12.31.2009

What I Learned From David Lee Byrd

Read David's post.

In David's post I was drawn to his sections on love and nowness. One of my favorite lines in this post is "The surest way to enjoy the fruit of love is in the giving of it." This is a beautiful statement and I have certainly found it to be true in my own life.

Next I circled "We cannot run out of love to give." Sometimes at the end of the day I really do feel like I have nothing else to give. How quickly my heart is refueled to continue the giving. I may be riding on E at times but I never ever run out of love to give.

The hardest part in this post is "We must learn to live in forgiveness." Don't get me wrong I have grown in huge leaps and bounds in this area. It seems like the biggest things are the easiest to forgive. I can find myself challenged with the day to day small things. These really are poisonous to my soul. I reach to God to help me forgive quickly but at times still hold on for a few days or even weeks of something tiny. It may not take up all my energy because it is so small but when brought to the surface total forgive is clearly not there. Eventually my heart softens again and the entire forgiving process can take hold.

By not letting go and forgiving ourselves and others we are not in the now. In his final paragraph David sums it up perfectly "Live in the now, develop the consciousness of nowness. Let nothing deter you from this endeavor, it is the pathway to oneness with God, the world, & inner peace." Beautiful~

How do I make use of what David Lee Byrd offers? The biggest thing I can make use of in David's post is to follow the simple instructions of "The surest way to enjoy the fruit of love is in the giving of it." I can continue to be of service to others. I can also continue the process of forgiveness and developing better "nowness" skills. There is always room for improvement. David's words are one more tool in this process.

Thank you thank you David Lee Byrd!

2 comments:

angrysoberdude said...

When I feel I have been somehow mistreated, forgiveness is the only thing that calms the anger and the rage. That may not seem like much unless you know how horrible it feels to live with rage. It takes control of you. I feel like it wants me dead.

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