Ka lā hiki ola translates to “the dawning of a new day.” This is the value of optimism, hope and promise. We are reminded that there will always be the dawning of another day — life affords us many different opportunities, and it is up to us to grab hold of them, and make this day our day, and the best day ever.
This value is the guiding light of Key Concept 9 in Managing with Aloha as a complete lifestyle philosophy; Palena ‘ole, the concept of unlimited capacity. Build on your past, but don’t get hung up on it: The future is always bigger, with the promise of much more abundance.
From Managing with Aloha (Epilogue):
Kēia manawa is a Hawaiian concept that lives within Ka la hiki ola. It means right now. This is the time. This is it. The here and now.
Ka lā hiki ola encourages us to make Pono today. Let go of yesterday. Give yourself hope for tomorrow. Live again, and live better — start a new chapter going forward. Knowing that tomorrow will always bring a new day, secure in the certainty of it, we are encouraged to live in every moment, and have the attitude that today is it.
Enjoy your present; relish the now. Kukupa‘u: Be enthusiastic. You will feel more alive. Trust in your instincts, trust in what you know and have learned, and trust in the person you are.
Ka lā hiki ola. Live the day to the fullest, and live it as your day.
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For a brief, single-page listing of all 19 Hawaiian Values of ALOHA within the Managing with Aloha philosophy, see The 19 Values of Aloha.
For more about values and why we choose them, see Let’s Define Values.
This is the Site Index of articles which include KA LĀ HIKI OLA, with comment boxes for questions, stories, and our continued learning from each other: When people speak, they give voice to values, and their personal expression of them. In Hawai‘i, we call this expression their mana‘o.
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