Though I currently reside in the Northeast, I don’t feel very invested in either of this year’s competing teams. Last year, I was much more interested in the Green Bay Packers because of their relationship to their community. The Packers are the only community-owned franchise in a major sports league. And for that reason, the Packers will never leave Green Bay. The Packers success proves how well community ownership can work.
Looking at my emotional reaction to the Superbowl, for some reason this year, every time I hear someone say “Superbowl”, I think of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Maybe it because, in the face of competition and commercialism, I am seeking meditation and calm.
Thich Nhat Hanh often speaks about using everyday things as keys to a momentary meditation. The sound of a ringing telephone, a doorbell or a red light can be an opportunity to breathe in, breathe out.
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