14466Re: 3 Superbowl Rings are not enough
- Nov 6, 2005--- In email@example.com, "Jeff Belyea"
> Tonight I watched a segment
> of 60 Minutes (after watching
> the Tampa Bay Bucs get blown
> out - again!) featuring Tom Brady,
> the New England Patriots quarter-
> back. At 28, he has 3 Superbowl
> rings, a 60 million dollar,
> 10 year contract, dates a
> Hollywood starlet...and stands
> a handsome 6 foot 4.
> And what did he say?...
> "There has to be more than
> When asked what the "answer"
> was, he said he didn't know.
> As a meditation teacher, I
> found this a powerfully
> motivating bit of news - in
> that it affirmed the purpose
> of teaching meditation and,
> at the same time, the futility
> of looking for peace of mind
> and fulfillment in "outer"
> things, no matter how impressive
> and fanciful they may be.
> Without the inner peace that
> meditation plays a (big) part
> in facilitating, there will
> always be a sense of "there
> has to be more than this" or
> an uneasiness that "something
> is missing" in our lives.
> How do you think Tom Brady
> would respond to the suggestion
> that he find a guru or join
> a meditation group?
> PS: Hey, Bob, T.O. might
> consider the value of silence,
> as well.
Your points are right on the money. But give
Brady time. It seems like young Tom is ready to
start looking within for that "something else"
he hasn't found without. Most certainly his
wealth and great success don't have to be a
hinderance. The human with the "best" incarnation
of the last generation was probably Sri Hugh
Hefner, and his introspection and sharing of
the wisdom he found within helped liberate
millions from their stiff and primative sexual
hangups. And he seems to have lived happily ever
after in spite of tons of money, fame, women, etc:-)
But, at least semi-seriously, there is no greater
wealth than the treasure of having an awakening
into the realization of one's eternal, infinite
Real Self. And meditation is the best preparation
for that. There is no better thing you can do for
your Self than learn and do meditation. This includes
being excellent in any worldly endeavor, having great
fame, and experiencing all the material pleasures
that are possible. So for now, we can and indeed
should have compassion for the situation that Brady
and billions of others no less unfortunate
than him are in, and wish they all can find a
meditation teaching and actually practice this
most ancient and efficient healing and spiritually
Peace and blessings,
PS: I think the whole Eagle team will now be able
to appreciate the value of (TO's forced) silence.
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