Ahonui- patience

May 02, 2016

Ahonui- patience

Ahonui- means:

“Definition: patience, patient, enduring, long suffering, to tolerate. Literal meaning: great breath.”
Hawaiian Dictionary, Mary K. Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert

Ahonui is a very special word. Being patient and tolerant is often a difficult thing to do. But isn’t it interesting how ahonui also means “long suffering “as well as the literal meaning of  “great breath”. Ahonui is a reminder that when we are faced with situations and people who have challenged our patience and tolerance, we must take a great breath and reflect on why we are feeling impatient or intolerant. A deep breath, the ha – our breath of life will remind us that we are all one, so we must be ahonui with others as well as ourselves.

We love this Ahonui Pendant designed by up and coming Hawaiian cultural artist and practitioner Kamaka Pili check out kamakapili.com for his story