Put Your Head Deep in Your Pocket

Put Your Head Deep in Your Pocket

In my previous buzz I shared my inspiration of seeing a relationship between ice crystals and the shells of turtles. Soon afterwards Sara Jacobovici published a buzz and the image below. Sara wrote in her buzz "The picture of the fireworks turtle is an image I found that reminded me of what @Ali Anani writes in his buzz "Pockets of Creative Thoughts".

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The fractal image of repeating patterns looked to me as pockets and reminded me of what I discussed in my buzz about pockets of time. However; my mind stretched more in the domain of pockets. I found myself asking with what we fill our pockets of time. We all have fractal pockets, but do we keep the beauty of these fractals by filling them with useful thoughts and hence actions? My journey of inquiry started.

There are many animals that have pockets (small bags). One animal is the seahorse. The female seahorse spouts eggs in the pocket of the male seahorse. The pocket is filled with eggs for reproduction. We may fill our pockets of time with fertile eggs of ideas so that we may produce more ideas and creative ones too. This is creation in action.

What if eggs are filled in dirty pockets? We may get inspiration from the Marsupials (animals with many pockets). Some of these animals exude antimicrobial liquid in their pockets before fertilizing. We need to keep our pockets of time free of microbes as well if we are to keep "the eggs of ideas" healthy so that they may deliver "healthy ideas babies". It is unfortunate that we contaminate our pockets of time with negative thinking instead of having clear and clean pockets. No wonder then that placing even great ideas in infected pockets that we get poor idea product. Fertilizing ideas in unclean pockets simply doesn't work. When we set aside pockets of time to relax and kick the microbes out of the pockets we must ensure that we do this perfectly well. That is why I go to nature where I feel all negative ideas are poured out of my pockets and then the eggs of new ideas fill the clean pockets.

We need to clean our pockets of silence from the microbial noises
Ali Anani, PhD

Some animals show us how to create pockets. The Sea Otter is one example. This animal folds its loose skin to form two pockets. And what do they keep in these pockets? They keep a piece of rock to break eggshells. So, do we need rocks in our pockets to "break the shells of solid ideas"?

Some trees have pockets. However; these pockets are due to bacterial attack like the brown pockets you see on maple leaves. These bacteria sneak in through any wound in the tree. These bacteria thrive in low-oxygen environment and infect the tree for many years. Not only that, they produce chemicals with very nasty smells. I liken toxic employees as the employees "who thrive in low-oxygen environment". They seek weak points to sneak in and once they do they form dirty pockets of associations that last for long times. The best cure is prevention by not allowing the formation of weak points in the organization so that these toxic employees may be not allowed in.

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We say put your hands deep in your pocket. It is about time that we also we put our heads in the pockets of time. It is our choice to put our heads in clean pockets or not.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
Laura Mikolaitis- your comment is #44 and yet you bring fresh ideas and meaning to choices, pocket, decision-making and use of time. To make a decision is a choice and its timing is important. I enjoyed very much the idea of having our pockets full and the subsequence we get of our greatness. It is the time to realize eto humble ourselves so as not to cloud our choices. I may add here that these clouds aren't rainy and that they may not water new seeds of ideas. I thank you for caring to write such a lovely comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
I recall your post dear Aaron Skogen and it was a brilliant one besides introducing us. I value your comment greatly. I expanded on this buzz in my published buzz post to this one" Put Your Head Deep in Your Pocket https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/put-your-head-deep-in-your-pocket

