Aloha is a Hawaiian word meaning love, friendship, compassion and charity, as well as in it’s roots ‘the joyful sharing of loving energy in the present moment’. for this reason the Hawaiians also use the word for happy greetings and farewells. In Hawaii of old aloha meant ‘God in us’ Aloha is a way to join the people of the world together in a ‘spirit of aloha’ to bring about physical, emotional, mental, environmental, social and spiritual harmony based on the wisdom found in Hawaiian philosophy and culture.
Each of us can improve our world by our individual and collective actions, We all have that responsibility. If we act with courtesy and caring, the higher self (Kane) in us will be strengthened
You don’t have to be a politician or the president of a company or a famous doctor to make everyone’s life better. The smallest things make the biggest difference. Respect your elders and children, leave places better than you found them, hold the door, hold the elevator, plant something, drive with courtesy, return your shopping cart, get out and enjoy nature, pick up litter, share with your neighbors, create smiles.
Remember-we all come from one source.
While the mind of man has invented thousands and millions of laws, God has only one law. Love one another. Use this law as your guide, and all else will fall into place.
People that practice aloha know that it is a state of mind that anyone can achieve, native Hawaiian or not
Live from the inside out—live aloha.
Bob Toledo – 2007