Good Advice For Someone Like Me – Leonard Cohen

behind the pain
someone is rejoicing

behind the torture
there is love

who’s going to buy
this bullshit

if you don’t become the ocean
you’ll be seasick
every day.

 

I haven’t heard this one before but I came across the last line on a Facebook post from Sarah Wilson . If you don’t become the ocean you’ll be seasick every day. It is very Buddhist really – at the heart of every struggle and every pain is attachment, and the resulting resistance. There is nothing that is absolute, there is only perception.

This all sounds terribly melancholic (it is Leonard Cohen after all) but it isn’t. I just liked it.

 

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