Lisa Vanderburg

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Re-Making Season!

Re-Making Season!

So stirred was I to the extraordinary wisdom of our much respected and beloved聽Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee聽- particularly in his recent buzz聽Breaking off for a Reason; I had made a couple of comments already and had to do stuff for the hubby. I eagerly returned to the buzz, there were a gzillion more brilliant and thoughtful answers. I may have applauded them, but but but but....there was an elephant in the room that nobody wanted to talk about, I thought; quite incorrectly, I should add!


Confession is good for the soul. That said, I was going to reply:


''Wow...so many genuinely thorough and thoughtful comments from EVERYONE - I had to take off to attend to a need and - bam!聽Sara Jacobovici聽, you andSara Jacobovici: do you both think your synchronicity is based on a similar sense-of-self rather than solely intellectual kinship? Of course, I'm over-simplifying, but I am curious! It seems to me that I tend towards the darker side and am drawn naturally to look for threat...is that a lack of sense-of-self? Don't get many detractors here (as聽Javier 馃悵 beBee聽rightly says), and that is certainly NOT my intention. It is an honest question I ask; not borne of negativity! 聽 聽 聽Lisa Vanderburg, Professional wobbly table-leg
#29Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee聽brings up some very valid points, as does聽Harvey Lloyd #23. 聽 聽聽Lisa Vanderburg, Professional Over-Thinker with only two brain cells
Am I merely bleating or is it '..a question of divergence on values, experience and expectations' as聽Javier 馃悵 beBee聽#2 says? '....is our responsibility solely based on our ability with voicing ideals?' '' 聽 聽聽Lisa Vanderburg, Accredited Twonk聽

It's not that there was anything particularly聽wrong about the above statements but something stopped me. What? Why? I couldn't put my finger on it...it was certainly 'not in line' with what everyone else seemed to be picking up. Feeling woefully confused and inadequate (and a little scared, fearing I'd cause unintended offense), I took it up with the Author: what was wrong with my thinking?聽

He did what the greatest mentors do - he didn't answer directly; didn't berate or correct; even went so far as to say it would be a reasonable question! It was his patience, agape love and gentleness that allowed me to see what I couldn't before - the projection of my own fears.


My dear Dr. Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee聽doesn't care for titles; doesn't need them. He is my Albatross and I'm going to grow me a pair of better wings just to follow in his wake - I so want to LEARN, so want to SEE, so want to GROW UP - I'm 59 and one quarter, for crying out loud.


Bless you, sweet man and Mentor. You have allowed me to adjust a much misunderstood human asset; to 'change my mind!'

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Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #21

#21
Such a love you are ! :)

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

5 years ago #20

#18
I agree with my pal Pascal Derrien and bless your hearts for crying out loud for the right reasons 鈽吼煈嶁樅

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #19

#18
Gotta agree with Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Anyhoo, your honesty and courage wins over my twonk-hood :)

Ali Anani

5 years ago #18

#18
You are in the center Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

5 years ago #17

that's a kool tribute to a bright mind :-) surrounded by equally sharp brains (not sure what I am doing there but....) :-)

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #16

#16
haha....that's loving of you Harvey Lloyd!! Mine comes out and stands at the end of my bed, so my husband tells me during his parasomnia phases.; doesn't help :)

Harvey Lloyd

5 years ago #15

#13
The monster under the bed is truly our guide to humanity. I finally realized the monster wasn't going away so i taught it to dance. We now explore together the nuances of the human condition.

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #14

#8
Me too - It's a natural privilege to see you both soar so elegantly and eloquently!

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #13

Thank you so much for the share, sweet bees!

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #12

#5
Sage words Harvey Lloyd and I'm grateful to you! I have learned in my long and strange life that the monster under the bed is still alive and kicking. Then again, so am I :)

Ali Anani

5 years ago #11

#10
I repeat what Harvey Lloyd wrote in his comment #5 "nd your raw evaluation of self. This is a quality that i enjoy".

Ali Anani

5 years ago #10

#8
Thank you and I share same feelings dear Sara Jacobovici. Please tag me when you publish.

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #9

#4
What can I say my dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee that could possibly do justice to your immense and unconditional love that you hold openly to so many like me? My bleating you understood immediately - you saw not born of envy (which was probably my worry), but of the yearning to really understand the synchronicity you and the beautiful "Queen of Paradoxes" share so I can stretch! If I cannot admit I'm flawed then what chance do I have in growing?

Ali Anani

5 years ago #8

#5
Thank you and you aren't less so dear Harvey Lloyd

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #7

#4
Beautifully written Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I am taken in by all you say and hope that our connection continues to grow.

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #6

#3
Lovely Sara Jacobovici, I am honored. My mind can be such a girl sometimes :)

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #5

#2
Beautiful and true Chas \u270c\ufe0f Wyatt!

Harvey Lloyd

5 years ago #4

Lisa Vanderburg thanks for the mention and your raw evaluation of self. This is a quality that i enjoy. Our narratives tend to blind us to the reality that others have a different one. To understand this concept is to share a journey with others without judgement. Most important is the reflection from our own mirror is difficult but to truly discuss it within the domain that stirred such reflection, is courage. Being human is our only choice that allows us to challenge not only ourselves but others. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is a gracious explorer of humanity as he looks at nature and the human condition.

Ali Anani

5 years ago #3

My dear Lisa Vanderburg- the comments on my buzz that you mentioned in your buzz questioned the validity of virtual friendship and if it would be a lasting one. Now, your buzz answers me indirectly and with great sharpness. Social media may form what I call "Mindful friendship" as I have with you. This buzz and dedication froze me in my place even though the emotions are burning fire. To feel freezing when placed in fire is a strange one. The warmth of your words and sincerity may move a mountain. Yet; paradoxically I am freezing because I feel so cold being unable to match your kindness. If in anyway I helped you change your mind to the better then this is a reward for me as well. You are a great human and to be of help to you in any way is a credit that I am proud of. As for your mention of the "Queen of Paradoxes" and I refer to dear Sara Jacobovici- we are cousins in blood, but far more is our oscillating souls dance to the beauty of learning from each other with respect. Your question is a deep one- when do two people find themselves in synchronicity? It is not a coincidence that Sara and I thought of the same thing or even acted on issues at the same time without realizing it such as publishing in simultaneity our first live videos on beBee. So much more to think about. One thing that runs spontaneously is thanking you for this great buzz and for your great appreciation and courage to tell your story.

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #2

Well done Lisa Vanderburg! I respect and admire that you "speak" your mind. In this way, I get to hear your voice.

Lisa Vanderburg

5 years ago #1

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - this is for you, in gratitude!

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