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WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion and Drive)

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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.
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  1. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    04/12/2016
    High School Sports Are As American As Apple Pie
    High School Sports Are As American As Apple PieLately, the USA has been the punch line in a lot of jokes around the world due to our ridiculous election season. Frankly, these jokes were well warranted and deserved. I'm not here to make this some sort of American flag-waving nationalistic we're...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Yes, your post is quite timely, John, because this is what makes America great - not past tense but present tense. America is still great, IMO. Just because some events aren't to our liking doesn't mean the country has gone to hell. Thank you, John for your positive buzz.
    John White, MBA
    04/12/2016 #9 John White, MBA
    #8 @CityVP Manjit In Colorado our stadiums are not as big as Texas. BUT texas has got nothing on this stadium. Set high in the mountains in an old mining town, I'd rather see a game here than anywhere in Texas. However, I'm a bit partial to mountains. https://www.facebook.com/VisitClearCreek/posts/10152004797310379
    CityVP Manjit
    04/12/2016 #8 CityVP Manjit
    #4 Explains why the Dallas Cowboys became to be known "America's Team" and why Friday Night Lights as a movie would not have worked as well, anywhere else other than Odessa/Midland, Texas.
    John White, MBA
    04/12/2016 #7 John White, MBA
    #3 *It's own country.
    Lisa Gallagher
    04/12/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    We've always been great, improvements are always part of growing. I'm glad you posted this buzz to remind people about just one of the things that makes the USA so great. I don't want to make this political so I will just say one thing- Telling the world, "We need to make America great again," is sending a very bad message which leads me to the crux of your buzz- you shared one GREAT example of why we are great and sports is one major feat that unites many of us.

    I bet your memories are wonderful from your coaching days @John White, MBA and I noticed you still play tennis! My brother played on the HS tennis team and his coach was so respected. His former coach died a few years ago and many former team mates were extremely saddened by the news and went to his funeral. That coach made a lifelong impact on his players he coached.

    Jason, the basketball player from the video... WOW- Happy tears!!!! So many things unite us and remind us how we do come together for various reasons, sports included. Love the photos.... the football players praying in the snow, what a story that photo tells. Thank you for sharing this John! Sharing and tweeting.
    John White, MBA
    04/12/2016 #4 John White, MBA
    #3 @CityVP Manjit: Texas is practically its own county. LOL
    CityVP Manjit
    04/12/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    First of all we should read this soccer score from the British Premier League - Bournemouth 4 Liverpool 1 http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38121184 That game was today's big news in England. The ground capacity for the winning Premier League professional football team is about 11000+

    Now I will go to just one state in America - the state of Texas and list out its capacities In Texas there are 1305 High School Football Stadiums with a total combined capacity of 4.13 million. The 10th biggest high school stadium in Texas has a capacity of 15,000. That is 4000 MORE than a game that went out live all over the world between Bournemouth and Liverpool.

    Then things get extra crazy when one considers the sizes of college football stadiums. Yet it shows how valued high school sports is in America. That the large percentage of professionals flow through to traditional American sports - just imagine as soccer begins to take off in America - the kind of team the USA will be in a decades time in terms of being a world power.

    The root of all that stems from high school sports and the community that comes out to support those sports. I agree it is quite a remarkable and unique phenomena. And it does not stop there residents of McKinney North in Texas have voted to build a $62 million stadium http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/high-school/high-schools/2016/05/09/mckinney-north-coach-mike-fecci-excited-new-stadium-voters-really-voices-heard
    Gert Scholtz
    04/12/2016 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @John White, MBA High school sport is the best - coaching and partaking (long ago). At the moment I am coaching four school athletes - immensely satisfying. Nice article on a joint passion. Thanks John.
  2. ProducerMax Carter

    Max Carter

    04/12/2016
    No really what's an Empath? Evolution, aliens, or is God to blame?
    No really what's an Empath? Evolution, aliens, or is God to blame?Currently around 10% of the world’s population classifies as Empath.With a population of over 7 billion that's over 700 million.That's 1 out of every 10 people.That's 10% of the population who can take on your emotions as their own.That's 1 out of...
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    Max Carter
    04/12/2016 #2 Max Carter
    #1 You're welcom @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Trust that gut feeling
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Fascinating, Max. I've experienced precognition many times. I consider(ed) it a gut feeling. I've avoided situations because of it and found my feelings were not in vain. Thank you your clear and well written explanation.
  3. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    04/12/2016
    Milos Djukic
    Better Science Communication Is Critical, The New Yorker’s Michael Specter Argues | Scope Blog
    scopeblog.stanford.edu As part of Stanford's Bio-X Seminar Series, Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker, spoke to an audience of over 70 researchers and students...
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    Irene Hackett
    04/12/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Thanks for the tag Milos. Interesting to introduce the idea of "obligation" to make scientific results more accessible: "scientists have the obligation to not only discover new knowledge and challenge our understanding of the world, but also to present “facts” and “truth” in a way that is accessible understandable for all." I appreciate this approach. 👍
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Without science communication and scientific discoveries, the world would be flat.
    CityVP Manjit
    04/12/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit
    Canada lived through its post-truth era with the Harper government. Love him or hate him, Justin Trudeau has lifted many restrictions that bound scientific practice in Canada This was how it was back then http://www.academicmatters.ca/2013/05/harpers-attack-on-science-no-science-no-evidence-no-truth-no-democracy/ The next article is Justin Trudeau's response to scientific practice in Canada http://www.nature.com/news/canada-creates-science-minister-post-1.18739 Rather than use words like Post-Truth, the realities of science communication are writ deep when we look at how political leaders relate to science. At the same time grassroots scientific communication does have a role to play in communicating science to a broader cross section, rather than remain in their individual Islands of Excellence.
    Max Carter
    04/12/2016 #4 Max Carter
    #2 Thank you @Milos Djukic for living that intent and that comes from all of us that will benefit from your work.
    Milos Djukic
    04/12/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thanks @Max Carter, That's my intention.
    Max Carter
    04/12/2016 #1 Max Carter
    From the article.

    "He argued that scientists have the obligation to not only discover new knowledge and challenge our understanding of the world, but also to present “facts” and “truth” in a way that is accessible understandable for all."

    One of the most hope inspiring things I have read.
  4. ProducerMax Carter

    Max Carter

    04/12/2016
    Emotional Intelligence = Empathic Intuition
    Emotional Intelligence = Empathic IntuitionThey are the same thing. When you allow yourself to engage in empathy you open the empathic ability each of us has to a certain degree. In doing this you learn to translate emotion and the intent behind it. This is the basis of intuition, to be able...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #4 Thank you for your explanation. I'm moving on to your link.
    Max Carter
    04/12/2016 #5 Max Carter
    Thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman for sharing this Buzz.
    Max Carter
    04/12/2016 #4 Max Carter
    #3 For most people I would agree @Franci Eugenia Hoffman however currently at least 10% of our population could considered Empath and it is a born skill that only gets sharper with age. I was able to hone in on other peoples emotions accurately as a child and my mother was often surprised by this.

    For an Empath they do it as matter of breathing as it is a born trait that has no off switch. For an Empath it's more about learning to manage it as they are always engaged and when when engaged with an Empath who is focused on you solely they are reading the totality of your emotional self in the moment.

    I go over this in greater detail in this Buzz

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@max-carter/no-really-what-s-an-empath-evolution-aliens-or-is-god-to-blame

    I had to republish it as for some reason I could not find it in my backlog.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Nice piece, Max. I believe we must be open and honest with ourselves in order to understand others. What we sense in ourselves makes us aware of what to look for in others. Looking through the eyes of another has to be a honed skill because you have to completely forget about self to do so.
    Max Carter
    04/12/2016 #2 Max Carter
    #1 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici I undertook the unthinkable task of destroying my identity or ego living in the egoless state for a few years in order understand the concepts I write about. Everything I write unless otherwise stated is based in experience and a few years of field research.

    The bulk of my work has been with people who have been told they are mentally ill when in fact they possess one or more pronounced natural born ability to read far beyond what the text have been telling us for far too many years and many people have been made to suffer for this ignorance.

    In fact we are evolving as a people and these pronounced traits of Empath Telepath and Medium and others are showing in greater numbers because the species is evolving to this.

    I myself am all 3 and evolution and genetics is the only explanation that makes sense after studying over 100,000 people.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/12/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you for bringing my attention to your post @Max Carter. I very much appreciate your perspective here and the work you're doing; "assisting people in opening up to their intuitive self and assisting them in becoming more accurate in their reading of emotion". I find it crucial to be open and aware of all aspects of ourselves and reconnect with those parts that have been covered up over the years with layers of learning that doesn't integrate all of our innate abilities. As our well, your discussion about emotions and wisdom reminded me of one of my favorite expressions; a wise heart.
  5. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Parents...Patience & Love!
    Parents...Patience & Love!A mama's truthParenting is hard. There are no manuals that tell you what to do to be the best parent for the child you birth. The only thing you know is this human being is dependent on you for a long time. No two children are the same. Actually the...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/12/2016 #22 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley I must say that you have taken a bold step to express yourself. Good wishes to you.

    All i say is parents are glowing lanterns in our lives. Under their tutelage, we receive guidance, way, counsel, suggestions, light, answers, solutions, grace, warmth, encouragement, motivation, love, care, shelter...Aha...in whatever manner we've grown up, become too qualified with many degrees and years of experience, but in front of our old, ageing parents, we are still their children, and we still require their best advice that comes with their blessings. Hope one day, your daughter will realize this. :)

     
    Lisa Gallagher
    04/12/2016 #21 Lisa Gallagher
    #20 haha!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/12/2016 #20 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #17 just add, 😇😁🐝🐝🌹🌻🌼🌎🎆🎄@Lisa Gallagher..think I'm getting drunk on emojis 😘🙌👍☕
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/12/2016 #19 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #18 @Lisa Gallagher..you are soo right.. 😇when I write and press publish I'm never sure if it will resonate, and then I feel good sharing because keeping it all inside is not helping anyone , not even me
    Lisa Gallagher
    04/12/2016 #18 Lisa Gallagher
    #5 Wow, so sorry for your loss @FancyJ . How long has it been? Thank the heavens above your son found strength in family and didn't follow through because of the extreme pain he felt. Looks like Donna touched on a great subject, so many obstacles when raising children and each path differs.
    Lisa Gallagher
    04/12/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    #8 My daughter was still in her own little world at 20, thank goodness they do mature, there is hope!! I want emoticons on my pc LOL
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/12/2016 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #14 @Pascal Derrin ...i agree I have kept my babes in a cocoon and now I don't think she is ready for the world. My son says I will never think she is ready, but she will swim and I have to trust that..
    I just don't want her to have the tough life I have had... Then my son advises, I turned out OK, so though is not that bad..
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience.. I appreciate your support.. 😊🐝🐝.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/12/2016 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #12 @Julie Hickman...thanks so much.. I receive that hug 😊..i appreciate your support and shared experience. It feels really good reading from you and so many others... As a parent it is nice to hear from those who have been through similar situations and come out OK. I am glad for all this interaction.🐝🐝🌹
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    03/12/2016 #14 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    I think boy or girl they all drift away from the mother ship at some point it is part of the path to growing up with a lot things that I think us parents don't like very much.... we do what we can as parents not always what we want there are days we cope better and some not so much. Personally mine don't realise it yet but they live in a cocoon to a certain extent and if I can spare them the sh*t I went thru at their age I think I would have done a good job... they will realize it later and gratitude may land at that point or maybe not.... :-)
    Max Carter
    03/12/2016 #13 Max Carter
    My son is the biggest part of my world. I use behavioral psychology with hin in the nick name I gave him as an infant.

    The Dude.

    At age 4 when he would act up and out I started talking to him and telling him what it means to be The Dude.

    Be a friend

    Say please and thank you.

    Be honest even if it gets in trouble.

    And other behaviors we can all agree are helpful in getting along with other people and being respectful and courteous.

    I never have to punish him, we have a 2 minute convo that has him readjusted and understanding shit happens and we all have moments where we act up or out because we are all human. It gives him and identity to grow within and still be an individual.

    A few months ago wild geese let The Dude pet them and pick up and hold their young.

    It takes patience to not react to him acting out or up and remembering myself that all it takes is a simple conversation to remind us both of the behaviors we both should use to be a better example of decent human beings.

    I probably fail more than he does, however he is a constant reminder as to why I work at it to not be a hypocrite in his eyes and it is the hypocrisy our children see that does more harm than anything else we do.
    Julie Hickman
    03/12/2016 #12 Julie Hickman
    Dear Donna-Luisa, I just wanted to send you my thoughts and hugs! My daughter is my heart and, as you say, they are bound to resemble the good and bad traits we had growing up. My daughter is an only child and it took all I had to get through those teenage years into the tender years you currently describe.

