Friday, May 24, 2013

Ho'oponopono Prayer

To tell you the truth, I haven't been being very nice to myself lately. Oh I've been going to bed early, eating healthy food, meditating and doing yoga, but inside the privacy of my own mind, I've been saying some mean stuff. To me.

Yesterday, it dawned on me to drop it--I realized I was only making myself sad. And then I got sad that I had made myself sad. So I decided to forgive myself. I went to yoga and tried to silently say the 5 Steps of Forgiveness to myself inside of my head, like a mantra. But the 5 Steps proved to be kinda cumbersome; I was trying to do what the teacher said and pay attention to my breath after all.

Somehow I remembered the Ho'oponopono Prayer and started to repeat it silently to myself: "I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you." I still have more forgiving to do, but it feels better to have the prayer running through my brain; it's cleaning out those nasty things that were there before. You guys, someday we're going to die, let's be nice to ourselves and to each other.

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