Re: "Put me in Coach"
Posted by Eddie on 09/03/2011 13:06:47
In reply to Re: "Put me in Coach" posted by Scot on 08/30/2011 14:06:37
Scot and Class
What I have given below shows why I said what I said about Fogerty’s
song the other day , and how I came to have that experience with it.
“Well, beat the drum” = the using of an alarm-clock.
“…and hold the phone” = the experience of non-identification.
“…the sun came out today!” = the experience of self-observation.
“We're born again,” = beginning to explore experiential work; to have
the strategy of beginners mind. Developing the attitude of "'I don't
know" as a warrior's strategy.
“…there's new grass on the field.” = recognizing the possibility of
having the experience of being awake and experiencing "the totality of
the here and now."
“A-roundin' third,” = Awareness training through experiential
exercises …learning to have “awareness” of the five senses.
“…and headed for home,” = beginning to learn about Mindfulness, self-
remembering, aware presence, a vivid and tangible experience of being
in the present, a heightened sense of dwelling inwardly in one's body
as a whole and feeling what the body is doing, a sharpened and
heightened clarity of the five ordinary senses, and the ability to
achieve an unbiased and highly objective perspective of life, grounded
in direct experiencing alone.
“…it's a brown-eyed handsome man; = beginning to recognize personal
“Anyone can understand the way I feel.” = beginning to become
“Well, I spent some time in the Mudville Nine” = life training…the
development of a personality.
“watchin' it from the bench;” = knew about “Mindfulness” on an
“You know I took some lumps when the Mighty Casey struck out.” = where
life training came up short and personality alone began to not satisfy
or fulfill me.
“So Say Hey Willie, tell Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio;” = I began to
recognize that others had reach a higher level of being than I had as
of yet reached,
“Don't say "it ain't so", you know the time is now.” = …and that the
same was possible for me, in “the moment”, through the practice of
“Got a beat-up glove,” = even though I had been asleep for so long I
began to realize that I had within me “Magnetic Center”,
“…a homemade bat,” = …and that “I” was really my essence.
“…and brand-new pair of shoes;” = I became aware of my personal
essence and it’s “Type”.
“You know I think it's time to give this game a ride.” = took
the “Kindergarten Classes”, and began to participate in “Classroom
“Just to hit the ball” = I began to recognize that I was so
often “asleep” in personality, but that I could choose to be more and
more awake with continued effort and work.
“…and touch 'em all” = and that I was not alone, but that there were
others that were traveling along this same path of awakening as well,
in which I could join in with.
“…a moment in the sun;” = I began to develop a regular daily practice
“(pop) It's gone and you can tell that one goodbye!” = “Pop” is the
sound of “Awakening”, and I can never again “not know” that there is a
level above the “sleeping level of life” that I now know
“[Chorus:]” = the ‘need’ of being repeated often.
“Oh, put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;” = “The Awareness
“Put me in, = “Remember the world about me”
“Coach” = “Remember God”
“I'm ready to play today; = “Remember my Real Self”
“Look at me,” = “Divided Attention”…an “Objective View”.
“I can be” = Mindful…Awake…Real…My personal Essence
“Centerfield.” = My Real Self…My Essential Bing.
Note: If you’ll notice at the end of the song where he sings the
[Chorus] two times, the first time he doesn’t sing the
word “Centerfield”, he just ends with “I can be” then sing “Yeah” and
repeats the chorus to end the song he adds (((“Got-a”))) “BE”
Centerfield”. That sure sounds like “Mindfulness” or “Awareness” to me.