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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Stop Twittering and Smell the Coffee

I often just stop to – focus on breathing, look around, listen to silence, smell my coffee, take a photo. What about you? ~ sarah nean bruce
“Let’s put down at least some of these gadgets and spend a little time just being ourselves. One of the essential problems of our society is that we have a tendency, amid all the craziness that surrounds us, to lose sight of what is truly human in ourselves, and that includes our own individual needs — those very special, mostly nonmaterial things that would fulfill us, give meaning to our lives, enlarge us, and enable us to more easily embrace those around us.”-Bob Herbert
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