Underground Feelings

Underground Feelings

The idea of this buzz initiated by me reading on how best to cook vegetables. Underground vegetables are best cooked if initially they are placed in cold water and slowly taking the water to the boiling point. Above-ground vegetables are best cooked in already boiling water.

The questions that loomed my mind (and still) are why vegetables hide underground and if they are hiding something away from our eyes? Like an iceberg what we see on the surface can be substantially different from what the hidden parts.

Examples are many:

Β· Hidden feelings

Β· Hidden facts

Β· Hidden secrets (not publicly-known secrets)

Β· Hidden movements

Β· Hidden intentions

Underground vegetables do this for different reasons- one of which is that they may spread their roots easily in the loose soils and may be to keep away from our harvesting hands. Because they are unseen, we don’t know how they are performing underground. Maybe to keep us wondering what they are doing underground! We look for signs to question their healthiness below. If yellowing of leaves such as in potatoes, or the seen of a tilted plant happen then we question the quality of soil they are in and the availability of oxygen and nutrients.

Our hidden feelings may suffer from the same if kept underground. Overtime, we become β€œyellowish”, and the soil we grow in may be poor and deprived of nutrients to help us live joyfully. We may become tilted and as much as we try to hide our feelings there are eyes that capture our weakness from the signals, we send out without realizing we are sending them. Suppressing our feelings and not releasing them will only deteriorate us and as much as hard we try to hide them; we can’t hide the signals that give to watchers.

This leads to a leadership and the mistakes leaders make when dealing with out who have hidden feelings. They tend to treat them with hot anger. This is equivalent to placing wrongly underground vegetables in boiling water. Those people need to be put in cold water and heating the water slowly by encouraging them with empathy to release their feelings.

Hidden feelings have their price even for great achievers. You may have heard of the impostor syndrome. On the surface we see their successes and achievement. But underground these great achievers feel their achievements resulted because of their luck and not because of their efforts. These people belittle themselves by denying their success. Denial has its price as well and may result in their β€œyellowing” without them realizing it.

One more example is the hidden intentions in negotiations. The negotiators may do this sending their roots searching for nutrients to deprive the other party of them. Some negotiators may tend to walk away from the negotiation because they get angry. This is the wrong approach because if the other party is hiding their real intentions then don’t put them in the boiling waters of your anger. A more patient approach is needed by slowly heating them to release their intentions. This can be achieved by asking β€œcold questions”.

Behind the warm waters of compliments maybe there are hidden intentions. Be aware of sweet compliments that have hidden roots forming a net to trap you in.

I dedicate this buzz to the great cook Randall Burns. I thank you for your comments helped me outline this buzz.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
Thank you dear Tausif Mundrawala and I look forward to your engagement with the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Few days that shall lead to snowball effect. Remember this dear Tausif. By the way, I would love to read your comment on my last buzz "Seas of Creativity". If you do, please watch the embedded videos. They are super.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
The light that shines in midnight is so valuable for us. Congratulates dear Tausif Mundrawala and I am genuinely pleased for you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
Your bright comments more than satisfy me my dear Tausif Mundrawala. By the way, I thank you for sharing the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Dear Tausif Mundrawala- I really need time to comprehend the depth of your comment. For now, I say that people tend to attack us from our weakest points. We are as strong as our weakest points are. No matter how strong the muscle is, attackers target our weaknesses. So, why our strengths build us internally, we need to pay attention to our liabilities. Our inner strength helps us cope but without letting others wreck us. So much still to ponder.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
The iceberg story keeps repeating itself Roberto De la Cruz Utria. People are attracted by appearances mostly more the the core. I experimented on this opinion. I offered separately a sample of individuals to choose a pack between two. One was packed in newspaper with a precious stone inside. In the other package, which was nicely packaged, I put an artificial flower. Not a single person went for the newspaper packaging.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Thank you my friend Roberto. We hide our precious things or what we are ashamed to show the world of I don't have gold to hide). Yes, I agree with you in full. If people with hidden personal agenda assumes leadership they are going to lead the organization to chaos. Therefore, as you outlined, we should be careful to uncover those hidden feelings before we trust them and give them leadership roles.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you dear for resharing the buzz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
It is always honorable to read your comments dear Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. I am satisfied that you find the buzz if value. I shall keep trying to do so.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#25
Educational and enlightening presentation Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thank you for sharing.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Thank you dear Savvy Raj and I appreciate your acknowledgement of others. You have a "dancing" and harmonious spirit.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
I accept fully your analogies dear Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. You remind me of my presentatio: The Half Lemon Creative Metaphor: https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/the-half-lemon-creative-metaphor If we squeeze a cold half lemon we shall get much less juice. SO is the case of roots and it is better to steam them slowly. This applies to humans to get their juicy ideas. No half lemon shall give you juice without squeezing. However, exaggerated squeezing shall damage the lemon and scatter its juice. Humans are the same as they need little pressure to make them productive. Too much pressure will "disintegrate" them and scatter their juices. It amazing how the same applies to roots.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

I believe underground roots function to interact, in the case with plants, the ecosystem, and in the case with humans, community. With plants, underground roots influence their health and usefulness. In humans, also health and usefulness. Gently steaming vegetable roots release nutrients thus ensuring their usefulness. Overcooking them causes them to be mushy and flavorless. A gentle approach to humans hopefully brings out their best, while a less than subtle approach causes them to be edgy and annoyed. As with anything, approach with care and be aware of the interactions, whether hidden or above ground.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Your "roots" are so good that you show your appreciation for others John Rylance. I appreciate your feedback as it is a source of positive energy.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #19

