‘I bless the world because I bless myself.’
No one can give unless he has. In fact giving is proof of having. We have made this point before. What seems to make it hard to credit is not this. No one can doubt that you must first possess what you would give. It is the second phase on which the world and true perception differ. Having had and given, then the world asserts that you have lost what you possessed. The truth maintains that giving will increase what you possess.
Ideas must first belong to you, before you give them. If you are to save the world, you must first accept salvation for yourself. But you will not believe that this is done until you see the miracles it brings to everyone you look upon. Protect all things you value by the act of giving them away and you are sure that you will never lose them.
Give gladly. You can only gain thereby. Never forget you give but to yourself.
I was finally inspired to write the second part of the poem for Don Giovanni today. Faced with no major commitment till4 p.m.and rain outside (will we ever get more than a day of sun at a time) I stayed in bed and mined a creative streak. Although it needs a little more refining I’m quite pleased with it. Writing in bed is one of my favourite things, and I feel very blessed that I was able to do it.
I met with the film cast (or at least most of them) for a drink and a meet and greet at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. Suddenly it feels like things are upon me, and if I’m really honest, I didn’t think much about the lesson today.