A little more about aloha. The word also means love, and literally, "the presence of breath" or "the breath of life" Haole - often the name given to foreigners - literally means "without breath".
Having breath is a way of life. We're talking about true breath and true life. And, sadly, much of The West (the common foreigners) still don't live either. To quote a line from a book about Hawaiian history I'm reading: "...Americanizing Hawaii, importing our favorite religion, capitalism, and our second-favorite religion, Christianity."
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. What a killer line.
Capitalism is our first religion. Christianity our second. Both don't offer much breathing or aloha.
So... for today...
more aloha, less religion.