Mindfulness is most simply defined as “skillful attention”. It is a soft practice of learning to watch your internal thoughts and feelings nonjudgmentally while concurrently attending to the external tasks of daily life. In this course, mindfulness is employed as a metaphorical pencil—a tool that effectively erases chronic worries and suffering and further writes into awareness sustainable states of peace, gratitude, love and confidence. In the first class--we will focus on the ancient Hawaiian spiritual practice of Ho’oponopono – a prayer that invokes love, forgiveness, and gratitude to wipe-away the roots of suffering deep in the unconscious mind. There are many reported cases of breakthroughs, synchronicities, and blessings resulting from Ho’oponopono. Students will be asked to review their lives for early memories that may be triggering present day problems and to practice using Ho’oponopono mindfully everyday between the first and second class. In the second class, students will share their experiences of Ho’oponopono and will learn additional techniques for dealing with aggravations and needs by actively aligning to God’s Presence within.