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Moving Forward
Together

(Pupukahi L Holomua)

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Intro


Moving Forward
Together

(Pupukahi L Holomua)

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In the beginning A (pronounced "ahh"), the eternal light giver, created Namaka O Ka Hai (the great power of the sea). But A saw the seas were alone, so he freed the force Pele. Pele created the lands. To keep them above her jealous sister, she constantly renewed them. The people who found these lands named it Hawai`I hailing it as a place of blessed "alo" or "aloha" meaning "in the presence of A." Life in old Hawai`I was a spiritual experience. There was aloha everywhere; in the people, plants, animals, rocks and reefs. Even in the canoes and paddles and the tools used to make them. But aloha is more than a word, it's a way of life. If there is life, there is mana, goodness, and wisdom. If there is goodness and wisdom in a person, there is a god-quality. One must recognize the "god of life" in another before saying, "Aloha." It means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. It's the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence. It's to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.

 
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Akahai: kindness, expressed with a feeling of tenderness, Lokahi: unity, expressed with a feeling of harmony, `Olu`lu: agreeable, expressed with a feeling pleasantness, Ha`aha`a: humility, expressed with a feeling of modesty, Ahonui: patience, expressed with a feeling of perseverance.
These are the traits that express the charm, the warmth, the sincerity, the generosity, and the love of an intangible substance or spirit known to many in Hawai I nei as "ALOHA." Aloha is appropriate when it comes to your hoa wa'a (canoe mates) and as your competitors. Every race is an occasion for the celebration of team spirit, meeting the challenge of competition, the test of determination, and the solidarity of club pride.

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Akahai: kindness, expressed with a feeling of tenderness, Lokahi: unity, expressed with a feeling of harmony, `Olu`lu: agreeable, expressed with a feeling pleasantness, Ha`aha`a: humility, expressed with a feeling of modesty, Ahonui: patience, expressed with a feeling of perseverance.
These are the traits that express the charm, the warmth, the sincerity, the generosity, and the love of an intangible substance or spirit known to many in Hawai I nei as "ALOHA." Aloha is appropriate when it comes to your hoa wa'a (canoe mates) and as your competitors. Every race is an occasion for the celebration of team spirit, meeting the challenge of competition, the test of determination, and the solidarity of club pride.

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'Olu`olu: Agreeable. Commend in public; condemn in private. Remember a good judge of character corrects what he hears by what he sees, a bad judge of character corrupts what he sees by what he hears.
Ha`aha`a: Humility. Pride brings destruction; humility brings honor. If you are humble, you consider yourself the servant of others. You do not act or feel superior to others. Remember that a leader who excels in employing others, humbles himself before them. Ahonui: Patience. Never remember small fault; never forget small favors. The development of patience challenges the strongest by the minute to break away and take the easy road. It is something to admire and respect in someone, but often over looked because patience is hidden in all of us.

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'Olu`olu: Agreeable. Commend in public; condemn in private. Remember a good judge of character corrects what he hears by what he sees, a bad judge of character corrupts what he sees by what he hears.
Ha`aha`a: Humility. Pride brings destruction; humility brings honor. If you are humble, you consider yourself the servant of others. You do not act or feel superior to others. Remember that a leader who excels in employing others, humbles himself before them. Ahonui: Patience. Never remember small fault; never forget small favors. The development of patience challenges the strongest by the minute to break away and take the easy road. It is something to admire and respect in someone, but often over looked because patience is hidden in all of us.

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Each canoe should be treated with the respect of a living person.
Do not sit in the boat on dry land (except for instruction), as the canoe is considered sacred and part of you. Treat the canoe as a person.
Do not swear or argue in or around the canoe. This brings bad luck and slows the canoe.
Before each race the team gathers to give blessings and prayers of hope and thanksgiving.
After each race the teammates greet each other and congratulate them on the race.
When the canoes are on dry land, the nose of the canoe should point to the water. The early Hawaiians did this out of respect for the canoe and its spirit

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Each canoe should be treated with the respect of a living person.
Do not sit in the boat on dry land (except for instruction), as the canoe is considered sacred and part of you. Treat the canoe as a person.
Do not swear or argue in or around the canoe. This brings bad luck and slows the canoe.
Before each race the team gathers to give blessings and prayers of hope and thanksgiving.
After each race the teammates greet each other and congratulate them on the race.
When the canoes are on dry land, the nose of the canoe should point to the water. The early Hawaiians did this out of respect for the canoe and its spirit

About Me