    What I learned is that you and only you are the best person in your daughter's life to show her what a strong, loving and independent thinking woman looks like and what she can achieve. With your unwavering love and devotion, your daughter has the absolute best advantage she needs to grow in character and prosper in life.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/12/2016 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #5 @fancyJ London.. thank you very much for sharing your experience and support. I am glad I posted this..it is enlightening and great to know that their are others wbo have gone through this experience. 😊
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/12/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #9 @Irene Hackett...I am so overwhelmed by your words and support..got my 'weepies of gratitude on flow'.. yes as single moms it sure seems like a mountain to climb sometimes...I guess I was fortunate to have my sons first..😊 they were born understanding girls it seems at times. Thanks very much for your kindness and supportive sharing..
    Irene Hackett
    03/12/2016 #9 Anonymous
    Ahhh, dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley, as a Mother of 2 daughters who are now in their 20's, let me say simply: I can relate! Both my girls were 'high-risk' teens and as a single Mom, it was almost the death of me! As Mothers, we have this immense, deep love for our children - we all want what's best for them. We have these visions of what that looks like. What I've learned is that 'vision' does not always align to our children's personalities. Not only do they have to learn to accept our imperfections but we must to learn to accept theirs! It took me a long time to let go of my vision. I no longer try to 'direct'. Now, I listen a lot more and give them support for their courage in 'coming into their own'. I am so happy to tell you that my relationship with my daughters is so much better now. I appreciate your honest sharing - us Moms must stick together!!! ❤️
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/12/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #4 @Lisa Gallagher thanks so much for sharing your experience ..I agree, my sons were a lot easier than my daughter . They seemed to understand rules were there to help in their lives. She is almost 20 now. I am looking forward to that day when were can have a better relationship...thanks for sharing hope... I appreciate your support..thanks 🐝🐝
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/12/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #3 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, I like that you quoted me back to me..haha. You are quite right about this phase of growth passing, but it is hard while it is here... Thanks for your support and comments..greatly appreciated.🐝🐝
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/12/2016 #6 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #2 @debasish majumder thank you...glad it resonates with you.🐝🐝
    FancyJ London 🎶
    03/12/2016 #5 FancyJ London 🎶
    What an insightful heartfelt post. I have two teenagers and can sympathise I am always looking for advice from other Mother's. After my children lost there father the hardest thing in the world to face was when my son came to me and said: "Mom, I was going to take the easy way out. I decided to stay, because I knew if I killed myself you probably wouldn't be strong enough to take care of my sister." Those words choked me in a way I could never express deeply enough.
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/12/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    What a great buzz from the heart and so honest @Donna-Luisa Eversley! You wrote, "I'm not sure if I can ever be the mother she wishes for, but I am the mom she has." I used to feel the same, is your daughter a teen now? I thought my daughter would alway find fault with me because I had tight rules and I wasn't a conformist. Many of her friends were allowed to do whatever they wanted and lacked rules. So, I think many of us that do enforce our rules are seen as the witches or the enemy by our girls in particular. My son never challenged me and his personality differed. I can attest that my daughter and I are best friends today. She actually talks about some of her own past behavior and tells me she fully understands why I made the rules I did and should have been stricter with her haha. Can we say, things I never knew about?? I don't want to know now either! I think things will work out in the end, it just takes time and reassurance that you're doing the best you know how out of love! When it comes from a place of love, that's all that matters.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/12/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Ah, those, on or about, teenage years when we thought we were invincible and we had to be cool. Our own pressures and our peer pressures can cause a lot of confusion. If we don't understand the confusion, then we place the blame elsewhere. So, mom - tag you're it. I feel certain it's a phase that will pass and your daughter will come around. Immaturity can wear many faces and only time will determine when the next step is taken. We are all a work in progress and remembering your other post, we will never be complete. https://donnaluisawordslayer.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/just-thinking-out-loud-life-with-me-is-a-limited-time-edition/
  6. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    30/11/2016
    Two illusions don't make a fact
    Two illusions don't make a factJoris Plaatstaal made a great comment on one of my recent buzzes titled "Conscious and Subconscious Questions". This comment led me to respond by saying that ""Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge." Joris responded by...
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    CityVP Manjit
    04/12/2016 #74 CityVP Manjit
    #66 Joris Plaatstaal you said "Freedom scares many of them, it involves losing certainties" and in a marketed paradise certainty becomes a euphemism for freedom, and the chief reason freedom scares people is that certainty also creates fear about its potential loss. Where fear is not pervasive certainty can create an oasis of freedom - and these freedoms involve growth in choice.

    Yet the freedom that certainty gives is far different from the freedom that uncertainty gives - unless again fear invades uncertainty. Our learned disposition is that uncertainty is bad because the chief cement of social order is certainty.

    Our marketed paradise uses uncertainty to get us to buy things - so in a typical advertisement we may be temporarily reminded of a pain and it is the product message that brings us back to certainty i.e. in the pathos approach [See Pathos, Logos, Ethos in link] http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1166/PersuasiveTechniques.pdf

    It is our emotional centers that attune freedom with certainty, but it is our prefrontal cortex that can free us from our emotional conditioning to recognize the true freedom in uncertainty. The freedom of uncertainty is freedom from illusion.
    Ali Anani
    04/12/2016 #72 Ali Anani
    #66 @Joris Plaatstaal- I am amazed by what you wrote "It is not in my genes to choose for my own freedom. And that is a limiting factor". Yes, it is
    Ali Anani
    04/12/2016 #71 Ali Anani
    #64 I believe if one questions self it means there is no 100% trust and therefore keeps trying and learning. Thank you @Mohammed Sultan
    Ali Anani
    04/12/2016 #70 Ali Anani
    #63 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli- late is better than never my friend. Thank you for your quick response
    Ali Anani
    04/12/2016 #69 Ali Anani
    #62 Remarkable and profound your quote is dear @CityVP Manjit
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/12/2016 #68 Mohammed Sultan
    One of the facts that many nations live with is; when dictatorship is a fact ,revolution becomes a right.this fact proved to be an illusion when a counter revolution becomes a fact.There's also another illusion about the UN platform ;being one organization for one world.
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/12/2016 #67 Mohammed Sultan
    #65 Self-confidence is required to differentiate between what works and what doesn't work,between the truth and the illusion and determines your ability to set quantitative and qualitative measures .People believe more in measures rather than insights because measures always provide them with a benchmark on which they can monitor any deviation from the truth.To monitor the deviation from the truth is, at least, as important as knowing the truth , because it will at the end requires a vision,self-awareness and continuous self- monitoring.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    03/12/2016 #66 Joris Plaatstaal
    #59 No I did not. @Ali Anani.

    Their responses and yours give me the courage to think we are not all hopelessly digesting children.

    To be honest, every time I am here I ask myself why. I know the answer. But the temptation of just ignoring society is not easy to resist.

    It is not in my genes to choose for my own freedom. And that is a limiting factor.

    On the other hand, I can not force people to become free. Freedom scares many of them, it involves losing certainties.
    CityVP Manjit
    03/12/2016 #65 CityVP Manjit
    #64 Do we need self-confidence in truth, is there "musts" that we must have or can we observe our own truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? If we cannot, then we need confidence. As the title of this post says "two illusions don't make a fact" but two illusions can create the crutch for confidence. What is the actual nature of confidence if it is built upon a faculty of lying to ourselves? There is proven scope for the attitude of faking it until you make it - so we here know that lying becomes a part of a personal success mantra.
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/12/2016 #64 Mohammed Sultan
    #62 Thank you for sharing your insightful link. We sometimes need self-confidence to differentiate between our intellectual capability and others commonsense.To show measures yet stick to others insights.To show imagination yet be logic.While an eye for details is important, we should also have the skills, self-confidence and conceptual abilities to define what's typical and what's not.We must become involved with others yet have the ability and confidence to remain isolated from current of events.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/12/2016 #63 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #57 Dear Dr.Ali, allow me a little time to revert. Have been on work related travel since 24th Nov! Have to catch up on a LOT OF BUZZES...and I can't wait! Thank you for remembering me. Quality time is what I owe you, so I shall not hurry.
    CityVP Manjit
    03/12/2016 #62 CityVP Manjit
    #61 There was something that Jiddu Krishnamurti said that on seeing it, I thought was incredibly profound and pure genius, he said :

    "A confident man is a dead human being"

    from http://www.jiddu-krishnamurti.net/en/freedom-from-the-known/1968-00-00-jiddu-krishnamurti-freedom-from-the-known-chapter-2

    He is not talking about a lack of confidence but how confidence is a part of the illusion.
    Ali Anani
    03/12/2016 #61 Ali Anani
    #60 This a great comment dear @Mohammed SUltan. I like your borderline definition "The confidence is always a borderline between the outside insights and our ability to use our own understanding and judgments:. Lack of confidence leads to illusion- this is a radical idea and I do appreciate alerting us to this trend. We need to explore ourselves- this is solidly true.
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/12/2016 #60 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear Ali Anani PhD.The illusion is always there,Kant himself quoted "there's no fact ,only interpretations."For some reason a lot of people don't have the confidence in themselves as valid interpreters and always look for outside sources to validate their interpretations.The confidence is always a borderline between the outside insights and our ability to use our own understanding and judgments. How confidence we will feel when we live with the idea that we ourselves could be a good source of information.We need to explore ourselves to establish a set of measures to avoid filling in the trap of others insights.As quoted ;We shall not cease from exploration.And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
    Ali Anani
    03/12/2016 #59 Ali Anani
    #55 @Joris Plaatstaal- i wonder if you have read the two comments of @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and @Preston Vander Ven. This is because you wrote "In this case the illusion could be even better than the real thing. I believe so and your thoughts here appeal to me. The fact that you wrote such two probing comments means that the issue of illusion of knowledge and freedom is brewing in your mind. So, I am.
    Ali Anani
    03/12/2016 #58 Ali Anani
    #54 @Joris Plaatstaal- This is quite challenging what you wrote "I feel that people want the illusions to become fact so that they don't want to hear the Truth" DOn't me limit illusion by distorting knowledge? By same token , freedom is limitless, but don't we limit it by turning freedom to a tool to slave others? You challenge my mind.
    Ali Anani
    03/12/2016 #57 Ali Anani
    #53 Thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and for providing an explanation of the tendency for people to choose illusions over reality as highlighted in @Preston Vander Ven. Your explanation is powerful. Thank you for this illumination. I wonder what @Praveen Raj Gullepalli would say.
    Ali Anani
    03/12/2016 #56 Ali Anani
    #52 @Preston Vander Ven- so, there is a bias for people to "I feel that people want the illusions to become fact so that they don't want to hear the Truth". Some people don't like facing reality. A great idea to ponder on.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    03/12/2016 #55 Joris Plaatstaal
    part2:
    I understand the problem with freedom. You never know when you are free.

    To think you 'know' can be an illusion, at least compared to the universal knowledge. After all, if I know everything I can comprehend, I know. All I can comprehend. In my eyes, I know it all, to others I can know close to nothing.

    And than Freedom. It is much more subjective than knowledge. I think the reason why is that Freedom has no borders or limits. If you feel freedom in my hell, you still would be free. Freedom is subjective, and can never be an illusion. In this case the illusion could be even better than the real thing.

    I am playing with a thought that freedom is always an illusion. But the good thing is, it has no borders in that case.

    Maybe it is not so sad, my life. Maybe, being here on social media is not a sad thing to do. Maybe, my illusion of my freedom, is my reality.

    What the heck, I am just an infinity of virtual waves. And so I play. Infinity and borderlines..................need I say more?
    Joris Plaatstaal
    03/12/2016 #54 Joris Plaatstaal
    It sunk in, @Ali Anani.

    "Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge. There are so many ways to look at that. I will have to let it sink in". So, I did as the comment of Joris kicked my thoughts two steps further. Pondering deeply on these exchanges of comments led me to modify my thinking to "Between the illusion of freedom and the illusion of knowledge there is a borderline". .....

    Dear Ali, I do not care if I am being kicked two steps further or three steps back. In a circle there can not be a forward or backward direction. Sure you can go CW or CWW, it will lead to the same.....


    "Between the illusion of freedom and the illusion of knowledge there is a borderline". ..... Yeah right. If i dive into a lake I will get wet.


    Between black and white there is a borderline. For sure? No grey values?

    I can imagine borderlines are things we seem to need. At least in real life. Here, in a virtual domain we can discuss borderlines as if they exist. And we can not help to pretend they do. Even in the virtual domain we can not seem to shake off the truths of real life.

    Why are we so occupied by our own limits, borders? I don't want to spent my life defining a border that I don't see, just because society thinks there are indeed borders, limits.

    Between illusions I do not not see any borderline. Any illusion is as good as another.

    Knowledge has no borderline, it has a limit. You can know so much as you can comprehend. It is never an illusion. Low comprehensibility leads to fast knowing all.

    Freedom. If freedom had limits, or borders, it would have died a slow dead centuries ago.
  7. ProducerIrene Hackett

    Irene Hackett

    22/10/2016
    SURVIVAL OF THE WEAKEST
    SURVIVAL OF THE WEAKEST“Communities which are very strong, very rigid, that do not take into account the weak points of the community, the people who are in difficulty, tend to be communities that do not evolve.” And when they evolve, it's generally by a very strong...
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    Irene Hackett
    02/12/2016 #89 Anonymous
    #88 Yes @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, LePichon touches the core of a truth we may be afraid to admit or not yet ready to accept when he says human beings "are not adults in full possession of their means" and our fragility is at the "heart of humanity". You are right to say our understanding of these truths will help us to understand ourselves and others. I appreciate your feedback and the support in sharing.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/12/2016 #88 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    “Human people are not adults in full possession of their means.” is a powerful statement in a quiet way. "The fragility is the essence of men and women, and it is at the heart of humanity. And once you realize that, you accept your own fragility." is important to heed because once we come to terms with ourselves, we can understand suffering within others and ourselves.
    Irene Hackett
    02/12/2016 #87 Anonymous
    #85 Yes @Sarah Elkins, LePichon is truly an "'exceptional human being". Quite relevant & insightful that you recognize AI as a phenomenon that could make us realize the value in all that it means to be human. I love that insight! Thanks so much for this idea contribution and for your positive feedback.
    Irene Hackett
    02/12/2016 #86 Anonymous
    #84 Yes, Oneness'! Thank you @Cyndi wilkins for your supportive comment.
    Sarah Elkins
    02/12/2016 #85 Sarah Elkins
    Weak. Fragile. Vulnerable. Those words used to be criticism and insults. But now, as we humans start to consider what makes us human in relation to the very real, very near potential of AI, the values in those words are changing. I recognized the name, Le Pichon, from studying plate tectonics with our sons during Earth science classes in school. I had no idea what else made him such an exceptional human being. Thank you, @Irene Hackett, for bringing this story to beBee.
    Cyndi wilkins
    01/12/2016 #84 Cyndi wilkins
    The correlation here between the bones of the Earth and our own human skeletal structure is a beautiful representation of how we are all strengthened by caring for our more vulnerable layers...This is "Oneness" at it's best Irene;-) Absolutely lovely!
    Irene Hackett
    01/12/2016 #83 Anonymous
    #81 I thank you dear @Joel Anderson - means a lot coming from you! 😄
    Irene Hackett
    01/12/2016 #82 Anonymous
    #80 Agreed dear @Deb Helfrich - always appreciate your input, thank you 😄
    Joel Anderson
    01/12/2016 #81 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done @Irene Hackett
    Deb Helfrich
    01/12/2016 #80 Deb Helfrich
    A must re-read by @Irene Hackett. We have to keep adjusting our focus to the whole, to the sustainability of communities and the planet as integrated, interdependent ecosystems.
    Irene Hackett
    16/11/2016 #79 Anonymous
    #78 So glad you enjoyed the message @Lisa Vanderburg - thx for stopping by and commenting.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    16/11/2016 #78 Lisa Vanderburg
    Wow. What a beautiful truth, that through weakness, we are strong - I applaud you @Irene Hackett!
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    05/11/2016 #77 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    I like the nature

    blessing
    Irene Hackett
    25/10/2016 #76 Anonymous
    #75 Yes @Praveen Raj Gullepalli - a truth that may be necessary in practice for our positive evolution.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/10/2016 #75 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #74 Nature is telling us...through the birds...the bees...the trees...the fractals...the forms...etc...of the interdependence that is essential for both survival and evolution. Any development outside the frameworks of interdependence could only be called one thing - Cancer.
    Irene Hackett
    25/10/2016 #74 Anonymous
    #72 As we become aware of our same essential nature, we may also become aware of our interdependence. It may be one and the same concept.
    Irene Hackett
    25/10/2016 #73 Anonymous
    #71 Yes, that is an interesting title, especially for a young adult book! Fear is an important & necessary emotion - it prepares us, strengthens us in confronting danger. Issues can develop when we are imagining danger where there is no real threat before us, but the thought that there is!
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/10/2016 #72 Harvey Lloyd
    #67 @Irene Hackett These styled discussions always make me think of musical chairs. Everyone is focused on the music and the empty chair that is closest to them. Our society, through systems, have initiated and nearly perfected, the game of musical chairs. We focus on the media or social alignment, music and our ability to seek success and joy, the chair.

