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U2 Beautiful Day
Now 47 (Various Artists), Now
Emin Baby Get Higher
(CD Single), Saffron, 1
The Proclaimers I'm On My Way
The Best Of The Proclaimers, Chrysalis
Kate Bush Hounds Of Love
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love, EMI
David Gray Babylon
(CD Single), Iht Records
Wet Wet Wet Sweet Little Mystery
Wet Wet Wet - Greatest Hits & More, Precious Organisation
Scissor Sisters Only The Horses
(CD Single), Polydor, 1
Genesis Follow You Follow Me
And Then There Were Three, Charisma
James Blunt 1973
(CD Single), Atlantic
The Pioneers Long Shot Kick De Bucket
Rhythm & Blues Beat Volume 2, Island
Elvis Costello Everyday I Write The Book
Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man, Imp Records, 4
Little Richard Baby Face
20 Great Crusing Hits Of The 50's & 60's Vol.2 (Various Artists), Cascade
Slade Cum On Feel The Noize
(CD Single), Columbia
Jessie J Stand Up
Who You Are, Island
Billy Joel Uptown Girl
An Innocent Man, CBS
Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie
Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca
Keane Silenced By The Night
(CD Single), Island, 1
Sam & Dave Soul Man
Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television
The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin'
Fontana: Chapter 1. The Birth (60's), Fontana, 3
Rumer P.F. Sloan
(CD Single), Atlantic, 1
Madness Wings Of A Dove
Madness - Divine Madness, Virgin
Wings Silly Love Songs
Wings - At The Speed Of Sound, Parlophone
Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart
Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia
Bobby Goldsboro Hello Summertime
The Very Best Of, EMI, 3
Engelbert Humperdinck Love Will Set You Free
(CD Single), Conehead, 1
Pause for Thought
With Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency.
Life seems so busy at the moment. I don’t know about you, but with everything happening at work, and trying to be a good husband, brother, and friend, I’ve been asking myself ‘How on earth do I fit everything in?’
I used to kid myself. Somehow imbued with superhero qualities, I thought I could whizz through my 82 tasks for the day, with just about enough time to save the world while cooking a gourmet meal for my lady.
Unfortunately, it turned out that my body was immune to my mind’s charm. Following a trip to New York a couple of years ago, I was hospitalised with a disease that inflamed the lining of my lung, and confined me to my bed for about two months. Suddenly the guy who thought he could do everything had to ask for help, even to sit up.
Fortunately, while bedridden, Bruce Lee came to the rescue. In the film Enter the Dragon, he tells a young student:
‘It is like a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory.’
It’s so easy to focus on what is directly in front of us. But when we do, we soon realise that working faster and harder - no matter what our intentions - does not equate to a greater sense of happiness or fulfilment.
What would happen if we took just 60 seconds out of our daily lives to silently reflect on our visions of success, our very own heavenly glories?
Well, I try this, and while I still sometimes slip into superhero mode, and fail as much as I succeed, those 60 seconds make a huge difference in my life. Silence helps me to realise that I don't need to fit everything in, I just need to focus on what really matters.
When we reflect on the lesson from Bruce Lee, we are liberated from the short-termism of our daily existence. We also realise that, despite all the challenges we face, every day we live under the beauty of the moon, the stars and the sky. And that’s pretty cool.
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