Aloha is a common word here in Hawaii which quickly translates to “hello”, “goodbye” and “love”. But aloha is so much more than that. Aloha is a way of living. Living with the aloha spirit is the Hawaiian way. Many of us who are fortunate enough to live in Hawaii get to experience aloha on a daily basis. It is a way of life.
What exactly is the aloha spirit? Glad you asked!! The aloha spirit is an attitude or a way of living your life which is in tune with others around you, nature, and all the living beings on this planet and beyond. It is experiencing life as a part of a whole, for example, when there is pain suffered by another, it is also your pain. When there is joy, it is also your joy. There is a respect for all that is living, including yourself. The earth, sky, water, air are here for us to look after and protect. This brings a balance and a love… aloha.
It seems that nature, and the beauty of nature (like how we have here in Hawaii) makes it easier to experience this aloha spirit. Nature’s beauty is incredible and energizing to the soul, drawing us into the present moment where we can experience awe, joy, and love.
Hawaiian Words and Phrases to Express Love
Aloha Au Ia ‘Oe — I love you
Aloha Aku No, Aloha Mai No — I give my love to you, you give your love to me
Aloha Nui Loa — All my love
E Kipa Mai — Come to me
E Ku’u Aloha — My love
Ke Aloha — Beloved
Kipona Aloha — Deep love
Ko Aloha Makamae E Ipo — Sweetheart you are so precious
Ma’ane’i No Ke Aloha — For love is here and now
Aloha `Oe — Farewell to you
Aloha Kakahiaka — Good morning
Aloha `Auinala — Good afternooon
Aloha Ahiahi — Good evening