- ProducerClimb That Mountain, You Got The Power!Life presents challenges every day. It is up to us to decide to overcome them or to walk away from them. We can always make an empowering choice. What would be created if our mindset would help us to succeed so that we can achieve the top of the...
Comments26/04/2017 #54 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanChoosing the right mountain is like choosing the right path. We should be mindful of our choices and how they can benefit others as well as ourselves. My choice for today is a mountain of empowerment. Perhaps tomorrow may be another choice in order for us to broaden our horizons.
This buzz is a wonderful idea to expand on 💡! Plus, I am bringing this buzz to the attention of @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee because I feel this is some good honey for his brilliant mind.25/04/2017 #53 Qamar Ali Khan#52 This is a tough choice @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. :-)25/04/2017 #52 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#51 I would say, you will find a way and then share your creativity with all bees on beBee @Qamar Ali Khan!25/04/2017 #51 Qamar Ali Khan#50 Great idea @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! I'll relay it through wifi?? No, it'll not work there. Through satellite connection, yes.25/04/2017 #50 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#49 superb and then you can write an article from that place @Qamar Ali Khan!25/04/2017 #48 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#47 Swiss Matterhorn!25/04/2017 #46 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#44 that is good to know, join the club @Qamar Ali Khan!25/04/2017 #45 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#43 thank you MM25/04/2017 #44 Qamar Ali KhanGreat thinking @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! I'm with you! I'm a passionate climber :-) Love mountains and the steep zigzagged paths. I basically belongs to such a terrain.24/04/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#40 yes! it is ;-)24/04/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Fran 🐝 Brizzolis, in fact 'Matterhorn'24/04/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Fran 🐝 Brizzolis, it is a Swiss mountain.24/04/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 thank you Chris!24/04/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 thanks for the information @Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
- Producer24/04/2017Timeless EinsteinIt became apparent in my readings of Einstein over many years that he recognized that physicists and other scientists needed to be philosophers first and foremost. Philosophy created the passion for scientific exploration. Here then are some...
Comments25/04/2017 #11 Sara JacoboviciI appreciate the tag @Ian Weinberg. Einstein was very human, but as close to "authentic" as only a handful of individuals I can name. And I refer to your definition of authentic: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/a-stand-alone-comment-84917. I have this quote of his as the banner of my work when using the creative arts and metaphor in business: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."24/04/2017 #7 Gert Scholtz@Ian Weinberg Something I find interesting about Einstein is that apparently he struggled at school and received a low ranking academic post after obtaining mediocre university results and applying to a few universities. One of his many quotes: "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. "24/04/2017 #6 Yogesh SukalIn my last year blog "magic of singularity and it's analogy", mentioned timelessness as a analogical singularity.
Both great scientist Einstein and his thoughts, theory are singularities which are timeless in theory and in the history. I am sure, you will like it.
Thank you so much for the post @Ian Weinberg reminded me my old buzz.24/04/2017 #3 debasish majumderthe rudimentary essence of French revolution is to severely condemn religion, which pave the way for subsequent development of science. till date we know this much that we know very little about universe and that also science enabled. it is only the scientific spirit which only can usher further development, unveiled the unknown for us and quench our thirst for knowing about how universe plays the significant role for all transformation taking place and how later pulsar and quasar having significant role, making all transformations in a continuous process, making change the only constant. it is true, science has experienced a sea change in terms of transformation and enabling us to comprehend how science plays the key role based on reasons and experiments. 70% of our planet comprised of water bodies and water plays the major role whether constructing our lives and all other changes, because we may not forget it is di-electric! however, nice insightful post enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the post @Ian Weinberg
- Producer24/04/2017Why I Prefer to Look Smaller?The story of this very rich man puzzled me. He suddenly had a PhD even though his mental capabilities were quite limited. He got his degree six months after failing miserably his master degree qualification exams from another university. One day...
Comments25/04/2017 #42 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 The beauty of your comments is that we don't need to comment much on them dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit because they are crystal clear. You wrote a great point which merits our attention and is a worthy buzz on its own. I mean " When thoughts about humility become a groupthink, it is not humility but a categorization to good and bad". Great thinking here25/04/2017 #40 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 Dear friend @Aaron Skogen- you have the right mentality and that is why you learn. Yes, we should seek self-respect and with it comes good work. If I have self-respect I don't behave badly. What a self-respect does a person have with a faked PhD have? This person will spend his life doubting himself and others for fear of being found out. If he had self-respect and a PhD degree is his ambition he should work hard to achieve his goal. Living a life based on lies shall only make things worse.25/04/2017 #39 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 Dear friend @Edward Lewellen- you are a wise man. "Because many don't give value to their worth, they find their importance in titles and degrees". Yes, you are correct and these are the people like your singer example get their worth from people. Is it because of self-doubt? Why a good singer would think he isn't if some people told him so? Is it lack of self-confidence? You raise an important issue- what are the root causes of such behaviors? This would be interesting to explore. What do you think?25/04/2017 #38 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSometimes life becomes like Donald Trump talking about his hands, and at that point if we are devoid of reality big and small become mere illusion. When thoughts about humility become a groupthink, it is not humility but a categorization to good and bad. Possessing humility is more good or bad than possessing ego. When Marianne Williamson says "Your playing small does not serve the world." http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/928-our-deepest-fear-is-not-that-we-are-inadequate-our it brings balance to the frame we may have set about identifying with small vs. big. Context then becomes relevant for the healthy of big is a different context to the unhealthy of small. If the context is health then the sizing is healthy and sizing of humility becomes a contextual intelligence.25/04/2017 #36 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 I feel bigger and truly bigger not because I stretch my arms dear @Alan Culler, but because I am connected with people with your caliber. My understanding in life is that we grow in value and not in cosmetics and appearances. A person with a fake degree lacks self-respect and spends life in doing the wrong things. If I put a doctorate degree on a donkey it shall remain a donkey. I wish those people would learn your wisdom.25/04/2017 #33 Aaron SkogenIT sounds to me like the man in your story had a very low opinion of himself, did not see his own value and felt the need to "cheat" the system for outside validation. How unfortunate!
I have said it before and I'll say it again. I WANT to be the dumbest guy in the room! I say that because that is where my opportunity for growth lies, in learning from others. I'd say you are saying the same dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I'm not sure that makes us large or small, but I know it makes us eager to learn, collaborate and share, and that my friend can only benefit everyone in the room. I enjoy spending time in your room Ali.25/04/2017 #32 Edward LewellenDear friend, my experience working with people who have low self-esteem relates to your post. Because many don't give value to their worth, they find their importance in titles and degrees. When working with people, including corporate executives, I often find that they have a high self-ego, but low self-worth. They have accomplished much and they are proud of those accomplishments, however, they feel no value in them unless the value comes from others. I recently saw a contestant in a singing competition being interviewed. The person made the statement, 'I'm so glad people are voting for me. It let's me know that I'm a good singer.' I instantly wondered, "So, if those people don't think you are, does that mean you're not a good singer?" I'm sure there are people who don't think that person is a good singer, but, does that mean he's not? To me, it was if he couldn't be a good singer unless someone else told him he was. And, this is how many people live, needing and wanting endorsements and approval from outside of themselves. I believe this is why so many people want the title of Assistant Manager, Manager, VP, President, CEO, PhD, etc. Those are external sources which give people validation of their internal worth. How sad. My guess is that was the case with the person in your post.25/04/2017 #30 Alan Culler@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Very engaging insights, Ali, as always. I do so look forward to your posts.
When faced with a grizzly bear on a hiking trail -the usual park ranger advice is to spread your arms wide to appear bigger and shake your body so all the hanging paraphernalia on your pack makes noise to make you sound bigger. I've not met a grizzly yet -but it seems a good strategy is such circumstances.
However, most of life is unlike meeting a grizzly bear on a hiking trail. I find that I am attracted more to those who are humble, i.e. not so blinded by their puffed up size that they will not be able to empathize with "'l'il' ol' me" :-)
I experience you through your writing as a humble man -but certainly not small in any sense -big ideas -highly visible on social media -a giant, but. . .
open - -receptive -definitely NOT a puffer fish.
Please keep sharing your insights - they make me think BIGGER.25/04/2017 #29 Lada 🏡 PrkicWhether we admit it or not, we all tend to look bigger because we live in a competitive world. This is particularly evident in the world of science.
For some people getting a doctoral degree is a means of elevating themselves over others. The rich man you mentioned in the buzz is not the only example.
