Flowing Lives

Flowing Lives

We need communications to flow naturally

We need information to keep flowing

We need our lives to keep flowing so that we don’t feel the passage of time as we are completely immersed in the river of life. The broken pieces of our experiences, hearts and memories shall not stop the river from flowing. The words of Javier beBee in his elite buzz How to Achieve the "Flow State" are captivating. Javier wrote “The state of flow, or being in the zone, is a state of peak performance. I feel the truthfulness of these words”. And I found myself asking how would it be possible to keep the flow in our turbulent world? Each one of us has his own river of life. Some life rivers keep flowing while others have very narrow rivers that that the broken selves hinder the free flow of their rivers to the extent that some people commit suicide. 

We all pass through difficult experiences and we tend to view them as negative ones. We charge our lives with negativity. These are unavoidable circumstances, but with creative thinking they could improve the flow of our lives. Is this possible? Yes, and I am offering the concrete metaphor to explain.

The Concrete Metaphor

Concrete is made by mixing aggregates, cement and chemical additives. Many times we find that the flow of concrete isn’t constant and hard to mix, to pour in molds or to pump. Water tends to bring the aggregate particles together and the flow of the product becomes tardy. To overcome this problem we add surfactants that have negative charges. These are equivalent to experiences that we view as negative. Without going into scientific details the aggregate particles become coated with negatively charged. Similar charges repel each other and so the charges on the particles repel each other leading to the separation of the aggregates from each other. The road is cleared now for the free flowing of water leading to flowing concrete.

Creativity is turning our negative attitudes and experiences into free flowing rivers of life.
Ali Anani, PhD

Our lives are not different. We have around us people flowing like rivers. Other people are solid like aggregates. Some people are like cement acting as glue to the aggregates. Other people are the plasticizers the keep the flow. Sometimes the flow is so fast that we need to slow it down. Likewise; some people are retarders for the flow. We need them at certain times. Some people may have different charges, but again they help in dispersing the aggregates in the flowing river to keep the flow and its workability.

We call for the cohesion of teams and the free flow of information. Cohesion refers to the strength to which team members attract each other. The more cohesion, may seem always is better. This is true as long as these cohesions allow for the exchange of information and its free flow. If we end up having aggregates of groups forming then the information might get localized. We need to disaggregate in these cases. Charging the team members with a coating of negative news may separate them so that they may allow for the free flow of information.

I find the quote relevant to our previous and intensive discussions on introverts/extroverts. It also serves very well the purpose of this buzz:


Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life - that we all carry multitudes, so must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough. 
Victoria Erickson


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Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #86

#107
#108 Great team work Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thanks for the help!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#107
Only two minutes ago I found this link which I forwarded to Sara. Thank you . You deserve more

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #84

Sara Jacobovici Can I say thank you to the both of you for being the amazing people you are. Here is the comment #101 we are looking. Sending you both loads of love and asking God's blessing so you continue sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#104
now you made my day dear Sara Jacobovici stay tuned for Monday.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#104
Noy uou macde my day Sara Jacobovici stay tuned

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #81

#103
Dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee on Monday.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#101
Sara Jacobovici- your comment is my Friday gift. It is a precious one. It flows in my blood. I paused reading this segment of your comment "We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. If would read it it could be her choice for her Mondsy buzzes on standalone comments. This is in accordance with our exchange of comments on Sara's last buzz on limitations. You know dear Fatima I don't wish to obstruct the flow of your comment and so I stop here.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #79

"Creativity is turning our negative attitudes and experiences into free flowing rivers of life" - Ali Anani, PhD #FridayRead #StartTheWeekendPositively #BeWaterMyFriend

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #78

Dear Dr Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I've missed interacting on your honey-filled, knowledge drawing buzzes. I quickly read and share but have been holding myself back on commenting because I was craving solitude at the same time craving to interact with everyone. Infact this is exactly what I told myself "Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life - that we all carry multitudes, so must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough.- Victoria Erickson" Be water my friend :) The broken pieces of our experiences, hearts, and memories shall not stop the river from flowing. Like Sara, I kept rereading these lines. We must keep flowing on and not break the flow, cause if we become stagnant then we will not flourish new life and experiences. As we keep flowing we need to leave behind what's not necessary and take will us that which we can treasure for life.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#99
as ykou acknowledge the problem you can deal with it Joyce \ud83d\udc1d Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. Just in small steps and you shall be able to turn negativity to soething great. Just like in a battery couple the negative pole to a positive one and you get the electric current flow. Look for the positive idea when you have a negative one.