    Neither of these goals are bad, it's the game. I don't play within that circus. I don't require the music or reflection of media to find my peace and joy. I will have to say, a lounge chair and a umbrella drink is required to watch the game from a distance:)

    "Oneness" i don't believe is the same as interdependence. This may be splitting hairs, but interdependence requires me to understand your journey and how we might benefit from each other. Oneness means that i need to not only share the journey but also belief systems. In this you and i can't be one. This journey of oneness is reserved for our spouses. I can share a portion of others journeys and each can benefit for the time.

    Our answer for interdependence is a homogenized viewpoint that i feel is ground zero for some of our cultural issues. We are requesting oneness in our belief systems when this is next to impossible. We have all refined our systems from our perspectives and the journey has showed us wisdom. In this we are each unique, not one. We can all share a portion of a journey over time but we can't all live in a journey that has been homogenized.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/10/2016 #71 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #70 I remember reading Alistair MacLean's fiction through middle school...there was one bestseller called - Fear is the Key...the title kinda stayed with me. Fear can both lock as well as unlock doors. Depending in how we respond to it.
    Irene Hackett
    24/10/2016 #70 Anonymous
    #69 Well said @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Taking that 'stand' is so powerful - it is that fear you mention that disempowers us - it takes courage to face it.
  8. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    He keeps coming back: Mr. Grinch
    He keeps coming back: Mr. GrinchIts that time of the year again.Yes, it's the season I love the most of all each and every year. It's the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ by way of a special date of memorial. As with everything else in the world, commercialism has indeed...
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    Susan Rooks
    30/11/2016 #4 Susan Rooks
    Grinch be gone, says @Donna-Luisa Eversley! And I agree. Clever and fun post, and thanks so much!
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thank YOU, DL, for this beautifully written buzz, filled with holiday cheer. We all need to get in the spirit of the season as December approaches. Wishing you all the best!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #1 Hahaha @Franci Eugenia Hoffman ..well well my friend I Loveee your poem response... Maybe we need a #warongrinchaton... Hahaha

    Thank you very much 🐝🐝☕☕
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/11/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    My friend, so dear
    I'm sending you cheer
    May that Christmas tree
    Shine a light so bright
    Only those that care
    Can feel the spirit we share

    Grinch, you grumpy old heel
    You’re not even real
    You’re green pigment
    Is only a figment
    Of those that believe

    To those that are Merry
    You’re not even scary
    So ta-ta my dearie
    From us that are cheery

    Hey Grinch, did you know
    This Christmas, you’re a no-show
    Ho-ho ho-ho

    I hope your holidays are lovely and full of merriment, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I love your beautiful picture!
  9. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Just Thinking out loud - Control
    Just Thinking out loud - Control Random ThoughtsBlogging has been for me, a way to share as much as I know with the rest of the world. These are my thoughts and examples from my own experiences, so I guess you can say - Dwordslayer shares a real person!There are days I need...
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    Laura Mikolaitis
    03/12/2016 #48 Laura Mikolaitis
    I love the random thoughts that you shared here @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Sometimes, the random thoughts can be the best fuel for our fire.

    Some days it is difficult to accept that there are things we can't control. That's why it is important to enact our gift of choice; especially when the out of control things can seem overwhelming.

    It's taken me a while ton fully grasp the concept but I am better at it now. Each day is an opportunity to exercise our ability to choose - to decide whether we will make the best of a bad day or make the worst of it.

    I enjoyed reading this, Donna. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Pamela L. Williams
    01/12/2016 #47 Pamela L. Williams
    Diana Ross! Ya gotta love her! #44
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #46 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #32 @Fatima Williams thank you for all the emojis 😁🎶
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #45 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #30 @Pamela L. Williams..very happy it resonates with you. I appreciate your comments my friend 😘😇
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #44 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #29 @Pamela L. Williams..I also love @Ken Boddie comment...but you gave me the song of the evening 😊🤗
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #34 @pascal ..I can't seem to tag you... But the music is on high, think my frequency band is working 🐝🐝🐙😁
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #28 @Ken Boddie ..."run toward the wind...." I like that. It's such a bold and brave thing to do, yet the decision puts control in our hands. Thank you very very much for this 😊🐝🐝
    Shubhanshu Garg
    01/12/2016 #41 Shubhanshu Garg
    Good to read again @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Really enjoyed your thoughts. Great.
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/11/2016 #40 Sara Jacobovici
    #38 So happy to hear from you @Donna-Luisa Eversley! And what a wonderfully written reply!
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/11/2016 #39 Lisa Gallagher
    #37 I'm glad your on Facebook @Donna-Luisa Eversley! It's nice to see some familiar faces from beBee :))
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #38 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #20 @Sara Jacobovici, thank you ..wow, when I read this, you got the weepy emotional blast in my eyes 😉😘 ...it is the truth of music and rythmn ..I am happy it resonates with you so much. As soon as I draw on the music my entire person responds. It is like a conductor bringing the sounds into a crescendo. Controlling emotions need that understanding of self to create harmony for self.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #37 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #19 #hugs right back at you #babydoll @Lisa Gallagher..
    🐝🐝🐝🌹🌹🌹 Thankfully some of us are on Facebook or I would have been in a desert. 😂..glad to be back. I do have some stuff I've written.. will try to publish, but seems quite sad, not happy simply a difficult time with less light and the weepy willows.
    Thanks for reading.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #36 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #18 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman.. I will admit my patience is stretched...like elastic it was on taunt and now it's relaxed so it stung me back to me 😊😎... I will have a spoonful of courage each morning with my coffee 😊 I appreciate you my friend 😘💮💮💮💮💮
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #35 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #17 @Max Carter thank you...yes, storytelling is a part of the healing process which is powerful. It is the feel of the music which makes the story flow , making a melody which makes a whole lot more sense than life on its own sometimes 😉..thank you for your beautiful supportive words 🐝🐝🌻🌻🌻
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    29/11/2016 #34 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    turn the volume up, close your eyes and sing....

    keep on keeping on
    Fatima Williams
    29/11/2016 #32 Fatima Williams
    beBee is alive with the sound of Donna's music 💖📯🎼🔊🎶🎵♩🎺🎹🎸🎷🎻🎤🎼🕪
    Fatima Williams
    29/11/2016 #31 Fatima Williams
    #1 Aww ♡@Donna-Luisa Eversley I've missed you . Awesome that your back and buzzing again my dear. Your buzzes are music to the ears. This is a sensational buzz with some great takeaways. Everyone has a song for every situation we just have to sing out loud and let the music fill our lives. Buzzon dear and welcome back to beBeeland.🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😇🤗🤗🤗🤗
    Pamela L. Williams
    29/11/2016 #30 Pamela L. Williams
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley a very insightful post. It is only ourselves who can control our destiny and we are each destined for greatness in some way, but only if we are able to prevent fear, greed, or opinion to veer us off our path.
    Pamela L. Williams
    29/11/2016 #29 Pamela L. Williams
    I really like this comment Ken. Sometimes you just can't play it safe, you need some adventure, to try new things, to speak out when things go awry. For now it is still some of the greatest freedoms and gifts we have; free will and free speach. The Internet has given us the ability to reach a tremendous audience and as long as we stay tactful and factual great things can be accomplished. Ain't no mountain high enough! Ain't no valley low enough! #28
    Ken Boddie
    29/11/2016 #28 Ken Boddie
    When the wind's blowing hard in our face we need to tack to port and starboard if we are to advance to our charted destination. But sometimes we need to run before the wind and let it take us to uncharted waters.
  10. ProducerFatima Williams

    Fatima Williams

    23/11/2016
    The  Wait
    The WaitSo you sit and you tell yourself it's gonna be alright. You will get past this phase. It's a trying time in our life and we need to wait it out. You tell yourself that you are strong and this cloud of testing will soon fade away and there will be...
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    Fatima Williams
    28/11/2016 #41 Fatima Williams
    #40 Thank you dear @CityVP Manjit
    CityVP Manjit
    27/11/2016 #40 CityVP Manjit
    #39 If we are what we eat, we are also what we think and in this regard there is plenty of suggestions on how to get unstuck. The 7 things to remember when stuck by Allison Fallon serves as an example of the mental shifts available :

    7 Things to Remember When You're Feeling Stuck
    http://allisonfallon.com/stuck/
    Fatima Williams
    27/11/2016 #39 Fatima Williams
    #38 Thank you @CityVP Manjit It's an inevitable truth waiting is a part of our life.

    But I feel sometimes we get stuck in our cocoons afraid to fly and spread our beautiful wings.
    I remember a story of how an impatient person who saw a butterfly struggling to come out of the cocoon tried helping it and that eventually lead to the death of the butterfly.

    This waiting phase in the cocoon is sometimes required to collect the strength as you said that required to break out and fly.
    Transformation is the fruit of waiting but lets not wait too much. 🤗🤗🤗🤗
    CityVP Manjit
    27/11/2016 #38 CityVP Manjit
    #37 I welcome moments of life which are a cocoon. In modern culture we treat cocoon as a euphemism for prison, but it is not that, the caterpillar is not a prisoner of the cocoon, but a transformation in waiting and we are not butterflies, we are are more than a transformation that is no bigger than our thumb.

    Let me take the song by Milky Chance called "Cocoon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ernVvrYH9vg so while his main lyric is "so lets go back to our cocoon" the context is still escape and not transformation. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/milkychance/cocoon.html If we identify with this song, we identify with escape and pain rather than transformation and privacy.

    I do not offer this as a perspective to a single a person because my own cocoons are a source of personal liberation. I am not afraid of melancholy or sadness, for when grief comes I will participate in the process of grief, but when freedom comes, I can place that in a cocoon too - for that is a different kind of waiting. The best privacy is to close my eyes or enjoy time at home.

    Whether it is waiting such as Van Morrison "Days Like This" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UUWkr4FUlo or I have to do what it is I must do for this thing called our work life and I can't open up my mind to you - there is something gestating in the waiting, there is something fermenting in the waiting, there is something good changing in the waiting. Waiting is a part of life.
    Fatima Williams
    27/11/2016 #37 Fatima Williams
    #36 Thanks @Deb Lange. Yes the incubation time gives us time to feel the joy and happiness and outcome that is gained on the Move. Incubation is just a short phase and the egg needs to hatch 😊😊😊😊
    Deb Lange
    26/11/2016 #36 Deb Lange
    Dear @ Fatima I resonate with the wait and the move. I wrote a buzz last week which was well received. I said there is a part 2. I know I have been putting off part 2 as I feel some pressure in myself to have it as well received as part 1, but maybe it won't be. --and maybe it will. I know incubation time is useful but I sense I wait a little too long and need to be bolder with my action in the world. Things are never perfect and are always perfect just the way they are. And can always be updated and improved.
    Ali Anani
    26/11/2016 #35 Ali Anani
    Part 2
    I have just responded to a comment by dear @Sara Jacobovici on my linked buzz and urged her to read this buzz. I also invite @Irene Hackett, @Deb Helfrich, @Deb Lange, @Max Carterr and the two Lisas @Lisa Gallagher and @Lisa Vanderburg to enjoy this great buzz and to contribute to the discussions.
    Ali Anani
    26/11/2016 #34 Ali Anani
    Dear @Fatima Williams- you are a greater writer, thinker and communicator. I read your buzz comprehensively, with great interest and enjoyed the flow of your ideas your buzz. You leave me with so much to think about. I just request you to read my last buzz and the two co (Parts 1 and 2) and you shall realize what I mean.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/conscious-and-subconscious-questions#c69
    We are working on developing a formula for movement and we need your brain. I hope your time would allow you to visit.
    Your explanation of the wait time, steps how to deal with it and highlighting the Waiting Step as the critical step leave me with much to think about.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/11/2016 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    #31 Thanks for the tag @Fatima Williams. I found your buzz intense. You cover much ground related to a challenging "place" to be. I appreciate your energy and insights. Thanks again.
    Gert Scholtz
    26/11/2016 #32 Gert Scholtz
    @Fatima Williams A most inspiring and uplifting post - thanks for sharing Fatima.
    Fatima Williams
    26/11/2016 #31 Fatima Williams
    Cc@Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici and @Renée Cormier 😊😊😊 Tagging you all if thats ok 🤔
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #30 Fatima Williams
    #29 It's my pleasure @Graham Edwards 🐝 Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    24/11/2016 #29 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Thanks for the inspiration @Fatima Williams
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #28 Fatima Williams
    #23 @Lisa Gallagher It's true and that's why we need self-realization to be at it's peak always. Life is a balancing act indeed. Thank you Lisa for reading and commenting :)
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #27 Fatima Williams
    #22 Lovely quote @William VanDorin :)
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #26 Fatima Williams
    #20 Ahhh @Deb Helfrich first of all I love you ! Can I say that I hope your love doesn't get angry with me LOL. I love your character, personality and the way you interact and share your thoughts. I am no longer looking at people like Steve Jobs for motivation. I just come here on beBee and connect with you amazing people and I'm more than Good ! Look at the lovely buzz @Franci Eugenia Hoffman wrote today. I am on TOP of the world Today !
    " I Flourish on beBee " That's the word I would like to use.

