As I have journeyed through life, a concept that has always been important to me is that of being of service, of giving back and/or paying it forward. Honouring,respecting and valuing : all life, all who have taken the time to teach and share their wisdom, all who have shown aloha. A prevalent Western mindset however is “what can I get from this”, “what am I going to learn”, “how can I utilise this information or teachings to make money”.
As I was transferring items this morning from my 2016 to my 2017 diary, I came across a piece of paper where I had written “we make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give”. The next piece of paper was a list of Hawaiian sayings. The first one my eyes landed on was “O ka pono ke hana ‘ia a iho mai na lani” :Do good until the heavens come down to you/ Blessings come to those who persist in doing good.
I always smile at the way Spirit make the acknowledgements and the message so obvious sometimes.
My Invitation to everyone for 2017 is do things, give your time and energy, not because of the money or what you might gain from doing it. Instead do it from the heart, of being of service, being aloha and pono, honouring and respecting others who have journeyed longer than us, the planet earth and all who share this planet with us.
E aloha, e mana, e pono : Let there be Love, Power and good Fortune