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

I am constantly moved by positivity to create. Negativity stifles my flow. I see the value in what you write. I just wish my psyche could embrace it. I'd love to turn negativity into positivity always.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#97
I am always moved by comments dear Sara Jacobovici. Your thoroughness, understanding and elaboration are adorable. Your comment is well-composed that it satonds alone as a buzz. Would you accept my suggestion and use it as a buzz on your series of buzzes Stand Alone Comments? This might sound selfish; it is not as the comment is relevant to all of us.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #74

"We need our lives to keep flowing so that we don’t feel the passage of time as we are completely immersed in the river of life. The broken pieces of our experiences, hearts and memories shall not stop the river from flowing. " It took me a while to read beyond these phrases Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, as I found myself reading them over and over again. Very powerful. Once I read beyond that, I was immersed in the insight you present into the human paradox of striving towards our individuality, yet depending on community. The common denominator is the process you describe that takes place internally, in each individual, and externally, within the group or community in which we find ourselves. To enable a smooth flow, to have everything move well and run properly, we add elements that will clear the impediments. Internally, each element has a role or function. Externally, each person takes on that role or function within the system; group or community. Again you show us that rather than labeling something as negative and trying to eliminate it, it is more beneficial to be aware of each element and use it's properties to work for us rather than against us. And, of course, I must underscore your statement: "Creativity is turning our negative attitudes and experiences into free flowing rivers of life." Thank you Dr. Ali for another great buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#95
that shall be great

Marta 🐝 García Quijada

Marta 🐝 García Quijada

3 years ago #72

#94
I will try to do a translation when I have a little time

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Tha k you so much for commenting Marta \ud83d\udc1d Garc\u00eda Quijada. I believe your buzz was written in Spanish and this prevented me from absorbing it so as to make a fair quote of it. But I shall try next time.

Marta 🐝 García Quijada

Marta 🐝 García Quijada

3 years ago #70

#10
thank you very much Irene \ud83d\udc1d Rodriguez Escolar and Ali.... It' s a pleasure and a honour for me that these wonderful buzzes had been written after reading my buzz about the state of flow 😊

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#91
thank you Yolanda \u00c1vila M\u00e1rquez. To be immersed in the moment is. To be so involved that you feel no distraction. When I am fully immersed in the moment and the telephone rings I don't hear it. It happened. Yes I agree with you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#89
as your comment did exactly my friend . You describe the state of flow very well.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #67

Ah, the stretch of life goes well with upright inspiration that softens one's heart, enlivens soul and brightens brain!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#87
you have a shining spirit Alberto Anaya Arcas. Yes, inspite of allthe stones we keep the flow because we are immersed in what we love and enjoy living. This is possible when we turn our negativity to determination and will. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#85
you are so kind dear Tausif Mundrawala. I look forward to reading your buzz with anticipation

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#78
your experience which I am aware of is highly relevant to the buzz dear Tausif Mundrawala. Yes we need to find ways so that the flow continues in spite of the pebbles. I am sure your experience has many examples how you did this successfully. Please share them in a buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#81
Joanne Gardocki comment you shall realize how important your comment is relevant to my next buzz. Thank you both ladies for expanding the horizon of my next buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#80
you amaze me Joanne Gardocki for this is exactly what I tend to write about in my next buzz. You read me

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#76
successful collaboration requires the easy flow of communication and flow of knowledge-sharing. Social networks have varying structures some of which have gaps or cut offs. This means information flow shall be interrupted. Thank you Joanne Gardocki for making a comment that is truly needed for these discussions.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#74
One word for you Yolanda \u00c1vila M\u00e1rquez- your balanced comments flows like water.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#72
You are a very wise lady dear Savvy Raj. I love the way you highlighted the balance. Sometimes cohesion becomes an obstacle to flow. Circumstances dictate when cohesion is desirable or not. Life is a balance of opposing needs. Between aggregation and disaggregation there is a hidden balance.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#70
I figured out what you intended to say

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #57

Not “Cringe” but “Being”. Auto spelling has a long way to go.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#68
This is a great idea for a buzz "fighting the ebb and flow and when they are seeking new surf boards". Would you consider writing it Harvey Lloyd? I feel the need for it. How can managers and even parents observe if an employee or kidd are seeking a new surf board or if they are fighting the ebb and flow natural phenomena? I hope you would and soon.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #55

