Ideas Don't Move

Ideas Don't Move

Trees don't move and yet they produce lovable fruits. I often say "a moving idea", but I am still in my place. To be living is to be moving? Trees live longer than humans. Is this a paradox?

There are the walking trees. In fact, they don't walk. It is their growth pattern that makes them appear walking without actually walking. The waking palm tree grows new roots to benefit the maximum from sunlight. When the new roots settle and press their way down in the soil, the opposing roots hang up in the air. The trees look like walking. We may learn a lot from these trees. Instead of dropping dead leaves; it is "dropping" new roots in the soil that expose old roots up in the air. Does disruption look like a walking palm tree with old products and habits hanging up in the air while new ones are firmly settled in the fertile soil of customers' minds? A disruptive idea might not be moving, but it may create the image of walking and meanwhile exposes old roots (ideas) in the air.

Ideas Don't Move

Trees don't move or you shall plant a tree in a corner only to find it in another corner. This doesn't happen. However, the beauty of trees is acknowledging their limitations and acting accordingly. They know how to follow sunlight and gravity, how to attract moving bodies and then restrict their movement for a purpose. Plants attract insects to use their nectar from selected locations on the stems, but not to reach the nectar in other parts of the plant. Trees benefit from the armies of ants by providing the ants with easily accessible nectar so that the ants may repel other predators from reaching the nectar. The ants move in huge numbers on the body of a standstill tree. If trees don't walk, they know how to attract moving insects for a purpose and to limit their movements to areas where the tree desires them to move in.

Trees have developed amazing innovative ideas to defend them because their inability to move. Plants have thorns to retard herbivores, and the ability to release chemical volatiles a s warning from sister plants to alert them to the incoming danger. If you are unable to move, you send volatile messages that shall move into uncontrollable paths. A message or a poem by a prisoner might reach deaf ears far beyond anybody would imagine. This is the challenge: ignore your limitations and send a volatile message. We are only motionless if we surrender to our handicap of not being able to move. One image can move the world. Produce that image and you shall find the world moving for you.

I am restricted from any movement right now because of severe cold. I am not able to move. I only hope this buzz brings movement in your beautiful hearts. Ideas might be as solid as trees are, but motionless. Make your idea attractive for others to get attracted to your idea and move it forward. When things seem to be not moving you may learn from trees how to make others move for them.


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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Dear sister Irene Hackett- it is a paradox. I am writing about standstill tree while having caught severe cold and then your comment warms me up and runs my water. Yes, we can go beyond our limitations and this is the core message of this buzz. Acceptance of our limitations creates creative thinking and yields to the production of fruity ideas such as yours.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
Yes dear Neil Smith and we do live in a world of paradoxes. The non-moving trees move mountains, emotions and great wisdom as yours is. I appreciate your generous comment.

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

4 years ago #19

Nice article Ali Anani. Paradoxically demonstrating that your ideas moved to readers around the world.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Yes- one word or one image may produce a rippling effect to change the world. I appreciate your good words about me and coming from you fills me with special pride dear Lisa Gallagher

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
The expected quality of comment from Mohammed Sultan and you never fail to deliver high quality fruity comments. I like so much your attention to "the idea we stick in our customers mind about our fruits(products) can pull them or move them to the store shelves to pick these fruits.This's the " idea pull" on which the concept of our ads is built". Amazing how you summarized my recent buzzes with such depth and interconnections.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #16

Ali Anani, your mind is so creative! "One image can move the world," this is so true and it may be something we do that feels so simple, yet could have a ripple effect! I hope you are feeling better very soon dear Ali!

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Yes, I don't see how you blush Sara Jacobovici, but I see it through the reflections of your words. Or, may be I am like bees blind to red color. No matter what- I sense what you feel and now I am blushing.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #14

#10
It's a good thing Ali Anani that you can't see how I blush when I read your generous and kind words. I am always grateful for the learning opportunities from your exceptional work.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Anandhi Krishnan- your name is equal to Anani+dh inserted between n and i. I am glad because I love the way you express yourself. You have clear thinking.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
I too thoroughly enjoyed your explanatory comment David Grinberg. Thank you

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #11

Nice buzz Ali Anani, I really enjoyed reading it (as usual). Key takeaway for me: "ignore your limitations..." Or, as Cervantes said, "Believe there are no limits..." Get well soon!

