The Cacophony of Discord
Harmony is a sweet pleasant experience, something to strive for in the cacophony of this world. The cacophony of the world grows louder by the day as man seems not to value peace and harmony so much anymore. Will we need to learn to discover our personal harmony amid the discord.
The harmony of paradise was lost when the ambience of purity and goodness was shattered by the lies, deceit and deception brought in by the cunning enemy. Discord ensued between the creator and the created. The memorable walks together in the pleasant breeze of the evening now had given place to hiding in fear and shame. The seeds of discord sowed in the mind of man brought about the fall of man.
The paradise of the mind is lost when its vision is split. When the internal speech does not align with the goals and visions of the heart there is strife within. The subconscious mind decides that the goals and vision laid out are too tough and impossible to achieve. The mind then speaks not in one voice or one language but in a dozen voices of discord. The man then has lost his peace.
When a people move toward progress with one voice they build towers as they did in the city of Babylon, rising up to the skies in harmony. Yet when their one voice is not the voice of right moral values they fall from the heights scattering into the nations of the Earth waking up to different languages and different voices which they no more recognize. Splitting into many nations they moved further from their first love and vision which brought them together. Harmony and growth go and in hand while discord leads to division and shattering of goals and vision.
Harmony is the voice of progress and discord the omen of division and destruction. Many nations were destroyed because the enemy noticed the discord within. Men thought of themselves as mighty powers and fought one against another trying to prove their might. The enemy taking advantage of the greed and envy kindled the fires of discord within watching them decimate themselves. They then took over the land and made slaves of people in their own soil.
Discord comes in like a thief, when seeds of envy, and doubts are sowed into the soil of the mind which is left unguarded. It takes root, grows stronger when unchecked and spews out venom through thoughtless words to breed division and hate within people of one accord. This hate and division creates murders and thieves of men who kill people's reputation and life with slander and sharpened knives.
Discord comes in drunkenness and merry making when the mind lowers its guard and lets out careless words in its altered state of mind. A spirit of discord takes over the human soul, binds it in captivity taking over territory it never owned. The body then obeys what the spirit commands it to do, making an animal of the man who once was in control of his being.
The inner discord and battle for control of who is in the drivers seat makes an animal of a thinking, reasoning human. Peace is the most precious treasure we need to guard, be it peace of the mind of peace at the borders. Many come with a message of peace to steal the soul of a nation or a human. Discernment is the key, knowing that peace is labored for in harmony and togetherness not brokered by deals on paper.
Peace brokers often have an agenda of their own. Peace is not the main motive in their hearts. I am sure you know the story of the monkey who offered to divide a piece of bread between two bickering friends. It tore the bread into two, found one half to be bigger than the other and bit into the bigger piece to even it out. Looking at the two pieces in his hands he finds the other piece is now bigger and takes another bite at the second piece. This continued until he eats all of the bread and the friends realize that they have none left. Such is the work of peace makers, they loot the land of its riches and walk away leaving the people of the land poorer, powerless and more shattered than before.
Discord grows from within, the cracks show up on the outside only when much damage has been done. Then all it needs is a word, an idea, a thought to make it come crumbling down. Plastering the cracks on the outside may provide aesthetic relief for sometime but until the damage done within is taken care of and harmony restored the discord remains like and festering wound.
We live in a world fractured by discord and division on all sides, how long will it take for nations to crumble and people to be buried on the avalanche of evil generated by the greed for power, wealth and rank? Will we ever recognize what we have done to ourselves with our inability to live in harmony, in one accord and speak in one voice as one race?
Let us find harmony in discord, let's make it happen!! Let's make the world a better place!
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