Cringe an obeserver of existence and nature it is very clear when folks are fighting the ebb and flow and when they are seeking new surf boards. I attended a wedding over the weekend and it was a beautiful occasion but it was readily apparent the ebb and flow of existence was being fought. Young people with high hopes of impacting, changing things that they can not, from a fight of the flow. From within they could impact great change. From without they will merely realize the defenses of those who already know the game. Yours and Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee posts speak to this very pointed aspect of engagement. Thanks for the reminder of existance this morning.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#65
What a beauty your sharing is dear Harvey Lloyd! Your comment here is fantastic.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#64
Because you have the mentality of a non-stop learner Harvey Lloyd and coupled to accept the challenges learning imposes on us you understand life. You go with nature< The ebb and flow waves on social media may be faster than in other media, but they are always there. Do we keep running away from them? Or, as you very wisely said, we pick up new surf board and gain new skills. Your reference to the comment of CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit is timely for I too find this comment, among many others< so reflective of reality.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #52

Step back and take a few moments today to see the landscape of ebb and flow of people places and things. Find the rhythm and engage.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #51

Many great comments here and #54 CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit lays out the real challenges. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you challenge the reader to inspect the ebb and flow of existance. As much as we would seek nirvana within this ebb and flow, i believe we would be infinitely bored with the eventual arrival. I find that many people fight the ebb and flow as if something is amiss and must be repaired. In other words i may be blocking someone else from nirvana. But as so widsley stated in #54 the ebb and flow of existence is the very meaning of our existence. Sometimes i watch as folks fight the ebb and flow instead of engaging. They grow emotional as waves of different tides from different directions seem to crash their beach. These tides are sent in the hopes we will engage and pursuit wisdom. In social media land we tend to see various tides ebbing and flowing and i do believe this is the challenge. Local communities have a flow that we can engage and over time we can learn to surf and enjoy our existence. Social media poses way to many tides for us to adjust and learn to surf. I am a spectator of the social media waves. I enjoy watching others surf but am very secure in my hometown waves and sometimes pick up a new surf board from friends such as you. When we lack the understanding of what is natural and begin to exact our will to change things to our image, the spiral begins to nowhere. When we embrace and participate to change, empower or serve then we learn to surf within the flow.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#62
thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee for his buzz inspired me to wtite this one. You wrote "Negativity begets negativity". Creativity is turning the familiar into unfamiliar and vice versa. I this case negativity into positivity. I learnt this lesson while doing my PhD research. Negative and failing experiments that were totally different results than those reported in literature brought the feelings of failure till I realized that may be the reported results were wrong. I disaggregated my block of doubts. That was the case that led to one of my best life achievements.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

3 years ago #49

Thanks, Ali, for a nice follow-up to Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee's blogging buzz -- both of which are exceptional reads. I like to remind people that I've never accomplished anything worthwhile in life with a negative attitude or mindset. Negativity begets negativity. The same is true for being positive. We each have free will to choose the best flow for our lives. I say always choose positivity!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#58
some comments flow on their own and your comment belongs to them. Your comment Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador is so clear and freely flowing that I am afraid my reply would sound as a.block to its flow. I fully agree with you and invite readers to its comprehensiveness.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#57
thank you Kevin Baker and I greatly appreciate your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#55
thank you dear Debasish Majumder for sharing your great poem on flow. I have just commented on it on LI. You are a courageous poet to turn science into poetry.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

I love your statement, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee "Creativity is turning our negative attitudes and experiences into free flowing rivers of life." because, if we don't let our negative ideas flow, the likelihood of improving on them becomes more difficult. Stagnant negativity festers and makes the road to recovery tedious and frustrating. Whereas, if the negativity flows, there is a better chance of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. At least it doesn't forever remain in our thoughts with no foreseeable closure. We shouldn't fear the flow of negativity because we experience it, address it, and move on. It's when it doesn't flow we need to be concerned. It settles in and continues to erode the possibilities of resolution.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #44

#37
I appreciate the compliment very much my dear friend Edward Lewellen and whether it was back in the day on LinkedIn or now here at BeBee, I appreciate most the continuity of our collected flow, which includes many that have commented here and commented back in the day when there was no beBee. The beauty of being human is that we are not one river but the sum of many and when the metaphor itself becomes that dynamic, we escape the linearity of the symbol and embrace true humanity.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #43

