Pockets of Creative Thoughts

Pockets of Creative Thoughts

Some ideas crossed my mind while exchanging comments or reading buzzes here on beBee. I wish to share them with you. If you find me hallucinating it is because of the depth of what I have been reading. I share with the readers what I experienced as it happened to show how our minds jump from one idea to another without planning.

The inception of the thinking process started when my eyes fell on the image of ice lens.

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Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β Source: https://enwikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_lens

This image reminded me of the shell of turtles.Β 

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My curiosity ignited. I felt I am like an ice lens. If you focus the sunlight on an ice lens carefully underneath which are straws a fire from the burning of straws shall initiate. It is possible then to cause fire from ice, but only if ice is very clear! I find this relevant to motivation and we may make of ice-like employees a source of burning desire to ignite and work purposefully and with clear purposes.

The ice lens and the tortoise shell looked to have the shape of pockets. Are these pockets of time? A comment flashed in my mind. It is the comment that Anne Thornley-Brown wrote on my previous buzz "Ideas Are Like Dancing Pendulums". In her comment Anne wrote "There is so much of value here. I find the concepts of "the eye of the storm" and "my home is within me" shared by you, @Harvey Lloyd and @Deb Lange intriguing. These concepts are particularly relevant to fast-paced organizations that are undergoing constant change. One of the implications is that organizations need to create quiet spaces of calm for reflection. These can be actual physical spaces within the office or envelopes of time that are earmarked as quiet time. The "quiet hour" should be an envelope of time for a couple of hours after lunch when employees book no meetings and phones go through to voice mail. This can be once a week, a couple of times a week or a literal hour every day after lunch. I think of it as an oasis, a place of calm and growth in the midst of turbulence. If you have ever visited the waterfall gardens at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto, that is exactly what I envision both physically and metaphorically.

From these quiet spaces employees can pause, reflect, and emerge refreshed with ideas to resolve some of the challenges they are facing or pressing organizational issues. After all "oasis" is, first and foremost, a state of mind and being". Is Anne suggesting a structure similar to the Ice lens structure? If so, we have the possibility of having "pockets" or "lenses" structure to reflect and ignite the straw of ideas beneath. I responded to the comment of Anne in part as follows", I felt my head turning with surprise having finished reading your first comment. This in an incredibly comment with its "brainy power". I am bewildered by your comment not only because of its depth, but because it went deep in....guess what? By your writing "One of the implications is that organizations need to create quiet spaces of calm for reflection". I am truly too stunned to focus on writing this comment. I am currently preparing a new post with the initial title one of the following titles. These titles are "Pockets of Time" or "Time Lens". The theme that I plan to focus on is having pockets of time to reflect and why using a metaphor from nature. I hope that I kept my promise.

The mention of the "the eye of the storm" by Anne reminded me of the buzz of Ian Weinberg titled "A stillness in the eye of eternity". This is a very deep and insightful article. I am planning to write a buzz about it. However; this buzz is getting too long and now I am focusing on the word eye- eye of the storm and eye of eternity. The background image drove my attention to the very interesting work of Rose-Lynn Fisher on "topography of tears". This research has found that images using a scanning electron microscope from frozen tears reflect their predominant emotions. The topography of the tears shows that the degree of complexity we humans live in.

Our bodies excrete chemicals in line with our emotions. Stressed people have different structural pattern of tears than relaxed people. I wonder what patterns the eye of eternity would have. These findings also provide a great support of what Anne called for. Her call for relaxation should give the pattern of those of relaxed people.Β We shouldn't wait to relax. An added note is that turtles don't have tears. The drops of tears are just the salt the turtles release to get rid of the salt from the waters they live in. These tears don't reflect how turtles feel.

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I still have more thoughts- but the buzz got so long. I defer the rest of the ideas for another buzz.

The eyes of eternity, of the storm and of our bodies reveal much more than we may think of. In your eyes, how do you find this buzz? I would love to hear from you.

I dedicate this buzz toΒ Anne Thornley-BrownΒ for she has been an instrumental force in her inspiration for me to write this buzz. I thank you Anne heartedly.

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I want to thank all my friends who shared this buzz, liked it and commented on it. My appreciation extends for long times. This is a special thank to all of you in person and collectively.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
Sleeping time is the "quiet pocket" of time that allows us think or imagine with freshness. I appreciate your comment Joyce Bowen

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

In years past, my quiet time was merely when I was sleeping. I was too busy to stop and reflect. I would oftentimes problem solve in my sleep and show up back to work the next morning refreshed and able to put my discovery into play. I now have time to reflect and can hardly keep up.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Thank you siraj shaik. Your opinion counts. This buzz wasn't easy to write and so I am relieved by your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
My friend Steve Brady- when we care for each other words flow naturally and we become more understanding and tolerant to each other. I value our connection highly.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Your comment dear Alan Culler briefs superbly the main theme of the buzz. I do appreciate your vision and clear view on the desired future state as much as I am grateful to your kind words.

