Love and gratitude: the divine economy (3/3)

Love and gratitude is a powerful formula, but when things go wrong, we need to be reconciled to one another. For this we need forgiveness; and for this, we need yet one more thing: the change of heart that the Greeks name μετάνοιαmetanoia.

A friend told me about a Hawaiian reconciliation practice called ho’oponopono. This has a formula of four statements:

I love you
I’m sorry
Please forgive me
Thank you

This seems to work even if you just say it to yourself.

Most amazing of all, we seem to be able to use it for other wounded people. Just say these words – to yourself – with the intention to help someone you know is wounded, and healing seems to come.

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~ by scalambra on December 25, 2011.

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