    Coming to the buzz I'm so happy you had something to take away from here that was my goal achieved. Stay Awesome and GET MOVING ( winks)
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #25 Fatima Williams
    #18 Thank you dear @Aurorasa Sima & @Bill Stankiewicz
    Fatima Williams
    24/11/2016 #24 Fatima Williams
    #17 Thank you @David B. Grinberg I'm happy you enjoyed reading this.
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/11/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher
    Such an honest piece @Fatima Williams. I think we can all get stuck in the 'wait phase,' from time to time. We do need to draw on something stronger than ourselves at times or from deep within. I thought of one more thing, guilt can also put people into 'the wait.' If we hold on to self-guilt too long, it will immobilize us. Life sure is a balancing act!
    William VanDorin
    24/11/2016 #22 William VanDorin
    Never wait, strive beyond your limits and leave love in your wake. Life happens while you wait.
  11. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    20/11/2016
    "Stop treating scientists like they’re geniuses and start treating them like people"
    Milos Djukic
    Getting science out in the open
    daily-iowan.com By Jacob Senstad Jacob-senstad@uiowa.edu Joe Palca took the stage at Phillips Hall on Nov. 16 and gave an ardent message about the future of scientific journalism. “Change the way we tell...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    23/11/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #8 Ditto, Randy Keho
    Randy Keho
    23/11/2016 #8 Randy Keho
    #7 As far as I'm concerned, you've already done a great deal for the advancement of science through social networks..Your contributions to beBee and other networks could be considered groundbreaking in my book.
    Otherwise, I would have never been introduced to any of the subjects you champion. I may not have a clear understanding or a genuine interest in them, but they set the wheels spinning. I applaud you're undying efforts to spread the word, even though I can't spell it.
    Milos Djukic
    22/11/2016 #7 Anonymous
    #4 #5 Thanks @Randy Keho and @Robert Bacal. Scientific communication is a special - delicate kind of art. This is something that I am learning. I am one of the few who also trying here.
    Randy Keho
    22/11/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    #5 If they're talking about "scientific journalism" -- spreading the word to the masses -- they've already established what they are, it's just a matter of price.
    Robert Bacal
    22/11/2016 #5 Robert Bacal
    #4 Interesting. The premise behind virtually all formal science publications is to remove the voice and characteristics of the researchers, as they are seen as irrelevant to the pursuit of the research. Some might perceive your suggestions as whoring science (for what?)
    Randy Keho
    22/11/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    #3 When did scientists become people?
    I must have missed it, Milos.
    I've always found it best to focus on the person rather than the "thingie."
    Personalize the story. That's how you treat them like real people. It doesn't matter what you're writing about.
    Putting a face to the "thingie" draws interest into the "thingie."
    The "thingie" by itself is boring to most readers.
    People prefer to read about people.
    Who's responsible for creating the "thingie?"
    How and why did they created the "thingie.?"
    How does the "thingie" impact our lives?
    And, definitely include a photo of the person. They can be captured with or without the "thingie."
    But, you'll still need a photo or illustration of the ":thingie"
    Milos Djukic
    22/11/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thanks @Jan Barbosa and congrats :)
    Jan Barbosa
    21/11/2016 #1 Jan Barbosa
    Good One !!!
  12. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    19/11/2016
    Madrid-Spain Javier beBee
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    Matt Sweetwood
    20/11/2016 #3 Matt Sweetwood
    This is beautiful
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    20/11/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Spectacular photo. Beautiful city and the colors in the sky seems to blend in perfectly.
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/11/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    Beautiful city Javier.
  13. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    18/11/2016
    Always room to grow!
    Always room to grow!Last February, I wrote a post called, Lessons From a Woman Who Changed My World. Well, today is my mother Ida's 97th birthday (till 120). In spite of any challenges, this woman continues to think of the future and of life. As such, in honor of her...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    20/11/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Dear @Deb Helfrich, I will be more than happy to pass on your wishes to my mother. Thank you for your heartfelt offer. This is truly a gift.
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/11/2016 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. I'll say Amen to that!
    Deb Helfrich
    19/11/2016 #10 Deb Helfrich
    What a joyful picture and gift! Please send my warmest wishes to Ida, @Sara Jacobovici, for her to have the best year of her life. If there is any way I might be able to help her in this quest, do feel free to ask.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    19/11/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    A lovely tribute to your mother, @Sara Jacobovici. May your mother and her date tree remain strong and healthy for years to come.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/11/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you for your kind words @Ali Anani. Much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/11/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thank you @Aviram Morris. Looking forward to the opportunity for the visit.
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    A creative way to plant a tree for a birthday and to a deserving woman who at this age is still "has room to grow". This buzz is your present to your growing mother @Sara Jacobovici
    Aviram Morris
    19/11/2016 #4 Aviram Morris
    I wish Ida's many Morris years of joy and happiens!!! 97 years is just amazing. I hope you come and visit us here In Paran and get a tour around the farm and see her tree.
    Susan Rooks
    18/11/2016 #3 Susan Rooks
    #2 Thanks, @Sara Jacobovici! Let's hope we celebrate it in style with her! And we both know that the actual blessing is "may her memory be for a blessing," but we're not at that point yet! As you said, 120!
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/11/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 From strength to strength!! Thank you so much for your blessing. I'll be thinking of you, your mom and your family on February 7th @Susan Rooks!
    Susan Rooks
    18/11/2016 #1 Susan Rooks
    Congratulations on your mother's 97th birthday, @Sara Jacobovici! May her life be for a blessing! My mom will be 100 on February 7, something she can't believe. Actually, neither can her kids. Amazing, isn't it?
  14. ProducerAlan Culler

    Alan Culler

    18/11/2016
    Gratitude: A pre-requisite of leadership
    Gratitude: A pre-requisite of leadership“Hi Mom. Could I have your pumpkin pie recipe?”Silence on the other end of the phone“Mom, Are you still there?”“Yes, I’m here.”“Mom, I have 12 people coming for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Could I please have your pumpkin pie recipe?”Silence....
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    Alan Culler
    03/12/2016 #22 Alan Culler
    #10 @Kartic Vaidyanathan Thank you for commenting and sharing my recent post. I appreciate your support of my musings.
    Alan Culler
    03/12/2016 #21 Alan Culler
    #11 @Lisa Gallagher Thank you for reading and commenting on my article. Thanksgiving is over, but thanks giving is not. I truly appreciate your support for my ideas.
    Alan
    Alan Culler
    03/12/2016 #20 Alan Culler
    #13 @Mohammed A. Jawad Thank you so much for your comments -My heart is indeed full and alas so is my belly -but I'm working on losing the weight gained from my mother's pumpkin pie. :-)
    Alan Culler
    03/12/2016 #19 Alan Culler
    #14 @Michelle Williams Thank you so much for your comments. I'm glad the piece on gratitude struck a chord with you. Being self-employed I know about "seeking solo perfection" -what a lovely turn of phrase.
    Thanks again
    Alan
    Alan Culler
    03/12/2016 #18 Alan Culler
    #15 @Henri Galvao Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad the piece on gratitude resonated.
    As to my music -I am a new songwriter -only committed 7 songs to paper -I'm working up the gumption and funds to record them so that I might go looking for a publisher. I will let you know, but thanks for asking. Alan
    Alan Culler
    03/12/2016 #17 Alan Culler
    #16 @Mohammed Sultan Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I absolutely agree. Alan
    Mohammed Sultan
    23/11/2016 #16 Mohammed Sultan
    @Alan Culler.The payoff is worth the effort to say "Thank you".The word has the impact to turn difficult situations or people to something different.If you want to shape people perceptions before they react ,say the word in a meaningful way.One of the strongest instincts of true leaders is to say words that have a big impact on employees.
    Henri Galvão
    22/11/2016 #15 Henri Galvão
    This came in the right time for me. This morning I was presented with the opportunity to perform in front of some people and, although things didn't turn out exactly as I hoped, the least I could've done was to be a little more grateful. One more thing to remember for next time.

    by the way, where can we listen to your music?
    Michele Williams
    22/11/2016 #14 Michele Williams
    I like how you connect empathy and gratitude. The power of gratitude may be increased when a leader recognizes the personal sacrifice an employee made to contribute.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    22/11/2016 #13 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Alan Culler What an inspiring story! Great to have a prized recipe from your dear mother. And the good thing to remember is that when your heart is full of contentment and gratitude, you'll find happiness in small things in life.:)
    Michele Williams
    22/11/2016 #12 Michele Williams
    Alan, wonderful post. Last week, I gave a talk on work-life balance and spoke about gratitude as core to balance. Recognizing how other have helped, not only strengthens connections but reduces the pressure to work constantly in search of solo perfection.
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    What a great story you shared @Alan Culler about gratitude. You led up to the premise of your article quite nicely. There is definitely a difference between empathy and sympathy. To be able to walk a mile in another's shoes is an attribute, indeed. Great leaders can possess empathy while not allowing it to get in the way of their better judgment- 2 great qualities in a leader. How nice that you did end up sharing the recipe with your sisters ;-) I'm sure they were grateful!
    Kartic Vaidyanathan
    22/11/2016 #10 Kartic Vaidyanathan
    A wonderful must read blog by Alan Culler. Thanks to @Sarah Elkins for pointing out to this masterpiece.
    Kartic Vaidyanathan
    22/11/2016 #9 Kartic Vaidyanathan
    A wonderful must read blog by @Alan Culler. Thanks to @Sarah Elkins for pointing out to this masterpiece.
    Alan Culler
    21/11/2016 #8 Alan Culler
    #7 Aren't you nice. Thank you @Sara Elkins. this is just what I needed to read today. I am grateful for your support.
    Sarah Elkins
    19/11/2016 #7 Sarah Elkins
    I love this post, @Alan Culler, because I never thought of gratitude in that relation to leadership and you are exactly right. It's those people who recognize that no one is truly "self made", that every person brings some value to our lives, and that we have something to learn from every encounter, who are true leaders. Thank you so much for this post, it's just what I needed to read today.
    Alan Culler
    18/11/2016 #6 Alan Culler
    #1 @Kevin Pashuk -thanks for the reminder of the Canadian Thanksgiving in October around the time when we ce3lebrate Columbus Day, I believe. All to show that thankfulness has no season.
    Alan Culler
    18/11/2016 #5 Alan Culler
    #2 @Ali Aniani I'd certainly agree with trust and fairness as well
    Alan Culler
    18/11/2016 #4 Alan Culler
    #3 Absolutely agree @Franci Eugenia Hoffman.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    18/11/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Lovely buzz @Alan Culler. This is the time of the year, especially in the U.S., when people exhibit warm feelings of gratefulness and gratitude. We should be mindful of sharing these feelings throughout the year, as well.
  15. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    17/11/2016
    The Art of Seeing Things Differently and The Power of Vujà dé
    The Art of Seeing Things Differently and The Power of Vujà déMany moons ago, I was in a relationship with someone who in hindsight, clearly wasn’t right in the head, but I couldn’t see why I was unhappy. I later realized there were two important reasons for this. One reason is that nobody is ever 100%...
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    Renée Cormier
    21/11/2016 #42 Renée Cormier
    #40 Absolutely, Mohammed!
    Renée Cormier
    21/11/2016 #41 Renée Cormier
    #38 Thanks, Lisa. The term is not mine. I'm not sure who the pioneer is, but many have written about it.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/11/2016 #40 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Yep...thinking matters most. It doesn't take more efforts to aspire and dream high, but what it all requires is one's right, tactical thinking. Think for the good, look for action that's worth enough for prospective solutions, and forget about timid feelings that leave you indecisive. Indeed, with this simple precept, you can influence others.
    Lisa Gallagher
    21/11/2016 #38 Lisa Gallagher
    @Renée Cormier, love how you came up with the term vujà dé. It is hard to smell the flowers through the forest, so taking a step back can really change your perspective and be an eye opener. It's also extremely hard to be objective of oneself and I love my friends and family because we are all able to be open with each other when it comes to mistakes we may have made, questions we have about choices we make, problems we are trying to solve... these are things that do take an open mind to listen and honest people who care enough to try and guide you. I value honesty. Great tips to focus on solutions!!
    Max Carter
    18/11/2016 #37 Max Carter
    #36 You're welcome @Renee Cormier
    Renée Cormier
    18/11/2016 #36 Renée Cormier
    Thanks for sharing this, @Max Carter.
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #35 Ali Anani
    #34 Yes, I speak some French @Renée Cormier and you made me smile (sourir)
    Renée Cormier
    18/11/2016 #34 Renée Cormier
    #29 Thanks, Ali. Hair, air... If you speak French it is all the same!
    Renée Cormier
    18/11/2016 #33 Renée Cormier
    #28 Thank you, Paul!
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #32 Ali Anani
    #31 +Wonderful and relieving comment @Kevin Pashuk. You know this is an inspiring comment and I bit an idea of a new buzz is born.
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/11/2016 #31 Kevin Pashuk
    #30 I'm not sure it's wrong Ali.. I was told that with men of a certain wisdom, their hair starts to grow inward from their scalps, creating the illusion of baldness, but in reality providing a comfortable place for the flurry of thoughts that go on inside their minds. At least that's what I tell myself.
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #30 Ali Anani
    I can't type as I meant changed the air and not the hair in my head.
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #29 Ali Anani
    Worthy of sharing buzz @Renée Cormier and a beautifully-written buzz this is. BTW- I changed the hair in my head before writing this comment.
    Paul Kearley 🐝
    18/11/2016 #28 Paul Kearley 🐝
    Nice article @Renée Cormier Sharing right now on LI and BB
    Andrew Goldman
    18/11/2016 #27 Andrew Goldman
    A beautiful post @Renée Cormier Thank you! Looking at everything from a different angle creates new possibilities. Very true#26
    Renée Cormier
    18/11/2016 #26 Renée Cormier
    @Andrew Goldman, I think you might like this post.
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/11/2016 #25 Harvey Lloyd
    #21 It is a little bit of a pet peeve when exploring new ideas, for me. I want to hear all perspectives. When folks begin defending a specific perspective i can get a little testy. I try and open up the dialogue to more but they are quite willing to slam that door. Usually, i give my pointed speech of, this is not a true/false test, but rather a multiple choice questionnaire. I hold out as long as i can for them to join, but sometimes it breaks down into my speech of leadership. I'm sorry, you have made a mistake in assuming this is a democracy, it is a dictatorship and we will be hearing all perspectives. I usually call the meeting before this speech comes out, but sometimes it just happens.
    Renée Cormier
    18/11/2016 #24 Renée Cormier
    @Phil Friedman, I find you are very good at getting people to flip their perspective.
    Renée Cormier
    18/11/2016 #23 Renée Cormier
    #18 Thanks, @Sushmita Thakare Jain! I appreciate the share as well.
    Renée Cormier
    18/11/2016 #22 Renée Cormier
    #15 Perhaps you stumbled across something by Bob Sutton. I got my inspiration for this post from @Graham Edwards 🐝. Here's the link to his post on the subject: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@graham-edwards/vuja-de-voozha-day-the-beginning-of-a-wee-bit-of-an-obsession
  16. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    13/11/2016
    Living on the Edge of Challenge
    Living on the Edge of ChallengeIt amazes me, and may be you too the reader of this buzz, that we tend to go the extremes and swing from one extreme to the other. Is this the call of nature? We find many trees living in arid zones, or water logging areas, but very few trees...
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    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #42 Ali Anani
    #41 You never make useless comments and even if we differ sometimes you always prove you have a solid point. Thank you @David Navarro López for the comment and the link to your buzz. I repeat the link here as this buzz is so rewarding to read:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge
    David Navarro López
    19/11/2016 #41 Anonymous
    #40 You read my mind, dear Ali. Will do. Just read it, and "ruminating" about it. As you well know, I dislike to make useless comments........
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #40 Ali Anani
    #39 Dear @David Navarro López- I will do now
    I wish also your time would allow you to read my last buzz as it is inviting for many great discussions. I need your view on there.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-positive-side-of-negative-emotions
    David Navarro López
    19/11/2016 #39 Anonymous
    Dear Ali, your provoking posts always awaken my will on commenting.
    Please have a look here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge View more
    Dear Ali, your provoking posts always awaken my will on commenting.
    Please have a look here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge
    as comment space was too small to answer to your post. Close
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #38 Ali Anani
    #37 @mohammed khalaf- what a wise comment! I enjoyed it tremendously. Yes, we need watering distinctions. Your metaphor is brilliant.
    mohammed khalaf
    18/11/2016 #37 mohammed khalaf
    ok Dr Ali People who believe in the power of dialogue usually abhor either/or distinctions. Few things in life are same of the trees if cut the water from it will died , cut and then dry, and when it comes to mitigating differences between people we need watering these distinctions .
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #36 Ali Anani
    #35 You honor me @Joris Plaatstaal. Thank you
    Joris Plaatstaal
    18/11/2016 #35 Joris Plaatstaal
    #33 Phiew, that is version 2.0 .... Advanced class...

