ABOUT FINDING ALOHA
Gem-hued tones come to life on islands floating in a sea of sapphire. The Pacific Ocean, overtime, has nurtured Polynesians throughout. Hawaiʻi, situated at the top of the Polynesian Triangle, has fostered for eons an ethos of compassion, worship of the land beneath their feet, intense gratitude for the ocean's bounty and a clear understanding of interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. One could say that this ethos, this lifestyle, this reciprocal relationship with all living things are unique traits of kānaka Hawaiʻi - native Hawaiians. In that same breath, some would call these endearments by one word, ALOHA.
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Aotearoa (New Zealand) anchors the other ends of the nearly equilateral Polynesian Triangle. Hawaiʻi shares similar values with these Polynesian cultures. The creed and ethos to life remains the same as in Hawaiʻi. Is ALOHA exclusively Hawaiian?
This is finding aloha.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR| Adrian K. Kamaliʻi
In my travels, I have seen the same attributes, same qualities, that define a way of life that I have known since birth. Aloha is more than a version of responsible branding or corporate identity to me. It is a way of life.
Everytime I am asked to define aloha or provide some contextual reference for description, I find myself at a loss for words. Aloha is something I know so well, something that I can show you in actions and know by feelings.
This blog is dedicated to the aloha in all of us, in every country, in all situations. In my travels I will seek out these moments of aloha, I will find Hawaiʻi connections while miles away from home.
This is me finding aloha.