Music Played23 items
Madonna Papa Don't Preach
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 4
Roxy Music Love Is The Drug
Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg
Keane and K'Naan Stop For A Minute
(CD Single), Island, 1
Gabrielle When A Woman
(CD Single), Go Beat
Dodgy Good Enough
Now 34 (Various Artists), Now
MOIRA'S GOLDEN OLDIE
The Angels My Boyfriend's Back
Hit Girls Of The Sixties, Pickwick
Boyzone Love Is A Hurricane
(CD Single), Polydor, 1
Deacon Blue Twist & Shout
Deacon Blue- Our Town (Greatest Hits), Columbia
McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie, Disky
Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel
(CD Single), RCA
Duffy Rain On Your Parade
(CD Single), A&M, 1
Rox I Don't Believe
(CD Single), Rough Trade, 1
Al Jolson Ma Blushin' Rosie (Ma Posie Sweet)
Robert Palmer Some Guys Have All The Luck
The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI
Starland Vocal Band Afternoon Delight
Have A Nice Day Vol.18, Rhino
Tiffany Page On Your Head
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay
Into The Eighties - Various Artists, Global Television, 3
Ram Jam Black Betty
25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2
Norah Jones Chasing Pirates
(CD Single), Blue Note, 1
Candi Staton Nights On Broadway
Bee Gees Songbook (Various Artists), Connoisseur
The Move Brontosaurus
Katie Melua The Flood
(CD Single), Dramatico, 1
The Who Squeeze Box
The Who - Who's Better, Who's Best, Polydor
Today's Show: Coming Through
Today's show was dedicated to anyone who has experienced a police outrider situation
Today's Show Starred:
Rowan and Lucy MacNeary from Somerset who celebrated being hitched for fifteen years.
Melanie Proffitt from Leicester who achieved her first of 10 challenges
Nick Southen from York who enjoyed his first day of retirement
Anna Ballatyne from Perth who had a live web chat at school
Ibby Williams from Dursley who went to school on her birthday for the first time
Sarah Ledger and Jacqui Brown who made today's Mega-Phone-Call
Alex Denham who is the manager of the Chelsea Flower Show
Anna Edmonds from Crewkerne who picked today's Gobsmackers
James Hill who told us about a dinosaur
Andy Puddicombe who helped us Pause For Thought
Sandra Stevens from Newmills who said "Ohhh Helloooo"
Warren Scott from Crewe who said "Hello Baby"
Pause for Thought
From Andy Puddicombe, Meditation expert and former Buddhist monk
Is there anything you’d like to do in life, but wouldn’t do, for fear that it might go wrong?
It might surprise some people Chris, but in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, fear isn’t seen as something negative. In fact it’s viewed as something incredibly precious, something valuable, which with the right training can be harnessed, transformed and even used to our advantage.
To experience fear is to be human. And yet so many people spend their entire lives trying to run away from fear, to control it, to get rid of it, to be free from it. But like a tightly coiled spring, the more you push against it, the stronger it appears to fight back. It’s an endless, and ultimately fruitless battle.
As a monk I was always taught that to be fearless is not to live without fear - thats impossible - but rather to know fear, to understand it, to make friends with it. Although it sounds counter-intuitive, sure enough, the more I allowed fear in to my life, the less threatening it became. And with that came a renewed sense of confidence or courage.
I was reading in the paper last week about a man who’s about to set off around the world on a global triathlon. Apparently it’s not enough to swim across the channel or climb Everest anymore - it’s just not demanding enough, doesn’t provide the necessary challenge, or ‘fear factor’! So this guy’s decided to swim the Atlantic, cycle across Europe and then finish off with a nice little jog from west to east coast America...as you do!
Is he scared? Of course he is. But it’s the acknowledgement and acceptance of that fear which provides the necessary courage to embark on such a journey. And it’s the same for all of us in life. It doesn’t need to be a global triathlon...it might be applying for a new job, asking that person out for a date that you’ve fancied forever and a day, or maybe just trying something new that you’ve always wanted to do, but were too afraid to try in case it didn’t work out.
It takes courage to feel scared about something, and then to do it anyway. It requires a willingness to open ourselves up to the possibility of rejection, hurt or failure. But far more frightening than any of those things is a life in which we look back and say ‘if only I’d done that...if only I’d given it a try”.
As the old saying goes... “If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”
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