Book Review: Zero Limits by Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len.
This is the second time I have read this book and I must say, I got so much more out of reading it again.
I was very confused and less than impressed after reading Zero Limits for the first time. It was recommended to me as this wonderful book on forgiveness by a mentor who had introduced me to Ho’oponopono. Ok
After my first reading of Zero Limits, my impression was that there were many personal recommendations for workshops conducted by Joe Vitale and Dr .Hew Len. The personal stories and recommendations tended to carry over many pages and get lost in what seemed to me to be unimportant details.
I was frustrated that I would hear so much about the workshops run by Vitale and Dr Hew Len but so few practical steps on using Ho’oponopono.
Reading this for the second time, I found more of those practical steps of Ho’oponopono I was looking for. The most important is repeating the four Ho’oponopono phrases of:
Please forgive me. I’m sorry. Thank you. I love you.
I also found the idea of using a pencil with an eraser on the end to tap on a problem (that has been written down) to “erase” or release the problem useful.
I used this eraser method for a problem that I was having at work and found it lessened the problem.
It is not a straightforward book, and Dr Hew loves to express ideas in abstract forms, like Shakespearean Sonnets.
I found myself getting frustrated with the format of the book and the indirect ways ideas were discussed and revealed (or not really revealed.) I am glad I gave this book another go and I did get much more out of it the second time.
I think there are better introductions to Ho’oponopono, but Zero Limits appears to be the first book to bring Ho’oponopono to wide, global audience.
My personal recommendation is to give Zero Limits a go. Love it or hate it, it is certainly an interesting read.
Love to you,