the Vietnam War - I came to understand that what I really believe in is to view violence as a very last resort and to practice not initiating violence except to protect myself, my loved ones, those weaker than myself.
I was in Washington DC on Saturday with "somewhere North of 500,000" of my closest friends who were very passionate and yet peaceful. A powerful message.
Think about Devesh and Franci's idea of a book. - I get that working with an editor is tough -my wife Billie is an editor, working with her on some of my writings is a frustrating emotional rollercoaster. But my writing always comes out better. She often asks me the simple question -"what is it the you want me your reader to take away from this."
Keep speaking in your voice, Max.
- Producer21/01/2017Just Thinking Out Loud: #LIFEGOALSWhat are your #LIFEGOALS ...Writing today, from another perspective of my life.Many of us are over forty. Yes. In this world there are many folks over forty, especially in my following of friends, associates and bloggers. We are either at the peak...
Comments23/01/2017 #30 jesse kaellisThis is a fragment of a story I wrote: "Main and Garcia."
This was a tough life that I was living, but I was enjoying it. It seemed colorful to me. It depends on what your priorities are I suppose. The standard trappings of success didn’t appeal to me, not really, not enough that I would struggle through four years of college to get to it. Life’s too short. I didn’t expect to get this far as it is.
Circumstance meets opportunity; that was my life. Not so bad really. Nobody is going to care what my title was or how much money I made or what kind of house I owned or what I drove even two years after I'm dead.
Take my word for it -- I worked in two different cemeteries, one for four years to the day; and I never saw a headstone that mentioned anything about worldly attainments on it. It's not SUPPOSED to matter. All this worldly struggle.
Thanks for your concisely written essay, Donna-Luisa. Don't mind me. I got my own take on life which I see that you share. Save for that I never was a winner.22/01/2017 #28 Ali Anani#19 I responded to your superb comment on my buzz dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I am sharing my comment here as well.
"Beautifully expressed comment yours is @Donna-Luisa Eversley. You reach high levels and as high as the Everest (or Eversley). I love this "Maybe its a bit radical way to think but I don't see goals as anything other than a destination with a GPS or map advising where to go". I agree and I simply love the way you expressed it".
Dear @Emilia M. Ludovino also responded and mentioned you in her comment "What an interesting reading dear @Ali Anani. Personally, I don't like the SMART goals setting, thus, don't work with them. I agree with what @Donna-Luisa Eversley wrote on her comment - "Goal setting for both needs flexibility and should be created based on objectives and expectations. Maybe it's a bit radical way to think but I don't see goals as anything other than a destination with a GPS or map advising where to go. Anywhere along the journey, I can make the choice to change the course...".22/01/2017 #19 Donna-Luisa EversleyFolks, I'm sharing from a response I made to @Ali Anani on his post. "In my humble opinion setting personal goals and professional goals have parallels and what works in one can work in the other. The major difference is professional goals affect a broad group of people and stakeholders because the existence of the organization depends on it, whereas personal goals affect the person making and living the goals. Goal setting for both needs flexibility and should be created based on objectives and expectations. Maybe its a bit radical way to think but I don't see goals as anything other than a destination with a GPS or map advising where to go. Anywhere along the journey I can make the choice to change the course. The problem with goal setting both professionally and personally is failing to understand what drives the goals being set, and not being prepared to adapt to changing times or changing destination. "
I've never been rigid with goal setting though I can be quite focused once its something I'm passionate about! I agree that on a personal level one can toss the planning manual out the door :-) and do whatever works for you. Ultimately whatever one decides its still a #lifegoal to make yourself happy and comfortable in your own skin!22/01/2017 #18 Ali AnaniDear @Donna-Luisa Eversley- I have to rush out for a meeting now. However; I want to let you know that I mentioned your name in my buzz of today "Should goals be announced?
I shall read your buzz once I come back. Interestingly, both of us discuss goals.22/01/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI commend you on your goals @Donna-Luisa Eversley! Life can sure throw some curve balls but it seems you have managed to keep plugging away. I'm happy you've met your goals and have more you are striving for. For some reason if I set goals I get anxious so I just take 'most' things one day at a time. I'm a fairly spontaneous person, many times out of need. I'm not saying I've never had goals but I've realized they cause me extra stress. You are so positive, keep it coming, love it!22/01/2017 #16 Julie HickmanYou amaze me @Donna-Luisa Eversley! You are blessed to be so introspective and self-aware. I am still going through this exhaustive process to find the answer to your sacred question. What should I be doing NOW to make the biggest difference, both in my life and for others?
