Observing Bees- WHAT I LEARNED

i SAT IN A CHAIR OBSERVING THE BEES ON THIS BUSH. tHERE WERE 20 EST.

i MADE MENTAL NOTES ABOUT WHAT I NOTICED BUT DIDN’T CARE IF I REMEMBERED. i KEPT THE ABOVE PHOTO AS MY PHONE WALLPAPER, AND REFERRED TO IT FROM TIME TO TIME. GOING TO SLEEP I RECALLED THE IMAGE.

2 wks later : bees + Me =

  1. Bees didn’t care if they had to share with other bees, other types of bees, or other insects. (diversity and inclusion)
  2. Bees didn’t care if another bee got in the way or landed very close, just moved over or to a different part. (its okay to allow others to get in my “space” without permission) (accomodation)
  3. Bees didn’t respond to my movement. If my shadow fell they moved over from the shadow. Bees were neither afraid nor anxious. **this really gets me. apparently they trusted themselves to know if there was danger, and, as a PTSD person- really they trusted so to speak. there was no apprehension, but they did have awareness.

Now I will try to incorporate these practices into my own practices with others