IN LIFE AS IN THE DANCE : GRACE GLIDES

ON BLISTERED FEET.
---Alice Abrams

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Echoes of Aloha


I received my copy of "Hawai'i" magazine last night and spent some time reading
the articles and renewing my memories of time spent there. I remembered the
"Spirit of Aloha," that was so prevalent throughout the islands. I need to apply this
spirit to my own life, especially at this turbulent time when everything is so topsy-
turvy. The islands are all about quiet and peace and of working together for the best of all.

"The Spirit of ALOHA, is best explained through the Hawaiian huna. Each letter in
the word ALOHA represents another Hawaiian word, and together these five words most completely express the truth of aloha: ALOHA is the coordination of mind and
heart. . . it's within the individual. It brings you down to yourself. You must
think and emote good feelings to others.


A stands for AKAHAI, meaning kindness,
to be expressed with tenderness.
L stands for LOKAHI, meaning unity,
to be expressed with harmony.
O stands for OLU`OLU, meaning agreeable,
to be expressed with pleasantness.
H stands for HA`AHA`A, meaning humility,
to be expressed with modesty.
A stands for AHONUI, meaning patience,
to be expressed with perseverance."

1 comment:

Rev. James Vinson Wingo, DD said...

Thank You for posting this.

--Vince