The Aloha Spirit

“Aloha Spirit” is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others.

In the contemplation and presence of the life force, “Aloha”, the following unuhi laula loa (free translation) may be used:

  • Akahai”, meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness;
  • Lokahi”, meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony;
  • Oluolu”, meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness;
  • Haahaa”, meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty;
  • Ahonui”, meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance.

These are traits of character that express the charm, warmth and sincerity of Hawaii’s people. It was the working philosophy of native Hawaiians and was presented as a gift to the people of Hawaii. “Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell or a salutation. “Aloha” means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. “Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence. “Aloha” means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.

Did you know the “Aloha Spirit” is an actual law on the Hawaii Revised Statues?
[§5-7.5] “Aloha Spirit”

Did you know the City and County of Honolulu has a policy requesting city employees to greet the public using the words “Aloha” and “Mahalo” in reference to the “Aloha Spirit” and the Hawaii Revised Statues?
[97-117] “Aloha” and “Mahalo”

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