    From what I have seen from you, you are like the farmer.
    Thanks.
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #34 Ali Anani
    #32 I love drinking from your "wisdom well" @CityVP Manjit. The more I drink, I more thirsty I become for more.
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #33 Ali Anani
    Thank you for the lovely link @Joris Plaatstaal. It is a lovely video. I haven't seen before, but this wisdom-packed video I have seen and surely it is worth viewing:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nFDmrLGgYM
    CityVP Manjit
    18/11/2016 #32 CityVP Manjit
    #26 Yes! Dear @Ali Anani for what is transformation other than the love of learning and to know fully what it is we then have learned, and this knowing becoming the core contribution to our collective act of living.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    18/11/2016 #31 Joris Plaatstaal
    #26 "Conformity is not learning @Joris Plaatstaal" So now I know why you are here @Ali Anani, thank you.

    It proves that if one needs an answer to a question one just have to ask.

    To go on-topic about trees and roots and us... Well, I am sure you know this, but nevertheless I link it.

    https://youtu.be/gqee-E4joPY

    I like this, though it can be misunderstood.
    Ali Anani
    18/11/2016 #28 Ali Anani
    #27 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman- loved the way you associated the roots of trees to huan roots which enable humans to connect and communicate. Lovely thoughts
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    18/11/2016 #27 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Trees have roots to assist them in grasping the ground and holding on to life. Humans have roots to assist them in connecting with others and holding on to life. Unfortunately, humans don't always appreciate their roots and lose touch with life and all it has to offer. Humans can benefit from learning about trees and the challenges they face. Learning to adapt to uncontrollable or controllable circumstances is a major advantage in how humans can cope with challenges.
    Ali Anani
    17/11/2016 #26 Ali Anani
    #25 I am here mostly for what you wrote towards the end "I need to learn. I will learn". Conformity is not learning @Joris Plaatstaal
    Joris Plaatstaal
    16/11/2016 #25 Joris Plaatstaal
    #13 @ Ali Anani. "yes, we humans have choices, but do we select carefully?" .... I think not. They majority of people I know, just go with the flow. They need to conform to the public mind. They need to be part of, some, society.... I give you that, trees just live or die. Can humans live without conformation? I doubt it, I think we need it. I think we are so desperate in need of just that, conformation. Are we willing to ignore the entity we are in order to receive conformation?

    Loose yourself in order to fit in the virtual hive? To be accepted? To be what some idea wants you to be?

    I entered beBee to question us and myself. Why are you and me here, in this domain? Why do we even spent time here? Is being on social media a conformation to the rest?

    I need to learn. I will learn.
    Ali Anani
    14/11/2016 #24 Ali Anani
    #23 No question I am going to spend this evening pondering on this idea "Our barter system of time/intelligence for money should act like the grove of trees. Learn, stabilize and grow.......But for some reason the need for volatility is strong in the human psyche". This is sheer brilliance @Harvey Lloyd. I shall be back with more elaboration of my understanding of this great and provoking idea.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #23 Harvey Lloyd
    #20 The hurricane within the metaphor is our current political climate to humans or the opportunity for the sapling to grow is when the grove becomes damaged and the canopy opens.

    Our economic system benifits from volatility, it shakes the leaves of money lose from one group and allows another to flourish. The system can be played, but to what end? Our barter system of time/intelligence for money should act like the grove of trees. Learn, stabilize and grow.......But for some reason the need for volatility is strong in the human psyche. We have to shake things up.

    We call this our best system to satisfy the masses the best way possible. Trees show us a different path. But the path is not special, exciting or glorifying. Humans have to make that part work.
  17. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    16/11/2016
    TMI (Too Much Information)
    TMI (Too Much Information)EMOTIONAL VOYEURISM AND EMOTIVE EXHIBITIONISM MAY BE DEGRADING OUR ABILITY TO EMPATHIZE...Preface: This is on the order of a rant --- polite and quiet, but a rant nevertheless.  It's a protest against the Tyranny of  Emotion that I see growing daily...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    18/11/2016 #69 Aurorasa Sima
    #68 I think the reasons are similar. Both imply we care or at least listen. Two-way streets.
    Phil Friedman
    18/11/2016 #68 Phil Friedman
    #67 Thank you, Aurorasa, for reading and taking the time to comment. I think everyone has his or her own reasons for being on social media. Yours you say is connection. I would describe mine as conversation, although that is not so different. And some I think are moved by the fact that misery loves company. I guess there is a place for everyone. Cheers!
    Aurorasa Sima
    18/11/2016 #67 Aurorasa Sima
    #65 I know I can´t read 10 emotional posts in a row. I´d get depressed. Everyone should write about whatever they like, but if a writer is only and always writing about his inner demons and struggles, I will probably stop reading him or at least reduce the amount.

    My preference is writers that have their readers in mind and try to deliver useful advice or entertainment. I´m not saying that all of the emotional writers do not care about their audience, but it seems to me that some of them are not truly looking for a genuine connection.

    Here´s the thing: If I´m looking for good writers, I´ll go to "goodreads.com" or a similar site. When I turn to social media, I am looking for connection. But, again, that´s just me and my personal preference.

    So, basically, I share your point of view.
    Phil Friedman
    18/11/2016 #65 Phil Friedman
    #53 #52 #39 --- I understand that you have very likely read this post. However, for the record, and to clarify why I consider a number of the criticisms expressed in this thread to be off point, the following is a direct quote from the article"

    " I am neither recommending nor seeking to eliminate emotive elements on social media --- or anywhere else, for that matter ... However, I am suggesting that, when it comes to emotional occurrences and experiences, TMI (too much information) can actually result in decreased, rather than increased sensitivity to the plight of others ..."

    Thank you all for reading and commenting.
    Phil Friedman
    18/11/2016 #64 Phil Friedman
    #53 Aurorasa, I look forward to it. Cheers!
    Max Carter
    18/11/2016 #63 Max Carter
    In psychological terms what we are witnessing here is called juvenile behavior from Phil and Gerald.

    Instead of addressing me directly they have been hoping I didn't come back to this article and call then out for it.

    As they attempt to talk behind my back and talk shit about me without using my name but making strong inferences.

    In psychological terms this called bullying someone they don't like.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/11/2016 #61 Gerald Hecht
    #60 @Phil Friedman yes that's a good point; I don't have the numbers but my guess would be a small number (even a smaller subset with access to pharmaceutical grade precursors in single and stereoisomer form, Noble Gases, liquid Nitrogen, matches for Bunsen burner ignition, etc.; not to mention the requisite safety certificates for working with mutha big enema compounds in and around open flames such as Bunsen burners); yea, let's stick with the Merriam-Webster standard for now. No need to add noise and vibration (sturm and drang) confounds.
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2016 #60 Phil Friedman
    #59 Gerald, I think I like it, but it probably requires a bit more work. At this point, as Recording Scribe for the Society for the Study of the Wisdom of Chung King (SSWoCK), how many card-carrying desciples do we have at this point?
    Gerald Hecht
    17/11/2016 #59 Gerald Hecht
    #58 @Phil Friedman how about this one (just a flash --I don't know if it's quality is any different from The "mutha big enema thingie"; just playing around) : metaphysic: noun: the sacred "enema recipe scroll"...
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2016 #58 Phil Friedman
    #52 Gerald, I have completed the following philosophical research recently.

    physic : phys·ic (fĭz′ĭk) : noun : A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic. (Merriam-Webster)

    metaphysic : meta-phys-ic (ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪk) : noun : A mutha big enema, suitable for clearing out the BS on social media
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2016 #57 Phil Friedman
    #56 Thank you, Franci, for reading the post... and for understanding that which I am saying. I agree with your point when you say, "... when someone posts about a bad experience and others chime in with the "that's nothing, I've gone through worse". Then it is time for me to move on to another read." Some people who write about these things direct their attentions outward and use examples to provide illustrations for how other people might be able to work through various trials and tribulations. I personally find that legitimate, selfless and often potentially helpful. But a flag goes up when I see that over and over again, someone uses a comment to re-focus the conversation upon him- or herself. With not only "I've gone through worse, but with "with much struggle, and to my credit, I was able, via such and such courageous action, was able to overcome my obstacles." I don't know that one can pick it up in a single occurrence, but I do know that you can recognize a pattern, when the same behavior happens over and over again. Cheers!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    17/11/2016 #56 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #23 I agree 100% with @Renée Cormier.

    I feel people who reveal their personal woes on social media perhaps do so to fulfill a need. I'm not saying that I don't enjoy some personal stories, but if the tone is "poor me and "OMG, look what I've been through", I tend to pass by those posts. It's not that I don't care but for my own enjoyment, I prefer not to read about someone's drama and I have no tolerance for whining. Plus, those that spell out their whole life on social media could be subjecting themselves to unwanted comments.

    Another annoyance IMO is when someone posts about a bad experience and others chime in with the "that's nothing, I've gone through worse". Then it is time for me to move on to another read.

    Good piece, Phil. Interesting and engaging subject.
    Max Carter
    17/11/2016 #55 Max Carter
    And Phil let me help you out with some education again.

    Everything is metaphysics as metaphysics in reality is a metaphorical way of explaining the physical universe which means every time we describe anything in the physical world in any way shape form or fashion is a metaphysics. Science and religion are both metaphysics.
    Max Carter
    17/11/2016 #54 Max Carter
    #44 Gerald I have seen the episode several times.

    Here is where you can find my series on what an Empath is.

    It's a 4 part series that will remove your ignorance Gerald.

    Gerald can you explain to us who it is you know what can and can't happen?

    In my view any Empath who manages and then augments the gift tuning into honed mastered skills has become a Master Empath. Just as any one who masters a set of skills is considered a Master.
    Aurorasa Sima
    17/11/2016 #53 Aurorasa Sima
    #51 Ja, nee, wenn Du singst leg ich mich lieber hin ....

    Acknowledging my dialectic inferiority, I´ll postpone the continuation of this delightful conversation to another time.

    Meanwhile, rest assured that I will extend my hand in friendship to you.

    Cheers
    Gerald Hecht
    17/11/2016 #52 Gerald Hecht
    @Aurorasa Sima I'm the "guilty party" then...obviously (although I Intended no such thing) --@Phil Friedman specifically stated that he was talking about the palpable realm of "being empathetic" (on the physical plane) ...and stated that he was NOT gonna touch "metaphysical thingies" such as empaths. I saw your distress upon reading the comment from the self proclaimed "master empath" , and tried to empathize; in doing so I inadvertently brought the metaphysical /paranormal construct into existence here in the material world. I should have been more careful. I apologize.
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2016 #51 Phil Friedman
    #50 Ach, du lieber! What an image. Aurorasa in the armor of the Valkyries! Singing a Wagner aria. I need to lie down. Cheers!
    Aurorasa Sima
    17/11/2016 #50 Aurorasa Sima
    #49 Wow, Phil, bless you. I put on my iron shirt prior to reading your comment to my comment. The best surprises are the nice ones.

