Harmony is aligning the inner self to the outer life.
When we think of harmony, we may look at musical instruments like harps and violins.
If a harp is played smoothly and beautifully, we are playing in harmony.
You see harmonic melodies of 4 or 5 people singing together and creating one synchronized tone.
Now what if those same 5 people could not synchronize with the melody and are out tune with each other?
It would sound like regurgitating croaking frogs and a million echoes that wakes people up at night.
Our inner and outer life is the same as the harps and violins.
Harmony is connected with balance and if our mind, body, and spirit is synchronized as one, it will harmonize in peace.
But what if we are out of Harmony?
When we not aligned with harmony, we are not in balance.
If we are out of balance, we become stressed.
We then gather with us mental stress.
The mental stress occurs when there are too many conflicting things happening in our mind.
When there’s too many conflicting things going on in the mind, the energy stops the physiological maintenance that keeps your body healthy and transfers most of it to the area it needs help the most – the mind.
It is as if the red blood cells heard an emergency alarm and runs all the way to the brain to deal with consciousness troubles while forgetting the body.
Leaving the body without care, not only do you still have mental stress but that your body becomes sick.
Now that your body becomes sick, the energy realizes that the body is not being taken care of and ran back to the body, leaving the mind with the remaining inharmonious suffering.
And then once the body is stabilized, they rush back to help with the mind.
It goes back and forth again and again.
Energy moves up and down from the mind to the body and the body to the mind.
While it is doing that, You feel overwhelmed.
It is like you are on an emotional roller coaster.
On the outside, it feels like confusion.
But deep inside, the soul is a wreck.
We will be reactive instead of responsive.
We will become ill instead of healthy.
And we will be purposeless instead of vigor.
And our nervous system fails.
If we are not in harmony, both our inner and outer life suffers as the result of being entangled by the strings of our own instrument.
How to Live in Harmony with Yourself
To have harmony with yourself is to be rid of inner and outer inconsistency.
Inner Consistency is the harmony of inner life.
It is having your beliefs and action work together.
If we say we are going to do one thing but does something else, then we are inconsistent with ourselves.
If our actions are different than our beliefs or that what we say is not what we believe, then we have inconsistency.
We are being dishonest with ourselves.
When we are dishonest with ourselves, we are in conflict with ourselves.
Sometimes we sacrifice our integrity to suit with the situation at hand.
But by doing this we would have given two conflicting ideas for our subconscious mind.
The remedy of inconsistency is to be honest with yourself and to live your principles.
Be consistent with what you do and what you say.
Be honest with how you feel and who you are.
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ― Mark Twain
If you are being honest, being truthful to yourself, then there is no need to keep track of too many things that brings mental stress.
We will be in harmony with our inner self and live in peace.
And we live our honesty by doing two things:
- Having a principle which we live by
- Making our actions fit our principles
However, the latter will automatically manifests as we make the former our solution.
Thus, know your spiritual values and your code of living!
Once you know your spiritual standards of living, live them and make your code your life by your actions.
Although it’s easier to create your own principle to live by, this can clearly have many mistakes because of our limited perception.
Thus, it is much better to resonate with a structure of spiritual code of living that has stood the test of time.
If you are able to listen to your soul, then simply Do What Is Right.
Do this, along with moderation for everything, and you shall have inner peace.
After having inner peace, we turn outward to seek outer peace.
For one cannot have one without the other.
We have known our truth, our spiritual standards, and our code of life.
Now we turn outward and live them with inner conviction.
See the world as a testing ground for your inner life.
The game is simple – let your inner life be victorious over the outer life’s chaos.
Although you can’t change the outer universe directly, you should not let it destroy your inner life.
You don’t have to conquer the world but seek to not be conquered by the world.
Your values cannot be shaken and you will never succumb to becoming someone you are not.
This will grant you outer peace because you will be immune to the evils, the downturns and the suffering of society.
And when there are temptations, which there are endless opportunities, you will be in harmony and balance in the midst of chaos.
This, of course, will take the power of Will to overcome obstacles.
What is feels like to be Harmony?
Life is a drama between harmony and disharmony.
So it is normal to feel disharmonious at times.
After all, we cannot expect to live in bliss forever in a world where nothing is permanent.
But when life feels smooth, we are in harmony.
Harmony in the inner life manifests in balance between pain and pleasure.
Tranquility has a normal attitude toward everything.
You are not shifting emotions and actions, you are grounded and consistent with who you are.
Harmony in the outer life manifests in strength and integrity against opposing temptations and life’s stress.
We will have clarity of mind and a sense of poise.
As our inner and outer life become one, we have a sense of balance, joy and harmony.