Laule‘a: Peaceful, happy (Hawaiian) Ho‘omau: Speaks to perseverance and endurance. Ahonui: As a value ranges from a simple act of patience to persevering long periods of suffering with strength and dignity. Ho‘ole‘ale‘a: Having fun. There are times when we need not take ourselves too seriously and it becomes productive to the human spirit to celebrate life and enjoy ourselves.
Gradually, through meditation, we begin to notice that there are gaps in our internal dialogue. In the midst of continually talking to ourselves, we experience a pause, as if awakening from a dream. We recognize our capacity to relax with the clarity, the space, the open-ended awareness that already exists in our minds. We experience moments of being right here that feel simple, direct, and uncluttered.” Pema Chodron