Indeed, a very relevant topic to discuss, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.25/04/2017 #28 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#25 Absolutely @Phil Friedman as the certificate doesn't make the human- it what h/s does with it. I am glad that your first name is only having the two letters of PhD. More, knowledge advances rapidly not only in the field of speciality, but also its interconnections with other branches of knowledge.25/04/2017 #25 Phil FriedmanIn the days when I taught at university, it was rare, almost nonexistent for someone to use the letters "PhD" after one's name. Since at the time there were many great minds and scholars who at most had Masters degrees, to use the letters "PhD" was considered a preening affectation. And that had to do with "real" degrees from major schools. Never mind the paper-mill variety of degrees.somewhere along the line, the world became certificate-obsessed. Personally, I couldn't care less about letters and instead look to a man or woman's published work and reputation as indicators of expertise. Just sayin'25/04/2017 #23 Brian McKenzieA diploma, even if you know your shit - and have a long track record of experience outside of school, is worth 6 seconds. As I have both a Masters and Bachelors - you would think that would warrant me 12 seconds of attention - sadly it hovers closer to 9; if it happens at all. It would have been better to have been conferred a Doctorate of Thinkology from the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz.
- Producer22/04/2017The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.Now, before I launch into this diatribe I have a confession to make; I have never liked mangrove forests or mangrove trees in general. From afar they look fabulous but get up close and personal and, once inside that forest is a bit like stepping...
Comments24/04/2017 #41 Paul Walters#30 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Thanks for that. Environmentalist?? Well perhaps I will however coninue to write about it. Just wait for further pieces on kalimantan ( Borneo) and Sarawak ( Malaysian side of Borneo) The environmental destruction there is indescribable all for timber and the growing of palm oil . 75% of the native forests have gone in just 40 years !!24/04/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI grew up in Florida, where Mangroves contribute to the health of the coastline, especially in South Florida. They are true natives to the state of Florida and state and local regulations are set to protect them. They are considered one of Florida's most important resources. And yes, Avon's Skin-so-Soft is a great mosquito repellent. Thank you for the excellent read, @Paul Walters.23/04/2017 #35 Randall Burns#4 @Paul Walters After rereading some of the comments I have to interject here to clarify that the mangroves, (and I really wish I could use italics here), are NOT the cause of the mosquitoes; mozzies can only breed in fresh water, sure the mangroves are a great place for them to hang out but getting rid of the plants will not get rid of the bugs. (have you tried Avon "Skin so Soft"? seriously best mosquito repellent and it's good for your skin). As you illustrate so well in your article the mangroves fill a niche in the interface between the salt water ocean and "dry land".
Again great article, keep spreading the awareness, will share...23/04/2017 #34 David B. GrinbergPaul, I enjoyed reading this buzz, which jogged my memory of an unfortunate and misguided comment once made by President Reagan that trees are the cause of pollution. Remember that one? To the contrary, trees and nature are the lifelines that allow the human race to thrive. We can't fool Mother Nature, as they say, and drastic climate change IMHO is an unequivocal testament to that. Thanks for more brilliant buzz!
- Producer20/04/2017Golden Moments on BeBeeToday I have been on beBee for a year. Time flies and often I am caught up in the immediacy and novelty of the latest feeds, posts and comments. In this post my thoughts travel back to treasured experiences and friendships formed in this global...
Comments22/04/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love how you put this together @Gert Scholtz. I'm glad we met on beBee, I really enjoy your writing! Congrats on your 70th buzz and I can't believe it's been over a year already!! More excitement to come and keep those buzzes coming, I will keep reading as they cross my timeline :)) You mentioned great people on here!21/04/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz@David B. Grinberg You could not have said it better David: "Every bee is significant and special in their own right, as are all the hives. Every bees buzzes with unique perspectives, knowledge and insights, which contributes to a thriving community of bees and honey." Thank you for commenting and sharing and spreading the buzz from north to south.21/04/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Time flies indeed Franci. It feels like yesterday that I became acquainted with you on beBee. You could not give me a bigger compliment than saying you are saving the post to enjoy again. " Soveel vriende, soveel vreugde - so many friends, so much joy."21/04/2017 #44 David B. GrinbergKudos to YOU, Gert, for being such a valuable part of the beBee community in general, and among the ambassadors in particular. All of the brilliant bees you mentioned likewise deserves accolades for enhancing and enriching the overall user experience, engagement and satisfaction platform-wide. Every bee is significant and special in their own right, as are all the hives. Every bees buzzes with unique perspectives, knowledge and insights, which contributes to a thriving community of bees and honey.
The buzz is growing louder every day now from continent to continent and region to region worldwide. All one needs to do is listen closely to hear the sweet sound of the growing swarm.20/04/2017 #43 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanHow time flies when you're with good people, @Gert Scholtz. My time spent on beBee is definitely filled with golden moments and it is because of you and people like you. I am honored to be mentioned here along with this amazing group of people. I am saving this buzz in my personal file so I can enjoy it again and again, especially when I need a good reason to smile.
Soveel vriende, soveel vreugde - so many friends, so much joy. How true this is.
- Producer16/04/2017Could We Survive Without 🐝 Bees?From the beBee perspective the answer is a resounding no because each member is a bee. From the worlds perspective: For some people, bees are simply an annoyance. They crawl in soda cans, chase people down the street and sometimes sting when they...
Comments18/04/2017 #12 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl"First evidence found of popular farm pesticides in drinking water" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/04/05/iowa-scientists-find-first-evidence-of-popular-farm-pesticides-in-drinking-water/?utm_term=.0bf6ed20c68616/04/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsBeautiful message and a very important buzz @Jim 🐝 Cody We need to remove the toxic bees that contaminate the honey we produce and the toxic pesticides from tje plants that produce the crops. This toxicity is not good for the bees and us humans who consume those crops.
Excellent buzz A must read.
- Producer12/04/2017NEWS TO BE ONLY BEMUSED?Past propounds on future Death propounds on living Share propounds on giving Amazing! Where we are exactly heading? News are now only aiming to create sensation T.R.P. and profit is our only intension Devoid of reality...
Comments13/04/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.without trees no bees, thank you for again a gem of a honey delicious post that reminds us to be grateful for what nature offers @debasish majumder12/04/2017 #6 Gerald HechtThank you kindly for tagging me @debasish majumder thought provoking. A lot of truth seems (in this world) to be missing or something; yet the number of graduating broadcast/journalist majors keeps increasing; as do the number of green screens, cameras and microphones...and (I guess) they gotta say something...
- Producer31/01/2017Better to Focus or not?To succeed you need to focus. To fail, just focus on one thing. Companies that focus on one niche may fail. This happened to many companies such as Kodak. These companies got so immersed in what they do well only to find their blindness to...
Comments12/04/2017 #99 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI prefer to focus on more than one of anything. More than one post, more than one hive, more than one idea, etc. offers more options, which I can pick and choose my take away. I feel my visions and objectives have a better chance at being broadened by reading, seeing or hearing more than one person's views.
I'm not one to put all of my eggs in one basket. I've learned from a few real life events that it doesn't work, at least for me.02/02/2017 #98 siraj shaik#94 Well said, we reached right customers in return got good customer response which gave ways-in for loyalty development.. I was like a cross-link to my friend, his employer and customers. On 5th day went and collected my documents, also it was good to see the employment confirmation duly signed "Mr ... appointed as Area Manager .....". In return as focusing on my loyalty I was offered assist region manager, had to refuse as I hadn't completed graduation some subjects were yet to finish to get my degree.. More my focus was to establish a small workshop, so as to generate provisioning a half dozen employment at least. "It's inhumane tendency of power packers to crush the larvae, else the caterpillar knows journey of transformation to Imago".02/02/2017 #97 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWhat a lovely surprise dear @Isabella M Wesoly to meet you here. You are most welcome to beBee as an outstanding thinker and person.
You read my next buzz before writing it. It is related to complexity. I appreciate your good words as much as I am happy to welcome you here.02/02/2017 #95 Isabella M WesolyThanks for this delightful read Ali. I feel that a willingness to view complexity from multiple perspectives can allow a greater understanding of emergence. We could all make time to focus on what's outside 'the box', even nothing is something.
Thanks again Ali, great to be here.. at last!02/02/2017 #93 siraj shaik#62 from realties of life sharing an experience from early 1990's. One of my friend applied for a sales person job (matching as per qualification and experience), showed us the ad. Taking a peep on info, asked him why not apply for "Area manager or Team lead". Response from other friends to my suggestion was more negative. Following day I accompanied along, evening after the interview finding an opportunity greeted the General manager and asked if it's ok to share few words and evaluated the team tree maybe the sales in a month should be of this value? and if my friend fulfills the total sale equivalency (quantities equal to 16 sales persons "under the area manager 4 Team supervisors and under each team supervisor at least 4 salesman" then will they be willing to offer my friend Area Manger position? GM agreed and stated conditions (prove it and get placed in position along with an additional bonus. Else not a single Paise will be given nor expenses occurred will be paid). My friend signed the appointment took advance (gave copies of my license and moped document plus myself signed a promissory stamp paper as security). Later next day asked some friends to join us to accomplish sales, rather taking four weeks to lessen time in a week. Guided them with what and what not's, showed the market places. Within four weeks six months sales had been achieved. Used simple strategy by focusing on market. At that time I was just out of college and was working in a factory.02/02/2017 #91 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#80 true. In a company which has lived a few years I.e. survived and grown, it is true.
