„Aloha Spirit” is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the self.
Aloha is a philosophy of life. It tells that we should live in harmony with ourselves, with our surroundings, with nature and with the Earth. We are all part of Nature.
Aloha is the basic principle of Hawaiian life to this day, which has been enshrined in state laws as the legal basis for living in Hawaii. This means that people holding high government positions such as mayors, judges and other officials are even obliged to treat residents in accordance with the Aloha philosophy.
From chapter 5 of Hawaii revised status
”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„, the following unuhi laulā loa may be used:
„Akahai„, meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness;
„Lōkahi„, meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony;
„ʻOluʻolu” meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness;
„Haʻahaʻa„, 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 Hawaiʻi.
’Aloha” means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.
In exercising their power on behalf of the people and in fulfillment of their responsibilities, obligations and service to the people, the legislature, governor, lieutenant governor, executive officers of each department, the chief justice, associate justices, and judges of the appellate, circuit, and district courts may contemplate and reside with the life force and give consideration to the „Aloha Spirit”.
Aloha allows everyone to maintain a balance between mind and a loving heart. The mind is always faster than the emotions and the heart. We very often receive a lot of different information, make quick decisions without communicating with the heart, without listening to the voice of the heart and without consulting the emotions coming from the belly. In addition, we eat fast, drink fast, and we are in a hurry all the time. We do not pay attention to the past day and our emotions. Our life can be compared to a fast train, which is constantly in a hurry somewhere and no one really knows when it will arrive or where. That is why Hawaiians call Europeans „Haole” – people without breath.
Given the above that emotions are always slower than the mind, we should let the emotions accompanying events interact. We should focus on slowing down the pace of life, listening to our interior. Only then will we start to live in a different way, see things that we have not seen so far, hear thoughts that we have not known so far, come solutions that are very positive for us.
Aloha means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.