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
This is your second comment on my buzzes today and I am privileged indeed. Your comprehension of the buzz and your extractions of its main points are a resource of pleasure for me. Your comment stands out my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
Thank you so much dear Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman wonderfully. You actually showed us the need for change and how to go about it by doing so. Trust me I friend when I joke that I don't ever mean to belittle people or being rude. I mean it as a way to enlighten or infatuate the reader.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#22
Ali, I don't find your joke at all rude, and I, like Sara, am infatuated with your statement "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path." Now thinking about Fatima's comment "How did the noise enter our pockets"? Is it because we allowed it to or were we too naive to see there was a problem? And if we were too naive to see it, can we recognize the fact we need to build a bridge, etc.? The dirty pocket can then become a pocket of despair with no hope of getting out. This brings me to CityVP's comment "Correcting thoughtlessness is like trying to make a hole in water with our finger, but engaging in thinking, that is what we are doing here - these are our pockets and they contain our future. The dirt of the past is not where my hands are, they are not in my pockets, but navigating to pockets of change ahead and here." Engaging in thinking is key but there are those that need to be empowered to process thoughts and see the need for change. Your comment " Yes, we humans tend to magnify risk and then avoid it more than with the profit." IMO, this is an example of what can lead someone to the dirty pocket unknowingly.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Now, I have to tag Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee. Yes, we need to fill the hives with ore of gold, but then mine the gold (golden honey!!!) with pockets of thinking minds.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #33

#32
Where is the pocket of thinking reside but in our brain, nervous system and psychic connection. Hives are simply catalysts of ore, it is our pockets of thinking that extract its gold - it is why honey attracts us in the first place - because we see it as golden. The pockets of thinking are that gold, hives are the ore that hold that gold, and affinity is our principal tool of extraction.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
If you only had written this comment dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit just before your comment. I am relieved. The surprising thing is while reading your comment the idea of pockets of thinking crossed my mind. You then surprised me by using it. I shouldn't be surprised because I know what value to expect from your comment. Just a question crossed my mind- how do you compare or relate the idea of hives with pockets of thinking?

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #31

#30
What we still retain in our minds today will be in the digital pockets of tomorrow. The fundamental reality of our children's children is going to fundamentally change. We have all lived in the rear view window - that is not the immersive and extended life reality to come, in an immersive environment what we consider to be only internal will be external. The pockets that yesterday contained genetically modified corn will contend with pockets of ever increasing innovation and either we become someone's pocket of corn or we adjust to the virtual, spatial and synthetic pockets of tomorrow. It is already happening but we are not present to it, because we think that the lineage of our past is the linear continuity of tomorrow. This is the transformation, it is why today we talking about fractals and butterfly effects - the pockets of thinking we engage here are a part of these pockets of change. Correcting thoughtlessness is like trying to make a hole in water with our finger, but engaging in thinking, that is what we are doing here - these are our pockets and they contain our future. The dirt of the past is not where my hands are, they are not in my pockets, but navigating to pockets of change ahead and here.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #30

#32
Couldn't be more honoured by your response Ali Anani. Looking forward with great anticipation to reading your work!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
I shall be open with you publicly dear Sara Jacobovici. I expected more hot discussions (not views) on my last two buzzes for I believe they took serious effort from me to write. This wasn't the case as desired. But then comes a comment that send me flying over the chasm and this comment just did this. For long times I have been considering writing a buzz titled "The Wave-Based Strategies" in which I introduce a new way of thinking strategically. The wrote the buzz draft months ago. Each day I find an idea or example that reinforces my confidence in this strategy. However; my main reward is the discussions that I expect because this is a truly two-way learning method. A comment of the depth of yours may finally convince me to publish this natured-based strategy. Thank you Sara for the uplifting.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #28

#22
"Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path." I haven't stopped thinking about this Ali Anani since I read it. I have always referred to Viktor Frankl's quote, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." Your quote, Dr. Ali, branches out in a way that deserves attention. Thank you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
You open many of discussions my dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. I keep saying the more we know, the more wwe find how much more we need to know. The human body is the least understood system. If I write a review on what foods were claimed medically to be harmful and then reverse of finding I shall be myself surprised. The gut-brain relationship is another exemplary example of what I mean. Emotions, stress and relaxation who can claim how they change our body chemistry. The brain which has hundred of thousand of molecules we only about 300 of them. We make new tools to probe the human body only to be more bewildered by its complexity. I am afraid the children of our children will find that they need to pass the same message to their grandchildren. WE are living systems with many hidden secrets for us to uncover. We complicate things further by what you wrote elegantly "Our way of life, our education, our social associations are all that of primitive beings no matter how advanced our knowledge is - we are products of a marketed, conditioned and ignorantly bounded beliefs, each living in siloed boundaries". We need to clean our pocket of thinking.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #26