Alan Culler

Alan Culler

4 years ago #28

So many engaging thoughts, Ali -"fire from ice. . .if the ice is really clear" -how to engage with vision - a clear, engaging, sensory rich, and emotionally laden picture of the desired future state. "Quiet space for calm reflection" -how little time we leave ourselves to learn -without insight practice has the monotony and stagnation of learning-less, unaware action, which leads to error and safety risk. Riding "the eye of the storm "-what a description of how master change through reflective learning. Thank you for stretching my thinking. Alan

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Thank you Steve Brady- SOmetimes referencing is a form of defensing. No worry my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
This is an accomplished comment dear Tausif Mundrawala. I love it. In particular "I have read an article about human tears reflecting their mood and their state of mind when that tears were being shed" and this is very true. Apparently, our tears record our feelings and shape up accordingly. I have learnt from you as well and I am deeply grateful to you.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#28
yes!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
SOoner than you expect , but not the next one. I promise very soon.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#25
ooooh I am so looking forward to reading that jewel Ali Anani. Let it come!!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Absolutely correct By the way, soon I am writing a buzz on one of your buzzes.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

a beautiful example of joined bee forces

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
I am privileged Steve Brady. It is my honor (not honer as I typed it wrongly before).

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
You shall honer me with your reference my friend Steve Brady. Please tag me to your article when you publish it. I am very glad the buzz is to your satisfaction. I am truly honored to be appreciated by great minds such as yours.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
What sense I ever make is due to the wonderful interactions I have with great minds such as yours Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #17

Ali Anani writes, "My curiosity ignited." Read how his curiosity ignites our own.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #16

I would need a week to spend in a quiet space to take in all the beautifully expressed thoughts and images you have produced in this buzz Ali Anani. What you refer to hallucinating Dr. Ali, is what I consider your ability to not only "make sense" of it all but integrate what you do sense into a very grounded reality for us to learn from. Thank you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I meant causes and not cases in my previous comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Thank you for your wonderful clarification and elaboration John Rylance. The problem is when a vacuum cleaner cases more dirt than it cleans!!!

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #13

Thank you Ali for your comments. My thoughts on the turtle tortoise shell, is its like how in England we often call vacuum cleaners Hoovers, which is a Maker's name. So all Hoovers are vacuum cleaners, but not all vacuum cleaners are Hoovers. In fact some are referred to has Dysons and others go by the name of Henry. To paraphrase a well known quote a vacuum cleaner by any other name is still a vacuum cleaner. #8

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

With "pockets" of love I impatiently await for your comment Anne Thornley-Brown

Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA

When I saw the title, I knew it had to be you. I will review it and give you my thoughts when I get back from church.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Thank you dear . I greatly appreciate your comment.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

4 years ago #9

A timely, inspiring lesson to corporate leaders for bringing in beneficial changes!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
This is a good point dear debasish majumder. Human have three basic types of tears. Those that come from materials like onion. Those that come how emotionally we feel and those that come naturally to prevent the dryness of our eyes. I focused here on tears pertinent to emotions.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Thank yu John Rylance and your comment means a lot for me. Coming from you and the example of the student show show a real life example. Yes, the environment has a lot to do. AS for your question I shall attempt to come up with an answer.

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #6

Great post Ali. Two thoughts, firstly many of us work better in peacefully quiet places. I remember well a young 8yr old boy, deemed disruptive, who on attending my Unit, for disruptive pupils, sat for a moment in the relatively peaceful classroom, and commented "Now I can Learn", and he did. In many ways it was his school's environment that was disruptive, he found that classroom too stimulating. Adults often are the same in their "busy" workplaces. Secondly I found myself re the turtle going off at a tangent and wondering why rather saying turtle shell, which it is, you (we) say tortoise shell which it isn't? I don't expect an answer, just a point to ponder.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

As your buzz mentioned in my buzz did Ian Weinberg and I am sure it shall "flesh out something of great value" for sometimes to come.

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #4

#2
Ali Anani Thanks for the connection. This is an important buzz. Apart from being a wonderful dance of the right hemisphere, it is inviting us to collectively apply our minds and flesh out something of great value.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Sara Jacobovici published shortly prior to publishing this buzz a post on "Continuing to try to make sense...": https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/continuing-to-try-to-make-sense#c8 I strongly recommend reading her wonderful and deep-thinking buzz along with this one.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Ian Weinberg- you are mentioned in the buzz. I hope you like what you read.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dears Anne Thornley-Brown- you are mentioned in the buzz.

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