Creative Reflections

Creative Reflections

One of my definitions of creativity is turning negative to positive. Based on my personal experiences I know this is both challenging and true. One example is my dealing with a complaint that the City (Newspaper) is for free. Readers objected that their city was offered for free. My solution was adding this The City is for free; it is too dear to be sold. That was magical not in only solving the problem, but also in greatly enhancing the readership of the newspaper.

Joanne Swecker did the same in her comment on my buzz "ideas transferring". She brilliantly wrote "Many thoughts come to mind such as, power verses force, light verses darkness. To become more conscious is the greatest gift one can give to the world as it comes back to its source...a ripple effect. Much is said about light and is many layers and effects, but have we taken notice of the mystery of darkness? Light comes and it goes, whereas darkness always is, it is not an effect like light and seems not to need any fuel. Close your eyes and darkness is always there, blow out a candle, darkness is there. Darkness cannot be seen in the light, light blocks our vision. Is not light caused by something, dependent on something, a source to fuel it? Darkness is silence, we feel our aloneness, in light we are busy, we see everyone, and we appear separate".

We use dark materials as cork in a test tube to trap air and heat it by light. The cork absorbs the light and in turn heats the trapped air. This makes the hot air produce sounds. Like bats use sounds for echolocation, we use sound for testing the quality of cork or any other dark material. Darkness is our light to study opaque materials.

Creative Reflections

As Joanne mentioned in her comment light might even block our vision. Just driving in the glaring sun will show how true this can be. I may add here that the reflections we get might be very dependent on the type of mirror we use. Is it flat, concave, convex, painted, or double mirror? It could be even a sound mirror reflecting sound rather than light. You have heard sound singing because of tiny spherical silica sand with sized-gratings enough to reflect sound and make it sing.


I asked if metaphors are mirrors (without specifying what mirror I am talking about). Brilliantly, Sara Jacobovici responded by saying metaphors are more like kaleidoscopes. That sent my mind to opal which is viewed as a structure of microspheres with enough grating to cause brilliant display of kaleidoscopic colors mirrors. Are our minds opal-like with closely paled arrays of millions of spherical particles of amorphous silica stacked in a three dimensional grating? Yes, in this case our minds are millions of kaleidoscopes as Sara suggested. Certain opals display different colors when viewed from different directions, or when the stone is turned, or when the light source is moved. This shows the importance of seeing issues from different angles, perspectives and light sources so that light may not throw us in the darkness of false assumption. Here is a paradox that Sara Jacobovici would enjoy.

Creative Reflections

I wonder if our minds are also like many water drops on leaves with each water drop acting as a mirror. Water shall form a sheet or droplets depending on how fatty the leave is. How "fatty" our minds are will determine if they work like a kaleidoscope or as a flat sheet mirror in which watery ideas just flow off.

Creative Reflections

Savvy Raj wrote a buzz on "The Space between the Steps", in which she wrote "Just like the sounds of music in the spaces between the notes, there is dancing in the spaces between the steps. It is only when we become aware of the value of the spaces between the thoughts that we can truly reflect, revel and dance with ease through our lives". Dear Savvy, these are the reflecting and diffracting spaces in the opal-like minds. Your poetry has a solid scientific reasoning.

When we say reflect I do hope that we don't reflect more darkness.
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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
You are very smart dear Mohammed Sultan. I agree with you entirely. You know I am in the Ads business and I wish I could share many examples to support your ideas. Unfortunately, confidentiality prevents me from sharing. One day may be I shall be able to share.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
Dear Mohammed Sultan- thank you for making a relevant comment. I started by showing how turning negative issues into positive ones is a great form of creativity. That said, sometimes this may not be easily realized. In this case I have a question or two. If you visit a dentist seeking teeth whitening- would the dentist proceed should he find a plaque? What use is whitening the teeth if plaque is going to propagate? Or, if you have a weak foundation for a building would you first reinforce the foundation or build a second floor? Building people is not different and I am sure the analogy is clear to you.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
- you wrote "The more we connect and share, the more the kaleidoscope of life is rotated. The more we learn, discuss and share." As simple as this statement might be,; yet it carries powerful meanings.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
Great to read your lovely comment dear Mohammed Sultan. I love what you wrote "When we shed away these out dated beliefs we create more space in our minds for light to come in". This is a crucial point because you explain how to affect the space in our minds. In my previous post on RACE Strategy A stands for avoid. By avoiding what not to do we create extra space as well. Our minds are the huge number of opal mirrors and being in our heads their reflections are internal. I therefore fully agree with your splendid comment.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Dear brother Anees Zaidi- I am too dancing in the darkness of trying to find the light of reality. Yes, you ask and relate different issues and I am wondering like you are. To get my mind away for a short while (breathing space), I decided to write a buzz of a different hue than I have ever done before. Pungent, but Real Stories". I am publishing in few minutes. I wonder some how nature shows us how not only to stop and smell the flowers, but also how to be pungent to survive.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Then wait for your turn soon dear Donna-Luisa Eversley- with your very bright comments, reflections and buzzes we shall add you to the "creative gang". Seriously, it is melting ideas together or reacting them that is my real source of pleasure.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
Your contribution to this buzz is undeniable dear Sara Jacobovici. It is a "buzz me so that I may buzz you" mind game. It is with great anticipation that I await your buzz on the buzz that is sounding in your mind. Thank you and I am equally honored by your mention.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #20

Always an honour to be mentioned in one of your writings Ali Anani. I also appreciate being in good company. You have challenged me again Dr. Ali: "the importance of seeing issues from different angles, perspectives and light sources so that light may not throw us in the darkness of false assumption. " My mind is already "in a buzz".

