“Ua ola loko i ke aloha,” means Love Gives Life Within, in Hawaiian.
One of my Twitter friends posted this today. I am practicing the phrase until it flows with my breath.
A Hawaiian friend explained “aloha” to me once. It refers to love and also, to breath as spirit. I think of this as love being the breath that is within us – which is life itself – so love brings life and breath within us and it flows outward to all.
Isn’t language loveliest when it IS what it means? Wouldn’t that be nice if saying Chocolate would create the experience of eating it? That’s what the word, Aloha, does. The breath itself – the love that is breath that is also the word – is the gift you are giving and receiving when you say, “Aloha.”
I’m sure my Hawaiian friends could add much greater depth of meaning. Please give me a call and fill me in!
Ua ola loko i ke aloha, my friends.