Here strategy mplemented within context of the vision and objectives.
But then we are back to focus. Vision and objectives as points of focus.
Many times within a year a person finds vision and objectives to be redundant eg Start-ups, new governments, even individuals.
Then it returns focus and spread of focus, embodied by points of focus.
True vision can be all encompassing, but everybody cannot apply it that way. Vision/objective is for the future, our capacity is in the present and often Vision and objectives are precieved with very few elements of the present, we delink micro and macro, the link is broken.
You and I already know our methods of application , here we look at a metaphorical context to seek replicable method.
Suppose if we were to define the vision and objectives of this buzz by @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee in one line each. How would that be?01/02/2017 #88 Gert Scholtz@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee To your excellent post I might add that I think the Pareto Rule is dynamic - what is the profitable 20% today may be part of the unproductive 80% tomorrow, and vice versa. So it is important that company focus oscillates between wide and narrow so as to keep up with the continuous change in the Pareto mix.
- Producer06/04/2017Wide-eyed WonderMy father was an amateur photographer. It used to drive my mother and us kids nuts when he would pose us for the inevitable family shot, anywhere and everywhere. We waited impatiently unsmiling while he lined up his Ansco Twin-Lens Reflex 2”x 2”...
Comments09/04/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThis is a wonderful flashblack and flashnow from your mind.
I like you have seen a lot more sunsets than sunrises.) Nightshift jobs being the reason in the beginning.
Your dad is a wonderful person like all dad selflessly giving for the family - love , time and memories to treasure through those photographs. I can imagine the wonder & joy of looking at those photos once in a while. I love looking at old photographs.
We have many wonder bees on beBeeland. Glad to buzz through this beautiful buzz. Thank you.06/04/2017 #4 Alan Culler#2 Thank you so much for reading and commenting @Savvy Raj "Photographers and all artists of all kinds perhaps innately sense a need to admire that one sparkling moment of eternal time" what an artful turn of phrase -the blood of a writer flows through you.
My father and mother met in a little theatre production, My mother made pottery and did leather engraving. They passed their love of the arts on to us. My sister Constance Culler Falconer is a printmaker. My sister Carolyn Culler Wilson collects art. My son Zac is a painter www.zacharyculler.com and a member of the Seattle Washington installation art collaborative SuttonBeresCuller www.suttonberesculler.com.
Alan06/04/2017 #3 Alan Culler#1 @Ali Anani What a wonderful question -I wish I had asked my father that before he passed away in 2000.
Let me guess. . .
My father wanted to sing professionally. He had a wonderful bass voice and enjoyed singing more than almost anything. His father was a printer (and a poet). My grandfather earned his living printing store window placards, movie posters and business materials. My father did layout and all the selling. Unfortunately my grandmother passed away around the time my father was to attend Washington University on a full scholarship to study voice. My grandfather was bereft and distraught about his son and a key employee going away. "Just stay a while and help me; you can study music later."
Two years later my grandfather died,some said of a broken heart. He was 51. My father took over the business to support his younger sister who was 14 and was printer for the rest of his working life.
He never gave up his artistic tendencies, singing as an avocation, painting in later life, but mostly framing wide-eyed wonder in a 2"x2" frame.
The photos are a record of our family, my parents' travels and their life together. While my sisters and I complained about sorting them and putting them in albums, they are a treasure.
Thanks for reading and asking
Alan06/04/2017 #2 Savvy RajWonderful buzz with great set of reflections @Alan Culler It is wonderful to be in touch with the inner child within us and allowing ourselves to be as we truly are.... In these moments of rapture we evolve appreciating the simple joys of living life authentically.
.My mothers uncle was a well known writer in his times and a lover of all arts especially photography . What you mention here about your dad and his love for photography, I have heard from my mother similar stories of his collectios as well. Photographers and all artists of all kinds perhaps inately sense a need to admire that one sparkling moment of eternal time and hence try yo capture it for posterity such that they leave their uniique imprints forever in time. Indeed priceless are the treaures of the heart.06/04/2017 #1 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYes, @Alan Culler- it is wonderment. I shared your lovely buzz. I have a question or two. People who love to take so many photos must have a purpose. What was your daddy's purpose?
How do you find the value of the heritage of photos that you have apart from their nostalgic memories?
- Producer09/04/2017Why the Best Make the Worst?It surprises me sometimes to have experienced the following: · A notable trainer giving training on time management. The trainees distracted him to the extent that he discussed many business issues, but not time management. · A famous...
Comments15/04/2017 #73 Sara Jacobovici#70 Thanks again for the tag @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My gut reaction on this one is to say that I am not quite comfortable with the "manager" relationship between mind/spirit. Each has its own unique reality and influence. As well, I don't imagine it being a static relationship. My sense is that there is more of an ebb and flow quality in the relationship, rather than one of managing.14/04/2017 #71 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#70 People generally see meaning in existence as important but often it is betrayed by their practice - what can live and breathe in the mind, expires, evaporates and retires in the cold air of reality. Harvey has included an OR when this is one thing which is integral within us and only an OR when we are making the actuality of a choice. That is when that OR can betray us.
Otherwise the body-spirit or spirit-body aspect is CMYK - i.e. just a four colour printing produces the actual picture, so it is as I view the four core intelligences. You know that I am engaged in PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCE which is more than just physical fitness, but that intelligence is just one colour layer. Overlaying that is SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE and COGNITIVE INTELLIGENCE. Bring all those four into harmony and the single colour dream becomes a four colour reality, but we must learn to become great printers of that existence.
Unfortunately we are not great printers. That is what young people are finding out - they want meaning and existence (which I totally agree with Harvey about) but that is not how things end up being for young people when reality strikes. I find that they don't want to acknowledge that reality if it is pointed out, indeed my experience here is no comforter - because they have not lived that experience and they don't have enough trust bridges to make the leap of faith.
So a few live anxious, distrustful and naive even though their social projections are one of absolute sure footed existence, marvelous shows of "living life" and of being an "interesting person". I have made that mistake of peeling that facade away at times and I am learning that this is actually learned THIS WEEK that this is a cruelty and not a help. It is insufficient for me to say to a young person "you can't handle the truth", it is more important that I too become young - and that means engaging the spirit of starting over - with beginners mind.14/04/2017 #70 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#69 This is a great comment and quote @Harvey Lloyd "Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body". I have to tag both @Sara Jacobovici and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to enjoy it.
Mindset is the steerer and stirrer my friend- it steers us and generates our thoughts from which our actions starts. This quote comforted my heart. I am blessed to be connected with you.14/04/2017 #69 Harvey LloydA few days vacation and a small piece of the world has moved forward on your great thoughts and writing @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I heard a comment the other day that really did give the head a spin. Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body.
Academia would have us think that the spirit is something personal and with education you can manage your physical world. From a lay view though i would say our younger generation is rebelling against this mindset. They seek meaning in existence not just diplomas. Yet academia tends to keep meaning at arms length.
Many great comments here and have enjoyed the reading.10/04/2017 #68 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#67 I am heavily indebted to you both friends @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and @Harvey Lloyd for your appreciation and unfailing support. I say the same things about you and I am proud of my connection with you.
Yes, we can only give what we have. No trainer can pass info that he lacks. It is up to trainers to develop their knowledge unceasingly.10/04/2017 #67 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAI, as with thousands of others, appreciate your unique 'take' on life and work, Ali Anani. And look forward to your regular sharing of ideas which can take shape as fuel for life and business. Harvey Lloyd's comment is an apt description of the knowledge, suggestions and science you magnanimously share with us- "The rules from your previous posts and comments are the foundation of spreading our seeds. More importantly the rules help us explore new places of planting". Regarding training - As a trainer our job is to improve the capabilities, productivity and performance of our trainees. To do this we must continue to learn and improve ourselves, daily, in order to present, share and arm our trainees with the appropriate information to help them flourish in todays competitive and changing world.10/04/2017 #64 Louise Smith#60 AND I totally agree with you about free thinking. Intelligence does not depend on privileged background or prestige or status and neither should right to education. When a Liberal government is in power in Australia, they slash funding to social services, old age and disability pensions, refugees, childcare, education, university places, police, health, the Arts, NGOs under the guise of reducing the deficit and balancing the budget and give mega companies - tax breaks ! It's about supporting the status quo and their $$$ and their prestige to the detriment of the ordinary people without whom the country would NOT function.10/04/2017 #63 Louise Smith#60 And yes as you have stated @David Navarro López, society has been rapidly changing and the Education system and Government oversight of - it are not. For the last 10 years, I worked teaching Secondary School Japanese online with shared computer software and conference phone. No Cable - the Education Department could not afford it !
This program was hugely expensive and not really sustainable educationally.
