Marshawn Lynch

Are you a listener?

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Talking and listeningAnd when you think you’re listening, are you really listening or are you constructing a response to the person who is talking to you?  All the instructional teachings I’ve read about being fully present in any given situation indicate that true listening can’t afford the luxury of distraction.

True listening honors the person with whom you’re connecting.  Conversely, being distracted reveals ones disregard for someone.  Read the rest of this entry »

Cup-gate

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Football 2I’d like to shift the focus from footballs and their degree of inflation, to “indecent” gestures that draw fines.  In particular, let’s look at the actions of running back, Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks.  This beast of a Seahawks player has been fined twice this season – so far – for “grabbing his crotch” after making touchdowns.  Interesting.

The NFL is so hell-bent on harassing Marshawn, that in addition to fining him for not talking to the media in the manner expected of him, they’ve taken to harassing him for adjusting his cup in public.

Wait a minute, Irene.  What he did was obscene.  He touched his crotchal area and moved it up and down.

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