A home environment is only as good as the quality of it’s residents outlook, and a home filled with peace and harmony usually produces well-adjusted contributors to society. Conversely, a home filled with dysfunction usually produces dysfunctional people, and in turn, society and culture suffer their wrath. The sensation of peace and harmony that begins at home molds the approach individuals take in addressing life, relationships and positive outlook on the Universe in general. To lack peace and harmony is to be off balance emotionally, opening the door to a wide variety of personal issues.
Parents in the home are responsible for implementing measures that lead to a peaceful and harmonious lifestyle. As children are absorbent to everything they encounter, a disturbed relationship between parental role models will adversely affect the overall tranquility of the home. The argumentative behavior of the adults becomes the norm, and the children feel it is appropriate to emulate the parents actions. The disharmony grows from a singular relationship to the inner workings of the entire family unit.
The disharmony at home unfortunately does not remain there, it travels with the family to wherever it arrives. Children act out in school, adults have difficulty at work, and eventually the quality of relationships decline for all. Without an expressed and unified effort, the home life becomes a living hell of stressful interaction, with little respect or affection.
However, a family unit that practices a peaceful and harmonious lifestyle at home, are more prepared to engage the daily stressors of life and conquer them in a victorious fashion. Children learn to control their emotions in difficult situations, and are more congenial in the ability to negotiate problems to a positive conclusion. All family members are more at ease within themselves, and therefore are more comfortable in dealing with and respecting others.
To reiterate, parents set the tone for peace and harmony at home, as well as setting parameters for acceptable behavior. While leading by example is perhaps the best method to employ, a singular simple rule of the house can make all the difference in obtaining peace and harmony. That rule is: Leave your aggression and negativity at the door, or don’t come in. This rule is carved in stone, cannot be negotiated, reversed or altered to fit a particular situation. Your family may not like it, but trust me, the rule will be followed. It gets awfully cold and dark outside at night.