Some of my students were more than 1000 kms away.
NOTHING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING beats face to face teaching and learning.
Queensland Area: 1.853 million km² Population: 4.691 million
North Rhine-Westphalia Area: 34,098 km² Population: 17.84 million
See comparison of area of Germany and Australia
http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/AU/DE10/04/2017 #62 Louise Smith#60 After spending 3/4 life in school or teaching it and being a thinking person, I don't think that what you are saying sounds revolutionary. I agree the funding system badly needs addressing. In the same area of suburbs in Sydney, there is a private boy's school that receives more funding than an "ordinary" state school.The private boy's school has a cohort of extremely rich parents who support the school unlike the ordinary state school. Is this equity?
I have this on a tea towel (dish wiping)
"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber." - Robert Fulghum10/04/2017 #60 Anonymous#50 It is obvious you have a lot to say in this matter. I am sorry if I sound too "revolutionary", but it is not only the way of teaching which is obsolete. the funding itself is based as well an obsolete model. Governments are getting taxes and distributing them to their premises. In a society which has increased so much the longevity of its components, and the children mortality has been reduced so much, together with the fact of investing more and more on weapons, which are more and more expensive....this is not a sustainable model anymore.
To implement a Montessori system (I know it well as my daughter went to such a school) has two threats for the people in power. One, is more expensive, but this could be managed. The second is, that it would produce free thinking people, and that is precisely what they don't want.10/04/2017 #58 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#56 Your point about using the Internet to learn is what I consider education to be, after all what I think here is a part of my learning journey. We don't have to reform the education system and its rotten test culture that makes good teachers into rubric robots - as we use resources outside the class and students use their mobiles - the school boards may wake up in the spirit of this buzz to ask themselves a self-reflective question "Why do the best make the worst?".10/04/2017 #56 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#52 Here students who go to private schools have better opportunities because of their language skills and exposure to addressing audience through theater plays and other social activities.
However; again it depends on the individual. My daughter Sara speaks fluent Turkish and she has never taken a single class to formally study tis language. She won one semester scholarship at the prestigious MIddle East Technical University in Ankara.The university reaches in English, but all students have to attend language Turkish courses. My daughter passed all levels and isn't taking any course. She is a student of the German Jordan University and yet her Turkish is better than her German. There is passion for the Turkish language because it is for ladies much more than German is. That is her opinion. So, we learn more when we have passion.
The role of schools changed and school teachers should realize this fact. Students can use the internet to learn a lot. Teachers may find their job increasingly replaceable by technology. What isn't replaceable is the guidance of teachers. This guidance must be accompanied by many other skills.10/04/2017 #54 Louise Smith#35 I learnt to teach Science in an experimental method - students were given a question, materials and some guidance.
Then they had to come up with their own hypotheses and test them. It wasn't teacher led follow the steps to get the right answer.
But it took time - about 2 hours ! Well you can guess what happened to the experimental method !
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- Producer28/03/2017The butterfly effect of collaborationWhile preparing a lecture on complexity the idea of showing examples from nature popped up. Two examples from nature that seemed distant from each other proved to be related. I refer here the complexity of sand dunes and ant's colonies. It amazes...
Comments30/03/2017 #58 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#55 I am truly elevated by your comment my dear friend (and I mean it faithfully). In fact, you changed my writing plans and my next buzz shall expand on our exchanges of comments here with you and @Sara Jacobovici View more#55 I am truly elevated by your comment my dear friend (and I mean it faithfully). In fact, you changed my writing plans and my next buzz shall expand on our exchanges of comments here with you and @Sara Jacobovici, @Robert Cormack and other comments.. In fact, i shall discuss purpose in a new format. I am thrilled.
You wrote "The rules would have to establish that my brand is based on the communities success". I shall discuss the viability of this line in detail in my next buzz. You made my day, Harvey. Close30/03/2017 #55 Harvey Lloyd#54 I enjoyed your presentation @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. That word again "purpose". The ants serve the queen, without fail, with their lives and without the self gratification mentioned by @Robert Cormack. The duality you and @Sara Jacobovici have discussed is the challenge to purpose. The ants do not engage in such duality. They have a singularity of purpose. The ant serves the community and the community serves the ant.
If i am building my brand and you are building yours, can a higher purpose really be served?
The rules would have to establish that my brand is based on the communities success. Most animals require a habitat and the basic elements of existence. Humans have the same but we also have a higher level of social need. This social need requires us to exist cohesively within a community, yet personal brands are sometimes in direct conflict with this need. When a community loses touch with its purpose as a whole then our personal brands become the filler. Creating a self fulfilling prophecy of social deprivation. This can be seen in history many times over. However there is a self correcting mechanism that always comes along that brings the community back to its purpose. One would hope that this will be civil discourse and intellect. In history it typically involved major conflict.
Interesting discussion.30/03/2017 #54 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#53 @Harvey Lloyd- your comment stirred my mind to the extent I couldn't respond to it in a timely manner.
You reminded me of a presentation that I wrote almost three years back titled "The Three Simple Rules ARe Everywhere":
I wonder if you have two minutes to read it because I give many examples of the three simple rules that lead to complexity. Meanwhile I am still thinking about the three simple rules that would lead to generating a binding or gluing purpose. I promise to comment again, but I need to firm up my mind first. May be you could help me.29/03/2017 #53 Harvey Lloyd@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ants are an amazing social group when you watch them. Humans cant get three people in a room to agree and commit to something 100%. Yet ants, in the hundreds, operate without verbal discussion and attack a goal with their whole self.
I drew a point of reference from your post. The point is at that transaction where choice has to be made. Where do i put my grain of sand in ant world, or how would you like for me to interpret the report in human world.
Ants seem to have some very clear yet complex understanding of what to do in each situation and execute. The task from the single ant perspective is seen as pretty elementary, but from a social structure is quite complex. The rules are simple in execution but there is no feedback loop within the choice. Meaning the choice once executed is not compared to another ant.
What does this tell us as individuals when we face a choice of execution? Our choices seem to be challenged by variables that have no bearing on the impending goal or milestone.
In making choices at the transaction level within humans what three rules would be necessary to cut through the variables that don't apply? Can it be that simple? Keeping in mind, there are two things going on, a person speaking and a person hearing. Both or all would need to adhere to the three rules.
Challenging stuff.29/03/2017 #51 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAHumans, say scientists, are poor multi-taskers. And managing our time is critical to improving not only our lives but productivity. That said, we can certainly learn much from ants - who clearly are a highly highly productive group. And interesting to know ants can choose work they enjoy. Perhaps we should be more like ants Ali!.29/03/2017 #49 Robert CormackAnts are amazing at working together, @Ali Anani, but we'll never know if any ant stood out or distinguished itself in any form of sand collection. As long as ants are willing to accept the anthill as it exists, there never will be a distinguishable ant. Maybe nature is telling us something.29/03/2017 #47 debasish majumderthe distance between two waves or ripples are also being made by virtue of self communication in the sand dunes? i wonder, how this exactly construe? so far, our knowledge is concern, it is primarily determined by the surface on which wind blow. however, lovely insight. enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
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Comments30/03/2017 #14 Aaron Skogen#12 Yes, I enjoyed my time there @Dean Owen. I was there just long enough to start grasping the language. I spent the majority of my time in Onoda, down in the Yamaguchi Prefecture. Unlike the larger cities, there weren't many English speaking people, so it was a great immersion.
The tsaklis certainly appear to tell a story.29/03/2017 #12 Dean Owen#8 I had no idea you spent time in Japan. I had a similar experience at an old farm house in Shizuoka. These tsaklis were commissioned by lamas to be used in various rituals. They depict the various deities and icons of Vajrayana Buddhism such as Hevajra and his consort Nairatmya. I have quite a few that depict what appears to be a white conch shell, Sankha being the goddess of the conch.29/03/2017 #11 Dean Owen#6 I am quite surprised at the views and almost carefree attitude of the current Dalai Lama. In this recent interview with John Oliver he says "if I become the last Dalai Lama, I feel very happy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLY45o6rHm0 View more#6 I am quite surprised at the views and almost carefree attitude of the current Dalai Lama. In this recent interview with John Oliver he says "if I become the last Dalai Lama, I feel very happy"
Obviously during the Cultural Revolution, many artefacts of this nature were destroyed. China has changed a lot since then. I trust many issues will be resolved in the near future. Close29/03/2017 #10 Dean Owen#5 These were painted on commission from a lama or monastery by Buddhist monks and depict many of the deities and icons of Vajrayana Buddhism. "The small painting would be placed in an offering bowl with wheat or rice in it, or else put on a korma, a special sculptural offering made of roasted barley flour and butter, the shape differing with each deity" (Treasures of Tibetan Art)28/03/2017 #8 Aaron SkogenGood Karma indeed! Interesting little pieces of history you hold @Dean Owen. I'm curious as to the symbolism or folk tales behind each.
