My niece, Wendy Andrews, once taught me a principle which I would like to share with you. She suggested we should replace our goal of becoming balanced, to a goal to create a life of harmony. She explained:
When two or more objects are equal… and placed on a balance scale, you observe balance. Then what? What does that balance create? Does it now become stagnant, unmoving or dead in it’s desire to continue to progress? We may have the goal to stay balanced, but for how long, before one will become bored?
Now, imagine the same orchestra… but there are many small groups playing many different kinds of instruments. Within those small groups, are smaller groups who have different parts to be played at different times and with different intensity levels. Then, all those groups play a musical piece together. If done correctly, you have harmony. If not all are looking at and following the conductor, or are not on the same page of the musical piece, or didn’t practice for many hours individually, and together, you could have much disharmony.
Imagine an orchestra where all the instrumentalists played the same instrument, and played the same note, at the same intensity and at the same time. That would be boring… but it would be balanced.
Does harmony ever become stagnant and boring? I would suggest… NO. In harmony, you are constantly changing your role in creating that harmony from moment to moment.
We are each like prized instruments. There is no one else exactly like you. You were lovingly made by your Creator, and He made you so unique…
There is no way anyone could ever put a price on your worth, your value and your abilities.
In your life, you are constantly creating a musical piece. You practice individually, and you practice with different groups. One group may be your family with whom you currently live… or your extended family, close friends, or acquaintances at school. It may be peers in your career… peers who share hobby interests, civic concerns, health concerns or religious values. Each contributes to the song. Each has a different harmony. Your part in each association is different, but never the less, important. Without your part the song wouldn’t be the same beautiful song that it has the potential to be. The more you practice, the more beautiful the song becomes. Some times the tempo changes. Sometimes two songs are combined… and rarely is a song ever perfected. It just has the potential for perfection.
The possibilities for harmonizing are endless… What is the name we call this song, as we live the musical piece? We call it… ‘LIFE.’
Over the past years, John and I have been on a quest to find solutions to puzzling health challenges for our family. We want to share what we have learned