My latest thought was to go back to what always appealed to me. That one thing you've always wanted to do above all else while striving to be a better person than the day before. That is your special talent meant to be shared. It's as if life tells you "You've worked so hard this long, why stop now."
That is what we should put our thoughts and energy towards. It means something different to each and every one of us and that is what makes us all unique.
I'm certain you are already on this path and I wish you an exciting and joyful journey! Keep me posted 😊22/01/2017 #15 Ken BoddieThanks for the tag, DLE and for the stimulating post. Like the major portion of the population, formal personal goals have not historically been a large part of my life, particularly when I was bringing up a young family and working my butt off to meet the needs of various company goals prepared by others. It's only in the latter part of my life, mostly post 50 years old, that I have had the opportunity and foresight, along with the financial security, to create and achieve my own goals, most of which have been photography and travel related. I continue to work part time, even although I am well past retirement age (whatever that is) because I now have my own goals to achieve, improving management systems and in the process, hopefully improving managers. It's such a pity that so few individuals are aware of the benefits of formalising goals as part of life's planning. After all, "when we fail to plan, we plan to fail" and if we don't set ourselves up with goal posts, then how can we experience the exhilaration of shooting between them?21/01/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThank you, @Donna-Luisa Eversley for sharing your thinking out loud. You are quite accomplished and I commend you for it. I feel that anything you decide to tackle, you will be successful.
I like and take @Pascal Derrien's approach most of the time. If I set goals, it is usually in the morning hours, when I have a lot of energy.21/01/2017 #13 David B. GrinbergThank you, DL, for this excellent buzz, for which I can closely relate to as a 40-something. First, I agree with you that "age is just a number." I say that a lot and remind folks of the saying, "It's not the number of years in your life, but the life in those years."
Second, I commend you on achieving so many of your life's goals, which is admirable. Third, in contemplating future goals I would remind everybody of the time-less words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (whose birthday we celebrated last week in the USA):
"Life most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"
This is applicable both online (per social media) and offline (through direct personal interactions). It's an important question we should all ask ourselves.
Another great MLK quote to keep in mind when setting and embarking on new life goals: "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
I encourage bees to read and share my recent blog post about MLK (if you haven't already done do): https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/mlk-day-key-lessons-for-millennials-gen-z (I appreciate your gracious share/tweets, DL!)21/01/2017 #11 Sushmita Thakare JainLove the thought of thinking out loud of your #LifeGoals and sharing them. To be true with the developments I have added few goals in my life hope I have the strength to work on it and reach where I want to.
Wish me luck.
And you know dear we all are there to wish the best for you too :)
- Producer19/01/2017Let's Finish For JohnEnd of September means SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon for me and 2016 is no exception. It was my third participation and I was to run it with two galloping friends Cyril and Patrick but before we go any further I think it is important I touch...
Comments20/01/2017 #9 Donna-Luisa EversleyWhen I first saw this on Facebook, it would not allow me to comment or share... I've had this on my mind a bit. The way we train , and run to pursue our dreams and sometimes, we fall, or stumble, just unable to continue. The kindness of someone stopping to acknowledge that we are a part of the common journey sure makes me cry. Not sure why. But thanks for writing this @Pascal Derrien#820/01/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien#5 @Ken Boddie indeed I see some people unprepared or taking a challenge too far, you have to respect the distance. At the last marathon I did, I saw a guy at km15 who was struggling so much that it was clear he had underestimated the challenge..... I see peer pressure in the running community here very clearly.20/01/2017 #5 Ken BoddieAs you well know, Pascal, running can be a healthy and enjoyable exercise, when undertaken within reasonable limits and when employing reasonable controls, particularly as we get older and especially if we exercise less frequently than we should. These days, I prefer to exercise in the gym or swimming pool for short bursts, but I remember how easy it is to get carried away on the road or track 'keeping up' with the group, ignoring pain, and pushing the body beyond previous limits. Many years ago, a friend of mine died during a race, the fittest person I knew, and this has stuck with me throughout my subsequent exercise regimes. I am appalled at the number of Australians who throw themselves into triathlons, with little training; submitting to peer pressure because of a need to form some work group entry or other, without giving any thought to the effects that extreme forms of exercise (particularly on an infrequent basis) may have on the human body. Take care, my friend, and continue to have fun, but listen to your body. Pain is your friend.20/01/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien#3 @Dean Owen the photo above was taken by the Irish Runner Mag photographer :-) John was young (less than 30) actually a lot of sudden deaths in running seem to happen with young runners for some reasons. I do run consistently but I don't do times etc. I do it for fun as I am too approaching 50 in a couple of years :-).20/01/2017 #3 Dean OwenA truly noble gesture. I wish someone had a video on you, that's the sort of thing that goes viral. I must tell you that as I approach my fifties, I am more and more reluctant to play Squash, a sport I dearly love, but one that has quite often taken the lives on seemingly fit and healthy individuals including Prince Takamado of Japan, an honorary member of a club I founded back at Uni. Huge respect for getting back on your feet the following year.
