Ambivalence…

Athletes good enough to play at the college level usually have a pretty healthy dose of confidence. At the same time, they’re in college, which means they’re under 25 and their brains haven’t reached full maturity. They may not be equipped to handle the entire spectrum of responses to their performance

I wonder how Jalen Hurts, for example, feels about his own fan-base questioning his capability, blaming him for the Auburn loss…calling him an “incompetent n*****”.

Jalen Hurts and Walter Lewis. https://theundefeated.com/features/a-brief-history-of-alabama-phenom-jalen-hurts-and-the-black-qbs-who-came-before-him/

Now that Alabama has surprised some of its “fans” by actually making the playoffs, I wonder if he and the team will get the full-throated support they deserve.

Hurts is usually described as unflappable; I wonder if he’ll be able to block out all the negativity he’s bound to hear over the next few weeks and focus on what he and the team (who look to him as their leader) want to accomplish.

“The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” ~ Vince Lombardi

Inhale Ambition, Exhale Animosity…
Inhale Actions, Exhale Adversity…
Inhale Accomplishment, Exhale Ambivalence…
Just Breathe

#JustBreathe
Reflections with Renita

Unstuck

I recently had a really clear instance of being triggered by the memory of a bad experience. And because our bodies can’t always tell the difference between a thought and reality, my body reacted as if it was happening in real time. In an instant, joy and hope were temporarily replaced by despair and fear.

Temporary because I recognized what was happening and quickly took action so I wouldn’t get stuck where I was. After some prayer and deep, deep breathing, I was able to get to a state of equilibrium and peace. For that, I’m so grateful.

Life is a creative process and our thoughts, beliefs, assumptions, choices, actions, and words are the tools that we use to invent our experiences and our circumstances.” ~ Katherine Woodward Thomas

Inhale Responding, Exhale Reacting…
Inhale Action, Exhale Stuck…
Inhale Creation, Exhale Victimization…
Just Breathe

#JustBreathe
Reflections With Renita