The ancient practice of the Hawaiian art of Forgiveness, known as Ho'oponopono is a powerful and simple tool. It is an essential means of detaching ourselves from preconceptions and ways of viewing others, creating new connections and improving relationships. This not only relates to others, but also, more powerfully, to the way we hold relationship with ourselves. "Huna" is the ancient Hawaiian modality of healing and energy. "Ho'o" means 'to make" and "pono" means 'right". The use of "pono" twice in the word means to make 'doubly right'.. meaning to Self and to Others. So, in translation, Ho'oponopono literally means to 'make things right'. The method is very simple: it contains four small phrases, that are deemed to be the most powerful of the English Language. These are: "I Love You", "I'm Sorry", "Please Forgive Me", and "Thank You". When said together, and from a completely open heart-space (meaning you feel it, and mean it) its is powerful and effective. In my own personal life, I have used this prayer/mantra for about 10 years now, with some amazing effect. It has now become part of my daily routine to incorporate these phrases into my being. There is an interesting article about well-known Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Hew Len, in Hawaii who utilized the prayer of Ho'oponopono in a men's ward at the Hawaiian State Hospital, for the criminally insane. During his tenure there (where he was placed due to difficulties experienced there by other staff, and out of desperation for changes to be made), he did not spend any time physically with the patients, who were very difficult to deal with, and extremely dangerous to be around. Instead, he spent time delving through their charts and patient files, developing real empathy for them, and using this prayer to heal himself so that they too would heal. As a result, the ward was eventually closed due to his work in this, as all the patients had healed and were subsequently discharged. His theory and methodology is based on the premise that our thoughts and feelings create our experiences in the world, including the actions of others as they present to us to give us the experiences we encounter. Here is Dr. Len speaking about his work with Ho'oponopono. For further information on this method of healing, please see their official site here.