The word aloha though used mostly as a greeting, its literal translation is much deeper than just "hello" or "goodbye." The word actually "breath of life." Conversely, the derogatory term "haole" means "breathless." Haole (how-lee) is what islanders call white people. When the first white men arrived on the islands, they were dressed in heavy, stiff clothes with tight collars. To the laid back islanders, the white people looked like they were struggling to breathe.
Living aloha means to live and treat each other with love and respect. It means to connect mind and heart in a compassionate, considerate way. It means to spread love around to everyone.
When I think about "aloha" and "haole", I think about passion. I think of living aloha as meaning living with passion. I think of "haoles" as people who are living life without passion. We all know people who are haoles. They go through life, one day to the next, rather robotic about everything. And when you ask them what they are living for, they look at you blankly. That's a haole.
Job 33:4 says "For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of Almighty gives me life."
Aloha means "breath of life" and my Almighty Father breathed life into me, so I strive every day to live with passion, to live with love.