There are several words that are synonymous with harmony: peace, balance, rapport, cooperation, and unity.

So many happenings in the world today are the opposite of the descriptive words above. So much of the world longs for peace, unity, and balance. It seems to be elusive, yet, it so many ways, it’s so simple. It really is. The saying goes something like, “Peace begins at home.” In order for us to ever expect peace in society or peace between nations we must learn to find it within ourselves and exemplify it to those we love right in our own homes.

We can’t share what we don’t feel inside, as everyone knows. Yet, if we have a deep desire to see more harmony in the world, we also must have the determination to find it within ourselves. As it goes with anything worth having, so it goes with harmony – it’s worth the effort. It takes gumption (one of my favorite words), it takes discipline and determination and a strong will to go inside ourselves and seek to find the peace that is innately there, yet buried beneath a lot of “mess” that has built up over the years. Whether by reading books, going to meetings, praying, journaling or whatever it takes, harmony can be found inside. It’s our innate birthright. We can have it – we do have it, we just have to take the time to find it.

Once our harmony and balance is found from within, we can then express it and share it with those we love. We teach our children the strengths we have found. We teach them about their innate value, worth, talent, intelligence and love. That allows them to go out in their daily lives and share those same truths with their friends and people they come in contact with. The ripple effect goes out from there, to other people, in other places, to other cities, states, and countries throughout the world. It’s a simple truth, with simple actions, yet the effort, as mentioned above, is not easy. But it’s so worth it. It’s the first step to a whole new world and that makes it definitely worthwhile.

Author's Bio: 

Lene' has 30+ years of life experience in the Self-Realization field. From becoming a Peer Counselor as a High School Senior to staffing an experiential self-knowledge seminar in Phoenix, called Omega Vector. She has worked as a speaker/facilitator for support groups (Al-Anon, CoDa, Parents Anonymous and Women Who Love Too Much), sharing relationship techniques with others as well as helping them find ways to build higher self-esteem and empowerment.

Lene' wrote a book in 2001, which is now self-published, called Reality in Disguise. It speaks of the strength of the human spirit and is based on her life. She just completed a second book and third book, which will be published soon online as an ebook. They are about the "rememberings"/awarenesses of who she truly is and the lessons she has learned through her journey in this life.

She is a freelance writer, motivational speaker, peer counselor and student of the higher consciousness movement.
Her goal and desire here is to reach out and help or share with anyone that needs a listening ear or a bit of guidance. If the need is just for someone who can empathize and understand where they're coming from, she can do that, too!

Thank you, bless you and may your deepest dreams and most positive goals manifest themselves in your life! You create your universe with your thoughts, so let the manifesting begin!