I remember spending some time with one local during my time in Japan who was a storyteller of old folk tales. He loved telling telling Yamata no Orochi legends. He had similar small artwork (on parchment) that depicted the stories.
Cool stuff!28/03/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYou of course realize that you are holding artifacts that will themselves considerably change in significance when history coincides with a potential epochal moment in Tibetan culture :
- 26/03/2017Lightning over Colorado - Have you ever watched a lightning storm in awe? Join the crowd. Oddly, nobody knows exactly how lightning is produced. What is known is that charges slowly separate in some clouds causing rapid electrical discharges (lightning), but how electrical charges get separated in clouds remains a topic of much research. More at - https://go.nasa.gov/2n6F7DB
- Producer16/03/2017TIME AND SPACE, AN INTRIGUING EPISODE!I may be eulogized I may be condemned Though I am a product of time and space Which enable me to construe my own realm? Which is a sheer disgrace? Instilling ego and vanity on me Making me disintegrated from the majority...
Comments17/03/2017 #16 debasish majumder#15 thank you very much madam @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. for your consistent support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.17/03/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.that is a beautiful message @debasish majumder, thanks for your creation!17/03/2017 #14 debasish majumder#13 thank you sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for sharing your valued comment. i guess, external and internal, both are continuously complementing each other and always in a process of changing the qualitative and quantitative values of both, resulting in sometimes as weird manifestation to us. however, we are naturally being endowed to adapt with the available system,. consequently an organization too evolve and to ensure its sustainability it is necessary to adapt as well innovate a strategy compatible for its existence.17/03/2017 #13 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI am just a product of time and space
What an irony I fanned with my self-praise
Where actually external conditions are primarily responsible
For my perpetual extinction with disgrace, a subject of utter despicable!
Nice and flowing thoughts dear @debasish majumder. However; I find myself asking all self-organizing systems do that from within and without asking for permission to self-organize. They adapt to the environment and exchange energy with it but then self-organize. Are we only responding to the external conditions, or go a step further to self-organize? I feel this topic is worthy of further study.17/03/2017 #12 Fran 🐝 BrizzolisInteresting reflection ... But as Calderon de la Barca said in his famous work "life is dream":
The king dreams that he is king, and he lives
With this deceit commanding,
Disposing and governing;
And this applause, which receives
Borrowed, in the wind writes,
And in ashes it converts
That there are those who try to reign,
Seeing that he has to wake up
In the dream of death?
The rich man dreams of his wealth,
What more care he offers;
The poor man who suffers
Their misery and their poverty;
The one who begins to thrive dreams,
Dreams the one who tries and pretends,
The one who hurts and offends dreams,
And in the world, in conclusion,
All dream what they are,
Although no one understands it.
I dream that I am here
Of these prisons loaded,
And I dreamed that in another state
More flattering I saw myself.
What is life? A frenzy.
What is life? An illusion,
A shadow, a fiction,
And the greatest good is small:
That all life is dream,
And dreams, dreams are.16/03/2017 #5 debasish majumder@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., @Jianlan Li, @Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira, @Emilia M. Ludovino,@Melissa Hefferman
- Producer23/03/2017The Wave-Based StrategiesDo strategic thinking and poetry have a meeting point, or are they an ocean apart from each other? My eyes fell on a poem by Franci Eugenia Hoffman on bee titled "Clouds of Time" and the picture of molecular clouds jumped in my head. Is there a...
Comments24/03/2017 #48 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici picks the threads of lines from a comment on this buzz and weaves a mind-boggling buzz that is surely worthy of your reading time.
Sara published the buzz this morning and titled "I Choose, Therefore I am."
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/i-choose-therefore-i-am#c424/03/2017 #41 AnonymousWe have a lot to learn from nature, and I find wonderful you always find a way to point it out for others' enhancement.
A concept jumped into my mind when I was reading your post.
The key could be then, not only being aware that life moves in waves but as well, to harmonise our movements with them instead of going against them.
As usual, a mind provoking post.
My sword is yours.24/03/2017 #40 Laura DonnellyLike Harvey Lloyd, this line resonates with me - Life moves in waves and when we feel desperate and fall in the trough we should remember it is this trough that shall eventually push us up to the crest. I live in KS as we often are able to see waves of black birds streaming across the endless sky. Thank you for a beautiful post Ali Anani!
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Comments23/03/2017 #19 debasish majumderyes it matters @Mamen 🐝 Delgado! it is the fight between two who will be superior and ultimate establish its hegemony on the new born, who they considered as a product, not just a consensus reconciliation, but, rather a product, an inherent labor, having potential to give new dimension to their new product. now, the duality between them that, who will ultimately establish his or her hegemony on him or her. a sad development indeed madam!23/03/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.that is a good reminder and a beautiful poem @debasish majumder23/03/2017 #7 debasish majumder#2 every body have their own reason and rare one align with other. but, with you sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, i have not even an iota of doubt that in majority cases we align, and most importantly you play the mentor's role to navigate me where i find utter jubilation! i guess, dark and light both comprised in one and in varied degree one becomes predominant. now, why dark attracts is intriguing! even in fetus we experience darkness and successful birth can only ensure the beauty of light which marooned us!
- Producer21/03/2017Put Your Head Deep in Your PocketIn my previous buzz I shared my inspiration of seeing a relationship between ice crystals and the shells of turtles. Soon afterwards Sara Jacobovici published a buzz and the image below. Sara wrote in her buzz "The picture of the fireworks...
Comments24/03/2017 #45 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#44 @Laura Mikolaitis- your comment is #44 and yet you bring fresh ideas and meaning to choices, pocket, decision-making and use of time. To make a decision is a choice and its timing is important. I enjoyed very much the idea of having our pockets full and the subsequence we get of our greatness. It is the time to realize eto humble ourselves so as not to cloud our choices. I may add here that these clouds aren't rainy and that they may not water new seeds of ideas.
I thank you for caring to write such a lovely comment.24/03/2017 #44 Laura MikolaitisExcellent post, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. The image of the sea turtle is particularly stunning and quite clearly is an excellent visual to help enhance the thoughts and ideas that you share in this article. Your point about toxic employees is well taken and is something that I have experienced during my career. But what stands out to me the most about this post is this: choice. Most of us are fortunate enough to have the ability to exercise the power of choice. From something as simple as deciding what to have for breakfast in the morning to something more intricate like making a life changing decision, we have the ability to choose. Good, bad or indifferent.
We all have pockets so your point about deciding whether or not to put our heads in clean pockets really resonates. Each day we find ourselves in a variety of environments and within that day are likely faced with varying degrees of challenges, people, and decisions to make. I believe that there will always be negative forces that will impede us if we choose to let them. But I also believe that we have the ability to discern between good choices and bad ones. Yet, I also realize that sometimes our pockets are full and that can cause us to feel overwhelmed and perhaps cloud our choices; which is why it is even more important to recognize the value of time and how we choose to expend it.24/03/2017 #43 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#42 I recall your post dear @Aaron Skogen and it was a brilliant one besides introducing us. I value your comment greatly. I expanded on this buzz in my published buzz post to this one"
Put Your Head Deep in Your Pocket
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/put-your-head-deep-in-your-pocket24/03/2017 #42 Aaron SkogenI enjoyed this thought provoking post @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. It reminded me (in Spirit) of a post a wrote last year called "Find the Gift" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aaron-skogen/find-the-gift. I say in spirit, because my theme was different, as I was dealing with the loss of a co worker, yet very similar in the cleansing of which you write. There is an inherent cleansing of our "pockets", mental, physical and spiritual, found in nature, we only need to seek it. The beauty is, its easy to find!23/03/2017 #41 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#40 This is your second comment on my buzzes today @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and I am privileged indeed. Your comprehension of the buzz and your extractions of its main points are a resource of pleasure for me. Your comment stands out my friend.23/03/2017 #40 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA"Fertilizing ideas in unclean pockets simply doesn't work. When we set aside pockets of time to relax and kick the microbes out of the pockets we must ensure that we do this perfectly well" is excellent advice for us all, Ali. Plus I'm sure your comment " That is why I go to nature where I feel all negative ideas are poured out of my pockets and then the eggs of new ideas fill the clean pockets" resonates with many as well. It seems we are closer to nature than we realize. When we immerse ourselves in nature, it seemingly surrounds us providing the comforting atmosphere needed to encourage the release of emotional 'baggage' in order to regroup and stride forward. For me it's the beach. Thanks for another thoughtful share, Ali.23/03/2017 #39 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 Thank you so much dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman for your comment is a bridge of different comments. You related the comments of @Sara Jacobovici, mine, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and then @CityVP 🐝 Manjit wonderfully. You actually showed us the need for change and how to go about it by doing so.
Trust me I friend when I joke that I don't ever mean to belittle people or being rude. I mean it as a way to enlighten or infatuate the reader.23/03/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#22 Ali, I don't find your joke at all rude, and I, like Sara, am infatuated with your statement "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path."