- Producer15/01/2017Finding the Needle of the CompassKnow your direction and where to go is a basic concept of strategy. If you don't know where to go then you may end up anywhere. We need a compass to show us the direction. In our highly unstable and volatile world we may have a compass to show us...
Comments17/01/2017 #54 Ali Anani#51 You are truly a wonderful strategist @Devesh Bhatt as evidenced by your reference to double accounting and by giving a real example to explain what you mean "..One is marketing dept and one is planning dept...Don't isolate...Structure and simplify functioning 8 hrs in office is an extremely long time". Great thinking...17/01/2017 #52 Ali Anani#49 I thank you dear @Jeet Sarkar for your mind-challenging questions. As I said before in a response to a comment here, sometimes having many choices may be confusing to the mind. The birds utilize fixed facts to take fixed directions such as the position of the sun and the magnetism of the earth and this way they may use simple rules in this complex world. We need sometimes to have fixed rules to follow to limit down our options and find a simple direction to follow.
We may also recall that the magnetized beaks, for example, are not permanent magnets; in fact hey are only magnetized under certain conditions so that the molecules within may be magnetized under certain conditions. How about a similar thinking? We are not magnetized, but creative enough to learn from nature.17/01/2017 #51 Devesh BhattFollowed by sounds and then smell.
I say smell as the third because if you observe the 24 HR cycle, rarely do both nostrils operate simultaneously in a lifestyle where we are usually seated in AC environment.
But eyes and ears usually operate together.
If we equate with the human body, why do we assume sight as one input, why not assume two parralelly functioning eyes...I compare it with operational and accounting double entry...In strategy we look at accounts but often are lazy to view operational entries simultaneously... The linkages behind the numbers.
Similarly two ears not exclusive in inputs but outputs...Factual and hearsay...Outputs being same..Outlook
2 nostrils, for risk and opportunity simultaneously...One is marketing dept and one is planning dept...Don't isolate...Structure and simplify functioning 8 hrs in office is an extremely long time..These things can be done in under 20 mins with practice.
And yes, practice to sharpen the senses.17/01/2017 #50 Devesh BhattTalking about paradoxes
Evaluating inputs of our senses is done by the brain. This evaluation is not within the realm of our conscious rationality, but serves as an input.
Our body evolves as per experience, senses improve with higher variations in the environment, and rationality improves with sensory inputs and practicing rationality.
So the best method of sharpening senses is through varied experience, which can be natural or experimental as prescribed by rationality.
The very discussion of senses tilts our evaluation towards the rational side and we are conditioned to assume rationality and sensory inputs as exclusive and a matter of choice and not complimentary.
Hence the first step as reflected in your posts ..Is rational acceptance of our senses, The second step hence must be experience of the senses, effective modules for sharpening our senses...The easiest being sight17/01/2017 #49 Jeet SarkarEvolution is the key by virtue of which fins of a fish are able to modified into the wings of a bird, this evolution makes the aves group very special. They have some outstanding abilities. The comparison and the metaphors you used are as usual beauty of your post. But I wonder if the human eyes and nose , two critical sense organs, are magnetized then what will happen about viewing and sensing the the decisions and strategy? How human beings will reciprocate it?because magnet can only work with the limited number of metals. An intriguing post by the way sir @Ali Anani I must say! enjoy reading . Thank you very much for sharing it sir .16/01/2017 #48 Ali Anani#46 This is the irony @Alan Culler- we are still not sure of how birds do it. How birds sense their direction? As I mentioned in the buzz- nearly all the methods you summarized in your thoughtful talk. I myself believe like molecules send messages in our bodies, there are also molecules in birds that make them aware of direction. How? I am still trying to understand. The journey is a long one my friend.16/01/2017 #46 Alan CullerIn the US a few months ago we were treated to the annual migration of the Canada Geese - a great 'V' of birds in the sky flying South. It is tempting to thing that they all follow a leader at the point of the 'V'. On further observation, one sees that the point position is rotational -the leader drops back to the position on one of the wings of the 'V."
The ornithological hypothesis is that the point position encounters greater wind resistance and is therefore very tiring -therefore the rotation. But how do the geese all know the direction?
Is it visual based upon landmarks?
