Glowing Hopes

Glowing Hopes

My phone rang. An old friend of mine was crying and requesting me to meet with him urgently. We met and found that he was living totally in darkness. His wife and kids deserted him. He lost his job. His father passed away in a tragic car accident. His business was running low. Miseries piled on him.

Our discussions relieved him a little as he vented out his shock in life. He kept repeating that he was living in total darkness. I found myself asking him if he knew that most marine species live in darkness and they make their own light to serve different purposes. Or, if they fail to produce light they invite other species such as glowing bacteria so that they may see their way through darkness.

I left my friend and the idea of producing own light and what purposes it does so lurking in my mind. There are people who produce light to help others and illuminate their lives. They are the people who may come with glowing ideas by simply mixing two different ideas together to generate ideas of value. They shine their own way in life and wait for nobody to illuminate them.

There are people who illuminate because we stir them to do so. They don’t know their potential and they need stirring, rubbing, fractioning or whatever to awaken them to their potential.

There are people who need β€œburning” to glow. They are like charcoal only glows when ignited in the right conditions.

They are people who lack glowing all together, but they know how to associate themselves with glowing people. They seek help and are satisfied just to do this.

There are people who are glowing with lights that are attractive to others only to steal them. You heard many stories about people who came up with glowing investment ideas only to steal the money of others. I lived this almost two years ago on LinkedIn. Somebody came with a lustrous idea of planting the concept of people-before-profit. He wrote inviting letters to established authors asking for their support. He lured then some people to buy shares in a new corporation whose main objective was to serve other people while keeping the people before profit. He announced the inauguration of the company and then started huge campaigns to promote a global conference advocating the profit before people concept. Some people were lured to boought shares and now booked for the conference. All money disappeared and the initiator turned out a fake. Truly, not all that glitters is gold.

Fish in the ocean send beams of light collectively to confuse predators. But beware of lights that could be filled with toxic intentions. They are like some insects that use this method to lure their victims to the light only to intoxicate them. It is unfortunate that some people do this. You find people advertising visas for immigration so that the needy could find new homes and jobs. Or, advertisements for obtaining a new passport to free you from the need to get entry visas to many countries. These invitations are the lure to catching the needy in their nets and rob their life savings.

It is not only what glitters may not be gold; it is sometimes the loss of fortune and hope for the poor to find themselves in the deep ocean of darkness. And who awaits them their? Predators that send them lights of hope only to hurt them again.

I hope we reawaken to glow with mercy for others.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
thank you Shaton.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
Yes and they shall face their realities when looking at their deceptive faces in the mirror every morning Numo Quest

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
Absolutely correct you are Lisa Vanderburg

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
Your comment is truly solidly amazing Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher will figure out I tag your comment to her attention.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #37

#42
I wish I believed karma would do the rounds Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher! So of the most evil people today and in history live long and satisfying lives - beats me!!

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #36

#41
Absolutely Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. This is a tool of immense power for both good and evil; great caution should always stay in our conscious mind during our use of this two-faced beast. The www should come with a warning: DANGER: harm and corruption may ensue while using this device!

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #35

What a great message Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Let us be the light that shines on others instead of the light that burns others. There will always be some who would rather take from someone and make them miserable but in the end, I think karma surely catches up. I never wish anything bad for anyone but sometimes lessons aren't learned until a person experiences their own darkness. It's with hope that those who have caused pain to others or take from others gain empathy if they find themselves in a similar situation. If everyone could just remember we are all human and every human has their flaws, maybe, just maybe the world would be a much better place.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
this comment of yours dear Lisa Vanderburg is what I call Comment Concentrate. You summed up highly-relevant thoughts in your comment. Bravo People who put lights on their social media face to deceive others are among the most wicked people. Even they managed to make ill-use of light and turn it to darkness for others.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
your comment keeps me in light . How are you doing my friend?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
thns coment of yours dear Lisa Vanderburg is what i call Comment Concentrate. You summed up highly-relevant thoughts in your comment. Bravo