    Numbers are meaningless statistics. I consider your posts influential. So do many of the people here. As long as you are aware of the influence and potentially intimidating power of your posts (that I btw read before I commented), it´s all good.
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2016 #49 Phil Friedman
    #47 No, Aurorasa, I do not consider my posts to be "influential" on beBee, where I have fewer than 600 followers. On LI, where I have nearly 4,000, maybe in a very small way. But not the way that Candice Galek or Brigette Hyacinth are, with their 40.000 plus followers each. However, if my posts find favor with even a few readers, it is because I speak my mind, and do not seek to curry favor by means of writing to the lowest common denominator. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2016 #48 Phil Friedman
    #39 yes, Jim, you are I think calling it like it is. There is also a trend toward more hijacking of comment threads, something that I have on occasion been guilty of as well.
  18. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    15/11/2016
    The New Vulcan
    The New Vulcan“Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.” Laurence J. Peter Everyone’s going to hate this post but I’m going to write it anyway. In the popular science fiction space sagas of Star Trek, there’s a race of people steeped in logic called...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    16/11/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Timely buzz, Phillip. Life is beautiful and yet challenging. But the no one said life is a bowl of cherries, and if they did who would believe it. My husband and I were chatting with a nice young man, while grocery shopping today, and he said he hopes he lives to be our age. He was in his twenties and we are in our sixties and seventies. It seemed sad he felt that way. Our species may be far from ideal, as you stated, but what is the ideal species?
    Max Carter
    16/11/2016 #5 Max Carter
    science has proven having a form of spirituality promotes health, therefore it is logical to acknowledge the spirit and engage in ritual accordingly.Or to say Roddenberry got it right on the money.
    Gerald Hecht
    15/11/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    I have a cousin who used to live near a plant that made huge vulcanized rubber tires for "monster construction machines"...nothing sounded, smelled, or felt logical until you got about 10 miles away...sulphur exposure is my best guess--but that was a long time ago... I think; maybe not. I don't know
    Gerald Hecht
    15/11/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht
    Well--take the "climate situation" for example --some people see the atmosphere as "Kant-full" and some see it as "Hume-empty" or even the inverse (symmetrically)...certainly you have provided much fuel (which may or may not have substance) for thought (which may or may not have a priori constraints); we should do well to consider our collective futures (if such a thing is real)...we certainly should give it a spin, IMO.
    Irene Hackett
    15/11/2016 #2 Anonymous
    As the good book says: There is really nothing new under the sun. One thing I know: I exist. Sometimes that is enough, for in that truth, I sense the responsibility of living compassionately with the world I was born into. It's logical, to me.
    Paul Frank Gilbert
    15/11/2016 #1 Paul Frank Gilbert
    Truth. Our truth. My truth. Your truth. As long as we remember that a "well intentioned" truth is only our best knowledge at this time. The history of humankind is based in part on our truths and the sometime deliberate lies they are/were ... or simply the failing of we humans to understand and know enough to actually see the truth. Flat Earth, Earth is the Center of the universe, spontaneous generation, static universe ... on and on. Truth. We use it as a crutch ... we use it to be steadfast in our beliefs ... we use it to be ignorant. Luckily we have been blessed by those who challenge the truth and work to dig deeper ... to understand more. Logic and reason ... I like the idea ... but when humans are not logical and do not always reason ... using those tools to solve problems sometimes cause more problems. Truth says that people are imperfect. That, I believe is an absolute truth. In order to interact successfully with society you must balance logic and reason with humanity and even the reality of perception as a "truth" The question I find important about change and our approach to it is ... "Are we manipulating people or are we influencing them?" Because even the right idea (truth) can be lost in the wrong presentation. What is important for us to move forward? Absolute truth or ... merely humans agreeing on what is the truth? Always insightful ... always worth the read! Thanks!
  19. ProducerTony Brandstetter
    WHY DO WE NEED ART?
    WHY DO WE NEED ART?Why The World Needs Art There is an easy way of thinking about art and its importance on the world. Like the ghosts of Charles Dickens' novel, "A Christmas Carol", they can be bundled up neatly for this article by placing them into three...
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    Irene Hackett
    18/11/2016 #12 Anonymous
    Shared on Twitter too 😄
    Irene Hackett
    18/11/2016 #11 Anonymous
    So glad you wrote this buzz. I am a fan of your buzzes @Tony Brandstetter & admire your artistic talent - thus, I am thrilled you now write about Art and share your insight with us. Yes, we humans need Art! I agree whole heartedly that Art cannot be explained or named. But it is something inside all of us, something that may separate us from other life forms. The insight I find especially true and why I believe Art must be included in all educational curriculum, is in your words: When information is not available, the logical mind reaches an impasse. A mind aided by art and imagination will think beyond what is visible and thus creates the ability for the logical mind to progress". Our past, present and future are understood in different ways, through Art. A very well written and meaningful buzz 💕
    Don Kerr
    18/11/2016 #10 Don Kerr
    #9 👍👍👍
    Chas Wyatt
    18/11/2016 #9 Chas Wyatt
    "Creativity is a way of life and is not the exclusive domain of artists, writers, and scientists. It is the birthright of every human being.
    If we aspire to understand our most distinctively human capacity, the ability to create, we must first acknowledge that there are no universal formulas, certainly no quantifiable methods, and very few reliable road maps to assist us in our quest for authentic expression. The creative process draws on many different energies of the individual. It calls forth our deepest impulses, the full range of our life experiences, our most profound hopes and aspirations, and our most penetrating and insightful observations on society and ourselves, and awakens our search for something more in life than what is offered by the culture in which we live."~ David Ulrich, "The Widening Stream, the Seven Stages of Creativity".
    Henri Galvão
    17/11/2016 #8 Henri Galvão
    I love how you balance the apparent paradox of having a curious mind and, at the same time, having a deep respect for life's mysteries. This certainly helps us to understand the importance of art as a way to expand our consciousness. As you said: "A mind aided by art and imagination will think beyond what is visible and thus creates the ability for the logical mind to progress"
    Aurorasa Sima
    17/11/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    I love your written words and reading your thoughts about art and it´s purpose. Art and the artist´s reasons to produce it are individual.

    I heard this cynical definition a while back.

    "What is it about art that we give it so much importance anyway. Artists are respected by the poor because what they do is an honest way to get out of the slum using one's sheer self as the medium. The money earned is proof pure and simple of the value of that individual... The Artist.
    The picture a mother's son does in jail hangs on her wall as proof that beauty is possible even in the most wretched. And this is a much different idea than the fancier notion that art is a scam and a ripoff. But you could never explain to someone who uses God's gift to enslave that you have used God's gift to be free."
    (BASQUIAT - 1994)
    Deb Helfrich
    17/11/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    "Of course we should know from the past and present that the impossible has always been and will always be possible."

    Nothing more needs be said, @Tony Brandstetter, as imagination, the thinking process behind Art is what erases that pesky prefix -im- as possibilities are created.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    17/11/2016 #4 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Art enables us to find Ourselves & Lose ourselves at the same time!
    Julie Brandstetter
    17/11/2016 #3 Julie Brandstetter
    As we ponder the mystery of why we need art, we are blessed to have visionaries like you to show us what true art is...
    mohammed khalaf
    15/11/2016 #2 mohammed khalaf
    I think the art same a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/11/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
    ― Leonardo da Vinci

    Your statement " A world without art is a world where progress has stopped." is so true. Thank you for the nice buzz, Tony.
  20. ProducerGraham Edwards 🐝
    Anger or reflection... which would you choose?
    Anger or reflection... which would you choose?In one of my more philosophical moments the other night, I happened to mention that I remember hearing about an ancient oriental philosophy that says, "If a valuable glass breaks you should not be angry with it being broken, but instead reflect on...
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    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #35 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Thanks @CityVP Manjit... appreciation is also a good word.
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #34 CityVP Manjit
    #31 Dear Graham, I say learn to go into our anger for emotion is always sending us a message that we do not hear, yes we feel the emotion but do not hear it. Thus instead of anger or reflection I offer anger AND appreciation. Appreciation has the kind of depth to it that enjoyment does not have and in the context of kintsugi, that depth can be termed spiritual, and in learning about kintsugi I now see how that this very appreciation invigorates the imagination and thus take us from this depth that is spiritual to the physicality of the beautiful - and here I see in the kintsugi craft a great profundity - a flow of artistry from spiritual to physical.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #33 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #13 Thanks for your comment @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #32 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #12 Thanks for the comment @Tony Rossi. Yes, we are bigger than a single moment... but then again some moments can be very big.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #31 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #10 Thanks of the comments @CityVP Manjit. My point was that when something breaks it is better to reflect on all the enjoyment you got out of what was broken instead of getting angry that it is broken. You offer other interesting perspectives... thanks.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #30 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #11 Thanks for the comment @David Lisle. That was my intent.. reflect on all the joy, etc that came with what was broken... not get angry (or reflect) on the fact it is now broken.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #29 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #9 Thanks for the comment @Pamela L. Williams... it is our unique character that makes us special and gives us the ability to do anything.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #28 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #8 Thanks for the comment @Lisa Gallagher
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #27 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #7 Thanks for reading and sharing @John Rylance.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #26 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #6 That is a great story @Paul Frank Gilbert... thank you for sharing.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #25 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #5 I agree @Renée Cormier... we are all more beautiful than we think. Thanks for reading.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #24 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #4 And what an impressive Kintsugi it is @Kevin Pashuk. Thanks for reading!
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #23 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #3 Thanks for the comment @Alan Culler. It is appreciated.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #22 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #2 Thanks so much for the kudos @Phil Friedman. It is greatly appreciated!
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    13/11/2016 #21 Graham Edwards 🐝
    #1 Thanks for the note . I totally agree!
    Irene Hackett
    13/11/2016 #20 Anonymous
    #19 Thank you @CityVP Manjit for your patience with my learning. I am so grateful and will take the time to review the link you supplied.
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #19 CityVP Manjit
    #18 I am using the word "renaissance" until a better descriptor comes along. Certainly the context I hold "renaissance" in is more than a cycle of rebirth or awakening. The problem is Satyug which means the "golden age" is also imbued as a cycle and in that context we are in the age of kalyug (dark ages) which in Vedic terms is set to continue for another 400,000+ years, at the end of which it is the end of the world. The last thing I want to focus on is end-times no matter who likes to preach or engage that.

    A good example of it is the Golden Age of Greece http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/greece/gr1050e.shtml

    Given a choice between the word "enlightenment" and "renaissance" - I prefer to imbue new meaning to the expression "21st Century Renaissance". The problem here is that I am not thinking of awakening as an age, but our DNA as in evolution rather than mysticism.

    As the 21st Century advances into profound transformation, we have reached an age where even the human genome is beginning to be deciphered, a time where the mysterious human brain is being examined as a neural network and the two combined have technologists talking about singularity.

    So the word "21st Century Renaissance" is more than enlightenment but still at the human level, whereas singularity addresses post-human realities. Since I don't presently know what to call that, I will settle for the moniker "21st Century renaissance" - and so I continue to lack a more poignant word to describe this. The Golden Age of Athens lasted for about a century.
    Irene Hackett
    13/11/2016 #18 Anonymous
    #17 Thank you @CityVP Manjit for the qualification of "unnecessary pain". However, I don't see the difference as it is still pain - and it seems that humans have always been creators of "unnecessary pain" as part of the human condition. And I see this still being an impetus for a 'culture of rebirth, when there is a new interest in something that has not been popular in a long time' - i.e., renaissance. The US election is an example of 'unnecessary pain' that could be the impetus that leads us back to the concerns of our founding fathers. Perhaps I am not fully grasping your meaning of renaissance - but I am open and willing to learn.
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #17 CityVP Manjit
    #15 Dear Irene, let me qualify "unnecessary pain". The industrial age and the prison of archaic hierarchies have little leg-room in a developing knowledge age. Unnecessary pain is NEVER an impetus of renaissance, it is the leading indicator that we are drifting to the dark ages. Fortunately, while we are all still in the dark ages, we are at the end of this dark age and the distance light at the end of this tunnel points to renaissance. Where kintsugi is highly relevant in this context is that we don't have to discard the broken pieces of the industrial age - but have the creative imagination to treat the industrial age as raw material for moving into the light. I will never seek to open the pandora's box of pain that the industrial age created - instead I celebrate the human spirit that becomes resilient in imagination because the adversity is opportunity, but not in unnecessary pain where adversity is horror.
    Tony Rossi
    13/11/2016 #16 Tony Rossi
    #14 @CityVP Manjit you had me at TEDtalk... :-) Thanks again for sharing your profound insight with us.
  21. ProducerDeb Helfrich

    Deb Helfrich

    09/11/2016
    The Downward Search for Nuance
    The Downward Search for NuanceLooking down on it, as I so often do, the room seems alive. A bit dark, but that's only because the man who lives there has went out to get dinner and has shut all the windows and doors, save mine, so as to guard against burglary. Normally it is...
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    Deb Helfrich
    13/11/2016 #32 Deb Helfrich
    #31 Thanks for that spot-on comment, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. It was indeed a story about many stories floating around simultaneously as I was in that turbulent transition to adulthood.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's a lot of stories in there dear Deb. You do make us look through your eyes in such clear detail! Great share!
    Fatima Williams
    10/11/2016 #30 Fatima Williams
    #16 Thank you Deb I should say your attention to detail is spectacular. And its proven with this buzz you quote "Where what unfolds is tidy and planned and deeply full of meaning." It's up to us to unfold the meaning that opens up a different world than what we are accustomed to.
    jesse kaellis
    10/11/2016 #29 jesse kaellis
    #28
    Yeah, it lit me up. Did I wonder, why? A dog. So what? But they were kids. Just playing. I like kids -- lots of energy. Thanks, Deb.
    Deb Helfrich
    10/11/2016 #28 Deb Helfrich
    #27 Electric is a good word for the feeling when those first few words auto-translate in your brain? I've never studied Spanish. I just went to Madrid based on a friend, worked in an International Development Bank where 90% of the work going on around me was in Spanish, and now I copy and paste buzzes and increase my vocab daily....
    jesse kaellis
    10/11/2016 #27 jesse kaellis
    #26
    I've never been anywhere Deb. Just the USA and Canada. Going to Mexico will be my first time in a country where the native tongue is not English. I was taking Spanish lessons when I lived in LA, for a little while. I lived in a Hispanic neighborhood. I walked by an alley where kids were playing in the back of a house. One kid -- "Perro!" Dog. I was electrified, illuminated. A jumble of Spanish and a word came through. I'm committed to learning Spanish when I get back. Finally. I like the language.
    Deb Helfrich
    10/11/2016 #26 Deb Helfrich
    #24 #25 An intricate non-American....those words really make me smile! In both France and Spain, on my first trip out of the country, I was comically thought to be Irish on a few occasions... the red hair does tend to create the illusion, but I am quite proud to not sound like an American when it comes to an openness of mind and willingness to observe how to be as local as feasible....and lately the Hondurans and Brazilians have also been a bit confused as to my origins since I wield a great copy and paste!

