16Live in harmony with one another. (Romans 12:16)
I believe that harmony is a desire of many people, to live in peace and harmony with those around them. How do we attain this harmony? Is harmony an attitude like gratitude or is it something that happens like magic in rare moments?
There is a way to achieve harmony, but to attain true harmony we have to look at ourselves, our personal, and extended worlds. True harmony is the ability to bring all things together to work for a common goal or a common good. Like a musical chord that takes different notes and joins them together to make a single voice, so is harmony.
Many years ago I was in a Sunday School class where our group premise was that “you can’t help someone until you help/heal yourself.” This is true for living a life of harmony as well. Until you bring all yourself into harmony you can’t bring harmony to what is around you, whether that be for your family or beyond.
So, how do we get the orchestra that is our body, mind, soul, and spirit to work together and in harmony? We must look within. Take care of all the facets of our lives.
As for my last question, is harmony an attitude or magic? I think that harmony is both. It is a decision to make your life balanced and healthy; and, when all things come together in balanced harmony it feels like magic, giving great joy. It is these moments that we show those around us that harmony is possible.