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James Sogi

2/1/2005
"Quote of the Day", offered by James Sogi

"Kulia i ka nu'u me ka ha'aha'a." Strive for the highest with humility. Wrote the teacher of the teacher of the hula halau (school). Humility implies reverence and gratitude. It is recognition of our place in creation, and the knowledge that everything, even the breath of life, is a gift that we did nothing to deserve...A dancer learns technique and responsibility. Beyond that, making mistakes is not as bad as not knowing or feeling. A teacher can always correct mistakes, but you cannot jump into someone's spirit. The hula spirit grows and blossoms at its own pace. It's the spirit that's important. The body and mind won't be well if the spirit is sick... Dance is only for a moment, but we can be in that moment of beauty and peace, and we can begin to express it every day in everything. From  "Hula is Life," by Ruth Ariyoshi.

 

 

James Sogi is a philosopher, Juris Doctor, surfer, trader, investor, musician, black belt, sailor, semi-centenarian. He lives on the mountain in Kona, Hawaii, with his family