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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kina'ole — My Cat's Name is a Concept by Janet Callaway

Recently a friend asked me if my cat's name meant anything.  The answer to that question is a resounding Yes. My cat's name is Kina'ole and the word, as applied to her, is perfect because it means without flaw.  In her younger years, Kina'ole was a champion show cat.  Now, even though she is 15, she is still majestic with magnificent markings.

Okay, you may say, I “get” that your cat is beautiful, however, I don't see how Kina'ole is a concept.  Let me explain. In ancient Hawaii, Kina'ole is a concept of “flawlessness” defined as:

“Doing the right thing in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling, the first time.”

WOW! Imagine what a powerful philosophy this would be to adopt into your life.  Based on ever rising standards, Kina'ole stimulates us to be the very best we can be and thus ensures we better serve everyone we touch along life's way—personal, business and casual encounters.

What a difference this would make in our lives, for the people who are a part of our lives and for the world as it radiates out from each of us.

What if you challenged yourself to value and be guided by Kina'ole? What if you lived and experienced the power of Kina'ole?


  1. This is wonderful without a doubt!
    I just love the article... Jill

  2. Wow! Great article! ~~ S.Kelly