“Harmony is pure love, for love is a concerto.” Lope de Vega
There’s little difference in how communities or states or nations must work together to create harmony and something beautiful.
Each person in an orchestra is important to the outcome. Each has unique talents and abilities to contribute. One does not compete with another but instead seeks to blend and enhance the skills and contribution of the others.
Teamwork rather than self-centered individualism or ego-driven performance is vital to the perfect balancing of vibration and sound.
So, how are you doing in your world? What is your orchestra made up of? People in your home, workplace, congregation, community, etc.? Do you see each person as valuable to the outcome? Are you building harmony or creating discord?
If things are not in harmony in your orchestra, what can you do to help the players start to focus on a common goal in which each one can contribute and be proud of the overall performance?
As the quote from de Vega above indicates, there is a direct correlation between love and harmony. Harmony is not possible without love.
What is love? Love is the unifying and guiding energy that moves toward the care and inclusion and betterment of every part of creation, visible and invisible. Love is pulling us all together to accept that we are one, unfinished and lacking without the contributions of each of the parts.
How do we submit to love and allow it to unify us?
A wise person once said, “Take the log out of your own eye, then you will be able to assist removing the speck from another’s eye.”
You start with you. I start with me. We seek to bring harmony to the kingdom that lies within us. When the harmony of love for yourself as created in the image of God (Love) has filled you completely, then Love will overflow into the world. You will be part of that energy that becomes part of the movement to unite all the separate parts.
You must be open to let Love fill you first. You must recognize your own worth despite your failures. Then with the grace you’ve offered yourself, you can extend grace to others for their lack of perfection.
With hope and with practice, the sour notes we commit during the performance will go unnoticed in the perfect love of those around us.