Definitions: (1) peaceful; tranquil; (2) adapted to each other; having the parts combined in a proportionate, orderly, or pleasing arrangement; disparate separations adapted to each other; congruous; (3) having similar or conforming feelings, ideas, or interests; in accord or agreement; fitting together elegantly; (4) in balance, consonance, and equilibrium; (5) <in music and poetry> concordant convergence; resonating melodiously beyond the individual notes or words
As long as you are working for your selfish little self, you’re just one cell against all those other cells, and you’re way out of harmony. But as soon as you begin working for the good of the whole, you find yourself in harmony with all of your fellow human beings. No life can be in harmony unless belief and practice are in harmony.
— Peace Pilgrim [born Mildred Lisette Norman] (1908-1981) Steps Toward Inner
We need to rediscover the vast, harmonious pattern of the natural world we are a part of, the infinite complexity and variety of its myriad components, the miraculous simplicity of the whole. We need to learn again those essential qualities in our bodies, the alertness of our minds; curiosity and the desire to satisfy it, and the will to conquer it.
— James Ramsey Ullman (1907-1971) The Age of Mountaineering
Comment: An individual needs to have a sense of self in harmony with a healthy worldview. When one changes, the other must also change. If they are out of sync, one will experience anxiety during the process of reestablishing the balance.
The key is to include in your worldview the realization, and acceptance of, the fact of change. Include in your inner being an expanding ability to deal with change. The qualities to focus on are flexibility, growth, wisdom, tolerance, courage, understanding, and acceptance.
Colors: blue, green
Symbols: 1) the lyre; 2) the whale; 3) Justice (tarot); 4) amaryllis flowers; 5) the number three