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James
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Windmills of Your Mind

Post by James » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:44 pm

I think some of you will get a kick out of this video, its a riot.

It starts off: I am terribly calm and tranquil, and very, very relaxed indeed. On the outside. But on the inside...

Muppets Windmills of Your Mind (01:32)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L6VbbSG29w

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Re: Windmills of Your Mind

Post by James » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:08 am

Found the lyrics to the song, which are actually quite poetic, from the classic movie, The Thomas Crown Affair.

Round, like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel thats turning
Running rings
around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving
In a half-forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble
Someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Keys that jingle in your pocket
Words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly?
Was it something that you said?
Lovers walk along a shore
And leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming
Just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway
And the fragment of a song
Half-remembered names and faces
But to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over
You were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning
To the colour of her hair

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

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Re: Windmills of Your Mind

Post by Glycine » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:06 am

Thank you for the lyrics, James.
I remember living like that many times. It can be quite funny, actually - especially from outside.

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Re: Windmills of Your Mind

Post by karmarider » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:21 am

Thanks, James!

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Re: Windmills of Your Mind

Post by James » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:50 pm

What is it that notices the windmills of the mind? :wink:

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Re: Windmills of Your Mind

Post by Glycine » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:23 pm

James wrote:What is it that notices the windmills of the mind? :wink:
I'm pretty sure the mind is able to analyze the windmills. Would the mind be able to do it without noticing them?
But something/somebody is definitely having an intermittent experience of analyzing/noticing; this is miraculous and annoyingly difficult to grasp.

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Re: Windmills of Your Mind

Post by Sighclone » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:04 am

Glycine -

Sometimes there are gems in honesty. You say:
But something/somebody is definitely having an intermittent experience of analyzing/noticing; this is miraculous and annoyingly difficult to grasp.
Exactly..."grasping" is egoic and dualistic. For someone who has had the unity experiences which you have, the ego will be annoyed at being unable to "grasp" the miracle. And it will fail every time.

At least that's what I think is being said...

Namaste, Andy
A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce

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Re: Windmills of Your Mind

Post by Glycine » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:16 pm

Hi Andy, Thank you for your words.
All experiences seem like dreams.
Nevertheless, the body and the mind are as real as awareness; the only difference is in how limited each manifestation is.
IMO, being aware that we exist is only half of the story.
We also exist(ed) when we are not aware we exist.

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