Leonard Cohen

unshackled-2So many of us have lived our lives placing unmerited value on the opinions of others while discrediting our personal truth and reality.  Breaking the shackles of people-pleasing requires honest self-appraisal, a healthy dose of self-esteem, and an enormous commitment to self-realization.  

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….as near as the destination may be, it’s still the journey that matters….

“For the millions in a prison
That wealth has set apart—
For the Christ who has not risen,
From the caverns of the heart

For the innermost decision
That we cannot but obey
For what’s left of our religion,
I lift my voice and pray;
May the lights in the land of Plenty
Shine on the truth someday.”

—Leonard Cohen

4 Replies to “Leonard Cohen”

  1. Coincidence? A reader mentioned Leonard Cohen, asking why I hadn’t played any of his songs, not more than 3-4 days ago. Truth is, I never heard of Leonard Cohen (to the best of my knowledge, anyway … I do forget a lot these days). And then I click on your post and the first thing I see is “Leonard Cohen”.

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  2. Thanks for the visit and comment, Jill. I became familiar with him just a few years ago when Pentatonix released “Hallelujah”, a great composition of Cohen. “may the lights in the land of plenty shine on the truth someday”…love the last line of the quote. May it be so someday.

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  3. Leonard Cohen is often profound with his words. I love the middle line “For what’s left of our religion.” But, the closing two lines resonate. I interpret this to mean, so many “haves” are born on third base and think they hit a triple. Even the untruthful president has lived off a lie that his father “only” gave him a $1 million loan, when in truth his father transferred over $400 million tax free before he died.

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