Life comes out of harmony. We are in harmony with the universe when we
gather fruit when it is ripened.
Gatherers and hunters of ancient times knew that time even
by instinct. They knew that if they cut the fruit before
its time, they would not be able to eat it.
They knew that anxiety would not help them. They also knew that delay had similar consequences.
Ripened fruit would not wait for them; it would be eaten by the
beasts, the birds, or microorganisms.
They lived in harmony with nature.
They and the law of nature were one.
A time came when people forgot the life of harmony. Now they dwell in big cities by the millions.
Living in a big
city is comfortable and doesn’t require much faith. But to take care of a fruit grove or a herd
of sheep for a living, or in the most extreme case, to live by
gathering and hunting requires courage and great trust.
This kind of faith does not come from books or sermons,
but from instinct and the necessity to survive.
There is no paycheck at the end of every month. It is based not on logic but on trust and an
inner feeling that you and the rest of the universe are one and
are working together for the same goal.
This work is not always comfortable and so boredom never
makes its nest in the hearts of such people.
people of our age are losing this kind of courage and trust daily,
they are also losing their ability to think and see things as
they are. They see weakness as strength and strength as
weakness. They see courage as cowardice and cowardice as courage. They lose their ability to perceive. Perception is a matter of harmony. There is harmony when our inside is the same
as our outside, and our outside is the same as our inside. This is possible only if we are in harmony with
For a person to
be able to be in harmony with self and the world, he or she must
always be able to bow down before something infinitely great which
resides within their own heart.
When people are deprived of that understanding and bond,
they cannot go on living and they die of despair. As the days of our age become more challenging,
we are called to live a life of harmony.
For people who
live a life of harmony, what they think, what they speak, and
what they do are all the same.
January 11, 2003