Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

Forces Build

The two big theories in geology are Gradualism and Catastrophism. Gradualism preaches that change comes very slowly over a long period of time, Catastrophism teaches that forces build over a long period of time but release in a sudden burst. The classic example of the competing theories is the Grand Canyon. If you live in …

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Happy Little Mushrooms

These little Mycena mushrooms pop up in the mulch of our front garden. They only last the morning.  They shrivel in the heat of the afternoon, and don’t come back.  If you aren’t paying attention, you’ll miss them.

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Paths

Many paths lead from The foot of the mountain, But at the peak We all gaze at the Single bright moon. ~Ikkyū (1394-1481)

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Little or a Lot

Excerpted from What Makes You Not a Buddhist, ©2008, by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: One day a monk noticed a tear in Gautama Buddha’s robe and offered to stitch it, but Buddha refused his offer. He kept walking and begging alms in his torn robe. When he headed toward the hideout of a destitute woman, the …

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Can

Mona liked this fortune enough that she taped it to her desk.  🙂

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Wait

Sometimes a song invokes a certain feeling, even if the narrative isn’t clear. Full lyrics HERE.

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So

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”  ~anonymous

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Like feral waves to your mind

Wow. Full lyrics HERE.  There’s a live version posted HERE.

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One by One

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”  ~Charles Mackay, in Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowd ©1841, available for free at Project Gutenberg

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Moonlight

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3

Masculine:  “Brother from Another Mother” Feminine:  “Sister from Another Mister” Neutral:  “Sib from Another Crib.”

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Lighten Things Up

“If we’re not too confused or hard on ourselves, we will discover the sanity beyond habitual reactions. Identifying less with habits and more with our basic nature lightens things up. With more space in our mind, we take our reactions less seriously. We can watch them the way we would watch children at play– knowing …

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