Tag Archives: kupuna

Who We Once Were

I saw an older woman at the mall the other day who must have been around 80.  Wearing an exceptionally short mini-dress (no more than a wide belt!), a tube halter-top, teased hair doubling the size of her head and … Continue reading

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Belonging to Others

A characteristic of authentic spiritual growth is surrender which is the movement away from a narcissistic orientation and the gradual giving up insisting that reality conform to our desires.  A mark of spiritual immaturity is manifested by misunderstanding what freedom … Continue reading

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Neglect of Our Heart

Everywhere on the beaches in Hawaiʻi, I have seen families the size of church congregations gathered for the weekend… any weekend!… under series of interconnected tents.  From the tents come the smell of food cooking, the sound of music and … Continue reading

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The Generosity of Happiness

On my first trip to Hawaii in 2004 was two weeks long which enabled us to be there for the fourth of July.  Dan had told us about the fabulous fireworks show that would occur on the Fourth, so toward … Continue reading

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Wants, Needs and Swap Meet!

On one of my trips to Oʻahu we went out to the Aloha Stadium for the weekly Swap Meet.  I walked past vendor after endless vendor looking at stuff.  Eventually my feelings crystallized into the thought “There’s nothing here that … Continue reading

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I Want To Be Like Grandma!

Knowing that when I finally move to Hawaiʻi I will be seventy, on my various trips there I have watched “old people”, perhaps trying to get a glimpse of myself at that age.  It’s funny how you can read a … Continue reading

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Kuleana

On one trip to the Islands I went somewhere for a show and a female employee in the entrance area was handing out shell leis to people as they came in.  An old Auntie near me commented, “She did that … Continue reading

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