"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." ~ Marcus Ganhi
To live in harmony is much like the melody of your favorite music. How sweet it is to turn on the radio and listen to your favorite song. A certain set of chords resonate within your heart and tug on memories, emotion and evoke either a sense of calm, melancholy or excitement.
Harmony is the inner cadence of contentment we feel when the melody of life is in tune. When somehow we're able to strike the right chord at the perfect moment. To balance work, family and personal obligations is a daily challenge amidst an already challenging world.
Just as in music, the pause between the notes is just as important as the notes. The pause provides an accent and an appreciation for the surrounding notes. So it is with our lives...
Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most – quiet, reflective time – time to dream, time to think, time to contemplate what's working and what's not so that we can make changes for the better.
On the gratitude journey, we are traveling together. We begin to learn how to pause and pause often. As we invite more gratitude, simplicity and order into our lives, harmony emerges. We learn to balance demands with pleasure, moments of solitude with moments of companionship, work and play, activity and rest, the inner goddess with the outer warrior.
Begin today by slowing down and pausing for a sweet breath. Take a moment to notice the breath and observe. Are you filling the diaphragm completely and emptying fully?
Just be with the breath that is your vital life force. And return to your breath throughout the day. Listen to the music that soothes and inspires your soul. And while you listen, pause to consider how all the individual notes flow together harmoniously to give expression to the entire piece.
So shall it be with your life.
With harmony as your guide, trust that your everyday moments will soon begin to resonate in a rhapsody of fulfillment.
Pause and enjoy the melody within...