Ho'oponopono and Self-discoveryHo'oponopono and Self-discovery
Published: July 17, 2009
Sadly, some of us get so busy “doing life,” making money, creating families, running businesses, starting new careers—that we never really stop to figure out who we really are.
Knowing yourself is realizing you were created as a unique being, and there is something special you can do better than anybody else. Once you figure out what it is, by discovering the true YOU, everything else will fall into place.
It's the secret to your success and happiness, business-wise and everything-else-wise.
Until I learned this, I was weighed down by trying to be perfect and do what others expected of me. I believed my happiness was in the material things, and I paid little attention to what my heart really wanted.
I only believed in those things I could see or touch. Then one day, when my son yelled at me in the same angry voice I'd been using for years with him. I had a sudden awakening; it was time to work on myself.
My path to self-discovery led me to the principles of the ancient Hawaiian art of Ho'oponopono. It saved my life! I started my own business after separating from 20 plus years of marriage.
I got out of my own way and began to trust my inner wisdom, letting the part of me that knows best guide me. I let go of opinions and judgments of others, and myself and now, I have more than I ever would have imagined in every area of my life.
Growing up we are either told to be perfect or we are not good enough. It's human nature to go through life unconsciously replaying those “old tapes” in our heads. The day I realized I could just be myself, a big weight lifted off my shoulders.
Let me be the first to tell you if you don't already know: You are okay just the way you are.
What other people think of you is not important; what's important is what you think of yourself. You need to learn to put yourself first. The truth is, if something doesn't work for you, it will not be good for anybody. Loving and accepting yourself has nothing to do with ego.
If you do not love yourself, you cannot love anybody else. You cheat them—and yourself.
From my chapter, “Ho'oponopono Equals Business Success” in Inspiration to Realization.