    It's all down to books - to reading giving me the gift of being a citizen of the world.
    Dean Owen
    10/11/2016 #25 Dean Owen
    I thought you were American, but the writing suggests a bit of England and Australia for some reason. HE sure sounds a bit like Mark Rothko....
    jesse kaellis
    10/11/2016 #24 jesse kaellis
    #23
    Your piece was intricate, Deb. Totally different than what I do but I appreciated it just the same. It was good and you are a very good writer.
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #23 Deb Helfrich
    #22 It is great to know that construction grabbed you, @jesse kaellis. I meant to force a sense of dislocation and blur the vantage point. Was she dreaming, lying, writing, watching - perhaps all at the same time.
    jesse kaellis
    09/11/2016 #22 jesse kaellis
    I like this, Deb. "I decided it needed a name besides 'there,' so I started calling it home." That's a surprise that grounds the reader.
    From my interview: "I’m looking for that payoff, and it could be one sentence or even a word."
    See the genius there, Deb? It can be something simple, the right word in the right place.
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #21 Deb Helfrich
    #19 Thanks so much, @David B. Grinberg. One never knows what might be lurking in mementos of the past...
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #20 Deb Helfrich
    #18 Timing! Ohhh, I dwell in that saying. Most especially because I was trying to highlight the life that occurs in the process of a painting on a wall or a book on a shelf or a career in the making. But then certain works transcend their own time... life is so many things all at the same time.
    David B. Grinberg
    09/11/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    Very interesting and well written, Deb. Why am I not surprised? Buzzing onward and upward!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    09/11/2016 #18 Laura Mikolaitis
    #7 @Deb Helfrich, thank you for the mention and your kind words. They say that timing is everything so I am glad that my most recent pieces evoked emotion in you; and brought you here with this beautiful piece of artistry. The imagery and narration is captivating and you transport the reader to another place in time. There's magic in selecting just the right colors for your palette and then mixing them together to bring a canvas to life. The richness of the pigment - and sometimes the dullness of it - can combine together to create something completely different than the artist may have intended. That's the beauty in pigments, and in life, the mediums that we can add to it to create a tapestry that we come to know as life. Thank you, Deb. This piece brought me to a special place today. One that was much needed.
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #17 Deb Helfrich
    #15 Much obliged, @Sarah Elkins. It is about trying on various ways of taking part in the world, especially from the vantage point of someone with the opportunity to reflect on the jumble of things going on around us.
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #16 Deb Helfrich
    #13 It is incredible to hear, @Fatima Williams, that I was able to transport you to another time in your life. Most of us have had those transitions where we felt an outsider, a watcher and not a participator. And in my case, being a spectator invokes that sense of being in the cheap seats watching a magnificent performance spread out below, where what unfolds is tidy and planned and deeply full of meaning.
    Sarah Elkins
    09/11/2016 #15 Sarah Elkins
    I felt like I was right there with the narrator, @Deb Helfrich, I fell deeply into her fantasty! Great story.
    Irene Hackett
    09/11/2016 #14 Anonymous
    #11 Yes, Art is like that. The one who views it perceives something quite meaningful, sometimes worlds apart from its original expression, and yet deep in feeling. I am SO looking forward to that Paris piece!!!
    Fatima Williams
    09/11/2016 #13 Fatima Williams
    I second Irene's comment This is almost a masterpiece. I felt like the girl in the balcony and I was transported to another time in my life. Thank you @Deb Helfrich Keep them coming . I need to reread this again These memories we have are treasures and we all have something to learn from every place that created the memory.
  22. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    04/11/2016
    The Fear Of Change
    The Fear Of ChangePledge against Living as Johnny Average What is wrong with Johnny Average? Nothing if the metaphor complies with the life you desire. But often we would rather accept to be unhappy than making changes that can lead to a better life for us. Time and...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    23/11/2016 #59 Aurorasa Sima
    #57 You are absolutely right. It´s harder to stay stuck and dissatisfied. Sadly, we don´t always work this rational. Addiction is a great example of that.

    First, we have to be aware of the need for change. Our brain is pretty good at hiding stuff from us in the urge to protect us from pain. You are lucky that you have this combination of insight, willingness to grow and braveness, Lisa.
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/11/2016 #58 Aurorasa Sima
    #56 Thank you for your kind words, dear @Emily Forget (Newbee!). So glad you joined beBee, you´re a bee at heart and supposed to be here.
    Lisa Gallagher
    20/11/2016 #57 Lisa Gallagher
    Well delivered @Aurorasa Sima!! You brought up many great points. I have to wonder if people don't work on or practice change earlier in life, well is it that much harder to stay stuck in your ways, or a situation you don't like because the fear of change is over whelming? I made many changes without worrying first in life. I had the confidence that the choices I made would work out as they should or even better than I could imagine. I also stayed realistic knowing that change can rock the boat too. I never want to be that person who stays stuck in their ways... no matter what obstacles I face.
    Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    20/11/2016 #56 Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    Great read! The Fear of Change by the talented @Aurorasa Sima.
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/11/2016 #55 Aurorasa Sima
    #53 Thank you very much, Michael, it makes me happy that you appreciate my post.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Michael Dowling
    06/11/2016 #53 Michael Dowling
    Smart read @Aurorasa Sima...enjoyed that - and shared it.
    Michael Dowling
    06/11/2016 #52 Michael Dowling
    Any people in your life afraid of change? This'll help them. I enjoyed this read...and a lot of it is validated through my recent experience. T
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/11/2016 #51 Aurorasa Sima
    #50 Uplifting words. Thank you, Sushmita!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    06/11/2016 #50 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #48 Yeah, they are not the stop signs on the journey but the guidelines!
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/11/2016 #49 Aurorasa Sima
    #44 Hahaha, word. Everyone is screaming for change until we understand that we are required to change.
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/11/2016 #48 Aurorasa Sima
    #42 True. When I was a Teenager I had an older bestie who already had a car. An old VW cult car ... translated the model would be "duck" .

    We used to love speeding through the city, and we kept driving on a bumpy road in the center forth and back. Window open, music loud.

    Yeah. There are always bumps in the road which is why I don´t believe in trying to prepare for every potential problem - there is always the bump nobody could have expected.
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/11/2016 #47 Aurorasa Sima
    #45 Yes, limiting beliefs, low feeling of self-worth, fear of success/failure - it all comes down to fears. And a lack of self-love.

    As you say, progress is only possible in a dynamic environment.

    Initial resistance to change the status quo can be a survival instinct of the brain so that we should not be too hard on us and just continue with baby steps.
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/11/2016 #46 Aurorasa Sima
    #43 It´s all of the spare time that´s killing us. The harder life was easier when we still needed 40 % of our time to make sure of food and shelter, 10 % for reproduction and 20 % to run from mamals.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    05/11/2016 #45 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Is it because of fear people become scary to adopt changes or stay behind thinking that any changes may bring in hurdles? But, change in itself is a dynamic process and rejuvenating rule of life. Without plausible changes, everything will begin stinking, and in static ways there can be no progress.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    05/11/2016 #44 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ― Leo Tolstoy

    Excellent post @Aurorasa Sima.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    05/11/2016 #42 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #38 'Life is always a bumpy road, eventually you just learn to drive on it!' and the journey becomes easier when have supports like you all, Thanks dear for being there!
    Javier beBee
    05/11/2016 #41 Javier beBee
    #36 @Ken Boddie I am already "running ahead the bulls" and I love that ;) ... Stings ( the feature to bookmark anything ) will come during the next months.
    Aurorasa Sima
    05/11/2016 #40 Aurorasa Sima
    #26 I am happy to read your comments and I am happy to read your honey. Your choice.

    12 hours make for a long day. Thank you for still showing up and reading our stuffs.
    Robert Cormack
    05/11/2016 #39 Robert Cormack
    Now I want pizza.
    Aurorasa Sima
    05/11/2016 #38 Aurorasa Sima
    #29 Well, @Sushmita Thakare Jain we could witness how you overcame your fear of putting out work you consider "imperfect".

