The Meaning of AlohaSep 22, 2018
The meaning of aloha varies from person to person. Depending on who you ask, you're bound to get some very different answers.
Jeana Iwalani Naluai
My kumu (teacher), Jeana Iwalani Naluai of Ho'omana Spa Maui, conducted a beautiful experiment in which she asked all ages of local non-Hawaiians, Hawaiians, tourists and Malihini – transplants to Hawaii – what aloha meant to them. These are some of the answers she found:
"the breath of light"
"the experience of being welcomed"
"just a way of life"
"to love yourself and others"
"like a bubble of kindness"