Branches of Wisdom

Branches of Wisdom


My exchange of comments lately with the thoughtful Tricia Mitchell led to the writing of this buzz. Tricia wrote "DearestΒ @AliΒ  Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you are too kind. I have greater breadth than depth, where my knowledge is concerned (as a former interpreter, I learned to become Jack of all trades, master of a few!); I've also been fortunate to learn from others who were/are further along their healing journey that I was/am.

I responded to Tricia by writing "You bring to my mind a new idea- if we grow like trees then we keep branching out meaning no matter what we keep moving into new subjects of learning. You are doing the right things my friend. I am considering expanding this response into a buzz".

If we grow like trees grow then we need to branch out. The more subjects of interest we move into, the more the tree shall produce branches. Even if we decide to cut off an old branch of interest it may never grow again the way it was. However; the branch may leave behind a bud which might sprout and eventually lead to the formation of new brands. It isn't only we can't kill a mocking bird, but also a "mocking branch".

To grow trees need to have good roots. A tree shall only die if it roots stop functioning. Plants store their extra sugars in the roots as a source of energy when photosynthesis isn't performed. Cutting a tree branch doesn't deplete the tree of energy and it therefore survives. The roots get nutrients and water from the soil and these nutrients flow with water to the other parts of the tree. We too need to have "roots" of knowledge" in which we may store our surplus energies and to be able o flow "nutrients of knowledge" to the other parts of our tree of growth. We need different nutrients (knowledge) to grow healthily. To focus on one area is like giving one type of nutrients to a tree and this isn't healthy, the least to say.

Trees keep growing in height and then start to grow to increase their widths. This is the time for a general practitioner to become a specialist. I believe this is the strategy of beBee platform. We are exposed to different nutrients (hives) from which we may grow and produce different branches of knowledge. We may constantly grow new branches. The old branches of knowledge may seem dead; in fact they give us the structure to hold our growth. What we leave behind might be the support needed to keep growing and branching.

We need to have roots deep in the soil of knowledge to grow in different directions. Only when we have reached certain heights we may broaden our knowledge in a selected area.



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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
You do keep your mind open and curious Yogesh Sukal

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
Fantastic video dearest Tricia Mitchell, We need to be consistent with our communications with living bodies no matter what they are. This is a very eloquent comment Tricia and is worthy of a buzz from you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
Your story of the fearful woman is hugely relevant and interesting dear Tricia Mitchell. Please tag me when you publish

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
And I am waiting for the fruits of your budding blossoming my dear

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #35

We need to have roots deep in the soil of knowledge to grow in different directions. Beautifully said Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I cannot wait to share the different directions I am on right now! It's a new budding branch I think.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
surely you are a born poet dear Tausif Mundrawala. Yes we make false assumptions. It is onlt recently that science found the intricate relatioship between trees and fungi. Who knows if there is a hidden relationship between weeds and trees. Love the clarity with which you express yourself.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
grearpoint and fear does indeed paralyze options. Fear limits our choices and people to know how to have brave hearts

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
so both you dear Lisa Vanderburg. Well deserves Manjit

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
you are welcome dear @Debasish and I welcome you back. It seems i have to follow you again as your name is not highlighting

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Harvey Lloyd will have a lot to say

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #29

#13
The tree so beautiful that you describe CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit, must be linked to all others. For wisdom without knowledge is impossible, and new saplings need to be fed discernment to know what is and is not, no? Love your trail of thought!

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

4 years ago #28

Great buzz sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #27

#13
What a transformative comment. Thank you for your thoughts and your words. Not meaning to hijack Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePost but to extend the metaphor of the "slime", i would add: If Proverbs 3 offers the end game then Proverbs 2 provides the path. The path being discernment. Wisdom without understanding is merely an encyclopedia. Discernment would imply that we need to see the Slime and discern wisdom and understanding in application of living within humanity. I was struck by your thoughts concerning the dynamic vs binary. If I have discerned correctly the binary would state wisdom is within the parts where dynamic is the trust of the whole tree of life. I believe you have described faith here. Through discernment we can look at the parts and develop a trust in either our own wisdom or grow the trust of understanding the whole, dynamic. Please accept my apologies here if i have taken to much liberty with your comment, @CityVP Manjit

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
thank you dear Sara Jacobovici for sharing the buzz. I know you only when you are engaged to whar you share. Much obliged to you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
A new paradox dear Sara Jacobovici. No wonder being the Queen of Paradoxes. To be rooted and flying. Wow and this is beauty. Thank you for all your support

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #24

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee writes: "We need to have roots deep in the soil of knowledge to grow in different directions. Only when we have reached certain heights we may broaden our knowledge in a selected area."

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #23

Dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I am literally moved by your buzz and the discussion it has inspired. I feel like the rootedness and branching out, paradoxically enables my mind to take flight. Thank you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
I have ben on tis journey trying to figure out. The means of communication, self-organization and collaboration. Each one of them is a world on its own. Trees walk, but wish they could talk to reveal so many of their secrets. Thank you Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your comments are poetic and deep as you are my dear friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Your comment is honorable and motivating . I feel I am full of energy to keep going. Thank you beyond words

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #20

Ali, you make such exemplary comparisons between trees, beBee, branching out and hive, etc. You always shed new light on topics in an ingenious way through astute analysis and important insights, buttressed by clever analogies and metaphors which really drive home the message with extra clarity. Thanks again for another excellent read!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
You have it "chambers of wisdom"

