P.O.W.~breathing in the wonders of life

this video is featured in my
big beyond… e•mag today,
i watched it,
i enjoyed it and
i wanted to also share it here~snb
.
Touching the Wonders of Life:
Thich Nhat Hanh “Thây” shares about the practice
of mindful breathing.
With each breath,
we can fully be in touch with life.
The first exercise is being Aware of your
in and out breath.
The second exercise is
Mindfulness – coming into the present moment.
This brings concentration.
We continue learning about dualism.
Birth and death.

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p.o.w.~desensitizing & minimizing fears

i think i used a form of this cognitive therapy ~ Exposure & Response Prevention ~
{its inception probably introduced by my marriage/divorce counselor}
with my fears {financial, relationship, creative, social} to start desensitizing myself in 2007.
and to this day, i look these phantoms in the face,
i don’t avoid them or
run from them or
become anxious by them.
It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.~Virginia Woolf
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BONUS P.O.V. on W.O.W.~5 stages of {letting go and} forgiving

a BONUS P.O.V. from a friend, eva la rue, that also affected me: “it’s not so much about somebody forgiving you or you going and saying ‘oh, i forgive them’ and ‘i forgive what they did to me,’ it’s about going in and actually saying to the other person, ‘how have i hurt you?’ even if you feel like you’re the one who’s been hurt, it’s letting go of your hurt for the moment and saying (or maybe letting go forever and saying): ‘how have i harmed you?’ because that makes the person, i’ve noticed, completely fall away. all the pretense all the anger all the resentment, it falls away. because we all really want somebody to say: ‘how have i hurt you?’ ‘what was it i did?” and ‘i’m sorry from the bottom of my heart.'” ~ SEE/HEAR/READ MORE ~

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W.O.W.~5 stages of {letting go and} forgiving

I saw a video on youtube titled “Forgiveness and the Freedom of Letting Go” tonight and it reminded me of my journey to forgiveness. i began to sow those seeds in 2004 and it took me five years to really get it, to literally know it and to honestly feel it. now pretty much any time something adverse happens to me, i am able to forgive faster, move through the pain or disappointment exponentially quicker, and return to living in the calm and peaceful state of a quantum nowness i have created for myself.~sb
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a little about “shakubuku~shakubuku~shakubuku”

“‘Shakubuku, literally means to “break, subdue.” Either break & subdue your deleterious cycles or you will be broken and subdued by it. Stop suffering and awaken to life’s potential.’
“i remember hearing about shakubuku and studying it at the kaikon in seattle during my buddhism days {i think i was about 5 or 6 years old} and i liked saying “shakubuku~shakubuku~shakubuku” – it had a sort of magical or mystical quality when inciting it & reciting it.
just a few years ago, i was reminded of its power & the importance of the message and so i invoked the words and the actions (à la “magic spell”) with regards to a certain someone who i allowed to interlope and wreak havoc in my life. the ~shakubuku~ worked!
today i thought of it again, and decided to share the power of shakubuku.” ~sarah nean bruce
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