Two Illuminating Stories

Two Illuminating Stories

I witnessed the two following stories and pondered on their lessons and I am sharing them with you. You may find other wisdoms from them and I hope you share them.

Few of my friends and I shared a flat. One night a friend of us joined us for a night as early in the morning he was flying out. Our guest kept nagging for fear he would miss his plane. So, we secretly decided to play cards to pastime with an intention. We agreed that one of us would turn the light switch behind him so that we had total darkness. We would continue playing cards as if it was daylight. We did. The light was turned off. We continued playing. Suddenly, our guest started screaming "I am blind, I am blind. I can see nothing".

The story didn't end there. Having found out he was tricked the guest decided to go to bed. When he started snoring loudly we decided to play a different game. This time, we turned all the lights in the flat on as if it was daylight. We awakened our guest and started confusing him with messages that he was about to miss his flight. He dressed up very quickly, hurriedly carrying his suitcase and hardly finding the time to say goodbye. As soon as he went outdoors he realized it was still very dark. He knew he was tricked again. He came back cursing us.

Groupthink has its influence. Our friend was influenced by our continuing to play cards and thought he was blind. Groupthink may blind us and make us lose our identity, authenticity and senses. Groupthink effect might prolong as the same person fell in its trap twice in one night. This exemplifies the fact that we may switch off the light bulbs in our minds and think we are blind. Separating our minds from our senses is like switching off lights in a room. The darkness of the room doesn't mean we are blind; it s the darkness of separating our logic from our senses that lead us to think so.

This exemplifies the fact that we may switch off the light bulbs in our minds and think we are blind
Ali Anani, PhDย 

Having light in the room doesn't mean it is daylight outside; in contrast it could be very dark. We need our senses to work with our brains to reach at the right conclusions; else we start behaving wrongly by making wrong assumptions. To be tricked twice in the same night means that the person extended the same mistake: blind because it was dark surrounding him and light outside because it was like daylight inside.

Having light in the room doesn't mean it is daylight outside; in contrast it could be very dark
Ali Anani, PhD

Darkness may lead us blind; so does daylight. It is not only darkness that makes us unable to see reality. Daylight may do the same. We need to sense both together. We don't have darkness without the brightness of the day. Likewise; we don't have the light of discovery without having the darkness of the unknown. They work together. It is us who want the light without the darkness and the result is ending up living in darkness. Who shall switch the lights on?

Darkness may lead us blind; so does daylight. It is not only darkness that makes us unable to see reality. Daylight may do the same
Ali Anani, PhD


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Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #16

#18
Awe, so sweet! I wish I could meet so many of you!!

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#21
invisible invincible- I am vibrating with joy dear Anees Zaidi

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Elated to be belated and before ask and task- you have a special mind Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
My happiness stems from my sadness not having met you before dear Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #12

Great story Ali Anani with important life lessons. We don't experience happiness without experiencing sadness. Or shall I say, it's hard to appreciate happiness without experiencing sadness.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

No question about the validity of your comment my brother Anees Zaidi. This pursuit is what makes our lives worthy

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Thank you dear Anees Zaidi for writing a solid comment. In fact questioning assumptions is a continuous activity. We might assume and then find the proof. This proof is mostly valid within certain boundaries. If we step outside these boundaries we may discover new findings. Scientific history if full with examples.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Your comment is as much shining as your smile in your new photo Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. This is a grand comment and your adding SADD is of great relevance. We need to ventilate our minds and expose our minds to sunlight so that they may photosynthesize!. I surely look forward to reading your next buzz

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Mohammed Sultan- mind-boggling your comment is . This part moved me "The flashes of a spark are sensed better in darkness like dreams in which we see things more clearly than when we awake". I agree and relaxed minds may be more imaginative. My friend, I have to really think more before responding in detail

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
This is a hugely-remarkable comment Sara Jacobovici. It is the same as we expose plants to artificial sunlight to produce. I was planning to send you a write up in a message that is inspiring me to write a buzz. Now, I shall share it in public. I am reading a post in Scientific American titled "Do Plants Think? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-plants-think-daniel-chamovitz/ I hope you find the time to read it because it has a special interest to you that shall unfold in front of your eyes. The conclusion is that plants have thinking genes like us. Now, you strengthen this idea by mentioning tricking the system into thinking it is getting the extended sunlight hours. You open many new possibilities with this statement. You remind me of the poor lady who used to cook stones to trick her children that she was preparing food for them. I have much more to say; however I would love to read the comments of both Lisa Gallagher first. I shall devote my next buzz to build on this comment.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #6

Another thought provoking piece Ali Anani. My senses are working overtime. You add another dimension to the mind-body connection; meaning and the sensory system.You write, "Separating our minds from our senses is like switching off lights in a room....It is not only darkness that makes us unable to see reality. Daylight may do the same. We need to sense both together." Consciousness is the key element. If we rely only on the senses, we have one experience, if we rely only on the meaning of the senses, we have another experience. But consciousness can override one to influence the other. Take the condition SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, for example. With some individuals not receiving enough daylight hours can lead to depression. There are lights which mimic daylight that are placed in the individual's room to "trick" their system into "thinking" it is getting the extended daylight hours. What is interesting is that even though the mind is conscious of the fact that it is an artificial light source, the sensory system is accepting the light and allowing it to make a difference. On another note, the line that has left my senses in a haze is, "... we don't have the light of discovery without having the darkness of the unknown." Wow! Thanks Dr. Ali.

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Dears Sara Jacobovici- for you to know that I published the two stories I promised https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/two-illuminating-stories

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Your synopsis is just sound and uplifting dear Laurent BOSCHERINI. Thank you my friend

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
debasish majumder- you are a wise man. yes, w need effects that lead to self-renewal and that we move to a higher level. We may stay in one level to gain wisdom and gain energy to move up. We need a new synthesis as you wisely pointed out.

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

5 years ago #2

Thank you dear Ali Anani for sharing your insightful stories as a perfect paradigmatic prism of selfperception to define reality. Congratulations !

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

5 years ago #1

Thank you dear Ali Anani for sharing your insightful stories as a paradignamatic prism of selfperception.

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