Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House
“Spirituality is not religion. It is a path for us to generate happiness, understanding, and love, so we can live deeply each moment of our life. Having a spiritual dimension in our lives does not mean escaping life or dwelling in a place of bliss outside this world, but discovering ways to handle life’s difficulties …
“Praying to the Lord in situations of calamity (for Him to modify them) only demonstrates how little faith we have in the arrangements He is making in our lives. The Lord arranges everything in the life of his devotee by His own desire, without being influenced by any other factor. Why should a devotee then …
The “pink robots” in this song represent breast cancer. Full lyrics HERE.
One of my favorite charities is The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. They do exactly what the name implies, plant fruit trees. The trees provide food when the fruit is ripe, a beautiful park when they’re out of season, and always cleanse the air of carbon; win-win-win. To learn more, visit them HERE.
“As for those calamities that have manifested themselves in entire states and provinces, no one should resort to anxiety. Free of anxiety, one should implement any solution that is available at that time.” ~Mahabharata (12.330.15), via The Harmonist
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things.” ~Philippians 4:8
Lyrics available HERE. Unfortunately, John Prine is currently in critical condition battling the coronavirus. He had part of a lung removed several years ago as treatment for cancer, so he is at a particularly high risk. You can follow his wife’s Twitter account for updates, HERE.
“I kept asking and we did models. These are 2.2 million people would have died. And so, if we could hold that down, as we’re saying, to 100,000 – it’s a horrible number, maybe even less, but to 100,000, so we have between 100 [thousand] and 200,000 – we altogether have done a very good …
“The very first sign of waking up is the insight that we are not doomed to retrace our steps forever.” ~Mingyur Rinpoche —•— “Wake up and live!” ~Bob Marley
I wish that Bob Dylan’s songs had to be introduced with a little history lesson to explain what he was upset about. But they don’t. Things haven’t really changed all that much. Full lyrics available HERE.