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from The Huffington Post

5 Hawaiian Words To Live By

Aloha: love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity. Aloha spirit is a part of everything in Hawaii: people surf with aloha, cook with aloha, and even write work emails with aloha. Aina: land. Ohana: from oha the taro plant, signifies that all ohana come from the same root and family. Mana: life energy that flows in everything: chance to gain or lose it. Pono: righteousness.

In the Hawaiian thought, being pono means being in perfect alignment and balance with all things in life. It means one has the perfect relationship with the creative energy of the universe.