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
It is the opal in our brains that reflect and diffract Mamen Delgado. It is our internal selves and no matter how hard we may try to "synthesize" a reflection it shall be artificial. Yes, I surely meant the mirrors inside us and I agree with you. It is not may be; it is more assured than this.

Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado

Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado

5 years ago #18

I think a person can just reflect what he or she has inside. We give too much power to the external circumstances, but someone would just reflect what it is already in his/her inner inside. I don't know, sometimes we try to adapt our reaction and reflection to the "standard" reactions but we should try to transcend this judgment and find our pure light and pure silence and even our pure immobility to let the pure action and reaction reveal themselves. Maybe.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Thank you gracefully my dear friend Joanne Swecker. I am happy that the buzz is meaningful to you for it was one of your comments that inspired me with the idea of this buzz. When we swim or dive normally we need to have longer time spans to exhale than to inhale. In between we have the space to reflect on what we experience. Opal is of different grades and your opal mind is of the top quality opal.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Thank you racefully my dear friend Joanne Swecker. I am happy that the buzz is meaningful to you for it was one of your comments that inspired me with the idea of this buzz. When we swim or dive normally we need to have longer time spans to exhale than to inhale. In between we have the space to reflect on what we experience. Opal is of different grades and your opal mind is of the top quality opal.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
True @Randy Keho. In the case mentioned in the buzz the objection was to the name of the newspaper symbolizing the city and given for free. It was the city free and not the newspaper. Thank you for your comment, which allowed me to explain the idea better.

Randy Keho

Randy Keho

5 years ago #14

Paid newspaper subscriptions and single-copy sales are nothing more than a tradition. In the grand scheme of things, they are a "drop in the bucket." Advertising does the heavy lifting. There's really no valid reason to charge readers at all. It's simply tradition.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Imaptiently shall wait for your, as always, insightful feedback my brother Anees Zaidi

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Dear Irene Hackett- I have just commented on your buzz and said you are the oak tree (you and your post) because both you reach heights with firm roots in the ground

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
I have just commented on your buzz and said you are the oak tree (you and your post) because both you reach heights with firm roots in the ground.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Gracias por su comentario y compartir querida Dailis Sanchez

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
gracias interanual fot sus comentarios y compartir querida Dailis Sanchez

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Thank you again dear Savvy Raj- whether I opt to stay on beBee or not shall always be based on the quality of buzzes and exchange of comments. Reading comments is one thing; building on them to explore more is what I am after. Ideas are venues for explorations.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Thank you Savvy Raj and I appreciate your feedback which reflects back on you as you were an essential part of the thinking process of this buzz.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
What to say to your powerful comment dear CityVP Manjit? We are the test tube rather than testing in a test tube? You are the test tube for this buzz. You know how to stretch minds.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #5

#6
The Aha! personally for me from this buzz is that even the greatest scientists can become the test-tube rather than observe the test tube. It is important to become the test tube as an observer but not get lost either in our work or in our way - in this there is fundamental liberation.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Dear CityVP Manjit- what I love always about your comments is the reflection they give that you digested the buzz before commenting on it with fresh ideas. The example you give on how effortlessly we throw ourselves in the darkness are admirable. Yes, the cork and its quality determines the quality of sound we get. Also, the quality of trapped air has also a major role. You know we may detect acetone in the human body by using the breath as a source of air. However; as fully you explained, by using this method we may get inside the cork and study its quality by not limiting our research on its surface quality only. That is why the depth of what you wrote is solid "To uncork our mind is to know the quality of our cork because what flows thereafter is the new default setting - for we have understood the cause and we can clear our minds of either the illogical or the false, and look upon our creative reflections and in the ways they become mirrors of meaning for us and how they effect the default settings of others". I thank you my friend Manjit for your great contribution

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #3

There is many more causes of darkness than there are causes of light and this does not have to be the default setting, but a quick read of what people react to on BeBee shows how quickly light can turn into darkness, whether it is darkness by fear, darkness by certainty, darkness by hurt ego or all the factors of our being that default to darkness. Most times these are events that happen sit outside of our own being. I was shocked last night when I saw the turmoil in Turkey made more alarming by visuals. That is the kind of darkness that encounters our default setting. What added to this is watching this very late in the dark. Once we personally declare that it does not have to be so, that our default setting shifts, a whole new frame of mind awakens and we wonder why we became the cork in a test tube, only noticing the heating of the inner parts of our being, when the quality was actually in the cork. To uncork our mind is to know the quality of our cork because what flows thereafter is the new default setting - for we have understood the cause and we can clear our minds of either the illogical or the false, and look upon our creative reflections and in the ways they become mirrors of meaning for us and how they effect the default settings of others.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Dear debasish majumder- you throw a new idea which is what if the cork was rotating and not fixed to its position. WOW as this is something to ponder on. Thank you for opening a new dimension of thinking.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you my dear Irene Hackett and I am so happy that you got the "spark". You know we talk about the need for reflections and without fully exploring what we mean by them. It could be diffraction more than reflection. Whatever, I thank you for beautifying my day with your thoughtful comment.

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