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The Art Of Mana’o

mana’o.In Hawaiian, the word mana’o means to think deeply, to concentrate, to reflect, to gain insight. Beyond the meaning of the word, there is a practice that is activated when a group of people is coming together to make decisions. This practice is applied where groups ask for each other’s mana’o.Mana’o in practice essentially means to stop, listen, and learn before providing solutions or coming to conclusions. In Hawaii, you see this practiced in public meetings, in corporate settings, in schools, in families, and in communities.

The practice is a tool for listening to learn to create empathetic understanding through all perspectives. The outcomes of this process develop a clearer understanding from the smallest to the largest

. Family people mindfulness

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