Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel……
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!
~ from the lyrics of ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’.
Windmills Of Your Mind
There are many versions of this song and I’m currently listening to the Eva Mendes version which you can find here.
What got me listening to this song after long time, are my reflections this morning. As I wrote my morning pages, I recalled the flurry of thoughts that went through my mind last night.
I confess now that I am an ‘over-thinker’! I tend to overthink and over analyse events, situations and possible outcomes of present decisions’! But there’s one particular thought that struck me last night and it troubled me for a while. The question : what am I contributing to the world?
It’s easy to get caught up in the daily events of life. “What should I cook for lunch?” “We need to buy laundry detergent.” Lucky is due for a vaccine.” Hmmm… Each of these activities are important in themselves, but last night I began to wonder where they fit into the overall picture of the meaning of my life. Surely, when I die, no one is going to remember what I cooked for lunch on Sunday, May 7th, are they? No, I am not unhappy doing any of these things, just wondering how they matter?
And so the windmills kept on churning until I fell asleep.
Now to come to my reflections this morning. I realized that I am contributing something unique to the world – just by being me. The seemingly mundane tasks of my every day are all part of a larger picture.
It’s all a matter of perspective. You can see life as a series of chores. Or you can choose to believe that all the little tasks are meaningful in themselves and all add up to a much bigger picture that is your life. I recall this story:
“Three people were at work on a construction site.All were doing the same job, but when each was asked what the job was, the answers varied.
‘Breaking rocks,’ the first replied.
‘Earning my living,’ the second said.
‘Helping to build a cathedral,’ said the third.”
– Peter Schultz
I know that I’ll think of something to over-think about soon enough! How do the windmills of your mind work?
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What a great job Eva Mendes did. She has a most beautiful voice.
I can overthink things too and if I mess something up I can beat myself up something horrible.
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I love your post! I too overthink. But sometimes I have chattering monkeys. Right now they are at a Rave! Barb
I love that song
I am here with you with the perils of being an over-thinker. I gave your question a thought and found my answer – I am contributing to this world by the way of making my close friends laugh and claim their moment of fun when most of their times and days spent are difficult and they have become devoid of hope.
Going by what the 3rd construction worker said for his answer – ‘helping build the cathedral’ sounds empowering.
Windmills make me feel happy. I got to see them whenever we traveled north of Preston in England and on the way to Coorg in India.
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A lot of people I know dislike wind turbines, but I find them quite graceful! Love the song too.
What a nice post have always loved this song growing up but I must say this Eva Mendes version is fab too , I am the worst overthinker ever lol 🙂
Have an overthinklesstastic safe rest of week
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