LIVES FLOW, WHAT A MYSTIC BLOW! Flow makes a mystic glow Certainly it requires energy to blow Fluttering and dancing waves move in fracas Make ripples to flaunt plenty in raucous! Electron, Proton and Neutron Comprising an Atom Though at random it moves It is gravitation which determines its tours! Neutron is a sheer enigma A changeless mass Can cause immense mess in Atom’s nucleus Having potential to manifest a grand panorama! Mystic universe with all intriguing energies From Black Hole to Quasar, what a grand rendition it reveals Motion multiplied thrice than the light’s speed We human on Earth experience by Past, Present and Future in rift Three in one we experience in galore Where forward motion cannot exist without backward motion in Earth’s floor Thus Past propound on Present Spirally we move, removing obstacles to transcend! Continuously our civilization roll on Innovation and disruption creates profuse hyperbole Different waves of varied magnitudes Making numerous hues with lovely platitudes Quality and Quantity plays the major role To make distinction of elements, though harmoniously prevails With an amazing protocol it propel Flow, a unique gift, we enjoy gracefully and marvel!

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #42

#24
Dear Lisa, I am wary of achieving any kind of perfect balance unless my goal in life is to become a tight rope walker, in terms of a river metaphor, we meander our path because that is our unique life pattern. Yet we exist in a mathematically precise world, one where we are given models and formula's to follow and some of us actually walk that tight rope. In the end the destination we flow to is no different to the path of an airplane - the plane waivers and meanders also, sometimes off to one side then to the other, but as it meanders along its life path it still course corrects to its final destination. When it comes tight ropes and perfect balance, it explains a life constantly coming up against stress and challenge and when we are immersed in that kind of existence, we don't have a choice other than not to fall, but even when the stress asks of our existence to be in perfect balance, we do not (and cannot exist) in a state of 100% anxiety - we always have room to fall and enough license not to be hurt or permanently damaged by falling, but if we are learn from the metaphor of the river, we can at least give up the stress of trying to attain perfect balance, because life well lived contains many imperfections - otherwise God would have simply written us into life as an artificial intelligence and then we would live a perfect balance of a robotic program.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#52
your comments on this buzz here and on LI are simply fabulous my friend Joanne Gardocki. I expressed a wish for you in my reply to your comment on LI. I hope one day it shall come true.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
with all honesty I feel you "own" this buzz dear Joanne Gardocki. You are a great commenter as you always add reality and experience whenever you comment. This time though you fly very high

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
Joanne Gardocki- not only you summed up my buzz accurately, but also you enriched it with superb thoughts. In particular your writing "Negative experiences can move us in a different direction and help us get unstuck if we are able to transform the experience into something positive". This is a standalone buzz. So glad to learn from you dear Joanne

