William W. Walter, one of the great metaphysicians from the early 1900’s said “harmony is the principle underlying all life”. Think about this statement!
The Universe is working perfectly and harmoniously at all times. The planets are moving flawlessly, the plant life
grows and flourishes without our help, babies are born every second, and life in general keeps flowing per the great plan of Universal Consciousness. When left alone and undisturbed, life lives and progresses picture-perfect. It doesn’t
need our help. It is harmonious in nature; perfect and good.
The quote “harmony is the principle underlying all life”, however, also means that any non-harmonious thought is without merit. Webster-Merriam describes the word harmony as ‘internal calm, tranquility’, which unfortunately was the only description that was used to explain the mental sense of the word ‘harmony’. All other examples were related to music or art. Are we really so absorbed with our material sense of things that we haven’t even thought about the true meaning of a simple, yet powerful, word like ‘harmony’?
Let us ask: What are harmonious thoughts? I think you will agree to label them as easy, calm, comfortable, and in sync with nature; in tune with love, pleasant visions, inspirational, relaxed, and thoughts which focus on a healthy outlook in life - to name a few. Harmony does not allow any disturbance whatsoever. It is ‘internal calm’, a genuine knowing that all is good, that you are indestructible, and that you are in charge of your life. Many of the early metaphysical writers wrote statements of truth such as “you are the arbiter of your own faith”, or “as a man thinketh in his heart so is he”.
The second important question is: How does harmony or in-harmony affect our bodies? If harmony puts us at ease, in-harmony will surely do the opposite. This disturbed mindset influences our overall health in many ways. Hurry, worry,
contribute to tenseness in the neck areas, stomach troubles, and of course many accidents happen while rushing, or being absorbed in your own nervous energy. These, of course, are only a few simple examples.
As someone who has studied and observed mental healing for many, many years, I can attest to the fact, that the bone structure of the body represents this mental ‘harmony’. When you experience aching bones, or even worse broken bones, you can be sure that your mental ‘harmony’ was disturbed or broken. Start looking at your mental ‘harmony’, your loving thoughts about the people around you, the love you bestow upon yourself, and most of all life itself, and learn how to better your daily experience by the simple mantra: ‘harmony is the principle underlying all life’. Then live by these words with the full expectancy to experience this truth.
Harmony can be practiced. It can be learned. The question is: Are you setting time aside for your daily positive thought exercises? Are you waking up with the wish to make this a lovely day and continue this wonderful sense throughout the day? Are you willing to spend time each day in serious contemplation?
I hear most people say ‘I’m just too busy with my daily work, or chores’, or ‘I just don’t have the energy at the end of the day’ and so on. Then they continue with the same daily routine, rather taking the unpleasant experiences from their in-harmonious thinking and acting, than working on a new and improved attitude. Unfortunately, they choose not to think about ‘working’ on their own self-development and growth. To them, it feels
like just another ‘thing to do’ and so it goes.
But this article is about the mental meaning of the word harmony. So to sum it up in a few clear words:
Mental harmony is a state of mind that is unspoiled with the unsettling reasons of fear and doubt. It is a clear state of mind, uncluttered and peaceful, with an underlying loving outlook that life is good!