My friend and co-worker, Jeff McBee, recently introduced me to the light jazz music of David Pack. The title song from his latest album is called, “The Secret of Movin’ On.” It is a great song. I love David Pack’s lyrics. Take just a taste.
“Well, you got the weight of your worries adding up almost faster than one heart can take. It feels like one more tear and you’ll be out of here. Your heavy heart is gonna break.
You’ve got to get yourself free; you’ve got to listen to me. You know enough is enough. Though you feel you’re going down, you have to turn it around. But it ain’t so tough.
Learn to forgive. If you don’t let go, then you can’t live. Let that below, there’s a better way if you rise above.
That’s the secret of mov’in on. Doing it right. The secret of movin’ on is traveling light.
Did you ever stop to think of the baggage we carry around every day? Multiplied by the weight of the words we hold inside. We just cannot say.
Say that it’s too hard. You’ve come too far after all these years. Learn to forgive. If you don’t let go, then you can’t live.”
David’s words point to the fact that we become free when we forgive others. Letting go of the past allows us to live in the present and look forward to the future. Grudges and hate cause us to rot on the inside.
I know this to be true. But it can be so hard to let go. You can find out more about David’s music by visiting www.davidpack.com.