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
you are more than welcome.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Iam inflated by your very kind words and sound comment my dear friend Edward Lewellen feels the flow of great feelings.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
your understanding and elaboration on the buzz are truly admirable dear namita sinha. Like we do with concrete slurry to make it creatively reach its true flow state why can't we do the same with our thoughts? We run in the river of life surrounded by blocks of negative thoughts, we face the introduction of weed-like thoughts snd we find us deprivrd of free floe state. We find people blocking our way through the river. How to separate them crestively so that the waters keep their flow creatively like we did with concrete is s question that dederves our attention. Yhank you my friend for giving me the opportunity to explsin more as your comment put me in the flow state.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
your understanding and elaboration on the buzz are truly admirable dear namita sinha. Like we do with concrete slurry to make it creatively reach its true flow state why can't we do the same with our thoughts? We run in the river of life surrounded by blocks of negative thoughts, we face the introduction of weed-like thoughts snd we find us deprivrd of free floe state. We find people blocking our way through the river. How to separate them crestively so that the waters keep their flow creatively like we did with concrete is s question that dederves our attention. Yhank you my friend for giving me the opportunity to explsin more as your comment put me in the flow state.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
your understanding and elaboration on the buzz are truly admirable dear namita sinha. Like we do with concrete slurry to make it creatively reach its true flow state why can't we do the same with our thoughts? We run in the river of life surrounded by blocks of negative thoughts, we face the introduction of weed-like thoughts snd we find us deprivrd of free floe state. We find people blocking our way through the river. How to separate them crestively so that the waters keep their flow creatively like we did with concrete is s question that dederves our attention. Thank you my friend for giving me the opportunity to explain more as your comment put me in the flow state.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
your understanding and elaboration on the buzz are truly admirable dear namita sinha. Like we do with concrete slurry to make it creatively reach its true flow state why can't we do the same with our thoughts? We run in the river of life surrounded by blocks of negative thoughts, we face the introduction of weed-like thoughts snd we find us deprivrd of free flow state. We find people blocking our way through the river. How to separate them crestively so that the waters keep their flow creatively like we did with concrete is s question that dederves our attention. Thank you my friend for giving me the opportunity to explain more as your comment put me in the flow state.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
your understanding and elaboration on the buzz are truly admirable dear namita sinha. Like we do with concrete slurry to make it creatively reach its true flow state why can't we do the same with our thoughts? We run in the river of life surrounded by blocks of negative thoughts, we face the introduction of weed-like thoughts snd we find us deprivrd of free flow state. We find people blocking our way through the river. How to separate them creatively so that the waters keep their flow creatively like we did with concrete is s question that dederves our attention. Thank you my friend for giving me the opportunity to explain more as your comment put me in the flow state.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
your understanding and elaboration on the buzz are truly admirable dear namita sinha Like we do with concrete slurry to make it creatively reach its true flow state why can't we do the same with our thoughts? We run in the river of life surrounded by blocks of negative thoughts, we face the introduction of weed-like thoughts snd we find us deprivrd of free flow state. We find people blocking our way through the river. How to separate them creatively so that the waters keep their flow creatively like we did with concrete is s question that dederves our attention. Thank you my friend for giving me the opportunity to explain more as your comment put me in the flow state.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Are you refering to the concrete metaphor. If so, to be able to make homogeneos and durable concrete the slurry of which it is made must have high flowability. The aggregates mtend to collect together and sink because of weight. We sdd many additives to make concrete of high quality depending on the prevailing environment and quality of slurry. To improve the latter we may need to add chemicals that coat the particles with chemicals that have a charge. Similar charges repel each other leading to the separation of particles and thus creating space for water in the slurry to flow and react with cement to produce the gluing particles. In groups where we hace tendency to isolate we may think of similar approaches so that information may circulate. This is just one example.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
I request you to elaborate more Hector Fong Mendoza. I feel there is much more you can add here.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Cyndi wilkins i love the way you narrated the story of the lady. I felt the exchange of feelings between both of you as if an electric current passed through my body. What we think of as negative may turn out the most positive experience. Great comment my friend

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #27

#27
Very true John...It is in navigating those troubled waters when we realize what we are made of;-)

John Rylance

John Rylance

3 years ago #26

Rather than water under the bridge, more like Bridge over troubled waters. To me the words aptly fit what you are saying. Sail on Cyndi Wilkins. #26

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #25

"We all pass through difficult experiences and we tend to view them as negative ones. We charge our lives with negativity. These are unavoidable circumstances." In difficulty there is opportunity for growth...I wrote in a recent buzz that knowing how something is...is not the same as knowing how something "feels." What we see in the landscape is not necessarily in alignment with our feelings...We move through many experiences when we feel like our heart has stopped beating...these are poignant moments...Emotions can overwhelm, or breathe us back to life. I had such an experience with a client recently when I took time off to care for my father in his last days. This young lady is extremely ill and greatly depends upon regular physical therapy to ease her musculoskeletal pain...Regardless of my having referred her to another therapist, she instead chose to forgo therapy until my return. When I saw her for the first time after my return she was in terrible pain and burst into tears...I felt numb inside after having lost my father...but this moment jolted me back to life...I felt a surge of pain shoot straight through my chest...Like I had been hit with a bolt of lightning. I suddenly awakened to the truth that I needed her as much as she needed me...It was an opportunity for me to realize the impact I had on this young woman's life...and she on mine. The process of recognizing such moments are meant as gifts to keep us moving forward with the flow of life...Everything else is water under the bridge.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Thank you dear Lisa Vanderburg for whenever he comments he opens our minds to new possibilities

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #23

#13
Whoa...had to look up 'Mihaly's Flow' CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit mentioned him. Here's the basics if anyone else wants to see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology) For which I owe you my thanks, Manjit! I can see your point about the dangers of over-submersion; something I have done many times! It's getting that perfect balance in all situation of this 'river' that we cannot predict, but I think the knowing that we can get caught up or overcome is a good reminder to keep our lungs full for buoyancy! Thanks for the heads-up Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
You just saved me writing a synopsis for this buzz for your comment is the one. Thank you and I wonder if you ever would have a writers' block. I hope readers of this buzz would read your short, but very concise buss on this issue. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@proma-nautiyal/the-vicious-cycle-of-can-t-write-can-t-sleep

