Harmonize

HarmonizeTogether a group of individuals, all listening to each other and engaging equitably in co-creation of some kind, resonate in harmony. Just like a choir singing rich harmonic tones to make beautiful music, a few individuals joining together to make something of beauty or benefit is a wondrous thing to behold and to be part of. There may be one or two people involved who are seen as the leaders, but without the engagement of the group there would be no tangible measureable result. Each person’s contribution will look different. Ideally, each is given the chance to participate and hold their part of it. When this happens a valuable kind of wholeness forms that would not be possible otherwise.

When singers harmonize, each one must sing their own tones to bring about the fullness of the sound. Keep this in mind as you participate in any kind of group endeavor. Sometimes others need to be encouraged; sometimes they need direction, sometimes-gentle correction, sometimes-respectful space to do their unique part. Trust in the larger field of group intent. Do your best to hold up your end, without falling into the trap of thinking you have to do it all. If you’re trying to do too much, look to add additional resources or another person to help. Pay attention to the right number of people needed, and what each person brings to the whole that is valuable and worthy.