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HULA EMBODIED: So much of our li ...

Posted Jan 07 2009 6:34pm

HULA EMBODIED: So much of our life is controlled by appointment books and calendars. There are very few people I know who do not have a few watches. How many watches or clocks do you own?

Last night I went to a Hula Concert and left with an expanded sense of what Hula is. I used to think that hula was just an exotic dance, but realize that it is an embodiment and essence of a culture that is totally in touch with the environment that it is part of including the ocean, the flowers, the fish and even the patterns in the weather including the ocean breeze. Hula embodies all of nature in its everchanging environment and the dance reflects this life energy.

But it’s much more than a dance and the chants that you hear are also an embodiment of this energy. I experienced a rhythm and soulfulness that was hypnotic along with a deep feeling of love and beauty. When I left my heart was open and I longed for that aloha spirit. When we slow down and take time to enjoy nature, our soul is nourished and our spirit rejuvenated. When the weather changes embrace the change and notice what is different for you. See the beauty in the changes. Notice the blossoms and the buds become fruit. Enjoy and embody nature and her changes.

Journey On


JOURNEY ON is a blog dedicated to personal and professional development. Mark Susnow, an executive and life coach, inspires others to experience more fulfillment and success in their life. A former trial attorney for 30 years and musician, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. He also publishes, Letters on Life, an inspirational ezine. His articles reflect this journey in an inspirational and motivational way.

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