Is it time for USA to listen to some wise advice from Hawaii?
The current worry of Covid-19 and now tense news of racial confrontations taking place in the USA is filled about depressing reports between various issues of blacks vs. police, politicians and news media pundits bickering about the topics of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Or Age in Law Enforcement.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb and a personal experience taught to me in Hawaii.
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad. (Proverb 12:25)
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit death the bones.(Proverb 17:22)
What’s My Point?
When Hawaiians greet each other, they make a sign which meaning of the shaka is a constant reminder that in Hawaii, it is “not the norm to worry or rush. The shaka is a simple yet powerful way to remind locals and visitors of the way people look out for each other on the islands and strive to spread aloha day in and day out, in keeping with the Hawaiian principle of malama i kekahi i kekahi, – take care of one, take care of all.”
The same issues in the news for the part have been recorded 3000 years ago as observed by King Solomon verse ‘nothing is new under the sun.’
That does not invalidate the issues and the need to make use of wisdom and love to resolve the issues.
My point is to remind each other during tense times and to avoid sad consequences of actions in the news of anxiety and worry that lead to folly and “a broken spirit death the bones.”
In My Opinion
The news is going to continue to be depressing and perhaps both sides of all issues need a reminder when they greet each other to hang loose to avoid worry and rush into actions that will turn out over time to be sad instead of glad.
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Would it be wise to begin greeting each other with the shaka to remind us to hang loose and aloha as a medicine to improve depressive issues as we all strive to achieve the spirit our Nation was founded?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Hawaii Shaka and Aloha
Civil Rights Act of 1964’
Prove It – Wisdom