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #31

You draw the most enthralling comments, dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee's musing brings up very important issues; have some become so adept at deception, do they even know they are deceiving anymore? Edward also said the book he's reading 'details how people assume personas over the Internet they would not in person'. I'm deliberately surmising we all do that; we are not the person we appear to be, but in a way, we are better? I react. Someone unknowingly walks in front of a car; I stop them. Someone screams for help; I go and help. All of us here would do the same I think. These random acts are really devoid of thought; mere instinct. But am I that same person on a keyboard? Dunno....great thoughts you raise!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
dear Sara Jacobovici just reading this from your comment shows your depth of understanding "So, it is not really surprising that we can be deceived by the light we see emanating from a person". You give great explanation that not all lights are "safe". This is what we experience with deceptive people who give light of hope to others only to cheat them. The scientific reasoning is sound. I consider your comment as an integral part of this buzz. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
dear Sara Jacobovici- just reading this from your commentvshoes your depth of understanding "So, it is not really surprising that we can be deceived by the light we see emanating from a person". You vive great explanation that not all lights are "safe". This is what we experience with deceptive people eho give light of hope to others only to cheat them. The scientific reasoning is sound. I consider your comment as an integral part of this buzz. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
at least I know forvsurevdearvSara Jacobovici that ee are in the right position to see the spectrum of our relationdhip. It rains resprect and gratitude towsrds each other. I am so glad that you find the buzz worthy of your reading time.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
dear friend Edward Lewellen I felt nostalgic while reading your comment. I remembered our experiences. Itvhad been a nourney in ehich ee both experiencef The Cyber Effect. Yes, relations take time to build and develop common understanding. Ours has been fruitful and filled with the light of attention and caring for each other. Light is right in our formidable friendship.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #26

2/2 Another example is light and shadow. "A shadow is made when an object blocks light. The object must be opaque or translucent to make a shadow. A transparent object will not make any shadow, as light will pass straight through it." So, in the case of a flame from a candle: "Ever wonder why the flame of a candle, match or light doesn't cast a shadow? ... Light doesn't destructively interfere, so light from the surroundings simply passes though the flame, unaltered. A flame is not reflecting the surrounding light, it's producing its own light as a result of the combustion reaction." Again, the relationship among the different elements and the conditions, influence what we see and when we see it. Last example is the moon. The moon has no light, it reflects the light from the sun. And depending on its place in relationship to the sun, its rotation, the lunar cycles, what we perceive in terms of light and darkness is a result of the conditions surrounding the phenomenon. So, it is not really surprising that we can be deceived by the light we see emanating from a person because the conditions have been manipulated in such a way, that it is difficult for us to perceive the light in an accurate way. Thank you Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for a most "enlightening" buzz and, as always, for the opportunity to engage.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #25

1/2 I was mesmerized by your buzz Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, along with the discussion that followed. If I may add the concept of perspective to the discussion; where we are in relation to the light and how that influences what we can or can not see. One example is that of how we see a rainbow. "We see rainbows when the sun is behind us and falling rain is in front of us. When sunlight strikes a falling drop of water it is refracted, changed in direction, by the surface of the water. The light continues into the drop and is reflected from the back of the drop to the front. When the beam hits the front, it is refracted again and emerges from the drop as the color spectrum that we see in a rainbow. The water drop acts like a prism to separate the light into its different wave lengths." This is striking in the complexity of the conditions involved for us to actually be able to see the rainbow. If we are not in the right place, at the right time, we can not perceive it, or perceive it partially.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #24

#26
Perfect:)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

The day we believe we reached perfectionism is the day we start to ail to death Tausif Mundrawala. Learning is an endless journey. Like fractals they are endless. So, learning is fractal too?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
"Darkness gives us the view all is right until we can't control its destiny anymore. Then truth is revealed". Just a teaser Harvey Lloyd. How would you react if I make a small change to your quote to read "Darkness gives us the view all is Light until we can't control its destiny anymore. Then truth is revealed. I changed right to light. You are enlightening as always.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #21

We may know the light and know that darkness exists, but many only know darkness and don't even know light exists. The troubling part of the story you portrayed is what you did not write. The five years before the phone call. Darkness was present then, but couldn't be seen. We all behave our way into things like the frog in the cold water that heat is applied gradually. Knowing the light warns of the subtle changing temperatures. Darkness gives us the view all is right until we can't control its destiny anymore. Then truth is revealed. Your compassion as always in serving others is something to aspire too, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

