The Global Warming of Self

The Global Warming of Self


The effects of global warming are well-studied. A great resource to understand this global warming is shown in the linked image below.

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The image is self-explanatory. Sun is the source of global energy. It is a chaotic energy meaning that it is not focused. This energy has β€œaction hubs” such as those in E (ocean heating) and I (Albedo effect). Hub β€œI” then produces another hub A (melting ice). Each hub produces further effects on the global warming. Interesting is that all hubs interact and produce C (permafrost pandemic) and thus compounding this effect. These are dormant bacteria in the ice and may be released if ice melts and cause great harm to humanity. Warming up has its bill.

In analogy, the global warming of self may lead to similar results. The heatmap of our emotions were studied as is shown in the reference below.

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A group of bio-medical engineers from Aalto University researched 700 volunteers from Finland, Sweden and Taiwan in order to map human bodily sensations connected with certain emotions. In this image, warm colors indicate regions of increased sensation while blue and black areas represent decreased sensation. Red color is noticeable in negative feelings such as fear and anger. These are signals that we are β€œwarming up”. Should this warming extend in frequency, intensity and time they shall create their β€œwarming up” ups as in noticed in the warming of the climate. The complexity of such warming up is beyond our understanding, but they shall lead to same effects we currently encounter with the global warming up of the climate.

One of the great reasons for the global warming up of self is the build up of grudge and desire to revenge from wrongdoers who hurt us. However; this puts us far from self-equilibrium and on the edge of chaos. Here we have the opportunity to self-organize to better ourselves or kindle the β€œfurnace of hatred and grudge” inside us that only produces intoxicating gasesΒ  and releases bacteria that was dormant like we experience in the permafrost pandemic resulting from the global warming of the climate. Recently, RenΓ©eΒ Cormier published a great buzz on forgiveness titled (The power of forgiveness) that is a must read.

There is a great and ancient story of two Arab friends walking in the desert. One of them hurt the other and said nasty things to him. The hurt man went down and wrote on the sand β€œtoday my friend X hurt me). They kept walking and suddenly they ran into sinking sand. The friend who was hurt started sinking. His friend, who hurt him, extended a helping hand to him and saved his life. This time the saved man went down and inscribed on a rock β€œtoday my friend X saved my life”. His friend asked β€œwhy did you write on the sands when I hurt you, but this time you did so on a rock”? The friend responded because bad memories should blow away by the wind, but good acts should stay for long”.

We need to let the wind blow away our grudges. This is the message that both of Harvey Lloyd and David Navarro LΓ³pez highlighted in their comments on my previous buzz β€œChoices with no return point” that prompted me to write this one. To both friends I am deeply grateful.

Forgiveness is opening possibilities; revenge is closing them.
Ali Anani

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
Thank you Rachel Withers HQ for stopping by and giving me a doze of appreciation

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
Right you are Kevin Baker for if somebody doesn't have a healthy relationship with self how could S/H have good relations with others? WE can't give what we don't have.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
Tausif Mundrawala- Yes, I recall your grateful post and I all say that your post and gesture to your friend as well as your comment are all etched in rock. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Thank you for your affirmation dear friend.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

1 year ago #37

#39
I definitely think it is not at all technical. I thought it was very very clever !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Thank you for warming me with your comment Louise Smith. It is so nice to read a comment from you after a while. I am glad you liked the title because it seemed technical to me at first. Then I decided to keep it because it is an "honest" title reflecting the idea of the post.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Fay Vietmeier Fay- I am glad my comment resonated with your words tell a lot about us and my comment reflected the feelings I have reading your comments over the last few months.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

1 year ago #34

Your headline grabbed me Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and I couldn't resist reading this ! "the 11 key global warming tipping points" is a great article But the Psychologist in me loves your "global warming of self" !

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #33

@AliAnani You are so very insightful Ali ;~) WOW I would be hard pressed to think of anything more valuable: "peace in your heart" and "firm faith of our Creator" I often encourage those around me (most recently my precious son-who has the world washing over him) If anyone needs peace ... just spend time with the "Prince of Peace"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Fay Vietmeier Fay- I told you somewhere else that the more I read your comments, the more I feel the peace in your heart because of your firm faith of our Creator. I have also noticed that you have studied other religions than yours. May peace last in your heart and soul.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #31

@AliAnani Another "Ali insight" ... Creativity blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. My perspective is strongly shaped in the spiritual...here you are Ali, bringing me back to earth ;~) My "lovely insights" ... when I have them ;~) I believe come from the Source of all creativity ... our Creator ... He will illumine our mind (with wisdom & "lovely insights") ... if we ask Him "So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Thank you John Rylance for your challenging comment. Your "two things" make me think. There are forces such as the wind force that we can't predict when it shall blow.All what we can do is be prepared for the unpredictable. Some people may blow their "wind of power" at anytime and what can we do better than being prepared? Sometimes reading a post will send us in a turmoil without realizing it is coming. Nature loves surprises. e The heat maps are judgmental and we need to do more to improve them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #28

