Sharing Paradise

Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of Grace. ~ Paul Theroux

Hello Beautiful People!

When I lived in the Islands full time I used to council mainlanders who wanted to move to Maui to reconsider….  Aloha is as much a state of mind as a geographical location.

All thanks to Daily Celebrations for the following:

Hawaii has the key and that key is ALOHA.” ~ Pilahi Paki

Aloha Hawaii

Written by Hawaiian poet and philosopher Pilahi Paki, and adopted by the Hawaii Legislature in 1986 ([§5-7.5] “Aloha Spirit”), the meaning of Aloha comes from the heart and is given freely.

A renown and beloved linguist, Paki gave spiritual meaning to each letter of the word aloha:

A stands for AKAHAI, meaning kindness, expressed with tenderness.

L is for LOKAHI, meaning unity, expressed with harmony.

O is for OLU`OLU, meaning agreeable, expressed with pleasantness.

H stands for HA`AHA`A, meaning humility, expressed with modesty.

A stands for AHONUI, meaning patient and persevering.

Whether a visitor or kama’aina (resident), the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands inspires the heart and mind.

“Aloha was a recognition of life in another,” explained writer Helena G. Allen. “If there was life there was managoodness and wisdom, and if there was goodness and wisdom there was a god-quality.”

The magic of aloha is contagious. Each day, the key is to “Live Aloha:” Help anonymously. Forgive hurts. Keep every agreement made. Give and share freely. Slow down and spend time in silence and engage your senses in Beauty big and small everyday.

Be the Beauty You Love!

Engagingly Yours,

Sabrina xoxoxox

 

About engagingly yours

Passionate Poet, Writer, Yoga Teacher, Realistic Idealist, Devotee, servant and Champion of Beauty, Lover of Life: visit me at Engagingthesenses.com
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One Response to Sharing Paradise

  1. gailwendorf says:

    Thank you for sharing your gentle trip!

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