I think sometimes when it comes to sports and especially relationships between players and coaches that people lose track lose a sense of reality.
I think I have a tendency to look at things subjectively rather than objectively when I reflect on my experience.
I stepped away to find out more about myself which I was having difficulty doing as a football player. I got a chance to travel the world. I studied Eastern philosophy and I’ve grown as a person so much.
I started practicing yoga. I started learning some hands-on healing stuff. And I found really good chiropractors really good massage therapists and what I found is I’ve been able to actually peel off layers of trauma on my body and actually move better now than I did.
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stay in one place for more than a year or two. It’s not in my nature.
I don’t think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It’s just maturity. I’ve become a healthier fuller expression of that essence.
And I think if you look at any relationship for the relationship to be productive and to move forward and to grow sometimes things have to be said that one person or the other person is not going to like to hear.
I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.’
I want to thank all my fans teammates coaches and supporters for the strength they’ve given me to overcome so much.
Anytime you play a team sport the success of the team really makes everything better. It’s nice.
Sometimes success will get in the way of maturity – at least temporarily.
There’s more to life than success and if you can try to be more well-rounded you’ll be able to enjoy your success more. It won’t own you or control you.