This post has finally come over my horizon.  On reading it two things struck me. First the obvious link between Global warming, the Ice Age, and the body images of Happiness and Depression. I tried to grade the other images in between the two extremes, but couldn't to my satisfaction.  Second was the part played by the wind. Often heard on Weather Forcasts the temperature will X degrees, but there will be a wind chill factor of X degrees.  Which started me thinking of the effect all variations of wind effects from breezes through to full blown tornadoes and hurricanes. These are the factors in our lives which govern/prompt dependant on their severity shape our lives. It's how we weather the storm that counts.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
Fay Vietmeier Fay- You reminded me of my presentation as I mentioned in my previous response. The wind of emotions in storytelling https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/the-wind-of-emotions-in-storytelling Wind blows and ideas blow as well. The potential of creating ideas increases as the potential of different feelings is greater.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3. Fay Vietmeier- thank you for the inspiration by reminding us of the above great quote. Now,replace the word spirit with creativity or creative ideas and we have a new definition of creativity. These ideas blow in our minds, but we don't know where these ideas are going to take us or where and how they came from. This is what I wish to call now "the spirited chaos". You, Fay, being the "well-spring spirit" don't know where your lovely insights come from pr where they would take you. Isn't this "sweet chaos"> I truly enjoyed your writing and approving the theme of this post= "the global warming of self". Yes, we are part of nature interacting with it at all times. From it we came and in it we must go. It is the good earth.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #25

@AliAnani As always Ali "mind-stirring" ... you are as a wind of creative thought ;~) The global warming of "self" ... RICH INSIGHT I like the connecting of the earth to the human condition Immediately this takes me to the spiritual For the spirit of "self" assuredly grows ... if its lending to "global warming" I can not say ... it is beyond my understanding The "spirit of self" is reflected in: GREED - fear - anxiety - sadness - anger - PRIDE - contempt - envy - shame - depression Our spiritual condition is reflected in these life-robbing conditions The "wind" always reminds me of the God's Holy Spirit from John 3: "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” I really liked the ancient story of the two Arab friends

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Excellent comment Roberto De la Cruz Utria and to the point. I am now of the view that a burning fire extinguished itself when it has no more supplies of burning material. I tend now to let people with grudge feed their internal furnaces. If I respond they may find the fuel the stock that keeps their furnaces burning. Yes, you said it right by saying grudge consumes ourselves. In fact, it could do even more harm. I am very appreciative of your highlighting the analogy between our mind climates and the natural climate. I thrive on comments of the quality of yours.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
You are right because unless we discuss the root of fear we only deal with its symptoms.The system might disappear for a while, but the roots of fear get strengthened. If we were to draw heat maps of fear that hasn't been discussed as openly as you and your wife did I am sure the map shall only intensify. Great ideas for further consideration.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #22

#21
Fear has many faces. It is the face of fear that we experience in others. But the face is not the motivation but the outcome. My wife and I took a journey a few years back where we set up intimate conversations. There were only two rules. We couldn't describe ourselves by discussing what the other did/does. 2nd we couldn't explain our behaviour by invoking someone else's, either each other our outside the marriage. This made us describe the fear we were sensing in our lives and how others or ourselves were invoking the fear. We developed a confidence and fear language that we now can express our fears and skip over the resulting behaviours. It strengthened our marriage considerably. It also reduced the times we needed to seek forgiveness. If we can't get to the fundamental in our fears then we will constantly battle at the persona level. "Hoping" the other understands my shadow fears. Why hope, why not get it on the table in all its anxiety and find peace within it. We share statements like: That person really made me feel alone; That situation really made me shrink in my self esteem or confidence; That group of people made me eel small. Plus many others.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
With all honesty I don't know of any other person that can read my intentions as you are Harvey Lloyd. I smiled reading your line "For example if fear is triggered, it may produce disgust, which adds anger as a response which through discourse shame and contempt get added, leading to anxiety. Or one of the others".Why is that because I am drafting collecting my thoughts for my next post. One emotion that attracted my attention is frustration leading to anger. I am looking for emotions that put humans on the extreme and far-from-balance. In these situations we need creativity.I have some fantastic examples of creative products that resulted from frustration. Now, back to you I wonder if frustration and fear are linked in any way. I am still pondering on this. Hence, your comment just open my mouth with surprise. I opted to add a face with a thermometer πŸ€’ πŸ€’ to show you my "thermal image" reading your comment.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #20

