In each of our little corners of the world, there is a pace we set our rhythms to, a cadence to which we subconsciously attune as we move in and out of our everyday spaces. But whenever we pursue new horizons…the rhythm begins to change. There is an ease that seems reflected all around us, ...inspiring a renewed sort of spring in our step. The more we give ourselves over to the journey, the more our wanderings seem to reveal. Here is where the rhythm becomes a song, a variation. Here is where we learn a new dance.
In Hawaii, “Aloha” is so much more than a greeting. It is a guiding light, a source of inspiration, wisdom, and truth. “Aloha” can be a declaration of love or a word of encouragement, but it often refers to a rhythm which the people of the islands match their pace with each and every day. “‘Imi Ola” is a vision and value of “Aloha,” meaning to “seek best life.” In Hawaii, each new day is a precious and ephemeral treasure, and every moment is purposeful and intentional, guided by a spirit connected to something greater than themselves: this profound pursuit of joy and contentment, happiness and lasting peace.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Whether you call it the Spirit of Aloha or just being Here With the Magic, the rhythms that accompany us help determine whether we will find what we seek. If we begin each day with the conviction that we will seek joy and wonder within it, that we will go about our lives aspiring to embody the “‘Imi Ola,” then joy and wonder are what we’re more likely to find. The Magic needs nothing from us other than our belief, our hope, our active pursuit. Set your pace to that rhythm in every moment of every day, and watch what happens. 🌺
Music: Tranquility Sphere by Francis Wells