posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 06:19 PM
reply to post by SolarE-Souljah
My native language, NZ Maori, has similarities.
We say 'Aroha'...pronounced Aro-Ha.
Aroha is often translated into English to mean 'Love'...but is of course far deeper and richer than a single word.
'Ha' also means *breath* and indeed in reference to *the breath of life*
The life-giving breath, the invigoration of the mind, spirit, body...everything.
'Aro' as so many different meaning...it can mean 'front on', the front, the face of something.
On some levels Aro-ha can mean 'The face/front of the breath of life'.
Aroha is not so much a *word* as it is a *sense*, a *feeling*.
For instance...going with that 'the face/front of the breath of life'...think of Aroha has the feeling you get when a gentle warming breeze first
touches your face...when it just softly rolls over you body and you feel the peace and serenity within it...
...in some ways thats Aroha...that sense of serenity, peace, warmth, comfort, all those things that you experience...just like that gentle warming
breeze on your skin.