Carry on….

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The only thing this crooked world asks of us

is to carry the pain and carry on.

With so many sorrows, so much weight in our hearts,

it's a wonder that we can love at all.

But we carry on rocks and all.

We become holy, hallowed, blessed, consecrated, sanctified, and redeemed

We are purified by that pain,

We are hallowed by those miles.

And still we carry on.

We are fools for hope, we are fools for love

We sacrifice our souls for the hope of light

We are fools for hope, we are fools for love

We make our pain sacred so we can carry on

Make your pain sacred

You can carry on…

We need carry this weight for the wisdom it holds -

From wisdom is born empathy -

From empathy, compassion.

We have so far to go, so much more to learn, so much more to feel

Before we can turn this place, change this place, heal this place, and move on.

The longer you carry on, the more you know why

You must make your pain sacred so you can carry on…

Make your pain sacred

You can carry on…

For Leonard Cohen  1934-2016

I ask you to read these song lyrics from Lenard Cohen, with an eye on your own knowledge, through the lens of conspiracy and see, if like me, you don't think he knew and was telling us about it all.

His words made me realize that the only way we can manage to move forward as real people, in full awareness of what has been going on this time around on this world, in this particular timeline is to sanctify it and move on...

Steer Your Way

Leonard Cohen

Steer your way through the ruins

Of the altar and the mall

Steer your way through the fables

Of creation and the fall

Steer your way past the palaces

That rise above the rot

Year by year

Month by month

Day by day

Thought by thought

Steer your heart past the truth

You believed in yesterday

Such as fundamental goodness

And the wisdom of the way

Steer your heart, precious heart

Past the women whom you bought

Year by year

Month by month

Day by day

Thought by thought

Steer your path through the pain

That is far more real than you

That smashed the cosmic model

That blinded every view

And please don’t make me go there

Tho’ there be a god or not

Year by year

Month by month

Day by day

Thought by thought

They whisper still, the ancient stones

The blunted mountains weep

As he died to make men holy

Let us die to make things cheap

And say the Mea Culpa which you’ve probably forgot

Year by year

Month by month

Day by day

Thought by thought

Steer your way, o my heart

Tho’ I have no right to ask

To the one who was never

Never equal to the task

Who knows he’s been convicted

Who knows he will be shot

Year by year

Month by month

Day by day

Thought by thought

They whisper still, the ancient stones

The blunted mountains weep

As he died to make men holy

Let us die to make things cheap

And say the Mea Culpa which you gradually forgot

Year by year

Month by month

Day by day

Thought by thought

You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen

If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game

If you are the healer, it means I'm broken and lame

If thine is the glory then mine must be the shame

You want it darker

We kill the flame

Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name

Vilified, crucified, in the human frame

A million candles burning for the help that never came

You want it darker

Hineni, hineni

I'm ready, my lord

There's a lover in the story

But the story's still the same

There's a lullaby for suffering

And a paradox to blame

But it's written in the scriptures

And it's not some idle claim

You want it darker

We kill the flame

They're lining up the prisoners

And the guards are taking aim

I struggled with some demons

They were middle class and tame

I didn't know I had permission to murder and to maim

You want…

They're lining up the prisoners

And the guards are taking aim

I struggled with some demons

They were middle class and tame

I didn't know I had permission to murder and to maim

You want it darker

Hineni, hineni

I'm ready, my lord

Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name

Vilified, crucified, in the human frame

A million candles burning for the love that never came

You want it darker

We kill the flame

If you are the dealer, let me out of the game

If you are the healer, I'm broken and lame

If thine is the glory, mine must be the shame

You want it darker

Hineni, hineni

Hineni, hineni

I'm ready, my lord

Hineni

Hineni, hineni

Hineni

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen / Patrick Leonard

It Seemed the Better Way

Leonard Cohen

Seemed the better way

When first I heard him speak

Now it’s much too late

To turn the other cheek

Sounded like the truth

Seemed the better way

Sounded like the truth

But it’s not the truth today

I wonder what it was

I wonder what it meant

First he touched on love

Then he touched on death

Sounded like the truth

Seemed the better way

Sounded like the truth

But it’s not the truth today

I better hold my tongue

I better take my place

Lift this glass of blood

Try to say the grace

Seemed the better way

When first I heard him speak

But now…

Seemed the better way

When first I heard him speak

But now it’s much too late

To turn the other cheek

Sounded like the truth

Seemed the better way

Sounded like the truth

But it’s not the truth today

I better hold my tongue

I better take my place

Lift this glass of blood

Try to say the grace

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen / Patrick Leonard

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