Is it sound based -communicated by that incessant honkink as they fly overhead -or when the gaggle mills about chaotically on the ground?
Or does the magnetism of the poles and lines of longitude and latitude speak to them all?
Or is it memory -individual and species memory that directs them?
Or all of these things?
And how would we as humans learn from this -seeing -feeling- connecting- talking -joining and moving together.
Thank you, Ali -I always enjoy the mental adventures you lead.
Alan16/01/2017 #45 Alan CullerAs usual, Ali Anani a beautiful post tapestry with so many threads:
Personal purpose, inner direction and vision direction
Strategy -understanding direction and over-coming the "conflicts and frictions" that will get in the way of execution.
The how of purpose or vision detection -Magnetic perceptions -. or sense driven -sight and sound -more concrete -but just as hard to understand.
And the collective behavior of the flock -all moving in the same direction.
I'm thinking a lot about that -Thank you.
Alan16/01/2017 #40 Ali Anani#39 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- thanks again for engaging my mind. When scouts of bees find a good resource they waggle dance to let other bees find out the new location and the direction how to get there. The bees need to know not only where to go, but also the direction how to get there.
As for birds that migrate to the same place annually they know the destination well ahead of time. They could travel more than 1000 km to get there. They need now more the direction how to get there because they know the destination.
So, I agree with you and your son if birds were to migrate to different places they need first to find the destination. This what bees do as they scout different flours . They send scout bees to find a new source. The destination in this case comes first.16/01/2017 #39 Mohammed SultanBirds immigration or businesses journey is not set for specific direction,so both need focus to dwell in promising areas that worth the energy and attention given to their long journey.Setting a proper direction without focusing on what you do better than others will keep you floundering or at best just a runner.The journey often comprises a set of milestones with objectives,and with ever stopping a new direction may need to be set.Just as people may become lost,adrift,and aimless once they have reached a goal.My son, a diplomat, has once told me that- we are like the immigrating birds, every year in a different duty station, so many of us suffer from what we can call it an "arrival syndrome" or "immigration syndrome".It's not the direction itself that's important.it's the challenge to find what you thrive for.16/01/2017 #38 Ali Anani#34 I thank you heartedly dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for writing a lovely comment. Till now scientists are not sure how birds do it. We know birds and animals do it, but how is still a challenging question in most cases.
You bring two hugely relevant points. Yes, Serendipity has played a major role in our lives and has led to great discoveries. So many chemical and other discoveries weren't planned for; through serendipity they emerged. X-ray is one example.
As for the rational thinking of man- yes, and this is an asset the man forgets to use and I feel sometimes it is better than have it and neglect it is worse than not having it at all. As I mentioned in my response to @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman how much rational thinking goes in the stock markets when greed becomes a dominant force and all lessons and data are burnt by greed.
Inner compass and inner motivation- and now inner compass and outer compass- a great point to expand on my friend.16/01/2017 #37 Ali Anani#33- I am very glad you referred to the instinct as Donald Grandy did as well. Your lovely comment and definition of intuition supports the idea this issue merits a buzz on its own. I thank you @Kevin Baker View more#33- I am very glad you referred to the instinct as Donald Grandy did as well. Your lovely comment and definition of intuition supports the idea this issue merits a buzz on its own. I thank you @Kevin Baker for visiting and commenting. Close
- Producer14/01/2017PARANOIA OF PASSION!I wonder what the cause is Triggering passion, an inherent quality to expose at ease Giving an impetus To promote myself with utmost focus Create and procreate, a phenomena in chorus Having alacrity to make a dent Even, if...
Comments15/01/2017 #19 Devesh Bhatt#18 we will have to share many hives, I still have to grasp a lot of your comparatives for utility. @Sara Jacobovici posts help me get that perspective.
It is an art to draw attention, correlate with a functional aspect and then map it for utility. This is my spare time and I am learning the mindset of senior management and the art here.15/01/2017 #17 debasish majumder#15 @Ali Anani, not just a mere motivator but a paragon to follow, who have the ability to guide, navigate and even give us a direction to move with an acceleration, where motion thrust you to a realm of ecstasy! Great persona indeed! the nectar we crave for to make grand honey, for bees to enjoy and rejoice. you too @Devesh Bhatt with whom i enjoy a jocund company, a grand symphony, which keeps all bees in delight, surely a exotic hive!15/01/2017 #12 debasish majumder#11 i am pretty embarrassed @Devesh Bhatt! to be very honest, that owing to you people's warm support and appreciation, i dare to write poetry. here,again i enjoy the positive impact of passion! thank you very much for your cordial appreciation, triggering me to write more. i am indebted to you all my dear bees, who are my true inspiration.15/01/2017 #8 debasish majumder#7 if sir @Ali Anani, you too express in such a fashion, quite unlike your interactions, i feel truly embarrassed and ashamed! at least, i emphatically and unequivocally declare, that i always try my level best to learn and enrich myself from you, a mentor of distinction for many. here, passion plays a positive role, devoid of any pernicious thread and precisely for that i am indebted to beBee like social networking site, where true affinity generates without any immediate mundane gain.15/01/2017 #7 Ali AnaniForced mankind to subdue to its passionate thread
Induced majority to be ruined by its flame
How many can comprehend its pernicious game?
