The Hawaiian Way – Live the Principles
The 7 Principles of the Hawaiian Way
I’ve adopted these principles into my life and made my life fantastic – I truly believe that.
Once you begin to run over the 7 Principles, and practice them and you start to learn what they all mean and how they interact with each other you will find they all complement each other and work together. We use the 7 Principles daily in our lives.
Principle #1 Ike
The first principle is Ike – The world is what you think it is.
Be aware that you can choose the thoughts you think. The way to improve your experience is to improve your thinking. As you think you create.
It’s important to understand what you are thinking about so you can be aware of what you are thinking.
Remember – as we think we create.
Principle #2 Kala
The second principle is Kala – There are no limits.
Be free to change your mind about the limits you’ve set. Limits and limitations, useful or not, are all made up.
Many of us place limits on ourselves as to what we can and can’t do. We don’t need to place limitations on ourselves, and as we become aware of this we free ourselves up more. We use our Ike – our awareness – to realise when we are placing limitations and when we are not. Kala is about releasing those limitations and believing that we can do anything.
Principle #3 Makia
The third principle is Makia – Energy flows where attention goes.
Be focussed on what you want, and not on what you don’t want. Your thoughts energize your behaviour, and your behaviour energizes your thoughts.
Makia talks about focus on what you want and not on what you don’t want. A lot of us tend to focus on things that we don’t want rather than things we do want . We use the first principle, Ike, with this too and we learn to focus our attention on our thoughts so that we can make life work for us rather than against us
Principle #4 Manawa
The fourth principle is Manawa – Now is the moment of power.
Be centered in the present when you want to make a change. This is the time to influence events.
Manawa talks about the importance of living in the Now. We all think about the past and worry about the future and while we are doing that we are not living in the Now. The Now is a very powerful moment in time because when we bring ourselves into the current moment in time we are the most powerful.
If you are sitting at home, reading a book, whatever, and you have an idea, an inspiration or a thought, then now is the most important time to act, because what you do in this moment of time will make the future what you want it to be. No acting will mean no ideal future.
Now is the moment of power – the time to act.
Principle #5 Aloha
The fifth principle is Aloha – To love is to be happy.
Be happy with what’s good and count your blessings to increase them. Love grows on gratitude and praise, caring touch and joyful service.
It means a lot of things. It talks about how you love. What you are most passionate about and what is most important to you. Put your heart and soul into what you do and love it. It talks about passion. It is important to have passion and focus with whatever you do. If you love what you are doing it comes naturally, freely and with ease. You are also being in your Mana when you love what you are going.
Principle #6 Mana
The sixth principle is Mana – All power comes from within.
Be confident that your connection to your source is secure. Strengthen the connection by affirmation and imagination.
It’s important that you stand in your own shoes and make your own decisions – that you be strong and confident about what it is you want to do and how you go about it and not allow others to dictate to you and say you can’t do it.
To be confident with your connection with Source and strengthen that connection to stand in your power – your Mana – and to realise with your passion (Aloha) and Focus (Makia) towards something, and if you have a belief about something, then you can stand in your power and not allow others to derail you off your track.
If you have a great idea and you want to go ahead with a dream, a plan or a goal, then it’s important for you to stand in your Mana – your power and know what it is you want, to go forward and take that.
Principle #7 Pono
The seventh principle is Pono – Effectiveness is the measure of truth.
Be good at what you do, and do the greatest good you can. There is always another way to do anything, and the better the means, the better the end. To be Pono is to be balanced.
Live right. Do the right thing and be the most effective you can in whatever you do. It doesn’t matter how you are going about something, there is always a better way of going about it, and you need to think about that.
Have honesty and integrity in the way you do whatever it is you are doing.
Turn the negative into a positive and always look at life in a positive light through rose coloured glasses. As soon as you use your awareness, your Ike, and realise you are not being as positive as you could be, turn that around and be more Pono – be more positive and live right.
There is always a better way of doing something. That’s the essence of being Pono. Where there’s a will there’s a way, and there’s always a better way.
Understand the importance of honesty and integrity and do the best you can at any given time – always do the right thing by yourself, and there’s always a better way to do something.
Email Dean Callaway: firstname.lastname@example.org