Ancient wisdom for difficult modern times Kia cord welcome to aroha. Aroha is an ancient Maori word and way of thinking that means love, compassion, respect and empathy. Discover how we can all find greater contentment and kindness for ourselves, each other and our world with more aroha in our lives. Through 52 What at a UK I - traditional Maori life lessons - Maori psychiatrist Dr hinemoa elder shares the power of aroha and explores how it could help us all every day. Family, community, a sense of place, looking after each other, living in tune with the natural world are all fundamental to traditional Maori culture. Aroha gives the all Blacks pride, unity and heart.