What people call “practices” I like to think of as experiments.
What happens if I do this? If I stay with it for a while? What do I notice?
This helps me have a more open mind and also approach it with interest and curiosity.
It becomes more open, interesting, fun, and enjoyable.
For instance, what happens if I do ho’oponopno towards (images of) myself at different ages? How is it if I start at birth (or before) and go along the timeline to today (or even later), staying with each age for a while – perhaps even days – until there is a shift towards genuine love towards myself at that age. How is it to include others in my life at the different ages? How is it to include my parents, friends, teachers, and others? How is it to include even those my mind has made into an “enemy”, however subtly?