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Appreciate your kind words and comment dear debasish majumder. Movement is energy and I like the introduction of the idea of the thermal state of a system

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Dear Sara Jacobovici. Thank you and I agree fully that movement may be intangible sometimes.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #8

#8
Thank you Laurent Boscherini for your kind words and opening up a new door for me.

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

4 years ago #7

Thank you Sara Jacobovici for your relevant and consistent comment, I am fully agree. The brain is converging to the quantum and cognitive limit, both sensorily sensitive in each of the principal quantum modes of interaction and possessing generalized sensory processing capabilities arising from edge of chaotic dynamics and quantum electro-physiology, understood in the perception of its existential dilemma to move on...Maybe ;) #5

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #6

Part 2/2 You're right Ali Anani when you advise us to learn from trees when things seem not to be moving. Because we can propel ourselves across space, we often forget that movement takes place on so many different levels. And, as you say, trees have much to teach us. They may not be able to propel themselves across space but there is constant movement in their growth and development and in their dynamic and intricate dance with nature. There is much to learn from how we move in stillness. Vibrations are the signals of life forms; they are movements and only become sounds when they can be "heard". Finally, I am always amazed by the fact that the same area of the brain that gives us signals to move our muscles is also the area that allows us to experience emotion and so we use the words "being moved" when describing something that we feel deeply. In this way, movement does not need to take place exclusively on a physical level. But there is no doubt how important emotions are to help us move, react, respond, engage and so on. And no doubt how important a physical movement is to enable us to shift or get out of an emotional stuck place. Dr. Ali, I wish you a quick recovery. Feel well soon and thank you for the bottom of my heart.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Before reading Part2 I am already overwhelmed by Part 1 dear Sara Jacobovici. Just reading this extract from your comment "They know what they are doing, where and how. Nature is working with them and when things happen in nature to challenge them, they either adapt or are overcome by nature's ways. The trees not being able to move would only be a handicap if it prevented them from being trees" I feel satisfied and even healed. I fail to express myself and the degree to which I am happy with your sound comment.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #4

Part 1/2 You moved me in many ways Ali Anani. I will focus on just a couple for now. First, by the sheer fact that in spite of your cold you can continue to not only produce such great work but to incorporate your experience into the work. Second, I am moved by the following: "One image can move the world. Produce that image and you shall find the world moving for you." Your Buzzes always make me think and there are a few things I thought of in my first reading. Maybe I'm just paying too much attention to words but the word limitations is not what I experience when I think of trees not moving from place to place. I can't imagine that trees experience this as a limitation. I imagine that for trees this is their reality, completely. Why would they want to move? They know what they are doing, where and how. Nature is working with them and when things happen in nature to challenge them, they either adapt or are overcome by nature's ways. The trees not being able to move would only be a handicap if it prevented them from being trees. As a business woman, if I know who I am, what I am doing, where and how, I am not limited or handicapped. The difference between trees and humans is that in being human I work with what I have or adapt. But if the conditions or situation becomes too much for me to handle, I have the ability to "move" on. If I don't, the limitations are self-imposed. As Viktor Frankl says, "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." A human option that trees don't have.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
I say a good idea attracts better ones. This is a case and your comment Deb Helfrich

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Brilliant is your example dear Laurent Boscherini. It is quite relevant, to the point and moved me to your tree.

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

4 years ago #1

Thank you dear Ali Anani for sharing your insightful and brilliant post. You remind me a living cell is an open thermodynamic system able to remain far from equilibrium, because the enclosure of the membrane provides a distinct internal cyto-environment aided in living cells by active transport... Various models of cooperative affinities between molecules have been advanced to explain how one might arrive at a spontaneous cellular formation. Well done !

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