PC #67 – A Little Mantra

This is a gift my wife Jennifer gave me, some time ago.

It's a mantra, and it's very simple,

But incredibly powerful.

It's for when you've had a bad or uncomfortable experience. For when you've had a disagreement or fight with someone. For when you're feeling angry. Or simply for when you need a pick-me-up.

It can be used when you're feeling low. When you have doubts.

It can be directed outwards, or inwards.

When things were tough for me on the Camino, I would say it over and over, and it would make me feel better.

See if it works for you…

I'm sorry,

I love you,

Please forgive me,

Thank you.


15 thoughts on “PC #67 – A Little Mantra

  1. **love** thank you for sharing again, something so personal……….

    My mantra is “peacefulness and gentleness…peacefulness and gentleness……..peacefulness and gentleness”


  2. Bill,

    Great mantra, thank you for posting it. Thank you to Jen also for originally giving it to you. I already feel it’s power, having just tried it.

    I have written it in my small journal that will be carried with me on the Camino. This way when the need arises, I will have a quick reference should the old memory fail.



  3. Thanks for sharing, Bill. There are several articles online about this mantra. It’s the ancient Hawaiian Huna of Ho’oponopono. I found this description of it at http://voices.yahoo.com/the-ancient-hawaiian-huna-hooponopono-7262074.html: “Ho’oponopono means “to make right.” Some resources say that it means to make right with ancestors, family, friends or whatever relationships that you have going on. Tamara Baruhovich says, “Ho’oponopono is a way to release past grudges, to let go and live at peace with yourself and those around you.” (via http://www.tools-for-abundance.com)” I sure could have used this on the Camino and boy, I sure can use it today. Once again it appears that the Camino provides for us even when we aren’t walking…


    • Hi Margie –

      you are absolutely right about the genesis of the Mantra. I think Jennifer got it from a fabulous book called Zero Limits.

      If you are interested in this stuff, the book is worth reading.



  4. Dear Bill, how lucky you and Jennifer are to have each other!! Mine is: ‘First, forgive yourself’ 🙂


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