Grow and Leave Voids

Grow and Leave Voids

It is nice to have new fruits from old roots. The splendid comments of Louise Smith on my buzz "Against Authenticity and Free Movement" made me think. In particular, this segment of one of his comments " But by proposing it in this way, you leave nooks and crannies for us, the readers, to ponder on and come up with ideas to fill these spaces. If there are lots of nooks and crannies, there are lots of spaces for many of us to contribute".

This comment made me think. Is it better to keep spaces in what we right? Or, should we cement all spaces and leave no voids, no nooks and no crannies? Egg shells have spaces. Sponge has spaces. Our skin has pores. All trees and plants leave spaces. Look at the leaves of a tree and notice the spaces among leaves. They follow Fibonacci numbers in their growth and end up in fractal shapes with so many spaces. If we want readers to grow then we need to leave spaces for them to think, ponder, ask, object, criticize, suggest and comment. The natural growth of all living systems follows Fibonacci numbers. Human cells, seeds, hives of bees and our bodies do.

I would say that all healthy living systems grow while leaving spaces. They aren't fully packed. In trying to fill all voids and spaces we work against natural growth.
Ali Anani, PhD

It is important that voids shall not have wide varieties in their size. If we have wide disparities in the size of voids then we shall have a fragile system. For a deeper explanation of this requirement you may wish to read my presentation titled "Business Ideas Inspired by Eggs". The important question becomes then how to grow while leaving almost equally-sized spaces or voids that serves as breathing spaces for deeper thinking?

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Writing should make the reader feel h/s is on a journey and not a destination
Ali Anani, PhD

Nature tells us how to do it. Follow simple rules by following Fibonacci numbers and you shall end up eventually in a spiral growth with enough repeating spaces for the reader to pause and get illuminated. If you would look at the video below to see how audience in a stadium create waves by simply starting with simple and timed moves. We end up in a fractal wave with lots of spaces. What starts with one person grows eventually into a wave. Small actions may generate unexpected outcomes.


We tend to undervalue small acts. If we just would remember that moving our eyes away from the steering would cause a fatal car accident. To grow is to start with small steps- first one step and then one more step. Now you take two more steps and next three more steps. Soon you shall grow like a tree grows. It is by following simple rules that we grow healthily and give space for others to grow.

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It is not in big leaps that we create growth and space for further growth. It is only possible for people who see the future resulting from taking simple steps today.
Ali Anani, PhD

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
The idea of writing isn't only to give people info; equally important is to make readers think and generate new thoughts. The voids are the "ventilation spores" for them. I am glad you find this buzz of relevance to you and calling for small actions from your side dear Tricia Mitchell

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
I was planning to devote my next buzz on a theme similar to the one you mentioned in your buzz Tausif Mundrawala. In particular, you writing "Coming to space, even in a relationship if a partner doesn't give space to the other half than that relation won't survive for long". But then two other ideas emerged. So, if I forget please remind me in a week time.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #39

#42
Good approach to situations

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #38

#36
It's ok just a joke - not odourously offended Harvey Lloyd Thank you for your consideration γ©γ†γžγ‚ˆγ‚γ—γγŠγ­γŒγ„γ„γŸγ—γΎγ—γŸγ€‚ It's hard to joke online I am not very enamoured of LOL are there any alternatives ? I help too many sensitive clients with this. My life is getting shorter and I have better things to ...... Even if it offended me - I would not let it bother me. And I would not comment about it either in an open post I would write to the poster privately It is a good example if not unusual !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
May be then you share your thoughts soon as you too got me thinking Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #36

#39
Now, thats a great question, hmm, they provide space within. Maybe thats a reminder to be more fluid? Ask away, interesting topic Ali :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher for your lovely comment and wishes. I wish you the same.. Just a question before I go- what about ever-green trees?

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #34

Hi Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, small but consistent leaps lead to growth as I reflect on my own life. Like trees that lose their leaves during fall and winter, so can we but it's in knowing they return with the next season that keeps us flowing. Sometimes we just need to come up for air and we are renewed. Hope your doing well!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #33

#34
Sorry we just installed an aerobic septic system in our home so it popped in my head as an example. No oderous offense intended.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
It was just an example Louise Smith and a very explanatory one- that is all

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Thank you so much for pausing on this line Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich. I intended to focus my buzz on this line, but then my mind diverged. I have more examples to explain more.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #30

#29
I don't know what to think Harvey Lloyd when you bring up sewerage as a result of reading my comment ? !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Thank you Jerry Fletcher and yes as I mentioned also in a previous comment. We see same thing with different eyes. I truly appreciate your very supportive comments.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
Very true and this is a perfect example

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

4 years ago #27

Ali, Thank you for another thought provoking journey. I know that Fibonnaci is most associated with the Golden Mean but he is also credited with introducing arabic numerals to Europe and one of the least open systems in mathematics--double entry financial journals. It simply shows that the same elements can be arranged in different ways to different ends. Both are beautiful but they require different mindsets.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #26

#26
yes but oxidation in sewage is more effecient and when working with water adding oxygen enables the oxidation of pure chemicals like sulfur into sulfur dioxide for easier filtering. In this post we add each other's oxygen to find new brain chemicals of thought.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Oxygen is the same, but reactants vary. SOme reactants give useful oxidized products, whereas others give rusty ones. Ideas are the reactants and oxygen is the same. How to make oxidized ideas that are useful? This is the question and soon I shall write about it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Yes, but the beauty here is how we see the same thing differently. Your elaboration is great and adds meet to the bones. I enjoyed this comment immensely and the examples are revealing

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #23

#19
Where I live oxidisation is commonly associated with metal rusting

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #22

#18
I thought a closed system in this case meant using the same process as long as it works well. Using it as a routine so small steps can be taken and built on. Like learning any complex skill like learning Japanese or ice skating or shot put or mathematical equations or proofs or chemical analysis or cooking cordon bleu or Twitter software or marketing plans ....................

