Music Played27 items
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles The Tears Of A Clown
Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv
Seal Kiss From A Rose
Lou Bega Mambo No.5
Now 44 (Various Artists), Virgin
Rod Stewart (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
Soulbook, RCA, 1
Sade Smooth Operator
Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia, 2
Nerina Pallot I Don't Want To Go Out
(CD Single), Idaho Records, 1
The Isley Brothers Harvest For The World
The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier
KT Tunstall Black Horse & The Cherry Tree
(CD Single), Relentless Records
Fats Domino Ain't That A Shame
That's Rock 'n' Roll
Michael Jackson Thriller
Diana-Michael-Gladys-Stevie (Compilat, Priority
The Feeling Fill My Little World
(CD Single), Universal Island
Gabriella Cilmi On A Mission
(CD Single), Universal Island Records, 1
Heatwave Heatwave - Boogie Nights
Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia
Johnny Cash For The Good Times
(CD Single), American, 1
Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo
Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv
Bruce Springsteen Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Tommy Roe Dizzy
Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold
Duran Duran Save A Prayer
Now 1982 - The Millennium Series, Now
Edwin Starr Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.)
Motown - The Hits Collection Vol.2, Motown
Teddy Thompson In My Arms
(CD Single), Verve Forecast, 1
John Lennon Woman
John Lennon - Lennon Legend, Parlophone
Billy Joel We Didn't Start The Fire
Billy Joel - The Ultimate Collection, Sony Tv/Columbia
Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just A Little More Time
Hits Of Hot Wax & Invictus (Various), Hdh
Bee Gees Love You Inside Out
The Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor
The Brothers Johnson Strawberry Letter 23
Eighties Soul Weekender 2 (Various), Pump
Michael Bublé Cry Me A River
Crazy Love, Reprise, 1
Pause for Thought
From Andy Puddicombe, Meditation Expert and former Buddhist Monk
I have been thinking just how easily we define others, not just by what they do, but what they’ve done in the past, and even what they’re planning to do in the future.
For me personally, I’m normally defined by my past...
‘This is Andy, he used to be a Buddhist monk’
After people have picked their jaws up off the floor, the question which normally follows is ‘But why aren’t you a monk anymore?’ Almost as if ‘monking’ is my natural state. Sort of...‘Well, if you’re not a monk now, what are you?’
As it happens my current line of work is in mental health, alongside setting up a project to make meditation more accessible for people.
But I think sometimes we can get really attached to these titles, or labels in life. I don’t know, maybe they give us a feeling of being someone, or something.
The problem is, if we identify too strongly, then it becomes really hard to let go of them...even when life moves on.
I’ve recently been working with professional footballers, around issues of stress and addictive behavior. Looking at the news in the last few weeks, you can probably imagine...there’s no shortage of work right now.
Whilst many of them are the stars of today, a few have long since left the game. They are the stars of another time, a different era. And yet they can’t escape it, they can’t move on.
They are defined by what they once were, and what they once did, rather than who they are right now. And I think this is probably the case for lots of people.
And that’s what I love about meditation. It allows us to move beyond titles, beyond labels - in fact beyond words altogether.
It allows us to rest in a place where there is no sense, no concept, of needing to be someone or something. We just are.
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