adventurers. We search every nook and cranny of life to try to rediscover thatprecious treasure —through excitement, drugs, alcohol, new forms of pleasure,wealth, gurus, meditation, and so forth. It would be fair to say that the humanbeing is often like a clogged backwater rather than an active participant in thegreat stream of life. We can only become one with the stream, reconnect with it,when we rediscover our depth. How do we, as individuals, rediscover the deepernotes of our existence, that can then help us move consciously toward a state ofharmony?
Moving toward HarmonyListening
Each of life’s myriad forms has a unique set of vibrations. This includes thehuman being. Can we sense the deeper notes of another person? Do we reallylisten to another—not just to spoken words but to the person's gestures andeyes, to that which is not spoken, so that we apply our
to what theperson is communicating? Krishnamurti commented that we always listen with apreconception or from a particular point of view. Can we listen with “new” ears?
Do we actually trust life, or are we afraid of it in some ways? Our actions may bebased on fear, such as fear of what someone else will think of us. As we evolve,the conventions of society loosen their grip somewhat and our
moralitybecomes the basis of our life rather than the morality of the world, which may beout of harmony with the workings of the universe. In
The Mahatma Letters
thereis an important statement by Master K. H.: “[A Mahatma] must obey the inwardimpulse of his soul irrespective of the prudential considerations of worldly scienceor sagacity.” Worldly wisdom, so called, may be but a poor reﬂection at times ofthat wisdom that can enter from subtler realms, ﬂooded with the light of
.As we become more inwardly conﬁdent, fears such as these recede and we trustlife because somehow we trust ourselves. We learn to cope better with situations,with our relationships, with heavy burdens, and with the task immediately athand.
To what degree do we genuinely take responsibility for what we do? If we cantake responsibility for our actions, then we become more consciously responsible