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Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban, Arcade Records
Paul Carrack Good Feelin' About It
(CD Single), Carrack UK, 1
Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Ray Charles - The Birth Of Soul (Vol., Atlantic
Chris Rea Let's Dance
Auberge EP, East West Records
The Magic Numbers Forever Lost
(CD Single), Heavenly
The Rembrandts I'll Be There For You
The Love Songs Album (Various), Universal
Avalanche City Love, Love, Love
Our New Life Above The Ground, Warner Bros, 1
Noah and the Whale 5 Years Time
(CD Single), Mercury, 1
Danny Wilson The Second Summer Of Love
The No.1 Summer Album (Various), Polygram Tv
Bob Dylan Just Like A Woman
The Best Of Bob Dylan, Columbia
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Let's Hang On
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 5
The Fortunes Storm In A Teacup
Super 70's (Various Artists), Virgin, 12
Sailor Girls Girls Girls
Space Female Of The Species
Crush (Various Artists), Polygram Tv
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia
Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman
(CD Single), Mercury
They Might Be Giants Birdhouse In Your Soul
Snap It Up! (Various Artists), CBS
Wah! The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)
(CD Single), When!
The Brilliant Things Pointless
(CD Single), Universal, 1
Reef Place Your Hands
21st Century Rock (Various Artists), Virgin
John Paul Young Love Is In The Air
20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP
Lady Antebellum Dancin' Away With My Heart
Own The Night, Parlophone, 1
Don McLean American Pie
20 Number 2's Of The 70's (Various), MFP
Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl
Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label
David Bowie Sound And Vision
David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI
Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me
My Way - The Best Of Frank Sinatra, Reprise, 28
Julian Cope World Shut Your Mouth
Now 1986 - The Millennium Series, Now
World Party Message In The Box
(CD Single), Ensign
Haircut One Hundred Love Plus One
Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia
James Morrison One Life
(CD Single), Island, 1
Pause for Thought
From Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency with a conscience
Well, I've just returned from a few mind-boggling days in Delhi. The stories that I heard there, and the people I met, have encouraged me to challenge some assumptions about my past, present, and indeed, my future.
On Sunday, I was privileged to visit the Swaminarayan Hindu temple Akshardham, the largest temple in the world. The place is amazing.
In one of the many inspiring exhibits there, a powerful question is asked:
'There are tens of thousands of sculpted pieces here. But how many people does it take to sculpt a single human life?'
Let's think. There are our parents, siblings, friends as we grow up. How many people? 100? 1000? All of them sculpting our lives. Or so it seems.
Many people find things in their past to justify the way they behave in the present. To be honest, I am struggling with something of this in my own life. The degree to which nature or nurture influences who we are, is something that many of us reflect upon. Are we inherently sculpted by our past, or do we continuously shape each other, like pebbles rolling in the surf?
I am beginning to realise that, whilst my parents and others might shape and give colour to the model of my life, they bear little responsibility for sculpting it.
Only one person can sculpt a human life. Only one hand can grasp the hammer and chisel. And when the work is complete, only one hand can bear the full burden of responsibility. That hand is your own hand.
This is but a single piece of the mosaic of Eastern philosophies: not to let those who shape us, determine us, but to grip tightly our chisels, and carve out our own destinies.
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