Elders Ringin' in Your Ears?

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

What words of your elders ring in your ears and influence your personal or work life?

On Sunday, which was Grandparents Day, I attended a zoom baby shower as the Grandma-to-be. I thought of my dad, who died 10 years ago, often saying, “God helps those who help themselves.” My cheerful mom died 30 years ago.

As for me, I often share these two sentiments. One is EWOP--Everything’s Working Out Perfectly. I sometimes add, “I may not understand it, but I know that EWOP.” It offer an entirely different perspective, doesn’t it?

Second is to remember that life is about relationships across all spheres of life, and when a relationship goes off track, to get back on track requires the assent of both parties. Failing that, remain open, say Ho’oponopono, bless the other on their path, and peacefully continue your own.

I describe how to use Ho’oponopono—I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.—for reconciliation, forgiveness or release in Chapter 7 of my book, The Courage to Care: Being Fully Present with the Dying.

What words will you pass along?

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