Hoʻoponopono (ho-OP-o-no-PO-no) is a Hawaiian practice of forgiveness and reconciliation that uses four simple phrases to improve the quality of our relationships.
Adding these phrases to your relationship vocabulary and mindset will create a foundation for strong, healthy, respectful interactions.
These four little sentences have a lot of power to alter the course of a disagreement. They can also get your relationship back on track if an argument becomes hurtful.
Write these down on a sticky note or put them in your phone as a reminder:
If you tend to be critical of yourself, these phrases can also be used to gentle the hurt sometimes caused by self-judgment.
Should you catch yourself being demanding or hurtful in your thoughts, look in a mirror and say the phrases out loud. It may feel a little weird, but it works!
Deanna S., MA| WHEN Being Advisor