Harmony has a range of meanings. The one I want to focus on is the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.

Harmony in that sense has a meaning of working together for the benefit of all.

Each of us, I suspect, given the opportunity, would choose harmony over conflict.

I suspect we only choose conflict when we, as individuals or nations, act from self-interest in a competitive world.

When we act from the perspective of the common good, we are more likely to choose harmony.

Sheet music

In the world of sound, it’s harmony that creates music and conflict that generates noise.

In the world of relationships, it’s harmony that gives pleasure and conflict that delivers pain.

In the world of business, it’s harmony that creates prosperity and conflict that generates exploitation.

In the world of international affairs, it’s harmony that gives peace and conflict that delivers war.


I want to live in harmony with my lover.

I want to live in harmony with my family.

I want to live in harmony with my friends.

I want to live in harmony with my neighbours.

I want to live in harmony with the people that make up my nation.

I want to live in harmony with all people on earth.

Is that too much to ask?

Music for reading or writing

Sheet music

You can hear a lot of things sitting in silence.

Sometimes I write in silence.

Often, I write listening to the music in my Tony O’Connor playlist.

Tony O’Connor may have left the planet but he left some beautiful music behind when he did.

Enjoy the samples.

You can buy his music from the iTunes Store. It’s great music for reading.

I’ve just downloaded Momento to add to my playlist.

Thanks for dropping by, Peter.