A number of times yesterday and today, I have been asked to write something about the Super Bowl. I thought to tell you about all the silly and fun pregame antics we have enjoyed among ourselves here at Mount Soma throughout the playoffs through today, but it seemed to not be enough to say or very easy to convey either. It all just naturally built upon itself as a bunch of hilarious back and forth emails and frivolities.
There was just an interview with the Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning that was personally quite moving for me. It is likely his last game before retirement. He said what was most important to him was to earn the respect of his teammates and coaches. That is certainly one of the most important things in life. You can’t expect to gain respect from all the people who do not really know you, but to earn the respect of those that are close to you, those who see and work with you on a regular basis is a most laudable life goal. I can honestly say that I have deep respect for all of the people with whom I have the honor to be around here at Mount Soma and work with closely and I know they feel the same. For that I am most grateful.
Enjoy the Super Bowl! If you do not like football, there are always the commercials and halftime show!!
What an amazing feeling in the San Francisco Bay Area today….. Somehow it feels divine, god like, at times… I can’t explain it. Is it the convergence in focus of human consciousness a few miles down the road? Or has something else become enlivened?
Regardless of the explanation, it is simply beautifulllll….
Go Broncos – Go Peyton!
I, too, am grateful for everyone at Mount Soma. We’ve got a great group watching the Superbowl at my little place. Great food, great friends, and the best place to live on earth!
Very nice blog;-)
It almost feels like thanksgiving! The fun and camaraderie is great! Life at Mt. Soma is sweet – even during normal daily activities – and that feeling is growing!
What Doug says is SO true. Over the past month we have had so much fun and laughed so hard so many times sharing to football playoffs and now Super Bowl. Fan or not doesn’t matter. It is great fun either way.
The Superbowl email exchanges have been so hilarious that those emails and the conversation around them were my thoughts during meditation this afternoon! It was all I could do to not laugh out loud.
What Jason said is SO right too! The whole group consciousness thing is really happening big time! I almost mentioned it in the blog. What we are doing is working so well! The proof is palpable. The technology of the Unified Field is AWESOME!!
It is a great pleasure to be here with you sir. Long live Commander Ashtar of the Intergalactic Legion of Special Volunteers!
Broncos? What Broncos? Go PANTHERS!
so fun hanging out with everybody watching the game tonight… I really love living here at Mount Soma…feeling very fortunate…
It was my first time watching the Super Bowl. Although not understanding any rules, I still enjoyed the Super Bowl spirit at Mout Soma and the game.
It was really something. The whole Bay Area felt exhilarated. Like Billy said it was palpable all day today. Even the weather seemed to participate with spring-like temperatures and total blue sky. I’m not a football fan per se, but that was just wonderful!
Yes, its the people and relationships which are meaningful.
Miss my Mount Soma family!
Loads of fun. I’m finally trying to start understanding the game! Ditto what everyone else said, especially the laughter. 😀
Kiran shared that she thinks the Monday after SuperBowl should be off school. 🙂 I agreed wholeheartedly while we played ball in the yard before kick off. Satyana and Gemma were running around like toddlers do and the whole day was a lot of fun. I love holidays at Mount Soma.
BTW Great Super Bowl party, Doug!
I really appreciate what you said about Manning.
I was there last year during the Super Bowl & it was sweet to celebrate together. Even though I’m not a fan, there is something exciting about the energy.
I watched Cam Newton on the ground beating himself up when one of his team members made a mistake in the 3d quarter. I realized right there that he lost the game. It was an absolute pleasure to watch Manning’s interview after I read your blog and reflect on it.
Brhamarshi, watching you and listening to you over the years has provided me with the mental toughness to stay in the game. Thank you.
Someone tell Kiran she’s exactly right – it should be an official holiday.
It is good to hear from you. ‘Been wondering how you are doing. Your comment says it all.
Steady hand on the rudder!