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14468Re: 3 Superbowl Rings are not enough

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  • Jeff Belyea
    Nov 7, 2005
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Belyea"
      > <jeff@m...> wrote:
      > >
      > > 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
      > > this...".
      > >
      > > 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?
      > >
      > > Jeff
      > >
      > > PS: Hey, Bob, T.O. might
      > > consider the value of silence,
      > > as well.
      > >
      > Yo PapaJeff,
      > 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
      > evolving activity.
      > Peace and blessings,
      > Bob
      > PS: I think the whole Eagle team will now be able
      > to appreciate the value of (TO's forced) silence.
      >

      Hey, Peace Bob. Agreed that wealth
      and great success do not have to be
      a hindrance. If material success
      and such, and that even combined
      with the HH brand of high-intimacy
      success with superwomen (he still has
      3 sleep-over girlfriends at age 77)
      were ultimately satisfying, Brady
      would not be feeling the
      "something missing."

      Even though Jesus said something
      like it is harder for a rich man
      to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
      (which he specified as "within")
      than it is for Donovan McNabb to
      thread the needle (with bad ribs -
      not he meal, the bruises), he
      didn't say it was impossible.

      It speaks to Brady's humility
      that he still seeks fulfillment
      and speaks about it.

      I haven't given up on the Pats.
      They're still my default team,
      after the Bucs. But the Colts
      could give them another jolt...
      maybe.

      Jeff

      PS: Bruce, it won't be long before
      it comes down to Manning a Manning.
      That's a Papajeff prognostication.
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