    I have no doubt you will get where you want to go. And we´re here too if the road get´s rocky.
  23. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    01/11/2016
    Pathogenic Thinking
    Pathogenic ThinkingLife is a full of conflicts. We experience conflict between new ideas and old ones, between the familiar and long-standing beliefs and the emerging new ones. We have conflict of interests. We have conflict between new strategies and old ones and...
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    Ali Anani
    04/11/2016 #72 Ali Anani
    #71 And may be to stop all wars @Robert Cormack
    Robert Cormack
    03/11/2016 #71 Robert Cormack
    There certainly are a lot of wars going on inside us, Ali. You'd think that would be reason enough not to start wars outside of us.
    Joanne Swecker
    03/11/2016 #70 Joanne Swecker
    #61 A beautiful addition @Praveen Raj Gullepalli and one worthy of practicing. I'm reminded that for years mediatation was the boat I used to make my way across the river, but once crossed the boat became non-essential.
    Joanne Swecker
    03/11/2016 #69 Joanne Swecker
    #58 Your creative mind plants seeds in fertile soil dear @Ali Anani and I'm most appreciative for you and your open hospitality.
    Joanne Swecker
    03/11/2016 #68 Joanne Swecker
    #59 Thank you @Sara Jacobovivi for the warm welcome. Consciousness and intelligence are synonymous for me. Asking the question where is intellignece, asks the mind for a point of reference and it is no where. When we use no thought to interpret it simply is here, present. The 'isness', we can say nothing about it.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/11/2016 #67 Sara Jacobovici
    #61 #64 Thank you @Ali Anani for bringing my attention the comment of @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. This is a comment that I need to be with and will look forward to sharing my "thoughts".
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #66 Ali Anani
    #65 Simply, you are an amazing human dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Your enriching comments reveal your great passion for others.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #65 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #63 It is a privilege to be connected with such evolved minds and souls, ever curious and ever-searching for meaning and answers, in their personal and professional lives, the way I am, here on beBee. I have rarely seen such Intellect, Passion, Reason, Rationale, Humour, Grit, Satire and Wit showcased on one platform the way it is here. The pleasure is all mine Sir! Shukran!
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #64 Ali Anani
    #61 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- you shall find this comment of dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli so deep. Just this part shows its quality "Observing thoughts as they surface and get replaced by other thoughts is Awareness".
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #63 Ali Anani
    #60 You are a "short-form communicator mostly", but extremely enlightening. You are a gift to us here dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #62 Ali Anani
    #59 I am on the look out for your feedback @Sara Jacobovici. I welcome @Joanne Swecker greatly as I have frequently exchanged comments with her on LI and she always amazes me with the quality of her comments and before that the quality of herself as a great and passionate human.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #61 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #57 Dear Joanne, just to add to your thoughts ...from some reading I had done recently. I share thus:
    Observing thoughts as they surface and get replaced by other thoughts is Awareness. (This is generally done by observing the Breath calmly in a sitting posture, with closed eyes). Being deep in thought, evaluating an idea, process or concept is Contemplation. Focusing mentally on a Thought form/idea/ sound is akin to Meditation. A great lot of importance is given to the breathing rhythm and frequency which resonates with our thoughts and even health.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #60 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #33 Jawad Bhai! Thank you for the kind words! Everyone we meet here on this platform connects us either to the past, the present or the future. And helps us Branch out. Take deeper root. As fractals. As forms. As ideators. As creators. As rationalists. Or otherwise - setting up a flow. To help us Grow. I get so distraught at the paucity of time! So much to share and catch up on, but I steal moments off and on to read, respond, participate and share the best I can. My beBee interface is almost always on through the waking hours. I am a short-form communicator mostly. I have been writing off and on through the years, but in short couplets, paras, even doggerel, that fits the thoughts. But I believe I can get into a blogging mode eventually.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/11/2016 #59 Sara Jacobovici
    #57 #58 First, let me say how wonderful it is to see you on beBee @Joanne Swecker. Your comment is proof already of what a wonderful contribution you are and will be making to this site. Your comment is beautifully written and conceived. No less is the proof that it has inspired @Ali Anani. My gut/heart reaction to your comment Joanne is that you are introducing the concept of thoughts as an entity in and of themselves that can move in and out of our thought consciousness to be experienced but not owned. This inspires me to revisit Jung's collective unconscious and see how your insight/perspective fits in.
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #58 Ali Anani
    #57 Not less even by one inch what your comments inspire me with dear @Joanne Swecker. Even though you meant thought and not though in the following extract of your comment, but it got my mind brewing We can experience a clear observation, in this clarity we are able to allow thoughts to come and go, we recognize that though is an appearance in and of itself."
    Joanne Swecker
    02/11/2016 #57 Joanne Swecker
    Thoughts on thought Dear Ali...Where are thoughts located? When we come from an expanded and open perspective we can direct our experience to what is actually here right now, instead of our attention being scattered in thinking. We can experience a clear observation, in this clarity we are able to allow thoughts to come and go, we reccognize that though is an appearance in and of itself. Thought thinks about appearance, about this and that. But in this openess we come to allow this appearance, coming and going. What is aware of thought is never absent and thought has no intelligence of it's own. I am continually and eagerly challenged to observe my thoughts by your thinking.
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #56 Lisa Gallagher
    #54 ha! Vacuum cleaners, i will have to remember that #
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #55 Lisa Gallagher
    #53 My daughter and I both sing in the car together, and we laugh at ourselves when ee make words up because we dont know all the words to some songs. Sure makes time go by faster and keeps the mind preoccupied
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/11/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #46 Talking of energy-drainers, yes, I have read about such energy-vampires and experienced a few thank you! ;) They could be anywhere, among friends, family. I guess they are not to blame, but you do feel all drained up, awry and tired after even a brief stint/conversation/chat on the phone with them. Ah but it is so much easier to ignore such vacuum cleaners on a virtual platform! :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/11/2016 #53 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #46 Dear Lisa, as long as you are on song it's alright! ;) Even if none else can sing-a-long! :)
  24. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    25/10/2016
    Bee Passionate
    Bee PassionateImage credit:  Lil Fish Studios In his Buzz, Unexpected Passion Migrations, @Ali Anani asks, “Where is the passion?” Because of Dr. Ali’s choice of the word “migration”, I will expand on the...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    27/10/2016 #36 Sara Jacobovici
    #29 Just joined and already contemplating my next contribution. Thank you so much for your support and quick response @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Well done!
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/10/2016 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    #27 Wonderful @Pamela L. Williams. Great example and great results!
    Ali Anani
    27/10/2016 #34 Ali Anani
    #33 Wonderment, Passion, Drive @Lisa Gallagher
    Lisa Gallagher
    27/10/2016 #33 Lisa Gallagher
    New hive WPD, what does it stand for @Ali Anani?
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/10/2016 #32 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #31 Thank you, Ali.
    Ali Anani
    27/10/2016 #31 Ali Anani
    #29 Shared ato the new hive WPD and joined the hive . Drive to the new hive all. Thanks @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Lisa Gallagher
    27/10/2016 #30 Lisa Gallagher
    Passion can run so deep @Sara Jacobovici. I agree with @Fatima Williams you don't need to be an expert at something to make change or do something different. I even find passion in the simple things, such as the birds chirping right before the sun rises, the tides of the ocean and the smells I take in when near the ocean, out in the forest- these things remind me of the innocence of a child. Pure wonderment we had within us as children. If we can be aware of those passions that stirred us as children, I believe it's always possible to expound on those passions. Many of those scents, noises and senses allowed me to fantasize or dream as a child, I still find myself doing that and yes, I act on some of my dreams as I'm able.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/10/2016 #29 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    @Sara Jacobovici @Fatima Williams @Ali Anani - will one of you please share this post to the new hive - https://www.bebee.com/group/wpd-factor-wonderment-passion-and-drive Thank you.
    Pamela L. Williams
    27/10/2016 #28 Pamela L. Williams
    #13 I adore your poem my sister! I copying and pasting and going to stick it on my mirror so I'll read it every morning.
    thank you for tagging me in this post. It is very much appreciated!
    Pamela L. Williams
    27/10/2016 #27 Pamela L. Williams
    Ah, @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali Anani, Again rises the question of passion. What is my passion from where does it come from. Every since I wrote that piece I still occasionally contemplate the question. I think you're correct in your thought that it is a hybrid emotion. I can't associate my passion to an emotion, but instead emotions seem to arise from the passion. A perfect example: today at work I was facing a tedious task that was going to take hours/days but then that 'exploring' part of me kicked in and I went on a search for a 'quick fix' you might say (at least less tedious). Before I knew it that internal motivation, that passion that drives me to discover arose. I was on a personal quest and when I'm there, in my mind world, I feel elated. Then I found the fix and I turned hours/days of tedious work into minutes. I felt like I was Columbus and I had just discovered the New World. It didn't matter that the 'fix' already existed in the software I was using, I discovered it for myself, I learned today, my mind expanded just a little. Whoopee!
    Ali Anani
    26/10/2016 #26 Ali Anani
    #25 Great @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. I have just published a buzz on Contamination of Emotions in which I expanded the idea of the WPD Factor. It could be of help to you:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/contamination-of-emotions
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/10/2016 #25 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #19 Yes, let me ponder on how to structure it.😉
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/10/2016 #24 Sara Jacobovici
    #23 Beautifully and insightfully expressed @Mohammed Sultan. Thank you.
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/10/2016 #23 Mohammed Sultan
    Thanks for sharing dear Sara Jacobovici .Our passion stems out of style concision,thought precision and sound decision.Although it's not growing like a tree ,in bulk passion make me a better bee.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/10/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 Your comment is "poetic majesty" @Fatima Williams.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/10/2016 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 I appreciate your comment and distinction @John Rylance. Both did change the world. What you are bringing up is that passion, like any other tool, can either be used for either good or bad.
    Ali Anani
    26/10/2016 #19 Ali Anani
    #18 Great @Franci Eugenia Hoffman- would you consider establishing this hive?
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/10/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #15 Perhaps, an idea for a hive? I like this - the WPD factor Ali.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/10/2016 #17 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #13 Lovely poem Fatima.
  25. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    26/10/2016
    Contamination of Emotions
    Contamination of EmotionsMy previous buzz on Unexpected Passion Migrations and subsequent lovely buzz by Sara Jacobovici on Bee Passionate drew great discussions. A comment by Fatima Williams led to the formation of what I suggested as the WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion...
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    Deb Helfrich
    29/10/2016 #48 Deb Helfrich
    #47 Wow, @David Navarro López - that is such a powerful question! "if we didn't have them [fear & pain]. Could we then have the sensation of "God like" , and make it even worse? "

    My gut reaction is you just explained why our minds come equipped with a sense of separation and limitedness. No person is equipped to make decisions for everyone when in possession of a singular body and unique set of life experiences. We are meant to participate, not feel in charge.
    David Navarro López
    29/10/2016 #47 Anonymous
    #40 I agree entirely that fear is hard to define because it has too many nuances, and they vary depending on the individual. One thing is clear: it is common to the whole species. To deny it is to deny our own nature. Which in my opinion, it has nothing to do with freedom. It is up to everyone (fully compos mentis) allowing fear to be a limit. The "sense of freedom" is as well different for every individual. Some might say that freedom is about of being able to choose what you want or you think. But as long are not absolutely responsible for the options to choose from, we are still enslaved by the options we get.
    Above all, I am not too sure if we have fully evolved from apes, and if so, looking at what humankind is doing to its environment, well, I wouldn't be that proud of it. We still have too short years of life to be able to evaluate it, but the trend is not very flattering. Considering that we still have the mentioned "limits" of fear and pain, i wonder what would happen if we didn't have them. Could we then have the sensation of "God like" , and make it even worse?
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/10/2016 #46 Sara Jacobovici
    #40 Definitely @Peter van Doorn, the meaning we give to a feeling, experience, or role makes all the difference. The good thing however, is that, no matter how individual or subjective the meaning, there is enough in common for us to allow for identification and in this way still be able to get the support of being part of a community.
    Ali Anani
    29/10/2016 #45 Ali Anani
    Again, synchronicity between @Sara Jacobovici and myself as we commented almost the same time. Do people become twin-like when they exchange minds frequently?
    Ali Anani
    29/10/2016 #44 Ali Anani
    #42 To my best knowledge I believe @Sara Jacobovici is writing a buzz on WPD Factor. I only hope she would read your comment dear @Deb Helfrich before writing her buzz. Yes, it is precisely this availability of lag time between between stimulus and response hat we may change.
    Amazingly, Deb you wrote " Thank you @Ali Anani for hosting what I consider a modern day virtual salon"- I feel you expressed my feelings to all of you here who made this salon a place to be in.
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/10/2016 #43 Sara Jacobovici
    #36 "Awareness releases the stronghold of resistance, and space is opened up, enabling positive thoughts of "Wonderment, Passion and Drive", and we move into healthy, positive momentum. This is vibrant, healthy thinking..." All key concepts and words @Irene Hackett. I am adding this to the design I am trying to put together of the immune system (with appropriate credit given of course). Thanks Irene.
    Deb Helfrich
    29/10/2016 #42 Deb Helfrich
    #25 #27 @Peter van Doorn - I really enjoy reading your comments. I identify with the conundrum of being strong and the result being that others require you to be strong, such that it removes the freedom to be weak/human on occasion.

    If we don't feel our emotions as they arise, they do become invisible to us and we suffer drastically, unaware of what is driving our behavior.

    The thing is fear will always occur when we are alive. It is in the famous pause that @Sara Jacobovici talks about often, via Viktor Frankl's space between stimulus and response. That is where we really want to target the implementation of the WPD factor.

    It is easy to sit over a leisurely coffee on a rainy Saturday morning and use WPD. It is very hard indeed to shift the impetus to close down, hide, or react when fear occurs. And that is precisely the moment when if we have to interrupt our response and look for a new way to react or new possibilities to enact. Then we have a chance to thrive.

    I am so grateful for the discussions of this community. Thank you @Ali Anani for hosting what I consider a modern day virtual salon.
    Ali Anani
    29/10/2016 #41 Ali Anani
    #40 My bread and games for you @Peter van Doorn
    Ali Anani
    29/10/2016 #39 Ali Anani
    #36 Thank you dear sister @Irene Hackett and for sharing your beautiful thoughts. In fact, I had an opportunity to extend discussions on same with both dear @Sara Jacobovici and @Deb Helfrich on their latest buzzes. I have confidence they shall enjoy your thoughts here and add to them. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable input.
    Ali Anani
    29/10/2016 #38 Ali Anani
    #32 I do appreciate your comment @Peter van Doorn. If you would inspect the image and the listings of emotions in its bottom we may see the blue cluster. Under this cluster we tend to move between different stages of fear and their differing intensity. The borderline between them is fuzzy and moving from one state to another is easy since we move within the same boundaries of the cluster. So, fear is hard for me to define.
    Irene Hackett
    29/10/2016 #37 Anonymous
    @Deb Helfrich, @Sara Jacobovici - I don't know why, but my tagging in previous comment did not come through!
    Irene Hackett
    29/10/2016 #36 Anonymous
    2/2 - What contaminates our thoughts? - past conditioning maybe? "Life is too hard", "Nothing good ever happens to me", "I'll never make enough money." "I'm too old, too young, too simple..." All negative emotions are a form of what Deb Helfrich refers to as 'resistance' - in our minds. This is where I see such great value in Sara Jacobovici's brilliant idea in "building up the "immune system" of a positive formula so as to be able to fight off the negativity." Could it be that cultivating awareness of our thoughts, creates an inner environment of "immunity"? Awareness releases the stronghold of resistance, and space is opened up, enabling positive thoughts of "Wonderment, Passion and Drive", and we move into healthy, positive momentum. This is vibrant, healthy thinking dear brother, Ali Anani. I shall continue pondering these mind stimulating concepts as I look forward to more sharing in the new hive you are creating!
    Irene Hackett
    29/10/2016 #35 Anonymous
    1/1/ - First, I must express my excitement regarding the Consortium hive!! And I agree, beBee will be remembered and KNOWN for this!!

    I find what Eckhart Tolle says about emotions, to be quite interesting - that emotions are the body's physical reaction to our thoughts. (e-motion) He claims that "dysfunctional thinking is what the body reacts to with negative emotion. The voice in the head tells a story that the body believes in and reacts to." Fear, as we know, is a thought of a perceived threat that quite necessarily helps the body prepare for management of a dangerous situation - and thus not necessarily a negative emotion. Fear is only a negative emotion when the thinking of a perceived threat is distorted, irrational. So, our emotions become "contaminated" when our thoughts are contaminated.
    Ali Anani
    29/10/2016 #31 Ali Anani
    #30 May be taking full control of fear is beyond us; hovwer not fearing excessively is within our control. Yes, little fear can be healthy; too much fear can be the unhealthy thing to do.
    David Navarro López
    29/10/2016 #30 Anonymous
    "We contaminate our emotions with many negative ones such as fear. " Well, fear is inherent to our human nature, is the direct responsible of our survival, is the alarm when a danger appears, and it resides in the amygdala. The Urbach–Wiethe disease damages the amygdala, and no fear behaviour is a clear symptom of it. I would say that we contaminate our emotions if we allow fear taking control, whilst we should always pay attention to its signals. Brave or courageous people have fear too, but they take control and do what they have to do, despite their fears.
    Ali Anani
    28/10/2016 #28 Ali Anani
    #27 Dear @Peter van Doorn- My strength seem to be my weakness . Ironic. This is brilliant and it shows that there is no strength without weakness. Can we have light without darkness? Sometimes we chase impossible dreams
    Ali Anani
    28/10/2016 #26 Ali Anani
    #25 Dear @Peter van Doorn- brilliant comment and it is a story on its own. Freeing self from fear brought you other responsibility- dependence of people on you for protection. Truly as thermodynamics says we get nothing for nothing. But, don't you agree that helping others is better than being submerged in ones' own fear> I do long to read your response.
    Ali Anani
    28/10/2016 #24 Ali Anani
    #23 Dear brother @Anees Zaidi- I am equally impressed by your very sound comment as I am happy to see you back in action. beBee is not the same in your absence. Yes, we need to remove of the fear of the uncertain from our lives. SPot on as this is the first step to moving on.
    Anees Zaidi
    28/10/2016 #23 Anees Zaidi
    Dear brother @Ali Anani Good day!! a very timely post indeed. We, specially living in this region, are living in the rippling effect of fear. The fear of unknown. Once we embrace the inevitability of this unknown we come out of this fear effect. Death is an uncertain certainty. Once we embrace the inevitability of death the fear of death is removed and we live and spend an enjoyable life. Once we accept 'Every soul will taste death' we are free from all fear and illusions. It is the element of fear that makes 'Wonderment' short-lived. Your closing statement ' self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contain action by negative emotion' is the next step after we remove the fear of unknown from our path. Thanks for sharing your brilliant WPD factor.
    Ali Anani
    27/10/2016 #22 Ali Anani
    #19 ABsolutely stunning your comment is dear @Harvey Lloyd. Your concept of ideas before and after action resonates so strongly with me and leaves me with lots to think about. The value of internal demons shall remain positive and accept the trial and error consequences is ably discussed in your comment. More to discuss on this soon.
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