The Pono Principle
Doing the Right Thing in All Things
About the Book
Imagine what the world would be like if people centered their thoughts and actions on doing the right thing—for themselves, others, and the planet? How would each of these entities benefit, both personally and mutually? In The Pono Principle, author Robert DeVinck offers basic, easy-to-follow steps on how to better the world by asking one simple question: “What is the next right thing I could be doing?” He introduces the Hawaiian principle of pono—the practice of doing the right thing in all things. DeVinck illustrates how this sacred practice is at the core of Hawaiian culture and the spirit of aloha. As a resident of Maui, he’s studied how the principle of pono has profoundly influenced and become central to his own life. DeVinck has learned that actions done for the common good prove to be far more rewarding than actions taken solely for personal gain. When that truth becomes apparent, lives change forever. In his inspirational guidebook, DeVinck has distilled the many life lessons he’s learned, along with the wisdom of the world’s great spiritual teachings, down to the pono principle. By living, eating, and being pono in your daily life, you’ll come to know who you truly are, the person you were created to be.
About the Author
At the age of 42, Robert DeVinck was forced to face his physical mortality when his life was interrupted by Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Disease. But it would take another fifteen years before he was willing to address his other life-threatening disease - addiction. The egocentric “false self” that he had created over a lifetime had taken a serious toll on his marriage and family. Rising from the ashes of what proved to be his two sacred illnesses, DeVinck began his transformational spiritual journey to find his true self, his soul. Dedicating himself to the study of the spiritual teachings of Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, DeVinck has discovered that the one common truth shared by the great sages and saints of history is to live humbly, gratefully, and in service to others. Selfishness must be transformed into selflessness. In his inspirational guidebook, DeVinck has distilled the many life lessons he has learned, along with the wisdom of the world’s great spiritual teachings, down to one basic principle - the Hawaiian philosophy of Pono, the practice of doing the right thing in all areas of your life. By living, eating, and being Pono in our daily lives, we will come to know who we truly are, the person we were created to be. The Pono Principle will help guide us to doing what is right for our souls, each other, and the world we share together. DeVinck has a Masters Degree in Human Services Counseling: Life Coaching from Liberty University. He is married, has five children and seven grandchildren. He lives on the island of Maui.