wish I could understand the game dear @debasish majumder View moreForced mankind to subdue to its passionate thread
Induced majority to be ruined by its flame
How many can comprehend its pernicious game?
wish I could understand the game dear @debasish majumder. You seem at least to understand it better than I Close15/01/2017 #6 Devesh BhattI see this routed in the current position Indian society is in.
Same problem that has troubled us as individuals.
We see the damage of others and not our own good
We know what we don't want but not what we need as citizens.
We pin our hopes on those who would never yield for social good simply because of political economic and yes the most ignored...Social compulsions born from our mindset as citizens as stated above.
You have greatly moved me to thing beyond my existing beliefs and also remind me of their essence and importance.
This is a well thought out piece, not that the others weren't, but this is something that the people must read and think.
Cheers to the thought.14/01/2017 #3 Preston 🐝 Vander VenThis is a powerful poem. I agree with @Deb Helfrich. Passion is the Force, not the Direction. The greatest accomplishments, good or evil, of man-kind were driven by passion. Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up. Remember, without passion you don't have energy, with out energy you have nothing. We can face the right direction all our life, yet without a Force to make us move, we will always be in the same place.14/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThere's a lot to ponder in this poem, @debasish majumder. As you stated so poignantly "Passion cannot be an absolute quality"
There are good and bad passions. And it can be quite difficult to determine the outcome of acting with passion, most especially when groups align under the guise of one passion.
Passion is a very complicated word, one that does deserve appropriate paranoia.
- Producer11/01/2017Look at these imagesThere´s no problem if you don´t understand what this article says, just look at these amazing images. They are hypnotic....Dynamic, colourful patterns represent the way organisms interact and evolve in the visuals for Max Cooper's latest music...
Comments12/01/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitEmergence as art is always fascinating. It is interesting that the Mandelbrot set which also looks so beautiful is not its natural colour and the process of colouring is interesting in itself. The link below takes us through that :
Colouring the Mandelbrot Set
This article describes "escape time" and goes on to say :
"If we know that a particular point generates a sequence which escapes, and we know the escape time of that sequence, then we can color that point based upon its escape time. By doing this, pretty spectacular images can be created."
Colour brings home the details that would otherwise be missed in the natural black and white and adds the one quality to complexity that all humans appreciate, that of beauty.
- Producer10/01/2017UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ASSUMPTIONS- by Devesh BhattI am under the influence of the idea of influence i.e. ways I am influenced, ways i influence and the ways people influence. Some influence to serve, some to observe, some influence to conserve (their world/self view) and some influence to reserve...
Comments23/02/2017 #29 AnonymousOhhhhhh, you ever notice that everything is influence? I once wrote a poem about influence, titled In Flu Enza, after deleting my first bebee account, but then I came back like the cat in the Fred Penner song that influenced me in youth. So many strange things in our brains, influenced by equally strange strangenesses we rarely even notice... Great writing! I'm Now going to ponder Influence even more. That's a good thing. Learning is Good, to me! Thank You! :)24/01/2017 #25 Joel AndersonNot only do I like the article, I love the picture. Slightly destabilizing, unbalancing and uncomfortable in appearance and apparent movement and challenging to ones senses as you peer at it. Yet it seems equally reinforcing of the message you convey once focused on what appears to be the influencing nature at the center of it all. Thanks for the great insight.18/01/2017 #23 Donna-Luisa Eversleyhahaha @Devesh Bhatt, we are on similar zones I think. Love your post. Assumptions can be good but for influencing its got a lot of weight to carry, but then you've also advised on what not to assume :-)
A little over a year ago I wrote a post on LinkedIn and shared on my blog UTIOW - which means Under The Influence Of Words... thank great minds think alike :-)11/01/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt#20 thanks for the detailed response. I think it has more to do with the chain of events, first get the facts, then decide to collaborate and then factor intent if it suits your method.
