Leonard Cohen On Free Will #9

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A Thousand Kisses Deep is that fundamental intuitive understanding, usually wordless, which is beyond opinion and belief. It is the unspoken conviction that things are unfolding according to a pattern that the intellect or the emotions cannot discern. This conviction is accompanied by a loosening of the unconditional affirmation that an individual entity exists and that it determines its own fate.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

Oct 16, 2001 Online Chat

Note: Originally posted Aug 23, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen On Free Will #7

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The evidence accumulates that you’re not running the show. You still have to make choices as if you were running the show. But you make your choices with the intuitive understanding that it’s unfolding as it must. And that’s why I use that phrase ‘a thousand kisses deep.’ That’s the intuitive understanding of the fundamental mystery. And if you can relax in that, or if you can even touch it, or if it asserts itself from time to time, then the invincible defeat is transcended. quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

Our Poet of the Apocalypse: In the wake of September 11, Leonard Cohen reflects on love and death — and the war on America by Brian D. Johnson. Maclean’s: Oct 15, 2001

Note: Originally posted Sep 12, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric