Harvey Lloyd

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The Journey Is Everything

The Journey Is Everything





A picture can show us many things and conjure up different emotions.  

I used to pass a graveyard everyday going to work.  Not sure why but one day seemed to be different, I looked at all the granite and different ways that folks remember their loved ones. That day i saw every tombstone represented a life that attempted to make the world, community, their families better by just plain living.  This revelation opened my ears to my own stories or journey.


Social media is one place where we get to share our experiences.  I sense though that social media, for some, has become a destination or an end to this "journey process".  I am youthful to the social media scene so can't speak in the language that would state i am a veteran.  I can say that writers seem to fall into two major categories.  Those looking for experience and those who are sharing.  Social Media is a great place to share your experiences you have had with the world, community or your family.


It is difficult to create these experiences “online”.  If we look to share in someone else's experiences it is difficult for any writer to demonstrate the fullness of the experience in 2000 characters or more.  An example is @Ali Anani posted  a picture of him and his daughter and with a few words he inspired me to think about raising my own daughters.  A connection of life experience was made not by his writing but yet, his journey and mine connected.  Not having experienced the raising of daughters i could only have read his words, not his experience.


I have two goals of this post.  One that you will find journeys with people in your life that grow you and cause you to evaluate your own journey and second, that you will share those journeys here on BeBee.


Use caution though.  Sharing a real journey with real folks is not always pleasant.  All journeys have potholes, roadblocks and sunny days.  How we traverse and what we learn is important.  I have found many folks on BeBee who have had rich journey’s and share them. Their journeys were tragic, exciting or enriching.


The common denominator with each journey (Writer) is how it changed their perspective, within their own lives.

Perspective change is the part of the journey that doesn't happen if we don't share a walk with others.  Knowledge is an awesome tool but the journeys we share with others is the opportunity to convert knowledge to wisdom.


Engage in someone else’s journey.

Now to see if my negative picture experiment worked please give, in 10 words or less, your answer to the following equation:  (No extra points for additional words.)


You + someone else = ?


No prizes just an experiment to see the effects of a negative picture.

Picture Credit: http://isha.sadhguru.org/blog/sadhguru/masters-words/essential-nature-of-journey/



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Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #9

#17
Absolutely. This is the new frontier we find ourselves within. Sadly fear keeps us from exploring in the information age. Thanks for the comment and stopping by.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #8

#15
Thanks for the share and comment . The journey of friendship is a challenging one at times. But the experiences we gather along the way sometimes outweigh the challenges. Caution is certainly the word to use as we challenge ourselves in new relationships. Expectation can often get run over by different value sets. Thanks again.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #7

Knowledge is an awesome tool but the journeys we share with others is the opportunity to convert knowledge to wisdom. I agree with this and am I experiencing it everyday. Use caution though. Sharing a real journey with real folks is not always pleasant and I've seen people do this as well. Be Brave would the word I would use than caution. I've seen people crumble and fall. I've seen people stand up and fight and I've seen people leave. You + someone else = Friendship that's begins a learning journey and I don't see the picture as negative. Thanks Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #6

#13
Be very careful here, you are being logical. I appreciate the logic and the comment. Many things exist in this world that can assist us along the journey we call life. Fire and social media being two. But like all things, and especially in America, addictive behaviors with fire/social media and other life enhancements can be detrimental to life. The unfortunate aspect is we are deep in the rabbit hole before we see, if ever, the tool has now become the drug.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #5

Saying writers break into two categories, those sharing and those looking for experience is a very unique and insightful way to put it. You know social media cane be very limiting if it is abused, someone may live more of their life on Facebook with their friends, but in that sense social media is no different than fire, it's a tool. Fire can be used to cook, to keep us warm, or it can be used to burn someone's home down. Social media is a tool, but it could be over used and take away from someones journey and real life experiences absolutely . Good piece, good thoughts.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

An example is @Ali Anani posted a picture of him and his daughter and with a few words he inspired me to think about raising my own daughters. A connection of life experience was made not by his writing but yet, his journey and mine connected. Not having experienced the raising of daughters i could only have read his words, not his experience. It is by accident that I saw this buzz dear Harvey Lloyd and I am privileged to have a mention in it. Proudly I am because you walked the talk and I feel the truthness in your writing "Knowledge is an awesome tool but the journeys we share with others is the opportunity to convert knowledge to wisdom". Shared proudly.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #3

#7
Sorry i should have removed that line from the post. I was doing a small experiment concerning pictures and their ability to get folks to read. Didn't work out so i changed the picture to one that was contemplative, than dreadful (Tombstone). Thanks for your comment and i was really interested in how others would describe their journey of relationships in just a few words. Thanks for your comments, Deb Helfrich and @Praveen Raj Gullepalli

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #2

#3
That was a mouth full of words that said alot. Thanks for the ten words, Deb Helfrich

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #1

#1
Maybe i should kick off the word game: You+Someone else=Wisdom, adventure, perspective, enlightenment, challenges and the ability to share.

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