In the short time that we have offered our condo as a vacation rental, I have learned that many people do not come to the island for non-stop activities, but for a quiet place, far away from daily stresses and sometimes far away from a particularly painful experience. Hawaiians talk about the Mana of their islands and I am convinced that there is a particularly powerful spirit here that can help one rehabilitate, rejuvenate, and find renewed power to go back to the hard things that life throws at us.
It was from a personal family tragedy, actually, that we decided to find our own place on Maui. It has become my own personal refuge--somewhat hard to reach at times--that gives me a place to relax, look out over the immensity and power of the water that surrounds me, make time for the spiritual, cry a few tears of sadness, and fill my cup, as it were, with extra peace and inner strength to meet the coming challenges.
For those of you who are in desperate need of peace, I recommend this beautiful place. And, if not here, find your place of refuge and retreat, make the time to visit that place, and respect its importance in replenishing your cup with peace and inner strength.