The IKUNA Blog — The Word

Oakland/The Town/The Big O/Oaktown/Yay Area


  I buried my dad the last time I was home. When I walked back into the house there was no one there. It was quiet and the feeling that dad was not home made me feel lonely. But shortly after that feeling, I could hear him telling me "It's good to see you but don't waste your time thinking about me. I'm fine! You've got so many other things to worry about. Did you come on business? I'm glad you stopped by to see your mom. How long are you gonna be here? Hurry...

The Word

IKUNA (pronounced ee-koo-nah) a word found in the Tongan language; a small Polynesian island located in the South Pacific. It's meaning - VICTORY. The ability to overcome. Success over a struggle or obstacle regardless of the odds. I like to think of it as a state of mind; a force that is naturally found inside of us that wills us to win, to never give up, to overcome. 

IKUNA - that's the word. 

Overcome. Achieve. Victory. IKUNA