You know dearTausif Mundrawala- we all experience change of situations. Some days we are shining with hope and other days we feel dimmed and down. No one is going to enjoy bright times all the time. To be able to give light to those in the dark is a great thing to do. We know it from our own experiences. When we illuminate the lives of others some day they shall brighten ours. I am sure you have helped hearts in the dark to shine my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
oh dear Debasish Majumder is back. Hope you are in good health my friend. Thanks for commenting and sharing

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #18

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

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
thank you, Jerry. You are so kind. Somehow your comment reminds me of pioneering people. They produce their own light. Early adoptors are easily activated by pioneers to produce their light. Late adopters need other forms of activation to produce their light. Laggers do not produce light, or very dim ones. Does this make sense to you?

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #16

Ali, you, my friend are one of those that bring light to others both rendering the ability to see into the darkness that surrounds them via your own light and to kindle the flame of enlightenment within them. It was not by chance he called you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
yes dear Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador . the light could be a lighting guide or a source to burn the hearts of the needy. It all depends on ourvintentions. Marine species use light to find their way, to attract the opposite sex, to build symbiotic relationsgip or to attract preys to their sweet flourescence. We have humans of all sorts.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
thank you desr Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal. Yes we all have lightvwithin us. It is using this light to enlighten others or to blur their eyes. Light msy yurn to heat energy to warm up clod hearts or to burn them. In the darkness of life a little light can help a desperate person or to burn him.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
thank you dear Lisa Vanderburg. some people are excellent in using their light as lure to dim others. I wonder how these people could sleep in peace. As for my friend I feel he still needs the light from others to glow in his darkness. But he is doing better. When people run into difficulties they see light in kind words and little help. But unfortunately some people use these techniques to gain the trust of the needy only to suck them afterwards. At least we have people of your great caliber my friend.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

It's unfortunate the undeserving fall prey to those with unscrupulous intentions. And not all are lucky enough to have someone like you to lend an ear and share comforting advice. It is up to us to share a guiding light to a brighter future.

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #11

Sir, I hope your friend finds light and new hope in life. Nobody deserves to feel so low in a life that has been gifted to us. Your friend is lucky to have you to guide him. How beautifully you explained to him the idea of creating light in darkness. The happiness one can find by helping someone who is in an even worse state than the concerned person can work like a nitro boost for the person to do more for themselves and for others. We all have a light within us. It is up to us to let it shine bright, flicker, or keep it in the shadows.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #10

A full-spectrum illumination my friend Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee; I congratulate you! More so for you snatching the right set of tools from your considerable cerebral arsenal & talents you have to help your friend in dire need. We should all be so lucky to have friends of your caliber! I'm really grateful to see the cautionary side of predators addressed; you pull no punches, and it will be very sound advice for others to see coming from you. Your validation and authenticity carries great weight and it NEEDS to be said! That pesky and dreadful weasel from down under has hopefully landed himself in prison for quite some time. We both know who invested and why; very clever manipulator. In hindsight (IMHO only), I think we smelled the rat almost from the get-go, just needed proof. I hope your friend will guard the light that you've kindled in him; so much sorrow.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Thank you Ian Weinberg. I appreciate your comment.

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

3 years ago #8

A valid and wise appraisal Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Murphy's Law in action "things shall go bad if can".

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #6

What a mess can simple conflict do and ruin happy lives!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Jeet Sarkar for your sharing of the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Aitor Vacas Carrillo for sharing the buzz in a Spanish hive. Greatly appreciated

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Thank you dear Savvy Raj and your comment is glowing with truthiness. Yes, some people draw out the lights of others. This is a predators' action. Some people confuse you with their light. How often a driver at night gets confused by the light of an incoming vehicle? Drawing out light and sending confusing light are examples of what predators do.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

"Fish in the ocean send beams of light collectively to confuse predators. But beware of lights that could be filled with toxic intentions. They are like some insects that use this method to lure their victims to the light only to intoxicate them. " So very true.

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