Harmony

Wayne Walder on HARMONY

by Reverend Wayne Walder Most of us have had an experience of Harmony.  We might recognize it when we hear two sounds produce a beautiful third sound.  We can hear it when a choir or band produce a delightful combination of sounds.  We hear it in nature when the wind sweeps the grass with a swish,…

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OUR MUSIC: A World Of Harmonies

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood My dog, Sigmund, is teaching me how to become more present, aware and appreciative of the sensual details of the present moment.  He indulges in the profusion of scents around him and I in the sounds. In music, harmony does not necessarily refer to something pleasing to the…

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HARMONY: Audio and Video Resources on the Web

Life Journey by Attraction Shadow Theatre Group on Britain’s Got Talent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAzYZ-E4l30 This stunning performance offers a rare glimpse of art, meaning and movement that can be described as a harmonious human life.   6 minutes A Virtual Choir http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_whitacre_a_virtual_choir_2_000_voices_strong In a moving and madly viral video last year, composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual…

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HARMONY: Movie Resources

Harmony  (2010) Looks at the root causes of the global problems we face and offers solutions. It paints a picture of an awareness that is arising in people around the globe, across boundaries of geography, race, religion and socio-economic status, narrated by Prince Philip. Eat Pray Love  (2010) A married woman realizes how unhappy her…

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HARMONY: Literature Resources

Imperfect Harmony:  Finding Happiness Singing with Others Stacy Horn, 2013  (book) For Stacy Horn, regardless of what is going on in the world or her life, singing in an amateur choir never fails to take her to a place where hope reigns and everything good is possible. When Ego Meets Non-Ego Andrea Miller, Shambala Sun…

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HARMONY: Inspirational Quotations

“Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best minds.  Men live the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which they never enter, and with their hands on the door-latch they die outside.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Unitarian Universalist (UU) “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes…

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HARMONY: Spiritual Exercises – Try One

Spiritual Questions to Consider 1)    What allows you to experience harmony:  vulnerability … silence … curiosity … invitation? 2)    Can you help create an experience of harmony by adding your actions or your voice?  Like a song, can you add what is needed to a situation to make it harmonious?  What happens? 3)…

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