In your heat graph of the various conditions one might find themselves, i think we could state that fear is the only fundamental heat graph. The rest are emergent from the level of heat found in each's fear. Fear manifests the others. I think we could also state depression, anxiety, happiness and maybe neutral are conditions that fear has run through the others and now culminate within one of these conditions. For example if fear is triggered, it may produce disgust, which adds anger as a response which through discourse shame and contempt get added, leading to anxiety. Or one of the others. I found that most conditions of the human heart emanate from fear of some loss. Either physical or metaphysical. Embarrassment is the fear of being found out and you were, Pride is the fear that we don't measure up or our identity is not as we thought. Many more. It might be interesting if you gathered your people graph similar to how you did the one above it. Should prove fruitful in thought.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Love appears to define itself- this is a great thought. Love is spontaneous and instead of saying self-organizing I say self-defining. Surely, an idea to ponder on.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #18

#17
I went to a conference on this topic and one of the speaker very diligently pointed out that we: plan more for a new house build; are more concerned with contract language; and finally the criteria of picking friends............Than we are in understanding the definition of love between a couple. Love appears to define itself within a relationship. But when we fellowship in love we get to learn the definition between each other without the spikes of discontent being the teacher.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
As usual, you challenge our minds with your great comments Harvey Lloyd I wrote few buzzes on love and what it is. One post that generated more than (160) comments is The Paradox of Love: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-paradox-of-love Another post is "Because I loved you so much I stopped loving you" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/because-i-loved-you-so-much-i-stopped-loving-you Your comment here is great and when love is a shared value then forgiveness is possible. Love is greater than retaliation and even greater than death. Love is the sponge that absorbs ill=doings and goes beyond their boundary. I do hope to read responses on your comment my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
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Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #15

I wanted to expand on the forgiveness concept i hope this post is the appropriate place to do so. Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier did and excleent job within this concept in her post https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/harness-the-power-of-forgiveness Love whether brotherly (Agape) or Marital love the basis is the same. Love is defined in many ways but we experience love in others actions. What are the guiding forces or motivation of love that help us understand each other? In America there are some standard definitions given in marriage ceremonies that define love. The definition is more the components for our edification. "Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." If i share this belief or definition of love with my wife, i know why i seek forgiveness. I transgressed one of these areas. It doesnt change the challenge we face within each other but allows for our own shortcomings to be moved out of the way. Enabling the challenge to be met with both hearts and not against each other. Tolerance on the other hand is when we don't share the same definition as above. Tolerance should only be used like a medicine the doctor ordered. The objective with tolerance is to seek understanding of what we share. Tolerance as a long term medication always fails.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

John Rylance- I seek your valuable feedback

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Great and keep smiling my good friend Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier for sharing the buzz.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

Your posts always make me smile dear Dr. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I can't imagine, if our body were to heat up with hatred every time, I'd imagine each of us would be a walking time bomb. But God created us in such a way that love, affection and forgiveness triumphs all the bad emotions. There is so much goodness in the world we just need to keep planting good seeds as you do with each of your buzzes. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
I am the one to thank you Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier.I am glad you liked the story. Your buzz is a lovely contribution and it honors me to mention it.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

1 year ago #10

I love the old Arab stories. My children's father had a ton of them that he used to share with me. Always a great moral. Thanks for mentioning my post.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Debesh Choudhury- yes and you have a point. Your suggestion is great and calls for the standardization of heatmaps colors, regardless of their use. A great suggestion.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Thank you dear Debasish Majumder for commenting and sharing the post. Our senses feed our brains and it is maturity that treats such information with understanding and empathy.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Spot on Marisa Fonseca Diniz.I like your concise short comment. In one line you said a lot.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Thank you Paul and I appreciate your comment. You are a gem yourself.

Debesh Choudhury

Debesh Choudhury

1 year ago #5

Very interesting article Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee .. It is mesmerizing to see the emotion induced warming of the human body. The choice of the colors are not unique. It is tempting to adopt a color code that the world famous writers attached with emotions of the characters in their novels.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #4

every action has a reaction and the two separate incidents having two separate reactions and being judged by the two separate sensory organs. now the question is, only out of our sensory organs through which we receive the impulses of external world can alone judge and fix the problems we are confronting? however, lovely insight sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Marisa Fonseca Diniz

Marisa Fonseca Diniz

1 year ago #3

Very interesting reflection article. Forgiveness is a difficult attitude for those who can not see the good that it makes those who need to release all the rage.

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

1 year ago #2

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Another gem...thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier- you are mentioned in this post.

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