—Intestines, guts; mind, heart, affections.
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“Have you ever had that experience when you’re taking a test, or making a tough decision, and you have a feeling in your gut telling you something is right or wrong? Hawaiians note this feeling as ‘listening to your naʻau’—which is the source of the mind, your thoughts, feelings and affections.”
—Christopher Pokipala, Counselor, Leeward Community College–Waiʻanae Moku
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