When I think of harmony, I think of an orchestra all playing well together. Although this is not the strict musical definition of harmony (thank you Aimee) it is perhaps the understanding of harmony that many people have.
Trying to keep everyone together and at least reasonably content is the lot of parents, team captains, bosses and politicians as well as world leaders. It is certainly not an easy thing.
When there is plenty, harmony seems easier to obtain and when resources are short it would make sense that it is more difficult. However if we look at more difficult times it is often at these times that some people pull together for some greater good.
Lorraine, Gemma and Hannah from Rural Care
Sharing is certainly not something that comes easily to many people and in some ways it feels unnatural, our instinct for personal survival kicks in and yet as the saying goes “if you travel alone you travel faster but if you travel together you travel further.”
Nature seems to cope very well with harmony, balance and equilibrium despites man’s efforts to intervene nature can adapt and correct itself to cope with much that is thrown at it.
Often when I am pottering around doing a bit of work here and there, I know that cutting a branch will have consequences not only for the tree but for the whole ecosystem that it belongs to.
If I upset one person there will be a ripple effect and if I make a person smile this too will resonate further than its initial impact.
French/Anglo relations developing on the football pitch, straw bale and beyond