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The less there was of me, the happier I got

A quote from this article:

“You know who said it best? Leonard Cohen. He meditated all those years at Mt. Baldy Zen Center, often for twelve hours at a time. In an interview, he said his storyline just wore itself out. He got so bored with his dramatic storyline. And then he made the comment, ‘The less there was of me, the happier I got.’”

Benedict Cumberbatch on how he found Buddhism has Benedict Cumberbatch on their cover this month, and this little preview of an interview with him online. In it he states, “I’d always been fascinated by the idea of meditation and what it meant. It was incredible. When you’ve been that still and contemplative, your sensory awareness is heightened and more sharply focused.”