Originally Posted by cacheborn
I have been practicing Ho'oponopono for over a year now. The wonderful experiences I have had are too many. A somewhat sketchy account is here. Journaling about hoponopono/SR
That's great, thanks. How would you say it has changed you in that year?
I know this is a thread specifically on the book, Zero Limits
, and the method of Ho'oponopono, but I have been tying Loving What Is
into this and they really fit together.
I love how she (the author) says that all we have to do is to follow our passion. The decisions will make themselves, and not a single second before it is their time to be decided. It is impersonal; we do not think, but we are thought. There's no need to stress.
It's so interesting, yet frightening, to see the assumptions that we have that cause us endless grief. "This person shouldn't
be like this," but they are.
I also love her hands-off approach with children. That is, it seems that she doesn't really believe in punishment, because it is our own problem. That is a basic belief that I have—that children know basically what is right and wrong and just need some gentle guidance.
For instance, there was a four-year-old boy who was beating up on his little baby sister. Now with most children, they'd be punished. "You don't hit your sister," followed by some kind of timeout. However, this boy's parents took him to her, she did The Work with him, and with the parents. He said he was angry at his sister because she wouldn't play ball with him. The parents realized that when the mother was pregnant, they told the boy that he would have a playmate to do things with him and to play ball. So, he expected the baby to play ball, and she obviously couldn't. Once he realized that his sister couldn't play ball yet, he stopped his behavior.