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #21

I agree with every word you wrote, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. As always, the analogy you drew is an excellent one. Not only do I now understand how cement mixes work but also how the theory can be applied to team cohesion. Free flow of information is important in building trust and gaining loyalty. With trust comes the spirit of a free heart and free mind, which in turn fuels creativity. It is all so beautifully intertwined. Thank you for writing this beautiful and insightful piece.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
In the Blue Ocean Strategy the path of least resistance is to find creative ideas to carry you from the red and bloody ocean to the blue ocean where water is calm. I see as a creative person Irene \ud83d\udc1d Rodriguez Escolar and you are able to come up with creative and simple ideas to take you away from the sharks. Going into direct conflicts is costly in energy. Why not keep energy to do more useful things while enjoying the calm water. There is little resistance because you are ahead of others.

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

3 years ago #19

#11
¿a path of least resistance? Really 😂.I suppose that sometimes it is easier to dig through mother earth, than to follow counter current. My name comes from the Greek, its meaning is Peace. The people do not accept the differences of good degree, and to keep me in Peace is complicated, because I have to make my way so that I do not cancel myself, to let myself be guided by the current, to stop being me, to fight against myself, and I am not a person who hurt, I think different. Waiting to read his thoughts, big Ali Anani.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Thank you dear for your appreciation. You inspired me too with your feedback

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
There is harmonious chaos in your super comment dear Mamen \ud83d\udc1d Delgado. I enjoyed your comment so much because it highlighted the motive to write this buzz. I feel harmonious chaos is a great idea for many buzzes. Like wee see wave fractals in the chaotic stock markets, it is very likely to find them in our lives. I am sure of one thing- your concrete identity is not only flexible, but also creative. Bravo my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
First and before I forget I need to tag Lisa Vanderburg. I like your holistic idea in studying the flow of water in different forms and places. Yes, this allows us to see the whole picture and not just a river. Challenges in lakes are not the same as in oceans, for example. This could be a buzz on its own. I fully agree with you "which is that too much of a good thing can be a really bad thing". It is like over-eating a meal that we enjoy. However; if we exceed our saturation point we shall have pains of indigestion. We need salt in our sweet waters.

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

3 years ago #15

My dear Professor, this flowing Producer and the Concrete Metaphor bring to my mind our time ago conversations about what I call "harmonious chaos". I presume we all have inside all this characters you define quite accurately: "We have around us people flowing like rivers. Other people are solid like aggregates. Some people are like cement acting as glue to the aggregates. Other people are the plasticizers the keep the flow. Sometimes the flow is so fast that we need to slow it down. Likewise; some people are retarders for the flow. We need them at certain times." I feel our concrete identity is flexible and adaptable to the situations around us, there are still many internal edges to be discovered.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
When I mentioned in the buzz turbulent lives I was thinking of hurricanes as well. Thank you so much for you too expand my imagination with your superb comment. We may create hurricanes because of our own actions or because of the changes in weather. Yes, when we create fast flooding waters we should exercise before then the need to apply control. In managing organizations management should also tune to this point. Thank you John Rylance for you too spurred my mind.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #13

#6
I have already commented on Javier's buzz about Flow linked above in the post and detailed how seminal Mihaly's work on Flow has been to my own life transformation and moreover what motivated the pathways I know use online. What people witness with my application of online learning (and offline learning at my local college) is all about a flow experience. Lisa, your response mirrors the challenges you have encountered in life and that the flow experience sits in context with external challenges and obstacles and your response is one that a lot of people will identify with. At the flow experience level, there is another facet which is equally important, which is that too much of a good thing can be a really bad thing, and that is what really drew me into Mihaly's work, that he was not offering a panacea or a formula for living, but an empirically researched book, which also outlined the dangers of the flow experience. There are dangers with extreme sports or becoming absolutely obsessed with a particular activity, there is the entire world of addictions through flow experiences. That part of the book provided me a holistic view of flow and in that regard the entire water cycle from streams, to rivers, to oceans, to clouds, to rain and new streams is how I now look at the flow experience and not simply either to "be like water" or a particular metaphor of water that pertains to challenge. Equally too much of a good thing is also an interesting problem !!!