#23
We engage in lifestyle activities that first damage the microbes that were instrumental to the creation of life and then our life choices empower the harmful microbes that are alien to human wellness. It is only in recent years that the medical community has been forced to come out of its individual silo's and connect brain and gut health, because of a few whole system minded health professionals have began pointing out a relationship between gut microbes and the brain. Even today the world of medicine has an inadequate understanding of the gut-brain relationship. http://www.nature.com/news/the-tantalizing-links-between-gut-microbes-and-the-brain-1.18557 Once we know that to be human is to be a living system, we change our relationship from a social and tribal one to an intelligent and integrated one. Our children's children will come to know that world - and recognize us as the primitives we really are - the one's that at least have began finding our way out of the industrial and medieval caves. Our way of life, our education, our social associations are all that of primitive beings no matter how advanced our knowledge is - we are products of a marketed, conditioned and ignorantly bounded beliefs, each living in siloed boundaries. We think out of our own pockets instead of creating pockets of humanity - a humanity that understands our partner organisms within us that make us whole. What is the single biggest problem with healthcare in the United States but pockets full of money - not pockets of humanity connecting with other pockets of humanity.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #25

#27
One thing I learned so far is though we lead a group or team we are always learners. Happy to be a learner, a student and will soon get back to being a teacher.☺✌

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Soon you shall read the buzz dear \ud83d\udc1d Fatima Williams. With people of your good caliber who wouldn't be a great leader?

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #23

You push our minds dear Ali Anani. We have now moved beyond the ordinary I have my head in my pocket would be the right thing to say I guess. I wish I had the opportunity to work under your leadership in a team. I can't wait to read the buzz. Thank you

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #22

#24
You push our mind. I wish I had the opportunity to work our your leadership in a team. I can't wait to read. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Dear \ud83d\udc1d Fatima Williams- I agree and you stretched my mind by writing "How did the noise enter our pockets"? You must be aware that answering this question is a buzz on its own. I am doing soon. I worked on sound and asking such an "innocent" question raised storms in my head. You are smart. Your mind is damn analytical. I shall respond soon in a buzz because such a powerful question requires a dedicated buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit- as a chemist I agree fully with you. There as there is a branch of chemistry on how to use microbes in chemical reactions. Yes, we humans tend to magnify risk and then avoid it more than with the profit. We are risk avoiders, and that is why the general impression about microbial actions is negative. I find this as part of human nature. e find people say Arabs are bad because they had bad experiences with them. So, the overall impression grows and spreads (likemicrobess spread!!!!). I hope this isn't true, and I experienced tat some people avoided dealing wit me initially.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Thank You Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman for bringing the issue of choices to the discussions. I hope I don't sound rude, but your comment brings an old joke to my mind. The joke is about a lady who wanted to tell her boy that she wan't that kind of girl. Before she could, she was. Sometimes, we have the choices, but without the self-empowering to do what we choose. Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #18

The picture of the fireworks turtle is so beautiful that I can't stop looking at it. Like the seahorse we have a responsibility to cater to what goes into our pockets. You say "We need to clean our pockets of silence from the microbial noises" How did the noise enter our pockets because we allowed it to. We need to be conscious and aware of the kind of people, place we are in or with and our actions. The low oxgyen indicators are a thorough understanding of how we wish to grow which helps us avoid contamination of our pockets. Great buzz with alot to think about. Thank you Ali Anani

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #17

The picture of the fireworks turtle is so beautiful that I can't stop looking at it. Like the seahorse we also a responsibility to cater to what goes into our pockets. You say "We need to clean our pockets of silence from the microbial noises" How did the noise enter our pockets because we allowed it to. We need to be conscious and aware of the kind of people, place we are with and our actions. The low oxgyen indicators are a thorough understanding of how we wish to grow which helps us avoid contamination of our pockets. Great buzz with alot to think about. Thank you Ali Anani

