“Nothing in this human realm is meant to work. So once you can deeply appreciate that…the mind of compassion grows if you understand that everybody’s up against it.” Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Cohen

 

Update: The “French woman” to whom Leonard alludes in the final sentence is Simone Weil (thanks Thelma Blitz for this correction); the full quote is ““The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, “What are you going through?”

From Leonard Cohen interview With Stina Dabrowski (Mount Baldy Zen Center: 1997. Originally posted Dec 16, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

5 Replies to ““Nothing in this human realm is meant to work. So once you can deeply appreciate that…the mind of compassion grows if you understand that everybody’s up against it.” Leonard Cohen”

  1. Thelma Blitz

    Thanks for the classic Leonard quote. Vanity of vanities. I hope compassion is something in this human realm that works. The French woman he refers to , third line from the end , is Simone Weil, not Veil.

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  2. Michael P. Tofas

    As LC recommends, let us not be left bereft by the truth that shows us that “nothing” in this Human Realm works…. it is a great gift. This realm is a Dream, an Illusion purported to be “Real” by the Lower, Ego – mind in its myriad of efforts to perpetuate itself, ever deluding Us with the idea that we are Here….. apart from the One True Self; The Son, The One Being that we could never have separated from, The Great Spirit of which we are a Part, for all Eternity. The Love that this Spirit is, is the only thing that is actually Real here and its Voice – The Holy Spirit – is the messenger of the Truths of the Higher Mind – The Christ; HE is the only succor and guide that we need to free us from the Illusion and Dream. The reason and proof that “nothing” in this human realm works is because “God” did not create it; It´s not ultimately Real. This is why Miracles can occur, contrary to the perceived Reality; all that is required is At-one-ment via a Shift in Perception, forgiving all that appears to Be and ever aligning ourselves with the suggestions of The Voice…. Into a Greater Love…. Our true Eternal Essence.

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