PAUSE also offers inspiration through exposure to the inherent wisdom in ancient Hawaiian culture. We have collaborated with local cultural ambassadors to lead us into insight of the meaning and symbolism in local language, art, food and local lifestyle. Ancient and contemporary Hawaiians lived holistically, embracing the union of what many of us considered different aspects of living. This is made evident in their language, their food, how they recorded history, how they cared for their families and how they went about their daily lives. They honor the inseparable nature of Creator and creation, man and nature, human and sacred, respect of self and community. Immersion into authentic Hawaiiana, through these local hospitable ambassadors gives us a portal to view if there is something we can learn or apply as we craft a more intentional move toward living a life which honors all the parts of ourself and our community equally and simultaneously.