Now thinking about Fatima's comment "How did the noise enter our pockets"? Is it because we allowed it to or were we too naive to see there was a problem? And if we were too naive to see it, can we recognize the fact we need to build a bridge, etc.? The dirty pocket can then become a pocket of despair with no hope of getting out.
This brings me to CityVP's comment "Correcting thoughtlessness is like trying to make a hole in water with our finger, but engaging in thinking, that is what we are doing here - these are our pockets and they contain our future. The dirt of the past is not where my hands are, they are not in my pockets, but navigating to pockets of change ahead and here."
Engaging in thinking is key but there are those that need to be empowered to process thoughts and see the need for change. Your comment " Yes, we humans tend to magnify risk and then avoid it more than with the profit." IMO, this is an example of what can lead someone to the dirty pocket unknowingly.22/03/2017 #36 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#32 Where is the pocket of thinking reside but in our brain, nervous system and psychic connection. Hives are simply catalysts of ore, it is our pockets of thinking that extract its gold - it is why honey attracts us in the first place - because we see it as golden. The pockets of thinking are that gold, hives are the ore that hold that gold, and affinity is our principal tool of extraction.22/03/2017 #35 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#34 If you only had written this comment dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit before I responded to the very grand comment of @Sara Jacobovici just before your comment.
I am relieved. The surprising thing is while reading your comment the idea of pockets of thinking crossed my mind. You then surprised me by using it. I shouldn't be surprised because I know what value to expect from your comment.
Just a question crossed my mind- how do you compare or relate the idea of hives with pockets of thinking?22/03/2017 #34 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#30 What we still retain in our minds today will be in the digital pockets of tomorrow. The fundamental reality of our children's children is going to fundamentally change. We have all lived in the rear view window - that is not the immersive and extended life reality to come, in an immersive environment what we consider to be only internal will be external. The pockets that yesterday contained genetically modified corn will contend with pockets of ever increasing innovation and either we become someone's pocket of corn or we adjust to the virtual, spatial and synthetic pockets of tomorrow.
It is already happening but we are not present to it, because we think that the lineage of our past is the linear continuity of tomorrow. This is the transformation, it is why today we talking about fractals and butterfly effects - the pockets of thinking we engage here are a part of these pockets of change.
Correcting thoughtlessness is like trying to make a hole in water with our finger, but engaging in thinking, that is what we are doing here - these are our pockets and they contain our future. The dirt of the past is not where my hands are, they are not in my pockets, but navigating to pockets of change ahead and here.22/03/2017 #32 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 I shall be open with you publicly dear @Sara Jacobovici. I expected more hot discussions (not views) on my last two buzzes for I believe they took serious effort from me to write. This wasn't the case as desired. But then comes a comment that send me flying over the chasm and this comment just did this. For long times I have been considering writing a buzz titled "The Wave-Based Strategies" in which I introduce a new way of thinking strategically. The wrote the buzz draft months ago. Each day I find an idea or example that reinforces my confidence in this strategy. However; my main reward is the discussions that I expect because this is a truly two-way learning method. A comment of the depth of yours may finally convince me to publish this natured-based strategy. Thank you Sara for the uplifting.22/03/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici#22 "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path." I haven't stopped thinking about this @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#22 "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path." I haven't stopped thinking about this @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee since I read it. I have always referred to Viktor Frankl's quote, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." Your quote, Dr. Ali, branches out in a way that deserves attention. Thank you. Close22/03/2017 #30 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 You open many of discussions my dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I keep saying the more we know, the more wwe find how much more we need to know. The human body is the least understood system. If I write a review on what foods were claimed medically to be harmful and then reverse of finding I shall be myself surprised. The gut-brain relationship is another exemplary example of what I mean. Emotions, stress and relaxation who can claim how they change our body chemistry. The brain which has hundred of thousand of molecules we only about 300 of them. We make new tools to probe the human body only to be more bewildered by its complexity. I am afraid the children of our children will find that they need to pass the same message to their grandchildren. WE are living systems with many hidden secrets for us to uncover. We complicate things further by what you wrote elegantly "Our way of life, our education, our social associations are all that of primitive beings no matter how advanced our knowledge is - we are products of a marketed, conditioned and ignorantly bounded beliefs, each living in siloed boundaries". We need to clean our pocket of thinking.22/03/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#23 We engage in lifestyle activities that first damage the microbes that were instrumental to the creation of life and then our life choices empower the harmful microbes that are alien to human wellness.
It is only in recent years that the medical community has been forced to come out of its individual silo's and connect brain and gut health, because of a few whole system minded health professionals have began pointing out a relationship between gut microbes and the brain. Even today the world of medicine has an inadequate understanding of the gut-brain relationship. http://www.nature.com/news/the-tantalizing-links-between-gut-microbes-and-the-brain-1.18557
Once we know that to be human is to be a living system, we change our relationship from a social and tribal one to an intelligent and integrated one. Our children's children will come to know that world - and recognize us as the primitives we really are - the one's that at least have began finding our way out of the industrial and medieval caves. Our way of life, our education, our social associations are all that of primitive beings no matter how advanced our knowledge is - we are products of a marketed, conditioned and ignorantly bounded beliefs, each living in siloed boundaries.
We think out of our own pockets instead of creating pockets of humanity - a humanity that understands our partner organisms within us that make us whole. What is the single biggest problem with healthcare in the United States but pockets full of money - not pockets of humanity connecting with other pockets of humanity.
- Producer08/03/2017Breakthrough WomenThis buzz - Breakthrough Women - is to celebrate women in business and raise the visibility of women succeeding in business and/or in personal life. Some of our queen bees - writing in english - that came to my mind todayKatyan...
Comments10/03/2017 #39 Ivette K. Caballero@Javier 🐝 beBee Bravo! This is an fabulous way to show that beBee acknowledges their members for the personal value they bring to the platform, not based on an algorithm or a transaction. I am glad beBee's leadership is people-centric. Thanks a million beBee for including in this list of amazing women. Long live beBee! Javier, I am including this LI link since most of us responded there: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6245337094852481024/09/03/2017 #34 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝@Sara JacoboviciCongratulations to all the Queens in the hive ! and to celebrate here is a quote (that I personally agree) “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been” William Golding @Katyan Deb 🐝 Helfrich Sandra 🐝 Smith Mamen 🐝 Delgado 🐝 Fatima Williams @Candice Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Joyce Bowen @Claire Cardwell Sara Jacobovici @Ivette @Emilia @Christine @Susan @Gloria Ochoa Aleta Curry and many others ...09/03/2017 #33 Aleta CurryWow! I don't often make lists, but when I make a list, I REALLY make a list!
I am honoured and really rather awed to be spoken of in the same breath as these exceptional women, especially on International Women's Day!
Of course, I'm just one among many, many fabulous women here, but I'll take it!
Thank you, Javier!
Vamos!09/03/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a nice surprise @Javier 🐝 beBee! I feel honored to be mentioned with all these lovely women. I'm also glad I've gotten to know so many, much respect! Great photo of the women who work for beBee (with those of you at beBee), everyone always looks so happy and I'm going to guess they are! I'd like to mention @Pamela 🐝 Williams who I've gotten to know very well. We knew each other on linkedin but I don't think we would have ever connected beyond virtual if we didn't have the chance to get to know each other so much better on beBee! Pam has a heart of gold, humor that is contagious and she's full of ideas. I feel like I met someone I've known for years.09/03/2017 #30 Ivette K. CaballeroThis is amazing! Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee for adding me to this list of wonderful women. I feel very fortunate to have joined beBee and having the opportunity to get to know many happy bees. I admire you @Javier 🐝 beBee for taking the time to genuinely appreciate the value that we all bring to this platform. I also admire you for showing your human side. Stay the same and you will definitely reap the rewards. Keep the heart of beBee beating through your people-centric leadership style.09/03/2017 #27 David B. GrinbergWow, Javier, that's most certainly an admirable and impressive group of women on beBee. Frankly, I don't know where beBee would be without them? Kudos to all of those mentioned above, as well as to those noted in the comment section below. Each one of these female bees is unique in their own special way and helps add value to, and greatly enhance, the overall user experience platform-wide on a regular basis.
Again, where would beBee be without them? I shudder to think.
Bravo to all of these absolutely amazing women who make beBee the place to BEE in today's social media space....applause, applause, applause!08/03/2017 #25 AnonymousSo many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreSo many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier 🐝 beBee. Love and hugs to ALL our #QueenBeezzzzzz! Close08/03/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 wow honored to read that, thank you @Tausif Mundrawala
- Producer05/03/2017The Dance of ComplexityWe are mostly dancing bodies. The water in our bodies dances. We may see the calm surface of water, but researchers using have shown how water molecules dance. Molecules in our bodies dance too. A new method which uses tightly confined...
