Harmony, as we learned in the book, is essential to achieving peace within life. However, the world is generally not harmonious- chaos rages in many places, like Syria and Afghanistan. These types of conflicts are almost impossible to resolve if we are merely common people, so there is practically nothing that I could do. In seeing this, one would try to influence things that they can change because our day-to-day conflicts are (mostly) very easy to resolve. Loud families, angry siblings, and crying babies are a just a few things that bother many people (including myself). These insignificant things can be easily changed- for example, you could wear earbuds or go to another place for the sensation of peace and quiet. The important thing to remember is that the world will never be truly harmonious, but there are certain steps that we can take to quell the chaos in our own lives.
I'm not going to lie, my family is not the best at achieving harmony. My brother, being autistic, has tantrums very, very often and has mastered the art of screeching; my parents fight on a regular basis, and my sister is not the kindest person to meet. Not only that, but families that we are close to often come and stay over- which I would be fine with had they not brought their babies along. Basically, my life is pretty chaotic, but I have strategies to block the chaos. I generally stay in my room as much as I can and rarely provoke anyone in the house. However, even with these strategies, I cannot help one kind of chaos: my mind. I have to say that my mind is very, very chaotic. Sometimes it's just so loud that I can't stand it, but sometimes it's too quiet, which practically drives me to insanity. My mind is the one thing that I cannot help- and trust me, I have tried many things to relieve it. I've learned that, no matter how chaotic my mind is, I just have to live with it. Consequently, this is how I achieved my harmony: I realized that I have to live with it. I shouldn't fight it, I shouldn't delve into it, I should just live with it. This realization made my life a lot better, and it is how I achieved my harmony. You just have to live with and accept some things to be at peace with them.