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

You are correct and prompt Louise Smith

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #20

#17
It's the same in counselling effectively. The counsellor absolutely has to know when to pause, when to wait and when to be silent. Sometimes the minute seems like an hour and many would be tempted to fill it with words but to the client they are just meaningless noise.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #19

#14
This is the key to being an excellent teacher of technical topics. Allowing enough time between posing a question and requiring the answer.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

The picturesque part of your comment moved me deeply dear . "When growth is that of a slug traversing acres of weed infested land, we are inclined to believe were are at a standstill". You really got me thinking and drawing. When I do that I know that I have to build on it, which I will. You know better than I how to communicate your thoughts with pictures. I am very happy that you find the buzz useful, namely that your eloquent comment shows your deep understanding of it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
"oxidize our ideas?". You know Harvey Lloyd this idea is simply great. Ideas need oxidation- that is a topic on its own. Idea Oxidation is surely a forthcoming buzz. This is what you are doing Harvey and I feel a new idea has oxidized in my mind. Is there a better proof for the idea of this buzz than your comment? I doubt

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #16

#17
A closed system, in your analogy, would indicate that no oxygen is present. For life the oxidizer, oxygen, is required for healthy growth. With out this many microbes can take advantage of our systems that degrade our own existence. Maybe the voids are a place where the oxygen of other wise people can share and oxidize our ideas? Great discussion and concepts.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Dear Harvey Lloyd- your comment is so important for all people and for leaders and communicators. Yes, I couldn't agree more with you. The voids are also a mean of feedback> It is so important that we do this. You remind me of tightly closed systems as they don't allow for any air infiltration. The result will be moulding and fungal growth. We need those breathing voids so that what we contribute may not have mould growing in it. This ties up nicely with the earlier comment of @Pascal Derrien. Your second hugely important point is your writing "Without this, they work strictly from the assumed vision of the leader". With the control and command mentality this is what shall happen. I don't think this issue has received the attention it

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Dea Harvey Lloyd. Your second hugely important point is your writing "Without this, they work strictly from the assumed vision of the leader". With the control and command mentality this is what shall happen. I don't think this issue has received the attention it

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Thank you dear debasish majumder and you are a genuine product of space and time. I love comments that make me think such as yours.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #12

Thought provoking buzz this morning Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. In communicating ideas or leadership topics i would imagine that you are tapping into the skills and wisdom of others. In order to do this one would think you need enough information distributed to engage the wisdom and not so much that it becomes a directive. A directive would establish that wisdom was not expected but action is. Unlike technical writing, creative communications require a certain level of "voids" where other participants could fit their on life narrative in the the thought pattern. This would allow the participants to sense the perspective and then apply their own communication narrative to the same ideal. If the participant cant find a place to insert their narrative they can only offer an overview of what they sensed. In leadership it is always important to communicate in such a way that your team can insert their own personal and professional experience within the paradigm. Without this, they work strictly from the assumed vision of the leader. Motivation is lost unless the team member can find themselves within your narrative. Thanks for another trail of wisdom.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #11

#8
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee exactly, many people don't have enough determination they shall succeed. Determination and persistence are KEY :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Your comment should be considered as an integral part of this buzz dear Sara Jacobovici. Absolutely and I concur with every word in your comment. Yes, it is space and the reference to the quote of Mozart is spot on and timely. You have your own way of making the complex simple and I truly love your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Exactly and what you are suggesting Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee is great. The repeating cycle you are proposing will lead to the formation of fractals with uniformly distributed efforts

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #8

My sense is that you are combining space and time Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Space is definitely necessary for opportunity to grow, but you are also describing, "the future resulting from taking simple steps today." What I am hearing is that if there is no space made available, we are stuck. There is no movement ahead. The quote that comes to mind regarding leaving "nooks and crannies for us, the readers, to ponder on and come up with ideas to fill these spaces", is the one by Mozart. he says, "β€œThe music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” If he didn't allow for the silence between the notes and with the use of musical notation of rests, we wouldn't be able to fill in those spaces with the music we can hear. Thank you for another thought provoking buzz Dr. Ali.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
You shall be there Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee 🐝 beBee. People fail when they don't have enough determination they shall succeed. You have the determination and persistence.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
You shall be there Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee. People fail when they don't have enough determination they shall succeed. You have the determination andpersistencee.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #5

#2
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee don't worry. We are not in a hurry. We will launch an innovative and high quality platorm, non an improved one. I am enjoying a lot the way. I don't have any doubt we are on the correct track. This is a marathon. Some of the runners leave the race :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Absolutely as we call pauses breathing times

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #3

I think breather(s) in anything are vital for free movement :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee- I read comments people urging the upgrade. This buzz makes me almost certain that you are on the correct track. If I apply this buzz to what you are doing I say keep doing it the same.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Louise Smith- you are mentioned in this buzz

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