I find all this fascinating, how many different ways to eat roots and what it says about people.  I'm tempted to say it's all a load of cruditΓ©s.  Whatever these post get the brain cells active.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
Not all underground vegetables are the same. Likewise, not all humans are the same as they have different characters and treated accordingly. Tell me what characters you have and I tell you what "treatment" suits you :)))

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

2 years ago #17

#18
I'm not so sure about that one...I prefer my roots gently 'steamed' to release their flavor (energy)...then submerged in a cool bath to douse the flame...I can feel the heat subsiding now;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Dear Cyndi wilkins #11. This is related to the roots of conflicts and the roots of plants. One idea that occurs to me now is that roots of some plants when grilled over an open flame they develop a crusty exterior and sweeten their starches' content. Can we 'boil" the roots of problems creatively to sweeten them and make them crunchier? Creativity is needed here. Other plants such as carrot give crunchy roots if roasted. All root vegetables can be fried up into crisp, delicious chips and as delicious as potato chips. I want to say that there are several possibilities to handle the roots of conflicts in such a way to sweeten them and give them a better taste.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

2 years ago #15

Great metaphor here Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.with the 'vegetables'...When we leave them unattended in a boiling pot for too long they begin to crumble and fall apart..Much like the unaddressed pain and anger left simmering in our own 'mental cauldron.' Eventually there is a breakdown in our resiliency, leaving us in a state of 'emotional paralysis' One minor conflict can send us into a boiling rage.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Thank you, as always, dear Debasish Majumder for your kindness in sharing the buzz and for commenting. I smiled while reading comment because I started drafting a new buzz, part of which will deal with self-illumination. That shall be then my response to your challenging comment.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #13

actually i think, all of our actions as well our feelings are out of the reflection being received by our sensory organs, the external as well internal and the matter we receive sometimes visible, sometimes hidden, depending its inherent quality, out of which it manifests its entity. whether complement or conspiracy, both are equally matter and both surprisingly engulf the minds of majority. the beauty in open and secret, as well unity in opposites comprised the entire configuration and being displayed in nature intriguingly. however, great buzz indeed sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
I add also that we may add salt to boiling water to raise its boiling points so that the food tastes better. Also, boiling help in releasing the flavors in the ingredients. Randall Burns knows better dear friend.

David Navarro LΓ³pez

David Navarro LΓ³pez

2 years ago #11

Two different things come to my mind after reading your post. One, it had to be seen the reason of hiding things. Two, some hidden things are pernicious, and maybe it is better to put them first in hot water, to get rid of them, and then proceed to cook. Just saying.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
That is a great example Randall Burns. You see our approach makes a huge difference. I thinks drawing visual pictures of anger in our minds will stick longer in our lives and may help us improve our reaction to anger. Else, we eat potatoes that are only ready on the outside. Yes, anger doesn't cook the "raw root problem".

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

2 years ago #9

#9
HaHa! never too late Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I just finished work myself. I hope you enjoyed your feast and celebration. Since you brought it up the reason for starting roots, mainly potatoes, in cold water is they cook more evenly throughout. The process is gentler and the heating process more uniform throughout the whole root whereas if you put a potato into boiling water the outside cooks and becomes mushy before the center is ready. This concept is very applicable to your analogy, particularly the anger issues. Showing anger to another can be scalding and detrimental without getting to the "root" of the problem. Anger is not the path to a solution, just like throwing a potato into boiling water.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I extend an invitation to Harvey Lloyd to share their experiences.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Sorry for the late reply dear Randall Burns. It is a feast here and I was out in a dinner gathering. First, I am happy that you liked the buzz because it is dedicated to you. I enjoyed immensely reading your comment. In particular, the very shining idea that we prepare the roots with cold water. I liked the way you highlighted why we do so "...hidden in our root, to be nurtured and grow while addressing the negative". You know you expand my thinking to new horizons. For example, we say the root cause of a problem and stop there. We forget how to handle the root. Also, root canal and why we remove the nerve first. If not, then you may imagine the experience of removing the root without cooling the patient with :cold" treatment first. I can think of many more examples. Your second point that when we grow the root remains an essential part. Again, this is a buzz on its own. Thank you for the enlargement of my thinking horizon.

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

2 years ago #6

Wow, very fascinating buzz Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Interesting analogy indeed! My interpretation of this would be that the root represents the more nebulous aspects of ourselves that are removed from our intellects. You have a point that the root may house our "secrets", emotional and psychological issues along with, in your example of negotiations, hidden agendas and ulterior motives. Admittedly this is a quagmire to begin dissecting due to all of the factors and traits collected in the "root", and the root being underground is very difficult for us, well our "intellects" /minds, to see and understand. But having said that the root is still an integral aspect of us which we could not live without. This could be discussed at great length hopefully others will join the conversation. As you say preparing the root with cold water is the best approach, it allows the chance for the positive aspects, our spirit/soul etc., which are hidden in our root, to be nurtured and grow while addressing the negative. I think that meditation is the perfect example of the "cold water" analogy which you use here. It allows us to try to address those conflicting hidden issues while still caring for the root so it grows stronger and healthier. Thank you again Ali for this great buzz, the analogy has really got me thinking...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
The esteemed Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado- I have to comprehend your comment before I may respond. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Thank you Jerry Fletcher for commenting and sharing the buzz. It is a modest effort to understand human behavior.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #3

Dr Ali, I think you may have touched on one of the roots of human behavior.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

#2
No, and I'd like to keep it this way...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Randall Burns- here is the buzz that I dedicated to you

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