Everything is precious. Today it is common to view everything as a concept or object, not as unique and precious, including ourselves. Whether you believe everything is created, or a random occurrence, everything is a singular event, nothing ever happens twice. In this way everything is precious. When you can see everything as precious, respect for it arises within you spontaneously, and since you are included in “everything” self respect also arises without effort or reason. The a cycle of love and respect occurs without trying. This is what it means to be pono.