Harmony is an in-tune mind
Harmony is something we don't consciously try for, but when it happens, the feeling is surprising.
Too often we think we have to be somewhere majestic, like the ocean or the mountains to experience oneness with nature, but it can happen in a city park, if you pay attention to your surroundings.
Sometimes we think too much. Our minds go a mile a minute, trying to solve this problem or that, worrying about what someone thinks of us, dredging up regrets from the past or anxiety about the future. Once in a while, it's good to remember you're part of God's creation.
Harmony is a sense of belonging. It's that beautiful rhythm you can get into with the waves, the birds, or even the quietly drifting clouds. You have to slow yourself down to join it. Once you do, you feel an odd sense of peace, in which your mind flows with what's around you.
Most of the time we're in sync with racket and chaos--horns and traffic, noisy machines, jolting music. Your system picks up on that and first thing you know, you're running on overdrive.
As agitation can overtake us unconsciously, slowing down requires a conscious effort as well. Make time. Find a place, then gradually let yourself get in touch with the flow of life.
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