30 Sep The Ripple Effect

Remember the honeybee’s ripple effect in collecting honey?

The great scientist Buckminster Fuller (considered to be both a true genius and a somewhat eccentric visionary) believed about the ripple effect of taking action. He explained this with the example of the honeybee. The honeybee’s primary objective is to obtain nectar to make honey. While going after the honey, however, it serves a much greater purpose. As it flies from flower to flower, it picks up pollens and ends up cross pollinating more plants than can be counted! It is an unintended ripple effect, but a very important one.

Fuller also explained that we are like speedboats – the sheer force of our forward motion creates ripple effects all around us.

This week, let’s remember to move ahead against the odds as we are often not aware of the true effects of our actions.

By the way, Brother Adam, an international authority in bee-keeping, resided at Buckfast Abbey in Devon for most of his 99 years.  I am a novice bee-keeper myself, and am constantly in awe of the community within the bee-hive: team work, productivity, focus, the real buzz of thousands of individuals working towards one goal.  However, it is also a dictatorship, chemical rule by a ruthless female…

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