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #16

I want to use this time in defense of the humble microbial. We use the meme of clean and dirty so much that the unintended consequence has been the rise of immunity deficiencies that lead to greater allergic reactions, some allergic reactions far more dangerous to a human being than dirty microbial. Yet while we have hydrochloric acid in our stomachs to kill the bad microbes we ingest with food, we have the microbes that keep us alive and protect us - we may call ourselves human but a lot of what is human in us is microbial. For sure the stomach is a pocket, so that reference still works, but in the linings of our gut is our greatest friend - the microbial - and for sure there are nasty ones also - but good employees, good people, good leaders - all the same thing - the bad microbe is no different in bad than the bad person. If John Lennon sang "Give Peace a Chance" I sing today "Give microbes a chance".

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

A clean pocket would be an obvious choice if given the option. But those that don't have a choice can fall into the dirty pocket only to succumb to toxic people, such as an employee working for a bad employer or the situation in reverse. Spending time is the dirty pocket is a time waster and can be detrimental to one's future. Our pocket of choice must be clean but also we must have the clean pocket available to us. Unfortunately, some don't have the choice or could it be they don't believe they have the choice?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Very valid point dear debasish majumder. In fact, it is more often the environment. Toxic employers or employees intoxicate the environment. That we keep the pocket (environment) free of toxicity is of utmost importance. The pocket is the place and it has be be clean.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
I enjoyed fully your comprehensive comment dear Tausif Mundrawala. I liked very much your line "to break the eggshell of the subject...) as it conforms very ncely with using a rock to break the shell of ideas. Your dad was a very wise man as his sibling Tausif is.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #12

#11
Look forward to exchanging our thoughts and ideas Ali Anani. Your response has left me with more to think about.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
WOW! What a splendid comment this is Sara Jacobovici. I am imagining fractal pockets of time with our heads and not hands in it. Your comment flashes many ideas and I need to try to figure out how to best draw this image. May be you have an idea. Now how about the anti-negativity liquid for negative thinking? I imagine that the liquid has to come from within us. Could it be sprays of hope, purpose,persistence or positive thinking? You "sprayed " me with two wonderful questions and I am still searching for answers. So, you too,are still buzzing me with your probing questions.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Sara Jacobovici. I am happier that I read your mind and you mentioned the curvature of spacetime. I expected you to say so.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #9

My head is still buzzing Ali Anani. First, let me thank you for the mention and share of the image. Now, let me try to articulate what this buzz is opening up for me in my process of making sense of our 4th dimension, spacetime. By calling time, or giving it the space and form of pockets, and by having us place our "heads" in that formation is quite an image, in and of itself. Then you add the concept of that space being contaminated. You suggest that negative ideas can be a contaminant. That leads me to asking the question, what is the "antimicrobial liquid" in the pocket of time for negative ideas? You've left me with much to think about, as always, Dr. Ali.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #8

#5
Ali Anani is right @Mohammed A. Jawad, your line, "...put our heads into folds of time..." produces a fascinating image, reminding me of the process of gravitational waves. "Gravitational waves are ripples in the curvature of spacetime that propagate as waves at the speed of light, generated in certain gravitational interactions that propagate outward from their source." A very dynamic interaction!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
:)))- may be it is not either Pascal Derrien!

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #6

We need to clean our pockets of silence from the microbial noises is it poetic or aquatic ? :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I loved your comment and find it not only interesting. You picked the word fold and used it within a great context "put our heads into folds of time". You opened new thoughts for me Sara Jacobovici will be attentive to this as well.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

4 years ago #4

With all the immense inspiration around us, it matters most how we perceive realities, enliven our hearts for truer conscience and put our heads into folds of time to have clear insights. Interesting, isn't it?

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#2
my pleasure Ali Anani

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you and soon I shall reflect on your inspiration as well. Thank you for your sharing the buzz.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

love it, very inspiring Ali Anani

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