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Status Quo Caroline
Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv
California 37, Columbia, 1
[musical theater] America
Natalie Imbruglia Torn
1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artist, Elektra
Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love
Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv
Phil Collins Sussudio
Phil Collins ...Hits, Virgin
Lawson Learn To Love Again
(CD Single), Global Talent Records
Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People
The Woodstock Generation (Various), Nectar
Take That Kidz
(CD Single), Polydor, 1
Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You
Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips
Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2), Warner Bros, 4
Nell Bryden Second Time Around
(CD Single), 157 Records, 1
Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man
Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor
HAIM Don't Save Me
(CD Single), Polydor
The Rolling Stones START ME UP
Stevie Wonder Isn't She Lovely
Songs In The Key Of Life Vol.2, Hitsville
Joe Cocker Fire It Up
Fire It Up, Sony Music
Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night
Frank Sinatra - The Reprise Years, Reprise
Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down
The Element Of Freedom, Sony Music, 14
Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill
(CD Single), Virgin
Tunde Baiyewu Move
(CD Single), Waking Dreams, 1
Pause for Thought
From Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency.
Ever since learning I was going to be a dad, I’ve been thinking about the future - and how we sustain ourselves and lay down strong roots for those who follow us?
At the end of every working day, at 530pm, the global tolerance team shares a minute’s silence around a powerful question, like ‘what can you do to you sustain yourself?’ We call it the Sound of Silence. It’s awesome - like taking a 60 second daily sabbatical, a time to tap into dreams.
The very idea of a sabbatical, a rest from work, comes from the biblical sabbath, and a commandment to stop working the fields every seven years. Just as the Glastonbury festival regularly takes a year off, the purpose is simply to let nature take its course, let ourselves and the fields be, with the promise of future growth.
It was in the Sound of Silence that I was inspired to put global tolerance on a one year sabbatical, which we’ll be starting from April this year. I’m going to be a stay-at-home dad, write a book, let nature take its course, and revel in the daily inspiration of being a dad.
When there’s lots to do, it’s natural to want to toil even harder in our fields of our lives.
When we put down the spade, and take a break from our daily routine, we begin to let new ideas take root, sew seeds of hope, and find inspiration in the fields of our dreams.
As the Author Joseph Campbell says ‘We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.’
I wonder what would happen if we all took sabbaticals in our daily lives? In fact, I challenge you to take a 60 second sabbatical every day for the next week and see what flows from the Sound of Silence. At worst, it will sustain you and your family more for the toil that lies ahead. Or it might just change your life.
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