The word aloha is actually the fusion of two words. Alo, which means to be in immediate presence – and – Ha, which means breath, as in the breath of life. In general, however, there is still face-to-face aloha on the island. We are much sweeter and friendlier than many other places. However, there is a big problem online where I see the real racism and contempt. I think it`s much better for visitors here than what`s posted online. In 1986, the Hawaiian Legislature took the interesting step of paying special attention to the word “aloha” and including it in Hawaii`s revised statutes. This section of the statutes is entitled “Law of the Aloha Spirit”. I certainly see more of a lack of aloha here than before (unprovoked signs “Haole comes home” and hoods on the beaches towards visitors right there). I see Aloha from sellers, but of course there is an incentive to be nice when $$ is involved. Aloha, in its deepest manifestation, is a whole lifestyle system. It is a personal system of behavior that transcends religion, race, skin color, faith, political party, gender, and other living conditions.
Given the state of a shrinking world with all its growing political, cultural and racial clashes, the world has never needed a high dose of Aloha. Lol for those who suggest that Hawaiians don`t show Aloha to anyone on the mainland or elsewhere, I am Japanese American and yet they accept me. They are kind to those who make Aloha for those who break our rules, who do not listen to the locals and feel like they can do what they want because they spend so much money to come here, these are the ones who do not like them, I love the Hawaiian spirit and I have felt it everywhere. Your aloha will spread out as if you were throwing a stone into a lake. Thank you for your article. People need to understand and practice the meaning of Aloha. That`s all you can do to be your best person. I would be remiss if I didn`t notice an important aspect of Aloha that is rarely recognized: it`s supposed to be a one-way street. The Hawaiian phrase for the concept is – Aloha aku, Aloha mai – expanded aloha, aloha has returned. This unconditional friendship salute called Aloha was widely extended to thousands of soldiers and sailors who moved to Hawaii and came out of it and traveled to and from the Pacific Theater of War during World War II.
After the war, thousands of tourists experienced the same aloha, then returned home and told their friends. It was the dream of a marketing and an advertiser to have a developing brand to work with. Of course, the globalization of the word Aloha has given it great marketing and advertising value. The word aloha has become a sought-after brand by companies operating here or abroad. Today, literally hundreds of companies – not just in Hawaii – have included Aloha in their names. Aloha aku`s broad concept, Aloha mai is actually a primary goal of the Hawaii Tourism Authority`s action plans for destination management. The goal is to educate tourists to reciprocate Aloha by encouraging them to engage in activities that respect Hawaii and its people and make it a better place than they found it. Despite the reaction of legal scholars who believed that the two words, aloha and poke, are culturally significant Hawaiian words that should be protected from cultural misappropriation, Aloha Poke has been maintained as a legal trademark. Aloha.
Alo means your face or your presence. Hā refers to your breath in which we keep our spirit. When we greet each other with honi (touching each other`s forehead and nose or nose to cheek), our breathing and hā are shared, indicating respect, love and acceptance for each other. It is a close and personal expression of Aloha. Pierre J`aime ton Alohaâ¦. But Aloha, a living fire can only exist if it is nourished by reciprocity. If the entire sovereigntist movement has taught us anything, it is that “we are no longer in Kansas.” Eating each other`s lunch is what the law of competition dictates, which is why Larry Ellison and Mark Zuckerberg can build their off-grid escape fantasies here as we continue to whistle. The money used as a weapon is how the Bradley Foundation, with $850 million to fund recounts, can sustain the Trump phenomenon, so nearly a third of Americans (the same amount on the verge of falling into poverty) continue to support his narrative of a stolen election. I fish, malama the Aina and sing Hawaiian music as poetry for the soul. But poetry must eventually become political, otherwise it will also disappear. Income inequality and aloha cannot coexist for long. I`m sure brokers who got 4% on selling a $44 million home in Maui and 4% on buying $53 million from Zucherburg love Aloha, but don`t want to discuss the economic and political implications if they really experience it.
Thus, the substructure of the word aloha is a framework of Hawaiian values that address the challenges of quality of life. A coding system for the word Aloha, presented in a training program developed by the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, included 32 Hawaiian values. Thus, Aloha`s definition of Aunt Pilahi is expanded by leaps and bounds into a values-based guide to life. With the growing global recognition of the word Aloha, some companies outside the state have tried to protect the word. So far, these efforts have been successfully blocked. The word aloha alone cannot be protected by trademark law. But it was decided as OK when combined with another word, as in the case of a prominent Chicago restaurant chain that marks the words “Aloha Poke.” Melika, a Beat of Hawaii regular, once said, “There are so many gifts here. There is a beautiful “Aloha Spirit” here. I love the unique gift of the “Talking Story”. When you wave to someone (even if you don`t know them). You will wave! The ocean is so pure and purifying. He is still my healer, physically and mentally.
It always makes me smile! The bright colors and beauty here are unprecedented in my book, it`s really paradise. And of course, we have the best time on the planet! So many things that make Hawaii special are hard to put into words. Words cannot do it justice. Hawaii is an experience for all the senses! Can you say that I am completely hopelessly in love here!!! In a world that desperately needs more Aloha, maybe start with a small act of kindness. Over time, the honi has been replaced by a simple hug, although from time to time you can still witness a honi between two Hawaiians. Of course, in the age of the pandemic, hugs are avoided. It doesn`t matter – honi or cuddle – the meaning remains the same. In its main manifestation, Aloha is an unconditional extension of love, trust, friendship and taking responsibility for the well-being of everyone. Aloha was commonly played between two people with a so-called honi – two people who greet each other by pressing on the nose and exhaling at the same time and living Aloha in an exchange of breaths – the breath of life. Aloha has evolved into a Hawaiian cultural concept that acts as a living prism through which all other positive behavioral values are broken.
And it`s important to understand that Aloha isn`t just about a person-to-person exchange. Aloha talks about humanity`s relationship with all things – people, animals, plants and everything that moves the world forward. Today, aloha is a strong global brand. The dynamics of tourists` appreciation for their Hawaiian experience can be best explained in the words of poet Maya Angelou: “I`ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I can`t think of a better way to describe the essence of the early Hawaiian tourism experience than that. In the end, he took visitors beyond sunny beaches, palm trees, and starry nights, sending them home with a little aloha in their hearts for Hawaii and its people. Maybe we can start with simple and random files of the Aloha. If each of us maintained a sense of awareness of the small opportunities to express Aloha throughout the day. A simple and sincere smile to a stranger.
Pick up a piece of garbage. Keep a door open for someone. A politeness of conduct. A small donation for a good cause at the checkout of a supermarket. Create a list. I`ll leave you with this simple thought – if you don`t live with Aloha, you`re below average. Aloha. Lorrin Andrews wrote the first Hawaiian dictionary entitled A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language.  He describes aloha as “a word that expresses different feelings: love, affection, gratitude, kindness, compassion, compassion, sorrow, the modern common greeting in meetings; Abschied”.  Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Hoyt Elbert`s Hawaiian Dictionary: Hawaiian-English, English-Hawaiian also contains a similar definition.