Instead people want to save time and judge intent to decide upon collaborations, in the personal sense it's useful, but as a professional it's better to focus only on facts, intent will be taken care of by a well drafted work contract.11/01/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman@Devesh Bhatt - 5 stars for this thought-provoking piece. I am especially impressed with your item #3 under the heading NEVER ASSUME THE FOLLOWING. - 3. Another person's intent, it is a dynamic world. Just use it to understand possibilities and prepare for them. People assume others to be judging their intent, it can complicate responses on both ends and make it political. At best it is a hypothetical input.
I believe this can be a reason why people don't get along. Assuming another's intent is consciously second guessing them, and if the assumption is negative then there is the chance of causing unwanted friction. However, to use it in the best interest of all involved can create a positive force thus avoiding unhappy and angry feelings.
IMO, one must have a clear understanding of the facts before making an assumption and not base their assumption on another's intent.10/01/2017 #15 Ken BoddieFunny how the English language adapts and changes, or rather how we use the English language. These days, "under the influence" has, for many, an association with overindulgence in alcohol or other chemical stimulants which, should I stare at your image for much longer, will be the condition to which my meagre mind will be reduced. 🙄 My choice is to desist.10/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj GullepalliJust recovering from a bout of Influenza Devesh ;) and that pic just aggravated it by a few more sneezes ;) I shall fortify myself and then come under further influence...eventually! :) But that said, Influence indicates Inference. And that takes it into the subjective realm. And to further touch-points of Relativity. In essence, we all end up deriving some sense out of every influence. But who am I to judge what kind? To each his own behind :)10/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt#10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View more#10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman celebrating disco. But life is meant to be colourful. Close
- Producer06/01/2017Why beBee worksI've studied every aspect of this community for months. Studying social behavior is a hobby or me. It always has been. Even as a child I was studying everyone and trying to figure out why they acted they way they did.We are social creatures by...
Comments09/01/2017 #27 Max🐝 J. Carter#26 I understand how you feel @Bernard Poulin it took me some time to find my place and how I best fit in beBee.
It's not focused it's a shot gun blast of content due to the diversity of the community.
I find professionalism varies based on ones profession. I had a battle I won with Linkedin over the use of the word Fuck and had to explain how using the word based on my profession is actually professional.
It's a subjective term that is too often only associated with the corporate side of life though there are many professionals who have never and will never work for a corporation and have a totally different mindset for what it means to be professional in their profession.
I often find with the "wanna be" that with a lot of them if you take some time with them and ask them what they are doing and why they become open to suggestion however you have to establish the relationship and invest the time with them first.
With your experience I am sure there is a lot you have to teach.09/01/2017 #26 Bernard PoulinI appreciate your comments though I am not yet convinced how I fit in with BeBee. (I'm trying!) Interesting place but the integration of social media and business communications I find distracting so far and not focused. I connect with the idea of branding but don't see it in action. Is that a matter of age and temperament, definition, perspective? I don't know. There is no exclusivity of hives and so everything is mixed thus diluting the essence of "hivery". Being a patient (yeah right!) man I will allow time to pass and input to acclimatize itself in this bear of little brain. . .
Another consideration is that in Facebook and LinkedIn I was seeing too much wanna-beism in various professions, such as the visual arts and writing, and too little actual professionalism. Maybe (probably) I'm a snob.07/01/2017 #22 🐝 Fatima WilliamsA diverse community that engages with passion to build something for ourselves and to continue building this community simultaneously.
I agree 100 % that beBee is a passionate affinity network. A network for the people by the people and of the people!
#beBeelove#keepbuzzing#beBeesforever07/01/2017 #17 Mohammed Sultan@Max J. Carter. You are now in the position to promote your balanced posture with an image that reinforces your idea.At this point in time,we have to think two things through to make beeBee brand stronger than the contents.First,If your brand is stronger than the marketing strategies and gives the readers a compelling reason to engage with what you are saying you may succeed in changing readers perception.Second,you may even go beyond this logic and commonsense and think of how to reduce the huge amounts of "dislikes" to many posts.Everyone should stick around the idea of strengthening beeBee brand while presenting the output of their skills or promoting their personal brands.06/01/2017 #11 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#8 In fact a couple of days ago another bee, @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez, wrote a Producer about our first collaboration, but it is only in Spanish, sorry. Here you have the link:
I'll write soon about another very interesting collaboration with @Cristina Alvarez Pagán, CEO on Tips para Emprender.
- Producer05/01/2017Smelly OrganizationsI walked in my house the other day and could smell the fragrance of roasted butter-enriched popcorn. I was right and my daughter had just finished eating it. The smell revealed to me an action that I didn't see. Smells can be very revealing....
