I am learning the keys to harmony. Perhaps in the back of my mind, I have known the tune all along, but had resorted to humming, instead of learning the lyrics. I think that may be what many of us do in life. We either stay silent or we hit a wrong note in an attempt to be heard. Or we hum the melody without using our words.
And sometimes this serves us.
And sometimes, it does not.
The keys are to know the difference.
Often attempts at harmony are not met with enthusiasm for various reasons. We sing in different keys and therefore to be in harmony with others, we need to compromise and find the middle ground in order to communicate easily. One wrong note and the harmony ceases. It’s often difficult for each person to be themselves, to sing their own part and somehow find harmony with those around them. It takes practice, patience, understanding and listening from a place of love in order to harmonize with others. We cannot come to the piano bench expecting to play life’s keys perfectly without listening for those around us as they play their tune as well.
Listening to others’ tunes, hearing how they hit the notes, noticing which ones they miss and how they feel about harmony takes practice. Being in an observer mode, hearing our own notes and seeing the whole orchestral piece of music helps the players get along and helps the musical piece rise to new heights.
To be in tune with ourselves is a gift, like The Presents of Presence. To appreciate the music in others is a precious gift as well. It takes courage to play our own tune. It takes love to harmonize with others. But when it all comes together, love shines through the blended piece!
Today, listen to your song. Take a moment to listen to Nature. As you pass through the lives of others today, whether it is a brief encounter or a lifelong relationship, hum your song and listen as others tune in with harmony!