Comments06/03/2017 #20 Tausif MundrawalaInitially, while going through the buzz I thought that it would be about a theory of molecules which dances to different tunes and the disturbance in such an activity will lead to cancer. But later on I realized that it's more than what I thought leading to a domino effect. People may think that theories are meant only to be a part of academics but it's applicable in life as well. You have well presented this buzz. One thing sets you apart is that you buzzes stimulate thinking to an extent where one feels a need to reflect on the topic selected.06/03/2017 #19 Aaron SkogenThis! "We need to think and imagine the future and how it may look like to prepare for it now. We need then to take small steps at a time so that the system doesn't swing violently and may cause earthquakes' to occur." We are all dancing the tightrope @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Another great metaphoric illustration my friend.06/03/2017 #18 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#17 @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA- my friend, your extracts of the lines of the buzz says a lot about you and your varied and rich experiences. Yes picked the line that are the highlight of the buzz and your examples are spot on such as that of Ford. yes, we need to prepare our future and prepare for them.06/03/2017 #17 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAAs usual, Ali, your post is spot on and points to the one important factor new businesses must consider. In todays competitive world ""We need to think and imagine the future and how it may look like to prepare for it now." Since the world is far different for us, now, than for businesses having started up even a decade ago, there is so much more to take into consideration when starting up and/or making changes. The environment should be, as you suggest, at the top of your list. Also, businesses can start up and quickly become global entities. And must take into consideration how business is handled in countries in which they plan to establish themselves. For example, companies like Ford, Oracle and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. and sending workers to school to learn the language spoken in countries where they will be relocating. Your statement "The increasing interconnections of global business means that that the emerging complexity of the global business will have more vitality, but also greater risks to the rippling effect that may cascade to many sectors of the business domain" is also spot on. And, as you suggest, important to bear in mind when starting up, expanding and making unique changes to your business. Those simple changes may slowly, and inexorably, affect dozens of other thriving companies negatively.06/03/2017 #13 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#10 I greatly appreciate your comment @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. Yes, you read my intentions. I plan to go on with writing few buzzes on "I hope you can cover the rhythm of each dance to explore how we disturb it". This isn't an easy task as you know, but is well worth the effort. I greatly liked your quote of Maya Angelou and other examples of dancing such as dancing stars. At least, you made me dance with joy with your musical comment.06/03/2017 #11 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeAnother wonderful post making meaning from science and relating this to human and global business behaviour. I can see you dancing @Ali Anani with your family, your community, and the people in your business. Never stop dancing. "The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie." - Agnes de Mille06/03/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ”― Maya Angelou
"As stars dangle and jangle
waltzing across the celestial dome
a rhythmic concerto" *
* a Haiku I wrote addressing a blogging event.
@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ”― Maya Angelou
"As stars dangle and jangle
waltzing across the celestial dome
a rhythmic concerto" *
* a Haiku I wrote addressing a blogging event.
@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I hope you can cover the rhythm of each dance to explore how we disturb it, as stated in your comment #4 in your wonderous Ali, style.
My queries are does everything dance in unison until interrupted by mankind or an event not expected at the time it occurs? I wonder if the 9.1 magnitude earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that followed was due to an interruption in the rhythm in the universe.
Thank you for sharing you intriguing post. Close05/03/2017 #4 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#2 You are absolutely right @Sara Jacobovici in suggesting to study the rhythm. I hesitated so much before publishing to gauge the reaction of readers. I plan to extend the ideas here by providing examples of dancing and including waggling by bees. From there I plan to cover the rhythm of each dance to explore how we disturb it. I then plan to proceed to the stock markets, global warming to give practical examples on all above. I wasn't sure what the reaction of readers would be. Few minutes ago @Xavier Tholey commented on the shared buzz by @Milos Djukic by saying "I simply love it , my best read this year ))". Such comments fill me now with a burning desire to finish the planned buzzes. SOrry dear Sara, but I wanted to share with you my real feelings.
- Producer21/02/2017Moments Of Impact"Once you realize the power of focused human effort coalesced by writing or conversation, you will learn that being a person in charge of your life is the best gift you can give to everyone and everything you care about." Deb HelfrichWriting has...
Comments04/03/2017 #30 Joel Anderson@Cyndi wilkins as I watched the video with you and Deb Lange and your talking of saying what needs to be said , doing what needs to be done and seizing the moment it made me think of the Dead Poets Society. For a musical version https://youtu.be/G2e_M06YDyY?t=5 and then a poignant clip that underscores the essence of Carpe Diem: https://youtu.be/vi0Lbjs5ECI?t=5 . Thanks for sharing the video and the impactful insights.03/03/2017 #28 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Cyndi wilkins - for me as a writer and recent new publisher to find out how my book landed in your hands and had such an impact has been amazing! I wanted people to find buddies, to do the exercises, etc etc and you and @debhelfrich have done me just st that and what has come out of that for you both is beautiful! Keep on embracing and loving every part of you - you are both beautiful people!03/03/2017 #27 Cyndi wilkins#25 What else can I say @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht....Other than you have also been an integral part of this journey as well...Perhaps more behind the scenes so to speak, but rest assured your influence reverberates all throughout this entire process...So glad to have you aboard;-)03/03/2017 #26 Cyndi wilkins#24 Thank you @Joel Anderson...If you haven't already, you might want to take a peek at the session I filmed with Deb Lange...The youtube link is below on my comment #13...I share a bit of insight into my last days with my dad...I know you and I have discovered that "kindred connection" just recently, but it strikes a deep chord on a universal level for everyone...We are all headed to the same place...Some paths we share, on others we separate...but we will always cross paths again;-)03/03/2017 #25 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.You offer the impetus to actually integrate a plan of action for reconciling conflicts. Very inspiring! It takes more than contemplation to resolve fear-driven emotions, such as anger, which both separate us from others and within ourselves. And to remind us that being filled with child-like trust, wonder and non-conditional regard for one another is insight into your own enlightenment. Thank you @Cyndi wilkins and @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! I appreciate sincerity, authenticity, vulnerability and emotional presence. Nicely done!02/03/2017 #22 Cyndi wilkins#20 #21 Thank you so very kindly @debasish majumderand @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman...This is most certainly one of the "Moments Of Impact"....when everything seems to be happening in sync ...It is one of those synergies that we hear of from @Milos Djukic in his many brilliant posts...acting on the current in the "Moment." The only way to do that is via participation in active conversation. Moving beyond the "Read."24/02/2017 #18 Cyndi wilkins#10 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit...Now that I have given your eloquent comment it's very own space in my heart...I will attempt to convey the message I am feeling so profoundly in this "Moment of Impact." Let me be a bringer light into the darkest corners of my being...Let me trust that this light is to be shared among the others who are willing and able to accept it. It is a very powerful position you hold when you love yourself and those around you as a means of bringing more light into a very dark world...When you connect with the heart of others, you connect with spirit and ALL THERE IS to guide us through especially turbulent times...Whatever that may mean for the individual, know that what connects us is the truth of existence...It is the tapestry that feeds our intuitive fire and you must learn to trust...It is more reliable than any information you receive in your "external" environment...That is not denial or ignorance...THAT is emotional honesty in it's purest expression...THAT is self-awareness...THAT is truth...THAT is LOVE.....23/02/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins#14 I concur this comment from City VP has left me in a state of "breathlessness" ...I shall have to percolate on my response here as I must first process that "lump" in my throat again.....Thank you for your kind support @Sara Jacobovici View more#14 I concur this comment from City VP has left me in a state of "breathlessness" ...I shall have to percolate on my response here as I must first process that "lump" in my throat again.....Thank you for your kind support @Sara Jacobovici.... Close
- Producer23/02/2017Seven Natural Wonders of TimeI am drawn to heights and places where time surrounds me. Spaces where time stretches away and spots where distant history rushes towards you. Places which serve as beacon of the power and grandiosity of nature. A place to appreciate the speck of...
Comments24/02/2017 #31 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWonderful images with a touching description. Beauty of nature never ceases to amaze us. @Gert Scholtz Your buzz tells me how well you connect with nature and appreciate it's beauty and the contribution it makes to each one of us.
A must visit all these magnificent places.
I Imagined travelling two billion years in the seven natural wonders of time.
