From Winnie-the-Pooh to Nietzsche
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I cannot express the feelings I have been going through since I found my name on the new ambassadors list and the response I am receiving from you to my having to decline. I feel fortunate that I have come to be part of this community. Please accept this buzz as a thank you note to all of you.
Bees and the honey they produce are part of every aspect of our lives. I offer this link for the physical health properties and these quotes for the metaphorical link to our exchanges on beBee.
“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
The word anticipation is often used in connection with this quote. What I suggest is that, whatever you wish to call it, take that moment before you read a buzz or a share. It will be a better you that is taking in that honey.
“I dreamt -- marvellous error! -- that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.”
― Antonio Machado
We come into these exchanges on beBee with experiences we, or others, have referred to as failures. In our exchanges, we can learn from each other’s experiences and see that we can reconstruct those failures into “liquid gold”.
“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”
― Henry David Thoreau
The potential of the connections we make with others on beBee is that each connection can be a source of illumination.
“What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe. It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
We are no longer living in the duality of mind and body. We are integrated beings. The honey we consume from external sources has a direct influence on our physical and psychological health. beBee is a potential source for our consumption of quality honey.