Comments08/01/2017 #79 Ali Anani#78 I have to find out how you gathered so many nuggets of your own wisdom dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You keep amazing me. In reference to what you have written "but life has it nature of waste and we often end up wasting that waste", you remind me of the saying "The biggest source of energy is wasted energy". Later I showed that the biggest source of time is wasted times. Yes, we end up in wasting cheap waste sources.08/01/2017 #78 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#73 Dear @Ali Anani I am the smeller of my own words and sometimes they don't smell well, because we are focused on the nutrition, but life has it nature of waste and we often end up wasting that waste. There is value in every iota of existence.
Louis CK made an observation about a typical waste that ends up making us happy. He says in this clip "you don't have to be smart to laugh at farts, but you have to be stupid not to" - sometimes that can be a nugget of wisdom for someone in this world too - that is why I value this diversity and variations in who we are as people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN-YT-S0th008/01/2017 #76 Ali Anani#72 Dear @Fatima Williams- your sharp mind amazes me. When I read a comment by you then I know what a high quality comment to expect. I love your triad of energy, place and people. I wonder if you could provide a little bit more on them. I have a sense you have deep thoughts on this. In fact, you have just inspired me with an idea for a forthcoming buzz. I hope your time would allow you to explain a little more. Thank you.
Your reference to beBee is valid and I again sense what you meant by the triad by referring to beBee. Still, I would love to probe more your thinking.08/01/2017 #72 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThe concept of smell and it's effect on us and the people around us is a very interesting topic @Ali Anani
Smell forms a triad with energy, place and people.
The energy that is present in a particular place with a particular set of people defines Smell to me; in the context of a organisation or a home.
If these 3 are in a perfect unison then there is fragrance.
Correct me if I'm wrong please.
I have witnessed that these three have resulted in forming a project at office or shutting down of projects as well and Have resulted in a Happy or broken home.
SMELL - Simply Making Effective Essence Lasts.
The smell of beBee is like honey and hence the essense will last for a long time until unless the essense or the people making it are lost.
To everlasting fragrance created from the Smell of us beBee's ❤
#beBeesforever #beBeelove08/01/2017 #70 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#68 That is what diversity is Harvey where I value the activist and the soldier. A lot of people have died so we can have this space and there are people who are sacrificing so we do not revert to control that denies us a space to think. Sometimes those that died were not one's that actually wanted to die for their cause, they got caught up in the maelstrom and the system finished them off.
That is the story of Aaron Swartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M85UvH0TRPc
Aaron Swartz commited suicide because he became the object of an institutional witchhunt that wanted to make an example of him and the pressure applied on him, led to the loss of a life that worked to protect this ability for us to use media in the manner we are now accustomed - and to make this a greater freedom.
How we choose to fight or how we choose to love is at the heart of who we are. Those choices also include how we choose to learn. The 1960's did get us to where we are today, because they produced the hippies, that produced the technologists, that produced a space called the Internet but it did not change the smell of the world - this world stinks as much as it did in the 60's.
When our lives pass and what we believe is changes is cremated or buried with it, human beings will continue to evolve. That is how change happens. Aaron Swartz did not commit suicide because he had chosen to fight the good fight, he died because he got caught in the cross-fire - and that stinks, that really stinks, as much as people who still don't know who that young lad is or why his death was such a phenomenal tragedy the way Lawrence Lessig would see it.
I honour Harvey Lloyd but I am no Harvey Lloyd.08/01/2017 #68 Harvey Lloyd#67 Your original comment spoke to the bloating at the top of resources where the bottom is barely making it, if at all. I am understanding of the balance between ones perception of the world and maintaining a healthy inward spirit.
In my thoughts this is a given. We have folks at both ends of the spectrum. But folks like the ones commenting here have the presence of mind to start a wave of change.
We deal in poverty everyday in my profession, not just financial but poverty of the mind. We must act on this force to the extent we can and hope that a few years from now we have steered the youth one degree in the beginning and far away from their current mindset over time.
A holistic approach will be required that emanates from a grass roots effort to overcome what we have built.08/01/2017 #67 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#64 I agree Harvey we should not shy away from the truths of this world but we should not wear them permanently either, I don't want to develop a tough skin but find my way back to a supple skin that acknowledges my own ability to develop resilience but also safety intelligent.
Our guts both have the strength of a bacterial army but they also have a smell and too often what flows from our gut is being plugged into a world that is full of cruelty, and violence and all sorts of abominations, and instead of battling that world, we begin to battle our chemistry.
