14468Re: 3 Superbowl Rings are not enough
- Nov 7, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, medit8ionsociety
>Hey, Peace Bob. Agreed that wealth
> --- In email@example.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,
> PS: I think the whole Eagle team will now be able
> to appreciate the value of (TO's forced) silence.
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
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...
PS: Bruce, it won't be long before
it comes down to Manning a Manning.
That's a Papajeff prognostication.
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