When the mind is defile, all the best available materialistic pleasure, luxury even at auspicious places can’t generate the happiness, harmony to a person or to the soul. On the other hand if the mind is vibrant with positives,awaken and conscious, peace of soul does not get disturbed even a person is put in the most inauspicious situation.
Harmony is balancing the reaction or response of external impact what we encounter every moment/every day in life with the inner consciousness and awakeness. Developing the inner consciousness is the most fundamental tool to live in harmony which automatically influence to the sorroundings.
I would like to add the following lines from DALAILAMA in my previous reflection of "WHAT EUGENE TAUGHT ME".
How mind work when one learn the "better way" and work on the path.
If we have a positive mental attitude, then even when surrounded by hostility, we shall not lack inner peace. On the other hand, if our mental attitude is more negative, influenced by fear, suspicion, helplessness, or self-loathing, then even when surrounded by our best friends, in a nice atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, we shall not be happy.---DALAILAMA
While reading the story of Eugene, I remember the following lines from the book "life after death" of Deepak Chopra.
"No soul contains evil,soul can't be iherently evil.
underlying all human actions are search for love,
and when people are driven to evil action,
the root cause is lack of love"
May be, fear and hatred out of the incident,towards the guys who pumped the bllet in Eugene's body become the cause of his suffering,untill he got back the realisation of"better way" which he was knowing.ThusEugenes heart/soul got liberated from evil thought ,filled with love and compassion and started feeling great.Fear transformed to love.
May be the "better way"called as salvation,Nirvana,Param Chaitnyya,Rhu and soon....are titled at different time by many prophets.The afterword thought and work of Linda Lantieri is highly appreciable and one should learn and get the inspiration from the moral of Eugene to make the circle of his/her sorrounding with full of peace and harmony, as the planet earth need to be a place of peace and harmony
"we must continually choose love in order to nurish our soul and drive awaya fear,just as we eat to nurish our bodies and drive awaya hunger"
it is true that we eat to drive awaya the hunger but we eat when we feel hungry,we do not keep a choice to eat continually to keep the hunger awaya,we do not generate a craving for eating continually to overcome the hunger.
love is natural,sponteneous and unconditional.a flower is blooming,a bird is singinging ,a stream is flowing all are natural, unconditional and we can't keep a choice on them for their continuity.keeping a continuous choice on love and object of love may lead to craving and be a cause for fear.people commit sucide when someone's hero fail in their life.here the love become horror and creats an underline action of fear in mind and soul.so love can be compare with "haven is an inward experience, an experience in consciousness".
similarly, all the souls exprience fear, no soul can be escaped from this.by choice fear can't be kept awaya or we may be trapped in to the deepness of fear by more choices.so one should have goodness to experience or observe the fear consciously.thus fear, the negative energy is converted to a positive force, love.