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

4 years ago #18

Ah, worthwhile wisdom to enliven our inward chambers!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Your comment is a buzz and is a joy to read CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit brought this issue to my attention in his comment as well.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Your quote of Aristotle shows that wisdom branches of wisdom stay with us for ages Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. Your comment is well-phrased that I need not add to it. It is a remarkable one. May your sun keep shining.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Yes, and your point is valid Yogesh Sukal. Sometiimes I wonder why your last name is Sukal and not Sugar because of the sweetness of your comment, as always. Sciences don't work in isolation and you are spot on.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Thank you stephan metral \ud83d\udc1d Innovative Brand Ambassador for highlighting the value of beBee. I am here because of the reasons you mentioned in your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Dear Lisa Vanderburg. I thankyou for the purity of your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
"When experience brings darkness we seek the light for inspiration"- if we couple this beauty with that of the comment of Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador we have a sunrise.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #11

The greatest wisdom of a tree is that it is fractal. The greatest single fractal is the tree of life. We are interconnected with all pieces of knowledge. The fractal relationship of a tree is the self-symmetry of the tree, which in turn means if we even represent the smallest branch of the whole, we are built of the strength that every other fractal of the tree that is not us. Tree of knowledge is where we are assessing existence in generalist and specialist terms and this is a binary relationship, whereas mathematically the tree of life is a whole and integrated relationship where abundance and its relationship with infinity creates a very dynamic relationship. Which wisdom then is greater, the present binary relationship or the future dynamic relationship? If beBee forms a dynamic relationship, then it will be a part of a transformation which is wholly new. There will be a new relationship with the future but so long as it is satisfied with low hanging fruit like personal brand, it is the past which is still growing. There are those of us who can smell a new era being in the air and that is a whole new kind of tree which might define a whole new form of life growth for the next four hundred years. Maybe it is more appropriate to call that tree, the Tree of Wisdom, because simply accumulating knowledge does not necessarily infer wisdom. Look at the state of the brutality, maybe it is lessening but it is still there and if it is still there, this is not a wisdom. Check again what Proverbs 3:17-19 says. "Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be".

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

We need to have good roots deep in the soil in order to secure our foundation A secure foundation will aid in our chances of branching out and growing and reaching for our sun. Our sun is always there, however, it is not always visible to our eyes. But the sun can always be visible in our minds if we don't let darkness conceal its glow and sustainability. There can be lessons learned from those times of darkness, and like a cutting a tree branch from a tree, we are not depleted of our strength or our knowledge because there is new growth waiting to be discovered. We have to be willing to search and reach for our sun. "It's during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light"-Aristotle

stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador

We feel lucky to have a growing culture here on beBee of Tolerance and wisdom. Feels great to relax on a terrace with refreshing drink, and read some mindfull articles on your favorite platform. Thumbs up, and Cheers!

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #8

#3
Everything seems to revolve around that 'restraint' or 'freedom', no? I expect a tree will branch every which way it can, depending on the power its leaves need from the sun. But we could also choose to think of that as greed....survival of the fittest & all that. Who's roots are choking who when everyone is looking at the majesty skyward? But no matter what, it's a pure and delightful concept Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...the water's just fine!!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #7

Yes purpose is the outcome of finding your sun. But the sun is the motivation that sustains us and our purpose through the seasons. There is no eclipse of the "sun" only seasons where the "sun" provides more than just branch location. The season of healing from a storm, transitioning weather seasons or navigating a drought. The "sun" is the sustainer of life as we grow, heal and navigate the terrain of life. When experience brings darkness we seek the light for inspiration. When darkness describes our narrative we need light to give us direction, comparison and actionable questions. Our reserve is the constant within the light.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Tricia Mitchell- you are mentioned in this buzz as a source of inspiration.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
I wonder what your sun is Harvey Lloyd. I am trying to respond to this comment, but still my my is searching for the constant "sun". Is it purpose? What to do if the sun eclipses? DUring wintery days- do we need to have reserves and in what form? Yes, you make the journey worthy my friend.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #4

#4
This is the point where my thoughts on human free will reside. We can chose our "sun" and make it a constant. Our human variables sometimes though present us with missed opportunities in branch development. Even though all the natural constants were present. This why i sense we debate do we have free will. Choosing a wise "sun" that is constant gives us the stability to optimize our branch development during the blights, storms and droughts of life. Even trees, in all of their perfection, endure times less than optimal. Humans will need to find that sun if we are to survive our own self endured storms. Your thoughts and posts are a journey of this finding.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Amazing comment as always Harvey Lloyd. I was thinking about the sun element while writing the buzz. What is equivalent t sun in our case? One prime thought that crossed my mind is the feedback such as your comment here. Illumination from minds like yours and when there are no comments of quality I feel the sun isn't there. Tree grow on certain points (meristems) and follow Fibonacci rules when branching. What is equivalent for us? Now, you got me thinking. I have now more thinking to do.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #2

Your thoughts here were captivating as i reduced the greater story to a single point, why did the branch of the tree decide to grow right where it did? Is there some energy or focus that said here is the place for a new branch, or maybe its random. I have always thought that the tree determined branch placement by seeking the sun. Sensing the sun during several days on certain areas of the tree new branches reach in that direction. The sun is a constant, the tree is the variable. Drawing the metaphor over to the human condition. What is our sun? If we, like the tree, are the variable then would not our sun need to be a constant so that we might know where to grow new branches. The proverbial "wheel" discussed in your previous post is when our "sun" becomes a variable too. Now we dont know where to grow branches but we see others growing them and assume they know what they are doing. So we randomly start growing them with hopes they catch the light of day. Determining your sun will not only assist in focused energy to your own branch growth but will also allow for years of life and wisdom development.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you so much Brigette Hyacinth. Your comment is assuring for me.

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