John Rylance

John Rylance

3 years ago #12

I read this and am swept along with the water imagery and Victoria's be water. Then I pause midflow and picture what water has done recently in conjunction with the wind and rain. Yes it can be flowing soft serene, but not always subtly powerful. Water cannot only help us, it can destroy us. Tides turn, we don't always know what the result might be. Free flowing rivers need an element of control from us hence locks weirs barrages and other checks and balances. Thank you Ali for spurring me to think on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Such a rich comment dear Irene \ud83d\udc1d Rodriguez Escolar. You are scolar as your surname inspires. You say that you look for a new path- a path of least resistance. You are smart because this way you save your energy for better things. Thank you for the linkages and to the Spanish one in particular. I shall read them with interest. You throw many new ideas and I am "chewing" them. Water, salty water, freezing water, boiling water, water solutions and many more are crossing my mind. Water adapts to changes by changing its form and characteristics. I shall share soon what ideas come to my mind. You are a source of great inspiration my friend.

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

3 years ago #10

Dear Ali Anani. I now see why other bees regard you as inspiration. In my first article read from you, I have been able to feel that inspiration. Javier's article is based on and inspired by this one . https://www.bebee.com/producer/@marta-garcia-quijada/estado-de-flow. Mister Alani, the commentary on water Victoria Erickson "Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough. Is similary as @Julio Angel \ud83d\udc1dLopez Lopez in his comment 49 he shows us this link. https://youtu.be/4NGXAgRXkAo is not it magnificent as he has flowed state of flow? My contribution is this: far from continuing to tire of removing the obstacles that allow me to flow, I try to be like the meanderings of the rivers, to create a new way perhaps in the solitude that you and other bees make mention of, even if my loneliness is self-imposed so that they do not hurt me, to inspire myself and to have at my side those who bring me, and to flow.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Your imagination and poetic descriptions are truly stunning dear Lisa Vanderburg. You introduce a great idea on what flows in the waters of our lives. All I can say being still puzzled by the depth of your comment is that you nourished the waters of this buzz. Not all waters are the same. We have 70% water running in our bodies, but it is the ingredients (thought), feelings and attitudes that govern the quality of these running waters. Negative thoughts become like harmful weeds that grow fast and block the running waters, or they block the flow. Here is the link to the buzz- either we turn these weeds into something helpful or we poison our bodies. Negative thoughts are the negative molecules that may separate the pebbles in water or they become the stumbling blocks stooping water and poisoning it. I wish CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit would comment on your great comment.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #8

Tausif Mundrawala

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #7

And Cyndi wilkins

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #6

Can't help myself...just popped up, I swear! Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee; I should be packing! This so resonates; like a sonar, reverberating back and forth as the unseen maps. I think of a stream; what gets caught in the weeds? Sticks, leaves and trash. The first two will either break away of nourish the water and life as they decompose, the last suffocates. Out 'flow' hits snags, gets caught up in whirlpools or flotsam. Whether pulled in a vortex or beaten up by rapids, we mainly overcome and LEARN from it on what to avoid or measures we can take to at least limit the damage without costing our freedom! An excellent buzz - so happy it showed up! Need Harvey Lloyd

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Turn your comment into a poem my dear poet and philosopher Debasish Majumder. Yes, you are right. I wanted to keep the scientific content to a minimum. We achieve some uniformity in concrete by using air-entraining agents around which micelles of aggregate form almost uniformly. Sometimes a small addition creates this desired uniformity of flow.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #4

lovely buzz sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i guess,cohesion requires the inclination to be attracted each other and the alignment primarily depends on matching of wave lengths. flow will eventually proceed along with tide and ebb both, making it an eventful journey. now the ingredients, both have to possess, enabling for cohesion. law of attraction thus emerge where magnetism makes an intriguing role, keeping the alignment intact. bi-polar world we are living and it is inevitable to have different cohesion and different flow with varied magnitude, where i guess, uniformity is a distant goal. however, lovely buzz sir. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Exactly as your comments flow Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee. Thank you for the inspiration to write this buzz.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #2

Thanks Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ! I agree. We all pass through difficult experiences and we tend to view them as negative ones, but we should view them as a way to strenght our life. These are unavoidable circumstances, but with creative thinking they could improve the flow of our lives. Yes. It is possible. Yes. Let's flow. We need to keep on flowing...

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Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee- you are quoted in this buzz

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