Our stomachs are engineered to protect us from the acid and microbiome that helps us - I am mindful of how our thoughts can create an imbalance within us since our mind cannot discern between what we imagine and what is real, so as we seek to live with the imbalance that is prevalent in the world, I need to improve the relationship within between my own mind and my heart and my gut - an inner trinity. That is also when ideas such as the Chakras make most sense to me because then it provides another kind of map. That I call this learning defines my own limitations but it also opens the door to life.08/01/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici#60 Personally @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, your comment has gone straight to my heart. Thank you. Your comment about fragrance and home and then the fractal connection between home and organization, gives us a glimpse of a potential that is rarely realized. You have integrated the most important aspects of creating a human sensory oriented structure; a life giving force, nurturance and a solid foundation from which to grow.08/01/2017 #63 Ali Anani#60 Absolutely dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. What a heart-capturing term this is "home around fragrance". No question dear @Sara Jacobovici shall love it too.
Yes, we made nonsense of smells attaching hem mostly to corpses, rotten eggs and the like and we have forgotten to stop and smell the fragrance.08/01/2017 #61 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear @Ali Anani I have duly responded to Harvey's comment by taking about the sensory space that is a home.
This is where our good friend @Milos Djukic should be interested because an organization is a fractal, and that fractal begins with the making of organization.
The making of organization begins with the making of a home for a home is the first fractal level of organization.08/01/2017 #60 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#58 There is a human faculty of desensitization regarding what we get exposed to. This numbing of senses from overwhelm is real and it needs due consideration. The one feature of a rotting corpse that is depicted in movies about murder is the apparent obnoxious smell, and I cannot attest to this third party observation, nor do I ever wish to find out what this smell is.
What I admire most about @Sara Jacobovici is that she does not relish for one nano-second any media that depicts horror, I learned from her that there are human beings who remain sensitive, and instead of becoming desensitized have opened their senses to the world - and in so doing understand that sensitivity is to show sufficient reverence but not to engage one morsel in the putrid feasts of horror.
The word that we must gravitate to as our sensory capacities increase is FRAGRANCE.
Fragrance is not an idealism it is an action.
Since our mother is aging, one day she will pass on and with her passing some but not all of the fragrance of our home. She did not have to watch the horrors that we watch on TV, she saw as much horror as a child as any Syrian refugee because she experienced fully as a child the horrors of the partition. She experienced the horror of losing a child. She experienced the horror of traffickers as they took advantage of the need for workers in Britain and then the stink of the meat factory that needed those workers. When awful news comes she still cries, she and Sara share the same sensitivity. That is why she built a home around fragrance. Mothers is a difficult role to play but the best know the smell of their own home. I don't seek hope, I seek fragrance.
- Producer03/01/2017My Magical Back YardDecember 17th was a particularly snowy day in Western, MA. The place that I call home in a quiet yet quaint hill town. It was the start of my vacation. I had just come off of a turbulent stomach bug that wreaked havoc on me and was still catching...
Comments04/01/2017 #4 Laura MikolaitisThanks, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I love what you say here: "...if we get out of our minds and into our worlds." So true. Some days it is a battle to get out of my mind and into my world and I need to do it more. That will be something that I work on this year for sure. I think that was part of my problem. I was stuck in my mind and I was like a hamster in a wheel. But the minute I let that go, it was a whole different game and my perspective took on a great shift. I was reminded yesterday (thanks to John White's post) why I do this and why I like getting out of mind. So I'd say this is a good testament to doing just that. Relish in the moment. Live in the moment. Be in the moment. Thanks for contributing, Deb and Happy New Year!04/01/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI was giggling by the end - what a tremendous little pop-up neighborhood flash mob skating party! Thanks for this lovely little slice of holiday unwinding, @Laura Mikolaitis. There are priceless sounds and sights and smells to be noticed everyday of our life, if we get out of our minds and into our worlds.03/01/2017 #2 Laura Mikolaitis#1 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! They do indeed. And I really needed it that day. It was reaffirming in so many ways, and was truly a moment where I believe fate intervened. This post has been stirring in my brain for a couple of weeks, but with the busyness of the holidays it remained on the back burner. I'm glad that it finally came to fruition. Thanks for sharing and for the comments.
- Producer02/01/2017Bucket ListI went to the Mission Raceway to watch my nephew and my brother in law race. My nephew Shane had bought a racing car and was using the opportunity given by Mission Raceway for people to race their cars on Friday nights to practice. My brother in...
Comments02/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanLife's too short not to appreciate new beginnings and the wonderment of the world. I don't like to use the term bucket list - I call it a "must do" list. I have a few things on my "must do" list, one being to own a condo/cabin in Blue Ridge, Ga. Step by step, inch by inch.
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.