Leonard Cohen and the Meaning of Life

November 29, 2018

Reading time: Just over 1 minute

By looking at what great thinkers have said and done with the Good, and looking at what Good things have been accomplished, we can inoculate ourselves against darker visions and construct more positive notions that are both practical and relevant in our lives today.
 
Check out one of the Greats in this piece I recently wrote on my friend Leonard Cohen. He has inspired multiple generations and this short article published by The Millionsexplores his kindness, humor, dark optimism and generosity as a musician and poet.
 
Why do I feel compelled to explore the Good now? The bleak details of the news are endless and the problems, unnerving. There is a vacuum where there should be abundance.

The subject of the Good Life and the meaning of life are not part of our social discourse. We are either too busy, distracted or too despairing to care about these important matters. I’d like to change that.

I love this subject and want to share it with everyone I know.
 
So, in next few weeks, as we all end the year and before I go on retreat to our temple in Kyoto to study over the Holiday season, I will share some ideas to help preserve our human-ness, cultivate our goodness, and protect meaning and hope in our lives.