Thank you for the journey into the beauty that surrounds you.24/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 you are welcome, all on my bucket list - let me first complete my business management course for startups then i take off @Gert Scholtz24/02/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Jerry Fletcher I hope that you will someday have the chance to experience the reality of the pictures and images. Many thanks for your encouraging comments.24/02/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Love this one from Gert Scholtz!24/02/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Well-being for our heart and soul @Gert Scholtz, each day a cup of inspiring beauty in words and images, I say yes to that! Thank you.24/02/2017 #17 VDS BrinkGert! What a wonderfull story about wonders of our country! The beauty is that you barely touched the surface. Please do a followup on the next seven wonders: The hollow caves in the Eastern Free State while the sun sets. The Richtersveld what no words will ever describe. The Tankwa Karoo where time stands still, the Wild Coast, the world's most beautiful flower show around Gharies and Kamieskroon, the endless horizons of the Highveld and an old lion sleeping away in Kruger while naughty warthogs disturb him!24/02/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz@Savvy Raj @Sara Jacobovici @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I appreciate your friendly words, thank you for reading. South Africa's natural diversity is a world in one country – mountains, forests, desert, tropical coastlines, waterfalls, lakes, the bush, many more. Do visit one day and come and explore even more natural wonders of time within the beauty of the country.24/02/2017 #11 Savvy RajAmazing journey through time and spaces @Gert Scholtz thanks so much for sharing these here. I especially connected with these lines amongst the many here ....The mists, strands and waters fall down in space only to repeat the cycle through the earth’s natural rhythms.
- ProducerRenewed Perception This week I was honored to attend an interesting mindfulness workshop provided by Patrick Poedts. It was a beautiful experience. In every way. Not only because of the gift, expertise and life experience of Patrick to make us feel at ease, and to...
Comments08/03/2017 #40 Laura MikolaitisGreat blog, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Thank you for sharing your experience and for drawing me into mindfulness. I don't believe it is a coincidence that I am reading this today after having mindfulness mentioned to me in the past 24 hours after publishing a poem that I wrote. Your post gave me pause to reflect on how and where my best mindfulness occurs. It's usually on my evening workout where I traverse the terrain for about 2 miles. The fresh air is rejuvenating and freeing simultaneously. It enables me to decompress, destress and find a bit of balance. I definitely notice the difference when it is absent from my routine as my mind is more cluttered and my thoughts more anxious. But I also find my zen in writing and in the uninhibited laughter I experience with my friends and family. I get wanting to "empty" your brain. There have been nights where my mind doesn't turn off and it does cause restlessness. That's when I am slowly learning to pick up a book, read, and relax. It seems to be working and I need to practice it more. Thank you for sharing this and for opening your thoughts to us.28/02/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#38 thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee, my pleasure! Have a great beBee day!27/02/2017 #38 Javier 🐝 beBee@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., thanks so much for sharing your positive experience ! Your buzzes are always much appreciated !26/02/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#36 thank you @Sara Jacobovici I appreciate you. What a beautiful comment, thank you.25/02/2017 #36 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Ken Boddie for bringing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. buzz to my attention. I appreciate your writing about your experience Liesbeth and most importantly, about your insight into your learning: "This week I learned how each human being has a story to tell. A touching story that can be so different from what we would expect at first glance." A true call to action to be mindful and open to each individual being as unique as their story, one that we need to wait to hear first, before we make up our own about them.25/02/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 @David B. Grinberg, thank you for your comments and question. Belgium is my home country, it is a great place with wonderful regions and people, good points and less attractive ones, as everywhere. What currently keeps me here, is my close family. On the other hand as I spend 9 years abroad a part of me would love to continue my career in an English speaking environment. The future is in the making.25/02/2017 #34 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#23 Queen bee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams love your contribution - a beautiful present - thank you.25/02/2017 #33 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 @Kevin Baker your comments are always a pleasure to read. Deep and wise. Thank you.25/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#29 helpful comments @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, we recognise this, it is good to share our experiences and viewpoints.25/02/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a lovely blog @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I think it's cool that you were able to attend a seminar on mindfulness. I think for myself, mindfulness comes to me in different forms. Music takes my mind on a journey that is hard to describe, the scents of the woods after the rain, flower gardens, and I can't leave out my photography. Photography takes me away from all of life's stressors and it brings to life different senses when I upload, view and many times edit. As for people, I have to say I really try to keep in mind that everyone has struggles we don't know about. I find it's easier for some to share their struggles and for others- it may be way too painful or they are just that private. I try to remember that say the clerk who is waiting on me in a store and might be cranky towards me really isn't angry with me, maybe someone ahead of me gave her a hard time, maybe she has a sick loved one at home she's worried about and on the list could go. When someone is mean to me (if it's not too crude lol) I honestly try hard to say something nice to them and people would be surprised how many people seem to smile after they realize others do care. It's great to be mindful of others too. Thanks for tagging me @Ken Boddie!25/02/2017 #28 Preston 🐝 Vander VenThanks @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. I am glad you enjoyed my view.24/02/2017 #23 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsLet's take off and renew our perception. What a lovely buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
The experiences you share are very interesting. Awakening our senses to connect with our thoughts is an art everyone needs to master. When our senses are fully awake ! Perception renewed!24/02/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Praveen Raj Gullepalli, that is very insightful, very well elaborated, thank you!24/02/2017 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli@Ken Boddie thanks for the tag. Now I need to get a cat outta the bag;) I have had my share of silence, i must now exercise some poetic licence;)
Allow me a few words on awareness and mindfulness. Awareness is the door, for perception to receive its guests - the sensations, courtesy the senses. Meditation is the stilling of the senses - in a neutral, quiet environment, that automatically clears the mind of its thoughts. You are then aware of only being aware. An emptied / empty mind is a great medium, primed for the highest perception the moment our senses are deployed through acts of intense concentration. Concentration is often done to visualise something when it is not accompanied by physical action. When you visualise with the greatest of clarity and detail, you create. You enable the thought to become a thing. You materialise that into your life in just a matter of some time. But then again, going back, Awareness is always the first condition. The more aware / mindful you are, the higher the quality of meditation or concentration, and the greater the success. ;)
- Producer18/02/2017MOON, AN AMAZING MONIKER!Looking at a crescent Moon The beauty nature portray is an amazing boon Uniquely it appears to our vision Deflect us from our mission Moon, you are not our ultimate destination! The way it glows Gives us a strong blow...
Comments21/02/2017 #16 Lada 🏡 PrkicYou are a true poet, and poets are definitely cut from a different cloth, dear Debasish.
While I was writing this comment I watched the moon through the window, looking for inspiration. Although a worshiper of its beauty, I am not a poet and don't have this special ability to express feelings through poetry like you. But I can understand the feelings beneath the verses. Thank you for putting down on paper those emotions and showing us your wonderful gift.
- Producer16/02/2017Fireside Chats: MilestonesDid you know that February is Spunky Old Broads month? I hadn't until two years ago when a friend -- Claire LeSage -- told me about it. I wrote a post on it -- Spunky Old Broads -- but that one wasn't about aging. This one is, and it's on my mind...
Comments19/02/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks#11 Thanks so much for the kind words, @Gloria Ochoa! Yes, in the last few years she has been sharing stories -- no Alzheimer's or dementia -- and it's fun to remember.
And like you, 30 was my dreaded milestone, although many, many years before you. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment here!18/02/2017 #11 AnonymousHappy 100 Bday to your mom!!! I bet she has stories we all would love!!! (Wish I had, had the foresight to ask my grandparents for their stories). 30 was my dreaded milestone and what spurred me into life long learning and student loans that just wont go away! hee hee. The only one in my circle and family to take nerd and geek it out. LOL
Proud to be a Spunky Old Broad (in my own mind anyway! LOL) Great post Susan!!18/02/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanAww, I love this post, @Susan 🐝 Rooks. I remember turning 16 - sweet sixteen wasn't me, though. I didn't get into trouble but I was a bratty had to be in the "in-crowd" teenager. Turning 30 was major for me. I got a divorce, had surgery and my father passed away when I was in the hospital. Two years later, I moved to South Florida. After that, I had many life changing events but I managed to keep moving forward. Happy 100th Birthday Marcia Rooks!16/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici"Happy 100th birthday, Marcia Rooks!" And many more!!! Great post @Susan 🐝 Rooks. I appreciate your sentiments and insights. I also agree with the following: "All of those milestones make us who we are today. Each set us on a path we couldn't have seen clearly then, even if we had mapped it out, debated the pros and cons of action plans,or created a timeline of dates for accomplishments." Onward and upward!
WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion and Drive)~ 100 buzzes
Sara Jacobovici- "Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world."
Fatima Williams - “…we don't need to be an expert at something to make a change or do something different. All we need is the passion and drive to do something different .”
Ali Anani - "WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion, and Drive) is the main factor of succeeding in whatever we do."
Ali Anani "Handle your WPD with care…it is fragile unless your self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contamination by negative emotions.", which his statement is the purpose of this hive. We welcome your contributions pertaining to the complexity of emotions.
Fatima Williams - “…we don't need to be an expert at something to make a change or do something different. All we need is the passion and drive to do something different .”
Ali Anani - "WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion, and Drive) is the main factor of succeeding in whatever we do."
Ali Anani "Handle your WPD with care…it is fragile unless your self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contamination by negative emotions.", which his statement is the purpose of this hive. We welcome your contributions pertaining to the complexity of emotions.